RICE TERRACES, PEOPLES AND JUNK
RICE TERRACES, PEOPLES AND JUNK
All the authenticity of northern Vietnam
RICE TERRACES, PEOPLES AND JUNK
All adventure tours focus on the treasures of northern Vietnam. Visit the most beautiful sites of Hanoi: the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda etc ... The temple of literature, the museum of ethnography back. Routes to the heart of nature where you can admire the most beautiful landscapes of rice terraces. Bac Ha fair, markets of Tam Duong and Dong Van giving you the opportunity of multiple meetings with the population and the ethnic groups. Discovery of the magical landscapes of Halong bay, land and sea, with an unforgettable day and night on a traditional junk.
STEPS IN YOUR JOURNEY
Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Tam Duong – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Ha Giang – Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
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Next program
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
DEVELOP EVERY DAYS
  • Day 1
    Arrival in 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.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 2
    Hanoï – Nghia Lo
    Departure by road for NghiaLo; crossing the chief towns of Son Tay, Thanh Son, Phu Yen. Discovery of beautiful mountain landscapes, green valleys, rice fields and villages of black Thai minorities. Black Thai women and girls go to the rice field or school; they still wear their traditional costume: a long black skirt, straight and tight, a very tight bodice, bright color, closed on the front by a tight line of silver buttons. Under the bodice, from the base of the breasts to the waist, the women curl the torso of a long strip of fabric with a corset effect. Lunch along the way.

    Arrival in Nghia Lo. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and night in Nghia Lo.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 3
    Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Binh Lu – Tam Duong
    Nice day, crossing the capital of Tu Le, Mu Cang Chai, Than Uyen ... you will admire the most beautiful landscapes of rice terraces of North Vietnam. Lunch along the way. Arrival at Tam Duong in the late afternoon.

    Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 4
    Tam Duong – Sa Pa

    The great interest of this place is the holding of the district market (Thursday and Sunday), 6 km on the road from Tam Duong to Lao Cai. This market is one of the most beautiful in Northern Vietnam today. Sellers and buyers come from all around; the farthest villages are more than a day's walk away. The beauty of the landscapes and the numerous villages can also encourage you to visit the surroundings of Tam Duong. It is permissible for the traveler who has more time, enriching experience, to engage on one of the paths that goes through the hills, either from Tam Duong itself, or from the district market. The trail has ramifications along the way; they lead to the hamlets of Hmong and Dao. The nearest villages are less than an hour away, some are more than a day away. For our part a shorter walk will take you to meet these populations.

    Tam Duong Sapa follows the Nam Na River Gorge after crossing the Black River. It is a journey in a wild nature; villages are rare. The road, sometimes track, is rather good; sometimes just bumpy in acceptable proportions. You will meet the Dao women en route; they wear black or blue trousers, tunics covered with embroidery and large black turbans on a skull whose front part is shaved as soon as they are married; they wear black or blue trousers, tunics covered with embroidery and large black turbans on a skull whose front part is shaved as soon as they are married; Loaded with heavy fagots of wood, they descend from the mountain by narrow paths as direct as sloping, to the points of sale installed along the road; these are held by Thai or Viet. Around the new houses some terraces have been developed for the cultivation of rice, maize and vegetables.

    Arrival at Sapa around noon. Installation at the hotel. After lunch in town, visit Sa Pa- the French settlers, attracted by the climate and the beautiful scenery had made Sapa a mountain resort. The city is located at 1650m, at the foot of Mount Fanxipan highest point of Vietnam at 3.142m. Visit the Dragon Maw Hill, the Orchid Garden, the old Sapa Church, the market ...

    Dinner and night in Sapa.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 5
    Sa Pa

    After breakfast at the hotel, walk to walk through the villages of Lao Chai & Ta Van. You will walk through beautiful rice terraces all the way.

    Lunch and dinner in town. Night at the hotel

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.


