Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi capital, airport pickup by private car
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
Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi
Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself. Check in time is 14.00.
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau Village(B, L, D)
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):
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):
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)
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.