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Days 7
Private Tour
all year around
Classic & Culture Tour
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7
Private Tour
all year around
Classic & Culture Tour
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DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU
Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 AM, we drive to Hoa Binh province. Out of the bustling streets of Hanoi and make your way through villages, rice paddies with stops on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at a village of White Thai people in Mai Chau Valley around noon. Have lunch with local food at the village. In the afternoon, together with your guide, take a gentle hike to explore the surroundings with villages of stilt house, fruit and vegetable gardens and rice fields. This is a great chance for you to learn the daily life of the locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Back to the family for dinner and enjoy the traditional music and dance. (The show is optional and available on your request), performed by the local boys and girls in the traditional dress. Overnight on stilt house.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: MAI CHAU – SON LA
After breakfast at the village, the morning drive takes us up the mountains and head for Son La province. Have a stop at Xa Linh for a short walk to visit Pacon village and Xa Linh colorful market (market only on Sunday) where the H’mong people live. You will have a great view through the windows of the car with plenty of green tea plantations at the side hills at Moc Chau, you can have a short break at a local shop for a green tea and milk cakes as these are the specialties of the area. Lunch at Yen Chau town. In the afternoon, you can have another stop for visiting the Black Thai people who live in some hamlets with turtle-shell roof house-on-stilts. Arrive at Son La city, visit Son La Former Prison built by the French and Museum of ethnology preserves revolutionary remains and exhibits precious objects, introducing the historical and cultural traditions of the 12 ethnic groups living in Son La. Check in a hotel and overnight at Son La.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: SON LA – DIEN BIEN PHU
The road trip goes on after your breakfast; today drive is also very stunning with high passes cutting through steep mountains. Along the way, you can witness homes of many hill tribes authentic in lifestyle and colorful in costumes. A daily market at Thuan Chau town, where the Black Thai-the majority in the area attend, is also worth a visit. After passing Pha Din Pass, you will have lunch at Tuan Giao - With the height of more than 1,000 metres, the mountain pass has ups and downs and sinuous sections; one side is a high cliff, and the other is a deep valley. Passing this mountain pass is a very interesting journey to a grandiose mountainous area for tourists who like adventures. In the afternoon, the drive continues along a small river where you can learn how the Black Thai people use the traditional water wheel to transfer water into their rice fields. Arrive in Dien Bien Phu City. Check in your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: DIEN BIEN PHU – LAI CHAU
After breakfast, you will visit the last bastion of French power in Indochina. Monuments, museum and preserved bunkers tell the story of the final and victorious liberating battle of 1954. Then drive to Lai Chau (Former Tam Duong). En route, you meet numerous hill tribes minorities of Red H'mong, Dao, Mang,.. and watching the picturesque terrace fields drifting away beside the car windows in Sin Ho township. The way up to Sin Ho is beautiful. Besides Sapa, it is one of the highest towns in Vietnam, very cold in winter. Lunch is served at a local restaurant in Sin Ho. Arrive at Lai Chau town (former Phong Tho). Overnight at Lai Chau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: LAI CHAU - SAPA
This morning drive offer us a spectacular landscape when we are climbing one of the highest passes in Vietnam, Tram Ton Pass with the top reaches to 1800 meters above the sea level, it is at the side of Hoang Lien Son National Park where the roof of Vietnam located. There is time for photo opportunities on the way and a visit to the Silver Waterfall before arrive at Sapa Town. Lunch in Sapa. Check in your hotel. In the afternoon, climb to the summit of Ham Rong Mt. to admire the panorama view over the township of Sapa and Muong Hoa valley. Free time for the evening and dinner at your own account. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6: SAPA HIKE
A full day hike to explore this stunning corner of the Northwestern region; the hike will start from your hotel at 8:30, the hike through Muong Hoa valley includes Cat Cat Village, Tien Sa Waterfall, Lao Chai Village, Ta Van village. This definitely offer us a great day with scenery of rice terraces and hill tribes’ villages of the Black H’mong, the Red Yao and the Day people. Tonight, you will experience another night at a local home-stay in a village of Dzay people.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: SAPA - HANOI
After breakfast at the home-stay, we will have 400 km ahead to go so you are advised to start driving at 7:30 o’clock. The journey is almost downhill to Hanoi. Lunch is at a local restaurant in the midway. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon for finishing the loop.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays)

  • 04 nights at hotels (twin/ double/ triple share)
  • 02 nights at home-stays (Basic beddings)

Transport (Bus/ car)

  • Private vehicle with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 06 Breakfasts, 07 Lunches, 05 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flight tickets
  • Hotel in Hanoi (On request)
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
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