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Hanoi – Sapa – Ha Giang – Cao Bang – Ba Be

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
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Departure: Hanoi
Destination: Sapa, Ha Giang, Bao Lac, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc falls, Ba Be National park.
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TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 01: HANOI - SAPA - CAT CAT

The route from Hanoi to Sapa has been shortened since we built a highway 265 kilometers long. At about 7:00 am, our tour guide and driver pick you up at hotel in hanoi. The journey is about 5.5 hours. You arrive in Sapa at noon, have lunch and then going to visit Cat Cat village.
Cat Cat village of black H’mong people, they came to Vietnam from China and have resided here for 300 years. Their village is decorated with many traditional houses, their farms, beautiful stream and waterfall… You check in hotel in Sapa after the trip.
Meals: lunch.
Hotel: hotel in Sapa.

DAY 02: SAPA - TA GIANG PHINH - BAN KHOANG VILLAGE

After your breakfast at hotel, our tour guide take you to a remote village Ta Giang Phinh (~ 25 kilometers from Sapa town). This is the village of black H’mong people who make up 51 percent of Sapa’s population. You go trekking for about 2 hours through their village, rice fields, visiting their traditional houses.
After lunch, our tour guide and driver take you to Ban Khoang village of red Dao people. This is also untouched village, 5 kilometers from Ta Giang Phinh. Dao people came to Vietnam from China about 200 ~ 300 years ago. In Sapa, they make up the second biggest population. You are welcome here to visit, visit their houses and see them making handicraft brocade. Finish the trip, you go back to Sapa town, stay over night in Sapa.
Meals: breakfast, lunch.
Hotel: hotel in Sapa.

DAY 03: SAPA - HA GIANG - QUAN BA

You say good bye to Sapa for Ha Giang and Quan Ba (~293 kilometers). Today, your trip move from northwest to northeast Vietnam. 38 kilometers back to Lao Cai city, you visit Lao Cai International Border Gate, mother temple. Along the way to Ha Giang city, there are a lot of villages of Tay people and Pa Then people. In Vietnam, Pa Then people have low population (~ 7,000 people), they mainly live in Ha Giang province (84% of their population in Vietnam). You stop and visit them in Tan Bac commune, have lunch on the way to Ha Giang city.
Afternoon time is more interesting, our car take you higher up to the altitude about 1,000 meters above sea level. You discover a village of Bo Y people who have low population in Vietnam (~ 3,000 people). Higher mountain is Heave Gate and Fairy Double Mountains where you go climbing up and enjoy amazing view of Tam Son town and Nam Dam village of Dao people. You stay over night in Nam Dam to discover the daily life of Dao people with their unique custom and culture.
Meals: breakfast, dinner.
Hotel: homestay in Nam Dam village.

DAY 04: QUAN BA - YEN MINH - DONG VAN - MEO VAC

We have organized so many trips to these destinations and all got appreciation from our tourists. Do you know why? Because these destinations are located in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, recognized by UNESCO in 2010. It covers an area of 2,356 square kilometers, lies at an altitude of between 1,400 ~ 1,600 meters above sea level.
In the morning, you go through the center of the geopark, enjoy sightseeing and photographs of so many beautiful valleys and passes. The people here are mostly white H’mong people, you are welcome to any their village. In Dong Van, you discover the Palace of King Vuong Chinh Duc – the king of H’mong people during the French war in the Geopark. You have lunch in Dong Van old town.
Afternoon time is the most wonderful time of your day. The journey is 21 kilometers between Dong Van and Meo Vac is Ma Pi Leng Pass where you see a panorama of Nho Que river, Tu San alley – the symbol of Dong Van Geopark. You visit Youth Monument and Happiness Road Museum to understand how hard they build Ma Pi Leng Pass and Happiness Road between 1959 and 1965.
Staying overnight in Meo Vac town is a good idea to enjoy quiet atmosphere and discover local market in the afternoon and early morning.
Meals: breakfast.
Hotel: hotel in Meo Vac town.

DAY 05: MEO VAC - BAO LAC - CAO BANG

After your breakfast setting up by hotel or our tour guide you will be on your journey to Cao Bang city. This trip is highlight with some rivers flowing along the roads. Inhabitants who reside along the roads are mostly ly Tay people, Dao people and Lo Lo people living in deep valleys. In Bao Lac, you visit a village of Lo Lo people. They are frienndly and welcome any tourists who wish to visit their home.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant. You stay overnight at Hotel in Cao Bang city.
Meals: breakfast.
Hotel: hotel in Cao Bang city.

DAY 06: CAO BANG - NGUOM NGAO GROTTO - BAN GIOC FALLS

This morning will be an interesting experience for your trip to the frontier area between Vietnam and China. This area you have chance to discover the daily life of Nung people, see how they make working tools in their village.
Nguom Ngao or Tiger grotto is also special for it’s story. The grotto is long and a lot of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. You visit the grotto and have lunch a local restaurant before our guide take you to Ban Gioc falls.
Ban Gioc falls are known as the forth greatest falls along a national border. This is the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam, attracting a lot of Vietnamese tourists and foreign tourists come to visit. However, the falls also become drier in the dry season.
Meals: breakfast.
Hotel: hotels in Cao Bang city.

DAY 07: CAO BANG - BOAT TRIP IN BA BE

In the morning, you leave Cao Bang city for Ba Be National Park (~128 kilometers). Ba Be means “three lakes” in Tay language. Ba Be national park was established in 1992 to protect one of twenty most important fresh water lakes in the world.
Along the way to Ba Be you are passing four passes: Tai Ho Sin, Cao Bac, Khau khang and Gio. You stop for sightseeing and photographs.
At noon, you arrive at Cho Ra town where you stop for lunch at a local restaurant and prepare what you need for your amazing boat trip along Nang River and Ba Be Lakes. The boat trip will start at Puoc Lom pier on the bank of Nang river. The first you stop at Puong cave – 200 meters long along Nang river, and then you visit Dau Dang fall, Ba Be lakes. You stay at homestay of Tay people in Pac Ngoi village.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
Hotel: Homestay in Pa Ngoi village.

DAY 08: BA BE - HUA MA GROTTO - HANOI

Pa Ngoi is really quiet and peaceful village. At their homestay, you are easy to have a nice view with Ba Be lakes and their farms on the banks of the river. It will be a special experience if you could get up early and take a shot walk around the village to discover the real daily life of the local people.
After breakfast, you can choose one of these options: biking, walking or by our car for the trip 6 kilometers to Hua Ma cave. Hua Ma cave is worth to visit with it’s untouched beauty. Lunch is served on the way back Hanoi.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Inclusions

  • Private car transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Professional English speaking tour guide (Other language is available upon request)
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fee tickets
  • Wet tissues and Mineral water
  • Boat trip in Ba Be lake
  • Admissions and environment fees

Exclusions

  • Visa arrangements
  • Other transportations not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Special Notes

  • This tour includes private car transfer.
  • We offered to stay overnight at local stilt houses. Comfortable guest house in Ba Be are available.
  • Tourists must comply with our tour guide’s safety instructions at Dau Dang Waterfall.
  • Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.

 

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