vietnam tours - vietnam vacation: vietnam northern loop 22 days
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VIET NAM NORTHERN LOOP 22 Days Website: www.asianatravelmate.com
Phone: +84 989 177 686
Vietnam is a country of three-quarter is mountains, a country of 54 minorities who is considered themselves as Dragons children, Fairy's grandchildren". Topographically, Vietnam is a verdant tapestry of soaring mountains, fertile deltas, primeval forests inhabited by exotic fauna, sinuous rivers, mysterious caves, otherworldly rock formations, and heavenly waterfalls and beaches. Beyond nature, the curious and open-minded visitor will find in Vietnam a feast of culture and history. The richness of Vietnam's origins is evident throughout its culture. Spiritual life in Vietnam is grand panoply of belief systems, including Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Tam Giao (literally 'triple religion'), which is a blend of Taoism, popular Chinese beliefs, and ancient Vietnamese animism. Vietnam Northern Loop tours exhibits the mysterious of the nation and its people that tourists need to know upon arrival Vietnam. On route, they can see all the fertile deltas, forests and caves at verdant tapestry of soaring mountains, sinuous rivers with its waterfall and Heavenly Halong bay beaches.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival Pick up at arrival in Noi Bai airport by our driver, transfer to hotel. Check in hotel in Hanoi. Our Customer Care Executive will meet you at the hotel at 18 00 pm for a trip briefing, answering your questions, as well as giving you some travelling tips in Vietnam. O/N in Hanoi. (Welcome Dinner is included)
Day 2: Hoa Lu Tam Coc We leave Hanoi at 08.00 and head south for a 2-hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries and then move on to Tam Coc for a 2 hours and a half boat trip along Boi river. Along the way we will visit caves and ancient temples. After lunch we can visit Bich Dong Pagoda. Stay overnight in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) Day 3: Tam Coc Mai Chau 8:00AM: after having breakfast, we drive toward one-side of Bai Dinh Pagoda by Hoang Long River to visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Trekking route approximately 3 hours to visit the Tro Chi one thousand years old tree. Having lunch in the head quarter of the park after visit Ancient People cave to learn about a part of life of original Viet people. After lunch we leave for Mai Chau Lac village a White Thai ethnic minority village. Arrive in picturesque Mai Chau valley which it surrounded by spectacular Karst rock formations and picturesque rice paddies. Free for personal exploration of this beautiful little village of White Thai minority or some of the prettiest greenery weve ever seen seems to stretch out endlessly across in all directions. This evening following dinner, we will have the opportunity for more cultural interaction, before retiring for overnight in a house on stilts. Enjoy our local style Dinner in a Thai traditional stilt house. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) Day 4: Mai Chau trekking to Xo village and return to Mai Chau After breakfast, we drive for a short distance to Xam Khoe village and start five hour trek from Xo village to Na Meo village. Have lunch at Xo (pronounce is Soh) after 2 first hours walk (8km). On the way we will have plenty of wonderful pictures and learn much about culture of White Thai minority. Our diver will pick us up at Na Meo village and take us back to Lac village for dinner. Spend second night in this village. Overnight in Mai Chau. Trekking distance ~ 15 km. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Day 5: Mai Chau Xa Linh Pa Co Son La Depart Hanoi at 07 00 am for a an hour heading north-west to visit Sa Linh market. From here we start a walk up hill to Pa Co village where have Green HMong who dress in green indigo clothes which make a special typical of one between others four ethnic HMong group. Roam around village then return to the bus, drive to Moc Chau green tea and milk farm town for lunch. You will have opportunity to enjoy the famous Moc Chau green tea and Moc Chau milk. After lunch we drive to Son La town. Overnight in Son La. (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Fresh milk in Moc Chau & Dinner are included) Day 6: Son La Dien Bien Phu Following breakfast we will visit Son La prison, the remains of a former French prison where is exhibited how French Colony treat the political prisoners under the horrific conditions. We then drive to Dien Bien Phu with stop for lunch at Tuan Giao town before enter in to the longest pass of Vietnam, Pha Din Pass, the sinuous road to Dien Bien Phu city . On the way, we visit the General Vo Nguyen Giap Bunker which was used in the war against the French. Overnight at hotel in Dien Bien. Driving section: ~ 180km (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included) Day 7: Dien Bien Phu Muong Te Muong Lay or Phong Tho town An early morning, we leave for visiting bunker of General De Castries before head toward Muong Te boarder town or Phong Tho town. This upstream area of the Da River is settled by many ethnic minority groups including the Thai, Ha Nhi, Cong , Si La and La Hu, just some of Vietnam's most colourful ethnic groups. The roads conditions are very poor; however the verdant and rugged mountain scenery combined with the colorful local population makes the hardship all worthwhile. Along the way we stop at seldom visited villages, a great chance for photographers. Overnight at a hotel in Muong Lay town. Please take note: visiting Mng T boarder town will be cancelled if the road is broken or might not be allowed by local police after several sensitive political troubles have just happened sometimes. In case of skipping Muong Te, mean we will not stay in Lan Anh I hotel in Muong Lay town and we drive straight to Phong Tho Townville to stay overnight in Lan Anh II hotel, the best hotel of Lai Chau. Of course going to Muong Te is the first choice.
