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Tour Code: VNAD-15
Tour Route: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho - Sapa - Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu - Son La - Mai Chau - Hanoi
Tour Duration: 10 days / 09 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, Adventure
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 01: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Day 02: Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 03: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van
Day 04: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho
Day 05: Ban Ho - Sapa
Day 06: Sapa - Lai Chau
Day 07: Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu
Day 08: Dien Bien Phu - Son La
Day 09: Son La - Mai Chau
Dau 10: Mai Chau - Hanoi 

The northwestern part of Vietnam is one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of South East Asia. Vietnam is home to 54 ethnic groups and the northwestern part of the country is an exciting place to see the lives, customes and cultures of some of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities. In this part of the country the minorities still dress in their traditional colourful clothing - especially the women. Each minority group has its own distinct color and style of dress. On the Northwest Jeep tour you will both do a minority trek and stay with some of the tribes in the Sapa area and go on a jeep tour through some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and home to many distinct hill tribes. There will be a lot of time to stop at local markets and visit small minority villages rarely visited by other tourists.
You will be picked up at your hotel 1 hour before train departure (20.15) for transfer to the railway station. Night train (soft sleeper) to Lao Cai. The night trains leave at around 21.15. Overnight on train.
Meals included: None

You arrive at Lao Cai train station early in the morning, from where you will be picked up and have a shared bus transfer to Sapa (35 km - about 1 hour drive). Check-in hotel. In the morning you will have time on your own to enjoy the view of Fansipan (3.143 m) on the other side of the Sapa valley - and to explore the market where some of the different ethnic minority groups come into town to sell their products. In the afternoon you will meet the guide who will give you brief information about the following days in the Sapa area. After this you will visit the Cat Cat village which is home of the Black H’mong people. Stay overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast you leave the hotel and trek to Lao Chai village to visit Black H’mong people. Then you continue to Ta Van village to visit Zay people. Dinner and stay overnight in a homestay in Ta Van village. Trekking distance: 15 km.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast in Ta Van village. Trekking to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where you also see a waterfall. Arrive Ban Ho in the afternoon to visit the Tay people. If you get to Ban Ho in the early afternoon you will have time to go on your own to swim in a nearby river. Dinner and stay overnight in Ban Ho. Trekking distance: 15 km.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, trek to Su Pan Hill. Then you will be picked up and transfer back to Sapa town. Check in hotel. In the afternoon: Free exploration Sa pa town, Sapa market with all different ethnic groups and their homemade products. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 06: SAPA - LAI CHAU ( 178km)
This morning the Jeep will take you on a 5 - 6 hour drive to Lai Chau. On the first part you will pass the beautiful Silver Waterfall Thac Bac and Tram Ton Pass (1900 m) with views of the Fansipan Mountain Range. Later you pass - and have the chance to visit - Lao, Lu, Thai , Mangand Black Dao villages. On the way you will see deep river gorges, tall mountains and green rice fields. In the afternoon you arrive to Lai Chau, one of the hottest places in Vietnam during the summer months.. Stay overnight in a hotel in Lai Chau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

A 03 - 04 hours drive to Dien Bien Phu along a road with spectacular views and steep heavily forested hills. Visit some of the minority villages (Kho Mu, Thai and H’mong) en route. At noon we arrive at Dien Bien Phu in the flat Muong Thanh Valley. Dien Bien Phu was the site of the last calamitous battle between the forces of Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh army and the French in 1954. In the afternoon you will visit the Museum in Dien Bien Phu, which gives you a better understanding of the history. Stay overnight in a hotel in town.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 08: DIEN BIEN PHU - SON LA (180km)
Leave Dien Bien Phu and drive 6 0 7 hours to Son La. The scenery is awesome with high mountains, limestone rocks, gorges, rice fields and small villages. On the way you have the possibility to visit the Thai people. Stay overnight in a hotel in Son La.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 09: SON LA - MAI CHAU (180km)
Leave the hotel at 08:00 in the morning. Short trek on the way and visit Thai village. Arrive Lat village in Mai chau at 15:00. Homestay in Lat village of Thai people.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 10: MAI CHAU - HANOI (165km)
Leave Mai Chau for Hanoi at 08:00. On the way visit Hoa Binh Hydro-Electric Power. Arrive in Hanoi at around 12:30. Transfer to your hotel in Hanoi or drive straightly to the airport for your onwards flight. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
Trekking shoes or boots; Rain-wear; Warm fleece jacket in the winter; Cap or hat, sunglasses and sun lotion; Torch; Medicine for personal use; Earplugs. On the trekking part of the trip, you have to carry your personal belongings yourself.
  • Home stay and hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai with soft berth 4 person per cabin
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals list in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to and from Hanoi and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • Single room supplement
  • All optional programs

Tour cost is upon your request !

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