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Hanoi – Mai Chau - Moc Chau – Son La – Dien Bien – Lai Chau – Sapa - Bac Ha - Hanoi

DAY 1

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau

7:00AM we leave Hanoi for a couple of hours drive to Hoa Binh town on 6-highway, the road run after Da river and visit Giang Mo village of Muong minority. Afterward we drive to Salinh & Pa Co village of Green Hmong, one of the very special village in the North of Vietnam. Have lunch in a local house of Green Hmong people. After lunch we drive straight to Moc Chau plateau where is famous with tea field, plum gardens and grass field for cow farms. Check in A Chu Homestay. (L, D) Read more

Moc Chau, 1 night
DAY 2

Moc Chau - Son La–Dien Bien

8:00AM after continental breakfast, we drive two hours to visit Son La Prison, the remains of a former French prison. Continuing the driving on Road No.6 we head to Dien Bien Phu stop for lunch at Tuan Giao town after challenging Pha Din pass, one of the four greatest passes in Northwest of Vietnam. Before arrival in Dien Bien Phu, visit the General Vo Nguyen Giap Bunker which was used in the war against the French. Overnight at hotel in Dien Bien (B, L, D) Read more

Dien Bien, 1 night
DAY 3

Dien Bien – Lai Chau (194km)

8:00AM after breakfast we start a city tour to explore the batter field where was considered as the most famous victory in human history so that expressing far - resounding on earth. We will visit Dien Bien Phu cemetery, Hill Alian 2 (A1), and Dien Bien Phu museum and General De Castries bunker where the battery finished. Have lunch in Dien Bien Phu city. Continue our journey to Lai Chau in the afternoon. Passing the stunning gorges and the Nam Na River. There will be stops to visit some H’mong and ZDao villages o¬n the way. Arriving Lai Chau and have a ralaxing time to walk around. Have dinner and stay overnight in Lai Chau. Overnight at Hotel in Lai Chau. (B, L, D) Read more

DAY 4

Lai Chau – Sapa (67km)

8:00AM we start the beautiful driving route to Sapa, on the way we drive 25km to Hon village to visit a village of Lu minority, one of the minority have their own typical traditional cultures and dressing patterns. Continuing the road 4D we have a stop to visit Tam Duong market on the way, enjoy scenic landscape of O Quy Ho pass, the second greatest pass in Northwest of Vietnam. We arrive at the beautiful hill station of Sapa, stop for photo at Heaven Gate view, stop for photo at Silver waterfall (no climbing up mountain), then heading to Sapa for a late lunch. Relaxing or roam around Sapa on your own leisure. Overnight in Sapa. (B, L, D) Read more

DAY 5

Sapa (25km driving)

This half day trek along buffalo paths and trails (better & clean road nowaday) and through several hill tribe villages will give you lots of opportunities for picturing the stunning scenery of Sapa and witnessing the life of minorities’ life & cultures. Affter breakfast, we check out and driving 7km with all lugguage in car to Muong Hoa valley. We start trekking down the valley along trails and across rice paddies to visit Black HMong village of Laochai and Dzay village of Tavan. Get picked up by car back to Sa Pa for lunch. After lunch we take the cable car to the highest point of Indochina, the peak of The Fansipan for the most beautiful magnificent view in Vietnam. Overnight in Sapa. (B, L) Trekking section: 8km Read more

DAY 6

Sapa - Bac Ha (160km)

Start early in the morning for your drive from Sapa to Bac Ha market (3 hours). Check in hotel. We will have 2 hours to discover the market with ethnic minorities. If you come to Bac Ha on Sunday, you will have opportunity to visit the most colorful Sunday market in Vietnam. Have lunch at a local restaurant In the afternoon, we can have a visit to the Hmong King Palace or take a short walk to Ban Pho of the Hmong people. Overnight in Bac Ha. (B,L,D) Trekking section: 5km Read more

Lao Cai, 1 night
DAY 7

Bac Ha - Hanoi: (~300km)

After having breakfast in the hotel we drive 5 hour straight to Hanoi on Hanoi - Lao Cai Highway Express which was built in 2015. Arriving Hanoi around 12:00. Overnight in Hanoi Capital. Tour End. (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Son La
Hotel A Chu Homestay
Day 2
Location Dien Bien
Hotel Muong Thanh hotel or Himlam resort 4*
Day 3
Location Lai Chau
Hotel Muong Thanh Lai Chau Hotel 4*
Day 4
Location Lao Cai
Hotel Chau Long hotel 4*
Day 5
Location Lao Cai
Hotel Chau Long hotel 4*
Day 6
Location Lao Cai
Hotel Sao Mai hotel 3*

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Air-conditioned private vehicle ( 1- 2pax used 7 seats car, 3 - 8pax us 16 seats bus)
  • English speaking guide (surcharge $5/day for French speaking guide)
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • All accommodation
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Reasonable supply of drinking water in car and treking route

Package excludes

  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

REVIEWS

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Kristine, United States

We did a group tour through Saigon with Mr. Typhoon. He was very funny and informative. The tour showed up promptly to pick us up, and, we saw the main sights and attractions in HCMC. Mr. Typhoon was engaging, and, wanted to be sure that everyone was educated and had a good time. The pace of the activities was well timed out. The tour itself is exactly what it advertises to be, but, it's less immersive than some of the other tours offered (for example, a walking food tour or a cooking class). I would recommend it to get a feel for the city, and the tour company did an excellent job. Read more

Tammie, United States

Convenient booking, responsive staff, but very crowded group tours My friend and I used this tour group for 2 tours in Hanoi- Halong Bay and a city tour within Hanoi. Booking was convenient in that the staff were very responsive by email, though they do ask that you pay in person in advance of the trip, so we had to make our way to their office to pay them the day before our tour; otherwise you can pay online but you'd be charged a transaction fee of 3.5%. We paid extra to have them pick us up at our hotel which was far from the Old Quarter. However, on the way back from one of our tours, because of logistical issues, they couldn't drop us off directly at our hotel, even though this was the original agreement and we had paid extra for this. Instead they put us in a taxi to take us back to the hotel, which would have been fine except that they didn't use one of the more reputable taxi companies in Hanoi and instead we got a very sketchy taxi driver, which was what we were trying to avoid in the first place by paying the tour group extra to pick us up and drop us off directly at our hotel. Our tour guides spoke English well and seemed very nice. They definitely crammed A LOT of people into the group tours, though. For the Hanoi city tour, we had 14 people in what appeared to be a 12 seat van, and I think the tour guide was sitting on the floor of the van during the whole trip. So, expect to be in a big group if you choose to do group tours, though the group tours are considerably cheaper than the private tours, which is why we chose them. We did shop around a few tour groups prior to booking with this one, and it did seem that this company had competitive rates and their office location and staff seemed to be the most professional of the ones we considered. Read more

Ryan, United States

We booked a private tour (just the 2 of us) of the Cu Chi Tunnels through our hotel and Fabio was our guide. He was fantastic! Great English and very knowledgeable. He took us away from the crowds. We were so impressed with him that we booked a further 2 tours and specifically requested him as our guide. Nothing was too much trouble. We were able to use the time as we needed. He found us somewhere to get our laundry done, found us a bakery and delivered us to the train station after our full day Mekong Delta tour. Do yourself a favor and get Fabio!! Read more

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