8 Days Trip North Vietnam inc. GreenVietnam & LavieVuLinh.

Tour Description

From the lowlands of Tonkin througt the wild and remote province of Ha Giang to the Ecolodges GreenVietnam and LavieVuLinh, this itinerary passes through the country’s diverse ethnic cultures. Lakes, rivers, jungles, rice fields and dizzying mountain heights. and 2 sustainable development projects, Freewheelin’ Tours proposes this North-East loop for an intimate encounter with Vietnam. Download complete tour dossier

We leave Hanoi early to reach our first destination, We drive on small secondary roads, winding along forests and valleys. Landscapes are wild after Thai Nguyen city. Lunch on the road. Arrival at Cho Ra at the beginning of afternoon, and take a boat waiting for you at Buoc Lo harbour. You will then continue visiting the village of Ban Cam from the Tay ethnicity located on the shore of the river. Afterwards, the boat vill take you to the Dau Dang village, also a Tay village. Night by the waterfalls at our friend Ong Pirate’s house, the chef of the jungle. Distances / Timing: ~ 235km ~ 6h.
Road: 80 km fast road/Small countryside road
Accommodation / Minorities: Homestay / Tay
A full day to enjoy the National Park. In the morning we go for a walk by the Nang river until the waterfalls of Dau Dang. We come back to take a boat to cross the Nang river and begin the treck throught the Hills. During the walking we cross several villages and pay a visit to our H’mong, Dao, Tay friends lost in the forest. We finally reach the Lake of Ba Be where a boat waits for us. Then,we cross the lake to get to the village of Pac Ngoi and have rest. We spend the night at Mr. Manh’s home the cook of the jungle. Ba Be is a national Park covered by one of the last primary forest of Vietnam. Distances / Timing: ~ km ~ h
Road: Small countryside road
Accommodation / Minorities: Homestay / Tay
Early departure for a long and beautiful ride. Small, easy road which recently replaced a dirt road. Scenery changes as we climb the mountain. Mountain, pass, no traffic at all! We go through the territory of black Tay, Doa, H’Mong, San Chi, to end in the Lo Lo ethnic area. Depending of the day of the week, we can visit the ethnic market of Bao Lac. Distances / Timing: ~ 180km ~ 6 h
Road: Small countryside road
Accommodation / Minorities: Hotel
We start to go to Meo Vac and then Dong Van. Many stops are planned for short walks in the villages to meet the ethnic minority such as H’mong ….. Short hike along the Ma Phi Leng Mountain (2000m high) to contemplate a beautiful view over the valley dotted with hemp fields in terraces, karst hills, stilts houses of H’mong, Dao and the Nho Que river. Arrive in Dong Van in late afternoon.
Overnight in hotel Distances / Timing: ~ 180km ~ 6h
Road: Mountain Road
Accommodation / Minorities: Hotel
Very nice step in the heights of the province along China. Crossing passes, valleys estates, many countries with different cultures. We pass through several villages of our friends Hoa, Pu Peo, the Phu … It is also an opportunity to see some vestiges of French and Hmong constructions, including the H’mong Castle. Mystical atmosphere.
Magnificent step between China and Vietnam
Sublime out of time journey.
Overnight in hotel
Distances / Timing: ~ 150km ~ 5h
Road: Countryside road / Mountain road / Track
Accommodation / Minorities: Hotel
In the morning, we head towards Green Vietnam (www.greenvietnam.com)– a unique organic farm project in Tuyen Quang province for you to discover.
The family and workers will show you around the gardens and explain their methods and philosophy. Every succulent meal you’ll enjoy here is organic, with fresh products from within the farm. Multiple activities in wild locations are available in the surroundings for longer stays (from 2 days onwards). Two choices of accomodation, traditional Tay stilt house or private bungalows. Sustainable development project
Overnight on stilt houses surrounded by lush organic vegetation
Distances / Timing: 130km ~3h
Road: Mountain road / 8km track / Small countryside road
Accommodation / Minorities: H’mong et Phu LaHomestay / Tay
Quiet morning with our friends from at Green Vietnam before we hit the road again, to get to our project LAVIEVULINH www.lavievulinh.com – Sustainable development – Education – Culture – Environment – Ecotourism.
We are on the edge of Thac Ba lake, biggest reservoir of North Vietnam. Arrival for lunch, chilling out on the terrace in front of the lake, welcomed by the family and the apprentices of the project.
We will relax this afternoon, enjoying the site, learning how to paddle like Dao people, or going for a small walk around.
Thac Ba lake
Dao Quan Trang ethnic
Project of Lavievulinh Distances / Timing: ~ 80km ~ 3h
Road: Fast road
Accommodation / Minorities: Ecolodge / Dao Quan Trang

You have time to enjoy a little bit more the place, and then we leave by a nice road after lunch. Small hills covered by tea plantations, Karstic mountain peaks, the Tam Dao mountain range, and fast road back to Hanoi. Arrival around 6 pm.
Distances / Timing: ~ 170km ~ 5h
Road: Fast road

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