     
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  • Day 6
    Sa Pa – Bac Ha
    Departure by road to Bac Ha. Picturesque, authentic and colorful: the weekly Bac Ha fair is held on Sunday mornings. Between 7 am and 9 am, roads and mountain tracks are very lively. There, a peasant pulls his donkey that does not want to move forward. Here, another holds a piglet at the end of a leash by pushing it with a bamboo whip. Others, wiser, prefer to carry the little pigs on the platform to avoid losing weight on the way to the fair. Some go by couple, the woman carrying on the back the stack of hoods that she braided, the man the jerry can of alcohol that he distilled. They all dressed in their finery outfits. Turtles of all shapes, red, blue or black, cross simpler headdresses planted with fresh tea leaves or embellished with silver coins. The colorful H'mong women and girls have donned their finest skirts, all folded, swinging right and left at every step, making grandmothers look like children. The tunics are finely embroidered and the aprons shimmering. The sellers offer groceries, books and school supplies, toiletries, haberdashery), relayed, according to rotations which differ, by the peasants who came to sell their production (vegetables, breeding, handicrafts). Finally women calculate the benefit of the day or compare the products, the girls are beautiful, men clink rice alcohol while discussing horses and land.

    After lunch in Bac Ha, walk to visit hamlets around Bac Ha: Ban Pho 1 and Ban Pho 2, inhabited by ethnic H'mong variegated. Visit the abandoned house of Huang A Tuong, a former H'mong chief.

    Dinner and night at Bac Ha.
     
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  • Day 7
    Bac Ha – Xin Man – Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang
    Road to Ha Giang crossing Xin Man & Hoang Su Phi. 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. Lunch along the way.

    Arrival in Ha Giang at the end of the day. Dinner in town and night at the hotel.

    Note: Bac Ha-Xi Man-Hoang Su Phi traffic may only be possible for the motorcycle and the 7-seater car provided there is good weather. We will offer another direct route Bac Ha-Ha Giang for cars over 7 places.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 8
    Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Dong Van

    Departure for DongVan via QuangBa, 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 and Meo Vac, a plateau that appears as a succession 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.

    On arrival at Dong Van, installation in the hotel and night at Dong Van.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 9
    Dong Van – Ha Giang

    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 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. Visit DongVan Market, then drive to visit the abandoned home of Vuong Chinh Duc, a former H'mong chief.

    Lunch en route, dinner and night at Ha Giang.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 10
    Ha Giang – Hanoi
    After breakfast, drive long day to Hanoi. Stops at pleasure to extend the legacy, take pictures, or make contact with the villagers.

    Upon arrival in Hanoi. Installation at the hotel. Dinner and night in Hanoi.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.
     
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  • Day 11
    Hanoi

    Continuation of the visit of the city Hanoi: the temple of Grand Genius 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), the Ethnography museum, the old Hanoi district ...

    Lunch and dinner in town. In the evening: puppet shows on the water. Night at the hotel.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 12
    Hanoi – Ha Long

    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. Explore Halong Bay on the Oriental Sails Cruise - one of the best 3-star cruises in Halong Bay.

    08:00 - 08:30 Departure in 3.5 hours at Hon Gai International Port, visit the private waiting room of Oriental Sails JSC - The OS Lounge.
    12h30 - 13h00 Welcome aboard, embark on oriental sails followed by a cruise briefing.
    13:00 - 15:30 Enjoy local seafood while Eastern Sails sail along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.
    15:30 - 16:30 Visit of the fishing village

    They are interested in local daily life: Take a trip by wooden oar boat (about 45 minutes) around the fishing village of Vung Vieng - one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is located in a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent facilities for good photos. It is a chance to know better the daily life of the fishermen of the village. After the visit, you can swim around the boat.

