Tour Muong Hum Market

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Tour Muong Hum Market

Tour duration: 8- 9 hours Start: Sapa Town End: Lao Cai or Sapa Tour guide: English speaking In the morning, after you have breakfast at hotel, our Sapa Travel driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sapa town to whisk you away to Muong Hum market, situated in Muong Hum commune of Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. The market is about 46 km from Sapa town and is only open on Sundays. muong hum 1 The road to the market will take you to O Quy Ho Pass, which is 10 km away from Sapa town. From there, you will take a right turn to reach Khoang village. Moving further, you will reach Ta Giang Phinh village, which will offer you scenic views of its terraced rice fields. In the backdrop, you will enjoy the spectacular view of Five Finger Mountain (Ngũ Chỉ Sơn). The drive will continue through the winding road, culminating at the Muong Hum market in the valley. Ater 1,5 hours, you will reach the market. Your guide will now show you around the market, while telling you the history and cultural significance of the market. Muong Hum market is a small hill tribe market which is frequented by 5 different tribal groups: Giay, Flower Dao, Green Hmong, Ha Nhi and Tay. The market is in its full swing from morning to noon, people from faraway villages come to buy and sell the agriculture products, livestock, brocades and handicrafts, etc. The market day is also their day to enjoy and have fun as they spend time with their family and friends to eat and drink rice wine. You may also try some local food here. The car will take you from Muong Hum Market to Y Ty commune via Den Thang village. You will also have ample to time to take pictures of your beautiful surroundings which will include Lu rice field, Den Sang cardamom forest and Nhi Cu San mountain. This place is next to the border between Vietnam and China. 12:30 -13:00 You will have lunch at a local restaurant at Y Ty commune’s center. After lunch, you will get to visit a local house of Ha Nhi people. Their houses are made with mud, bamboo and wood. The car will now bring you to Lao Cai. We will make a stop at Lung Po T-Junction, which is the starting point of the Red River in Vietnam. You will reach Lao Cai train station, where your tour ends. Alternatively, you may request to return to Sapa Town. PRICE US$ 44 * 06 paxUS$ 54 * 04 paxUS$ 88 * 02 paxUS$ 156 * 01 pax INCLUSION English speaking tour guide, transport for the whole trip, village entrance fees, permit fee, lunch, mineral water, snack. EXCLUSION Soft drinks, personal travel insurance, tip. WHAT TO BRING Comfortable trekking shoes, sunscreen,...

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Temporarily closure all tourist attractions and heritage sites in Sapa

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Temporarily closure all tourist attractions and heritage sites in Sapa

Due to the complicated developments of Corona Virus Outbreak, Sapa has to temporarily close all tourist attractions and heritage sites to all nationals from 18th March 2020. Sapa Ha Nhi Hilltribe To protect health and stafety community, Sapa hope for unsderstanding from visitors and partners and giving advices that peopele should have drinks and foods at the town host, advoding crowded places. Sapa is looking forward the future coming from...

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Vietnamese Government decided to temporarily suspend the visa-free travel for UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korean

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Vietnamese Government decided to temporarily suspend the visa-free travel for UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, South Korean

Sweden, Germany, France and Spain. These countries citizens must apply visa when coming to Vietnam from now on. These countries can get visa exemption maximum 15 days when coming to Vietnam previously. However, due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus epidemic is spreading quickly and dangerously, especially in Europe, Vietnam government has announced to suspend visa exemption for most European countries, including United Kingdom.

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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

Vietnam’s tourism attractions and heritage sites remain open to the public. With the exception of a small handful of cities that have registered infections, Vietnam’s destinations remain virus-free and are safe to visit. Travellers can still take tours of Ha Long Bay and Hoi An Ancient Town, and public attractions such as museums remain open to visitors. A number of festivals and events in Vietnam have been cancelled or postponed in alignment with the government’s directive to avoid public gatherings. Among the cancelled festivals this year are Yen Tu Festival in Quang Ninh, Tam Chuc Festival in Ha Nam, Tran Temple Festival in Nam Dinh and the Huyen Tran Festival in Hue. Activities for Visit Vietnam Year 2020 in Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu have been postponed to a more appropriate time. Organizers have also announced that several tourism and sporting events will be postponed or cancelled: Huế Festival 2020 – Postponed until August 28, 2020 Da Lat Sufferfest – Postponed until further notice Quang Binh Marathon – Postponed until further notice Techcombank Ha Noi Marathon – Postponed until further notice Sunrise Sprint – Postponed to May 3, 2020 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2020 – Cancelled Vietnam’s inaugural Formula One Grand Prix will take place in Hanoi as planned on April 5th 2020. Pedestrian and walking zones in Hue and Hanoi — common gathering places for locals and tourists — will be closed until the situation improves. Sapa Travel by First Choice. #GotoVietnam...

