Upon arrival in Hanoi, meet and transfer to hotel with an orientation tour of the city en route.

Meal: Not include
Hotel: Overnight hotel in Ha Noi.
Depart from Hanoi in a Southwesterly direction to Hoa Binh, enjoying the scenic drive past rural villages, terraces, Muong and Dao communities. Lunch is at noon at the Hoa Binh 2 hotel. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, stopping on the way for photo opportunities. On arrival in Mai Chau, free at leisure to walk around to visit Thai villages. Overnight at Lac village and Dinner with a local family

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight at a home stay in Mai Chau
Leave Mai Chau for Son La with visits to Black H’Mong villages along the way, i.e. Xa Linh. Stop at Moc Chau for a lunch. Continue to Son La. Free to walk around to explore on own. Take dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Son La
Morning city tour around Son La with visits to Son La colonial prison dating back to the French era. Continue to visit Water Cave. Afternoon, visit H’Mong, Dao, Thai villages around Son La. Have dinner at a local restaurant in this hilly region.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Son La
Depart from Son La to Dien Bien Phu with stops on the way, including some occasions to walk and cross hanging bridges and visit ethnic villages. Stop at Tuan Giao for a coffee/tea-break. Picnic lunch is en route. Continue to Dien Bien to visit Army Museum, A1 Hill. Dine at a local restaurant.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Dien Bien Phu
Morning shuttle to the Pa Khoang Lake where the former Vietnamese leaders spend their holidays and go fishing. Leave Dien Bien for Tam Duong, stopping on the way at Muong Lon and Muong Lay to visit Red H’Mong & Thai villages. Lunch at Lai Chau, and then continue to Tam Duong. Check in at hotel before having dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Tam Duong
Depart from Tam Duong to Sapa, stopping to have leisure walks and enjoy the fantastic sceneries of mountains and hills. You may be lucky to meet the Red H’Mong groups. Arrive Sapa about noon in time for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon take a walk around market or to Cat Cat village. Dinner is in a local restaurant or in the village.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Sapa
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the daily life of the ethnic minorities in the village. After breakfast; take a drive to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths of rice terraces and through bamboo forests. Visit silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, visit the people in the village and then cross Muong Hoa River up to the mountain to visit the last village of the trek - Supan village of the H'mong. Enjoy early dinner with a local family. Back to Sapa for the night

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Overnight in Sapa
Breakfast at the hotel then start trekking to Cat Cat waterfall then climb over the pine hill toward Lao Chai village through a bamboo jungle to visit the Tay and Black H'Mong tribes. Passing rice paddies before you get to the village where you have a chance to visit the Catholic Church of the Black H'Mong. Have a picnic lunch (ordered from your hotel) on the way then transfer back to Sapa for fresh up and relaxation.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch,
Hotel: Overnight on train
Upon arrival early morning in Hanoi, transfer to hotel for check-in and breakfast. Relax until around 0830am, and then set off to enjoy a 70km drive to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu, situated on the edge of the Red River Delta in a narrow valley surrounded by lime stone mountains. After visiting the two remaining sanctuaries of the ancient citadel, enjoy the views from a relaxing ride on small sampans on the river as we are rowed through winding rivers cutting through the rice paddies to the grottoes of the sacred Tam Coc Caves. Enormous limestone karsts jut out from the green rice fields, earning this spot the nickname ‘the dry Halong’. Eat a packed lunch before returning to Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch,
Hotel: Overnight in Ha Noi
Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast
Hotel: Not include
Inclusive of:  Non-inclusive of:
Accommodation with breakfast as mentioned

All transfers and transportation by 4WD (day 2-day 9), and a normal vehicle (day 1 and from day 10 – day 11)

Escort English speaking guide

Permit and entrance fees.

Meals as specified (meals only without drinks)

One way train (4 pax/cabin)

Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus

Early check-in and late check out and guesthouse for fresh up as indicated

Vietnam visa

Other meals and drinks

Personal expenses

Camera fee

Travel insurance

Local Map

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 11
Maximum number of people: 40
Location: Vietnam


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