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Sapa & Northern Vietnam 8 Days
Northern Vietnam is truly a sight to behold with charming ethnic communities, mountainous landscapes and rough terrain. Blooming valleys in Mai Chau, captivating locals in Hanoi, the rich history and amazing mountains of the town of Dien Bien Phu and the picturesque villages in Sapa await you. There is always time to converse with the always friendly locals or hike through the breathtaking mountains. This type of trip is perfect for travelers returning to Vietnam or for those who are more interested in getting to know the culture of the local communities.
399 USD / per person
Name: 8 Days - Sapa & Northern Vietnam 8 Days
Duration 8 days and 7 nights
Price From 699 USD
Tour Starts From Hanoi city, Vietnam
Tour Finishes Hanoi City, Vietnam
Places To Visit Hanoi - Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau - Sapa - Hanoi
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi
Greetings from Hanoi: Vietnam’s thriving old colonial capital! Your designated driver and guide will pick you up at Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Check in at an award-winning French colonial design hotel at the heart of the bustling city, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hotel. After checking-in, explore the city and the beautiful Old Quarter filled with French-colonial structures via cyclo. Enjoy a delectable dinner in one of the best restaurants in Hanoi.
Today, We go to the northern – off the beaten track of Vietnam. Our guide & driver will meet you at your hotel and take you along the way to Mai Chau: a small town nestled in the midst of a lush valley and surrounded by emerald green rice fields & enjoy the scenic landscape of the town, sown with pagodas and rural villages. Stop along the way to visit the Muong tribe and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley. Have lunch in Mai Chau then spend the afternoon trekking off the typical tourist track, along the Song Ma River. Trek through terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the White Thai people, living in the region. Stop at a Thai village for the night, having dinner with a local family and enjoying a homestay in their long house.
Day 3: Mai Chau – Son La
Have breakfast at the homestay before embark on a beautiful drive north to Son La. This good stretch of road is filled with stunning sceneries; you will make frequent photo stops and visit to the minority villages of the H’mong and Black Thai. Lunch is served at a local restaurant en route. The highlight on your drive today will be a visit of a tea plantation in Moc Chau plateau. Here, you will find the best Vietnam teagrowing region, along the roads and on the hillsides. You will reach Son La in the afternoon. Distance: 187 km or 116 miles.
Day 4: Son La – Dien Bien
Today you will travel on more winding & stunning roads, longer passes and see more colorful minority groups. Just as in the previous day, you may want to stop more often for pictures and visits the villagers to learn more about their rich cultures.
Day 5: Dien Bien – Lai Chau
After breakfast, you will have some free time before we begin another spectacular drive, passing the stunning gorges and the Nam Na River. There will be stops to visit the H’mong and ZDao villages on the way. Arrive in Lai Chau in early afternoon, have lunch & free rest of the afternoon in Lai Chau town to ralax. Dinner and stay overnight in Lai Chau.
Day 6: Lai Chau - Sapa
The drive today is the highlight of this trip. The road is a bit bumpy at times but it compensates by the magnificent scenery of the surrounding fertile valley, pristine rivers and high mountains - the photographer’s dream. The 25 miles drive to Sapa goes up the Chin Co pass and Tram Son pass, the highest pass in Vietnam with the view to Fansipan Peak – The roof of “Indochine”. En-route is the beautiful areas of Heaven’s Gate and Silver Waterfall.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will start the great trekking day downhill to the Muong Hoa valley. To begin the most beautiful trekking route in Vietnam. You will trek on dirt path away from tourist tracks, through pine forest, terraces and Hmong villages. You will visit a school in the village and have a picnic lunch by the river. In the afternoon, you will hike through the village of Zay and end of the hike today, Driver will pick up at Ta Van Bridge for the drive back to Sapa.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will depart from Sapa for the long and beautiful drive to Hanoi. You will have many stop breaks on the way to make the trip more interesting. You will see how the views quickly changed from mountains into the flat plains of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.