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Why the best way to absorb the culture of Vietnam and Cambodia is cruising this river

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Why the best way to absorb the culture of Vietnam and Cambodia is cruising this river

Vietnam and Cambodia offer a colourful culture, poignant history and verdant landscapes. These countries are ideally suited to travelling by water as many of the most rewarding experiences are tucked away in the countryside through which the Mekong River passes. With most leading cruise operators, all excursions are included in the price of your trip. Not only do these include visiting popular sights such as the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat and the Cu Chi network of wartime tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) but you’ll also have the chance to visit homes, schools, markets, monasteries and tiny villages. This immersive approach enables you to see how ordinary people go about their daily lives, eat the food they do and experience less-seen landmarks and rituals. It adds a compelling dimension to your holiday without the hassle of having to make any complicated plans yourself. Mix with the locals You’ll get a glimpse of everyday life on the riverbank from the deck of your modern ship as you drift serenely along the Mekong. Rickety wooden houses on stilts lean haphazardly against each other. Children wave excitedly and shout “hello”; their fathers are fishing and tinkering with boat engines and their mothers sell rice, fruit and flowers in the floating markets. Ashore, you’ll be taken off the beaten track to visit villages, where smiling people offer a warm welcome. You can find out how craftspeople work with silk, copper and silver, and learn how to make rice paper. You’ll get a taste of rural Mekong life on a rickshaw ride through village streets and on a cart pulled by an ox through paddy fields. There’s also the chance to be showered by lotus petals in a blessing by Buddhist monks at their monastery in Oudong, the former royal capital of Cambodia. Sample regional food Immersing your senses in the aromas and flavours of a region plays an important role in really getting to know a country. This is especially true in Vietnam and Cambodia, where the aromatic cuisine is a treat for the nose and taste buds. As well as sampling regional dishes aboard your river vessel, docking overnight in Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh gives you the chance to dine ashore and mix with the locals. The cities are places of manic energy and riotous traffic, and crossing the road is almost impossible. The easiest option is to ask a local to see you across, preferably a Buddhist monk. His orange robe is hi-vis and no one would dare to knock down a holy man. In restaurants, people tend to eat “family style”, sharing dishes. A typical Vietnamese meal will include rice, a meat or seafood dish, a vegetable dish, soup and fish sauce for dipping. The national dish is pho – a broth in which noodles, vegetables, and chicken, beef, pork or shrimp are added. Cambodia’s...

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Ha Giang group tour from Hanoi

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Ha Giang group tour from Hanoi

You want to travel to Ha Giang with a limited budget. Join us today. We will buy you shuttle bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang, from there you can join daily group tours to Quang Ba, Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng Pass. It costs just more than 200 USD per person for 3 days and 2 nights. (Optional) Hanoi – Hagiang shuttle bus service 6h30 – 7h00 AM: Our guide & bus pick you up at your hotel/stay in the Old Quarter to get on our shuttle bus to Ha Giang. Day 1: Ha Giang, overnight at Good Morning Ha Giang Inn (L, D) 13h30 – 14h00: Our local guide picks you up to our Inn to check in and have lunch. 15h00: Our guide takes you to the nearby hill tribe village to visit the Tay village. There, you can watch buffalo, cows and peaceful life of the locals. 18h00: Having dinner and overnight in Good Morning Ha Giang Inn. Day 2: Quang Ba – Yen Minh – Lung Cu – Dong Van, overnight in hotel (B, L, D) 7h30 AM: After breakfast, we take you to the road up to the hill and stop at Quang Ba Heaven Gate. You visit Lung Tam linen village which produces handmade linen products. 11h30: Approaching Yen Minh for lunch, then heading to Pho Cao with spectacular Dong Van Karst Plateau UNESCO Global Geopark 14h00: You visit the Mansion of Vuong family who was the leader of all the ethnic people there. The so – called King of H’Mong people Vuong Chinh Duc, then visit the North Pole of Lung Cu with huge flag tower. You arrive Dong Van, check in and have dinner and overnight there Day 3: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ha Giang – Hanoi (B, L) 7h30: After breakfast, we drive to Ma Pi Leng – the highest pass in Northern Vietnam then visit Meo Vac with marvelous Karst Plateau, have lunch at Yen Minh. 15h00: Coming back to Good Morning Ha Giang Inn to refresh and be ready for Hanoi. (Optional) 22h00: Our guide takes you back to your hotel/stay. Trip ends. INCLUSION 2-night accommodation in Ha Giang and Dong Van with twin sharing basisModern bus in Ha Giang with experienced driverEnglish speaking tour guide in Ha GiangMeals as 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners with local dishesAll entrance tickets during your visit2 complimentary bottles of water/personGood motorbike with helmet & admission fee (if you join our motorbike tour) EXCLUSION Shuttle bus Hanoi – Ha Giang – Hanoi, 300,000 & 2 ways= 600,000 VNDTour guide picks up/drops off at hotel in Old Quarter HanoiBeverages, tax, travel insuranceCost of repairing motorbike damage caused by tourists (if you join motorbike tour)Others not clearly mentioned above THINGS TO BRING Hat or cap, sun cream, camera, cash in Vietnam Dong GOOD DEAL GH01 –...

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