North Vietnam Off The Beaten Path Trip is another off-the-beaten path itinerary we have just released for travelers seeking a different travel experience in Vietnam. The 3 day trip starts from Lao Cai, and takes you to the least traveled places including A Mu Sung, T ty , Den Sang, Muong Hum, Bac Ha where you visit beautiful landscapes, and experience the rich ethnic culture. If you arrive at weekends you have the chance to visit Y ty market, Muong Hum market or Bac Ha market.
DAY 1: LAO CAI -> BAT XAT -> A MU SUNG -> Y TY
Arrive in Lao Cai early this morning, at about 5.00 AM (train), you will be picked up by our local team and brought to a local restaurant for breakfast.
After breakfast, depart for Bar Xat district, a northern district of Lao Cai Province. Besides the beauties of nature, scenery, Bat Xat also offers the rich ethnic culture.
Arriving in A Mu Sung commune, you make a stop at the border point 92 is the first place that Red River comes to Viet Nam from Yunan – China. Then you will visit Lung Po village, lying in the cross of rivers. Enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way. Keep traveling to Y Ty Commune, exploring the color of Y Ty Market (on Saturday).
Having lunch at local family.
In the afternoon, you visit Lao Chai I village. You have the chance to discover the rich ethnic culture, local traditions, architecture, house of Ha Nhi ethnic minority people.
Dinner and overnight at local home in Y Ty (homestay).
DAY 2: Y TY -> MUONG HUM -> BAC HA
After breakfast, enjoy a short walk in the nearby jungle. Make a stop to visit and take picture of the Muong Hum spring. Keep traveling to Lao Cai City where your lunch is provided.
After lunch, you travel to Bac Ha. Arrive in Bac Ha, check in hotel and have dinner.
Overnight in Bac Ha.
DAY 3: BAC HA -> LAO CAI
After breakfast, you visit the palace of H’mong King – Hoang A Tuong’s Castle. Then check out and travel to Lao Cai city. On the way, make a stop at Trung Do village where you embark on a boat for a short river boat trip on the Chay river. The river boat trip takes you through beautiful landscape, green field, peaceful villages on the both banks of the river. On the way, stop and visit a cave – Fairy Cave.
You are then picked up at Bao Nhai Bridge and brought to Lao Cai.
If time permit you may like to spend the rest of the day discovering the Mother Temple, Upper Temple.
Take the overnight train to get back to Hanoi. Trip ends.