Halong Bay and trek accross the north rice terraces – 6 days


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D1 Private cruise in Lan Ha Bay

You will leave your hotel at 7:45 to reach Halong Bay. You will take a ferry to the island of Cat Ba you will cross to the pier of Ben Beo where you will wait for a junk privatized to your attention. You will embark on a night cruise aboard the bay of Lan Ha, part of the unspoilt Bay of tourist surfrequentation. Your boat will cross a floating fishing village and then reach Ba Trai Dao beaches. You will enjoy a lunch based on seafood, then a moment of relaxation to enjoy the panorama to the Bay Ong Cam. A kayak trip to the tunnel to the AC, then a lagoon surrounded by karst peaks will be offered.

Transportation Private Vehicle (3-4 hrs drive)

Accommodation: Private junk / Vietnam Unusual


Local guide

D2 Over the water in the middle of sugar loaves

Your cruise will continue after your breakfast away from the tourist routes to discover Halong Bay. Its unique landscapes composed of “sugar loaves” emerging from the waves are now part of the natural heritage of humanity. You will return your cabins around 10:00 and enjoy the cruise until your lunch at 11am. You will disembark at Tuan Chau port via a fast boat around 12:00. Your driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. You will join the train station for your night train to the high region. A privatized cabin in an upper car is reserved for you.

Transportation Private Vehicle (3-4 hrs drive)

Accommodation: Night train soft sleeper – privatized compartment


Local guide

D3 Beginning of your trek

You will arrive at Lao Cai station where your vehicle and your French speaking guide are waiting for you. After 3 hours drive through the Song Chay massif, you will join your local guide who will be waiting for you to start your trek. Local ethnic groups live on stilt houses near terrassese rice fields. You will have lunch at home and then resume your walk to cross a pass and reach the Nan Dan Valley where you spend the night at the Tay.

Transportation Private vehicle (3-4 hours drive) Walking time 5 hours

Accommodation: Homestay Difference in altitude + 900m / -400m


Tour guide

D4 The montain forests

During this new day of walking, the landscape changes gradually, the reliefs are accentuated, the population is sparse, leaving room for the mountain forest with its tree ferns, its huge casks where the orchids nestle. Our stop for the night is the village of Quang Ha.

Walking time 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Homestay Difference in altitude + 500m / -500m


Tour guide

D5 The montain forests

The walk continues. You pass a new pass at 1300 m. You are in the heart of the Claire River Massif. On the way, you will have had the chance to meet Tay, Nung, Long tunic Yaos, Man Ta Pan, flowered Hmong … You will join after lunch the valley to find your driver who will take you to Bac Ha or you can refresh yourself and spend the night.

Transportation Private vehicle (3-4 hrs drive) Walking time 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Homestay Difference in altitude + 1000m / -200m


Tour guide

D6 The Coc Ly Minority Market

You will take this morning the mountain roads to attack the Song Chay Massif to Coc Ly frequented on this market day by Tay people, Hmong flowers and Phu La. Your driver will take you back to Hanoi after this visit.

Transportation Private vehicle (approximately 4 hours)


Tour guide

Additional information

N. of travelers

One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six


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