Top Off-the-beaten-track

 Top Off The Beaten Track

A tour designed for travelers looking for a real tour off the beaten track for North Vietnam. A circuit that will allow you to visit the remarkable sites of Vietnam without meeting foreign tourists.

 



Itinerary:

Day 01: Ha Noi-Le Lac Thac Ba

Day 02: Thac Ba-Nam Dip

Day 03: Nam Dip-Na Hang

Day 04: Na Hang-Hoang Su Phi-Ban Phung

Day 05: Ban Phung-Bac Ha

Day 06: Bac Ha-Marché Bac Ha-Ha Noi

 

Notes:

- We certainly offer the possibility of adding a visit to other parts of the country such as Halong Bay, Ha Noi, Hue, Hoi An, Mekong ...

- The price of this trip varies according to the number of participants, the services chosen (accommodation category, activities and board during the trip, ...) as well as the tourist period of the year.

- Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We are always ready to listen to you.

 

 

 

Day 01: Ha Noi-Le Lac Thac Ba

(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 
Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure to Vu Linh at the edge of Thac Ba lake.

After about 4 hours on the highway, we arrive in a small village inhabited by the Dao "in white pants" in their pretty houses on wooden stilts and chome roofs. A peaceful place surrounded by small earthen mountains covered by tropical vegetation, palm trees, bamboos, fruit trees.

Covered over an area of ​​23,400 hectares with 1,300 islands and islets, Thac Ba is the largest lake in Vietnam with several important values: fishing, hydroelectric dam, culture, water supply as well as tourism. Boat trip on Thac Ba lake.

On the return from the boat trip, another short walk for 1.5 hours through the small villages to contemplate the beauty of the area.

Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant in a house on stilts.

 

Day 02: Thac Ba-Nam Dip

(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 


Breakfast at the inhabitant with the good honey pancake.

Departure for Nam Dip, Lam Binh.

On the road, it will be a chain of pretty villages still inhabited by ethnic minorities Tay, Nung, Dao, Hmong. Photo stops and walks in the villages.

Lunch at the local restaurant.

Visit of the Ban Ba ​​waterfall.

Arrival in Nam Dip, a village untouched by foreign tourists. Walk in the village with a picturesque landscape.

Dinner and overnight in a superb wooden house on stilts that you will never find elsewhere.

 

Day 03: Nam Dip-Na Hang

(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 


Breakfast at the inhabitant's.

Departure for Na Hang, a destination forgotten by foreign tourists.

The landscapes of Na Hang are a mix between several sites of Vietnam: a large valley of rice fields like in Mai Chau, surrounded by rock mountains like in Ninh Binh, beautiful houses on stilts like in Pu Luong, a mountain lake like in Ba Be and the rocky islets on the lake will create a little air of Halong Bay ...

Boat trip on the lake and then, walk in the villages to admire the beauty of nature

Dienr and night with the locals.

 


Day 04: Na Hang-Hoang Su Phi-Ban Phung

(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 


Breakfast.

Departure for the great mountains of Hoang Su Phi.

Hoang Su Phi is a very mountainous district of Ha Giang province. The difficult accesses made Hoang Su Phi a wild and primitive beauty with rich and varied fauna. Hoang Su Phi is especially famous for the beauty of its remarkable and different rice terraces compared to those of Mu Cang Chai. The various ethnic minorities will not be an asset of Hoang Su Phi. This will create unusual encounters with local people and discover their mores and customs.

Visits to the most beautiful rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi on a completely off the beaten track path to Ban Nhung.

Arrival at Ban Phung village, inhabited by La Chi at the top of the mountain. Walk in the village.

Dinner and overnight in an inn.

 

Day 05: Ban Phung-Bac Ha

(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 


Breakfast.

As you exit Hoang Su Phi, there will still be beautiful scenery awaiting you on the Coc Pai Pass.

Arriving towards Xin Man, the landscape begins to change with lower mountains and. People change with mud houses instead of houses on stilts.

Arrival in Bac Ha. Visit of the palace of King Hmong built by the French.

Lunch at the local restaurant.

Stroll in the villages of Ban Pho, Na No…

Dinner and overnight in a guesthouse.

 

Day 06: Bac Ha-Bac Ha Market

(guide, car, lunch, dinner, accommodation, visits)

 

Breakfast.

Today is Sunday, the day of the biggest weekly market among the Hmong Fleur, Bac Ha market.

Due to the means of transportation and the very mountainous terrain of the region, the locals are unable to meet every day to exchange their agricultural products, their animals, or to buy things. So the weekly markets are created.

The locals come to the market not only for the goods but also to meet, have a drink together after a week. Indeed, the market is not only an opportunity for shopping but also an opportunity to meet local people, a small local festival for young people, to meet each other. An opportunity to find the husband or wife of their life.

Lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive to Ha Noi.

Arrival in Ha Noi. Installation at the hotel.

 

End of the tour!

 

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