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Vietnam's Far North Adventure

Lying on the northernmost land of Vietnam, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Yen Minh are three districts of Ha Giang Province which are known amongst Vietnamese as the poorest but the most magnificent part of the country. The trip, which can be called challenge limestone highland on 4WD, will take you travel through this region with chances to meet tribal peoples from minority groups to understand real life for admiring.

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Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Departure: Everyday from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Easy

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Giang
It is a long road ride today for nearly 300km which take you through lush farm land of the Red River to the high mountainous region of Vietnam's northernmost land. Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 08.00 and heading north out of Hanoi and follow the national road 2 via Viet Tri and Phu Tho, enjoy natural landscape of tea plantations, green fields, palm hill...and onto Tuyen Quang where we stop for Lunch. The road gets much quieter as it ascends up the highland and you will enjoy many stops along the way for admiring stunning landscapes and paying visit to several villages of the Tay and Zao peoples along the way. Arriving in Ha Giang late in the afternoon, check in hotel, Dinner and relax.

• Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Standard Hotel in Ha Giang

Day 2: Ha Giang - Yen Minh - Dong Van
After breakfast, you'll leave Ha Giang for a drive to the small communities of Yen Minh via Quan Ba pass. The road trip up and down hills is a real challenge with many sharp bends, however the breath-taking scenery makes the hardship all worthwhile. Take a 2-hour easy trek to visit villages of Tay and Dzay peoples before lunch in Yen Minh. In the afternoon, heading to Dong Van via Ma Pi Leng pass. This is one of the best photo stop to enjoy the wonderful sightseeing of this vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in the rocky highlands . Check-in a local guest house in Dong Van. Your guide will show you the Dong Van Old Streets located by the market.

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Local guesthouse in Dong Van

Day 3: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Quan Ba
Breakfast in Dong Van then leave for the Vuong's Palace. The building used to belong to a King of H'mong people during the French domination. The palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to it mixed style of European and Chinese architecture. You might catch up a weekly market frequented the ethnic minority enroute. Late in the afternoon, you'll call at in a a flax weaving village before arriving at a guest house in Quan Ba for staying overnight

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Local guesthouse in Quan Ba

Day 4: Quan Ba - My Lam Hot Spring - Tuyen Quang
Breakfast and say good bye to Quan Ba. The road trip downhill is much faster. You will pay visiting to villages of the H'mong and Tay along the road. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant and getting to My Lam hot spring in mid afternoon, you will enjoy Lunch and relax at this beautiful spot for an hour and then transfer to Tuyen Quang town. Check in hotel and the rest few hours will be for free walk to explore this town and late afternoon market.

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Standard hotel in Tuyen Quang

Day 5: Tuyen Quang - Hanoi
Breakfast at the hotel and check out for a drive to Hanoi with breaks along the way for photos, seeing daily life and relax. Arriving in Hanoi late afternoon after six hours driving, end of the trip at your hotel in Hanoi at about 4:00 pm.

• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Royal View Hotel in Sapa

Tour price includes
• Transfer with private 4 WD car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• One way overnight train from Lao Cai to Hanoi in first class 4 bed cabin with air-conditioning
• Accommodation: 4 nights in hotel and guesthouse as stated.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
• English speaking tour guide.

Tour price excludes
• Meals not indicated in above itinerary.
• Drinks and personal expenses.



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