Halong - Sapa - Ha Giang - Ba Be Lake - 13 days

Halong - Sapa - Ha Giang - Ba Be Lake - 13 days
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi / Halong Bay
Day 03: Halong Bay / Hanoi
Day 04: Hanoi / Lao Cai - night train
Day 05: Lao Cai / Sapa
Day 06: Sapa / Bac Ha
Day 07: Bac Ha / Ha Giang
Day 08: Ha Giang / Dong Van
Day 09: Dong Van / Cao Bang
Day 10: Cao Bang / Ba Be National Park
Day 11: Ba Be National Park
Day 12: Ba Be National Park / Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi Departure



**ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI

Arrival in the administrative and political capital of Vietnam, located on the Red River Delta. Orientation tour: Hoan Kiem Lake, or Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Pagoda the (The Temple of the Jade Mountain), dedicated to the genius of letters, which stands on an island in the middle of the lake. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda built in the 6th, the temple dedicated to Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Vu genius. Lunch. Check-in at hotel. Water Puppet show. Dinner.

DAY 2: HANOI / HALONG BAY

Departure by road to Halong registered with world heritage by Unesco since 1994. Take a cruise through the idyllic bay on the emerald waters. Lunch on board with seafood. Cruise in one of the most beautiful bays in the world including a stop at the beautiful cave of Surprise. Night aboard a junk.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY / HANOI

Landing around noon and return to Hanoi. On the way, visit the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam, But Thap pagoda. Arrive in Ha Noi. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 4: HANOI / LAO CAI
Visit the house on stilts of Uncle Ho, the One Pillar Pagoda. Then the old French Concession: Avenue de l'Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the Museum of Ethnography (objects of everyday life of the 54 ethnic groups). Departure by night train to Lao Cai.

DAY 5: LAO CAI / SA PA
Early arrival and departure to Lao Cai to Sa Pa by minibus through a mountain road.Upon arrival, visit the market and visit the villages of Ta Van (where you can see petroglyphs) and Lao Chai. My stop in the village of Red Dao Tra populated. Walk and met with families who live in wooden houses.

DAY 6: SAPA / BAC HA

Drive to Bac Ha, dotted with villages mainly inhabited by Kinh. Then the market mountain. Back to Bac Ha and visit the village of Ban Pho.

DAY 7: BAC HA / HA GIANG
Visit Bac Ha Sunday market. Drive to Ha Giang, majestic natural setting, with traditional cultural activities. Viet ethnic groups live here with Tay, Hmong, lolo, Dao, Chinese. Many stops will have on the way for photos.

DAY 8: HA GIANG / DONG VAN

Drive to Dong Van. Visit Hmong villages along the road.

DAY 9: DONG VAN / CAO BANG

Visit Van Dong: the old district of Dong Van, composed of old mud house mixed with straw, the beautiful market in Dong Van. Proceed to Meo Vac, taking the beautiful and spectacular Ma Pi Leng Pass, World geological heritage recognized by UNESCO in November 2010. (Geological Park of Dong Van Plateau). Road to Cao Bang, small town in a beautiful setting.

DAY 10: CAO BANG / NATIONAL PARK, BA BE

Mountain road where you can explore the worlds of Tay, Nung, Hmong and Dao. Ba Be Lake "the Three Lakes" home to the Tay, Nung, Dao and Thai mostly in their houses on stilts. Embarking on small boats to visit the village of Pac Ngoi.

DAY 11: THE BA BE NATIONAL PARK

Continuation visits BaBe Lake

DAY 12: THE NATIONAL PARK OF BA BE / HANOI

Undulating road from where we see the last villages dai houses on stilts wearing a huge thatched roof. Passage through Thai Nguyen and visit the cultural museum of Ethnics of Vietnam. Arriving at night in Hanoi.

DAY 13: HANOI DEPARTURE

End visits Hanoi visit the Temple of Literature built in the 11th century, the first university of Vietnam. Rickshaw ride in old neighborhoods. Lunch. Free time. Transfer to the airport and fly to depart.
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