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Tour  > Vietnam Tour  > Vietnam Adventure Tour  > Trekking Tours  >Vietnam Trekking Villages

VIETNAM TREKKING MINORITY VILLAGES
13days /12 nights
Trip code: VNTMV13

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Met and transferred upon arrival to our  hotel. Ha Noi , Vietnams capital , is one thousand year old city with green lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, tree lined boulevards, brightly painted temples and pagodas. Overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 2: HANOI - MAICHAU - H'MONG MINORITY VILLAGE (B,L,D)

Heading out of town we travel by road to Mai Chau Region. This mountainous region is home to the Muong, Hmong, White Thai ethnic minority groups whom you will have the opportunity to meet on your expedition.Trek through 4 hours to Xalinh and Paco  to Hang Kia. Meet and interaction with friendly Hmong tribal people. Overnight at Hang Kia village.

DAY 3: THAI MINORITY VILLAGES (B,L,D)

Breakfast and embark on our lovely trekking down the valley through the mountain to hidden villages of Van. The  trekking is difficult at times with some steep uphill and downhill walking, but the views and scenic landscape will make up for our effort.  The trek requires   however some physical preparation to enable you to fully appreciate today's trek. Overnight at Thai minority  village.

DAY 4: THAI MINORITY VILLAGES (B,L,D)

The spectacular countryside and simple lifestyle of the Thai ethnic minority people are a highlight of Mai Chau valley although conditions are very basic. En route to Sam Khoe we have the chance to meet local people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight at Poomcong village.

DAY 5: CUCPHUONG NATURAL FOREST  (B,L,D)

This morning we spend time walking out of Mai Chay Valley before we take a short drive to Cuc Phuong National Park. On arrival, we enjoy a guided visit to Cuc Phuong Museum and   Zoo garden. Overnight in Cuc Phuong.

DAY 6: MUONG MINORITY VILLAGES  (B,L,D)

We continue our way into the national park of Cuc Phuong. A trekking of  six hours  give us a great opportunity to explore one of Vietnam most beautiful primeval forests and study the  Muong  tribal people 's culture.  A long the way, a picnic lunch will be organized. Tonight we diner and overnight at Muong  village.

DAY 7: SCENIC RICE FIELD & LIMESTONE MOUNTAINS  (B,L,D)

We have 2 lovely morning hike through rice fields and village to the meeting point where we are taken on to KenhGa rural village where

we boat our boat for a cruise a long small river to  visit the quaint village by the river. The area is also one of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. It is true that this area is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land. The  excursion being rowed along the Boi River, which makes for a truly unforgettable experience, passing between towering limestone peaks.Overnight in Ninh Binh.

DAY 8: RED RIVER VILLAGES  (B,L,D)
Breakfast and en route through the lush villages of  the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Hau district. Visit Co Le pagoda, characterized by the West's original architecture, reserved for the worship of a well-known medicine monk. Arrival to thecommune, the wagon will take you to the local inhabitant's house.
overnight in Red River Delta

DAY 9: RED RIVER VILLAGES &EXOTIQUE BEACH  (B,L,D)
After breakfast we have opportunity to lear more  about various kinds of popular medicinal plants and their effects on the daily life. In particular, you will be examined free of charge by the well-known and experienced oriental doctors as well as consulted about the use of medicinal
plants in the treatment of common diseases. Afternoon: Riding a bicycle to Hai Hoa district Photographing and enjoying beautiful views on the road. On arrived, visit  the salt-marsh, participation to harvest the salt with the inhabitant. Bathing in the sea and sporting together with local inhabitants. Dinner and overnight in Red River Delta.

DAY 10:  WATER PUPPET VILLAGES - HALONG BAY  (B,L,D)

Breakfast and head out on our journey through lush vegetation of Redriver Detal to Haiphong.
. Stop en route to take in such views and get insight into local lifew. Visit Keo Pagoda in Thaibinh. This is one of the most wonderful pagoda in Vietnam. Enjoy the water puppet show performed by the villages. Halong bay. Arrival Halong bay check into our hotel. Overnight in Halong bay.


DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI  (B,L)

This morning, we embark on a cruise for an stunning  exploration of  breathtaking  limestone backdrops blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove. Visit caves, floating village. We are treated to a fresh  lunch on board .  Return Hanoi in the afternoon..

DAY 12: HANOI   (B)

AM:
City tour  to visit  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ,One Pillard Pagoda, the Temple of Literature -  Vietnams first university and the interesting Museum of Ethnology, the beautiful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple.
PM
Balance of the day at leisure will be  a strolls amongst the mazes of vibrant old quarter.
Enjoy the traditional herbal foot massage.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 13: DEPARTURE  (B)

Breakfast at the hotel
At leisure till the departure transfer to airport for your flight home.

 

Legend: B= Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Diner

Trip  includes:
English speaking guide
All transportation and transfers by A.C car
All accommodation on twin/double  share basis in standard hotels, local homestay
Meals as indication
Water puppet show
40'minutes traditional herbal foot massage
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Drinking water during the trek.
Local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook ... )
Trekking arrangement
 

Trip excludes:
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated ( allow US$ 7-10 /meal/person)
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses


 


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