• Travel in Vietnam: North of the country in 12 days to plunge in life of local ethnic groups, wild landscapes of isolated mountain without missing many World Heritages...

Travel in Vietnam: Adventure in north in 12 days

    Travel in Vietnam - Adventure in north in 12 days.

    We offer this travel in Vietnam 12 days to quietly enjoy all aspects of this region which is the origin of the Vietnamese culture. You will discover the most tumultuous moments in local history and the cradle of Vietnamese culture, meet many people of the country by plunging yourself into nature with all the different aspects.

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    Interests of this trip:

    Hanoi: It is the millennial capital of the country where you will discover all its treasures concerning the architectural, natural, historical and cultural values...

    Can Cau Market, Bac Ha Market: Great moments to experience the typical ethnic life in the high mountain in fabulous scenery, unique atmosphere... The market of ethnic groups is not only reserved for trade but first of all it is a place to exchange news, to meet each other…

    Sapa: Ancient climate resort of the French people at the beginning of the 20th century which is now known by the sublime landscapes of the high mountain, the rice terraces, the cultural wealth of its peoples like Black Hmong, Red Dao, Giay...

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    Mai Chau: An idyllic valley inhabited by the Thai people: A great moment to share life together in a peaceful and poetic setting.

    Thac Ba: A point of ecotourism to live with the local people amid splendid landscapes. You will spend a night with the Dao ethnic group in the houses on stilts by the lake.

    Halong Bay On Land in Vietnam characterized by the landscapes of the limestone rocks in the middle of the marshes, is the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the World classified by UNESCO in the north of the country.

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    Halong Bay: Natural Heritage of the Humanity, 7th New World Natural Wonder with a memorable night in a traditional but comfortable junk.

    This trip includes many activities: Walking, trek, junk, bike, motorcycle, train, boat, folklore show, cooking class ... with nights in homestay in rural areas to show you a Vietnam with several aspects, different moments...

    Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi:
    To start this travel in Vietnam, pick up with guide and driver at the Hanoi airport. Transfer city known by the perfect blend of Western and Oriental architecture style, shady old streets, natural lakes, the bustling old quarter without stops, economic booms, young population...

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    Coffee together before a walking tour in city center to visit the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, the French Quarter to see the Opera House, the Metropole Hotel. Check in for rest.
    The after - noon, visit: Temple of Literature where the feudal dynasties of Vietnam formed the royal servants or mandarins with the philosophy of Confucianism; Ba Dinh Square where are located the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and the most beautiful buildings in the Indochina era as: Ancient Palace of the Governors of Indochina, the former Ministry of Finance of Indochina, the Sarraut Albert High School...

    Day 2: Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai
    Visit the Museum of National History. Built in the 30's with the style of Indochina architecture, Museum of Louis Finot, the former name of the Museum of National History of Vietnam, was a branch of the French School of the Far East depending Institute of Inscriptions and beautiful Letters of the French Academy.

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    A rickshaw ride in the old city of Hanoi before visiting the ethnographic museum displaying the material and immaterial values ​​of 54 people living in the territory of Vietnam before taking the overnight train to Lao Cai city near China.

    Day 3: Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Can Cau Market (Saturdays)
    After arriving in Lao Cai train station in 6 o'clock, two hours drive by car in the deep mountains to go to Bac Ha for breakfast. Then 45 minutes to get to the Can Cau market happening once a week where the Flower Hmong ethnic group comes to refuel, but also to meet each other in traditional costume.

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    Take breaks to photograph the beautiful, splendid landscapes of mountains: Rice terrace zigzagging between forests of pines. Visit the former palace of the head of the ethnic army during the French Vietnamese war where you can taste corn alcohol.
    Two hours trek through the village of Flower Hmong with the bucolic landscape which is characterized by mountain ridges, terraced rice fields, gardens of fruit trees, scenes of daily life of local people ... a beautiful souvenir for you!

    Day 4: Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Sapa
    The morning is for the Bac Ha market which is held once a week. Bac Ha market is the meeting point of the local ethnic groups to refuel and to meet each other in an extraordinary atmosphere of the colors of traditional costumes, merchandises ... A unique atmosphere!
    45 minutes by car before walking in 1h through the valley covered with green paddy fields of Tay people living in wooden houses on stilts. After the walk, this is the boat trip on Chay River.

