Off The Beaten Track Northeast Vietnam 7 days - Private Tour

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7 days



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All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Hanoi – Pan Hou – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac – Ba Be lake

Embarking on an extraordinary journey and exploring the awe-inspiring natural wonders, this 7-day Off The Beaten Track Northeast Vietnam Tour invites you to the Dong Van rock plateau, recognized as a UNESCO World Geopark, providing an unparalleled experience. From immersing yourself in local homestays to kayaking on the unique karst formations of Ba Be Lake, and embarking on treks in Hoang Su Phi and Ba Be National Park, this exclusive excursion ensures an indelible imprint on your memories.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi

Morning Indulge in a delightful morning meal in Hanoi before being chauffeured to Hoang Su Phi in Ha Giang province at 8:00. En route to Ha Giang, traverse through some of Vietnam's most enchanting landscapes. Witness the captivating sight of rice terraces etched into the hillsides and marvel at rock formations interspersed with breathtaking canyons. Encounter ethnic communities whose livelihoods primarily revolve around cultivating rice in terraced fields. Pause for a brief lunch break. Afternoon Upon your arrival, check in at Pan Hou Village Ecolodge and explore the scenic Chay River Valley. Night Satiate your appetite with indigenous delicacies such as Com Lam (rice cooked in bamboo tubes), carp, rat meat, and horse intestines. Spend the night in Hoang Su Phi. Meals: Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hoang Su Phi Activities: Journey to Hoang Su Phi in Ha Giang. Admire the picturesque landscapes along the route.
Day 2

Day 2: Hoang Su Phi

Morning Rise early to savor the distinctive breakfast offerings in Ha Giang. Commence your trekking expedition at 8:00, guided by your knowledgeable tour leader. Wander towards Nam Hong to witness the captivating terraced rice fields and the remarkable craftsmanship of the locals. Indulge in a home-cooked lunch hosted by the Man Ta Pan ethnic minority around 12:00. Afternoon Immerse yourself in the daily lives of the locals. Journey back to Pan Hou via Giang Thuong. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of mountains and bamboo forests. Night Delight in a delectable dinner at Pan Hou. Unwind amidst the enchanting natural surroundings of Pan Hou. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Homestay in Hoang Su Phi Activities: Explore the terraced rice fields and witness the exceptional craftsmanship of the locals at Nam Hong. Observe the daily lives of the Man Ta Pan ethnic minority. Admire the awe-inspiring views of mountains and bamboo forests at Giang Thuong.
Day 3

Day 3: Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang

Morning Rise early, embracing the crisp morning air, and indulge in a wholesome breakfast. Proceed with your journey to Ha Giang, absorbing the scenic beauty and engaging with diverse ethnic communities. Enjoy a local restaurant lunch upon reaching Ha Giang. Afternoon Venture to Tien Thang village, located just outside the city, following a brief rest. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and architectural heritage of the Tay ethnic group, who have diligently preserved their identity and traditional customs. Night Retreat for the night in a traditional stilt home, providing modest accommodations along with a separate western-style toilet. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Homestay in Tien Thang Village Activities: Travel to Tien Thang village. Explore the cultural haven of the Tay ethnic group.
Day 4

Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van

Morning Conclude your morning meal swiftly before embarking on the exploration of Dong Van and Meo Vac, two secluded havens nestled amidst rugged mountains and inhabited by vibrant hill tribal communities. The Dong Van granite plateau holds the prestigious designation of a UNESCO World Geopark. Indulge in a satisfying lunch followed by a rejuvenating nap. Afternoon Journey to Sa Phin, renowned for its historical H'mong royal residence, a captivating attraction for tourists. Marvel at and experience donning the vivid attire of the hill tribe people against the stunning alpine backdrop. Night Return to your hotel and unwind in the comfort of your private room after an invigorating day. Recharge with delectable local dishes. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hoa Cuong Hotel in Dong Van Activities: Explore Dong Van and Meo Vac. Visit the historic H'mong royal residence in Sa Phin. Embrace the opportunity to wear the vibrant clothing of the hill tribe people.
Day 5

Day 5: Meo Vac - Ba Be lake

Morning Enjoy your breakfast and assemble your belongings for today's expedition. Depart at 8:00 for Ba Be National Park. Gain insights into the unique customs and traditions of the Lo Lo and Pu Peo ethnic minorities in Meo Vac, who have diligently preserved their historical and cultural heritage through generations, evident in their distinctive clothing that sets them apart from other communities. Afternoon Embark on a trek along the rocky and winding paths leading to Ba Be, traversing the scenic highlands. Seize the opportunity to interact with individuals from diverse ethnic groups such as the Hmong, Dao, Tay, and Nung, delving deeper into their lifestyles and rich cultural practices. Night Arrive at Ba Be in the late afternoon. Following your dinner at the hotel or nearby eateries, unwind in the comfort of your private space. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be Activities: Explore the customs of the Lo Lo and Pu Peo ethnic minorities. Trek along the challenging paths to Ba Be. Engage with local residents from various ethnic groups.
Day 6

Day 6: Ba Be National Park

Morning Commence the morning journey at 8:00 with a scenic boat expedition to Ba Be National Park. Marvel at the beauty of the Nang River as it meanders through Puong Cave, a significant cavern nestled in the northwestern corner of the park. The primary cave extends over 300 meters in length and towers more than 50 meters in height. Explore the captivating Dau Dang waterfall, characterized by a series of rapids spanning nearly a kilometer, situated in close proximity to the Nang River. Relish a delightful lunch followed by a rejuvenating nap. Afternoon Embark on a visit to Widow Island, a diminutive, cone-shaped islet located near the central region of the southern lake. Take advantage of available kayaks on board for an exploration of tiny streams and lagoons. Night Return to your homestay in Ba Be. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be
Day 7

Day 7: Ba Be - Hanoi

Morning Indulge in a delightful breakfast and savor the serene ambiance of the village. Bid farewell to your gracious host family before embarking on the journey back to Hanoi. Revel in the picturesque scenery along the meandering roads, adorned with verdant tea gardens, swaying palm trees, and charming stilt houses belonging to the local ethnic minority communities. Upon reaching Hanoi, either be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your next flight. (Accommodation at a hotel in Hanoi is not included). Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Not Applicable (NA)

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 961 USD 561 USD 3star
Deluxe 1161 USD 761 USD 4star

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.

* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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