Ha Giang & Halong Bay Tour

5 star Code tour: CAT26 | Duration: 12 Days
Ha Giang is an amazing place for visitors from far and wide. Besides the beautiful landscape of terraced fields and the Limestone Mountains in Dong Van Karst Geo-park, it is the interesting hill tribe people of different ethnic groups who have incredible life and cultures. This selection if the best of  Ha Giang tours, created carefully for travelers to get insight into the province. You will definitely have a lifetime experience after this adventure trip, as you will have opportunities to a number of interesting activities such as trekking in a beautiful landscape, meeting interesting hill tribes, experiencing homestay at local houses...
 
Brief Itinerary: 

  • Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
  • Day 3: Hanoi - Hoang Su Phi
  • Day 4: Hoang Su Phi Trekking
  • Day 5: Hoang Su Phi - Dong Van Karst Geo-park
  • Day 6: Dong Van Karst Geopark Trekking
  • Day 7: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Du Gia
  • Day 8: Du Gia - Ha Giang
  • Day 9: Ha Giang - Hanoi
  • Day 10: Hanoi - Halong Bay
  • Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Day 12: Departure from Hanoi
Ha Giang & Halong Bay Tour
  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
    DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
    Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam!
    Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed and greeted by the Custom Asia Travel tour guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. The remainder of the day is relaxing or be on your own discovery.

    - Located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi capital is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Here, visitors are able to find well-preserved colonial buildings, old Buddhist pagodas, and unique museums within the city. The best way to explore its Old Quarter is on foot. This French-colonial city is also known for its delicious cuisines, vibrant nightlife, and souvenir shopping…
    Included Meals: Not Availableble
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR​
    DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR​
    This day tour to learn about the capital city of Vietnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning.
    Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes.
    In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum).
    Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter.
    End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 3: HANOI - HOANG SU PHI
    DAY 3: HANOI - HOANG SU PHI
    At 8:00 AM you will be met and greeted by your private tour guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi where you start for the trip.The drive today takes about 7 hours, including some stops on the way for photo opportunities and having lunch.
    ​Once you arrived in Thong Nguyen commune, Hoang Su Phi, check in a home-stay at a Red Yao ethnic village for the night.
    Refreshing and enjoy the dinner, cooked by the family.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Homestay at a local house (or at a comfortable lodge)
    DAY 4: HOANG SU PHI TREKKING
    DAY 4: HOANG SU PHI TREKKING
    Today, you will do a whole day trek from Thong Nguyen Commune to Nam Son Commune.
    Along the way, you are able to enjoy the beautiful scenery with stunning rice fields. The trek is moderate but there are some small challenges at times. It is about 5 - 6 hours.
    Picnic lunch is prepared at a local house on the way.
    Dinner and overnight at another local house.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Options of staying at a local house and in a lodge
    DAY 5: HOANG SU PHI - DONG VAN KARST GEO-PARK
    DAY 5: HOANG SU PHI - DONG VAN KARST GEO-PARK
    After breakfast, check-out and heading to the Karst Geo-park. The drive up to the highland region of Ha Giang will offer you some good photo opportunities on the way.
    Lunch is at a local restaurant.
    In the afternoon, the scenery is getting more stunning with high passes and august mountains. The typical photo opportunities are a stop at Quan Ba pass, a step hike to a view-point for Quan Ba Fairy Mountains. Short walks at Pho Cao village of the Hmong, Pho Bang of the Han (Chinese). Check-in a hotel in this peaceful town for the night.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Pho Bang Town
    DAY 6: DONG VAN KARST GEO-PARK TREKKING
    DAY 6: DONG VAN KARST GEO-PARK TREKKING
    After breakfast, setting off for the scenic morning trek in Karst Geopark. The trek in between the gray limestone mountains takes more than 3 hours (approx. 13km). This trek is a real discovery on which you have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and learning the amazing daily life of the tribal H'mong people. At the end of the trek, you will reach an interesting historical and cultural site. It is the H'mong King Palace. Take your time to visit the contruction. Lunch is prepared at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a drive to Lung Cu Flag Tower (The monument was built to mark the northernmost point in Vietnam). Walk to the tower for the view over the area. After that, your private vehicle will take you to Dong Van town. Check-in a hotel and stay for the night.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van Town
    DAY 7: DONG VAN TOWN - MEO VAC - DU GIA (SUN)
    DAY 7: DONG VAN TOWN - MEO VAC - DU GIA (SUN)
    There is a colorful market in town (If it is Sunday today), take time to stroll around for hunting some photos of the locals while they are trading before transferring to Meo Vac town. You will have a short stop for a scenic view at Ma Pi Leng Pass. (If it is on a weekday). Get on your private vehicle after that and make your way to Meo Vac. On the way, spend over an hour to trek a scenic path that you can have a lovely view over the Nho Que River.)
    Lunch in Meo Vac.
    The afternoon drive takes you to Du Gia Commune, Yen Minh District. Arrive at a stilt house home-stay of the ethnic Tay people.
    Check-in and rest before dinner.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Homestay at a local house
    DAY 8: DU GIA - HA GIANG CITY
    DAY 8: DU GIA - HA GIANG CITY
    After breakfast at the home-stay, take a transfer to a trekking point. Spend the morning to trek on a back road in Du Gia Area. The path is very rural and leads you toward a cool waterfall. It would be lovely to make some jumps and swimming after trekking on warm days. Have further trekking before getting picked up by your vehicle. Make your way to Ha Giang City.
    Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way.
    Late in the afternoon, arrive at your hotel in Ha Giang City, check-in and relax for the remainder of the day.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang City
    DAY 9: HA GIANG CITY - HANOI
    DAY 9: HA GIANG CITY - HANOI
    After a local breakfast in the city, spend most of the day drive back to Hanoi: nearly 285 km (Around 7 hours).

