Meeting the villagers from North to South – 14 days

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This tour is suitable for travelers wishing to discover the authentic parts of Vietnam, away from tourist attractions that are too busy and distorted.

From the isolated hamlets of the northern mountains to the Mekong delta, we propose you to discover splendid landscapes and to meet the local populations. Also enjoy a seaside break in the natural setting of a secluded island in the center of the country.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Arrival at Hanoi airport, welcome by your guide and installation at your hotel. Visit the Western Lakes and Hoan Kiem, Tran Quoc Pagodas, the One Pillar, Quan Thanh Temples, Literature and the Jade Mountain.

Tour guide,visit fees, night at the hotel included

Day 2: Van Phuc Silk Weavers

Your guide takes you to the western part of Hanoi in the old village of Van Phuc to observe the traditional weaving of silk, where over a dozen generations, more than four hundred families perpetuate the traditional weaving of silk. Visit the Tay Phuong Pagoda. Drive towards Tu Long Bay. Breakfast, visit fees,  night in Ha Long

Tour guide and visits fees in option

Day 3: Cruise in Tu Long Bay

You drive along the coast to Tu Long Bay. A day dedicated to the discovery by junk of the most secret and furthest part of Halong Bay: Tu Long Bay (Dragon Bay). If these types of relief can be seen in other regions or even in other countries, the vision is unique because of the profusion. You embark on a junk for a day cruise through the maze of islets until late afternoon. Then your driver will take you back to Hanoi.

Breakfast, Tour guide, cruise, lunch, night at hotel (Hanoi)

Tour guide and visits fees in option 

Day 4: Departure for the High Region

Morning dedicated to the Hanoi ethnological museum, to learn more about the minority peoples who live in the country. Then departure for the upper region, in the Song Chay massif, where many ethnic groups have found refuge after fleeing China. You arrive at the end of the afternoon in a valley in the heart of this massif, preserved of mass tourism, in Pan Hou Village.

Breakfast, Transportation, Tour guide, Night in Pan Hou Village (Sông Chảy) included

Day 5: Trek in Song Chay

You leave this morning Pan Hou village for a 4 day trek (moderate level), which starts on one of the starting points of the famous Route of the Tea. During this experience, you will of course have the opportunity to discover unusual landscapes but above all to meet local people and exchange with them. Your hosts tonight will be Tays who will greet you in their traditional house on stilts.

Walking time: 5 hours

Vertical rise: + 800m / -700m

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tour guide, Night in homestay included

Day 6: Meeting with Yaos with Long Tunics

Today, you follow the valley of Suoi Nam: farms on stilts backed up to the mountain and close to the water follow one another in a landscape of rice terraces. The area of ​​Mount Ki Liou Ti where Song Chay originates is mainly populated by Hmongs Hoa, Man Ta Pan, Tays, Yaos to Long Tunic and Nung Inh. Night in a Yaos family at Long Tunic.

Walking time: 5 hours

Vertical rise: + 700m / -700m

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tour guide, Night in homestay included

 

Day 7: Nights in flower H’mongs house 

Today you continue your trek along the creek. After lunch at the Dao Rouge, you will resume your walk to a H’mong village. The members of this ethnic group cultivate with rice and maize, but also tea trees in the traditional way. Night at the inhabitant.

Walking time: 5 hours

Difference in altitude: + 600m / -400m

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tour guide, Night in homestay included

Day 8: End of the trek and traditional bath with plants

After breakfast, drive down the Lang Biang valley towards a Yaos Rouge village, famous for the Shan Tuyet tea, harvested from centuries-old trees. After lunch, you will cross the canopy and reach Pan Hou village. Afternoon free to enjoy a traditional bath with plants. Overnight in Pan Hou Village.

Walking time: 4 hours

Difference in altitude: + 200m / -600m

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tour guide, Night in Pan Hou Village (Sông Chảy)


Day 9: The Hoang Su Phi Minority Market

Your driver will take you to the Sunday Market of Hoang Su Phi. It is the gathering of all the populations that will accommodate you or that you will meet on your way and much more. La Chis, Ha Nhis, Co Laos also frequent this market where you can also discover products for sale such as medicinal plants or indigo. A vehicle will escort you back to Hanoi. Your arrival is scheduled in the early evening.

Breakfast, Transportation, Tour guide, Night in Hanoi included

Day 10: an island Sea break 

You will take early this morning a flight to Tuy Hoa. A driver and his vehicle will wait for you on arrival to drive you to the peninsula of Hon Gom. After a 15-minute boat trip, you will reach the island of La Baleine, surrounded by coconut trees, the Sea of ​​China, its corals and its tropical fishes, and the forest.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Flight and all transfers , Night in Whale Island Resort included

Day 11: A fishing village cut off from the world

Your beach holiday. Possibility of snorkeling *, kayak excursion, canoeing, catamaran, windsurfing or scuba diving (from March to September) with the instructor of the diving club. Overnight in a bungalow.

* Rental of the palm, mask and snorkel equipment for the duration of your stay on the island, a 3 hour boat trip to a coral reef on the island and a kayak rental Canoe for two people for two hours are included in this package.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Night in Whale Island Resort included

 

Day 12: End of your beach holiday

You will enjoy this last day on the island before leaving in the late afternoon to get to Nha Trang Train Station. In the evening you take a night train to Ho Chi Minh City. Free dinner. Night on the train.

Breakfast, lunch, transfer to Nha Trang, Night Train in sleeping coach included (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 13: Discovery of the Mekong Delta

Your English speaking guide welcomes you upon your arrival in the Ho Chi Minh City train station.

Departure to the Mekong Delta. Your first stop will be Cai Be, its floating market and the former home of a mandarin. On the road, visit of the city of Sadec: Nha Co, the house of Huynh Thuy Lè, the temple Cao Dai and a garden of Bonzai. Drive to Long Xuyen, where you will take a ferry to the island of Tigre.

Breakfast, dinner, all transfers, night in homestay included

 


Day 14: The Tiger Island

You will discover the life of the inhabitants of the island on foot or by bike before joining Long Xuyen and exploring the market of the city. Your driver will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Breakfast, all transfers included

PRICE PER PERSON

(on the base of two travelers accommodate in double or twin room when staying in hotel, guesthouse)

– 15% for children under 12 years, -30% for children under 6 years.

Free for children under 2 years of age, subject to the acceptance of conditions.

(PLEASE INDICATE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS TO BOOK )

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One, Two, Three, Four, Five or Six, Seven or Eight

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