The Northern of Vietnam is always the desire of adventurous people who want to experience and explore majestic landscapes, on winding roads and spectacular passes.
Learn about the colorful ethnic minorities that have been living in peaceful valleys for hundreds of years.
Join our 10- Far North Vietnam’s Green Trail tour, you have the opportunity to see and enjoy the most stunning Scenery of North Vietnam, which has been carefully inspected and crafted by our team, offer for those who is looking forin both physical and cultural activities in the North of Vietnam a lifetime vacation.
Without doubtly, Joining in 10 days active Travel to experience green trail in Far North Vietnam is definitely amazing way to discover the untouched region , encounter friendly people, learn unique culture of Hill tribes, immerse stunning scenery and outstanding landscape, challenging incredible winding route with bend among zigzag and twist in towering limestone mountain ranges, overwhelming panoramic rice terrace picturesques covering around the hill.
Immerse yourself in wonderland and rugged mountains. Challenging the winding roads, high slopes, deep pools, passing through peaceful villages, misty valleys to tranquil town where we will stay overnight in cozy accommodation. Tasting fresh and unique food in local restaurant in each day.
Snail Adventure Tours is proud of being a reliable and experienced adventure tour Operator, arranging unique and amazing Adventure holidays for those who are looking once alifetime adventure trip in far north Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong Nature Reserve
Following to hearty breakfast in Hotel, our supported team will meet and ascort you to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Enjoy three and half hour on bus to look scenery, rustic village life over the window. After over hours transferring out of hustling city, we quickly drive on newly upgraded Ho Chi Minh Highway to Cam Tu Section where we are able to go toilet or refresh for while.
We continue our trip through authentic village to admire stunning scenery, rugged limestone mountain and green carpeted rice paddy fields, rustic house on stilts with thatched roof of Muong people along hillsides or infront of Riverside.
We will be on arrival of Ecologe at noon, have brilliant lunch meals with delicious dishes and tropical fruit drinks. After lunch meal, we do check in and refreshment after long hours sitting on bus, or wandering around the ecolodge to inhale fresh air.
Meet your supported team again, you will join in amazingly adventerous activity in the afternoon. Taking short transfer from Ecolodge to Ban Cong Village where we are able to walk through village and rice paddy fields, admire magnificent sights and water wheels along river.
Spending 45 minutes to jump on bamboo rafts along river to contemplate breathtaking scenery in both river. Meeting our bus at wharf and transfer back to ecolodge for taking shower and refreshment. Have dinner and stay overnight in Ecolodge.
Activities: Fullday Trekking trip and Rafting
Accommodations: Pu Luong Ecogarden Ecolodge***
Cycling/ Trekking distances: 6 Km
Day 2: Pu Luong Hiking Trail
Getting up early to immerse scenery and look sunrise over soaring limestone mountains, shining on golden rice terrace. Sipping hot coffee and warmly welcome new actively day by strolling around village to observe daily life of local people.
Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Ecolodge where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the foot of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still!
Continuing to the foot of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch. After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Ecolodge
Activities: Fullday Trekking trip and Rafting
Accommodations: Pu Luong Ecogarden Ecolodge***
Cycling/ Trekking distances: 10 - 16 Km
Day 3: Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Moc Chau
Get up early to inhale fresh air and admire stunning rice terrace scenery from ecolodge. Sipping hot coffee and admire sunrise over the mountain. We start our new adventure day from Homestay or Ecolodge. Enjoy brilliant Pu Luong scenery as we drive through the core of Nature Reserve. the first stage of our trip is dramatically hilly road. Our driver will drive ascendingly on new paved road or dirt track, through Village and Rice tarrace fields. However, you will rewarded by incredible scenic beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
The sencond stages is descendingly road. your legs will be free for some distances whilst driving on Ho Chi Minh Trai lead to T Junction of Co Luong.
