On this trip tourists are offered a chance to not only visit beautiful landscape but discover the lives of people in mountainous areas as well. Such destinations are Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Sa Pa
Day 1: Hanoi –Mai Chau- Son La (-/L/D)
In the morning, Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Son La town (320km) with stop for taking photos, experiencing hill tribes lifestyle. On the way, we stop in Mai Chau, the Lac and PomCoong villages are famous with Thai people for visit couple of hours, and have lunch with local food of them.
And then, keep travelling to Son La, takes photo with local people. Arrival in Son La, check in hotel and have free time. Overnight at hotel in Son La-Hanoi Hotel.
Day 2: Son La-Lai Chau (Muong Lay) 290km 10 hours (B L,D)
In the morning, visit French Prison, Son La Ethnology Museum. Then transfer to Muong Lay. On the way, stop for taking photos, visit some villages of Black Thai, and find out about some customary practices people here. VisitTuanChau Market, Pha Din Pass (1300m). Have lunch in Tuan Giao and continue to Muong Lay. Check in hotel upon arrival. Overnight at hotel in Muong Lay – LanAnh 2.
Day 3: Muong Lay- Sapa 250km 9 hours (B L,D)
Take bus to Tam Duong, enjoy Tinh Waterfall, have lunch in Tam Duong. In the afternoon, transfer to Sapa. Stop to visiting Heaven Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley with barbecue of local people. After that, visit The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. Free time for walking around to discover Sapa town on your own, enjoy night market. Visitors can also join “Sapa Love Market” ( if it is Saturday). Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Cat Cat (B L,D)
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small track and cross MuongHoa River and pass well-tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the MuongHoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. After taking a rest, car is ready for your journey back to Sapa town for dinner and accommodation. Afternoon, trekking to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages where experience the daily life of the Black H’Mong people. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa-Bac Ha-Ha Giang. (B L,D)
Starting from Sapa, you will first visit Bac Ha, enjoy an easy trek to Ban Pho village, visit some houses of Mong Flower and visit the old castle of the former H’mong King. Having Lunch in Bac Ha.
In the afternoon, We set off on a haft of day journey through Sin Man and Hoang Su Phi to Ha Giang town. The rough but scenic route traverses a dense jungle before crossing over a pass and dropping down to Sin Man. Along the way we may encounter the Nung Ing, Tay, Red Dao, Dao Ao Dai, La Chi and Co Lao, just some of the many hill tribe groups who have settled in the area. Overnight at hotel in Ha Giang.
Day 6: Ha Giang-Dong Van-Meo Vac. (B L,D)
Starting from Ha Giang, you will stop in Quan Ba District to visit the Bo Y minority village, this area is wonderful weather around year, then process passing Sky gate where you can visit sky, Fairy Mountain, hand weaving village. Break in Yen Minh town. Continues to Meo Vac town, visit Dao minority house and we have chance to view Nho Que river with Ma Pileng poin, view ancient valley from the top. After that we go to Sa Phin village to visit former Meo King palace. Over night in hotel in Meo Vac.
Day 7: Meo Vac-Bao Lac- Nguyen Binh- BaBe lake. (B L,D)
Today, the journey takes you through the rolling hills and the picturesque scenery to Ba Be National Park.
Roads are bumpy and zigzagging through the mountains. But the journey is more than rewarding. Meet the locals and learn more about the life and culture of the Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minorities who make for the main population in this region. Surely, your presence will attract the locals’ attention as this part of the country still receives very few visitors. Depending on road and traffic conditions, we arrive in Ba Be by late afternoon or early evening. Overnight in hotel in Ba Be.
Day 8: Ba Be lake. (B L,D)
A day tour of Ba Be Lake, take a boat on Ba Be Lake, visit Puong grotto, Dau Dang waterfall, Window Islet and swimming. Then trek to Pac Ngoi village and explore the daily life of Tay. Dinner and saty over night at local home in Po Lu village.
Overnight home-stay in Po Lu Village.
Day 9: Ba Be-Lang Son-Ha Long. (B L,D)
Morning transfer to Lang Son town. Arrival in Lang Son, visit Tam Thanh, Nhi Thanh caves and then Ky Lua Market. After lunch, drive to Halong city. Check in hotel upon arrival. Overnight at hotel in Halong.
Day 10: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B L,_)
Early in the morning, embark a wooden boat for cruise in Halong Bay (6hours). Visit some magical grottoes and relax in the best scenic beauty of Vietnam: Sung Sot Cave, Titop beach and fishing village. Then the boat stops for swimming. Return to Hanoi, visit Dong Trieu ceramic village on the way back. Drop off at your hotel.