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Rice Fields and Misty Peaks - 8 Days

Rice Fields and Misty Peaks

Vietnam · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Discover the awe-inspiring mountainous north of the Sapa region in-depth. Trek across scenic mountains, colorful markets and laid-back wooden villages of a myriad of fascinating indigenous minorities.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi → Sapa
Day 2 - Sapa → Lao Cai
Day 3 - Lao Cai → Bac Ha
Day 4 - Bac Ha → Hoang Su Phi
Day 5 - Hoang Su Phi
Day 6 - Ha Giang → Dong Van
Day 7 - Dong Van → Ha Giang
Day 8 - Ha Giang → Hanoi

What is included

  • Private transportation on tour in air conditioned vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation at standard hotels with breakfast
  • Meals mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Sightseeing English speaking guide in each location
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi → Sapa

Picked up for departure from hotel in Hanoi center at 08:00 for road transfer to Sapa via the new highway with 2 stops along the way for break.

Sa Xeng and Sau Chua visit

Arrive in Sa Pa at 13:00. Have lunch in a local restaurant and check in hotel for a short rest. Leave hotel at 15:00 for afternoon excursion to Sa Xeng and Sau Chua Villages. First, drive along the tarmac for 8 km from hotel to Hau Thao Village.

Then enjoy a leisure walk along the good village path through the stunning valley located east of Sapa Town, paying visiting to several hamlets of the Black H'mong. Picked up again after the walk at KM32 Bridge for 5 km road transfer back to hotel. Evening is free to explore Sa Pa town.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Hanoi → Sapa294 km 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Holiday Sapa Hotel

Deluxe Sapa

day
2
Sapa → Lao Cai

Ban Khoang & Can Ho

After breakfast, check out at 08:30, and follow the road 18 km to Ban Khoang Commune. Spend an hour walking to visit Can Ho Village of the Red Zao Ethnic which is set in a stunning valley, northeast of Sa Pa.

Ta Giang Phinh

Then back to the road again for moving 10 km further to Ta Giang Phinh Village, enjoy another walk to visit a Hmong village before having picnic lunch break. Driving slowly after lunch uphill for 1.5 hours, enjoying marvelous scenery before stop for visiting a small school in Pa Cheo Village.

Muong Vi Valley

Continue the road trip for 20 km to Muong Vi Valley, walking along a large village path for about an hour to explore this charming valley which is home to the Zay Ethnic peoples. Picked up in mid-afternoon and transfer by road to Lao Cai, check in hotel, dinner and relax.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Sapa → Lao Cai21 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Thien Hai Hotel

Deluxe Lao Cai

day
3
Lao Cai → Bac Ha

After breakfast check out of the hotel at 8:00. If on Tuesday: Attend Coc Ly Market; Wednesday - Cao Son Market; Thursday - Lung Khau Nhin Market; Saturday - Can Cau Market; Sunday - Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market in the morning.

Trekking around Lao Cai area

If on other day without market: The excursion will be a combination of road trip with short walks and visits to local tribal villages along the border route: Lao Cai - Muong Khuong - Si Ma Cai - Bac Ha which is famous for breathtaking landscapes as well as unique way of living of the hill-tribal peoples living long the border line to China.

In afternoon, enjoy leisure walk around Ban Pho Valley, home to the Flowery Hmong and Tay, and the Old Palace of Hoang A Tuong, a beautiful relic of architect of early 20th Century.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Lao Cai → Bac Ha72 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Thanh Nhu Hotel

Standard Bac Ha

day
4
Bac Ha → Hoang Su Phi

Rice terraces visit

After breakfast, leave Bac Ha at 08:00. Transfer along the new tarmac 18 km to Ban Gia Valley, walking 1 hour to visit Flowery Hmong village and enjoy spectacular terraced fields. Then the trip continues along a narrow tarmac which winds along the border line and the Chay River for 70 km to Hoang Su Phi via Xin Man townlet.

This is picturique route which offers fascinating scenery of the famous Chay River Massiff, enjoy many photo stops along the way. Check in hotel at noon and lunch break. Afternoon: Road trip 25 km around Ban Luoc and Ho Thau valley, part of national heritage of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields. Pay a visit to Red Zao and Nung Villages in Ho Thau. Back to the hotel at about 17:00, relax and dinner.

