HA NOI - SON LA - DIEN BIEN PHU - SAPA
Arriving in Noi Bai airport. A warming greeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Time to relax, free at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
TRIP TO MAI CHAU (B)
In the morning leave Hanoi to the west of Hanoi. We stop at Ha Dong Town to visit Van Phuc traditional silk. Which is famous for silk weaving in the North of Vietnam. Where you have an opportunity to see how local people here made silk by tradition and simple way. Trust me, this is the journey to pass through awesome and eye-catching scenes of Limestone Mountains and valley, before you reach Mai Chau, which is the home of Thai people. You will love traditional dances at night to learn about their customs and culture.
We will be arriving at Mai Chau at noon time. Check in and have lunch at local host. Mai Chau offers you a voyage to feel fresh air and good climate of a peaceful village of Poom Coong and Lac village to experience the wonderful valley. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats… freely around. Enjoy the sunset on the village to catch special minutes at the countryside.
Overnight on stilt house.
VISIT MAI CHAU AND TRANSFER TO MOC CHAU (B)
Get up early next morning & enjoy the tranquil life in the village with “wow-full” sounds of chickens, pig, etc.
Enjoy a walking around the village to enjoy more of its beauty and valley. Now take a next step to leave Mai Chau for Moc Chau and Son La with the admiration of fruit orchards, tea plantations lines along road that make spectacular sights. Upon arrival, enjoy a chance to meet and see local tribe people and then visit Prison Museum in Son La which has style since French.
Overnight in your hotel in Son La.
DRIVE TO DIEN BIEN PHU (B)
Breakfast at hotel and take a morning transfer to Dien Bien Phu. It is your opportunity to enjoy more of the beauty scenery in Northwest of Son La and also passing through imposing road to reach Dien Bien Phu. We’re sure you are going to love the spectacular famous Pha Din Pass to enjoy wonderful sights.
After we arrive Dien Bien Phu. We also take a look at historic sites in Dien Bien Phu – very popular destination in the war between Vietnam and French. Where you will be able to see monuments, museums, old battlefield, etc. Drive to the hotel for check in.
Spend a night in Dien Bien Phu.
DIEN BIEN PHU TO SAPA (B)
Get up early and take a look at the morning life of a peaceful town. Leave Dien Bien Phu in morning and go ahead to Sapa town with road up hill.
The journey from Dien Bien Phu to Sapa is getting more and more spectacular and the lovely views from the summit with windy road are going to drive you crazy. You will love the cool climate of mountainous area and awesome fields attract you as a picturesque.
After reach to the top of Tram Ton Pass. The longest pass in Vietnam, also it's the most beautiful one in Vietnam too. Where you have chance to enjoy the special view at Tram Ton Pass and you are going to be surprised at its spectacular beauty that can’t be found anywhere.
Then keep going to Sapa town. Check in hotel and overnight in Sapa.
TREK UP HAM RONG (DRAGON’S JAW MOUNTAIN AND CABLE CAR TO FANSIPAN (INDOCHINA ROOF) (B)
After breakfast at hotel, you will begin the trek up Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain.
Ham Rong Botanical Garden: don't miss the lovely botanical gardens above the main square in town with their spectacular viewpoint from the top. There are fabulous views of the town and the wider landscape as well as tended gardens to visit. This park is essentially a long cobblestone walkway to the top of Ham Rong Mountain. It's a strenuous climb, but the panoramic vista at the top is well worth tackling all those stairs. Along the way, there are countless potted orchids, beautiful landscaped gardens and a few really tacky statues of cartoon characters like Scooby Doo and Mickey Mouse. One word of caution, the stone stairs could be treacherous on a rainy or misty day.
In the afternoon, transfer to Fansipan Cable Station for an amazing trip to reach the Indochina Roof, 3143m above the sea level: Starting by cable car and step up to the Peak, enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful landscapes from the high.
Return to the Station and transfer to your hotel in Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
VISIT ETHINIC VILLAGE, DRIVE BACK HA NOI (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Then start tour in Sa Pa to visit Ta Van or Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. After that, drive back Hanoi. Arrival in late afternoon, check in your hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure or shopping until transfer to the airport for your flight.
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