The Untouched Gems Of Northwest Vietnam 7 Days

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Duration: 7 Days

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Mu Cang Chai and Sa Pa are very famous for its picturesque scenery with lush mountains, green valleys, traditional villages of ethnic minorities, bamboo forests and terraced fields. With this tour, you will be fascinated by the beautiful terraced fields in the different valleys, hills. Learn about the unique life and culture of Thai, H’Mong, Tay, and Dao ethnic minorities in Nghia Lo, Mu Cang Chai and Sapa. Immerse yourself in the serene and rustic atmosphere of Sapa town

The most Highlights of  trip Untouched Gems Of Northwest Vietnam 7 Days:

  • Conquer the peak of Ta Xua Mountain and catch the panorama of valley and mountain scenery
  • Conquer Tram Ton Pass or Heaven Gate – the highest mountain pass in Vietnam to get more beautiful mountains capes.
  • Trekking Muong Lo and Mu Cang Chai terrace fields to get the amazing scenery of green or golden hills as silk
  • Explore Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai- Su Pan village from Sapa centre and homestay to share local authentic life
  • Free shopping at Can Cau Market to understand more of hill tribe people life and cultures as well as buy some souvenir gifts


  • This itinerary is a private tour. It shows you what is possible to travel and visiting with our guide and driver
  • We CAN also tailor made this trip as your requirement and budget such as accommodation, its inclusions…

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Ha Noi – Nghia Lo. O/n In Nghia Lo (L/D)

Morning activities:

Our guide and driver will pick up you at your hotel and transfer toward Muong Lo Valley. En route is the chance for you to see mountain scenery and pass through some passes such as Khe Pass (Deo Khe) and Ach Pass (Deo Ach) to reach Nghia Lo of Yen Bai Province at noon time.

Lunch will be served on the way to the last stop.

Afternoon & evening activities:

And then check in a homestay in lovely paddy field of Muong Lo Valley. Have chance to shoot photo at one of the beautiful terrace rice field and valley in Yen Bai.

Evening is the time for savouring dinner in a homestay. Relax and overnight in homestay with standard condition and share bathroom. O/N in Nghia Lo

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Day 2: Nghia Lo - Tram Tau - Ta Xua Mountain Peak - Nghia Lo. O/n In Nghia Lo (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast, prepare to conquer Ta Xua peak. One of the most day trip highlight. Arrive in Tram Tau after 1-hour driving. From here we will explore the first peak of Ta Xua Mountain. You will have more opportunity to enjoy the splendid photos of rice terraces depend on seasons of green or golden. You also visit the ethnic villages along the imposing mountains on the way.

When reaching Tram Tam you have more visiting the greenery of the mountain and forest.

Afternoon & evening activities:

Have lunch and take a short rest. Then continue the journey. Reaching Ta Xua Peak, you rest and enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the mountain.

You will proceed the hiking to the famed Dinosaur’s Spine and have time to admire the breathtaking wilderness on the mountain.

When the climate is great, the sunset will give you the magical moments for photography and relaxation.

After that, you hike back the foot of mountain and the the driver transfer you back Tram Tau Township and go ahead back Nghia Lo homestay.

Evening is the time for having dinner at the homestay and O/N in Nghia Lo

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Day 3: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai. O/n Mu Cang Chai (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Hello new day with enjoy breakfast at homestay. Then depart to Tu Le field to visit the ripe rice season, possessing a large terraced field, immense, mesmerizing any stray travellers coming here.

In the season of ripe rice, golden colours shone in the early sunshine, turning Tu Le into a giant relief on the mountainside. Here in the ripe rice season, you can see the beauty of the terraced fields. Tu Le’s fields are the places where professional or non-professional photographers come to stop and be creative before lunch.

Afternoon & evening activities:

We will go over the Khau Pha pass. It’s one of the most winding and steep passes of the highest ranks in Vietnam, passing the peak of Khau Pha mountain, the highest mountain in Mu Cang Chai area.

Khau Pha is most beautiful in the rice season, around September October when the rice is on the foot of the terraced yellow rice fields. This is also the time when many adventurous tourists conquer the pass to enjoy the scenery. The old forests in Khau Pha still retain many rare species of animals and plants such as pine oil, palm tree and other rare birds and animals.

We continue to explore the paradise of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields. Visiting terraced fields in Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan, Shoes Shape Hill, Horse Shape hill and then Mam Xoi Hill (with trekking distance 5km or have motorbike transfer to Mam Xoi Hill).

You will have the opportunity to admire a terraced field of paradise with golden sunshine and rice sea, which is recognized as a national beauty spot.

Take a leisure evening after having dinner with the family. O/N in Mu Cang Chai.

