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North Western Parts of Vietnam Trekking Tour 8days

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North Western Parts of Vietnam Trekking Tour

Our jeep adventures take place in the remote Eastern and Western parts of Vietnam. This area of Vietnam is home to a number of different ethnic minority groups and therefore mountains rice paddy fields and ethnic minority villages dominate the landscape. Throughout the trip our local Vietnamese, English speaking guides will lead you through this fascinating area of Vietnam, the guides will travel at your pace and therefore the speed of the trip is set by you. There is a number of stunning photographic opportunities, which you can choose to either observe or indulge in. Accommodation varies from tour to tour as well as from village to village. We have made every attempt to ensure that you are able to experience the best that this area has to offer. During the tours you will have the opportunity to camp overnight in the mountains under the stars as well as spend overnight in an authentic village house and in the more populated areas in cozy guesthouses.

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    All about the North Western Parts of Vietnam Trekking Tour 8days.

    North Western Parts of Vietnam Trekking Tour 8days

    Hanoi – Lao Cai – Muong Khuong Market – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Tram Ton – Sin Chai – Sapa – Phong Tho – Sin Ho – Muong Lay – Dien Bien Phu

    Our jeep adventures take place in the remote Eastern and Western parts of Vietnam. This area of Vietnam is home to a number of different ethnic minority groups and therefore mountains rice paddy fields and ethnic minority villages dominate the landscape. Throughout the trip our local Vietnamese, English speaking guides will lead you through this fascinating area of Vietnam, the guides will travel at your pace and therefore the speed of the trip is set by you. There is a number of stunning photographic opportunities, which you can choose to either observe or indulge in. Accommodation varies from tour to tour as well as from village to village. We have made every attempt to ensure that you are able to experience the best that this area has to offer. During the tours you will have the opportunity to camp overnight in the mountains under the stars as well as spend overnight in an authentic village house and in the more populated areas in cozy guesthouses.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    + Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
    + Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
    + English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
    + Meals as mentioned:B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
    + Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
    + Entrance fee to indicated sights
    + Permit and porter for trekking
    + Sleeping bag and mattresses
    + Waterproof bluebag for luggage
    + Tents if needed
    + Mosquito net
    + Boat trip
    + Motorbike
    + Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
    + Equipment

    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    + Other meals
    + tip
    + drinks
    + airport tax
    + single room supplement
    + personal expenses
    + travel insurance
    + visa
    + flight in/ out of Vietnam
    + any optional additional tours or activities during free time
    + surcharge for peak season
    + local holiday days and gala dinner (X’mas, New Year & Tet “Lunar New Year”)

    1. Day1 Hanoi – Lao Cai

      8pm transfer pick up you at your hotel in Hanoi to railway station for night train up to Sapa.

    2. Day2 Lao cai – Muong Khuong Market – Sapa (L, D)

      After having breakfast, you will travel by car from Lao Cai Railway Station. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the ride until you arrive in Muong Khuong. The market locates inside a small border town, which is frequented by Flower Hmong, Tu Di, Tay
      You will then visit a village of Tay people, where you have opportunity to explore their daily life. You can make a stop nearby a waterfall before you get on the car heading back to Sapa.
      Approx: 1-hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch and Giay ethnic minorities. They come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

    3. Day3 Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (L, D)

      You first sneak through the Sapa market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river. After lunch, you head toward Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will return Sapa from Tavan by car.
      Approx: 1-hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

    4. Day4 Sapa- Tram Ton – Sin Chai (L, D)

      You travel by car toward the Silver Waterfall where you will be able to take a short walk to the waterfall. You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. From there you can see Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning views. We start descending nearby the waterfall. The trail takes you all the way downhill through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. Your lunch will be served at a nice spot nearby a river.After lunch, you continue the trek to Sin Chai village of Black Hmong minority, where Community Based Tourism in Sapa takes place. You will have opportunity to explore daily life of one of the largest group ethnic minorities in Sapa area. Here you spend the night in local house.
      Approx: 40 minutes driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

    5. Day5 Sin Chai – Sapa – Phong Tho (New Lai chau) (B, L, D)

      You first travel by car uphill toward Tram Ton. On the way, you can take a short walk to Silver Waterfall and then head to Heaven Gate, where you will be amazed by breathtaking view to mountain surrounding included Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina. We will be mostly downhill toward Binh Lu. You will stop by Chu Va village of Flower Hmong for a break before you arrive in Binh Lu. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant.
      After lunch, you trek in a dirt road to the villages, which are set in a beautiful valley of rice paddy terraces and mountain surrounded. You will have time to see Pa Pen village of Lu minority. Here you can take a walk around the village as well as visit a local school. You will then get on the car to transfer to Phong Tho.
      Approx: 3-hours driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

    6. Day6 Phong Tho – Sin Ho (B, L, D)

      Today we continue venturing in to northern Vietnam with the 58ksm remainder of the historical
      Highway 6. The road is rough, but the scenery is unbelievably beautiful and magnificent with the 7 tall passes cutting though steep mountain along the Da River flowing around the foot of the passes, which can be found nowhere else in the Northwest route. Moreover, part of the pleasure transfer in this region is the simple joy of the friendly smiles and greetings of the local people, which make the hardship all worthwhile. Along the way, we stop to visit the Black Thai, Kho Mu, Lu, Black H’mong, Green H’mong and White H’mong, just some of the many hill tribe groups and discover their simple lifestyles and colorful cultures. Get to Sin Ho at 16:00 PM check-in Guest-House.
      Approx: 2/5-hours driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

