Mai Chau

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 14 days
Maximum number of people: 1
Location: Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Hoi An, Ha Long Bay, Sapa
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Northwest Vietnam tour will take you through the spectacular Northwest region of Vietnam. Most of time, we will drive in the mountains which cover more than ¾ total area of Vietnam; they locate mainly in the North. So from Hanoi, you can explore to so many breathtaking landscapes and North West of Vietnam is the best region to discover. It is not only a wonderful place to contemplate the fabulous natural scenery, but it is also the ideal location to meet and to learn about Hill Tribe life. Especially, Sapa, a popular destination for a long time, you will have a nice time in this romantic town and see the highest mountain of Fansipan in Indochina.

Tour's Program

Upon arrival in Hanoi, your guide and private car will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Pull up a stool and start with a street-side beer then head through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter to have a dinner. End the evening with a walk along Hoan Kiem Lake for dessert at Hanoi’s most famous ice-cream street. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Begin your Story of Hanoi with Hanoi’s main attractions: the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda before heading to the Imperial Citadel. In the afternoon explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university and the iconic Long Bien Bridge, followed by a cyclo tour through Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter and a coffee at a cafe. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

After breakfast, you'll be picked up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way. On arrival, you'll start a dreamy cruise to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains and have seafood lunch while cruising through the emerald water passing by the Dog Stone, the Burning Incense islet, stop at fishing village for kayaking.

After the visiting of Fighting-Cock island and the Heavenly Palace (Thien Cung cave) – which has opened to the public since 1998 with stalagmites and stalactites. Back to Tourist wharf and get on bus to Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Breakfast, transfer to Mai Chau, on the way, trek some kilometers through ethnic villages (Muong and Thai). Lunch in Mai Chau. Enjoy a music and dancing show by locals. Overnight in Lac traditional village.
Transfer 17 kilometers then trek in an area of inhabitants of ethnic minority Thai, Muong the villages of Cun Pheo and Hang Kia. Arrive Bai Sang wharf for the cruising on Black river by local boat. Arrive at Suoi Lon for overnight in Muong' Village.
Transfer to Ta Sua plateau, you can contemplate the highland scenery of it. Visit some villages of ethnic Black H'mong and discover the daily life and custom of local inhabitants here, especially you can enjoy the local specialties: Ta Sua Tea and agriculture products then come back the mountain town for having lunch. After having lunch, visit the local market, the handicraft and farming products made by many ethnics are available here. Then continue to trek over 5 Kilometers through villages of Thai and Muong village. During the trekking you can take a rest and enjoy the local wine distillated by ethnics. Transfer to Thu cuc. Overnight in Muong Village.

Trek through Thai, Dao, Mong visit the water wheel. It is used to scoop the water for the rice fields near the streams. Continue going to Nghia Lo through the direction of Lung Lo pass. Arrive at Nghia Lo, check in hotel then take a visit the local market at the moment of decline of day.
Leave Nghia Lo for the itinerary, trek and visit some villages of ethnic's minorities along the road: black Dzao, H'mong, white Thai, etc. They are very kind, honest and plain. Arrive at Tu Le village, dinner and overnight in house on stilt of inhabitants here. You can discover the daily life activities of this village in particular and the Thai ethnic in general in Vietnam. Overnight in Thai Village.

Take leave of inhabitants of Tu Le, it takes 2 Km to village center, you can visit lots of activity on the early market day and it is typical colorful ethnics of this high mountain regions. Transfer to the the footing of Kau Pha pass for us to start trekking about 9 Km through the forest and ethnic villages. This trail runs parallel with the famous and beautiful Kau Pha pass. We finish the trail at the peak of the pass (1800m above sea level). Transfer to Mu Cang Chai for lunch. Visit the local market and go on to Than Uyen. Arrive at Than Uyen, check in local guest house.

Transfer to Sapa, on the way, we can take trek to visit lots of beautiful villages of ethnic. Especially, you can meet the most typical ethics as: Lao, Lu (Xa Pho). They wear the long traditional and colorful costumes with jeweler hand made. Moreover, you can discover the kind face in black dyed teeth of ethnics here. Arrive at Sa Pa. Check in and rest of the day at leisure or visit Sa Pa famous tourist town in Northern Vietnam . You can visit and go shopping, market for buying souvenirs such as handicraft made by ethics, ethics' traditional costumes, etc before ending the days in North West Vietnam.
After breakfast, you will walk on small paths and trails to reach Tavan Village, where we will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people. Pinic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the local house.
We will have breakfast in the local house before embarking upon another day of adventure. Today we will trek across mountains, bamboo forest, terraces and streams to reach Ban Ho Village, a beautiful village at lower altitude. Picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho. Dinner and overnight in local house.
After breakfast we leave Ban Ho for Sapa. We will trek shortly to Nam Tong village inhabited by the Red Daos, discover their culture and tradition before descending to the Lavie water for the nice pictures, Return to Ban Ho village and take a jeep ride back to Sapa. Back to the town we can take shower and change clothes in hotel.
Free at leisure in the afternoon. We can explore the town on foot and have great shopping time in Sapa market. In the late afternoon, we transfer to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.

Arriving in Hanoi in early morning, you'll be picked up and taken to your hotel. You'll be free until transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Private tours with local English speaking guide
Accommodation as mentioned
A/C transport throughout the tours
Train ticket: Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
Boat cruise as mentioned
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
Meals as indicated
Permit and porter for trekking
Sleeping bag and mattresses
Waterproof bluebag for luggage
Tents if needed
Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/pax/day)
Government tax & Service charge
Private tours with local English speaking guide
Accommodation as mentioned
A/C transport throughout the tours
Train ticket: Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
Boat cruise as mentioned
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
Meals as indicated
Permit and porter for trekking
Sleeping bag and mattresses
Waterproof bluebag for luggage
Tents if needed
Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/pax/day)
Government tax & Service charge

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