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NORTHERN HILIGHTS TOUR

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Tour Code: VNAD-16
Tour Route: Hanoi - Ba Be lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfalls - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Sapa - Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu - Son La - Mai Chau - Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 17 days / 16 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, Adventure
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi - Ba Be lake
Day 03: Ba Be lake - Cao Bang
Day 04: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall
Day 05: Cao Bang - Ha Giang
Day 06: Ha Giang - Meo Vac
Day 07: Meo Vac - Ha Giang
Day 08: Ha Giang - Bac Ha
Day 09: Bac Ha
Dau 10: Bac Ha - Sapa
Day 11: Sapa
Day 12: Sapa - Lai Chau
Day 13: Lai Chau - Dien Bien
Day 14: Dien Bien Phu - Son La
Day 15: Son La - Mai Chau
Day 16: Mai Chau - Hanoi
Day 17: Hanoi departure

The remote north of Vietnam features the country's highest mountains and some of its most rugged terrain. It is the home of Vietnam's most diverse mixes and stunning scenery - for travelers seeking a truly remote and authentic cultural experience. This is a great trip for traveler wishing to explore more of Highlights of Vietnam.
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arrive at Noi Bai airport. Pick up at and transfer to the hotel. An afternoon sightseeing tour, comprising Museum of Ethnology, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Dinner
 
DAY 02: HANOI - BA BE LAKE
Depart for Ba Be lake (250km). On the way, stop over for visiting village of Tay people. Arrive in Ba Be, check in hotel. Free time. Overnight at hotel in Ba Be lake.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 03: BA BE LAKE - CAO BANG
In the morning, take a boat along the Nang River, visit Puong Grotto, Dau Dang waterfall, Widow Island, Ba Be lake, Pac Ngoi village (Tay people). After lunch, transfer to Cao Bang (100km), stop over on the way for taking photos. Arrive in Cao Bang, check in hotel. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 04: CAO BANG - BAN GIOC WATERFALL
Transfer to Ban Gioc waterfall (85km). On the way, stop over for taking photos and visit Phuoc Sen village (village of Nung) where they produce the tool. Arrive in Ban Gioc waterfall, at leisure for relaxing, taking photos. Then visit Nguom Ngao Cave. Return to Cao Bang town. Have diner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 05: CAO BANG - HA GIANG
Depart for Ha Giang (300km). On the way, stop over for taking photos, visit village minority of Lo Lo and San Riu. Arrive in Ha Giang, check in hotel. At leisure personal pursuit. Overnight in Ha Giang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 06: HA GIANG - MEO VAC
Transfer to The Meo Vac Plateau (150km). On the way, enjoy the beautiful view of mountain. Have lunch on the way. Arrive in Meo Vac Plateau. Check in hotel. Free time. Overnight in Meo Vac.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 07: MEO VAC - HA GIANG
In the morning, explore the Meo Vac Plateau. Visit the minority people (H’Mong and LoLo people), enjoy the beautiful view of Plateau. Then transfer to Ha Giang. Have dinner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Ha Giang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 08: HA GIANG - BAC HA
Transfer to Bac Ha (140km). Stop for taking photos. Arrive in Xi Man, visit village minority (Red Dzao people, Red H’Mong people, and White H’Mong people). After lunch at Hoang Su Phi, continue to Bac Ha. Arrive in Bac Ha. Visit H’Mong King house. Have dinner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Bac Ha.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 09: BAC HA
Early in the morning, visit Bac Ha market, is riot of colorful with its entire collection ethnic people: Flower H’Mong, Phu La, Dzao Tuyen. All gathered here to buy and sell their products. Then visit Pho village (Flower H’Mong). Have dinner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Bac Ha.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 10: BAC HA - SAPA
Transfer to Sapa (110km). Stop over at border Lao Cai, taking photos on the Hoang Lien Pass. Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel. After having lunch, trekking to Cat Cat village (Black H’Mong), then continue trekking to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. Have dinner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 11: SAPA
After breakfast, have free time for shopping until 10am, trekking to Lao Chai village (Black H’Mong). Have lunch on the way, then continue on to Ta Van village (Dzay people), check in room at village then explore the daily life of minority. Dinner and overnight at local home in Ta Van village.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 12: SAPA - LAI CHAU
Trekking to Giang Ta Chai village Red Dzao people, Waterfall, Bridge Rattan. Then transfer to Lai Chau (180km). On the way, stop over for visiting Silver Chute, Heaven Gate and taking photos and then cycling get down pass (7 - 10km). Continue to Lai Chau, stop over for visiting White H’Mong. Arrive in Lai Chau. Check in hotel. Overnight in Lai Chau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 13: LAI CHAU - DIEN BIEN
Leave Lai Chau for Bien Bien (100km), visit village minority (Red H’Mong) on the way. Arrive in Dien Bien, visit Dien Bien Phu museum, Colonel Christian de Castries, Muong Thanh airport, Hill A1, Black Thai village. Have dinner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 14: DIEN BIEN - SON LA
Transfer to Son La (170km). On the way visit villages, suspension bridge, take photos. Stop over at Pha Din Pass, then cycling get down Pass (7 - 10 km). Arrive in Son La. Check in hotel. Visit Museum and Prison Son La. Overnight in Son La.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 15: SON LA - MAI CHAU
After breakfast, depart for Mai Chau (185km). Visit village of Black Thai where explore their culture and daily life and take photos. Then explore the hill of tea at the Moc Chau Plateau. After lunch in Moc Chau, continue on to Mai Chau. Arrive in Mai Chau, check in house on stilts of White Thai at Lac village. Then explore the daily life of minority. Have dinner at local home. In the evening, enjoy folk show. Overnight at local home in Lac village.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 16: MAI CHAU - HANOI
Trekking around valley Mai Chau visit Nhot village and Na Pho (White Thai). After lunch in Lac village, transfer back to Hanoi. Check-in hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 17: HANOI DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel. Tour ends today, spend last time for shopping and at leisure before check-out. Transfer to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Home stay and hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • Private transportation with A/C on tour
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals list in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to and from Hanoi and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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