Viet Nam Hill Tribes (13 days) 1

Viet Nam Hill Tribes (13 days)

Hanoi, Sapa, Bac Ha, Danang, Hoi An, Pleiku,

Kontum, Ho Chi Minh, Chau Doc and Ho Chi Minh

This tour will be very exciting for those hill tribe lovers who want to rough it while in Vietnam. A combination of adventure and diverse aboriginal cultures in the northern mountain chains and the central highlands in addition to the flat and green Mekong Delta will give you quite a thrill. The mingling with garishly-attired people from the H’mong, Dao, Tay, Day tribes at animated markets and remote villages. The way villages of the J’rai and Bahnar minority tribes in the central highlands where you can see their simple cultivation and hunting lifestyles. . Finally the allure of colourful Khmer temples and skillful hand-made clothes of Cham people in the Mekong Delta is irresistible!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ha Noi

AM:arrival at Noi Bai Airport. Pick-up and transfer to hotel. PM: visit to Ethnology Museum, Temple of Literature, old quarters and Xich Lo ride(pedaling tricycle). Evening: water puppet show.

Day 2: Ha Noi-Lao Cai

Full day visit to handicraft villages around Ha Noi: Bat Trang pottery village, or Le Mat snake village, But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho traditional printing village and bike ride (4 km) through paddy fields. Lunch of country dishes. Evening: train to Lao Cai. O/N on board.[B,L]

Day 3:Lao Cai-Sapa

AM: arrival at Lao Cai railway station.Pick-Up transfer to Sapa. Stroll around town and socializing with local Black H’mong & Red Dao. PM: Coach to Cat Cat Falls. Trek (5km) to H’mong village of Ninh Ho. Coach back to Sapa. ( Sundays market for Bac Ha, Muong Khuong market on Sundays, Can Cau market on Saturdays, Coc Ly market on Tuesdays – come to Coc Ly market then take a boat trip on Chay river is a way to paradise!!! ) [B]

Day 4: Sapa

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Coach to Lao Chai. Trek(10km) to Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, visit to villages of Black H’mong, Day & Red Dao and Cau May suspension bridge. picnic lunch. Coach back to Sapa. [B,L]

Day 5: Sapa-Bac Ha

AM: departure for Bac Ha, onwards to Can Cau. Attending Can Cau Saturday fair. Picnic lunch. PM: trek (6 km) through villages of Phu La & Flower H’mong in Ta Chi. Transfer to Lan Den Thang village. Dinner and sleep in Bac Ha town.[B,L,D]

Day 6: Bac Ha-Ha Noi

AM: trek (8 km) with Flower H’mong villagers to Bac Ha. attending Bac Ha Sunday fair. PM: transfer to Lao Cai. Train to Hanoi. sleep on board.[B,L.D]

Day 7: Hanoi-Danang-Hoi An

AM: arrival in Hanoi. Transfer to airport. Flight to Danang. PM: transfer to Hoi An, visit to Hoi An ancient town: temples, workshops and old houses. Overnight in Hoi An [B]

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Day 8: Hoi An-Pleiku

A long road trip to Pleiku. Visit to Tay Son Museum followed by martial arts show & Duong Long Towers en route. Sleep in Pleiku.[B]

Day 9: Pleiku-Kontum

AM: transfer to la Monong, visit to J’rai minority village: local home, coffee farm and grave statues. Transfer to Kontum. Lunch at orphanage. PM: visit to Bahnar tribe exhibition and ancient wooden cathedral. Transfer to Konktu village. River bathing Gong show & drink with Bahnar minority people. Dinner and O/N at Bahnar communal house.[B,L,D]

Day 10:Kontum-Pleiku-HCMC

AM: transfer to Pleiku. Flight to HCMC. PM: city tour: History Museum, Chinatown, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Temple. O/N in HCMC.[B]

Day 11: HCMC-Chau Doc

AM: transfer to Chau Doc. PM: excursion to Tri Ton, visit to Khmer village & Pagoda. O/N in Chau Doc.[B]

Day 12:Chau Doc- HCMC (possible to Cambodia by hydrofoil from here)

AM: cruise on Mekong River to fish-breeding rafts and Cham minority village. PM: back to HCMC.  O/N in HCMC. [B]

Day 13: Departure from HCMC

Downtownshopping ( embroideries, lacquerware, wood-carvings…) or at leisure before chech-out. Transfer to airport for departure. [B]

For the character of this trip, we offer you a “price package “.

Meals included: B= breakfast   L= lunch   D= dinner

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