Self Driving In Northern Vietnam 9 Days

Self Driving In Northern Vietnam 9 Days

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Self Driving In Northern Vietnam 9 Days

9 Days Starting in Hoàn Ki?m and ending in Hoàn Ki?m, Hanoi, Vietnam

Visiting: Quảng Hòa District, Ban Gioc water Falls, Cao Bằng, Mèo Vạc District, Hà Giang, Bắc Hà District, Lào Cai, Sa Pa, Hanoi

Tour operator:

Miracle Asia Travel

Tour code:

JEEP003

Specialist Group:

18-30 Somethings

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 15

Physical rating:

Medium, High

Age range:

18-75

Special diets catered:

Meat, Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

4WD, Sightseeing, Trekking

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Tour Overview

This is self-driving trip, a great chance to enjoy of driving on zigzag road on mountain. A big challenge to test your driving skill. Driving through the north's most dramatic scenery: Bac Son Valley, Bac Gioc Waterfall, Mapileng Pass, Dong Van & Meo Vac Town, Quan Ba Heaven Gate and Hoang Su Phi, milestone of Viet Nam and China at Lung Po Commune, Sapa Encounter fascinating hilltribes, be captivated by the pristine landscapes and gain an understand of the intense relationship between these people and this land.

Highlights

  • Bac Son Valley

  • Ban Gioc waterfall

  • Cao Bang province

  • Nguom Ngao cave

  • Global Geo Park

  • Thong Nong Pass

  • Meo Vac

  • Ma Pi Leng Pass

  • Heaven Gate

  • rustic hill tribes villages

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Hanoi – Bac Son – Quang Uyen

Location: Quảng Hòa District

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Duy Huong Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, drive your own vehicle to Bac Son town (Lang Son province).
Visit Bac Son Valley where is embraced by green mountains and golden rice fields.
In the afternoon, transfer to Quang Uyen.
Overnight in Quang Uyen
Activities: driving 337 Km
Condition of road: first 70Km on highway: 65 Km on mixed road with asphalt and concrete road, 85 km on broken and potholes road, 55 km on new sealed road
Terrain: mixed with flat, undulating and steep passes

Day 2 : Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc

Location: Ban Gioc water Falls

Accommodation: Resort

Accommodation Name: Sai Gon Ban Gioc Resort or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, visit Ban Gioc waterfall and driving along border belt between Vietnam and China to explore untouched region of Cao Bang province.
Visit some rustic villages of hill tribes people. Visit Nguom Ngao cave if time permit.
Overnight in Ban Gioc
Activities: driving 86 km
Condition of road: off road.
Terrain: mixed with different terrain from medium pass to steep passes with sharp turns

Day 3 : Ban Gioc – Cao Bang

Location: Cao Bằng

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sunny Cao Bang Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive on broken road and potholes road Trung Khanh town through Tra Linh town to get to Cao Bang city.
On the way, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Non-Nuoc Cao Bang - Global Geo Park. (we just pass by this park). We visit a lot of local market during trip, it depends on time permit.
Overnight in Cao Bang.
Activities: Driving 153 Km
Condition of road: 100km off road and broken road, 53 km on sealed road
Terrain: flat, undulating and steeps on our way

Day 4 : Cao Bang – Meo Vac

Location: Mèo Vạc District

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you will drive from Cao Bang to Meo Vac via Thong Nong Pass. Meo Vac shares the border with Dong Van District of Ha Giang Province and Bao Lam District of Cao Bang Province.
Overnight in Meo Vac
Activities: Driving 195 Km
Condition of road: really steep and sharp turns hairpin turns with zigzag road
Terrain: steep passes and hilly road

Day 5 : Meo Vac – Ha Giang

Location: Hà Giang

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Phoenix Ha Giang or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today we will drive on one of the most beautiful pass in Viet Nam - Ma Pi Leng Pass to get to Ha Giang.
On the way, stop at Heaven Gate in Quan Ba, Yen Minh; visit Vuong Chi Sinh (King of H’Mong People)’s house.
Overnight in Ha Giang.
Activities: Driving 196 Km
Condition of road: hilly and zig zag road, concrete with broken road.
Terrain: steep passes and sharp turns, mixed terrain

Day 6 : Ha Giang – Bac Ha

Location: Bắc Hà District

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ngan Nga Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today you will depart early Hoang Su Phi then Bac Ha Town. Stop to take photo of the breathtaking rice terrace landscape, rustic hill tribes villages in Hoang Su Phi.
Overnight in Bac Ha town.
Activities: driving 200km
Condition of road: mixed road, from tarmac road, asphalt road until broken and potholes road
Terrain: hilly with zig zag road, hairpin and sharp turn

Day 7 : Bac Ha – Lao Cai

Location: Lào Cai

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Grand Muong Thanh Lao Cai or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, you will visit weekly market of the ethnic minority people:
Tuesday: Cocly market
Saturday: Can Cau market
Sunday: Bac Ha market
Visit some hill tribe villages surrounding Ba Ha town.
Then drive to Lao Cai.
Overnight in Lao Cai.
Activities: driving 127 Km
Condition of road: mixed road. from sealed road to broken with big potholes on the road
Terrain: hilly and sharp turn road in Morning. Tarmac road in Afternoon

Day 8 : Lao Cai – Sapa

Location: Sa Pa

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sapa Charm Hotel or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning, drive follow the bank of the Red River. Visit and sightseeing milestone of Vietnam and China at Lung Po Commune. You will admire extraordinary rice terraces, picturesque hill tribal villages and fairytale scenery on the way to Y Ty Commune. Then we drive to Sapa passing through Den Sang and Muong Hum township and O Quy Ho.
Overnight in Sapa.