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Day 4: Mu Cang Chai - Tram Ton Pass - Sapa & Short Trek Sapa. O/n In Sapa (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

After breakfast at homestay, you will have more discovery at terrace field at Kim Noi village and take photograph and see the full views of Mu Cang Chai Town.

Then the driver and tour guide take you to leave Mu Cang Chai and pass through Tam Duong town of Lai Chau province and see tea hill to reach Tram Ton pass and the Heaven Gate, which has the majestic and beautiful natural landscape of the North. Sapa sky gate is the highest road top in Vietnam, from here you can admire Fansipan Peak – the roof of Indochina far from. Then we enjoy lunch at local restaurant .

Afternoon activities:

You start the afternoon by conquering to the top of Ham Rong Mountain – a geological area made up of volcanic lava, with very unique and interesting shapes. Visit the points: Orchid Garden 1-2, Le Garden, Apple Garden, Central Flower Garden, Broken Rock, Gate 1, Gate 2, Dragon Head, Crocodile Island, Thien Thach Lam, Hon Ba Island, San May, TV tower …, you discover Ham Rong tourist area, panoramic view of Sapa from above from the foot of the TV tower. In particular, guests also enjoy and participate in ethnic dances, songs of the Northwest mountains, …

Evening activities:

Spend the evening to discover the charming of Sapa town at night and ideal for free to enjoy and taste BBQ foods which is famous of Sapa for your dinner. O/N in Sapa.

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Day 5: Trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai & Ta Van Village. Homestay In Ta Van (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

After breakfast, depart for Lao Chai – Ta Van village. Lao Chai – Ta Van village, about 8 km from Sapa town, is a commune with more than 100 households of the Black H’Mong ethnic group.

Lao Chai – Ta Van village is located in a valley surrounded by mountains and terraced fields. On the way to the village, you can admire the long terraced fields, arranged in layers of layers like long stairs. Covering a yellow colour of the fruit, creating an extremely poetic space. Trekking Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai village, you will drop your soul into nature. And then enjoy lunch en route.

Afternoon & evening activities:

After finishing Lao Chai village and Y Linh Ho village. And then you move down to Ta Van village, where the majority of Giay people with 40 households live and a small number of other ethnic groups. Giay people have a stable way of settling, always choose lowlands in the valley near rivers and streams to grow wet rice while the H’ mong people prefer elevation to grow maize, cassava and upland rice. In front of Ta Van is clear Muong Hoa stream, behind leaning on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

Have dinner with the family and share their cultures and interact to know more them. O/N in Ta Van village.

Special remark: Homestay today only share long house with mattress and pillow & seperated by curtains, share bathroom

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Day 6: Trekking Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Ban Ho. Homestay In Ban Ho (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

After breakfast, goodbye to the local family, visit the next village, follow the terraced fields and the bamboo forest, visit the Red Dao compatriots, live in Giang Ta Chai village, Enjoy the beauty of Cau May and Thac Bac.

Stop and have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon & evening activities:

Then walk up to Su Pan, You have the opportunity to see the H’Mong people and the Red Dao people living in Supan.

Continue the trek more 6km to Ban Ho village where we will spend the night at a Tay people’s homestay. Their houses are particularly special as they are built on stilts overlooking rice terraces. From here we stroll back to the homestay through a lovely mountain path.

Evening is the time for you to have dinner with the family and O/N in Ban Ho village

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Day 7: Ban Ho - Sapa - Can Cau Saturday Market - Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at the family and enjoy the morning life at the remote village to get more enjoyment. Afterward you depart Ban Ho village on car to back Sapa and go ahead to Can Cau Saturdays market.

Pass through Bac Ha town to Si Ma Cai for Can Cau Saturdays market which is only in session on Saturday morning to learn more of minority people in their trading and exchange their goods.

Special remark: You can flexible to change into Bac Ha Sundays market, Ban Phiet Mondays, Coc Ly Tuesdays market, Cao Son Wednesdays market, Lung Khau Nhin Thurdays market, Chau Fridays market.

Afternoon activities:

Relax and enjoy the lunch in local restaurant before take a highway back to Ha Noi. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon after 4.5 hours on car. Thank you for using our service tour. Wishing have a great time to discover the mountain areas and diversity of minority people cultures.



  • PRIVATE door to door transport (new vehicle) with air-conditioned
  • Experience English speaking guide with well inform shooting time
  • Meals as mentioned above (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Accommodation on the twin-shared basis as indicated in the tour program at well choice 3 star hotel
  • Homestay in mountain area with standard condition of mattress and pillow and share bathroom
  • Entrance fees, Permission
  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • Bank fees if paying by credit card
  • Gov tax and service charge
  • No extra charge after final confirmation


  • International Air Fare in & out Vietnam if any
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle
  • Other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Travel Insurance
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