NORTHEN PEOPLES AND BLACK RIVER
NORTHEN PEOPLES AND BLACK RIVER
Let yourself go to an unforgettable experience
  • 12 Days 11 Nights
  • Vietnam
  • Trek
NORTHEN PEOPLES AND BLACK RIVER
Like all trekking tours, you will have access to places inaccessible to mass tourism offering you privileged moments with nature and the people who live there. Alternation between short treks, long treks, visits and relaxation. Visit the most beautiful sites of Hanoi: the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda etc ... Pagoda of perfumes the next day. Homestays in Hoa Binh, Mai Chau, Napa (2nights) and Nhem, Visit of typical and authentic villages throughout the trip. Meeting with local ethnic groups. Discover the magical landscapes of Halong bays land and sea with an unforgettable day and night on a traditional junk.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Hanoi - Hoa Binh - Mai Chau - Yen Chau - Na Pa - Nhem - Ha Long - Cat Ba - Hai Phong
CIRCUIT MAP
Next program
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival at Hanoi
    Arrival at Noi Bai airport. Transfer to the hotel. Visit of Hanoi "The city located on the Red River". Walk in the residential area where are the former Palace of the Governor General of Indochina, the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda. Then the temple of Mount Jade, ride rickshaw in the old district guilds. Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel.

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  • Day 2
    Hanoi – Perfume pagoda – Hoa Binh
    Departure for the perfume pagoda, one of the most beautiful sites of Vietnam. On the side of a limestone mountain are perched pagodas and temples whose architecture blends perfectly with a very lush nature. Depending on the itinerary, from the pier, a paddling sampan takes you to the Yen River in 1 hour at the foot of the Perfume Mountain, but according to the rules of the pilgrimage, you have to make a stop at temple of the Presentations to ask the genius-guardian of the places permission to continue the journey.

    Then it will take you 3 hours to climb up the stairs and reach the pagoda of the Scented Footprint, a huge cave where stalactites and stalagmites form candelabra and altars. Lunch on the spot. Back in sampan at the pier, then drive to Hoa Binh. Night at the hotel.

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  • Day 3
    Hoa Binh – Mai Chau
    Departure for Hoa Binh, a road that crosses beautiful landscapes of mountains planted with tea trees. Continue to Mai Chau. We leave definitely the flat country delta for the mountainous region. The first rice terraces appear, lined with banana groves. The habitat is also changing radically. The countryside is dotted with thatched cottages, among which the Muongs house, which is recognizable by its sloping roof and low stilts. Continuation of road and arrival to the valley of Mai Chau towards noon, serene and splendid, below the road: it is a beautiful puzzle that looms the rice fields cultivated by white Thais, whose hamlets are scattered around the borough. Visit of the two villages Van and Lac. The expert fingers of white Thai women perform all kinds of weavings. Those in their group are based on combinations of lozenges or variations on wild bristles. Lunch ; dinner and overnight at the inhabitant (summary comfort). In the evening: show with dances to Khene sound, and plenty of rice alcohol.

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  • Day 4
    Mai Chau – Yen Chau – Na Pa
    Route from Mai Chau village to Yen Chau village, high place of tea plantations where you start your trek towards the Song Da River (Black River). This Black River that descends from South China, is considered the source mother of the North West Vietnam region. Bordering its banks, the mountain tribe villages of the red Yao, Man Tien, H'Mong motley remain hidden in small valleys or on the slopes of the hills. Two hours of walk to reach the village Na Pa. Dinner and night at the inhabitant Thai black (basic comfort).

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  • Day 5
    Na Pa
    Day walk in the valley above the village Na Pa to go to the colorful village H'Mong Pa Sang (bamboo forest). Then we reach the bottom of the valley where there is a small river that we follow to return to our village Na Pa. Dinner and night homestay Thai black (basic comfort).

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  • Day 6
    Lai Chau – Sin Ho – Tam Duong
    Six hours walk from Na Pa village to Nhèm village. Visit along the way the village H'Mong. Dinner and overnight at Dao's house (basic comfort).

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  • Day 7
    Nhem – Black River
    Four hours walk from the Nhèm village to the Black River, embark on board and then go by boat to Hoa Binh (10 hours of navigation). Dinner and overnight on board (basic comfort).

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  • Day 8
    Hoa Binh – Tay Phuong Pagoda – Thay Pagoda – Hanoi
    Departure to the west through a beautiful countryside of Tonkin. Small stop to discover the pagoda of Tay Phuong: "pagoda which looks towards the west". It is very famous for its 76 statues carved in jackfruit wood, of great artistic value dating from the 17th century. Thay Pagoda: "Heavenly Blessing Pagoda", one of the most revered pagodas in the area. Continuation for Ha Noi. Dinner in town and overnight at the hotel.

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  • Day 9
    Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Night train for Hanoi
    Halong Bay is known as the 8th wonder of the world thanks to its magnificent landscapes, its superb caves, its pure air and rich of biodiversity. With an area of 1500km2, more than 3000 limestone islands, Halong Bay is truly a surprising destination.