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    Pause at the Chinese border before getting to Sapa. Built from 1903 in1500 meters, Sapa was the former resort of the French people during the time of Indochina. Known by the cool climate, the charm of nature, ethnic groups, rice terraces ... Sapa is now the first destination in the mountains of northern Vietnam. You will spend a sacred day with us!

    Day 5: Sapa
    In the morning, walk in 2 hours in Lao Chai - Ta Van valley covered with terraced rice fields and villages of the Black Hmong. The afternoon is for a walk about 1h 30 in the wild My tra - Ta phin valley. Before finishing the walk, you can visit a school by meeting teachers who talk a little about their life and situation of the education of children of ethnic groups in the valley.

    Day 6: Sapa - Thac Ba Lake
    The morning is free or visit the botanical garden of Sapa. After check out hotel, departure by car to the Thac Ba Lake.Thac Ba Lake is a destination of community tourism during your trip in Vietnam. Considered as one of the largest artificial lakes in the country, Thac Ba was created in the middle of the mountain during the construction of the hydroelectric dam in 1970.

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    Walk in the village of Vu Linh on arrival if you have free time to enjoy the splendid landscapes of terraced rice fields, palm forests, beautiful stilt houses of the Dao ethnic ... Night with a family.

    Day 7: Thac Ba Lake - Hanoi
    Boat ride on Thac Ba Lake. In the midst of the generous nature, the human mind becomes more relaxed. Especially when you watch the simple life of the inhabitants of the lake as the image of a small fishing boat moving on the calm waters, the fisherman putting his nets or a house on stilts leaning on a mountainside...
    Walk around the village to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of rice terraces, palm forests, beautiful stilt houses of the Dao ethnic group. Drive to Hanoi. Upon arrival, free time for shopping in the city center.

    Day 8: Hanoi - Mai Chau
    This morning, you will visit Hanoi Museums at your choice (Of Women, Army, the fine arts). Visit the West Lake, the most romantic place in Hanoi with the Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda.

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    You will continue the trip to Mai Chau Valley. We will cross the mountains characterized by valleys covered by rice fields between the chains rocks. We will go through the Hoa Binh City known by the military campaign of Lorraine in 1952 during the war in Indochina.
    After 1 hour and a half drive in the mountain from Hoa Binh, you'll arrive in the idyllic Mai Chau Valley inhabited by the Thai people in houses on stilts. After making an acquaintance with the family, you will have diner and overnight in homestay.

    Day 9: Mai Chau
    This morning, you will have a leisure bike ride for two hours. You will go through traditional villages in the endless green rice paddies of the Mai Chau Valley. You'll take a nap before a walk in the green valley. Cooking class with the family. Dinner and overnight in homestay.

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    Day 10: Mai Chau - Ninh Binh
    After breakfast with the family, depart by road to Ninh Binh known by Halong Bay On Earth. This is a huge swamp scattered of rice fields, lotus ponds, small villages ... on which arise countless limestone rocks of all shapes. After lunch, we will take a little bike ride to the pier where we will have 1:30 sampan in Halong Bay on Earth.
    At the end of the day, you will visit Bich Dong pagoda nestled in the foot of the mountains to enjoy the serene atmosphere of a Buddhist pagoda shot in the movie Indochina before returning to the family pension. After the break, you'll have a drink and karaoke with the family. What a day!

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    Day 11: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay
    Starting 4 hours drive to the famous Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage and the 8th New Natural Wonder of the World. On arrival, we will embark our junk for the first meal served on board while the junk advance in the Natural Wonder of Humanity. You can swim if time permits. It's not every day that you can swim in the Orient Sea belonging to Pacific Ocean. A memorable night on the junk.

    Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Airport
    After a quiet nigh, you will have breakfast before continuing boat ride in the maze of rocks seeming to be endless of Halong Bay. You will take the lunch before landing for departure to Hanoi. Stop in the peaceful countryside to visit the beautiful Con Son Pagoda and the temple that worships the poet tactician Nguyen Trai classified by UNESCO as Character of Humanity.
    Arrive in Hanoi, you will be free for shopping before going to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight. Unfortunately, your beautiful travel in Vietnam ends.


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