We enjoy the back roads through quaint small villages where you can experience Mai Chau close-up including: bamboo factory, and village surrounding like Poom Coong or Lac village. Upon arriving village have lunch with our host. Following to lunch meal, we continue our trip to Moc Chau Plateau for over one hour. We take the time to visit green town and explore green tea farm, plum forest and admire sunset graduatedly over the mountain peak.
Activities:Transferring and visiting
Accommodations: V House or Emopea Resort
Transferring distance: 120 km
Day 4: Moc Chau Hiking Trip
Moc Chau is one of the most pristine beautiful plateaus in the North mountainous region that brings the amazing attraction for all classes of people even for hard-to-pleasure tourists. The road between Moc Chau and Son La is amazing with picturesque scenic beauty and diversified ethnic cultures.
Following to Mu Nau and Phieng Canh Hiking route is amazing way to experience the hilltop of Moc Chau Plateau. You will challenge some steep hill route, trek through thick misty tropical forest to encouter ancient plum and peach forest, have been planted for long times. admire rustic life of Hmong people with three zero ( no electric, no road and no school).
After visiting village, we continue our trip to bare hill for picnic lunch whilst looking over Moc Chau Plateau.
After recharging energy, we continue our hiking single track to Mu Nau Plum valley- taking pictures and enjoying the majestic and magical scenery here, We continue the journey back to town by another road that is equally challenging and attractive.
14h30 - 16h30: The group started to walk through the Mu Nau primeval forest following the village's path, sometimes having to climb over steep slopes.
Come to the flax field of the people, then follow the new dirt and concrete road to the homestay to rest in the valley of love, watch the sunset fading away on the mountain top. Meeting again our supported vehicle, do transfer back to hotel for relax. Dinner and stay overnight in Moc Chau.
Activities: Fullday hiking through Moc Chau top hill
Accommodations: V House / Emopea Resort
Trekking distance: 19 Km
Day 5: Moc Chau – Ngoc Chien
Following to hearty breakfast, we say good bye misty town, jump on bus to Ngoc Chien Ecovillage. Our shuttle bus takes us on scenic route and picturesque scenery of North west Viet nam, stop en route to pay visit cozy hill tribes villages or call at local market in sideroad to look around daily life of colorful hill tribes.
We will be arrival of Ngoc Chien Ecohomestay village at noon, have lunch meal with terrific dishes and hospitality of our host.,
After Lunch meal, we pay visit the sacred tree Sa Mu thousand years old; visiting Don Muong Chien relic, admire picturesque Po Mu Na Tau village (Muong Chien)
We continue walking through the forest to Tien Waterfall (or Bang Loong) to see the masterpiece of terraced fields painted on the mountainside through the talented hands and the eternal feat of the ethnic minorities here.
Activities:Transferring ansd exploring
Accommodations: Ngoc Chien Homestay/ Ecolodge
Transferring distance: 150 Km/ Hiking 8 km
Day 6: Ngoc Chien Hiking – Mu Cang Chai
Following to delicious breakfast in hotel, we depart to visit Mu Cang Chai Rice terrace fields where there are terraced fields located on the slopes of the mountain, one class overlaps the other. In 2007, terraced fields in 3 communes La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, Di Xu Phinh were ranked as a national monument as one of the most unique landscapes in Vietnam. Take a photo tour with raspberry rice terraces in La Pan Tan and Che Cu Nha communes.
Have lunch in Mu Cang Chai. After lunch meal, we continue our motorbike trip to explore maverlous scenery in Mu Cang Chai. Late afternoon come back Ngoc Chien for taking bath in hot spring water with local people in village. Have dinner and stay overnight in Ngoc Chien Eco homestays.
Activities: Exploring Ngoc Chien and Mu Cang Chai by motorbikes
Accommodations: Ngoc Chien / Ecolodge
Transferring distance: 25 km
Day 7: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Y Ty
Breakfast in hotel, we depart to Y Ty on scenic route, stop on Tram Ton summit to take over in O Quy Ho Pass and Hoang Lien Son Mountain View. Taking photo in swing and Silver waterfall area. Have lunch in lolca restaurant. After lunch, we continues our trip to Muong Hum Market, passing primeval tropical forest to Y Ty.
