Mountainous Areas & Halong Bay 12 days

Hanoi - Ba Be lake - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Sapa - Halong Bay

This adventure through the Northeast and Northwest of Vietnam will give you an unparalleled opportunity to discover a hidden corner of this wonderful country. Drive through spectacular sceneries with visits to markets of mountain tribes, villages and historic sites. You will enjoy and experience this region's unique culture by visiting Hanoi, Ba Be Lake, Meo Vac, Ha giang, Sapa and Halong Bay. This tour is designed for those who love nature, culture and discovering new lands off the beaten track.

Highlights

  • Float along the lake, viewing magnificent waterfalls and wildlife in the Ba Be National Park. A traditional homestay is the perfect way to access remote parts of this region and to get a real glimpse of Vietnamese life
  • Explore hill tribe's lifestyle and the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall. The most impressive part of your trip is 30km zigzag road between Dong Van and Meo Vac with breathtaking views of the landscapes
  • Take you off the beaten track in Ha Giang and home stay in local village. Visit lively fair market of Bac Ha gathering ethnic people from different hill tribe villages with colorful costumes
  • Trek through the rolling rice terraces, waterfalls, mountains and lush green hills of Sapa and you’ll quickly realize why this has become an iconic image of Vietnam.
  • Halong Bay feels like paradise, with its blue-green waters and spectacular islands and caves. Spend an overnight cruising and exploring its magical beauty.

Overview

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Transfer from the airport to hotel in Hanoi

Meals: -
Day 2: Hanoi

Sightseeing tour full day, visit some "must-see" attractions of Hanoi and enjoy a cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter.

Meals: B, L
Day 3: Hanoi - Ba Be

Transfer to Ba Be National Park. Experience homestay with Tay people in Pac Ngoi village.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: Ba Be

Bike around the village to get an insight into daily life of ethnic people and visit amazing cave, Silk Waterfall.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Ba Be - Ha Giang - Meo Vac

Transfer to the remote mountainous area of Meo Vac

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Meo Vac - Dong Van - Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Ha Giang

Take you off the beaten track in Ha Giang and home stay in local village

Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: Ha Giang - Bac Ha

Transfer to the border town Bac Ha. Meet ethnic minority people in the mountainous area of Vietnam

Meals: B, L, D
Day 8: Bac Ha - Coc Ly Market - Sapa

Visit lively fair market gathering ethnic people from different hill tribe villages with colorful costumes. Transfer to Sapa.

Meals: B, L
Day 9: Sapa

Trekking full day to villages of ethnic minorities: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Meals: B, L
Day 10: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi

Explore the village Sin Chai and transfer back to Hanoi

Meals: B, L
Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Enjoy overnight cruise in Halong Bay

Meals: B, L, D
Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure

Spend the morning exploring the magical bay and transfer to airport in Hanoi for onward flight

Meals: B, L

Price Includes

  • AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
  • Halong bay Kayaking in Standard & Superior Class
  • Services charges and government tax.

Price Excludes

  • EARLY Check in & LATE Check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Halong bay Kayaking in Deluxe & Luxury Class
  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services are not mentioned above

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Warmly welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your local guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in the city center.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Transfer from the airport to hotel in Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Day 2 Day 2: Hanoi
Day 3 Day 3: Hanoi - Ba Be
Day 4 Day 4: Ba Be
Day 5 Day 5: Ba Be - Ha Giang - Meo Vac
Day 6 Day 6: Meo Vac - Dong Van - Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Ha Giang
Day 7 Day 7: Ha Giang - Bac Ha
Day 8 Day 8: Bac Ha - Coc Ly Market - Sapa
Day 9 Day 9: Sapa
Day 10 Day 10: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Day 11 Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 12 Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

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Superior Class

Price Includes

  • AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
  • Halong bay Kayaking in Standard & Superior Class
  • Services charges and government tax.

Price Excludes

  • EARLY Check in & LATE Check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • Halong bay Kayaking in Deluxe & Luxury Class
  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services are not mentioned above

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: Charge 100% of total rates

Children Policy

  • Child under 2 years old: F.O.C for land tour & Accommodation.
  • Child 2- 12 years old: 80% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same room with 2 adults
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