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7:30 Alsimexco Team pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi in early morning then Bac Ha Town on the new Highway of Noi Bai – Lao Cai, the longest one in Vietnam. The marvelous sceneries drive from the Red River Delta, to the mountainous region of Lao Cai Province dramatically changed will left great impression in visitor.
A lunch break is served in local restaurant on arrival in Lao Cai City then continue drive to Bao Nhai and take a short boat trip upstream to visit a peaceful village of the Tay ethnic minority.
From here, walk around to visit the village and learn the local daily life. Get back the car for a short drive uphill to Bac Ha Town. Check into a hotel upon arrival, relax at the hotel for the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.
*In case, the water level in Chay River doesn’t allow the boat trip, visitor will be transfer to the valley of Tay tribe village for a walk instead
Hanoi to Lao Cai: 170km (4 hours)
Lao Cai to Bac Ha: 50km (1,5 hours)
Breakfast at hotel then spend most of the morning for wandering around Bac Ha Market to get the capture about colourful tribe market. Bac Ha is weilknown for the biggest montagnard market in the Northwest region of Vietnam.
Alive with the vivid colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, specially the Flower H'mong. Together with other minorities, they come from different villages at the surroundings to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock.
It is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, horses and other livestock being traded. After the market, make the way to Xi Man Town for lunch at a local eatering rice.
In the afternoon, continue on driving to Vinh Quang Town of Hoang Su Phi Commue. From here, take about 1,5-hour hike to Ban Luoc, a Tay ethic village for a homestay night on a stilt house. Dinner is serverd by Tay family.
Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi: 85km (3 hours)
Breakfast at tribe family, do the trek along scenic dirt trail up and down the hills to the rice terraces of Ban Luoc area. This is one of the national rice terrace heritage cores in Hoang Su Phi.
The beauty of the landscape is at its best at the yellow season (early half of October). Get picked up by our car for transfer to Vinh Quang Town for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful drive to Thong Nguyen commune for another homestay in Nam Hong Village of Dao tribe family.
Vinh Quang to Thong Nguyen: 30km (1 hour)
Breafast is served by Dao family for a pure morning then do a whole day trek around Thong Nguyen Commune where you will admire the amazing rice terraces of Nam Khoa Village.
The trek is moderate but there are some small challenges at times. It is about 5 - 6 hours. Picnic lunch at a village served by local. Return Dao family for dinner and overnight.
This morning, you may be woken up early by the domestic animals such as roosters, pigs, dogs... Have breakfast at the homestay before starting our morning trek down to Thong Nguyen.
There are some more terraces to view today but it will be a bit less impressive while we gently descending the mountains. Around noon, we arrive at Pan Hou Lodge, check-in and relax for the afternoon with traditional massage and herbal bath.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
After breakfast at Dao homestay then farwell to Hoang Su Phi and heading to Dong Van Karst Geo-park. The drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang will offer for amazing pictureque opportunities on the way. Lunch is at a local restaurant in Ha Giang City.
In the afternoon, the scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains. Take a soft break while visit Quan Ba Pass and Quan Ba Heaven Gate with some steps to a view point atop the hill.
Arrive at Yen Minh town, check in a hotel. If it is early enough, go for a walk around the village nearby. Dinner and overnight in Yen Minh.
Panhou to Ha Giang: 82 (2,5 hours)
Ha Giang to Yen Minh: 104km (3,5 hours)
Breakfast at hostel then mingle into Dong Van Karst Geop-park for a stunning drive between the grey rocks.
Dong Van Karst Plateau is unique combination between geoheritages and cutural heritages which you will find so impressive. Arrive at Meo Vac Town around noon for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to a trekking point for the plateau discovery. Dinner and overnight in Meo Vac.
Yen Minh to Meo Vac: 52km (2 hours)
There is a colorful market in town (If it is Sunday today), take time to stroll around for hunting some photos of the locals while they are trading before transfering to Dong Van.
One of the highlights for today is Ma Pi Leng Pass which is in between Dong Van and Meo Vac towns. The Pass is considered as the King pass in Vietnam with amazing scenery over the huge abyss bottomed by Nho Que River.
Arrive at Dong Van and go for lunch and get your bags stored at the hotel. The afternoon trek will offer you more time to explore this special karst plateau geo-park.
Dinner and overnight in Dong Van.
After breakfast, we will start the day with over one-hour drive to the Nornernmost point of Vietnam, Lung Cu Flag Pole. The small road is winding toward the frontier area.
Here and there the scenery looks greener with more soil at valleys which is suitable for better farming. Upon arrival at Lung Cu Flag Pole, take a walk up the tower to get the panorama view.
Lunch at a local food store before heading back to the main road. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Vuong family's residence who was consifered as the H'mong People's King.
Continue on driving to back to Yen Minh town to finish the Plateau loop drive, then onward to the next town, Quan Ba for the night. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Dong Van to Lung Cu: 40km (1,5 hours)
Lung Cu to Quan Ba: 120km (4 hours)
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