Spend a long weekend in the mountainous area to the north of Hanoi, meeting villagers and attending the local market.
North Vietnam Weekend 4 days
Fri – Hanoi – Ha Giang – Ban Me
Begin early for the guided transfer from Hanoi to Ha Giang Province and its capital, Ha Giang. The journey takes around seven hours and has some of the most breathtaking scenery in Vietnam. Along the way stop in small villages to mingle with the locals, take photos and stretch your legs. On arrival at Ha Giang register at the local immigration office (with passports and before 1600 hrs) to obtain the permits required to visit the region. Continue on to the Ban Me local home in an area rarely visited by tourists.
Stay overnight at a Local Home (shared dormitory style room). (D)
Sat – Ha Giang – Meo Vac
Say goodbye to your local home host this morning as you travel to Sung La village on the road leading to the northern most point at the border of Vietnam and China. Villagers speak Chinese in addition to their native language. Continue to Sa Phin village in Dong Van district to visit the Hmong Palace. Drive onto Meo Vac via Ma Pi Leng Pass and witness more breathtaking scenery.
Stay overnight at the Hoa Cuong Hotel (standard room). (B)
Sun – Meo Vac – Ha Giang
Breakfast is at a local restaurant near your hotel. This morning visit the Meo Vac Sunday Market, the largest and most colourful market in northern Vietnam. Return to Ha Giang by road.
Stay overnight at the Truong Xuan Resort (river view bungalow). (B)
Mon – Ha Giang – Hanoi
Early morning depart for a private guided drive back to Hanoi. The transfer takes approximately seven hours. (Accommodation in Hanoi is not included). (B)
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- Departure Dates and Prices
Depart Fridays Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller $898 $977 $1646
Tour prices valid to 31 Oct 2017. Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.
- Price Includes:
- Basic tourist class accommodation
- One night local home stay
- Meals as listed (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Transfers and transportation.
- Sightseeing tours as listed, by private vehicle with driver and English speaking guide, inclusive of entrance fees
Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single room. The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single room is required.
Surcharges apply for travel 20Dec15-15Jan16, 6-14Feb16, 20Apr16-02May16 and 31Aug16-03Sep16, 20Dec16-15Jan17, 26Jan17-2Feb17, 20Apr17-02May17 and 31Aug17-03Sep17.
- Explore remote regions and see the refreshingly untouched lifestyles of the locals
- Stay one night in a local home
- Soak up the atmosphere at the Sunday Market