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  Vietnam Tour Vietnam Deluxe Tour  > Meet & Visit Vietnam Ethnic Minorities

Meet & Visit Vietnam Ethnic Minorities: 
11 days/ 10 nights

Itinerary in brief

Day 01, Wed: Arrival Hanoi. Night train to Sapa
Day 02, Thu: Arrival Sapa
Day 03, Fri: Sapa - hiking,  home stay
Day 04, Sat: Sapa vilage hiking. Overnight in Sapa
Day 05, Sun: Sapa - BinhLu market . Night train back to Hanoi
Day 06, Mon: Arrival Hanoi
Day 07, Tue: Hanoi - Danang - Hoian
Day 08, Wed: Hoian
Day 09, Thu: Hoian - Myson
Day 10, Fri: Hoian
Day 11, Sat: Danang - Hanoi/ or HCM city -Departure

Itinerary in details:

Day 01, Wed: Arrival Hanoi. Night train to Sapa (D)
Meet and transferred from Hanoi airport.
Leaves some luggage at Sofitel Metrople.  At leisure to explore Hanoi before the train, Victoria Express to Sapa. The train leaves at 22.00pm

Day 02, Thu: Arrival Sapa (B, D)
Arrival Laocai station around 6am, there will be a transfer to Victoria Sapa hotel. Freshen up and breakfast.
We then embark on a lovely walk to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat and Sinchai village, home to the H'mong  hill tribes minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Enjoy 4 course diner at Victoria Sapa Hotel

Day 03, Fri: Sapa villages - hiking,  home stay (B, L,D)

Today we start by our pleasant walk  to Cat Cat village, set in a beautiful valley just outside Sapa. Cat Cat is home to the H’mong people who originated from China, where they emigrated from about 300 years ago. The H’mong people are also easily recognizable due to their dark clothing, usually blue or black. The dye is fashioned from the indigo or hemp plant that is native to the area. H’mong women wear long aprons with embroidered waistcoats and have their hair rolled up into a turban-like hat, whilst the men wear a black skullcap, long waistcoat and loose trousers. Stopping for a picnic lunch by the creek  we will spend the night with a family in Ta Van village, inhabited by the Giay  people who are Vietnam’s largest minority group, numbering more than one million , of Tay- Thai group. They have become very adept at rice cultivation and, in marked contrast to the H’mong, they have a higher living standard as a result. Tonight we will be their guests in one of their traditional stilt houses. There we will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some of their culinary delights ( and homemade rice wine!)

Day 04, Sat: Sapa vilage hiking. Overnight in Sapa (B,L,D)
We bid farewell to our friendly people and head out for Caumay  waterfall then continue to
GiangTachai village, home to Red Dzao minoirity people. From here we pass through several H'mong, Giay, Red Dzao villages perched on distant  hill, and are sure to attract attention as  this part of the country receive very  few visitors.  We will have time to walk around this charming little village, enabling us to understand a little more about how the people live. A picnic lunch served by the river before we return to Sapa.
Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.

Day 05, Sun: Sapa - BinhLu market . Night train back to Hanoi (B,L,D)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 We then drive by  Silver water fall and Congtroi ( gate to heaven) on a scenic journey to stunning pass of Tri Ton. Visit one of most amazing tribal markets in Binhlu where thousand of Thai Kadai language groups  such as Tai Lu, Tai Laos, White Tai , and H'mong - Yao group (black Yao, Yao Lantien..), Giay, Khomu.. comes to buy and sell their own produces. This is opportunity to get insight into local life. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon drive back to Sapa and then back on the Victoria Express train with fond of memories.
 Overnight aboard Victoria Express

Day 06, Monday: Arrival Hanoi (B)
Arrival Hanoi early in the morning we can however extend our sleep till 7am in Victoria Express A.C cabin. Transfer to Sofitel Metropole for breakfast. A morning at leisure.
This afternoon at 1pm we will embark on a city tour taking in Museum of Ethnology and Temple of literature.
Tonight we enjoy water puppet show.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 07, Tue: Hanoi - Danang – Hoian (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to airport for the flight to Danang. Visit Cham museum where display fine artifacts and sandstone statues of Cham people. Visit Marble mountain before our drive to Hoian.
Overnight at  hotel in Hoian.

Day 08, Wed: Hoian (B,L)
Hoi An is a delightful small town easily explored by foot. More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feeling of centuries past and is a favorite with all travelers. You can spend your time walking around the historic town soaking up the atmosphere, exploring the fascinating local market . Have a whole new wardrobe tailored or improve your culinary  skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson.

Day 09, Thu: Hoian – Myson (B,L)
Drive to visit Myson Cham ruined tower.  Myson is one of the most stunning sights in Hoi An area, and  a UNESCO World Heritage recognized Site. During the century when Tra Kieu ( then known as Simhapura) served as the political capital of Champa, My Son was the site of the most important Cham intellectual and religious centre, and also may served as a burial place for Cham monarchs. My Son is considered to be Cham’s counterpart to the grand cities of South-East Asia’s other Indian influenced civilizations: Angkor( Cambodia), Bagan( Myanmar)Ayuthaya (Thailand) and Borobudur (Java).
Overnight in Hoian.

Day 10, Fri: Hoian (B)
At leisure to enjoy the prime beach or shopping to your delights in Hoian most popular tailor shop.

Day 11, Sat: Danang - Hanoi/ or HCM city – Home(B)
At leisure till the departure transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight VN310, 10:10/11:10 to Hanoi for your connecting flight home.


Trip  includes

Ø      English speaking guide
Ø      All accommodation on double basis with daily breakfast
Ø      Meals as indicated

Ø       All transfers/ transport
Return Victoria Express train
Ø      Entrance fees and permits during guided time
Ø       Flight: Hanoi – Danang – Hanoi
Ø       Domestic airport taxes

Ø       Tax & service charges

Package excludes

Ø      International airfares & airport taxes
Ø      Pre/post trip arrangement
Ø      Visa arrangement
Travel insurance
Ø      Meals not indicated
Other personal expenses         
Ø      Tips and gratuities

Trip cost: In US$ and per person


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