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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.
Relax and lazy a bit for the last morning of the tour. Breakfast at the lodge surrounding by the terraced rice filed and rain forest before checking out thend pack up around 9:00 AM for the long drive back to Hanoi.
Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi around mid-afternoon.
Hoang Su Phi to Hanoi: 300km (7 hours)
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