Traveling in the North West region of Vietnam is always a fantastic experience. Along the way you will encounter dramatic landscapes and sweeping panoramas; enjoy the unforgettable hospitality of the hill tribe groups; explore an incredibly beautiful area boasting waterfalls, high passes and terraced valleys. The highlight of the trip is a home stay with the White Thai people, the historic battlefield of Dien Bien Phu and the old, French hill station of Sa...
 

Tour Code : VTA 02
Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Son La – Dien Bien Phu – Phong Tho – Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi.
Tour Duration: 8 Days
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Hill Tribe Discovery
Activity Level: Adventure, Moderate walking & trekking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau Plateau – Son La
Day 3: Son La – Dien Bien Phu
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay
Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Boat trip on Da river
Day 6: Sin Ho – Lai Chau – Sapa
Day 7: Sapa home stay
Day 8: Sapa – Lao Cai – Overnight train to Hanoi

 
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Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)
You will depart from Hanoi for Mai Chau Valley, home of the Thai, Muong and H’mong ethnic minority people. Tonight we will be hosted by the local Thai ethnic people.

Mai Chau valley

Mai Chau valley

Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau Plateau – Son La (B)
We will drive 38km from Mai Chau to Sa Linh for a 2hrs trek through the hamlets of the H’Mong Ethnic people, then we will continue to Moc Chau plateau for lunch. Overnight in Son La.

Moc Chau Plateau

Moc Chau Plateau

Day 3: Son La – Dien Bien Phu (B)
We will visit a former French prison before leaving Son La for Dien Bien Phu. En route we will take a break at the ethnic market of Thuan Chau before climbing over the Pha Din pass. Overnight at Dien Bien Phu basin.

Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu

Day 4: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (B)
Departing go to Muong Lay, we will have opportunity watching the beautiful scenery on the road, find out about some customary practices people here. Continue to visit Muong Lay town is located in the northern province of Lai Chau . Overnight at Hotel Lan Anh 1

Muong Lay - Lai Chau Province

Muong Lay – Lai Chau Province

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Boat trip on Da river ( B)
Today our journey will be going along the Da river, the driver boat will take us around long vertical line, we can feel the features of the river & feeling the atmosphere of very well, beside that we can to look with great scenery, Song Da also offers a wild beauty & picturesque.
In the afternoon, we are continuing journey to go to Sin Ho. Sin Ho district is located in the middle of Lai Chau province, the northern border Yunnan – China, explore the unique place of the people here, over night at Thai Binh hotel.

Sin Ho - Lai Chau Province

Sin Ho – Lai Chau Province

Day 6: Sin Ho – Lai Chau – Sapa (B)
During the day we will be traveling for a total of 7 hours, but the sights and sounds of this region of Vietnamare truly unforgettable. With incredible views and stunning scenery we will journey through one of the most spectacular stretches of road in Vietnam. We will arrive in Sapa during late afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.

Sapa Hill Station

Sapa Hill Station

Day 7: Sapa home stay (B, L, D)
This morning we will go for a trek before our overnight home stay with the Ziay ethnic minority people.

Sapa homestay

Sapa homestay

Day 8 Sapa – Lao Cai – Overnight train to Hanoi (B)
Return to Sa Pa for lunch with a short time for exploring the town before departure for Lao Cai for overnight train to Hanoi.

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?

  • Accommodation in twin sharing basic room.
  • Meal as indicated in itinerary ( 7 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners)
  • Transfer and tour by private A/C car
  • English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)
  • Service charges, room tax
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time