This trip is special designed to cover most of highlight of North West of Vietnam when save a lot of times. It goes from Hanoi to Sa Pa by overnight train, going to Phong Tho, then Dien Bien Phu by car and from here flight to Hanoi. This trip will be memorable...

Tour Code : VTA 01
Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Phong Tho – Dien Bien Phu – Hanoi.
Tour Duration: 6 Days
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture and Nature, Hill Tribe Discovery
Activity Level: Adventure itinerary, moderate walking & Trekking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Day 2: Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Phong Tho
Day 4: Phong Tho – Dien Bien Phu
Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi – Departure

  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
  • Photos

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodations: Livitran soft sleeper train
Up on arrival in Hanoi we transfer to the hotel and free until the time we take a night train at around 22:00 to Sapa. Tonight we spend overnight on the train.

Victoria Express Train Restaurant

Victoria Express Train Restaurant

Day 2: Sapa
Accommodations: Bamboo Sapa Hotel
Site visited: Ham Rong Mountain, Sapa market, Cat Cat village
We arrive in Lao Cai Railway station at around 06:00AM and transfer to Sapa for our breakfast and check in hotel.
After that we will climb up Ham Rong Mountain for a panoramic view of Sapa and its environs. Once we have come back down, we will then walk to Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’mong ethnic minority people.
Once we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet the local minority people on the way and we will have chance to visit the home to share culture with families who live here. In the late afternoon we walk back to the town to join the local market. We stay in Sapa tonight. Trekking distance 5 km

Cat Cat Village - Sapa

Cat Cat Village – Sapa

Day 3: Sapa – Phong Tho (B, L, D)
Accommodations: Lan Anh 2 Hotel
Site visited: Local market, Tram Ton passes…
After breakfast we drive to Phong Tho. This is a remote area and as a result some of the roads will be fairly rough and uneven.
Yet this is to our advantage as there will be fewer visitors to spoil our views of the beautiful and dramatic scenery which we encounter along the way.
Once we reach Phong Tho we will visit a local market. This market is becoming popular with visitors that make the extra effort getting here, as it is one of the most colorful markets in Vietnam.

Phong Tho - Vietnam

Phong Tho – Lai Chau Province

Day 4: Phong Tho – Dien Bien Phu (B)
Accommodations: Muong Thanh hotel
Site visited: landscape, hill tribe villages
Today we get up early in the morning and drive to Dien Bien Phu, around 8 hours away. You will see wonderful view along the road. Arrive in Dien Bien Phu we check in hotel and relax.

Muong Phang Victory Monument

Muong Phang Victory Monument

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Hanoi (B)
Accommodations: Muong Thanh hotel
Site visited: landscape, hill tribe villages
This morning we take a quick visit to some history sites such as: Museum, hills, trench and tunnels…
After lunch, we transfer to the airport and take a short flight to Hanoi.

Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu

Day 6: Hanoi – Departure (B)
This morning (if we leave Hanoi in the afternoon), we will have some hours visiting Hanoi in the morning, such as. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda as well as the Temple of Literature. After lunch we check out and transfer to the airport to take the flight to home.
Today Breakfast included
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance

Hanoi Temple of Literature

Hanoi Temple of Literature

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s included ?

  • English speaking guide/s
  • Transfer and transportation in Hanoi and Sa Pa
  • Soft sleeper train tickets with A/C Hanoi – Sa Pa
  • Meals indicated in itinerary (5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 1 Dinner)
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Water on day trek (01 bottle of water/day)
  • Flight: Dien Bien Phu – Hanoi
  • Domestic departure tax inside Vietnam

Hanoi: Star View Hotel Hanoi
Sapa: Bamboo Sapa Hotel
Phong Tho: Lan Anh Family-run hotel
Dien Bien Phu: Muong Thanh hotel
Train: Ratraco train – 4 soft sleeper berth cabin

The hotel subject to change due to the availabilities. In that case we will choose the equivalent hotels