Best of Northwest Vietnam
Tour duration: 6 days
Tour highlight: Motorbike adventure and trekking
Northwest Vietnam is well known as the area of high mountains and panoramic mountain views. For people who have a passion for traveling by motorbike a trip to Northwest Vietnam will bring you the greatest experience in your travel lifetime Please click view some pictures
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (L/D)
Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La (B/L/D)
Day 3: Son La - Lai Chau (B/L/D)
Day 4: Lai Chau - Tam Duong (B/L/D)
Day 5: Tam Duong - Sapa(B/L/D)
Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi(B/L/D)
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau (160Km/4 hours)(L/D)
Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house in Pom Coong village.
Overnight in stilt house.
Day 2: Mai Chau - Son La (180Km/8 hours)(B/L/D)
On good road looking high over distant mountains we head up into a forested region populated by H'mong people before descending into a mountainous tea-growing region. Soon after we follow a long valley floor covered in a sea of rice surrounded by Black Thai villages all the way to Son La with its bargain-filled market.
Overnight in hotel in Son La
Day 3: Son La - Lai Chau: (200Km/8 hours) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we keep riding to Son La with beautiful and stunning landscape along the way. Probably the most beautiful journey of the whole trip even the road is in poor condition.
Short breaks along the way for taking pictures and lunch. On arrival Lai Chau, check-in hotel and free at leisure before dinner.
Overnight in hotel in Lai Chau
Day 4: Lai Chau - Tam Duong (150km/7hours) (B/L/D)
The most demanding and remote section of the drive takes us upstream along the left side of a Black River tributary through forest on a bumpy dirt road past isolated pockets of Tay, Thai, H'mong and Man peoples before breaching a pass to enter the Tam Duong plain, which is covered in shark's teeth like limestone karst. We would visit a Mang village near Sin Ho and you can help the local people by buying their handmade products.
Overnight in hotel in Tam Duong
Day 5:Tam Duong - Sapa (100Km/5hours) (B/L/D)
Today you have a chance to visit Sapa, one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Vietnam where more and more people are coming at least once in their life.
We arrive Tam Duong local market in the morning and you can find interests in finding the handmade products and the daily life of the ethnic people here. Get back to the hotel for the dinner and free at night.
Overnight in hotel in Sapa
Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi(B/L/D)
You are fee in the morning to ride around the town to study more about the culture, the life style of the local people. Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we ride to Lao Cai town. Have dinner and free at leisure until the night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on the train.
We arrive Hanoi around 6:00AM the next day. The trip ends.
Prices are quoted in US Dollar/ per person in group of:
6 pax up
Note: To book a place on this tour,it is required 30% deposit into our bank account the rest payment must be made 10 days before the departure.
- Motorbikes (Minsk-125cc or similar): 01 bike/ per person
- All petrol (gasoline), helmets
- Rain gear
- Motorbike jacket
- 01 night in local stilt house
- 04 nights in hotel in twin share room
- Train ticket in sharing cabin (4 bebs/cabin)
- Local English Speaking guide
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 05 Breakfasts (B), 06 Lunches (L), 06 Dinners (D)
- All entrance fees
- Visa to Vietnam
- Any other transportation are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel Insurance
- Meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tip for guide
- Other personal expenses.
What to bring:
- Good sunglasses
- Good shoes for walking
- Other personal needs and some cash for drinks or souvenirs.
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