Vietnam-eco-tours

Featured

DISCOVER HA GIANG & BA BE LAKE 5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

Discover Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac and Ba Be lake 5 days 4 nights takes you to the most stupendous region of Vietnam, the massif area of the Black H’mong of Dong Van, Meo Vac and the Ma Pi Leng Pass. An extremely wild region of limestone peaks, black granite needles (the locals call them “stone forests”), vertiginous canyons, limitless panoramas, and the local Black H’mong. The men are remarkably elegant, dressed in black, with a beret, a souvenir of their great allies the French. Historically they are a proud race of fearless warriors. Continue to the magical Babe Lake, through another very spectacular mountain road. The region is the must see of North Vietnam, especially for the Ma Pi Leng Pass between Dong Van and Meo Vac, considered as the most amazing road in the entire country.
Tour code: PRT
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Ba Be lake, Northeast, Vietnam.
Duration: 5 days
 
Tour itinerary:
 
Day 1: Ha Noi - Ha Giang
Day 2: Ha Giang - Dong Van
Day 3: Dong Van - Ma Pi Leng Pass - Meo Vac - Bao Lac- Ba Be Lake
Day 4: Ba Be Lake - Puong Cave - Dau Dang Waterfall
Day 5: Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi
 
Day 1: Ha Noi - Ha Giang (L, D)

Discover Ha Giang, terraced rice field
At 8am you will be collected from your hotel for departure to Road No 2 Hanoi - Viet Tri - Tuyen Quang - Ha Giang. On the way, you will stop for an excellent lunch among gardens in Tan Quang and continue on to Ha Giang arriving around 6pm. You will then go to a nearby Tay village, where you will have an evening meal and spend the night in a traditional house of a local family.
 
Day 2: Ha Giang - Dong Van (B, L, D)

Discovery Hagiang, Hmong ethnic minority
Today you will encounter some spectacular landscape. After acquiring a mandatory permit at the Immigration Office, you will begin your journey to Dong Van across a series of long passes. You will have lunch on route in the small but beautiful mountain town of Tam Son. Then you will head to the majestic King of the H’mong’s Palace, a fortress built by a local chief allied with the French against the Vietminh, Vuong Chin Duc. The palace, built in the early 1900s was designed in the ancient Chinese architectural style of the Man Qing era, made from materials such as solid stone, wood and terracotta tiles. After continuing your journey you will arrive at Hoa Cuong hotel around 5pm in time for dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.
 
Day 3: Dong Van - Ma Pi Leng Pass - Meo Vac - Bao Lac- Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

Discovery Hagiang, Nho Que river
An absolutely unforgettable day! It starts with a visit to the market of Dong Van, where the locals shop before returning to their mountain hamlets. We then climb a pass up to the French Fortress of Pu Lo, built in 1890 and evacuated in 1945, from which we enjoy a spectacular view of the entire region.
The road climbs on 15 km up to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a gigantic maze of limestone peaks, "stone forests", and canyons, a unique landscape of the world. Descending into the valley of Meo Vac, we continue snaking through the mountains, cross the river, and arrive in the village of Bao Lac, where we have lunch. We take the mountain road Bao Lac - Cao Bang. Before Cao Bang, another one of our little secrets : a gorgeous small road snaking through the mountains to the Tay village of Cho Ra and then down to the Tay village, where you are welcomed by ethnic Tay family in their traditional stilted house. If it’s hot, do like the local kids, just jump in the lake! You will enjoy a superb dinner with local dishes) on the river terrace.
 
Day 4: Ba Be Lake - Puong Cave (B, L, D)

Discovery Hagiang, Ba Be lake
A treat! Breakfast on the lakeside, then a short walk to the house owner’s boat, which takes you through the entire length of the 3 connected lakes (Ba Be - “3 bays”) and up the Nang River, to an astonishing site: Dong Puong, an enormous tunnel 300 mtrs long that the river has cut through a limestone mountain.
The boat then goes down river to the small village of Hua Tang, as simple and authentic as you have been dreaming of! Lunch will be in a local house alongside the river. After lunch, a short walk through the jungle takes you to the very scenic Thac Dau Dang Waterfalls, a series of spectacular cascades between sheer rock walls. Return by boat for another delightful evening at your Tay house.
 
Day 5: Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi (B, L)

Discovery Hagiang, Hua Ma cave, Ba Be NP
Relax in Bo Lu and depart on a secret road of ours, following the river and then snaking from pass to pass through the hills of Central North Vietnam. You may find the locals are fascinated by you for few tourists ever go that particular and spectacular way. We then visit Hua Ma cave after join the main road to Ha Noi, with a short stop for lunch in local restaurant. Return to your hotel before dark.
 
The fact...

- We take you to the parts other can't reach!
 
Climate
From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.
 
Transport:
- Boat
- Vehicle
 
Tour Guides:
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guide(s) speak excellent English.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
 
Meals:
- 4 breakfasts.
- 5 lunches.
- 4 dinners.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes.
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
 
Accommodation:
- Homestay (3 nights)
- Hotel (1 night)
Clean and comfortable homestays/ hotels with air-conditioning provided.

RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour. Valid from 30 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2017

Group

1p

2p

3p

4p

5p

6p

7p

8p

Single Spp

Cost/pp

853

530

415

382

358

352

337

332

NA


 
Tour price includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.
+ All private transfer and transportation
+ Home-stay
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Private boat trip
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
 
Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Other services not mentioned above.
 
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes.
+ We also recommend packing insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
+ Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip.
 
Other tours