10DAYS, JOURNEY OF ETHNIC MINORITY

This tour will introduce you to the rich cultures of a wide variety of ethnic groups living in the far north. During your journey you will get plenty of opportunity to trek to their villages and experience some of their most colourful (and photogenic) weekly markets. This tour is suited to those who are agile, can walk a moderate distance and are prepared to accept local guesthouse accommodation.

Itineraries : 10 days / 9 night

Activities : Babe, Bac Quang,Bacha, Sapa, Tamduong, Phongtho, Laichau, Dienbien, Maichau

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DAY 1: HANOI (D)
DAY 2: HANOI -BA-BE LAKE (Three Lake park) (B,L,D)
DAY 3: BA-BE(B,L,D)
DAY 4: BA-BE- BACQUANG - BACHA (B,L,D)
DAY 5: BACHA - SAPA(B,L,D)
DAY 6: SAPA - TAMDUONG - PHONGTHO (B,L,D)
DAY 7: PHONGTHO - LAICHAU - DIENBIEN (B,L,D)
DAY 8: DIENBIENPHU - SONLA (B,L,D)
DAY 9: SONLA - MOCHAU -MAICHAU(B,L,D)
DAY 10: MAICHAU - HANOI (B,L)

DAY 1: HANOI (D)
Meet on arrival at Hanoi  Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
At leisure. Evening enjoy the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppet show.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI -BA-BE LAKE (Three Lake park) (B,L,D)
Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mon/Fri and the whole month of Oct/Nov), and his former residence, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday). Lunch at local restaurant. Continue drive to Ba Be .
Overnight at Ba-ba National park lodge.

DAY 3: BA-BE(B,L,D)
The legendary lake of Ba Be is just one continuous water body although the name means" three lakes". Today we embark on a  boat cruising down the Nang River which is the main water source of the lake. This exciting river trip  will give us a taste of the tranquil countryside and an enjoyable exploration of the Ba Be National Park. We traverse  en route the Poong Grotto before stopping at some nearby hill tribe villages and getting off the beaten track to the scenic Dau Dang Waterfalls.Overnight at Ba-ba National park lodge.

DAY 4: BA-BE- BACQUANG - BACHA (B,L,D)
Full day transfer by bus to Bac Ha, taking gorgeous landscapes on the way.  Visit
Dzao with white trouzer and Red Dzao in Tan lap villages. Overnight at hotel in Bacha.

DAY 5: BACHA - SAPA(B,L,D)
Rising to the sounds of morning coming to life for another lovely day, we  breakfast and head out for a stunning spectacular of bobbling bazzar. Bacha 's considered  one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in
their traditional attires busily buy and sell the local produces. Dog, cat, pig, horse... are all on sales. This is golden opportunity to take best shots! Afternoon we have a pleasant walk to Flower H'mong village of Banpho. Overnight at hotel in Sapa

DAY 6: SAPA - TAMDUONG - PHONGTHO (B,L,D)
Visit the colorful Sapa  market where Black H'mong, Red Dzao, Giay , Tay minority people come in droves to buy and sell their local produces. We then drive by  Silver water fall and Congtroi ( gate to heaven)  on a scenic journey to stunning pass of Tri Ton. Visit textiles villages of Tai Lao at Hon village. Continue our way to Phongtho. Opportunity to visit  villages of White H'mong and BlackDzao (Dzao lan ten) along the eay. Diner and overnight at hotel in Phongtho

DAY 7: PHONGTHO - LAICHAU - DIENBIEN (B,L,D)
Drive to Dien Bien Phu, the famous battle field against the French in 1954. Visit interesting villages of the Red H’mong, Black Thai, Mang on the way. Overnight at hotel in Dienbien.

DAY 8: DIENBIENPHU - SONLA (B,L,D)
Morning visit the famous historic sites in Dien Bien Phu  and Dienbien market.
Afternoon drive to Son La. Visit outlaying Black Tai villages. Overnight at hotel in Sonla

DAY 9: SONLA - MOCHAU -MAICHAU(B,L,D)
Drive to Mochau. Visit tea farm; tea factory; milk caw farm
Thai ethnic; visit waterfall; cave; hot-spring bath; traditional village; rice field. Overnight in Maichau.

DAY 10: MAICHAU - HANOI (B,L)

Morning walk amongst the pleasant villages and meet with people while having a short ride on Ma river and taking in such spectacular scenery of Maichau valley. Lunch in Maichau. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon. The trip concluded.

 

TRIP INCLUDES:
-Accommodation in  twin/double share rooms with air-condition and private bath room
-All transportation and transfers
-Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
-Tours with English speaking guide
-Entrance fees


TRIP EXCLUDES:
-International airfare& airport taxes
-Travel insurance
-Visa and visa arrangement
-Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and
-Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking) ,
- Personal expenses
-Tips & gratuities

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