GRAND TREKKING TOUR IN NORTH
VIETNAM (17 DAYS 16 NIGHTS)
HOME – HANOI (D)
Arrival in Hanoi, the 1000-year-old capital city of Vietnam,
meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Afternoon: enjoy 1 hour rickshaw ride around the town center to
be amazed by the unique hustle and bustle of the city.
DAY 2: HANOI
Full day for exploring the fascinating city of Hanoi where old
and new things blend together, Vietnamese, Chinese and French
cultures mix together.
pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, HCM
Mausoleum, HCM House, One Pillar Pagoda, and visit the Ethnology
another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature, a
good visit at the Fine Arts Museum. Then enjoy a fascinating
walk and shopping in the famous 36 busy streets of the Old
The day is ended with an interesting water puppet performance.
Overnight in Hanoi
HANOI – MAI CHAU – TREKKING TO SAM KHOE VILLAGE (B-L-D)
out the hotel, transfer to Mai Chau by coach. From Mai Chau, put
on your backpack and start the adventure of trekking about 12 km
to Sam Khoe village.
lunch on the way and enjoy the beautiful sceneries of green
fields and the hospitality of the Thai and Black H’mong peoples.
home stay of the Thai people.
SAM KHOE – TREKKING TO PIENG VE VILLAGE (B-L-D)
the home stay, then take the whole day trekking (6hrs) to more
villages of H’Mong and Thai groups. Have lunch at a local food
stall, then passing the fields and villages to make our way to
Pieng Ve village of the H’mong people. On the way enjoy
beautiful photo stops and nice chats.
overnight at home stay of H’mong people.
PIENG VE – PA CO – SON LA (B-L-D)
and then trek (3hrs) to Pa Co village where you will have lunch
and get back to the car to be transferred to Son La.
SON LA - DIEN BIEN PHU (B-L-D)
and then transfer to Dien Bien Phu city by road. Enjoy the
scenic ride along mountainous areas and long zigzag passes. Upon
arrival in Dien Bien Phu, check in a hotel and have lunch.
afternoon, visit the famous historic sites of the former battle
field against the French in 1954. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu
DIEN BIEN PHU – LAI CHAU (B-L-D)
and then transfer to Lai Chau town located in a valley by road.
Enjoy the scenic ride along mountainous areas and long zigzag
passes. Upon arrival in, check in a hotel and walk around in the
LAI CHAU - SIN HO - PHONG THO (B-L-D)
and then transfer to Sin Ho village by car. From here we will
trek to Phong Tho small town along dirt paths, green fields, and
in Phong Tho, have lunch, check in a hotel and enjoy more
trekking to local villages in the neighbourhood in the
PHONG THO – SAPA (B-L-D)
and then transfer to Sapa by coach. Enjoy one of the most
beautiful rides in Vietnam, covering the long zigzag Tram Ton
pass (54km). Stop at the Silver Waterfall on the way.
in Sapa, check in a hotel and relax. Overnight in Sapa
SAPA – TREKKING TO TA VAN VILLAGE (B-L-D)
and start another trekking loop to Y Lin Ho village, Lao Chai
Village and Ta Van village of the H’mong, Day peoples. Full day
enjoy the breath-taking landscapes, the hospitality and
interesting cultures of the hill tribes. Wash off the dirt at
the river and relax at a home stay at Ta Van village.
TA VAN – TREKKING TO BAN HO VILLAGE (B-L-D)
Leave Ta Van village and go along rice terraces to cover the
heavy slops to and from Giang Ta Chai village of the black
H’mong group. Back to the main road and trek on to Ban Ho
village of the Tay people. Full day enjoy the beautiful
landscapes, interesting cultures of the hill tribes, and have
picnic lunch on the way.
Check-in a very nice home stay in Ban Ho. Relax at the home stay
or swim at the river. Overnight in Ban Ho village
BAN HO VILLAGE - THANH PHU VILLAGE - SAPA (B-L-D)
After breakfast, enjoy trekking to Nam Sai Village and Thanh Phu
village. Be impressed by the ways the H’mong, Dao, Day, and Tay
peoples live and their hospitality.
After lunch in Thanh Phu village, transfer back to Sapa by
Relax in the hotel. Overnight in Sapa
SAPA – HANOI BY NIGHT TRAIN (B-L-D)
time for relaxation in Sapa
check out and transfer to Lao Cai. On the way, stop at Ta Phin
village of the Red Dao people and have a look at China border.
Board a night
train back to Hanoi
the train (A/C soft berths)
DAY 14: HANOI –
HALONG BAY (B-L-D)
arrival in Hanoi by train, transfer to a restaurant for
breakfast, then transfer to Halong, a World Natural Heritage
site since 1994
Board a junk, check-in registration.
Have lunch with welcome wine.
A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga
Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a
swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching
sunset. Fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine, and spending a night
Kayaking option: Beautiful kayaking route from Titov beach to
Luon Cave for those who book kayaking option ( kayaking time
after visit the Sung Sot cave)
DAY 15: HALONG
: Have breakfast.
: Free at leisure for swimming.
Another wonderful cruise to visit Tortoise island , Man’s head
island, visit Luon cave by a small bamboo boat.
12h00 : Have
lunch on board.
13h00 : Visit
Ba Ham lake (selected according to the tides), Three Peaches
14h00 : Free
leisure for fishing and drinking
Have dinner and overnight on board.
Kayaking option: This 3D/2N itinerary is more recommended to
kayaker with opertunity to discover beautiful area. ( Paddle
from Luon Cave toward islets in shape of Man’s head island,
Tortoise island, Cua Van fishing village option ( kayaking time:
Morning and afternoon).
DAY 16: HALONG
– HANOI (B-L-D)
: Have breakfast
: Visit Bai Tu Long Bay, Teapot island, Chopstiks island , Bai
11h00 : Return
to Halong city and have lunch on board.
12h00 : Arrive
option: Paddle to Con Vit islet, Ba Hang area ( kayaking time:
Transfer to Hanoi,
check in a hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
HANOI – DEPARTURE FOR HOME SWEET HOME (B)
Free time in
Hanoi for shopping and relaxation till departure for Home Sweet
Hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin sharing,
superior rooms) and home stays where stated in the program
indicated in the program
transport on tour with A/C vehicles, boats, kayaks,
rickshaw, train, etc.
All entrance fees
for sightseeing and shows
Local English, French speaking guides.
Water en route
International flight tickets to and from Vietnam
Visa for VN
expenses such as tips, drinks,
accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions.