The Roof of Vietnam 10 Days
adventure tours in the northern mountains arranged by Vietnam travel
agents including an ascent of Mt. Fansipan, Vietnam's tallest peak
|This is an example of one of our classic tailor-made holidays in Vietnam - we'll be pleased to design similar Vietnam vacations with dates and itinerary customised to your personal preferences.
Our tailor-made Vietnam adventure holidays include Hanoi, travelling
by sleeper train, Vietnam's northwest mountains, spectacular scenery,
ethnic minority villages and ethnic markets, and hard trekking
and camping on the mountain
Roof of Vietnam adventure tours begin with ....
... time to recover, a night in Hanoi, a
full day to explore the city and an overnight train journey. Once you've
arrived and settled in, we'll meet you over dinner to say "hello" and
talk about your tour. On the following day, we'll show you the sights
of Hanoi and take you to the Ethnology
Museum to prepare you for your excursion up into the mountains.
In the late evening, you'll board the overnight
sleeper to Lao Cai, on the border with China.
one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
from airport to hotel and evening, and the following day up to boarding
days among the ethnic minority communities
It'll probably be a bit of a shock when
we rouse you at five in the morning, but breakfast and the crisp fresh
air of the mountains will soon wake you up. Then it's off with an expert
local guide to a remote, and therefore authentic, colourful ethnic
market followed by a visit to a village and a night in
An early night, then after
a look at Bac Ha's ethnic market in the morning and lunch, it's off
to Sapa - quite a drive, but the scenery makes it well worth the journey.
There, you'll have time to wander around and try one of the local restaurants
On the following morning, a brisk trek to a local H'mong villages and
back will get your blood flowing, and a free afternoon will leave you
with time to prepare for your ascent.
three breakfasts, three lunches and one dinner
Guide: all three days
days up, one day down, and a day to recover - climbing and camping on
Fansipan is hardly Everest, but it's not a pushover either. Climbing
it doesn't need mountaineering skills - it's probably better described
as a strenuous trek, but it does require high levels of fitness and
stamina. You'll climb about 850m across the foothills on the first day
(Sapa is 1,650m above sea level).
On the second
day, the distance is far less - not much more than a kilometre or two,
but the gradient is much steeper. After
the ceremonial flag planting and photographs at the summit (spoilt somewhat
by the mundane altitude marker providing unequivocal evidence that you
are not the first to conquer the mountain), you can settle down to a
celebratory dinner and a sound night's sleep in the knowledge that the
descent is a lot easier!
heroic efforts, you have a free day to relax, explore the town, trek
or whatever you want to do, until it's time to drive back to the station
in time to board the overnight train back to Hanoi.
four breakfasts, seven lunches and three dinners
Guide: three days
You'll be free until your car arrives to
take you to Hanoi's Noi Bai airport.
Prices (per person in US dollars):
The prices below are based on the hotels on the Vietnam Sonata 'Accommodation' page. If you would prefer a different hotel, or hotels, choose your preference on the relevant 'Hotels' page, tell us, and we'll send you a modified price within 24 hrs at the latest.
|Number in group
for single hotel room occupancy*
At the time of quotation, Haivenu reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.
These prices are valid until October 31, 2018. Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.
*For safety reasons, we limit the climb up Fan Si Pan to eight people. However, we can make special arrangements to enable more people to climb safely without diminishing the experience by using different routes. We'll provide a quotation if you're interested
** ‘Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation
element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling
with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single
traveller prices are available on request.
- Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room and camping services on the Fan Si Pan Mountain .
- Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
- Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
- Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai
- The services of a porter (or porters) for climbing Fan Si Pan.
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests' return to their hotel or reaching their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary.
- Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
- VAT and other taxes.
prices do not include:
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Dinners except as specified above.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Camera fees (if any)
NB* Our acceptance of your
booking is contingent upon your notification that your travel and/or
health insurance indemnifies you for participation in hazardous activities
such as mountain climbing.