Run by: Selective Asia
Reference number: Vietnam Beyond The Ordinary
For many, the real Vietnam is to be found in the north: an area of outstanding natural beauty where tourism is yet to impact and traditions hold strong.
Our Beyond the Ordinary itinerary follows an incredible route into the more remote mountainous regions of the north and central Vietnam such as Mu Cang Chai and Ha Giang, whilst including some of the more well-known highlights such as Sapa and the Phong Nha Caves. The highlight for many will be the opportunity to interact with traditional hill tribes, whose way of life hasn’t changed for centuries.
Day 1 - arrive Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi, 'Old & New' City Tour
Day 3 - Hanoi, Mu Cang Chai
Day 4 - Mu Cang Chai, Village and Rice Paddy Walks
Day 5 - Mu Cang Chai, Pung Luong Walk, Than Uyen, Sapa
Day 6 - Sapa,Trekking in Hoang Lien National Park, Nam Cang
Day 7 - Nam Cang trek, Topas Ecolodge
Day 8 - Sapa, Pa Then Minority Villages, Ha Giang
Day 9 - Ha Giang, Quyet Tien Market, Minority Tribe Villages, H'Mong King Palace, dong Van
Day 10 - Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Meo Vac, Ba Be National Park
Day 11 - Ba Be National Park, Boat Cruise, Hanoi
Day 12 - Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Vuon Thi Village
Day 13 - Ninh Binh, Dinh Le Temple, But Cave, Overnight train to Dong Hoi
Day 14 - Dong Hoi, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Phong Nha Cave (wet & dry caves)
Day 15 - Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Paradise Cave, Dark Cave
Day 16 - depart Hanoi
As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please. If you would prefer a more ‘complete’ travel programme, we will be happy to oblige. We can also tailor this holiday to meet your exact needs - your holiday, your way.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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