This trip is a great chance for taking wonderful photo at scenic spots with Khau Pha Pass of stunning views, amazing terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai and Sapa. Experience the local life and custom of different minority people in each region of Thai, Muong, Dao, H’mong
Highlights: • Admire the most spectacular mountain route in North Vietnam with wonderful of Khau Pha Pass and Tram Ton Pass • Experience the amazingly diverse hill tribal cultures, learn more of their colorful traditional costumes and exotic customs as well as taste their local foods • Admire the most magnificent terraced rice fields in Tu Le, Nghia Lo and Mu Cang Chai recognized as a unique National Cultural Heritage of Vietnam
Am: At 8:00 AM our guide and driver pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive you to Mai Chau. It takes you about 4 hours on transport. You arrive in Mai Chau at noon. Have lunch at local food stall
Pm: Around noon, arrive at Van village inhabited by White Thai ethnic group. Check in the homestay and be warmly welcomed by our host. You will have some rest and enjoy the fresh air at the village. Then you enjoy a walk around the village to get more experience of local life. Here you can also learn how to weave silk with an old loom in the family courtyard as well as more daily life of local people activities such as land preparation with a buffalo, rice planting, harvesting corn or vegetables,etc. Have dinner at the family. Overnight at stilt house of Thai minority village with basic condition and clean.
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, local boat, lunch, dinner, homestay, mineral water
Am: Have breakfast with the family. This early morning you can wake up early to hear the sound of mountain life and fresh air to enjoy as your own way.
Then you leave the beautiful valley of Mai Chau to reach the plateau of Moc Chau where is very famous for its tea plantation, pleasant climate and dairy industry. Here is more chance en route for the enjoyment of scenery with wild and spectacular. You can see few tribal villages of H’mong, Thai and Muong people with the spectacular views of rice terrace fields, traditional wooden stilt houses on hill sides. Continue your trip to Phu Yen valley and have lunch at restaurant
Pm: This afternoon the driver transfers you to Nghia Lo where is the capital of Thai ethnic people in Muong Lo. More see of rice fields, vegetable gardens which are attractive. Have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Nghia Lo
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, hotel***, mineral water
Have breakfast at hotel. Today you will start your day trip to visit Hoang Lien Son chain with stunning rice terraces, hike more to reach nice terrace fields and the ethnic Thai & H’Mong villages for more experience of magnificent landscapes as well as discover more their customs.
Afternoon continue your trip to Tu Le and passing through Khau Pha Pass which is the most amazing and spectacular in North Vietnam. Reach Mu Cang Chai and enjoy the spectacular of terrace fields. Have dinner at local food stall. Overnight at standard hotel or homestay
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, hotel*, mineral water
Have breakfast at hotel. This morning you have more experience around Mu Cang Chai for more enjoyment. Then you leave Mu Cang Chai for Than Uyen and have more chance to catch spectacular terrace fields which make you amazing. You will have chance to admire the spectacular Tram Ton Pass – the highest pass in Vietnam with the height 2047m of sea level to enjoy the fresh air and super view of Fanxipan Mountain of 3143m with fog and cloud cover all day round. You arrive in Sapa town and have lunch at restaurant
This afternoon you are free to experience around Sapa town as your own way. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, hotel, mineral water
After breakfast at hotel, today is the full day trekking distance about 6km from Sapa to Black H’Mong village of Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai. From the village you can have the wonderful panorama of valley, terrace fields. En route on the small trekking path you can have a stopover at small stall to enjoy tea and fruits.
Ta Van village is on your trekking route where is in the middle of Muong Hoa valley will give you more enjoyment.
Homestay at Ta Van village at tribe stilt house will be an unique experience to get more culture and their life style.
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, homestay, train ticket, entrances fee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, permit.
Have breakfast at family, then you have more enjoyment at the village. The driver transfers you back Sapa town and have more discover of Cat Cat village by walking around the village to get more experience. Visit more the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Have lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon the driver transfer you back to Hanoi on the highway Lao Cai - Hanoi. Drop you off Hanoi airport for taking flight depart Vietnam or stop at your hotel in Hanoi
Inclusion: Transport, E.S guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, mineral water
All mentioned day by day
What to bring
Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks. If you feel the need then sleeping bags, cable lock for your bags is recommended
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