North Vietnam Tour Trekking Explore Hill Tribe 9 days

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North Vietnam Tour Trekking Explore Hill Tribe 9 days This “North Vietnam Tour -Trekking & explore Hill Tribe ” is for those who are adventurous but who maybe are not up to long treks. You will experience remote mountain villages in  far north of Vietnam, often close to the Chinese border. This is the land of the ethnic minorities, and it is one of the few places left in this global world. Prepare yourself to hike through incredible scenery and get an off the beaten track of the rice paddies. You will have an opportunity to interrelate with the locals by staying in Homestays, in a variety of villages and mountainous regions.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Culture, Discovery, Family, Trekking, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Moderate to Difficult
    • Group Size Medium Group
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    North Vietnam Tour Trekking Explore Hill Tribe 9 days

    This “North Vietnam Tour -Trekking & explore Hill Tribe ” is for those who are adventurous but who maybe are not up to long treks. You will experience remote mountain villages in  far north of Vietnam, often close to the Chinese border. This is the land of the ethnic minorities, and it is one of the few places left in this global world. Prepare yourself to hike through incredible scenery and get an off the beaten track of the rice paddies. You will have an opportunity to interrelate with the locals by staying in Homestays, in a variety of villages and mountainous regions.

    Enjoy the colors at a hill-tribe weekend market of Bac Ha
    Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in Mu Cang Chai, Sapa and Hoang Su Phi
    Enjoy the local food
    Experience home-stay on a traditional stilt houses of ethnic minority
    Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai, Tay and H’mong, Yao
    Trek along small paths up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    Private A/c transportation
    English speaking tour guide
    Accommodation during the tour with daily breakfast
    Sightseeing tickets & permits
    Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    Bottled water in the vehicle
    Government taxes and service charge

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    Travel insurance (Compulsory)
    Drinks and other meals
    Accommodation in Hanoi
    Tips and gratuities
    Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above

    1. 9 Days North Vietnam Tour Trekking Explore Hill Tribe

      You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province. Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check in our home-stay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo. Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house. In the afternoon, we embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in town
      Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

      After breakfast, we bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, we get ready for a soft trek to the rice valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. Back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we start our drive up the famous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is known for terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so stunning at the rice reason, especially during the harvesting time. We will have some stops for photo opportunities on the way to Mu Cang Chai. Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town late in the afternoon. Check in another home-stay by the town. After getting our baggage stored, we will end the day with a gentle walk to visit a village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby. Dinner and overnight at the home-stay.
      Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      This morning, we will get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. Our trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. It is around 13 km. This trek will definitely offer us a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. We will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by your private vehicle around 4.00 PM. Transfer back to the accommodation and stay for the second night in Mu Cang Chai.
      Included meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

      After the breakfast, we will bid farewell to the host family and make our way to Sapa. We will have some stops on the way for photographing today such as Than Thuoc Tea Plantation, O Quy Ho Pass, Silver Waterfall… Have lunch at a restaurant upon arrival in Sapa. In the afternoon, take a trek on the concrete path to Ta Phin Valley. Late afternoon, check in your hotel and stay for the night.
      Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 5: SAPA – BAC HA
      This morning, together with your tour guide you will have a nice trek down the valley of Muong Hoa to visit the rice terraces and hill tribe village of the Black H’mong at Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai Villages. After having lunch at a family-run restaurant in Ta Van village, drive to Bac Ha in the afternoon. Check into your hotel and relax. Overnight at a hotel in Bac Ha.
      Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      Spend most of the morning to stroll around the Sunday or Saturday market of Bac Ha. It is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. Market here is not only places where people come to buy and sell but also the place to meet, to find friends and partners as well as to show their typical culture and color. After lunch, continue your drive to Hoang Su Phi with stops on the way for taking photographs and visiting hill tribe villages. The short afternoon trek near Vinh Quang town takes you to a peaceful home-stay, dinner and overnight.
      Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      This morning, after the breakfast at the family. you trek the scenic dirt trail up and down the hills to the rice terraces in Ban Luoc area. This is one of the national rice terrace heritage cores in Hoang Su Phi. The beauty of the landscape is at its best at the yellow season (early half of October). Get picked up by your car for the short transfer to Vinh Quang town for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful drive to Thong Nguyen commune for another home-stay. Dinner and overnight at a local house.
      Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

      , you may be woken up early by the domestic animals such as roosters, pigs, dogs… Have breakfast at the home-stay before starting our morning trek down to Thong Nguyen. There are some more terraces to view today but it will be a bit less impressive while we gently descending the mountains. Around noon, we arrive at Pan Hou Lodge, check-in and relax for the afternoon with traditional massage and herbal bath. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
      Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

      You can be lazy a bit this morning, then have breakfast at the lodge. Checking out and pack up around 9:00 AM for the long drive back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi to finish the adventure.
      Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:
    When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Our Accommodations

    Our homestays

    Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels

    There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…

    There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.

    There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.

    Tour Guide
    Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
    Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

    During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack

    Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.

    During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.

    Drinking water
    There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.

    Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
    What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.

    1 medium-sized backpack.
    Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
    1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
    1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
    1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
    1 medium-sized towel.
    1 medium-sized dry bag.
    Hiking poles/walking sticks

    Responsible Tourism
    We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

    We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.

    Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
    Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.

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