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Mysterious limestone highland by green trail tours

  1. 1. A unique way to explore Vietnam______________ ___________________________ Vietnam MysteriousLimestone Highland DiscoveryItinerary in briefDay 1: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen - Tuyen Quang – QuangBinhDay 2: Quang Binh – Nam An – Ha Giang – Bac MeDay 3: Bac Me – Meo Vac – Dong VanDay 4: Dong Van – Lung Cu - Vuong Palace – PhoBang – Yen Minh – Quan BaDay 5: Quan Ba – Ha Giang – Ha NoiDetail tineraryDay 1: Hanoi – Thai Nguyen - Tuyen Quang –Quang Binh ( –,L,D)-Depart at 08.00 from Hanoi by vehicle for ThaiNguyen City. Arrive in Thai Nguyen at 09.30. Payingvisit to the famous Museum of ethnology here.-10.00 Leaving Thai Nguyen for Tan Trao. Visit thehistorical site of Tan Trao which is called the capital ofthe resistant forces(Vietminh) in the war against theFrench from 1946 – 1954. Visit Ha village of the Tayethnic peoples.-12.00 lunch at a local restaurant in Tan TraoCommune.-The road trip from Thai Nguyen to TuyenQuang along national road 37 also offers beautifullandscapes featuring the midland between thenorthern mountainous region and the Red River delta with large valleys lying amongst hilly land andmountains. The region is also home to several ethnic groups such as Tay, Dao, Cao Lan.-Leaving Tan Trao at 13.00 for 2 hours driving via Tuyen Quang Town and then following national road 2uphill to Vinh Tuy.-Take a short break at Vinh Tuy before taking a back road to travel through the prosperous lowland of HaGiang province. This region stretches for over 50km long, lying between the Chay and Lo rivers with dozens ofbeautiful valleys separated by low mountain passages and being homes to the Tay ethnic peoples.-16.00 stop for visiting Chi village consisting of nearly 100 wooden houses built on stilts in the traditional styleof the Tay which lies at the center of a spectacular valley.-17.00 leaving Chi village for Quang Binh town let little bit late. Check in hotel, freshen up and Dinner.•Total driving is 306 km. walking for about two hours for sightseeing and visiting villages.•Staying overnight Ha Phuong Guesthouse: Air-coned and clean room, private bathroom with hot shower,western toilet.•Lunch & Dinner: Vietnamese set menuDay 2: Quang Binh – Nam An – Ha Giang – Bac Me (B,L,D)-Breakfast and leaving Quang Binh at 08.00 and driving 12 km to My Bac Commune and spend 20 minutes tovisit the communal market before walking around My Pac village, paying visit to local homes to discover the GREEN TRAIL TOURS Co., Ltd Address: Suite #316 – B4 Building – Tran Dang Ninh St – Ha Noi / Tel: +84 4 3754 52 68 / Fax: +84 4 3754 52 77 Website: www.greentrailtours.com.vn/ www.greentrail-indochina.com/ www.greentrailtourism.com / Email: greentrailtours@fpt.vn / info@greentrail-indochina.com/ tours@greentrailtourism.com Travel License No: 0595/TCDL – GPLHQT Hotline: 0989069268
  2. 2. A unique way to explore Vietnam______________ ___________________________unique culture of the Pa Then ethnic peoples. There is opportunities to see Pa Then women making traditionalbrocade and costumes.-09.30: Leaving My Pac Village and driving 37 km for about an hour to Nam An. This is a special tip of theday! At the top of the mountain pass about 3 km for the main road, great view of the below valleys, the Loriver… opens wide and far. Nam An used to be a narrow and deep valley, built into a lake for water storage torun a hydraulic power plant and now has become spectacular lake with a peninsular for eco-tourist sport. Thegroup will spend an hour walking around the lake to pay visit to a Red Zao village whose culture and livingstyle is remaining as its was for hundreds of years. Lunch in a house built by the water and relax. Clients mayswim in the emerald clear water or moving around the lake on bamboo rafts or boats.-Leaving Nam An at about 13.30 driving 45 km to Ha Giang. Clients will enjoy stunning landscapes along theLo river. Paying visit to a beautiful valley located 3 km from Ha Giang township. Walk about 3 km around Mevillage of the Tay ethnic peoples, visiting local homes for discovery of the Tay’s way of life.-Continue the road trip through Ha Giang, along national road 34 for an hour and arrive to the upstreamregion of the Na Hang reservoir. Stop for visiting the village of the immigrants who have given their land forthe construction of the Na Hang hydraulic power plant and some other small hamlets of the Tay and Zaoscattering around a stunning valley, surrounded by high mountains and lush forest.