    Lunch on the way.

    Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon. Check-in your hotel again and stay for the night.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 10: HANOI - HALONG BAY
    DAY 10: HANOI - HALONG BAY
    Halong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, the bay is a "must-see" place for any visitor to Vietnam, especially an overnight trip on a traditional wooden junk.
    Take the morning transfer to Halong Bay pier.
    Around noon - Board your boat and start the cruising itinerary with lunch and dinner aboard.
    Some interesting activities are available include kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on the sun deck.
    Overnight at an en-suite cabin on the boat.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Accommodation: Overnight on boat
    DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI
    DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI
    This morning get up early this morning for some fresh air on the open deck and join the Tai-chi class for some gentle moves if you wish. Otherwise, you are able to remain in your cabin until breakfast time. After breakfast, the crew will pull up the anchor, start the engine again for more cruising to other parts of the bay. After visiting a big limestone cave, the boat is gently heading back to the pier. The early lunch (Brunch) will be served aboard. Around noon, you are ferried in and take the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or doing your last shopping in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Brunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI
    DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI
    Today is the last day of your Vietnam trip.
    It depends on your flight itinerary. You may have the whole morning to chill out or go to do some last shopping in the Old Quarter.
    Get picked up at the appropriate time, then transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
    End of service & Goodbye Vietnam
    Included Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Not Available
    Includes
    • Private Air-conditioned Vehicle Per Itinerary
    • Private Tour Guide
    • Local Way Leader (On trekking Day When Needed)
    • Meals As Indicated In The Itinerary
    • Accommodation During The Trip With Daily Breakfast
    • Entrance tickets and permits
    • Bottled water on the vehicle
    • Cruise Packaged Itinerary In Halong Bay
    Excludes
    • Travel Insurance
    • Drinks And Other Meals
    • Tips And Gratuities
    • Any Airfares
    • Banking Fee (If Any)
    • Personal Expenses And Other Not Mentioned Clearly In The Iclusion Part Above
    • Visa Arrangement
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    I. Booking Terms and Conditions

    Booking & Payment
    • Bookings must be secured by a deposit of a minimum of 30% of the total booking value, or US$100 for bookings of a value US$500 or below. This deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your tour. Full payment must be made at least 30 days prior to the first day of your trip. (Please note that increased deposit requirements may be applied for some trips).
    • Except as otherwise agreed by your direct travel specialist of Custom Asia Travel, the final payment or the balance is due earlier than 30 days prior to your departure. (Failure to pay by the due date may result in unexpected cancellation of the booking.)
    • Payment may be made by cash through Western Union, telegraphic/electronic transfer or credit card such as Visa, Master Card. (Except for the cash payment, any levied charges for the telegraphic/electronic transfer or any applied surcharges for credit card banking (3.0%) should be covered by the clients.)
    • Following full payment, the final voucher for services and related documents will be forwarded by e-mail to clients at a maximum of two weeks prior to your home departure.

    Cancellations
    Cancellation will be charged as follows:
    • More than 30 days prior to departure: We will retain the deposit
    • 29 - 14 days prior to departure: 50% of the Tour price is forfeited
    • 13 - 0 days prior to departure: 100% of the Tour price is forfeited (Note: Any of bank charge for the payment process is on the client's account)

    Refund of Unused Services
    • No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.

    Liability
    • Custom Asia Travel Co., Ltd. is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions, and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.
    • Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Custom Asia Travel Co., Ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved. Travel Insurance
    • Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
    • Custom Asia Travel Co., Ltd. strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, loss of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

    QUOTATION NOTES:

    • Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Custom Asia Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
    • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.

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