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Spectacular Northwest Journey 7 days

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Overview

Are you looking for an adventure to discover the amazing beauty and 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 the magnificent landscapes, original villages, and customs of hill tribe people living in Northwest Vietnam, besides gaining more knowledge of the Vietnamese War.

Highlights:

  • 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 spectacular views from all the mountain passes along the way.

Itinerary

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 drive along the scenic and rural landscape of Highway 6 to Mai Chau – a small town nestled amid a lush valley, surrounded by green rice fields and 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 by a local host family in Mai Chau.

The afternoon will be 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 encounter 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.

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Mai Chau from Hanoi

DAY 02: MAI CHAU – SONLA – DIEN BIEN PHU

Start the day with a simple breakfast with tea or coffee, then say goodbye to your host and drive off to Son La. Stops will be made en route many times to visit villages of various tribes including H’mong, Thai, Muong and Dzao. Your drive will pass many lust orchards and tea farms in the Moc Chau plateau before reaching Son La for a late lunch.

In the afternoon, you continue your drive along winding mountain roads in 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 photo shooting opportunity. On arrival, check in your hotel, and the balance of the day is at leisure

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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, you start the day with a visit to the local market, where you will meet charming Thai tribes in their traditional costumes and purchase their farm products.

Continue our visit to the Dien Bien Phu Museum, A1 Hill, and the War Cemetery of Dien Bien Phu, along with the nearby General De Castries’s Bunker, Old Muong Thanh Bridge, and Nam Rom River.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you continue your way to Lai Chau along a dancing but rewarding road with a chance to know a variety of ethnic villages such as Kho Mu (Xa), Huoi Chan, Dzao..etc.

Then, drive further to Phong Tho on scenic roads with picturesque views, dotted with ethnic villages of Thai, Kho Mu, and H’mong minorities. Arrive in Phong Tho and spend the rest of the day cycling around the township or to some nearby villages.

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The people sapa

DAY 04: PHONG THO – SAPA

This morning, you check out and leave Phong Tho for Sapa. You might experience some bumpy roads, but they are rewarded for magnificent scenery, valley views, and the colors of jungles along the way.

Rest stops will be made when you drive up Tram Ton Pass, which offers views of Fansipan Peak, aka “Indochine Rooftop” and a 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 your guide takes you out for dinner in this lovely and old French colonial town. Overnight in Sapa.

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

people in north mountain

DAY 05: SAPA – LAOCHAI - TAVAN

After breakfast in the hotel, you will explore Sapa’s daily wet market and then set out on our 3–4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa Valley, traveling through 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 and terraced rice paddies and meet with minority villagers while enjoying the amazing and breathtaking views from the surrounding valleys.

A picnic lunch will be served at the end of the walk or in a local restaurant in Sapa town. The rest of the day will be balanced at your leisure.

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bacha - Sapa Market

DAY 06: SAPA FREE & EASY

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

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast

Adventure the winding North West

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.

Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast

hanoi in september

Pricing


Category
Price 2024-2025 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people

Single

supplement

Superior $981 $804 $625 $548 $188
Deluxe $1,036 $859 $680 $603 $243
Luxury $1,146 $969 $790 $713 $353

 

Accommodation

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Mai Chau Mai Chau Lodge
Deluxe Mountain View
Sol Bungalow
Deluxe
Mai Chau Ecolodge
Suite
Dien Bien Phu Muong Thanh
Deluxe
Muong Thanh
Executive Suite
Muong Thanh
Royal Suite
Phong Tho Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Superior
Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Deluxe
Muong Thanh Lai Chau
Executive Suite
Sapa Bamboo Sapa
Superior
Aira Sapa
Deluxe Balcony
Silk Path Sapa Resort Executive

 

Include & Exclude

Trip Inclusive

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with a 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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