Hanoi ArrivalDay 1
Arrival at Hanoi International Airport, collect your luggage process through custom. Your private tour guide and driver from Indochina Pioneer will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim/customs area to transfer you in a private vehicle to the hotel downtown.
Please look for your tour guide who will hold up your names on a welcome signboard.
While every effort is made to have your room available upon arrival, check-in time is at 02:00 pm; your room may or may not be ready before this time. Your tour guide will provide additional details regarding your stay, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
Hanoi – Ha Giang – Thon Tha VillageDay 2
Pick up at your hotel after breakfast, we’ll say goodbye to the bustling Hanoi and venture our way to the very northern tip of Vietnam – Ha Giang. We will stop en-route for photo shooting at times when passing through many of the magnificent views along the way. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant and continue our drive further till Ha Giang arrival. Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Thon Tha Village. The village is situated in Phuong Do Commune, less than 10 kilometers from the Northern province of Ha Giang. It has a tiny population of about 550 people. Only a total of 90 homes make up the whole neighborhood, traditional stilt houses made from wood and bamboo and with a palm-thatched roof. Thon Tha Village is perhaps one of your best manifestations of provincial, traditional life.
Overnight in Ha Giang
Ha Giang – Yen Minh – Meo VacDay 3
After breakfast, you will depart drive towards Yen Minh for a visit to the remote hill tribe villages. On the way, we will see the huge green mountains with the roads hugging the curves and edges. Villages and houses high up amongst the side of the mountains. Tropical blue rivers flowing below…
We will continue our scenic journey toward Meo Vac. Meo Vac is inhabited by different ethnic minorities including the H’mong, the King, Tay, Dzao…Most ethnic groups have maintained their culture untouched from the outside world.
On arrival, check in your hotel and relax at your own leisure.
Overnight in Meo Vac
Meo Vac – Ma Pi Leng – Dong VanDay 4
Check out our hotel then having breakfast at a local restaurant before starting our trip to Dong Van. On the way, we will make our way through the well-known mountain pass of Ma Pi Leng. This scenic journey up through rugged outcrops to the beautiful town of Dong Van.
On arrival, we will check in our hotel and store our luggage before starting the trekking to the beautiful local villages and interact with local villages.
Return to your hotel after the excursion. The rest of the day will be free at your leisure.
Overnight in Dong Van
Dong Van – Quan BaDay 5
After breakfast, we will check out Dong Van to visit the Sunday Dong Van Market, the biggest marketplace of the region (if today is on Sunday). After exploring the market, we will drive to Sung La to visit Pao’s house and Sa Phin Valley to visit H’Mong King’s Palace.
Afterward, we’ll continue our way in the afternoon to Quan Ba where we stay overnight in a traditional wooden stilt-house and to experience the local way of life. This afternoon, we will trek along the villages, meet, talk and chat with local people.
Overnight at the Dao Lodge. Lunch and Dinner will be included on this day.
Overnight in Quan Ba
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Quan Ba – HanoiDay 6
After a local breakfast, we’ll take a relaxing hike in a nearby village with a very lively market. You will have the chance to witness the Dao, Tay and H’mong people exchange their locally made arts and crafts and other daily life necessity. Saying goodbye to Quan Ba, we’ll take our journey back to Hanoi and lunch will be served in a local restaurant along the way. Arrive Hanoi in the late afternoon and check into your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi
Hanoi DepartureDay 7
Free at your own leisure until our driver transfers you to the airport for your departure flight home.
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Domestic flight
- Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flight to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
Reviews on Our Service
We had a wonderful 7-day trip last July; Kata was awesome to work with. So professional, reliable and helpful!
"Lifetime of Memories"
Lam did an amazing job putting together an itinerary based on phone/text conversations. We told him the where and what and he did the rest. The accommodations were beyond expectation, the guides were unbelievably friendly, and the places we were taken were spectacular. Having guides and drivers is worth every penny. So much time and money would have been wasted had we tried to accomplish this ourselves.
We got to experience so much more because of our guides local knowledge. Lastly, how great it was not to worry about how we were getting to the next adventure. Had we not used Indochina Pioneer I truly believe I wouldn’t have as many astonishing memories.
"Amazing 30 Day Journey with Indochina Pioneer"
If you are looking for a private tour of SE Asia, look no further than Indochina Pioneer. I recently returned from a 30-day private tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand all arranged by Indochina Pioneer and could not have been happier with everything they arranged for me. They are top-notch from working directly with you on planning your trip, arranging visas, having individuals at the airports to meet and walk you through everything when entering the countries, having amazing tour guides and drivers as well as organizing everything for you on the ground and being there to help you all along the way if you have any questions or problems. My tour was amazing with not only the normal tourist sights, but many off the beaten track sights and with your own guides, you learn so much more from these individuals who actually live in the places you will visit. I can’t recommend this tour agency enough. If you are looking to travel to any of the locations Indochina Pioneer has tours, you must book through them, you will not be disappointed.
"Excellent from the very beginning"
We had 21 days on a private tour and every detail was perfectly arranged. Perhaps, the Spanish speaking skills of guides can ve improved, but overall they were very helpful and committed with their job. I want to highlight the performance of Juan (Hanoi), Miguel (Hoi An), Chao (Ho Chi Minh City) and La (Luang Prabang, Laos).
Hotels were as we asked and the timing for the visits was very good.
I recommend this travel agency!