-Drive the last portion ofthe road to Bac Me town let, arriving in Bac Me at about 17.30. Check in hotel and free walk to explore thischarming town let, which is beautifully set on the bank of the Gam river.•Total driving is 145 km. walking about two and a half hours for sightseeing and visiting villages.•Staying overnight at Song Gam hotel: Air-coned and clean room, private bathroom with hot shower, westerntoilet.•Lunch & Dinner: Vietnamese set menuDay 3: Bac Me – Meo Vac – Dong Van( B,L,D)-Breakfast, check out hotel at 08.00 and departure for Meo Vac. The first portion 47 km of the road weaves itsway along the the Gam river amongst high mountains and thick forest offers beautiful scenery with severalphoto stops.-Crossing the Gam river and following the newly built road uphill for about 27 km, the group will arrive toNiem Son commune and spend almost an hour here for visiting the local market and paying visit to a smallvillage of the H’mong ethnic peoples.-Driving 25 km uphill through the remote and deserted region to Meo Vac. From here visitors will see thecontrast between the tough topography and climate of this remote highland and what they have seen in twodays before while traveling through the lower land. Getting close to Meo Vac, there appeared some smallhamlets of the H’mong built on the immense limestone hill sides. Stop for visiting one of these hamlets for thefirst impression of the very hard life on this mysterious limestone highland.-Arriving in Meo Vac at noon, take a quick look at the market and lunch break.-After Lunch, the group will pay visit to a small village of the Lolo, an ethnic group with only about 4,700peoples near the town before leaving Meo Vac for the real discovery of the limestone highland. The narrowroad winds its way on the wall-up and deserted limestone mountain side with the view of a valley deep downwhere the Nho Que river sneaking, bending…amidst mountain feet. This is Ma Pi Leng, one of the mostfamous mountain passes in Vietnam for its magnificent beauty and danger! After several stops for spectacularland scapes, the group will take a walk for half an hour to visit Ma Pi Leng village of the H’mong which isconsisted of only about 20 houses built on the rocky land. Here visitor will see unimaginable and hard life ofthe H’mong living on this highland for hundreds of years. Also here the true value of cultivated land and watercan be seen!-Continue along the road for 16 km to Dong Van. Check in hotel upon arrival and having a short rest. GREEN TRAIL TOURS Co., Ltd Address: Suite #316 – B4 Building – Tran Dang Ninh St – Ha Noi / Tel: +84 4 3754 52 68 / Fax: +84 4 3754 52 77 Website: www.greentrailtours.com.vn/ www.greentrail-indochina.com/ www.greentrailtourism.com / Email: greentrailtours@fpt.vn / info@greentrail-indochina.com/ tours@greentrailtourism.com Travel License No: 0595/TCDL – GPLHQT Hotline: 0989069268
  3. 3. A unique way to explore Vietnam______________ ___________________________-At about 17.00, the group gathers again for a leisure walk around the market place and the old street ofDong Van. It is really a good chance to see one of the uniqueness of local minority life If on Saturday. Thispart will be crowded and lively for many H’mong and Zao peoples come from remote and isolated villages toattend the week-end market which took place from early Sunday.•Total driving is 160 km. walking about two hours for sightseeing visiting to villages•Staying overnight at Rocky Highland Hotel: Air-coned and clean room, private bathroom with hot shower,western toilet.•Lunch & Dinner: Vietnamese set menuDay 4: Dong Van – Lung Cu - Vuong Palace – Pho Bang – Yen Minh – Quan Ba (B,L,D)-Breakfast, check out hotel at 08.00 and drive 26 km to Lung Cu commune located on the northernmost tip ofDong Van highland and Vietnam as well. Here clients will pay visiting to two villages: One of the H’mongethnic – majority of Dong Van district - and one of the Red Lolo – A very small ethnic group.•If on Friday: The group will leave Dong Van earlier for having about an hour more to attend the communalmarket of Lung Cu, which is colorful and interesting.•If on Sunday: Spend 2 hours in the morning for attending the famous Dong Van market and leave for LungCu at 09.30. In this case arriving in Quan Ba late at about 19.00.