North Vietnam Adventure Tour

Tour code: ET002

Duration: 14 days

Place of departure: ET002

$840 (Deposit)

Duration:
The trip is dedicated for 14 day trip to bring you more experience and enjoyable trip in our country.
Tour highlights:
An Exotic cruise in Ha Long bay, explore the lagoon in touch; trek off beaten track in Sa Pa, learn about hill tribal people in Sa Pa, take part in the animated market in Bac Ha, understand Hanoi its mystery history; lovely Hanoi people, traditional culture...
Tour arrangement:
Escorted trip, all interesting excursions and tours. The tariff includes accommodation ( applicable for 02 travelers sharing one twin room in standard 2 star hotel - If you wish request higher hotel category, please contact us for respective price ), all transportation, all sightseeing fee, all meals as dedicated, professional English-speaking guide takes care all of your needs throughout your trip.
 
 
Vietnam offers all the visitors a great diversity of beautiful landscapes, as well as a vibrant traditional culture and lifestyle. The Northern Vietnam with its fertile Red River plain, is the historical cradle of Vietnam, whose kings ruled from Hoa Lu and Hanoi. It is a beautiful area characterized by limestone geology, which give rise to the sugar-loafed landscapes of the Perfume Pagoda pilgrimage and as well as the vast underground passageways of Tam Coc, all of them are explored via pleasant boat trips along rice fields. Because development has been slower than in the southern of the country, the rural landscapes and way of life have not changed much over the last centuries. We offer you here a suggestion all inclusive tour programs that make you a new creation itinerary for your enjoyable tours in Vietnam.
 