    7. Day7 SinHo – Old Lai Chau (New Muong Lay) (B, L, D)

      In the morning enjoying the weekly cultural Market that only held on Sunday with very colorful of
      many minority groups such as: Meo, Man, have lunch in a Local restaurant. And then transfer down hill to the Nam Na River and route 12C to Lai Chau check – in Lan Anh Hotel at 16:00 PM.
      Approx:2/5-hours driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

    8. Day8 Lai chau trekking and Boat trip Dien Bien Phu (B, L, -)

      You will be transferred to the river, where you take a boat ride downs

      tream in the Black River. You can make a stop to visit a village of Thai minority and hear about their daily life on the riverbank. A friendly atmosphere makes your trip more enjoyable. The boat takes you further downstream. You will be transferred back to the hotel for lunch.
      After having lunch, you will transfer 104km to Dien Bien Phu, trip around the town to visit famous historical sites such as Dien Bien Phu Museum, Glory Statue, A1 Hill and De Cattery Tunnel. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Ha Noi. End of service.
      Approx: 3/5 hours driving/ 2 hours boat cruise/ 1-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch
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    Our Accommodations

    Our Accommodations:
    When Trekking we stay in friendly hotel, guesthouse or homestays. Some are more basic than others! Bear in mind that some of the places we overnight in are not on the standard tourist trail.In larger cities and towns, our hotels are generally more western style and are three or four hotels or resort. Please do not expect the same standard as you would your home.

    Our Homestays:
    Homestay in the villages is simple interm of bedding condition and ementies. We will sleep on beds or floor with mattress, clean sheet, pillow and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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    Our trekking tours can be classified into three levels

    Easy
    There are about 8 – 10K to walk on flat roads. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone in good health and fit enough to perform an occasional hike can take an easy level trek. Vietnam easy walks are provided in Hanoi, Bac Giang, Mai Chau, Ngoc Son Ngo Luong…

    Moderate
    There are about 10 – 15K to hike on flat and hilly roads. At this point too, no special background is required. Hikers accustomed to trekking in hilly areas of Mai Chau, Pu Luong or Lai Chau, Yen Bai successfully accomplish our treks “moderate”, provided they are in good health and to have a correct fit. These treks are moderate or easy hikes with an average duration or shorter but more difficult steps.

    Difficult
    There are about 16 – 23K to trek on uphill/downhill dirty, rocky trails. Physical fitness is very important for these treks and you may have to lead you home before the trek. Most treks in this level are comparable with long rides in the Fansipan mountain or the the mountainous region of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, sometimes higher altitudes. The climate and isolation can also participate in difficulty. Prior trek experience is preferable but not vital if you have confidence in your fitness.

    Tour Guide
    Our tour guides speak English or French. Etc… They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.
    Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

    Porter
    During all trekking tours we may use local porters to carry your luggage as well as our trekking equipment, where required. To generate local income we employ local villagers for this task. Participants will have their own porter, carrying trekking equipment and luggage to a maximum of 15 kg per client. Travelers only have to carry their day packs. Read more how to pack

    Vehicle
    Depending on the nature of the tour, journeys will be accompanied by an air-conditioned car/minibus cover the larger overland sections.

    Food
    During all treks meals will be arranged on the spot, in local restaurants and at home in local villages along the way. The meals are prepared by our cooks, the local guide or by the local host. Our cooks are well trained to prepare and serve food hygienically and they cook a variety of local delicacies. Sometimes this may include the slaughter of a chicken, duck or pig. We sometimes have the chance to bring western food, and snacks from Hanoi.Etc… for breakfast and picnics along the way, and coffee and tea are available in abundance. Our cooks make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible. The porters give necessary assistance on the spot.

    Drinking water
    There are many shops and villages that have bottled water for sale. On remote trekking tours, we buy a sufficient supply of water for the next couple of days. We recommend bringing some water purifying tablets.

    Packing
    Comfortable lightweight clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton is most suitable for travelling in Vietnam. Etc… The dress code is fairly casual as in most parts of the tropics but it is advisable to cover arms and legs in the evenings against biting insects. A lightweight raincoat is a good idea in the rainy season. During the winter months warm clothing is needed for visiting the north of Vietnam. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other skimpy clothing when visiting religious buildings such as pagoda, temple, communal house and shoes should be removed before entering a private home.
    What you take will naturally depend upon where you are travelling and the style of journey you are undertaking, and it can often be difficult to decide what to pack. Nevertheless, the following should act as a useful checklist of essential items worth thinking about taking.

    1 medium-sized backpack.
    Comfortable walking shoes with good grip
    1 long (easy to dry) pants and 1 long sleeved shirt to wear during the trek (easy to dry).
    1 pair of flip flop (sandals).
    1 pair of shorts and T-shirt to wear at camp site (2 if you do 4-day trek).
    1 medium-sized towel.
    1 medium-sized dry bag.
    Hiking poles/walking sticks
    GPS

    Responsible Tourism
    We strongly believe that Responsible Tourism can support to local communities: proving incomes,positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect natural environment. We recognize that there is always space for improvement. We continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

    Environment
    We have been turning environmentally responsible tourism into practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. From biodegradable soaps to re – usable water containers, we provide clients with the best information and mean to help them identify and implement effective ways to positive protect local nature and communities. It is a vital criteria that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip ended.

    Community
    Prior to our tours, we contact and work with local community leaders to make sure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impacts. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging customers to donate and assist such a projects in appropriate and sustainable manner.
    Where make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stayed at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenir, generating income for local business. We often employ, hire support team such as local guide, motor-taxi drivers, cook assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefit not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.

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