-Leaving Lung Cu down hill for about 25 km, the group will enjoy sightseeing at the famous historical andcultural site: The Vuong Family Palace once ruled over the H’mong in the region and popularly known as Kingof the H’mong.-Continue by road for 17 km to Sung La commune beautifully set at the foot of Pho Cao mountain pass. Herethe group will walk around the Lung Cam village, paying visiting to H’mong families, especially the very oldtypical and beautiful house here.-Driving uphill a stunning mountain pass, enjoy viewing stop before turningright for 5 km to Pho Bang ancient town let. This town let was built hundreds of years ago as a regionaltrading center between the local and Chinese traders. Walking for about an hour to explore this charmingtown let which is featured with two storey wooden houses, clay walled, Yin and Yang tiled roofs and leisureatmosphere.-Leaving Pho Bang for a driving down hill to a lush valley where Yen Minh town let located for late lunchbreak.-Leaving Yen Minh for a drive uphill of a long and high mountain pass, enjoying marvelous scenery the lushforest and stop at the top of the pass for great view of the surrounding region.-Take a break at the foot of the pass far walking to visit a village of the La Chi, another small ethnic groupwith only over 3,000 individuals in Vietnam whose culture is really unique and strong.-Continue by road 4C along the Mtem river for an hour, walking to visit Nam Dam village of the Zao ao dai(Zao with long dress) located at the center of a large and stunning valley before arriving in Tam Son town letof Quan Ba district. Check in hotel for freshen up and relax. Evening is at leisure.•Total driving is 132 km. walking for about nearly 3 hours for sightseeing visiting to villages•Staying overnight at Tam Son Hotel: Air-coned and clean room, private bathroom with hot shower, westerntoilet.•Lunch & Dinner: Vietnamese set menuDay 5: Quan Ba – Ha Giang – Ha Noi (B,L,-)-Breakfast and check out hotel for a long driving day back to Hanoi today. GREEN TRAIL TOURS Co., Ltd Address: Suite #316 – B4 Building – Tran Dang Ninh St – Ha Noi / Tel: +84 4 3754 52 68 / Fax: +84 4 3754 52 77 Website: www.greentrailtours.com.vn/ www.greentrail-indochina.com/ www.greentrailtourism.com / Email: greentrailtours@fpt.vn / info@greentrail-indochina.com/ tours@greentrailtourism.com Travel License No: 0595/TCDL – GPLHQT Hotline: 0989069268
  4. 4. A unique way to explore Vietnam______________ ___________________________-Driving uphill 5 km to the top of Quan Ba mountain pass, stop for admiring the magnificent scenery andgreat view of Quan Ba valley. Then driving few kilometers further for visiting the Quyet Tien Communelocating near the top of Quan Ba pass at 1000 m above sea level. Hear the group will spend an hour enjoyingmarvel of nature and paying visit to 2 villages: One is Lung Muoi village of the H’mong with traditional livingstyle of the highlander ethnics and the other, Vinh Tien village of the Kinh peoples immigrated to the region in1980s in a government project attempting to give local minority ethnic peoples an example about intensivefarming so that they can learn better farming technique from these immigrants.-Driving downhill for another hour and take a coffee stop at Ha Giang before continue along national road 2 toBac Quang. Lunch break.-The whole afternoon is for traveling along national road 2 for Hanoi with several stops along the way.-Arrive in Hanoi in late afternoon at about 19.00 to end up the trip•Total driving is 360 km. walking about one and a half hour for sightseeing visiting to villages.•Lunch: Vietnamese set menuInclusive• English or French speaking guide• All needed transport• All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)• All needed Equipments• Water and Snack on the whole trip• Tents if needed• All entrance fees and permit• Overnight in local house or hotel as mention• Local InsuranceExclusive• Personal Pocket Money• Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)• All other services not indicated above GREEN TRAIL TOURS Co., Ltd Address: Suite #316 – B4 Building – Tran Dang Ninh St – Ha Noi / Tel: +84 4 3754 52 68 / Fax: +84 4 3754 52 77 Website: www.greentrailtours.com.vn/ www.greentrail-indochina.com/ www.greentrailtourism.com / Email: greentrailtours@fpt.vn / info@greentrail-indochina.com/ tours@greentrailtourism.com Travel License No: 0595/TCDL – GPLHQT Hotline: 0989069268

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