North West Adventures

North West Adventures

Trip code: VCAT05

Duration: 7Days/6Nights

Journey: HaNoi – Mai Chau - Hoa Binh – Son La – Dien Bien – Phong Tho - Lai Chau – Sa Pa – HaNoi (or reverse)

Schedule Details

Departs: Hanoi & Surround

Departure Point: Hanoi city

Departure Time: 8h00 - 8h30 AM

Return Details: Hanoi

Hotel Pickup: Yes

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi - Mai Chau (160 km) ( B )

Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau - Son La (160 km) ( B )

Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (170 km) ( B )

Day 4: Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau - Tam Duong (200 km) ( B )

Day 5: Tam Duong – Sapa ( B ) (90km)

Day 6: Sapa, trek and homestay (B,L,D)

Day 7: More trek and jeep back to Sapa, night train to Hanoi( B )

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Ha Noi - Mai Chau (160 km) ( B )

We start from your hotel and hit the road through some traffic of Hanoi. As soon we get out of town (10 km), we can view the country life of Vietnam. We head toward Hoa Binh province and pass through a region of spectacular limestone mountains, passes, valleys and wind our way down hills to Mai Chau valley of the Thai people. We will spend the afternoon to walk around the village, learn more about the Thai and experience their hospitality from our stay in their house on stilts. Have dinner and enjoy the traditional dances and try the rice wine drunk with a rod. Sleep in their house.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Moc Chau - Son La (160 km) ( B )

Today, we will drive about the same distance as we made to Mai Chau, the road to Son La is lined with fruit orchards, tea plantations, towering mountains. It's chance to meet and talk to the black Thai, white Thai, H’mong and Muong hill tribe people on their way to work or local markets. In the afternoon, we visit the Prison Museum in Son La which remains as a poignant reminder of the inequities of the former French colonial rule. Dinner and sleep in the Cong Doan Hotel.

Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (170 km) ( B )

The further we drive, the more impressive the mountain scenery will be. We will visit villages meet more tribal people here along our journey to Dien Bien Phu city. Stop for lunch in Tuan Giao. Continue going to Dien Bien and enjoy the wonderful scenery in Pha Din pass. In the afternoon, visit Dien Bien Phu - the last base of the French power in Indochina. We will also visit monuments and museum, and preserved bunkers tell the story of the final and victorious liberating battle of 1954. Have dinner and it's time to explore nightlife in this remote mountain city. Overnight in Muong Thanh Hotel.

Day 4: Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau - Tam Duong (200 km) ( B )

With about 6 – 7 hours today, our drive is sometimes steep and often rugged, the road through the Lai Chau valley is both breathtaking and dramatic, hugging rice terraced mountainsides and fording turbulent rivers, our road travel today are visually spectacular. On this day, you'll have a chance to see the most beautiful hill tribes in Northern Vietnam such as H'Mong, Black Thai, Black Dzao, Pazi. Dinner and overnight in town of Tam Duong.

Day 5: Tam Duong – Sapa ( B ) (90km)

A small walk around this peaceful town and the market before hitting the road up hills as we wind through Tram Ton pass- the highest mountain pass in Viet Nam. As rewarded, we will have the magnificent views of the great mountains, passes and valleys and experience a dramatic change of climate as we mount approaching Sapa – an old French hill station, a busy market town for the regional minority groups, the town is encircled with towering peaks, often shrouded in cloud, and the air is cool and crisp. Check in a hotel and it's free to explore this famous town of Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa, trek and homestay (B,L,D)

 (5-6 hours)Ride along the rugged but spectacular road down hills from Sapa, we are dropped at the village of the Zay people. From here, we will be trekking and hiking along the paddy fields. Moreover, you will be introduced to a different way of life as we enjoy the genuine hospitality of these hill tribe people. We end our trek today at a Tay village called Ban Ho where we will stay with. It's a truly satisfying day filled with insight and the unspoilt beauty of nature.

Day 7: More trek and jeep back to Sapa, night train to Hanoi( B )

Goodbye with the family and take a short trek this morning before the jeep brings us back into town of Sapa. Your full afternoon is free in town for relaxing and shopping. Our driver will then say goodbye to you after bringing you to the train station of Lao Cai, we depart at 8.50 p.m on a AC soft sleeper class to Hanoi. A sound and safe train journey will be arriving to Hanoi at 5.00 a.m. Tour ends here.

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Tour and Pricing Options

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Price Per Person (in U.S Dollar)

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Minimum 02 Person

Single
Supplement

Rates are Valid Until April 30th, 2013

Standard Option (2*)

669.00

+ 109.00

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Deluxe Option (3*)

886.00

+ 139.00

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Note: Rates are valid until April 30th, 2013 by Vietnam Culture Travel Group. All rates are quoted per person in U.S Dollars. Rates are net and inclusive of service charges and 10% VAT. 

* The prices above are based on the hotels on the Vietnam Culture Travel.com 'Accommodation' page. If you would prefer a different hotel, or hotels, choose your preference on the relevant 'Hotels' page, tell us, and we'll send you a modified price within 24 hrs at the latest.

* At the time of quotation, Vietnam Culture Travel reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

* Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available as listed above.

THE SPECIFIC HOTELS WILL BE USED IN THIS PACKAGE TOUR:

 

Standard
Option (2*)

Deluxe
Option (3*)

Luxury
Option (4*)

Premium
Option (5* & +)

Sa Pa
Hotels

Green BamBoo, Mountain View or Similar

BamBoo Sapa, Royal View or Similar

Chau Long Hotel or Topas Ecologe

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa or Similar

Phong Tho Hotels

Phuong Thanh Hotel or Similar

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Lai Chau Hotels

Lan Anh Hotel or Similar

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Dien Bien Phu Hotels

Muong Thanh Hotel or Similar

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Son La
Hotels

Cong Doan Hotels or Similar

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Tour Price Includes:

* Full transport by AC Landcruiser.
* Accomdation 5 nights at minihotels & homestay: twin –sharing
* Breakfast at hotel
* Full entrance fees
* English/French speaking guide

Tour Price Excludes:

*  Meals and drinks, except others as mentioned in the detail program. Visa, international flights with airport taxes. Personal insurance and personal expenses.

Note: The price is subject to change according to each period of time. Please contact our travel consultants expert for the best price

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Additional information

WHAT TO BRING:

* Sun Gears, Camera + Film, Sandal, Rain gear, Flash Light, Insect Repellent...

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