27 September to 12 October 2019

Hiking in the North of Vietnam

  • Preu

    € 1985

  • Type of trip

    In a group from 8 to 18 people

  • duration

    16 days

  • Exit point

    Barcelona

  • Destination

    Vietnam

Our destiny


The natural beauty of Vietnam is undeniable. Vietnam's resilience to foreign invasion, colonial rule and civil war is evident in the mood of its people and the permanent inheritance of its ancient monuments and temples. Walking through the markets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi is where we capture the energy of Vietnam, but once outside the cities, traditional rural villages and mountain forests, is where we will find the true soul of this country.

This trip has been specially designed to be able to walk in remote areas and away from normal tourism, where we can find different ethnic groups that have long refuge in these valleys. We will also go to the most hidden area of ​​Halong Bay, to escape the crowd of tourist cruises that invade it, and thus we can enjoy the exotic beauty of this bay full of more thousand characteristic and peculiar barren islands, which we have seen in so many pictures.

Strong points:

  • Walk through remote landscapes, with exceptional colors and beauty
  • Living with different ethnicities
  • The vibrant city of Hanoi
  • The unknown Island of Cat Ba next to Halong Bay

Itinerary:

DAY 1: Barcelona - Hanoi

Departure from Turkish flight, which will take us to Hanoi, with a single stopover in Istanbul

DAY 2: Arrival to Hanoi

Arrival at the 16: 00 in Hanoi, transfer to the hotel and rest of the free afternoon to stroll through its fascinating streets.

DAY 3: Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi

After breakfast, private vehicle transfer to Hoang Su Phi, rural area of ​​the province of HaGiang, was one of the last provinces to open up for tourism. We will enjoy a beautiful landscape along the route with the possibility to find different ethnic minority peoples who have settled in the area and who are masters of rice fields that have been recognized as a national heritage by the Ministry of Culture. We will reach the town where we will stay in the afternoon. This sustainable accommodation is located in the heart of the Song Chay Mountains, next to Yunnan. This natural fortress has been a refuge for many ethnic groups. Rest of the afternoon to walk around the area and rest, before the walk begins tomorrow morning. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 310 km 7 traffic hours.

DAY 4: Hoang Su Phi - Nam Khoa - Nam Son

We started our trekking for 6 days. This day we will go to the nearby mountains in the middle of tropical forests and rice terraces. At noon we will stop in a village of the Red Dao to eat in a family house. In the afternoon we will continue for more terraces where the abundance of water has allowed the growth of lush tea trees. We will arrive to another town of the Red Dao after a two-hour tour that will allow us to discover the local vegetation, meet with the local population and observe them in their daily activities. Later we will reach a village of Tai ethnic group. A family will wait for us for dinner and for lodging. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 15 km 5-6 hours. + 400m / -200m

DAY 5: Nam Son - Chien Than

We will walk through the valley of Piao Tung passing through some farms, on the mountain and always near the water, through a landscape of rice fields. The mountain where Tu Kiu Liu Song Chay rises is populated mainly with Hmong Hoa Man Ta Pa, Taysir, Yao long tunic and Nung Inh. Tonight we will be with a Yao long-tunic family Nam Ai. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 15 km 5-6 hours.

DAY 6: Chien Thang - Trung Thanh

We will cross the Nam Bac river. Going north-west to Ho Thau. The path goes through terraces of rice and bamboos, bordering streams, while houses scattered throughout the landscape. We will enter the forest and reach the heart of the massif. The area of ​​Mount Ki Liou Tu is the source of the Song Chay River, the main inhabitants are mostly Hmong Hoa, Man Ta Pa and Nung. We will spend the afternoon with the local family, we will eat with them and we will also spend the night there. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 15 km 5-6 hours.

DAY 7: Trung Thanh - Dang Dien

After breakfast, we will walk again through fields of cassava, forests and plantations of tea. This path will take us to the heart of the Song Chay massif where there are the Hmong Hoas de Che La. Of Hmong, they often call Meo, referring to their agility similar to the mountain cat (Meo in Vietnamese means cat). We will sleep at the Nung's house. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 15 km 5-6 hours. + 200m / -400m

DAY 8: Dang Dien - Bang Ngo

The path goes down to the valley between cultivated terraces. Arrival in the afternoon to the village of Na Chen. We are less than 10 kilometers from Yunnan, on the entire Nung territory. The Nungs are one of the ethnic groups of the ancient Thai nation. Their houses are sober, have little furniture out of loom and a few baskets. On the other hand, Nung women are undoubtedly the most tasty Tonkin. Dressed in a "sampot", draped pants, a tight sleeve and a shiny color and a turban banded with a silver lining. Night in a H'mong house. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. 5 hours, -300m

DAY 9: Ban Ngo - Ta Cu Ty - Bac Ha.

