Circuit de 8 jours inc. les Ecolodges de GreenVietnam et VuLinh.

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, the small Tay village of Na Khan. We drive on small back roads, winding through forests and valleys with wild landscapes. We spend the night in the traditional Tay stilt house of Mr. Lo, village chieftain. Warm welcome and Ms. Bong, his wife, prepares a great meal. Distances / Timing: ~ 150km ~ 5h. Road: 80 km fast road/Small countryside road Accommodation / Minorities: Homestay / Tay
Short drive from Na Khan to Ba Be on beautiful narrow road. Ba Be is a National Park covered by one of the few remaining virgin forests in Vietnam. Lunch at the house of the boat captain, Mr. Manh. Then an easy cruise on the lake and through the jungle, down the Gam river to the Dau Dang waterfalls. We spend the afternoon in the area, meeting up with our friends. We spend the night in the house of Mr. Manh with his family. Distances / Timing: ~ 80km ~ 3h 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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