Tour Information
Tour code 007
Tour start/end Hanoi / Hanoi
Transport Private car
Tour route Laocai - SaPa - Laichau - Dienbien - Sonla - Mocchau - Maichau - Hanoi
Tour price From 362 to 1,220 USD/pax


This tour is special for people who love adventure and off the beaten track tours. 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 Phansifan in Indochina. 

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L,D).

Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La  Dien Bien Phu (B,L,D).

Day 3: Dien Bien Phu   Phong Tho (B,L,D).

Day 4: Phong Tho - Lai Chau  Sapa (B,L,D).

Day 5: Sapa Trekking (B,L,D).
Day 6: Catcat village – Free at leisure (B,L,D).

Day 7: Sapa – Hanoi (B,L,).


Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L,D).
08:00 Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and drive to Mai Chau, a small town locates in the midst of a lush valley and surrounded by emerald-green rice fields. Enjoy picturesque views of the scenic landscape, sown with pagodas and rural villages. Stop along the way to take some photos of stunning views and then at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley. Have lunch in Mai Chau then spend the afternoon trekking off the typical tourist track, along the villages to meet local people. Trek through terraced rice paddies and small streams, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the White Thai people, living in the region. Stop at a Thai village for the night, having dinner with a local family in the evening.
Distance: 160 km or 100 miles.
Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La  Dien Bien Phu (B,L,D).
Wake up and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in the village. Start the day with a simple breakfast with your host family. Farewell to your host of homestay drive to Son La. Let’s stop en route to visit villages of various tribes including the H’mong, Thai, Muong and Dzao and tea farm in Moc Chau plateau – Vietnam’s premier tea-growing region, before reaching Son La (200km from Mai Chau) for a late lunch. In the afternoon, continue along winding mountain roads through North Vietnam’s stunning countryside. The most picturesque scenery here is Pha Din Pass, well-known as a historical site during the 1st Indochina War ended in 1954, and a charming and dangerous pass at elevation 1,300m with breathtaking view. According to local legend, “Pha Din” means the connection between Heaven and Earth. On arrival, check in your hotel and spend rest of day at leisure.
Distance: 320 km or 200 miles.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 3: Dien Bien Phu  Lai Chau  Phong Tho (B,L,D).
Nestled in a heart shaped basin near the border with Laos, lies Dien Bien Phu, the famous historical battleground, where the Vietnamese successfully defeated the French, marking the end of French colonial occupation. 
Start the day early with a visit to the local market where you will meet charming Thai tribes in their traditional costume purchasing their farm products.
Next, you will visit Dien Bien Phu Museum and A1 hill then continue to Dien Bien Phu Cemetery to observe a minute’s silence in memory of the heroes who devoted their lives for the victory of the historical Dien Bien Phu Campaign. Visit General De Castries’s Bunker, Old Muong Thanh Bridge and Nam Rom river.
After the lunch, proceed to Lai Chau along a bumpy road, passing a series of ethnic villages of Kho Mu (Xa), Huoi Chan, and Bung Giat. Continue to Phong Tho on scenic roads, crossing the junctions of Da and Na rivers by the way of the Chinese-built Hang Tom suspension bridge. From here, the road weaves its way northwards through the picturesque and steadily more spectacular Na River valley, past more ethnic villages of White Thai, Kho Mu and later Red and White H’mong minorities. Arrive in Phong Tho and spend rest of the day to cycle around the village.
Distance: 160 km or 100 miles.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phong Tho.

Day 4: Lai Chau  Sapa (B,L,D).
This morning, leave Phong Tho for Sapa. The road is a bit bumpy at times, but the rough route is quickly compensated by the magnificent scenery: yawning valleys, winding rivers, and canonical mountains – a photographer’s dream. The drive to Sapa takes you up Tram Ton – the highest pass in Vietnam – and views of the Fansipan Peak, known as “the roof of Indochina”.  Stop en route to visit Heaven’s Gate and the Silver Waterfall. You arrive in Sapa in the afternoon. Nestled in a sweeping valley near the Chinese border, Sapa is Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination. Built in 1922 as a French colonial hill station, this quaint town is now a trekker’s paradise, offering hiking routes through terraced rice fields and enchanting hill tribe villages. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the colorful town on your own. Have dinner and stay overnight in Sapa.
Distance: 150 km or 90 miles.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa Trekking (B,L,D).
Enjoy an entire day trekking through Sapa’s breathtaking countryside. After breakfast at the hotel, begin your adventure, trekking down to the Muong Hoa Valley, continue on one of Vietnam’s most beautiful trekking routes. Walk through terraced rice paddies and traditional Hmong villages. Along the way you will visit a village school and have lunch in a local restaurant along the river’s side. After lunch, you conclude your journey at Ta Van Bridge, where your driver will take you back to Sapa. Enjoy the evening free at your leisure.
Trekking: 5 hours downhills.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 6: Catcat village – Free at leisure (B,L,D).
Today you are free to relax an discover Sapa town in the morning. In the afernoon, our guide will take you to visit a very beautiful village nearby Sapa, Catcat village from where you can see many local Black Mong people and their home, rice paddies...You will go down the velley to the bottom where you have chance to see a very nice water-fall which French people used to build a power plan to supply electricity for Sapa in the past. Our bus will pick you up at the bottom of the valley to turn back your hotel and finish the day.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 7: Sapa – Hanoi (B,L,).
After an early breakfast at the hotel, you leave Sapa for the long and beautiful drive back to Hanoi. Enjoy many stops en route to savor the beautiful countryside as the landscape changes from arching mountains to the flat plains of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Note: As a supplement, you can take the night train from Laocai to Hanoi for a more comfortable journey.
Distance: 340 km or 236 miles.
Accommodation: N/A.


The price may vary a liter bit at times according to your service requests, your group size and your travel period. This is our suggested price for your reference only. Also, in some cases, you can alter the price to meet your own personal requirement. We will advise you some ways to have same tour within your budget or upgrade the price to get some more special requests you may like. Please send us your inquiries, we will update the best price for you.

PRIVATE TOUR RATE: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person double occupancy.


Number of guests     

1 pax 1,180
2 pax 675
4 pax 495
6 pax 405
8 pax 358
10 pax 350


 This itinerary have only private tour! 

 For group of 1 or 2 pax, we will use 4 or 7 seat car.

 Group of 4 to 10 pax, we will use 16 seat bus or van.

 Group of 11 pax + + +, we will use 29 seat bus.

 For the odd number group or group with children, please contact us for more details!

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Trip includes:

  • Accommodations ( 1 night at Maichau homestay + 5 nights at hotel)
  •  Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  •  Daily Breakfast.
  •  Transport by private car with A/C
  •  English-speaking tour guide.
  •  All entrance fees, performances & excursions. 

Trip excludes:

  •  Travel insurance
  •  Vietnam Visa
  •  Flight tickets
  •  Tips and gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
  •  Beverages & other personal expenses.


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