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Vietnam Northernwest Loop 7 Days

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Duration: 7 days

Destination: Hanoi / Ha Giang / Quan Ba / Dong Van / Meo Vac / Cao Bang / Ban Gioc / Ba Be

US$ 669 US$ 539 per person

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In 6 days, we will take you through an experience you will never forget of Vietnam Northernwest. The peaceful countrysides, ethnic people villages, and historical sites are perfect for the relaxation you have ever wanted.

trip highlight

• Immerse yourself in the stunning view of Ha Giang scenery with magnificent Dong Van Plateau

 Visit ethnic minorities villages in Lo Lo Chai, Thanh Ha Village, Khuoi My,…

• Conquer the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass Crowned as the king of Vietnamese passes andthe most beautiful road in Vietnam

 Visit astonishing Ban Gioc waterfall is considered the largest in Southeast Asia

• Take a boat trip to explore the Vietnam’s largest natural lake – Ba Be Lake

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Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang - Thanh Ha Trekking

Meal provided: No Meal

It will take you a long way today to catch Ha Giang from Hanoi. On the way, you can stop to take photos of corn fields and tea plantations. Have lunch en route at a local restaurant.

You will arrive in Ha Giang in mid-afternoon.

We continue driving to Ha Thanh village, a resident of Tay ethnic group. The village has about 100 stilt houses clustered in the foothills. Each stilt house is like a small museum showcasing one family or clan. To be welcomed warmly by the owner, you will have a drink and relax after a long day.

At the left time, you can talk to the host of the house to learn about their tradition, the way they build their houses, or see them prepare dinner by collecting vegetables or cooking food. You also can take a walk around to village around the village to explore the peaceful surroundings, landscape and daily life of Tay people.
Stay overnight in Ha Thanh village in a house on a stilt

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Day 2: Ha Giang - Lung Vau village - Khuoi My - Fairy Bosom - Nam Dam - Dao Lodge

Meal provided: Breakfast


Today you will begin your trekking adventure by setting out form the homestay in the morning and trekking for about 6 to 8 hours to the village of Lung Vai. Along this trek, you’ll get to take in the beauty of the terraced rice paddies, majestic mountains and serene palm-tree forests. You’ll also run into people from many different ethnic groups along the way, such as Man and Dao, who are generally more than happy to stop and interact with travelers for a short while.
You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch amidst nature before continuing to the remote village of Khuoi My. En route there will be many farmers working in the fields, and if we have the time you can even join in for some farm work if you so desire.

We visit Fairy Mountains –  the special art created to this land by Mother of Nature. Between mountains & rice terraces are two twin mountain forms likening as two breasts of a fairy narrated by locals in this interesting fairy tale.
Finally, we move on to Ban Tha Village, where our driver will pick you up and drive you to Hmong Village.

Stay overnight in Quan Ba

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Day 3: Dao Lodge – Dong Van Plateau - Lung Cu Flag Point - Lo Lo Chai village - Dong Van

Meal provided: Breakfast

Take a drive to Dong Van plateau located at 1025m above sea level inhabited by H’mong and Tay ethinc groups. Dong Van Plateau is one of Viet Nam’s special limestone areas, housing prominent imprints that depict the development of the earth’s crust.

Get inside the Vuong H’mong King palace, which was a typical architecture of housing in Ha Giang.
Keep your eye wide open to get the scene of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark becoming the 77th member of the Global Geo-parks Network in 2010.

Visit ancient houses, depart for Lo Lo minority village, trek to Flag Tower on the top of Lung Cu mountain about 1km, and view the ancient valley from the top. From a distance, Lung Cu is a spectacular sight, with the view dominated by giant boulders and the national flag flying above Dragon Mountain, all set to the backdrop of magnificent forests. Drive to Dong Van town.
Stay overnight in Dong Van


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Day 4: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang

Meal provided: Breakfast

You can visit Dong Van market if it’s Sunday.

Departure to Meo Vac, a small town of the Black H’mong Minority located close to the Chinese border north of the Province de Ha Giang, at the bottom of the Ma Pi Leng pass, rightly famous as the most beautiful road in Vietnam.

Take a scenic 6-hour drive to Cao Bang. Arrive in Cao Bang and spend the rest of the day relaxing.
Stay overnight in Cao Bang

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Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfall - Cao Bang

Meal provided: Breakfast

After breakfast, we get back in the car again for driving to Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang Province.

Ban Gioc waterfall is considered the largest in Southeast Asia. It is also known as the 4th largest water on the border line in the world. You can admire the majestic natural landscape with huge blocks of water from a height of 30m tossing white foam.

Then will be time to enjoy the view and soak up the sublime atmosphere of Vietnam’s most beautiful waterfall before making your way to the Nguom Ngao Grotto known for its wonderful limestone formations.

On the way to Ban Gioc waterfall, you will pass Trung Khanh which is very famous for chestnuts. Local people here sell chestnuts in a special way, price on each seed. So if you want to buy, remember to buy on the way in, so on the way out, they can finish counting the seed for you.

Drive back to Cao Bang town for checking hotel and relax.

Stay overnight in Cao Bang


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Day 6: Cao Bang – Ba Be Lake

Meal Provided: Breakfast

After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Ba Be.

We set out on a boat-trip across Ba Be Lake and up the winding Nang River. Eventually we’ll reach Puong Cave which is famous for its array of stalactites and stalagmites.

Stay overnight in Ba Be

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Day 7: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi

Meal Provided: Breakfast


You can wake up early to kayak before breakfast

Visit Hua Ma cave, famous for its thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. After lunch, transfer to Hanoi. End of service!

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Tour prices shown are 'per person',  based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing a room.  If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family, traveler forum members to book this tour with you.

The 'Single supplement' applies to single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

05 nights with breakfast at hotels
(Based on a private double/twin sharing room)
 Meals mentioned in the itinerary 
 Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
• Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver 
• Private English-speaking guide in each region
 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day
 All taxes and service charge

What's Excluded: 

• Domestic air ticket and airport tax
• Bank fees for both sides (Prefer cash on arrival)
• Single Supplement
• Visa to Vietnam
• Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
• Tipping for guide, driver 
• Peak season surcharge.
• Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program
• Travel insurance   
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc… 
• Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item


1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.

  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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