Overnight at the hotel.



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Bac Ha → Hoang Su Phi89 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Thuan An Hotel

Standard Hoang Su Phi

day
5
Hoang Su Phi

Ban Nhung & Ta Su Choong Valley

After breakfast, leave the hotel at 8.30 for the morning excursion to explore the remote valley named Ban Nhung and Ta Su Choong, which is a part of Hoang Su Phi National Heritage of Terraced Fields and home to three ethnic groups: H'mong, Zao and Nung.

Nam Ty & Thong Nguyen Valley

Moving in vehicle along narrow cement road for 35 km with stops for beautiful scenery and short walks to visit villages, meet local peoples at homes and at works. Afternoon is the same combination of moving along the road (47 km) and short walks around Nam Ty and Thong Nguyen Valley, another fascinating part of Hoang Su Phi National Heritage and then transfer 45 km along national road 2 to Ha Giang.

Check in hotel at about 17:00 and free to explore this border city. Dinner is served in a local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.


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Hoang Su Phi → Ha Giang107 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cao Nguyen Hotel

Standard Ha Giang

day
6
Ha Giang → Dong Van

Dong Van Plateau

After breakfast in a local restaurant, check out early and leave Ha Giang at 7:30. Moving along national road 4C 145 km, through Dong Van Limestone Plateau, famous for its magnificence and a member of Global Geo-Park.

Highlights of the day includes: Stop at Quan Ba Heaven Gate, walk up to the top of Co Tien Mountain for the marvelous panorama of Quan Ba Valley. Visit to Nam Dam Village of the Red Zao. Visit Lung Tam Village of the Hmong, famous with H'mong textile workshop. Lunch break in Yen Minh town let after passing over Yen Minh Pass.

Drive after lunch uphill Pho Cao Pass to the area of immense karst rock of Dong Van Plateau. Walk around ancient commercial town in Pho Bang. Visit Lung Cam Tren Village - enjoy KHEN played and dance. Visit the historical site of the Vuong Palace known as H'mong King Palace. Arriving to Dong Van town, check in hotel and enjoy leisure walk around Dong Van Valley.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Ha Giang → Dong Van137 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hoa Cuong Hotel

Standard Dong Van

day
7
Dong Van → Ha Giang

After breakfast, enjoy coffee at the Old Clay-wall Palace and then leave Dong Van at 08:30.

Ha Giang

Highlighted with the 28 km road ride over Ma Pi Leng Pass to Meo Vac, famous pass in VN for imposing mountains. Having many photo stops before paying visit to Ma Pi Leng Village, set near the top of the pass. It is where the best value of cultivating land and fresh water can be learnt evidently. Then proceeding slowly downhill to Meo Vac. Take a short walk around this charming town before coffee break.

Continue from Meo Vac along a quiet tarmac for 55 km to Ly Bon with a break at the midway to explore Niem Son Commune. Then moving along road 34A for the whole afternoon to get through the lush lowland of Cao Bang and Ha Giang Provinces via Bao Lam, Bao Lac and Bac Me townlets highlighted with 2 short walk along the Gam River and in Tan Minh Valley. Arriving back to Ha Giang City at about 16:00, check in hotel and relax.

Overnight at the hotel.



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Dong Van → Ha Giang137 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cao Nguyen Hotel

Standard Ha Giang

day
8
Ha Giang → Hanoi

After breakfast, check out hotel at 09:00 for road trip to Hanoi with several break for short walk along the way, especially the walk through tea farm in Tuyen Quang.

Lunch break in Tuyen Quang. Arriving back in Hanoi at about 17:00.




Q
Ha Giang → Hanoi292 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Sapa
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Holiday Sapa Hotel

Deluxe
Lao Cai
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Thien Hai Hotel

Deluxe
Bac Ha
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Thanh Nhu Hotel

Standard
Hoang Su Phi
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Thuan An Hotel

Standard
Ha Giang
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Cao Nguyen Hotel

Standard
Dong Van
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Hoa Cuong Hotel

Standard

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Dec 2018$1353

Photos

Mu Cang Chai
Red Dzao Woman
Terrace Field
Black Hmong Woman
Lao Cai
Hmong Woman
Ha Giang
Hanoi

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