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Discovery HaGiang, Bac Ha and Sapa
Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Price: Available upon Request
Destination: Hanoi & North Vietnam
Travel Style: Photoghraphy Tours
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Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Giang (300 km)

Today, drive from Hanoi to Hagiang via Tuyen Quang town. Plenty of opportunities to stop en rout to photograph Vietnam's green rice paddy. Stop en route visit Pa Then or LaChi minority people. On arrival check in the home stay. Enjoy the local hospitality

 

Day 2: Ha Giang - Quan Ba – Yen Minh ( 70km)

Today, with a medium drive but we will soon be enjoying the wonderful sightseeing of this vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in a magic land, passing the Heaven Gate, meeting some minority people along the way, then onto Quan Ba town for our lunch. Afternoon, continue wonderful drive to Yen Minh with many chances to visit and photograph the traditional houses of the hill tribes here. Arrival in Yen Minh town. Check in hotel/guest house. Dinner and stay overnight in Yen Minh.

Day 3: Yen Minh - Meo Vac – Dong Van (100km)

After breakfast, we leave Yen Minh for Meo Vac. The scenic route climbs over a pass, and then  descend down to Meo Vac valley, a beautiful valley situated very close to Chinese border with stops for scenery shots. Have lunch in Meo Vac then  take time to climb over the Ma Pi Leng Pass with a beautiful mountain ranges and the the Nho Que river – just amazing place to be! Proceed to Dong Van via zigzag roads, visit these remote areas, to witness how hard the locals struggle with their environment for survival and development. Arrive Dong Van and have  time to photograph minortiy people and the ancient streets with old houses , built in centuries ago. Over night in Dong Van town.

Day 4: Dong Van - Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Ha Giang (150 km)

A leisurely drive from Dong Van, back to Yen Minh & Quan Ba, this day will make the itinerary a good pace, not in a rush. On the way, visit the infamous Vuong Palace, a H´mong family of high rank during French colonial rule - this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to it mixed style of European and Chinese architecture. Continue drive back to Quan Ba and down hill to Ha Giang for the night.

 Day 5: Ha Giang - Hoang Sun Phi - Bac Ha ( 210km)

A long but stunning scenery along the zigzag road from Ha Giang to Bac Ha will make today one of the most busy day for scenary photography. Dinner and overnight in town. Note: Road from Ha Giang to Hoang Sun Phi then Xin Man – Bac Ha can be bad and impossible to ride during the raining season, however an alternative way to travel to Bac Ha is already planned.
 

 Day 6: Bac Ha - Sapa (120km)
Morning walk to Ban Pho to visit around and photo hill tribes at work or scenery (Possibility to visit BacHa Market on Sunday or Sin Cheng on Wednesday,ones of the most beautiful markets in Vietnam). Afternoon 3 hours drive to get to Sapa. Free time to visit this tourist town and overnight in town.

Day 7: Explore around Sapa, night train to Hanoi

After breakfast start drive to Laochai village for an easy decesding hiking.  Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Photograph the H'mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Continue going to Tavan village to visit the Dzay minority. Afternoon visit TaPhin village, f or final shots, home to Red Zao hill tribe before drving to Lao Cai station to catch a night train back to Hanoi. End of services.

Tour Operates: Year round (Best time for  tours in Vietanm is at late  September till early  May)

Places Visited: Ha Giang-Dong Van-YenMinh-Bac Ha-Sapa

Photography Subjects: Different minority people in traditional outfits, Colorful markets, Stunning scenery..

Notes

What To Expect
This tour is designed to be a photo tour, and, as such, we must be flexible in our scheduling. Much of what we do, and when we do it, will depend upon weather, light and your interest. We will, however, visit the major sites listed in each destination.

Vietnam has made great changes in tourist accommodations and services in recent years, but please remember that it is still a developing country, so we may experience occasional-especially in remote area- inconveniences. All our accommodations will be clean and comfortable, with private western toilet and shower/bath. The hotels have been chosen for your comfort as well as their proximity to prime photographic locations.

What to bring?

  • Original passport
  • Appropriated  clothes for different time of the year and  each region
  • Vietnamese currency for mountainous areas
  • Insect repellent
  • Photography gears

Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels or local restaurants
  • Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
  • Services of experienced English speaking photography assitantants during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited.
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L,D)
  • Domestic airport taxes for any domestic flights

Tour excludes:

  • International flights to and from Vietnam.
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
  • Tips
  • Personal insurance
  • Any domestic flights not mentioned
  • International departure airport tax (normally included in your ticket price)
  • Other services not clearly mentioned in the "Tour Includes"

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