"Between Yunnan and Tonkin, in the Massif of the Claire River, the mountains of the Himalayan Massif, where China and Vietnam merge, have been carved out of terraces by generations of peasants. The diversity of the ethnic groups that inhabit these mountains and their customs constitute a major part of the Vietnamese cultural heritage. A cruise in Halong Bay will punctuate the end of your trip. "
Day 1 Welcome in Hanoi
Our guide welcomes you to Hanoi Noi Bai Airport. After installation at your hotel in Hanoi, you will walk to the discovery of Old Hanoi.
Breakfast lunch dinner.
Day 2 Minibus and trek to Thuong Binh
The route you follow towards the Upper Region crosses the North of the Red River Delta and then winds its way through the hills crowned with lataniers or tea fields. After this road you will have to put backpack. The porters are waiting for you. A walk brings you to the village of Thuong Binh. First encounters of your trek, during the break in this village with women Pa Then, with the tunic in patchwork in predominantly red, wrapped mat wrapped around the head. A pass and then we find ourselves in the valley of Nam Dan where we spend the night with the Tay.
Transportation: Minibus 6 hours trip and 3 hours walking -
Difference in altitude: +200 m
Day 3 Rice terraces
Our itinerary takes us through wooded hills to the carved flanks of rice terraces at the Kim Mien. Homestay. Breakfast lunch dinner. 4 to 5 hours of walking - Difference in altitude: + 200 m
Day 4 The Man Ta Pan and trek in the forest
The reliefs are accentuated, we penetrate the forest, the Man Ta Pan collect cardamom and medicinal plants.
Breakfast lunch dinner. Homestay. 5 to 6 hours of walking - Difference in altitude: +400 m
Day 5 Trek to the summit of the massifs
Rattins, orchids and tree ferns rub shoulders with immense magnoliaceae up to the summits of the massif which culminates at 2500 meters.
5 hours of walking - Difference in altitude: +200 m
Day 6 Meetings with the minorities of the massif
We are in the heart of the Massif of the River Claire. Tay, Nung, Yaos to Long Tunic, Man Ta Pan, Hmong Bariolés, La Chis, on the way we will have the opportunity to cross these minorities, some will accommodate us at nightfall.
4 hours of walking - Difference in altitude: +200 m - 200m
Day 7 Claire River Massif
This region remained secret until very recently due to its landlocked location. The ethnic groups divided the territory into a kind of mosaic, depending on the altitudes, the Hmong at the top, the Yaos on the mountain sides between 500 and 1000m, the Tays in the bottom of the valleys with more fertile lands. Aliens to each other, with different customs and languages.
5 to 6 hours of walking - Difference in altitude: +300 m - 300m
Day 8 A Village of Man Ta Pan
We join a village of Man Ta Pan is famous in the province for the quality of its tea picked on centenarian trees. This morning, only the tops float on the sea of cloud scum, the sun will clean everything, then arise from the slopes the contours of the terraces or the network of the bunds of the Tay rice fields at the bottom of the valley.
4 to 5 hours of walking - Difference in altitude: +300 m -200m
Day 9 Trek in Ban Giang valley and Pan Hou village
Descent into the valley of Ban Giang. Still some beautiful points of view then we will be at the Tays in the bottom of the valley. Our stop is the Pan Hou village. Actually a hotel built into this landlocked universe, whose main purpose is to serve as a base camp.
Accommodation: Hotel Pan Hou.
4 hours walking - Difference in altitude: -500 m
Day 10 Traditional baths of plants
With our experience in eco-tourism, we have developed this village where you can enjoy the benefits of the traditional baths of plants that you will prepare the Man Ta Pan. Return to Hanoi by the Middle Region.
Transport: private vehicle
Day 11 Cruise in the legendary Halong Bay
You leave the hustle and bustle of the capital for Halong Bay by the North of the Red River Delta. A traditional junk takes you into the fantastic maze of karsts, a chaotic setting of great history and legends, dragons and heroes. Night on board.
Day 12 The nomadic fishermen of the Bay
Aurora and twilight show unreal scenes. Nomadic fishing populations live in the bay and gather there in floating villages. Thank you, however, for the Bay not to buy them coral. Your cruise will end after your seafood lunch on board. Through the northern Red River Delta, you will reach Hanoi.
Transportation: Private vehicle
Day 13 End of the stay
Nearly ten centuries ago, King Ly Thai To saw a dragon rise above the river. The dream was revealing. The location of the capital was decided, as well as its name: Thang Long (the Dragon that takes its rise). The consultation of the astrologers and geomancers gave an urban plan, the traces of which can still be seen. The emulators of Haussmann, during the French administration exercised their devastating talents. But the garden-town dotted with lakes still has beautiful remains.
Transfer to the airport at the end of the day for your international flight.
PRICE PER PERSON
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- 15% for children under 12 years, -30% for children under 6 years.
Free for children under 2 years of age, subject to the acceptance of conditions.
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