During this cultural expedition, you will enjoy the best of Northern Viet Nam in the areas of Mai Chau, Lai Chau and Sa Pa. The mountainous North West provides the perfect terrain for trekking routes. The Thai minority, a warm and friendly ethnic group, will welcome you into their homes and share their stilt house lifestyle. The roads wind precariously across the mountain ranges, capturing the intensely varied lifestyles of Vietnamese people. The final two days of your journey will be spent trekking to stay in minority villages around Sa Pa.
- Day 1: Drive to Son la via Son tay with lots sightseeing en route (L,D)
- Day 2: Son La – Lai Chau (B,L,D)
- Day 3: Lai Chau - Sapa (B,L,D)
- Day 4: Sapa - Bac Ha (B,L,D)
- Day 5: Trekking passing lots of rice field (B,L,D)
- Day 6: Visit The Palace of The King of the Black H’mong (B,L,D)
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Day 1: Drive to Son la via Son tay with lots sightseeing en route (L,D)
Drive to Son la via Son tay with lots sightseeing en route.
Hotel in Son La
Day 2: Son La – Lai Chau (B,L,D)
Drive to Tuan Giao via Lai Chau with sightseeing & visit a lots of beautiful scenes of rice fields and waterfalls, markets, village of difference hill tribes en-route. O/N in guesthouse
Hotel in Lai Chau
Day 3: Lai Chau - Sapa (B,L,D)
Free at your leisure in the next morning. Jeep ride from Tam Duong to Sapa, on this day you’ll have a chance to see the most beautiful scenes and lots of difference hill tribes in Northern such as H’Mong, Black Thai, Black Dzao, Pazi. Free at leisure. O/N in hotel at Sapa town.
Day 4: Sapa - Bac Ha (B,L,D)
Free at your leisure in the next morning. After breakfast, 2hrs trek 7km to visit Cat Cat village, home to Black H’mong hill tribe. After Lunch, Jeep ride 120km to Bac Ha. Stop en route to visit Coc Ly village, Home to H’mong & Nung minority en route. Boating along Chay river with stop to visit to waterfall, cave. Jeep picks up then continue drive to Bac Ha town. O/N in hotel at Bac ha.
Hotel in Bac Ha
Day 5: Trekking passing lots of rice field (B,L,D)
Free at your leisure in the next morning. 10km trekking passing lots of rice field with some stop to visit schools where you’ll meet hill tribe children. Chance to enjoy the nature of the highland. Picnic lunch then continue trekking 5km more. The trekking ends at a remote hamlet, home to Nung Hill tribe, where you can witness how is the primitive life…. Meeting & Talking with them to learn more about their custom and traditional habit. Homestay on stilt house
Day 6: Visit The Palace of The King of the Black H’mong (B,L,D)
Free at your leisure in the next morning. Wandering around the village to see farmer working that you haven’t ever seen. Continue trekking back to Bac Ha town and to visit The Palace of The King of the Black H’mong, that was built by French. Drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the evening.
Sleep on Train
|Number in Group||Validity from 1st May to 30th September 2014|
|Price per person in US$||1,444||858||722||585||507||110|
|Number in Group||Validity from 1st October 2014 to 30th April 2015|
|Price per person in US$||1,455||870||740||600||520||120|
|Hotels||Mid-range (3*)||Superior (3*+)||Deluxe (4*)|
|Sapa Lodge Hotel, Bamboo hotel or similar||Chau Long hotel in New Wing room||Victoria sapa resort & Spa|
What's Included in this trip
- Pick up & drop off at hotels at the tour places
- Accommodation based on twin sharing at places as indicated in program
- Food as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
- All transfers and transportation
- All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Professional English speaking tour guide at places
- Purified water & wet towel
- Private car (Land Cruiser),
What's Not included in this trip
- Visa application fee to Vietnam
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks
- Late check out & early check in for accommodation at the places
- Airport tax and departure tax
- All other service not made on the written form
- Tips and gratuities
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