Encounter with the Black Lolos
Encounter with the Black Lolos
Ethnies with beautiful traditional embroidered clothes
Encounter with the Black Lolos
Meetings with ethnic minorities and discovery of everyday life and different cultures, ethnicities, especially the originality of the Lolos culture. You will see great landscapes of the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam. Nights at the inhabitant for more immersion and discovery of the culture in the most authentic way. The weekly markets frequented by many ethnic groups offer you the possibility of multiple encounters with the population and the ethnic groups.
Hanoi - Ha Giang - Bao Lac - Ba Be
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  • Day 1
    HA NOI - HA GIANG (300km/ 6h drive)
    Road to Ha Giang crossing the province of Tuyen Quang. During the ride you will admire beautiful mountain landscapes carved in checkered rice fields and terraces. Slopes traditionally cultivated after burning are gradually worked in irrigated terraces. Women spend a great deal of their time there, while men go out into the forest in search of game, or picking mushrooms, berries, wild plants, which are a significant contribution to the usual rice-based diet. , corn, beans and cucumbers, not to mention the peppers that go into the composition of many dishes. Arrive in Ha Giang at the end of the day. Ha Giang - border region with China which is little visited because of its isolation and its altitude, but it was recognized in 2010 as World Heritage of Geography by UNESCO. Overnight at the hotel.
    Included meals: lunch and dinner
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  • Day 2
    HA GIANG - QUAN BA - YEN MINH - DONG VAN (140km/ 5h drive)
    Departure for DongVan via QuanBa, the road passes a pass and overlooks beautiful landscapes of rice terraces. In the middle of a small plain, the big village of Quang Ba is nestled at the foot of limestone "loaves of sugar". Wrapping around these peaks, rice terraces draw long sensual waves whose softness contrasts with the aridity of the surroundings. Continue the road to Dong Van via Yen Minh, plateau that appears as a series of valleys separated from each other by an abundance of limestone peaks and escarpments; Mediterranean forest cover (oaks, pines, walnut trees, acacias) suffers from both aridity and deforestation. Stop to visit the abandoned home of Vuong Chinh Duc, a former H'mong chief. Upon arrival at Dong Van, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Dong Van
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 3
    DONG VAN - MEO VAC - BAO LAC (100km/ 4h drive)
    In this amazing environment, you have to live the days of the market. As everywhere, the markets are the occasions in which all the ethnic groups of the region find themselves, in silence or in laughter, according to the local interethnic relations, or more prosaically family. In this northern Vietnam, it is the white Hmong who are in the majority; they drove out of these ungrateful lands the majority of families of other ethnicities who were present before them: LoLo, but also Pu Peo and Co Lao. The radius of attraction of these markets is one to two days walk, the neighboring Chinese border is not an obstacle. The Hmong of China come to sell or buy on the Vietnamese side, as those of the Dong Van plateau cross the border to do their shopping. Motorcycle owners improvise taxis; the competition is strong on the part of the many small horses that the local peasants are fond of, moreover moreover as pack horses than as riding animals. In the midst of this delirium of colors formed by the diversity of costumes, some Viet sellers offer haberdashery or industrial fabrics. After visiting DongVan Market, depart by road to MeoVac, the Hmong Eagle's Nest. After about an hour of transfer on the most impressive road of Vietnam, you will arrive at a mountain range that separates Vietnam and China. Mounted on a mountainside, on the western slope of the massif. The path runs along some Hmong hamlets hung on the steep slopes of the building. View from above of terraced rice fields, the Tu San canyon, the Ma Pi Leng pass, the Nho Que river gorges and the surrounding mountains. Continuation of the road in a beautiful setting of karst mountains towards Bao Lac. Overnight at the hotel.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 4
