Authentic Vietnam 14 days

Hanoi arrival - Vu Linh - Bac Ha Market – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Bao Lac – Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Uyen - Quang Hoa – Ba Be Lake – Hanoi - Halong Cruise - Departure


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This is a most comprehensive tour to Vietnam which include the best way to discover the authentic Vietnam and it typic daily life...Conquer the majestic mountain ranges with winding roads and gain a deeper understanding of striking long standing cultures and custom of the ethnic minorities living high in the hills. Be mesmerizing by the welcoming locals on the way of exploration. Also, be enchanted by delectable food or thrilled by the chaotically exotic streets in Hanoi. Slow down the pace with cruising on the tranquil water of Halong.

Itinerary & maps

authentic-vietnam-14-daysDay 01 : Hanoi arrival
Day 02 : Hanoi – Discover  (B.L.D)
Day 03 : Hanoi – Vu Linh (B.L.D)
Day 04 : Vu Linh – Bac Ha Market (B.L.D)
Day 05 : Bac Ha Market – Hoang Su Phi (B.L.D)
Day 06 : Hoang Su Phi – Dong Van (B.L.D)
Day 07 : Dong Van – Bao Lac (B.L.D)
Day 08 : Bao Lac – Cao Bang (B.L.D)
Day 09 : Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall (B.L.D)
Day 10 : Quang Hoa – Ba Be Lake (B.L.D)
Day 11 : Ba Be Lake – Hanoi  (B.L.D)
Day 12 : Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B.L.D)
Day 13 : Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B.L)
Day 14 : Hanoi – Departure (B)


Program details

Day 01 : Hanoi arrival 
Arrive at Noi Bai airport. Welcomed and transferred to hotel. It is free to discover Hanoi’s charm. Have Dinner on your own and stay overnight at hotel.

Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi – Discovery
Have Breakfast at hotel. Discover Vietnam’s capital, including Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and traditional stilt house, the revered One Pillar Pagoda and visit Vietnam’s first university, the thousand year old Temple of Literature. Then, visit the typical Vietnamese places of worship, Quan Thanh temple and Tran Quoc pagoda, along the shore of West Lake. Have Lunch at local restaurant, visit Ethnology Museum and enjoy the rickshaw ride to discover Hanoi old quarter. In the evening, take part in the water puppet show. Have Dinner at local restaurant and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi - Vietnam

Day 03 :  Hanoi – Vu Linh
After breakfast at hotel. Depart for Vu Linh village situated on Thac Ba Lake river, Vu Linh is home of Dao minority. Arrive at Vu Linh village; check in White Dao’s traditional house on stilt for a cup of hot green tea. Have Lunch at homestay. In the afternoon, walk around Vu Linh village to meet hospitable and friendly people or take a boat cruise on Thac Ba lake. In the evening, the welcome which is exceptional with a lot of local rice-wine from the hosts is surely one of the highlights of the trip. Stay overnight in homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Vu Linh

Day 04 : Vu Linh – Bac Ha Market
After breakfast at homestay. Take Beautiful drive today along Thac Ba lake, on the way, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Continue the trip to Bac Ha for overnight in a guesthouse.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Bac Ha

Ba Be Lake - Vietnam

Day 05 : Bac Ha Market – Hoang Su Phi
In the morning, visit lively and colorful market in Bac Ha before we continue our trip to Ha Giang, stopover on the way for taking pictures and for visiting ethnic villages. The road is very beautiful with many curves. Stay Overnight at Hoang Su Phi Lodge in Ha Giang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hoang Su Phi Lodge

Day 06 : Hoang Su Phi Lodge - Ha Giang – Dong Van
Breakfast at Hoang Su Phi Lodge. Today must be highlights of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Keep going to Dong Van and visit Dong Van old market and Dong Van old town. Have Dinner and stay overnight in Dong Van.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Dong Van

Ha Giang - Vietnam

Day 07 : Dong Van – Bao Lac
After the breakfast. Depart for Bao Lac via Ma Phi Leng Pass and Meo Vac, stop for taking beautiful pictures and for visiting. Have Lunch at local restaurant and continue the trip to Bao Lac. Upon arrival, check in hotel and walk around to discover this beautiful area. Have Dinner and stay overnight in Bao Lac.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Bao Lac

Day 08 : Bao Lac – Cao Bang
In the morning, visit the local market in Bao Lac before our trip to Cao Bang where owns its beautiful landscape and houses of many ethnic groups. Visit Cao Bang center market. Have Dinner and stay overnight in Cao Bang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

Homestay - Vietnam

Day 09: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang
After obtaining permission from the border police, we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river. Back to Cao Bang via Quang Uyen and visit Nguom Ngao cave. Have Dinner and stay overnight at hotel in Cao Bang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

Day 10 : Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake
Drive from Quang Uyen to Babe lake & national park where the landscape is amazing and the homestay is another unique experience. Upon your arrival, you are free at leisure to do the boat trip (paying your own expense) or walk to explore the village of the Tay’s people. Stay overnight in homestay of a Tay’s family.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be

Ethnic minorities - Vietnam

Day 11: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi
It is hard to say goodbye to such a friendly and kind family but we have to drive back to Hanoi today and finish the unforgettable adventure. Upon arrival, check in hotel. Have Dinner and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Cruise
In the morning, drive to Halong Bay (165km) which is the most scenic sight and highlight of any vietnam tour and a recognized as World Natural Heritage Site.
12h00 – 12h30 : Embark on the traditional wooden junk and followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30 : Savor a delectable lunch as cruises among the limestone islands.
15h30 – 16h30 : Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area. Back to the junk
16h30 – 17h30 : Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h30 : Cruise back to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set.
19h00 : Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around. Stay Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: on boat in Halong

Halong bay - Vietnam

Day 13: Halong Cruise – Cooking demonstration – Hanoi
06h30 – 07h00 : Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30 : Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h30 : Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30 : Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 : Continue your cruise to explore the Bay, pass Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 : While heading back to the harbor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 – 12h30 : Disembark and back to Hanoi. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 14: Hanoi – Departure
It is free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial vietnam tours until being transferred to Noi Bai airport for the departure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

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