Off The Beaten Track Northeast Vietnam 7 days

Hanoi - Pan Hou - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Meo Vac - Ba Be lake

Visit Vietnam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang which offers some of the most striking sceneries and be stunned by the rock formations and bizarre landscape at Dong Van rock plateau, a UNESCO World Geopark. Other highlights of the tour include the home-stay in Ba Be National Park and kayaking on Ba Be Lake.

Highlights

  • Discover wonderful scenery of Ha Giang and the rock plateau, former Palace of H'Mong King
  • Hoang Su Phi, where traveller’s dream to explore the terrace rice fields with the unique local experience will be satisfied. It is completely remote and off the beaten track.
  • Stay in authentic Tay ethnic village in Ha Giang - just traditional homestay.
  • 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

Overview

Day 1: Hanoi - Pan Hou

Pick up at hotel and drive to Pan Hou in Thong Nguyen, Hoang Su Phi District

Meals: L
Day 2: Pan Hou

Full-day hiking to surrounding villages

Meals: B, L
Day 3: Pan Hou - Ha Giang

Drive to Ha Giang and homestay at a Tay ethnic village

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van

Drive to Dong Van through the rock plateau with visit to the palace of the former H’mong king

Meals: B, L
Day 5: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Nguyen Binh - Ba Be lake

Drive to Meo Vac over the most spectacular mountain pass in Vietnam and then on to Ba Be National Park with home stay at an ethnic village by the lake

Meals: B, L
Day 6: Ba Be national park

Boat trip to surrounding attractions with some kayaking

Meals: B, L
Day 7: Ba Be - Hanoi

Transfer back to Hanoi

Meals: B, L

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing (except overnight at local homestay and on train)
  • All transports within Vietnam as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program (6 breakfasts, 7 lunches)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter (single entry)

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Pan Hou
Pick up early at your hotel and today you will set off on a full day journey to Hoang Su Phi, a rural district of Ha Giang province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam.

The province may be the last one to open to tourism and offers some of the most striking scenery in Vietnam like the rice terraces sculpted into the mountains, rock formations split by breath-taking canyons. Enjoy beautiful landscape along the route with chance to encounter different ethnic minority peoples who have settled in the area and are masters of the terraced rice fields which have been recognized as a national heritage site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Upon arrival, you will check in Pan Hou Village Ecolodge which nestles in a lost valley hidden at the heart of the high Chay River valley.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Pan Hou Ecolodge
Activities: Pick up at hotel and drive to Pan Hou in Thong Nguyen, Hoang Su Phi District
  • Pan Hou Village
Day 2 Day 2: Pan Hou
Day 3 Day 3: Pan Hou - Ha Giang
Day 4 Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van
Day 5 Day 5: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Nguyen Binh - Ba Be lake
Day 6 Day 6: Ba Be national park
Day 7 Day 7: Ba Be - Hanoi

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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Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing (except overnight at local homestay and on train)
  • All transports within Vietnam as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program (6 breakfasts, 7 lunches)
  • Vietnam visa approval letter (single entry)

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • 50% discount for child under 6 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying in same room with parents
  • 75% charged for child from 6-11 years accompany with 2 full paying clients, staying on extra bed
  • The above children rates are applicable for booking made with 2 adults and a maximum of 2 children occupancy in a room.
  • Child age of 12 years up is subject to adult rate

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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States

20 March, 2017

If I could give this review 10 stars I would. This was the only company that would work with a schedule I wanted to do. The communication was excellent. Our driver Kong was very professional, safe and pleasant to me and my wife. Nam our guide was extremely professional and knowledgeable about the culture… More

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