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Vietnam Northwest adventure

Vietnam Northwest adventure

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The North of Vietnam is famous for its magnificent mountainous sceneries and colorful hill tribes. Witness the breathtaking views, friendly innocent locals, and an interesting cultural customs. The unforgettable impressions make the longer travel distance worth every moment. A rugged and scenic adventure awaits the active traveler.

HANOI – MAI CHAU – NGHIA LO – TU LE – MU CANG CHAI – SAPA – FANSIPAN MOUNTAIN – BAC HA MARKET – HANOI

5 days 4 nights

Travel styles: Active, Short tours

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Tour Plan

1
Day 1/ Hanoi – Mai Chau (L,D)
Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau, a beautiful valley inhabited by Thai people. After lunch, take a hike around the villages to see houses-on-stilts, pretty handmade textile products, and vast paddy fields of the local residents. Dinner and overnight in Mai Chau. Mai Chau Lodge or similar
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Day 2/ Mai Chau – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai (B,L)
Morning, travel to Moc Chau highlands by passing the National Road 6. Make stops at the ethnic villages of the H’mong and Thai people. Continue our journey to Tu Le via snake-like roads. Arrive at Mu Cang Chai and check-in homestay. Travel distance: 270 kms; Driving hours: 7-8 hours Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge or similar
3
Day 3/ Mu Cang Chai – Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin (B)
Today we drive to Sapa. Enjoy magnificent a landscape of tea plantations and mountainous sceneries on route. Arrival in Sapa and have lunch. After lunch, go trekking in the valleys of Ma Tra and Ta Phin villages, visit a family of Dao people to learn about their traditional culture. Overnight in Sapa. Travel distance: 140 kms; Walking level: Easy / 2-3 hours trekking Horizon Hotel or similar
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Day 4/ Sapa – Fanxipan mountain – Bac Ha (B,L)
Transfer to Cable Car Station and ride cable car to enjoy the spectacular scenery. At an altitute of 2800 meters, you will have a good time to see the view and take photos. Then we visit a pagoda of spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps where you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. Then come back to Cable Car Station and head to Bac Ha for overnight. Huy Trung home-stay or similar
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Day 5/ Bac Ha Sunday Market – Lao Cai – Ha Noi (B)
Program could be changed in accordance with weekly market Morning, visit Bac Ha Sunday Market, the largest weekly market in this area. Every Sunday, colorful ethnic minorities of Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung, come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. Continue driving downhill to Lao Cai and visit Trung Do village of Tay people. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. Take the road back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi very late afternoon. End of the trip.
  Tour cost included:
  • Private transportation as in program
  • Accommodation on Double/Twin room with breakfast
  • Meals as indicated in program (excluded drinks)
  • All sight-seeing and boat fees as in program
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Complimentary 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day tour
  Tour cost excluded:
  • Drinks - private expenses
  • Travel insurance of all types
  • Tips
  • All airfares and visa
  • Surcharge fee on the public holidays
  • Compulsory dinner on Dec 24th and Dec 31st
  • All types of bank fees for payment
  • Other services not mentioned
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