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North - West Adventure Tour in 9 days

Despite the rough roads the Northern Loop, trip has become a bit of a classic. This is on account of the overwhelming scenery and the popular hill towns like Mai Chau, Dien Bien Phu and Sapa
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
  • Destinations: Hanoi Capital, Mai Chau, Moc Chau, Tuan Giao, Son La, Dien Bien Phu city, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, Ban Ho
  • Travel style: Adventure Tours
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Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi Capital with lady in long dress and fresh flowers

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau (Overnight at White Thai family and traditional music and dancing)

Day 3: Mai Chau - Moc Chau - Son La (watch the beautiful scenery of Moc Chau highland)

Day 4: Son La - Tuan Giao - Dien Bien Phu city (enjoy dinner in Old Battle field)

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay (overnight in hotel among jungles)

Day 6: Muong Lay - Lai Chau - Sapa (changing feeling and weather as well)

Day 7: Sapa - Ban Ho (trekking to discover the Dzao, Dzay, H'Mong ethnic groups)

Day 8: Ban Ho - Sapa - Ha Noi

Day 9: Ha Noi - Airport transfer

Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi -Vietnam

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi

Cycling in Hanoi

Go Asia Travel: Warmly welcome at Noi Bai airport by our guide we then transfer you to hotel. For this day depending on your flight we will arrange a suitable city tour for you to get some first impressions of Hanoi - the capital. It can be the water puppet show, cyclo tour to the old trading quarter. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau Village(B, L, D)

Trekking at Mai Chau

In our Jeep, we start from your hotel and hit the road through the infamous traffic of Hanoi. Heading towards Hoa Binh Province, we pass through passes and valleys then wind our way downhill to Mai Chau valley. We will spend the afternoon to walk around the two connecting villages, learn more about the ethnic Thai people and finally experience their. Enjoy dinner followed by traditional dances and a taste of the local rice wine, an experience in itself. Sleep well in local home, preparation for tomorrow.

Day 3: Mai Chau - Moc Chau - Son La (B,L,D):

Prison Museum in Son La

We will drive about the same distances as we made in our trip to Mai Chau. 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 at the Cong Doan Hotel.

Day 4: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (B, L, D):

Mai Chau Village

Feel ready to drive to the colorful market of Thuan Chau. Visit blue Hmong village at Phadin Pass, lunch in Tuan Giao before making our way to Dien Bien Phu. It was here that that French planned to lure the Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh into the valley by sending of general Giap who somehow managed to place the Vietnamese artillery on the surrounding ridges, overnight in Muong Thanh Hotel.

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay (B, L, D):

On this day you spend the whole morning to visit some special old war places such as A1, C1 hill, De Castres's bookee and Muong Thanh airfield. Our tour guide will tell you details about the campaign against the French in 1054. Come back to hotel, check out, have lunch and depart for Muong lay.

Day 6: Muong Lay - Lai Chau - Sapa (B, L, D)

After 3.5 hours, you are in Muong Lay - the Bottom of Son La Hydro Electric Plant, check in Lan Anh hotel and spend time for photos, overnight in hotel in Muong Lay.

Day 7: Sapa - Ban Ho (B, L, D)

Sapa Terraced Field

Along the rice terraces to Dzao hill tribe and down to a rolling stream for a picnic lunch. After lunch continue trekking along trails and dirty road into Ban Ho for an insightful night with your Tay hosts where you will sleep in the cozy loft complete with comfy mattress and a mosquito net.

Day 8: Ban Ho - Sapa - Hanoi by Bus(B, L):

Short trek to Jeep ride back to Sapa, enjoy an afternoon to explore Sapa town.

Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Airport transfer (B)

Have breakfast at hotel. Spend your own time for shopping and wait until check out for transfer to airport. North - West Adventure Tour finishes in Hanoi

Adventure Vietnam Tours Trip Notes:

Transport: You spend 40% the time on car in this trip, so make sure that you get used to sitting long on car and attitude changing very often. We guarantee you the best car with the careful and experienced driver.

Things to bring: You are in mountainous area, so passports and valid visa are all necessary because we need to show them in the borderline to China. Hat, umbrella, insect repellent and trekking boots as well, binoculars are advisable to have a full view of spectacular Mountain View

Tour guide: Tour guide is very important to your trip, he should know everything to make sure your trip goes smoothly and you will be cared well by Go Asia Travel.

Tour Price:

Tour Name: North - West Adventure Tour in 9 days

Duration: 9 days and 8 nights

Rate: on request

Adventure Tour included:

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Pick up and transfer by Land Cruiser or Jeep as specified in the itinerary above
  • Bus ticket: Sapa - Hanoi
  • Travel in an appropriate private air conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver
  • Services of experienced English speaking tour guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • Lunches and dinners (specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
  • Permits and entrance fees

Adventure Tour excluded:

  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • International flight ticket, visa insurance.



Distance of destinations:

Hanoi - Mai Chau: ~135km

Mai Chau - Moc Chau: ~65km

Moc Chau - Son La: ~115km

Son La - Dien Bien Phu: ~220km

Dien Bien Phu - Muong Lay: ~95km

Muong Lay - Lai Chau: ~125km

Lai Chau - Sapa: ~74km