Last day of walking in these mountains of the north, near the borders of Yunnan. After reaching the valley and crossing the Song Amb river, our hike ends in the village of Tay Lou Namou. In the afternoon, we will discover the palace of H'mong King (old building built by French and Chinese). We will also take a light walk to visit Ban Pho, the town is the home of a flourishing minority. We will be invited to enter several local houses to drink some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk with them ... Night at Hotel 3 *. 6 hours, + 200m / -100m

DAY 10: Bac Ha - Haiphong - Cat Ba Island

Early in the morning, we will visit the Bac Ha market that is close to the hotel and that they do it only on Sundays (we agree this day on the program on Sunday). This Sunday market attended by many different ethnic groups, such as the Flower Hmong, Phu la, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities, gather to buy and sell local products that can not be found elsewhere. The market is always full, local products for sale or cheap are on horseback: pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, dogs and other animals. Next we will move to the city of Hanoi and then to Haiphong. Next to the fast local ferry we will arrive to Cat Ba Island. We will arrive at the hotel facing the sea on an island in front of Cat Ba. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 450 km 7 hours.

DAY 11: Cat Ba National Park - Viet Hai

In the morning, transfer to the Cat Ba National Park. We will begin to walk through a cave that was very well camouflaged during the war. From here to jungle, forests, Lake of the Frog, we will cross almost all of the island to reach the remote village of Viet Hai at noon. Here we will have a good home-made meal with a local family. In the afternoon we will take a few bicycles and through valleys and rice fields we will arrive to the port where we will take a small ferry that will return us very close to the hotel, passing through incredible landscapes in the middle of these peculiar small islands, but high and sharp. Night at the hotel. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Walking distance: 10 km 4 hours.

12 DAY: Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay

This day we will take the boat again and cross over to Lan Ha Bay, we will visit the floating fishing villages where you can see the daily life of the fisherman throughout the year. We will continue sailing to go to the Ha Long Bay. We will feed on the boat. In the afternoon, we will continue crossing to Hang Ca, the possibility of kayaking with different caves that will take us to lakes in this labyrinth of limestone islands. After practicing the kayak, the boat will take us to the beach of the Three Peaches (Ba Trai Dao) to swim. Then we will return to the Beo Pier, transfer back to the hotel. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

13 DAY: Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong - Hanoi

In the morning we can relax on the beach of the hotel and then we will go to Hai Phong and Hanoi. Rest of the free day to stroll through the old part of the city. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Distance: 120 km 2 traffic hours.

DAY 14: Hanoi - Visit of the city

After breakfast, we will explore the city with its most emblematic monuments. The day ends with a show of water puppets, with sketches about everyday life and the beliefs of rural people. Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 15: Hanoi

Free day in Hanoi, until it's time to take the return flight to the 22: 20. Night on the plane.

DAY 16: Arrival to Barcelona

After spending the night of travel, we will arrive to Barcelona at 10 in the morning


Walking in the middle of rice fields and seeing the rural life of the different ethnic groups, it has been the best experience of the trip

Francesc Masó

WHO IT IS FOR:

Those people who are accustomed to walking in the mountains and who want to know this area quietly, walking and going through the most interesting places.

Islands that spread like pearls next to Hvar


Difficulty

Moderated, between 4 and 6 hours of walking at a slow pace.


Price per person

INCLUDES THE FLATS GO TO BARCELONA - HANOI:

  • 1985 euros in double room in hotels.
  • 405 euros, individual supplement in hotels (check availability)
The price includes
  • Guide to ACAMINAR TRAVEL throughout the route, from Barcelona.
  • Spanish-language local guide to each part of this program.
  • International flights Barcelona - Hanoi, with stairs to Istanbul. Round trip.
  • All road transfers mentioned in the program, in private vehicles with AC.
  • Local guide in the area of ​​Hoang Su Phi with material portaeig.
  • accommodation:
    • Hotel from 4 * to Hanoi. 2 nits
    • Hotel from 3 * to Cat Ba. 3 nits
    • Hotel from 3 * to Bac Ha. 1 night
    • Sustainable accommodation in Hoang Su Phi. 1 night
    • Houses of different local ethnicities in the area of ​​Hoang Su Phi. 6 nits
  • All the meals mentioned in the program
  • All guided tours according to the program. Include tickets to monuments.
  • Mineral water: 2 bottles of 0.5 liter / person / day
  • Advice on recommended material.
  • Travel insurance: travel assistance, mountain accidents and cancellation of the trip for justified reasons.
  • The corresponding VAT
The price does not include
  • Taxes of flights. 405 euros approx.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program (only in Hanoi).
  • Beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Tips
  • Everything not specified in the section includes.
  • Any mishap that comes out of our control: carved roads, adverse weather conditions, accidents, evacuation of injured, cancellation or delays in flights, etc.
How to make the reservation

Calling the numbers 972528971, 636490831. Mail a This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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