    You will cross the entire North of the Red River Basin to reach Halong Bay. Our trip starts at Hon Gai Harbor where you embark around 12:00 - 12:15. The team offers you a welcome drink and announces your program as the junk crosses the bay from Halong to Southwest. Lunch with seafood is served, followed by a moment of relaxation on the deck. You will discover the Halong Bay through thousands of "sugar loaf" emerging from the waves, you will feel like you are in a world of fossilized animals millions of years ago. A boat trip or kayak to the tunnel to the CA is offered. Once through the tunnel, you enter the lake completely surrounded by cliffs. Back to the junk, continue the cruise. The junk returns to Ong Cam Bay in the late afternoon. We anchor for dinner and overnight in Lan Ha Bay. Night on board the boat.

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  • Day 10
    Ha Long – Cat Ba
    If Hanoi was Thang Long, "Flight of the Dragon", Halong Bay, "Descent of the Dragon", and its unreal chaos of rocky peaks, the fruits of the frolics of this beast, mistress of the waters. The ghostly pitons cutting the horizon into bluish teeth or sunken mountains, of which only the summits emerge, caverns and caves where the waves disappear, set of mists and clouds, inland seas. The most singular is that these strange-shaped hills seem to float on the surface of the water, as their base is gnawed and that everywhere the silence of this sea spreads, sometimes broken by the cry of a sea bird. sunrise if there were no fogs. After breakfast, you will discover the beauty and charm of Lan Ha Bay with its small wild beaches, tunnels and floating fishing villages. Visit a fish pond at Lan Ha Bay. Stop at Ba Trai Dao beach, very beautiful and wild for swimming. Return of cabins around 10:00. Lunch on board around 11am. We land on Cat Ba Island at 12:00. In the afternoon, you will visit Cat Ba National Park, which includes evergreen tree forests on the heights at 331 m altitude, wet forests at the foot of hills and coastal mangroves, not to mention many small freshwater lakes, sandy beaches and coral reefs offshore. It is inhabited by 28 species of mammals, 37 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles and 200 species of fish. 2-hour hike to the top of the park, from where the look embraces the island. You will find a tree of a rare species "trees with chopsticks". It is so named because its wood, responsive to food poisons, was used to make baguettes used in court, eternal field of intrigues. Return to Cat Ba fishing port. Installation at the hotel. Overnight at Cat Ba.

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  • Day 11
    Cat Ba – Hai Phong - Hanoi
    In the morning, visit the Cat Ba Fish Market, then board a ferry boat to Hai Phong. Arrive at Hai Phong and drive into the French colonial style city, famous for its flamboyant streets and avenues. Visit Du Hang Pagoda, Hang Kenh Communal House, then continue to Ha Noi. Installation at the hotel. Dinner in town. In the evening: puppet show on the water.

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  • Day 12
    Hanoi – Return flight
    Continuation of the visit of the Hanoi city by the Ethnography museum, the Grand Genius temple and the pagoda of the Defense of the Motherland located at the edge of the Great West Lake, the Temple of Literature (1st Vietnamese University of the 11th century). After lunch in town, you are free until transfer to Noi Bai airport and return flight. End of the trip.

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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
ESTIMATED PRICE
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 883 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(Price by person in EURO)
Those price are valid till 09/30/2019
 
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NOTES
Name of city / List of hotels Standard Superior
HA NOI
La Beauté de Hanoi***
(Deluxe room)
www.la-beautehanoihotel.com/
MK Premier boutique****
(Deluxe room)
http://mkpremier.vn/
HOA BINH
AP Plaza ***
(Superior Room)
http://www.anhkyapplaza.vn/
AP Plaza ***
(Deluxe Suite Room)
http://www.anhkyapplaza.vn/
MAI CHAU
Homestayt
(Basic comfort)
Mai Chau Ecolodge ****
(Junior Deluxe Room)
http://maichau.ecolodge.asia/
NA PA
Homestayt
(Basic comfort)
Homestayt
(Basic comfort)
NHEM
Homestayt
(Basic comfort)
Homestayt
(Basic comfort)
HA LONG
Jonque Catba Sailing***
(Double Cabin)
http://www.catbajonques.com/
Jonque Catba Sailing***
(Double Cabin)
http://www.catbajonques.com/
CAT BA
Sea Pearl hotel***
(Superior room)
http://seapearlcatbahotel.com.vn/
Cat Ba island resort****
(Superior room)
http://www.catbaresortonline.com/

These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the program or similar, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel and on board the boats)
  • The assistance of a guide-lecturer
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Rickshaw Tour in Old Hanoi
  • The water puppet show in Hanoi
  • The day aboard a junk in Halong Bay including lunch and dinner with seafood
  • Boat Tours at Parfums & Cat Ba Pagoda
These prices do not include
  • International flights
  • International airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses
  • Insurance and assistance
  • Any other service not mentioned above
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