    BAO LAC - BLACK LOLOS VILLAGE (10 km/ 20min drive and 1km trek)
    Early in the morning, visit the Bao Lac market where you will meet Hmôngs, Lo Lo, Tays and San Chi. Transfer to the village of Lo Lo black via the road, then by a mountain track leading to the bottom of a forgotten valley, under a rugged massif, where seventy families lolo lead a life in autarky and live according to their ancestral rules. Formerly, nomads, forest-eaters, minority in the minority, Lo Lo fled the eighteenth century China. Installation in the host family then around 10 am, with as a guide the main character of Rendez-vous in unknown land, departure for a hike of 5 hours around the massif overlooking the village. You will cross hamlets Hmong, walk along a path from where you can discover unique views of the MeoVac, deep valleys, on paths where Lo Lo practice slash and burn. In return, you will follow Lo Lo, women and children, shepherds and their buffaloes returning from the fields and will be able to immerse you in their daily life. Night at the inhabitant.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 5
    BAO LAC - BA BE (200 km/ 5h30 drive)
    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the villagers and leave for Ba Be, on a small mountain road, via Na Ban and Na Phac. Stops en route to visit some vestiges of colonial time, including a castle built by the French. Arrival at Ba Be in the early afternoon. Lunch at the local restaurant. Boat trip on the Nang River, which winds its way into a cultivated countryside before entering a landscape of Ba Be limestone cliffs, on the flanks of which hang small wild gardens from which lianas and long roots in search of earth hang. . Sometimes earthy mounds are swallowed by the jungle, stained with blood-red cannas, marbled with silvery trunks, and old trees twist to lean over the river. The other attraction of navigation is the spectacle of fishing. Nasses line the course of the river, men throw the sparrowhawk, others hit the rocky banks to dislodge tiny shrimps. We enter the Puong cave-tunnel bank. The river runs only on one side, leaving a bank to admire on foot the stalactites of this avenue. Boat trip in the enchanting scenery of Ba Be Lake; the lake "of the three seas" which stretches for 9 km long and a width of 100 to 1800 m, is at 145 m above sea level. It is at the end of 3 valleys that meet in an arc. Ba Be is not only a site for the imaginative, but also for nature lovers. Nearly forty species of mammals live there, as well as over a hundred species of birds and many butterflies. Visit Dau Dang waterfalls. Then continue boat to the village Pac Ngoi des Tay located not far from the lake on the hillside. The Tay who settled there live from fishing, rice growing and maize. Their houses on stilts, with thatched roof, pleasantly decorate the austere surrounding landscapes. Overnight at hotel
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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  • Day 6
    BA BE - HA NOI (250km/ 6h drive)
    After breakfast at home, walk to the village of Pac Ngoi des Tay. Then departure by road to visit a beautiful cave of Hua Ma located 7 km from the lake. Road to Hanoi. Stops at pleasure to extend the legs, take pictures, or make contact with the villagers. Arrival in Hanoi and end of the excursion.
    Included meals: breakfast, lunch
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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
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  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 352 € / person.
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These prices include
  • Land transportation by private vehicle, air conditioned according to the program;
  • Accommodation in a double room, breakfast included;
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel and on board the boats);
  • The assistance of a English  speaking guide-speaker;
  • Boat trip to Ba Be;
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program.

