DAYS
06

North - West Vietnam Trekking

Tour in North Vietnam
Discover the North-West of Vietnam. These places are still relatively untouched by the outside world. Rich in history visit some places such as Dien Bien Phu former battlefields, former French hill station in Sapa, and beautiful areas in Mai Chau, Moc Chau. Traveling along the snaky roads, through the high passes, see the nice valleys and immerse the beauty of nice terraces and colorful of minority people.
Depart at: Ha noi
Finish at: Sapa
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau - Sapa

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)
Day 02: Mai Chau – Moc Chau – Son La (B, L, D) 
Day 03: Son La – Dien Bien Phu (B, L, D)
Day 04: Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau – Sapa – Ta Van (B, L, D)
Day 05: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B, L, D)
Day 06: Sapa – Ethnic market – Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
 

Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau

Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Ha Noi to Mai Chau village, we drive through Ha Noi city you have a view the city. Out of the city, you will have visit many ethnic people on mountainous north Viet Nam, friendly Muong  Hmong Thai …ethnic farmers work on rice and corn field  , we stop for some pictures and you can work with them at their fields.
Arrive in Mai Chau for checking in white Thai ethnic home stay, lunch and then we have a short walk around Ban Lac and Poong Cong villages to discover their culture and have a seat in their house to enjoy some tea. After that, we go to rice fields. Overnight in a homestay, dinner with family.
About 8 pm we will enjoy traditional ethnic music from local actor and actress.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau - Son La

After breakfast we drive to Son La city and visit prison it is so famous in the French and America - Vietnam war, interesting information from your tour guide talks about Vietnam history and it was a place for our president stayed there. You‘ll enjoy the picturesque scenery as you pass the villages of Black Thai, White Thai, Meo. Visiting Moc Chau Highland with beautiful flowers and green tea hills.  Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Son La. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Son La

Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu

Continue to Dien Bien Phu city. Leave Son La to Dien Bien Phu. Lunch on the way. Visit Dien Bien Phu battlefield, headquarter of general Christian de Caterris, old French tanks and museum of Dien Bien Phu. Dinner and overnight in Dien Bien Phu. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Dien Bien Phu City

Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau - Sa Pa – Ta Van

From Dien Bien Phu, the drive is stunning with tiered tea plantations and verdant rice terraces carved into the landscape. Continue to Lai Chau. If you happen to be in Lai Chau on a Sunday morning, the town is bustling with activity as the local hill tribes gather for their weekly market day. From Lai Chau to Sa Pa you pass through the 1950 meter Tram Ton pass, Viet Nam‘s highest mountain pass and considered the most beautiful stretch of road in the country. Sa Pa is nestled at over 1600 meters in the breathtaking Hoang Lien Son Mountains. After lunch, take a short 3-hour trek down this stunning valley sculpted with steep rice terraces to Ta Van village for a home stay. Enjoy the savory food and the hospitality of your Dzay hosts.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay  

Day 5: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan - Sapa

Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way, you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Sapa by car. Overnight in Sapa
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
 

Day 6:  Sapa Ethnic Market 

Driving to Bac Ha market in the early morning, you will see a huge market populated by the Flower H‘mong in their colorful outfits and a range of basic goods and items for visitors. In the afternoon, you will take a walk to Flower Hmong village which is located in a small valley. You will go back to Sapa town, have dinner and then transfer to Lao Cai Railway station, take the night train to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi early morning. End of services!
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA   

Market schedule: Bac Ha market on Sundays, Can Cau market on Saturdays, Coc Ly market on Tuesdays, Cao Son market on Wednesdays. Please contact us to add more activites if your Sapa tour is not on those days.

Why this Tour?

  • Home stay in Mai Chau
  • Visit the French battle fields in Dien Bien Phu
  • Exotic trekking in Sapa
  • Ethnic markets
  • Gorgeous landscapes along the snaky roads

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

1 person: US$ 1195 pp 
2 persons: US$ 698 pp
3-4 persons: US$ 585 pp
5-6 persons: US$ 480 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 80 pp
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

 

What is Included

  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards.
  • Comfortable rooms at remote areas.
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Homestay permission.
  • Night train at 4 soft berth sharing cabin
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa on arrival
  • Airfare 
  • Hotel in Hanoi 
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances

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