    16h30 - 17h30 Come back to Les Voiles Orientales and get some rest while the sun begins to set.
    17: 30-19: 00 Enjoy Happy Hour at the bar and on the solarium and join our cooking class with Oriental Sails Chef
    19:00 Dinner is served. Participation in other activities, night squid fishing or singing activities are available until 22:00.

    Night aboard Cong Do Area.

    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 13
    Ha Long – Hanoi

    If Hanoi was Thang Long, "Flight of the Dragon", Halong Bay, "Descent of the Dragon", and its unreal chaos of rocky peaks, the fruit of the frolics of this beast, mistress of the waters. The ghostly pitons cut the horizon into bluish teeth or sunken mountains, of which only the summits emerge, in caverns and caves where the waves disappear, in the play of mists and clouds, in 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.

    06:30 - 07:00 Start your day with a Tai Chi exercise on the terrace.
    07:00 - 09:00 Catch the morning view on the seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast cruising to Thien Canh Son Cave.
    09:00 - 09:30 Visit Thien Canh Son Cave - the medium-sized and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
    09:30 - 10:00 Restitution of the cabins. Luggage can be delivered to reception.
    10:00 - 11:00 Return to the port. Have lunch on board.
    12: 00 Landing of the eastern sails and return to Hanoi.

    Dinner and night at the hotel.


    Meals included : breakfast, lunch, dinner.

     
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  • Day 14
    Hanoi – Departure flight
    After breakfast at the hotel, you are free for personal pleasures 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)
PRICE OF THE TRIP
(price per person in EURO)
These prices are valid until 09/30/2020
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 830 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a personalized 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.
 
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NOTES
  • A supplement will be added to the price of your trip during the period of Christmas and New Year (from 24 of December 2020 to 04 of January 2021), as well as during the period of the festivities for Tet (from 10 of February to 17 of February 2021)

City name/ 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/
NGHIA LO
NghiaLo Hotel**
(Superior Room)
http://www.nghialohotel.com.vn/
NghiaLo Hotel**
(Superior Room)
http://www.nghialohotel.com.vn/
TAM DUONG
Muong Thanh Lai Chau***
(Deluxe Room)
http://laichau.muongthanh.com/
Muong Thanh Lai Chau***
(Executive Suite)
http://laichau.muongthanh.com/
SA PA
Sa Pa Boutique***
(Superior city view)
http://www.boutiquesapahotel.com/
Pao’s Sapa****
(Deluxe room)
http://paoshotel.com/
BAC HA
CongFu Hotel**
 (Standard Room)
https://cong-fu-bac-ha-vn.book.direct/fr-fr
CongFu Hotel**
 (Standard Room)
https://cong-fu-bac-ha-vn.book.direct/fr-fr
HA GIANG
Chez Habitant
(Confort Sommaire)
Truong Xuan resort***
 (Garden View Bungalow)
http://hagiangresort.com/
DONG VAN
Hoa Cuong Hotel***
(Standard Room)
http://kshoacuong.vn/
Hoa Cuong Hotel***
(Standard Room)
http://kshoacuong.vn/
HA LONG
Oriental Sails
 (Superior Room)
https://www.orientalsails.com/
Garden Bay ***
 (Deluxe Cabin)
http://www.gardenbaycruise.com/
 

These prices include
  • Transport by road with a private vehicle and air conditioned.
  • Accommodations as mentioned in the program and breakfast included
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Professional guide during the whole trip
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Hanoi / Laocai / Hanoi overnight train tickets, air-conditioned cabin ticket shared by 4 people
  • Rickshaw tour in the old quarters of Hanoi;
  • The ticket to see the water puppet show in Hanoi
  • The day aboard a junk in Halong Bay including lunch and dinner with seafood;
  • Boat tours to Perfume Pagoda, Halong Ter, Cat Ba.
These prices do not include
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa  fees to the Vietnamese Embassy, in your country or at the airport
  • Beverages, tip and personal expenses Insurances and assistance
  • Every other service that has not been mentioned as « included »
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