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Spectacular Northwest Journey 7 days

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Sapa

Overview

Are you looking for an adventure to discover the amazing beauty and to learn about the culture of minority groups in North Vietnam?  This trip offers exactly what you expect. It is a great chance for you to discover and admire magnificent landscapes, original villages, and customs of hill tribe people living in Northwest Vietnam, besides gaining more knowledge of the Vietnamese War.

Hightlights

  • Experience an authentic taste of traditional hill tribe life.
  • Trekking through soil paths to visit a village of minority groups.
  • Visit the historic battlefield of Dien Bien Phu where Vietnam gained the most important victory to end the French colonial time in Vietnam.
  • Enjoy the stunning and spectacular views from all the mountain passes on the way.

 

 

Itinerary

Please check the full itinerary and photograph of this Northwest Vietnam tour for your reference. If you have any querries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Day 01: HANOI – MAI CHAU

After breakfast and check out of the hotel at 8.00 am, your guide and driver will pick you up and driver along the scenic and rural landscape highway 6 to Mai Chau – a small town nestled in the midst of a lush valley, surrounded green rice fields and best ever friendly people. Stop along the way to visit the Muong tribe and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view Mai Chau valley has to offer. Upon arrival, lunch will be served in a local host family in Mai Chau and the afternoon is followed by a beautiful hike along the dirt paths to walk through terraced rice paddies and small villages, to discover the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the White Thai inhabitants who live in the region. Early evening to relax at leisure a bit before having dinner with the family and enjoying local traditional dances with live music performance.

Meal: Lunch and Dinner
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Trek-to-feel-the-beauty-of-Mai Chau

Day 02: MAI CHAU – SONLA – DIEN BIEN PHU

Start the day with a simple breakfast with tea or coffee then say good bye to your host and drive off to Son La. Stop will be made en-route many a time to visit villages of various tribes including H’mong, Thai, Muong and Dzao. Your drive will pass many lust orchard and tea farm in Moc Chau plateau before reaching Son La for a late lunch. In the afternoon, we continue our drive along winding mountain roads in the most North Vietnam’s stunning countryside including the most well-known and historic Pha Din Pass. Stop on top of the Pha Din for a breathtaking view and photos shooting opportunity. On arrival, check in your hotel and balance of the day is at leisure

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Adventure Son la

Day 03: DIEN BIEN PHU – LAI CHAU – PHONG THO

Nestled in a heart shaped basin near the border with Laos, lies Dien Bien Phu, the famous historical battleground that put an end to the French colonial occupation in 1954. After breakfast, we start the day with a visit to the local market where you will meet charming Thai tribes in their traditional costume purchasing their farm products. Continue our visit to Dien Bien Phu Museum, A1 Hill and the War cemetery of Dien Bien Phu with the nearby General De Castries’s Bunker, Old Muong Thanh Bridge and Nam Rom river. After the lunch in a local restaurant, we continue our way to Lai Chau along a dancing but the rewarding road with a chance to know a variety of ethnic villages as Kho Mu (Xa), Huoi Chan, Dzao..etc. We drive further to Phong Tho on scenic roads with picturesque views along, dotted with ethnic villages of Thai, Kho Mu and H’mong minorities. Arrive in Phong Tho and spend the rest of the day to cycle around the township or to some vicinity villages.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

The people sapa

Day 04: PHONG THO – SAPA

Today morning, we check out and leave Phong Tho for Sapa. We might experience some little bumpy roads but such a rewarded ones for magnificent sceneries, valley views and colors of jungles along the way. Rest stop will be made when we drive up Tram Ton pass that offers views to Fansipan peak, aka “Indochinas rooftop” and visit to the nearby Heaven’s Gate and the Silver Waterfall. Upon arrival in Sapa in the afternoon, check in your hotel and sometimes at leisure until our guide will take you out for dinner in this lovely and aged old French colonial town has to offer. Overnight in Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

people-in-north-mountain

Day 05: SAPA – LAOCHAI - TAVAN

Breakfast in hotel, you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. A great experience is awaited when you walk through pine forests, terraced rice paddies and meet with minority villagers while enjoying the amazing and breathtaking views from the surrounding valleys. Picnic lunch will be served at the end of the walking or in a local restaurant in Sapa town. The rest of the day will be balanced at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Bacha - Sapa Market

Day 06: SAPA FREE & EASY

Free and easy day for you to explore more in Sapa town and the local market.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: At your disposal

Adventure the winding North West 7 days

Day 07: SAPA - HANOI

After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave Sapa by the new beautiful highway back to Hanoi. The drive will be just about 5 hours but through many rural beautiful countryside as the landscape changes from arching mountains to the flat plains of the Red River delta. Arrive in Hanoi in the early afternoon and check in your hotel. End of services.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Pricing

 


Category
Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31st, 2020 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people

Single

supplement

Superior $841 $721 $549 $476 $157
Deluxe $984 $865 $693 $619 $300
Luxury $1,065 $946 $774 $700 $382

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Mai Chau Mai Chau Ecolodge
Superior
Mai Chau Ecolodge
Deluxe
Mai Chau Ecolodge
Suite
Dien Bien Phu Muong Thanh
Deluxe
Muong Thanh
Deluxe Trip
Muong Thanh
Executive Suite
Phong Tho Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Deluxe
Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Deluxe
Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Executive Suite
Sapa Vista Sapa
Superior
Aira Sapa
Deluxe Window
Silk Path Sapa Resort Classic

 

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax.
TRIP EXCLUSIVE
  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport
  • Compulsory dinner or peak season surcharges
  • Others not mentioned above

Note:

* Check-in time: 02.00pm – Check-out time: 12.00pm

* Special offer in Low Season from May 1st – Sept 30th is applied. Please contact us for more details.

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. A single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.

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