With our northwestern Vietnam adventure Tour, you’ll explore peaceful and beauty Mai Chau valley  and a neighbor Moc Chau, is the widest and dreamiest plateau of the Northern mountainous region and head to Son La, Dien Bien Phu with vast green plateau, touching clouds on grandiose mountains and memorable historical site. The last attraction is Sapa knowns as tourism centre of the northwest, you’ll love this place so much.

 

 

Description

Duration : 8 Days 7 Nights

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi for the start of your trip. The guide will give a briefing and explanation about pick-up time for the next day.

Overnight in Hanoi

Distances & journey time:

Noi Bai International Airport – Hanoi Central: 30KM => 45 mins

Depart for Moc Chau. The road departing Hanoi through the Red River Delta region is fairly flat however this soon gives away to limestone Karst Mountains.

On the midway, bus will stop in stopover for short break and take sightseeing in 15 minutes at Thung Khe Mai Chau – Hoa Binh. After that, continue to enjoy the beautiful scenery of North-West area on the way.  Stop on Mai Chau, visit Poom Com village (walk or ride a bike) before having lunch at local house

After that, transfer to Moc Chau, check  in hotel before visiting a village of the H’Mong Ethnic people or The Heart Tea Hill (in Wulong Tea Plantation) to know more about their lifestyle. Besides, you will enjoy the glamour of the beautiful rolling hills of wild flowers, gardens of plump-trees, peach-trees etc.

  • White Mustard Flower Season: from the end of October to the beginning of November
  • Plum Flower Season: in February,
  • Ban Flower Season: from March to April
  • Peach Flower Season: at the middle of the winter
  • Tree Marigold Flower: in December,
  • Other months: enjoy the cool weather and vegetable gardens

Visit Moc Shan Tuyet where produce the best quality of Shan Tuyet Tea by the traditional method in Moc Chau.

Overnight in Moc Chau

Distances & journey time:

Hanoi – Mai Chau: 149 KM => 3.5 – 4 hours

Mai Chau – Moc Chau:  90 KM => 2 – 2.15 hours

Continue your journey from Moc Chau to Dien Bien Phu. On the way, visit Son La Former Prison & Museum,  regarded as one of the most famous places, with a no less notorious name “Hell on Earth” to describe the frightened brutality of French colonialists to Vietnamese prisoners here.

Then departure to Dien Bien Phu, which was the city where the Vietnamese decisively defeated the French in a single battle and ended their colonial control of Indochina

Overnight in Dien Bien Phu

Distance and journey time:

Moc Chau – Nha tu Son la: 117 km => 2.50 -3.15 hours

Nha tu Son La – Dien Bien Phu: 150km =>3.30- 4.00 hours

In the morning, visit the Dien Bien Phu Museum which contains artefacts and exhibits related to the battle. Then head off to Hill A1, where the defenders fought the never ending French forces. Today, there are realistic re-creations of the bunkers and the bomb crater is still visible. Continue the trip to the Bunker of De Castries where the headquarters of this French commander was recreated.

Depart to Muong Lay. Boasting some of the remotest community’s in Vietnam and skirting neighbouring Lao’s Xa Ly Province, Muong Lay is a stunning area and home to some of the most colorful hill tribes.

Overnight in Muong Lay

Distances and journey time:

Dien Bien Phu –  Muong Lay: 100 km => 2.5 – 3 hrs

Drive through spectacular scenery to Sa Pa. Arrival in Sa Pa in the late afternoon for overnight.

Overnight in Sapa

Distances and journey time:

Muong Lay– Topas Sapa: 191 km => 5 hrs

Take a soft trekking excursion to the handicraft village of Ta Phin which is inhabited by the Red Dzao people. This ethnic tribe is known for their distinctive red headscarves and handicraft skills. Continue the tour and visit the Ham Rong Mountain and the San May (Cloud Yard).

Overnight in Sapa

In the morning, the clients will visit one of the below local market

  • Mondays: Ban Phiet Market
  • Tuesdays: Coc Ly Market
  • Wednesdays: Cao Son Market
  • Thursdays: Lung Khau Nhin Market
  • Fridays: Chau Market
  • Saturdays: Can Cau Market
  • Sunday:  Bac Ha Market

In the afternoon transfer back to Hanoi by bus,

Overnight in Hanoi

Distances & journey time:

Sapa – Hanoi: 380 km => 5.5- 6hours

Free and easy until transferring to the airport

End of service!

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary, sharing half TWN/DBL room.
  • With 1 pax, our quotation is based on single room at hotel/homestay.
  • All transport and transfers.
  • Sightseeing with local experience English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees, with instruction where necessary.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Mineral water with 2 bottle of 500ml/ tour day/ pax.
  • All international airport tax.
  • International flights & domestic flights.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional tours.
  • Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate.
  • Drink & Beverage in meals.
  • TIPPING for local guide and van driver.
  • Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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