Activities: driving 167 Km
Condition of road: driving on mixed road, from concrete road to sealed road then single track trail
Terrain: hilly and long passes in our way

Day 9 : Sapa - Hanoi

Location: Hanoi

Accommodation Name: Departure

Meals Included: Breakfast

Morning, we driver to explore brilliant Sapa valley on broken road to Thanh Phu. You will be overwhelmed by stunning scenery and outstanding rice terrace landscapes. We continue out trip to Lao Cai on concret, hilly road, along the river. Right after meeting T section, we turn right on new hight way to Hanoi. Driver 4 hours on newly hight way to Hanoi
Activities: driving 352 km from Hotel to Hanoi
Condition of road: single track trail with broken road in monirng, new high way in afte noon
Terrain: mixed terrain from hilly slope town to village then flat on highway

What's Included

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    8 Breakfast. All no drinks

  • Transport

    4x4 pick-up truck brand: Ford Ranger, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Isuzu, Chevrolet. Private coach, bus, minivan with air-condition.

  • Bac Son Valley - Sightseeing Green mountains & Golden rice fields

  • Ban Gioc waterfall - Visit some rustic villages of hill tribes people

  • Cao Bang - Global Geo Park

  • Ma Pi Leng pass - One of the most beautiful pass in Viet Nam

  • Hoang Su Phi - rustic hill tribes villages

  • Lao Cai - weekly market of the ethnic minority people

  • Vietnam visa pre – approval letter

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What's Not Included

  • Insurance

    Travel insurance

  • International Travel

    Airfare to and from Vietnam

  • Visa stamping fee to Vietnam

  • Tips for guide and driver

  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge

  • Other meals

  • Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry.)

Mode of Transport

- 4x4 Pick-up truck self-driving. From 3 travelers to 4 travelers per/Vehicle.
- Traveler will enjoy of driving approximately 2 hours/day.
- Name of pick-up truck: Ford Ranger, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Isuzu, Chevrolet.

Accommodation

Duy Huong or similar – 2*
Saigon Ban Gioc Resort or similar – 4*
Sunny Cao Bang Hotel or similar – 3*
Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel or similar – 3*
Phoenix Ha Giang or similar – 4*
Ngan Nga Hotel or similar - 2*
Grand Muong Thanh Lao Cai or similar - 4*
Sapa Charm Hotel or similar - 4*

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    No

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • Do I need international driving licence

    Yes, you need

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No, it not include

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, all entrances of highlight places which mentioned in program

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Depending on nationality's passport holder

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    15 people

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Refund 100% amount

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Unlimited

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Duy Huong or similar– 2* Saigon Ban Gioc Resort or similar– 4* Sunny Cao Bang Hotel or similar– 3* Hoa Cuong Meo Vac Hotel or similar– 3* Phoenix Ha Giang or similar– 4* Ngan Nga Hotel or similar- 2* Grand Muong Thanh Lao Cai or similar - 4* Sapa Charm Hotel or similar - 4*

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    medium to hard

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes. $547/person

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes. Please let us know 01 week before arrival date

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

  • What is the tipping policy?

    We don't have tipping policy. But we recommend at least $3/person/day

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    No

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    US dollars

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, 7 days before the tour begin.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Miracle Asia Travel offers you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform Miracle Asia Travel, 10 days before departure.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, you can. Please let us know before departure date.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Most of traveller travel solo with us. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We're following recommendations from the World Health Organisation and Viet Nam Health Care Organizations

  • Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Your booking at Miracle Asia will help local primary schools in Ha Giang. We take $10/traveller booking with us to support them

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Miracle Asia Travel has been operating tour for travellers from Europe countries, Australia, American for almost 20 years

Reviews of this operator

Yanive  

Mr

22-Sep-2023

Amazing trip which created unforgettable memories of Ha Giang loop and safari park in Phu Quoc Island. And gorgeous relaxing moments on white sands at our resort.

Liza Zmoza  

Mrs

13-Apr-2023

Well organised tour with many experiences of local culture, food, people. We had very nice driver :)

Ronen  

Mr. Ronen

11-Jan-2023

Thanks Miracle Asia & Vung. We have Wonderfull trip. Our family had a great time in Phu Quoc Island and Hoi An. We enjoyed very much your guidance during the trip

Team  

Mr. Ilan

19-Oct-2022

Excellent tour with Thai, our local guide! We enjoyed very much the time on Sapa and Ha Long Bay. Thanks operation team.

Miri Shilo  

Mrs

10-Nov-2022

Fantastic!!!! I loved every single day itinerary, every day was managed very well for destination and time, very well organized, the local guide was perfect, freindly and very helpful.

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