Driving distance: Option 1: Dien Bien - Muong Lay Muong Te Muong Lay ~300km. Arriving hotel very late. Option 2: Dien Bien - Phong Tho ~200km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Day 8: Muong Lay - Phong Tho Thac Bac Sapa We start to visit the nice valley of Lai Chau will be underwater in a construction plan of the biggest hydropower station in Southeast Asia. On the way we stop to visit Nm m village, a village of Lo L people (other names as Lo, L, Nhun, Dun) to see a typical people come to Binh Lu District from Lao 300 years ago. Via Tam Duong market, even it is not on market day but it is still the center market of many inhabitant minorities from around. Continue to drive to the Silver Waterfall and the Gateway to Heaven: these 02 sites located about 15 km from Sapa Town on the road from Sapa to Lai Chau province, we also stop at the highest traffic pass of Vietnam in Hoang Lien mountain ranges (or Tram Ton pass 2047m above sea level), between Sapa and Binh Lu town which offers stunning panoramic view of the roof of Indochina, the Fansipan mountain (3143m above sea level) and the deep valley below. Then we drive to Sapa and overnight in Sapa. + There are some markets might be seen along the way as: - Muong Hum market, Tam Duong market, Binh Lu market on route Phong Tho to Sapa Driving distance: Muong Lay Sapa ~200km or Phong Tho Sapa 120km (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included)
Day 9: Sapa Cat Cat Y Linh Ho Ta Van day trek We weak up in the fresh and pure morning in wild nature, where you can take deep breath before you start the tough day. We descend through well protected forest and after a couple of hours of hiking; we stop for a picnic lunch. We will then continue descending toward the valley. On the way you will be able to enjoy valley views and beautiful surrounding. We arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority. Continuing in the late afternoon, we spend the night at a local house of Ta Van village with the inhabitant Zay ethnic minority nearby Muong Hoa River. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included)
Day 10: Ta Van Giang Ta Chai Su Pan Sapa half day trek After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su pan where you will meet our driver to transfer back to Sapa for late Lunch. In the afternoon, we are stay at leisure to do our own activities without tour guide for a romantic night. It is quite easy to find a lovely place to charm the romantic town. (Breakfast, Lunch are included) Day 11: Sapa Via a Market Bac Ha Our driver picks us up at our hotel in Sapa, then we drive us to a Market for a magnificent view to valleys still covered by jungle, making the drive unforgettable. Visit the market on the accidently day on your arrive date. Then we go to Bac Ha and stay overnight there. Visit a market day trip: Market Day, named as Cho Phien is a specific culture of minorities in northern of Vietnam. Depend on a specific day, they will grouped together and exchange things or agriculture products, animals etc and almost untouched by the modern life, where not only you have great opportunity to visit Nung, Flower Hmong, Black Dzao, Dzay minorities, but also you can experience the daily life of those local people. The markets day on route from Sapa to Bac Ha is settle as the following list: + Tuesday is Coc Ly market, + Wednesday is Cao Son market + Thursday is Lung Khau Nhin market, + Friday is Ta Thang market + Saturday is Can Cau market, Pha Long market, + Sun day are most popular are Muong Khuong market, Bac Ha market. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)