Program:
Day 01 : Arrival in Ha Noi ( Private van )
Et - Pumpkin Adventure Travel receives you from the Airport then driving to Hanoi center to check into your hotel. It depends on your arrival time, you may have time to explore and enjoy a stroll around old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 : Hanoi - Mai Chau ( Private tour ) B, L
The tour guide of Et - Pumpkin receive you from hotel then driving to Mai Chau (4 hours). Arrive Mai Chau by noon where your home stay with the White Thai people. Have a lunch in their traditional house on stilts.
In the afternoon, start trekking for 3 hours around the beautiful Mai Chau valley to visit White Thai minority in Lac, Pom Coong villages.
In the evening, you can join in their traditional performance with many beautiful songs, dances and drink their Ruou Can ( Wine is drank by a pipe rod )
Day 03 : Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong national Park ( Private tour ) B,
After breakfast, a 3 hours cycling tour pass thru the green rice fields and bamboo forest to Chieng Chau village where is home of White Thai people. Then cycle back to Mai Chau for lunch before go to Ninh Binh. Enjoy the stunning scenery as you transfer to Ninh Binh ( 145 kms ) Overnight in hotel in Cuc Phuong national park.
* Note: Using the local bike for cycling tour.
Day 04 : Kenh Ga floating village.( Private tour ) B, L
After breakfast, visit the Cuc Phuong Primate Rescue Center; then take a slow driving to Prehistory cave to visit this limestone cave in the tropical rain forest where remain some relic about the life of prehistory human and then we drive to Kenh Ga geyser (Chicken Canal) and take a boat trip to visit the the Kenh Ga floating village, where the local people still keep living very traditional life style.
Boating through this "Ha Long Bay on land" with its karst limestone formations and verdant rice fields, see how the people fishing, living on the river.... Return ferry for lunch in a local restaurant then drive to Ha Noi. Arrive Et Pumpkin office at about 6.00 pm. Your free time for dinner before going to Hanoi station to check into the Pumpkin Express night train to Lao Cai (9.15 pm- 5.30am).
Day 05 : Trekking Sapa (join in group tour of max 8 pax ) - B, L, D
The Et - Pumpkin train arrives in Lao Cai at 5.30am, the representative of Et Pumpkin Travel will pick you up then arranging you to get on our shuttle bus to driving up to Sa Pa town via the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces along the way.
On your arrival, check into our Pumpkin SaPa hotel after having breakfast. At your leisure after a night train journey.
Enjoy a lunch with local Vietnamese food in the hotel's restaurant, then start trekking (3hrs) to Cat Cat valley to enjoy the breathtaking waterfall, visit Black HMong minority village. Visit Sapa market while on the way back hotel.
Overnight in Pumpkin SaPa hotel.
Day 06 : Trek - Home stay ( joined group tour of max 8 pax) - B, L, D 
Have breakfast at Pumpkin Sa Pa hotel. After that, start trekking with our guide through the most beautiful valley in Sa Pa, named Muong Hoa.
Enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the high mountains, deep valleys, rice paddies on terraces... The picnic lunch box is served & prepared from Pumpkin SaPa hotel. In this day, we will visit the villages of the Black Hmong people in Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai communes. .
Then, walk ahead to Ta Van, the village of Zay hill tribe, which located 12 kms away from Sa Pa, near by the Muong Hoa river. Walk around the village to contacting the local people and overnight in the house of a Dzay family.
Day 07 : Continue Trek and return Sapa - B, L, D
After breakfast with a cup of coffee or honey tea, continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai, the Red Dzao village, and then crossing to Muong Hoa river via a very simple but strong bridge, walk up to Su Pan and Hau Thao ( 2 Black Hmong villages), located on the side of Den Thang mountain range . By visiting and communicating with some local families you will understand a part of their traditional culture. In the afternoon, come back Sa Pa by shuttle bus or motorbike. Overnight in the Pumpkin SaPa hotel.
Day 08 : Bac Ha Sunday market ( join in group tour by minivan ) B, L, D
Have breakfast then check-out and take the bus to Bac Ha with the group of max 16 people ( arrive Bac Ha by 10.00.Am). By visiting this market you’ll have opportunities to meet local people from the remotest villages in the their best traditional costumes. They belong to 4 tribal groups such as: Flower H’mong, Black Dzao, Tay and Phu La. Coming down here every Sunday, they bring many 
things to the market to exchange or sale as pigs, chicken, water buffalo; horse ...In the afternoon, walking 2 hours to visit Ban Pho, a Flower H’mong village located in a scenic valley. Then driving back to Lao Cai station for your dinner before check in the Et - Pumpkin Express night train to Ha Noi.
Day 09 : Free day in Hanoi
The train arrives in Ha Noi 5.00 am. You will be received from rail station to check in hotel. The early check in is upon the availability. You will welcome this free day to relax, recover from your journey and shopping. Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10 : Halong Bay sea kayaking ( join in tour of max 16 pax ) - B, L,D
Having breakfast at hotel. The tour departs from Et - Pumpkin and we pick you up from hotel for a 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long City through the Red River Delta. Transfer to the Bai Tu Long deluxe boat for lunch with fresh seafood while you embark for cruise into the bay to see the incredible karst formations. Check into your room after lunch then enjoy the stunning scenery as you cruise thru the 
Ha Long Bay via Ga Choi island, visiting the Sung Sot cave where you will see an unique floating fishing village. Stop at Ti Top Beach to relax and swim or rowing kayak to the Hidden cave before cruising to a quiet firth for a great sunset dinner. Relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Day 11 : Halong - Hanoi - B, L
7am to 8am - The breakfast will be served on boat. Then visit the hidden cave by small local boat then cruise toward islet in shape of man's head island, Tortoise island... Afterwards, the lunch will be served while you continue cruising through the bay back to Ha Long City. Take the road trip back to Hanoi then check in hotel at about 4.30pm. Check in hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 12 : City tour of Hanoi ( private tour ) - B, L
On this insightful day you will explore such interesting and historic sites as the Hoan Kiem lake, Ho Chi Minh complex with mausoleum and museum, One pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature. This amazing 3 hour walking tour of the Old Quarter is both a shoppers and you delight as the streets are alive. Overnight in hotel .
Day 13 : Visit the famous pagodas and traditional village - B
In this day, we will visit the Bat Trang ceramic village then reach to the oldest pagoada in Vietnam which has a very long history construction since the 2rd BC. Then continue driving to Dong Ho painting village and But Thap pagoda. By visiting the traditional villages and pagoda, you will understand why the Buddhism is very important for Vietnamese people. Besides that you will know about the traditional culture of Vietnamese people in the rural.
Day 14 : Departure Hanoi - B
Et - Pumpkin Adventure Travel take you to the Noi Bai airport to see you off on your journey back home.
Price 
* Min. 2 pax: 840 USD / person.