These prices do not include
  • International flights
  • International airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • The supplement for the single room;
  • The supplement for early installation or late release in the rooms;
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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Bonjour monsieur Tony Duong
 Nous sommes bien rentrés en France après le magnifique voyage au Vietnam que nous avons fait grâce à Mandarin Road et Prèt-à-Partir Angers.
 Je voulais encore vous remercier, ainsi que toute votre formidable équipe, pour le belle surprise d’anniversaire que vous m’avez faite.
 Sincères remerciements et salutations distinguées
CLEMENT (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 02 au  11 Mars 2018
Email : multivers@orange.fr

Un grand merci à Mandarin Road ! Très bonne organisation du voyage (liaison de transports, planning des activités). L’équipe (et surtout Tina) était à notre écoute et répondait de manière très réactive à nos besoins éventuels. La nourriture était de bonne qualité tout au long du voyage. Mention spéciale pour notre séjour à Siemp Reap : guide super, bel hôtel, planning bien actif.
Points d’amélioration éventuels :
         Le fait d’aller à Can Tho a représenté beaucoup de routes (4h-5h) pour quelques balades sur place. Pour nous ça ressemblait aux activités déjà faites dans le centre (cours de cuisine, balade sur des rivières/fleuves) .
         L’hôtel à Can tho n’était pas de bonne qualité.
         Super guide au sud qui connaissait vraiment beaucoup de choses.
         Siem Reap : le guide a changé un peu le programme pour nous permettre l’ensemble des monuments à voir. Apparemment tous les beaux monuments à voir n’était pas prévus dans le programme initial.
Les + :
         Siemp reap
         La baie d’Along
         Hanoi : visite de la ville  et des musées avec le guide
          Hué : ville impériale
Nous restons à votre disposition si besoin, 
Bien cordialement,
Athena et Jean-Charles Campisciano
CAMPISCIANO (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 27 Décembre 2017 au 13 Janvier 2018.
Email : athenaetjc@gmail.com

Je prends finalement le temps de vous écrire un petit mot pour vous dire comment nous avons tellement aimé notre voyage.  C’était la première fois que nous faisions un voyage avec un guide et un chauffeur juste pour nous.  Nous avons vraiment aimé que la personne en charge de nous chez Mandarin Road nous contacte la première journée de notre voyage pour s’assurer que nous allions bien.
Nous avons aimé le fait qu’il y avait de la flexibilité tant lorsque c’était le choix de préparer notre itinéraire que lors du voyage. Siri nous demandait quand nous avions faim et si nous lui disions que nous voulions arrêter pour prendre un café ou aller aux toilettes, il n’y avait jamais de problème.  Nous avons beaucoup aimé arrêter dans des endroits non touristiques pour manger. Siri nous présentait le menu et les spécialités.  Nous n’avions pas peur d’essayer de nouvelles choses.
Siri était toujours de bonne humeur et nous comptait pleins d’anecdotes ou de l’histoire. Elle pouvait jaser à la fois avec nous ou avec nos garçons d’histoire, de culture ou même de sa vie de famille.  Pour nous il était très important de voir comment vivent les Thaïlandais et nous avons adoré toutes nos discussions. Elle nous faisait goûter des choses que nous n’aurions pas eu le courage de goûter par nous-même.
Il y a des journées où nous étions fatigués et nous ne voulions pas faire de shopping. Elle n’hésitait pas à modifier l’horaire pour nous permettre de nous reposer d’avantage. Nous avons eu un petit incident dans un salon de massage et elle a pris cela en mains et a contacté la propriétaire pour régler la situation. Nous avons vraiment apprécié.
Nous n’hésiterons pas à faire appel à vos services si jamais nous désirons faire un autre voyage où nous pouvons y aller avec un guide.
C’est vraiment une excellente façon de voyager.
Merci pour tout!
Nadine, Serge, Jacob et Alexis Raymond
RAYMOND (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour en Thailande du 22  au 28 Août 2018.
Email : Nadine.Raymond@cra-arc.gc.ca


Elisabeth FOUCHER

Elisabeth FOUCHER
La Rochelle
À Mandarin Road
La Rochelle, le 01/08/2018
Cette lettre pour vous remercier d’avoir préparé notre voyage à Hanoi et la baie d’Along.
Vous avez respectés tous nos désirs.
Grace à vous, notre voyage s’est parfaitement déroulé avec un guide cultivé et compétent et un chauffeur très adroit.
Un grand merci à vous tous et spécialement à Anita.
E. Fouchet
FOUCHET (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 19 au  25 Mai 2018
Email : lespionpions@gmail.com


Patrick CURTIT


Bonjour Mandarin Road,

Rentrez hier de ce séjour magnifique, je tenais à vous informer que tout c’est très bien passé.

L’agence Thailandaise que vous aviez mandatée est d’un professionnalisme exemplaire.

Je ne manquerai pas de parler de Mandarin Road autour de moi pour votre sérieux dans l’organisation, si vous avez un document a me faire remplir suite à ce séjour n’hésitez pas a me le transmettre.

Bien Cordialement,

Patrick CURTIT (Groupe de 2 personnes)

Séjour en Thailande du 01 au 12 février 2015

Email : 10742@levoyageautrement.com

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