Afternoon: Arrive in Y Ty, you check in to rest and have dinner at the restaurant. The group is free to roam, participate in cultural and cultural exchange activities of indigenous people. Overnight at hotel
Activities: Transferring and visiting
Accommodations: Y Ty Ecolodge/ Homestay
Transferring distance: 150 Km
Day 8: Y Ty Hunting Cloud & Exploring unique hill tribes
You get up to see and admire the white clouds floating, drifting through the forest canopy. The rays of early sunlight of the day penetrate the thin layer of clouds and light down the valleys and terraced fields, creating a wonderful and lyrical fairyland.
7h30: Start the journey to visit and explore Y Ty by walking through the terraced fields, to the Ha Nhi village, the Hmong in Lao Chai village in The Pha valley.
Having been formed for hundreds of years, the terraced fields in The Pha Valley are the conclusion of a long production process; experiences and folk knowledge of local people accumulated through each different process such as: the process of selecting land, clearing land, uprooting, transplanting rice, tending, harvesting ... and a series of The folk ceremony aims to pray for good weather and good weather for the gods to protect the rice plants from pests and diseases, and good crops.
After visiting and exploring the village of Ha Nhi and H Mong, we have lunch at the homestay of the local people.
After recharging fully energy, we continue our journey to explore the magnificent beauty of the mountains, landscapes and people here. Car takes you back to Y Ty district center, spend time watching the sunset on Choen Thien Park. Evening: dinner and overnight at Ecolodge.
Activities: Fullday exploring Y Ty
Accommodations: Yty Ecolodge/ Homestay
Hiking distance: 16 Km
Day 9: Y Ty – Lung Po – Lao Cai – Bac Ha
Getting up early to participart in morning Saturday local market where colorful hill tribes people from all corners of places to market. they will not only buy and sell their own products but they also cultural exchanges with each other after one week working in rice fields..
After visiting market, we depart to Lung Po section where milestone the Red River turns its current run into Vietnamese territory.
we will drive toward to visit Cao Son Market. Cao Son Market is a small/medium sized market held every Wednesday. Set among beautiful rolling mountains .
This is a colorful market full of local products and handicrafts. Here you will find Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Nung, Tu Di, Pa Di ethnic form villages in the surrounding region but many come from China to add more colors to the market. Cheerful and smiling faces are everywhere at the market place and the peoples behaved like close friends meeting again after long time away.
We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we leave Coc Ly and drive to Trung Do village – inhabited by Tay minority. From the village we go by boat down the river, where we experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and bustling life on the riverbank. The boat trip takes us about 2-2 1/2 hours before we are picked up by our car. Transfer to Bac Ha Town.
Accommodations: Sao Mai Hotel
Transferring distance: 200 Km
Day 10: Bac Ha – Sunday market – Transferring Hanoi
You will have the opportunity to visit the Bac Ha market. The huge market is always a riot of color with its collection of ethnic peoples. Flower Hmong, Phu La, Dao Tuyen are just a few of the tribes present. All gathered here to buy and sell their products. Have lunch in local restaurant. Following to lunch meals, we depart to hanoi via new high way Lao Cai – Hanoi. It takes over 4 hours transferring. Upon arriving on finish line. Our shuttle bus takes you back to Hanoi via new high way. Arriving in Hanoi at 7 P.m. do check in and have farewell diner with our team.
Accommodation: By yourself
Meals: B/ l/D
Transfer distance:347 Km
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Tour included in:
English speaking guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Private homestay for big group, private blanket and mat, shared with WC., Bathroom
Meals details in itineraries ( 7 breakfast, 08 lunches, 08 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Permission paper in restricted area.
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
Boat Trip in Trung Do, Raft Bamboo in Pu Luong
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Tour excluded in:
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide
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