The most stunning photography tour in the North - 10 days from Hanoi

22, March, 2016

The most stunning photography tour in the North - 10 days from Hanoi

DESTINATIONS: HANOI - MOC CHAU - NGHIA LO - MU CANG CHAI - SAPA - BAC HA - HANOI - HALONG BAY

NUMBER OF PERSON: 10 ADULTS

PRICE IN USD PER PERSON: $665 USD

ITINERARY

Day 1 (Sunday): Hanoi arrival (Dinner)

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You will be welcomed upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport (Hanoi) by our experienced English speaking tour guide and driver before transferring to your hotel for check-in.

16:00 Pick up at your hotel and take a walk around the Old Streets and Hoan Kiem Lake for taking amazing photos of Hanoian’s daily life.

Have dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Accommodation: May De Ville Old Quarter / Deluxe

Day 2 (Monday): Hanoi – Drive to Moc Chau (210 KM – 5 hours) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel in Hanoi, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will come to pick you and start our Vietnam Photography tour by driving 6 hours from Hanoi to Moc Chau ( Son La province).

Lunch break on the way. Arrival Moc Chau at 02.00 Pm and check in a local hotel, freshen up and short rest.

In the afternoon is for taking photo of the surrounding area, featured with high mountains, evergreen tea plantation on terraced fields.

Stay overnight in a guesthouse in Moc Chau.

Accommodation: Moc Chau Guest-house

Day 3 (Tuesday): Moc Chau – Drive to Nghia Lo (180 KM – 5 hours) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
This morning, we spend 2 hours for photography in Moc Chau highland then back to hotel for check out and continue our Vietnam Trip to Nghia Lo (4 hours driving). There are serval photo stops along the way. Landscapes is composed by high mountains, valleys with rice fields and tea plantation plus beautiful villages of the Thai and Tay ethnics.

Arrival Nghi Lo in the mid- afternoon, spend the rest of the afternoon for photography of the valley surrounding Nghia Lo Township.

Overnight in Nghia Lo guesthouse.

Accommodation: Nghia Lo Guest-house

Day 4 (Wednesday): Nghia Lo – Drive to Tam Duong (200 KM – 5 hours) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Check out early at 07.30 AM and leave our Vietnam Photography tour from Nghia Lo for 90km driving to Mu Cang Chai. There are several highlights of the landscapes today: The stunning valley of Tu Le; The spectacular Khau Pha mountain pass and especially the terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai.

Leave Mu Cang Chai for road transfer to Tam Duong via Than Uyen. This portion of the road runs along the northwest side of Hoang Lien Mountain Range and offers magnificent landscapes which is a combination of highest mountains, marvelous valleys, waterfalls and beautiful streams.

Takes many stops and short walks along the way for taking photos of landscapes and local ethnic peoples.

Arriving in Tam Duong late in the afternoon, check in your guesthouse for overnight.

Accommodation: Tam Duong Guest-house

Day 5 (Thursday): Tam Duong – Drive to Sapa tour (42 KM) (Breakfast, Lunch)
Leave Tam Duong in mid- morning for 2 hours road transfer uphill the Tram Ton Pass to get over the Hoang Lien Son mountain range to the east side. This portion offers probably the most stunning and magnificent scenery of the mountainous region in Vietnam.

Arriving in Sapa at noon, lunch break and check-in your hotel.

In the afternoon, take an amazing trek to Hang Da Village and you can enjoy the whole Muong Hoa Valley during your trip.

Overnight in Sapa.

Accommodation: Sunny Mountain Hotel / Deluxe

Day 6 (Friday): Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van villages – Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, we do one of the most beautiful destinations in Sapa by driving to Lao Chai, then from Lao Chai, you start trekking to Ta Van villages. The home of Black H’mong and Zay minorities. It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to your guide's explanation about the local culture: how they live, way of building the traditional house, techniques of making clothes... and you will have a lot of chance for taking nice photos of landscape, local people.

Drive back to Sapa with stops on the main road to have more beautiful pictures. Overnight in Sapa

Accommodation: Sunny Mountain Hotel / Deluxe

Day 7 (Saturday): Sapa – Drive to Can Cau ethnic market – Bac Ha (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. This is a big chance for you to collect more nice photos to your collection.

In the morning, we drive to visit Can Cau ethnic market – an authentic and interesting market with small scale.

Arrive in Bac Ha, check-in your hotel and visit to Hoang A Tuong Palace which was built in 1914 and completed in 1921. Hoang A Tuong Palace was built in the style of Asia - Europe with closed rectangular layouts. Its owners were father and son Hoang Yen Chao and Hoang A Tuong, Tay ethnic people who ruled a region with 70 percent of the population are H’mong people and were called "King."

Overnight in Bac Ha town.

Accommodation: Ngan Nga Hotel / Twin Rooms

Day 8 (Sunday): Bac Ha ethnic market – Drive back to Hanoi (300KM – 6 hours) (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today, you spend the whole morning to visit to Bac Ha market which takes place every Sunday is famous for the originality and authenticity that the traders still preserve. It is not simply a place for buy and sell but also an opportunity for people from different ethnicities to come and meet, for relatives to reunite after a long time missing, for women to demonstrate their beautiful handmade traditional costumes and even for youngsters to find their dates.

After having lunch, drive back to Hanoi for overnight.

Accommodation: May De Ville Old Quarter / Deluxe

Day 9 (Monday): Hanoi – Drive to Halong bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Halong bay tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any Vietnam Holidays. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 hours drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.

12.00 – 12.30 Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12.30 – 13.00 Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.
13.30 – 15.00 Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way.
15.15 – 15.40 Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son cave.
15.45 – 18:00 Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon Co island, swimming or kayaking.
18:00 – 19.00 Back to junk for refreshing before having dinner on board.
20.00 – 21.00 Relax, enjoy fresh air & overnight on board.

Accommodation: Dragon’s Pearl Cruise / Deluxe

Day 10 (Tuesday): Halong bay – Drive back to Hanoi Hanoi & Departure (Breakfast, Brunch)
07.30 – 08.00 Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08.30 – 09.30 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat.
10.00 Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
11.45 – 12.00 Disembark and get on bus for transferring back to Hanoi airport for flight back home!

END OF SERVICES!

SERVICES INCLUSIVE:

  • Private transportation as tour program
  • All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Visa on arrival to Vietnam (Except for $25 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)

SERVICES EXCLUSIVE:

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance