Trekking tour in Vietnam
For nature lovers and adventurers, we recommend a trip to the northwest region of Vietnam. Walk through beautiful rice paddies amidst majestic mountains and stay in charming hotels and eco-lodges in nature. Visit minority villages and learn about their people, their cultures, crafts and daily lives. End with a cruise in the enchanting Bai Tu Long Bay. Sail between towering karst mountains, explore caves and hidden lagoons by kayak; try your hand at squid fishing; relax and soak up the sun on the upper deck. Itineraries may change slightly depending on local events and availability of accommodations.
* Price per person based on 2 travelers
Inclusive / Exclusive
PER PERSON EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
- Government taxes
- Entrance fees to attractions
- Overnight in hotels in double room
- 24/7 team support
- Breakfast included
- Local SIM card with data package included
- Gift on arrival
- Full-board from the 3rd to 7th and 11th
- Half-board on 2nd;8th;9th and 12th
- Private transport in A/C vehicle with English speaking guide and Vietnamese chauffeur
- Visits and activities not mentioned in “included”
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Lunches & dinners except mentioned in "included"
- Beverages during meals
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Early check in and late check out
You are greeted at Hanoi Airport by your driver. After settling into the hotel, you immerse yourself in one of the only Asian capitals that has reconciled its past with modern development. Depending on your arrival time, you have the opportunity to visit the museum of ethnography, which will prepare you for your adventure.
Today, be driven to Ninh Binh. Your first stop will be Hoa Lu, the first royal capital of Vietnam established from 968 to 1010 under 3 dynasties, Dinh, Le and Ly.
You will then head towards Tam Coc where you will have the opportunity to climb the Mua cave to admire the panoramic landscape of Tam Coc.
After lunch, you will take a sampan, a traditional boat, for a river trip through the rice fields to the sacred caves of Tam Coc. The enormous limestone mountains plunging into the rice fields have earned this place the name of terrestrial Halong Bay in similarity to the landscapes of Halong Bay.
Today's visit will be Pu Luong valley, a nature reserve located about 4 hours southwest of Hanoi. Reach your accommodation at lunchtime, where you can enjoy some free time to explore the area, offering beautiful panoramic views in a peaceful setting. In the early afternoon, you will leave for a 6 km hike in the surroundings. Overnight in Pu Luong.
After breakfast, Mai Chau will be your next stop. A valley located at the foot of the Hoang Lien Mountains, surrounded by lakes, rice fields, and small hamlets sheltering many ethnic groups, notably the Dzao, the Muong and the Thais.
In the afternoon, explore the small ethnic villages of Mai Chau by bike, including the villages of Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac, and Chieng Chau. You are warmly welcomed by the locals. It will be an opportunity to chat with them and discover traditional habits and customs. This bike ride of about 2 to 3 hours allows you to discover the spectacular landscapes of Mai Chau but also the rhythm of life of the Vietnamese countryside. Dinner on-site and overnight at Mai Chau.
After breakfast, departure for the highlands of Moc Chau. The road is long but in good condition. Stop along the way to visit the ethnic villages of Mong and Thai. Arrival at Nghia Lo at the end of the afternoon. Overnight in Nghia Lo.
After breakfast, drive to Mu Cang Chai. Stop in the Tu Le valley for an excursion through rice terraces and suspension bridges to reach the ethnic villages. After lunch at Tu Le, you pass the Khau Pha pass, an ideal place for beautiful photos on the rice terraces. Arrival at Mu Cang Chai considered one of the favorite destinations of all those who love nature and adventure.
Dinner on-site and overnight at Mu Cang Chai.
After breakfast, you will go for a walk with your guide in the surroundings, offering magnificent landscapes. Visit the Mu Cang Chai market, the Ba Nha bridge to the rice fields of Mam Xoi, and the Pu Nhu waterfall. Overnight at Mu Cang Chai.
After breakfast, drive to Sapa via Than Uyen with beautiful landscapes: rice fields, tea plantations ... Arrival in Sapa and free time. Overnight in Sapa.
After lunch, you will visit the village of Cat Cat in the Muong Hoa Valley, where the Black H'mong minority live. Meet some local families to learn more about their traditional customs. In the afternoon, return to Hanoi. Dinner at your leisure and overnight in Hanoi.
Nearly ten centuries ago, King Ly Thai To saw a dragon rise above the river. This dream revealed the location of the new capital, as well as its name Thang Long (the Dragon that takes off). Astrologers and geomancers contributed to an urbanism of which we can still see the traces in the garden city, which is dotted with lakes and still has beautiful remains. Whether royal, commercial or intellectual, the activities have their own neighborhood. You can visit the city's temples, the ethnography museum, the embassy district and much more. Dinner at your leisure.
After your drive towards Halong, embark on your cruise to discover the less touristic Bai Tu Long Bay. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave. Kayak to explore lagoons, swim, relax at Cap La Beach. Relax and enjoy sunset with Happy Hour (from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.) while the boat sails in the Cong Dong - Cong area Do. BBQ dinner (on the terrace if the weather permitting, otherwise in the restaurant). Free evening to participate in board game or squid fishing activities, play the guitar, watch movies or karaoke (prior request) or taste the variety of drinks in our luxury sky bar (drinks not included). Overnight on board.
We recommend getting up early to watch the sunrise from the upper deck. Introduction to Tai Chi. Visit the fishing village of Vung Vieng by bamboo boat to discover the daily life of the fishing communities. Return to the main boat and relax. Back at the dock, your vehicle will take you back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
It's your last day, take advantage of your last moments to possibly go shopping. Your driver will then pick you up to drive you to the airport for your international flight.
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