Nam Cang Village Explorer

TRIP TYPE
ACTIVE
PRICE
From 11,300,000 VNĐ
DURATION
4 DAYS

Trip Overview

Short on time but want to experience the impressive landscape of northern Vietnam? We’ve got you covered. This action-packed adventure takes you deep into the mountains of Hoang Kien National Park outside of Sapa, filling the days with treks through mountains, jungles, and remote ethnic minority villages and nights with home-cooked, delicious Vietnamese family dinners at our homestyle-inspired Topas Riverside Lodge.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trekking through terraced rice fields, mountains and jungles deep in northern Vietnam
  • Meeting ethnic minorities in remote villages rarely seen by tourists
  • Sampling traditional Vietnamese dishes during family-styled dinners

THIS TOUR IS PERFECT FOR

  • Enjoying the outdoors even when short on time
  • Trekking up mountains, down corn fields, and through rice terraces
  • Experiencing Vietnamese hospitality through homestays
  • In-depth exploration of vibrant ethnic minority villages
  • Families with children of all ages, however, some activities listed are recommended for active children at least 9 years old. Please speak with your travel designer about potential modifications to this proposed itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Topas Travel creates tailor-made tours for our guests according to their specific requests. This itinerary has been designed to show you just one of many options.

Day 1:    Hanoi arrival
Day 2:    Hanoi – Nam Cang Village – Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 3:    Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 4:    Topas Riverside Lodge – Nam Cang Village – Hanoi

Xin Chao and welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International airport, a Topas representative will welcome you to the land of the ascending dragon before heading straight to your hotel in the heart of the city. The day is at leisure to discover Hanoi on your own, wandering the crooked alleys of the iconic Old Quarter and the promenade around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Included meals: N/A

Transfer Distance and Activities: 1 hour airport transfer

After an early morning breakfast, sit back and relax aboard the Topas Mountain Express, a plush minivan outfitted with snacks, water, and Wi-Fi that covers the five-hour journey from Hanoi to Topas Riverside Lodge. Arrive just in time to enjoy a local lunch prepared by the resident family. In the afternoon, visit the attached village of the Dzao, famous for their exquisite embroidery and botanical knowledge. Peer in on silver jewelers and families creating paper from rice for spiritual reasons and if you’re brave enough, jump into the refreshing waters of the river running next to Topas Riverside Lodge. Dinner is served in the communal style associated with Vietnamese families, all at once and among friends. If you’re a bit sore from the activities of the day, sample a traditional herbal bath made by a local Dzao specialist, famous for its medicinal and therapeutic qualities.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Transfer Distance and Activities: 5.5 hour drive – 3km village walk

Explore the remote mountains and jungles of the surrounding area of Hoang Lien National Park today as you hike through rice terraces and small villages to a remote Black Hmong tribe. Your guide will act as a window to the rich multicultural lives of the ethnic minorities in the area and share insightful knowledge of cultures and customs. Uncover the Hmong way of life before moving onto another Dzao village where you will stop for lunch. Make your way back to Topas Riverside Lodge in the afternoon and rest on the open-air wrap-around balcony until dinner time and a comfortable night’s sleep.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Transfer Distance and Activities: 13km rice terrace and village hike

Discover the jungle on a gentle hike this morning. See where the villagers plant cardamom along with other herbs and spices that can fetch a good price in the local markets, and make your way to the local stream, dipping your toes in or going for a final swim. Return to the capital, Hanoi, on the Topas Mountain Express, arriving in the early evening to your hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Transfer Distance and Activities: 8km jungle walk – 5.5 hour drive

Tour Price

From: 11,300,000 VNĐ

(equivalent of 492 USD)

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 2-way private A/C airport transfer with welcome guide
  • Join-in Mountain Express Limousine between Hanoi and Nam Cang village, Topas Riverside Lodge
  • All accommodation indicated as twin-shared room
  • All meals as indicated in the program
  • All entrance tickets to local villages and Hoang Lien National Park
  • Free refillable water in vans and at Topas Riverside Lodge (Please check with your guide or driver)
  • 1 x English speaking local tour guide on days with activities (except the transfer days between Hanoi and Topas Riverside Lodge)
  • Government Value Added Tax

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Drinks and alcohol
  • Vietnam visa (On request with additional charge)
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory with Topas Travel programs)
  • Upgrades to higher standard rooms or single supplements
  • Personal travel items (Please visit our Vietnam weather page for more information)

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Prices are quoted in Vietnamese Dong and valid until 31st October 2020
  • Exchange rate applied at VND 23,200. to USD 1
  • Prices calculated with Value Added Tax
  • Surcharge may be applicable during peak season and public holidays

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

This program utilizes comfortable accommodation in the form of carefully curated hotels, lodges, and homestays. Hotels and lodges have been selected with the active traveler in mind, offering standard services and located as close to nature and local engagement as possible. Homestays are simple and equipped with western toilets and amenities such as fans and mattresses. If you have a specific property in mind you wish to stay at, please let your travel designer know so they can work it into your program.

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Plan Your Adventure…

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“I love the simple things when I travel, like sitting outside a local coffee shop soaking up an amazing sunset over the Thu Bon River in Hoi An, or a steaming bowl of Hu Tieu with all the toppings on a Saigon sidewalk. I can’t wait to share with you our beautiful landscapes, friendly people, stunning cuisine and more in Vietnam.”
 – Phuong Phung, Trip Designer

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