Tour highlights: Drive through the spectacular countryside and mountainous scenery to Mai Chau, trek around villages for sightseeing, visit local families, enjoy the local interaction and perhaps join with locals at their farm work. Meet up with local villagers, chat with them to understand more about their culture and traditions. Enjoy spectacular view of mountain and terraces from the Khau Pha pass.
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Besides some popular attractions in North Vietnam like Mai Chau, Sapa this North Vietnam package 5 days will give you some new trends of tourists in Vietnam such as Moc Chau highland and Mu Cang Chai with beautiful terraced fields, recognized as Vietnam National Heritage.
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Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai: Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of the Northern Yen Bai Province. The district lies at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain range, 1,000 m above sea level. To reach Mu Cang Chai district, go through Khau Pha pass – one of the four Great Passes of the Northwest. Mu Cang Chai has located about 280 km from Hanoi.
Mai Chau, Hoa Binh: Located down in fertile Mai Chau valley are beautiful villages of the White Thai people, doing a trek or cycling through the villages are things to do in Mai Chau.
Sapa: a French Hill Station, doing a trek to remote villages, discover and delighted with local ethnic minorities. Well-known for rice paddies which attract tourist from very first step to this land.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)
Day 2: Mai Chau – Nghia Lo (B, L)
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Sapa (B, L)
Day 4: Sapa Trekking (B, L)
Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi (B, L)
Leave Hanoi and drive through the spectacular countryside and mountainous scenery to Mai Chau, a beautiful green valley home to beautiful White Thai minority people, approx 100 miles from Hanoi.
This is a great place to enjoy the natural beauty and observe traditions and the are well preserved.
Take a light trek around villages for sightseeing, visit local families, enjoy the local interaction and perhaps join with locals at their farm work.
Excellent foods will be served for dinner along with some “happy water” before you take part in a traditional dance and music performance.
Meals: lunch, dinner
Overnight: homestay in Mai Chau
After breakfast, drive up higher towards Nghia Lo via Moc Chau highland. Some stop on the way for photos and visiting hill tribe villages of Hmong and Thai people.
Cross the Black River (Da River) and pass the little town of Phu Yen, Van Chan before you get to Nghia Lo. This off- beaten-track provides you stunning sceneries as well as spectacular view of local life.
Arrive in Nghia Lo around late afternoon. Check in hotel and the rest of the day is free to wander and explore around this laid-back mountain town.
Nghia Lo is a township of Yen Bai province and is known as a beautiful stopover along the northern loop. Here is home to 12 groups of people including Thai, Viet, Tay, Nung, Muong… If time permit, just takes a short visit to a local Thai village where you meet up with local villagers, chat with them to understand more about their culture and traditions.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: hotel in Nghia Lo
Morning visit to the local market then says goodbye Nghia Lo for the 240km drive to Sapa. Today is the highlight of the trip since you will have the chance to see some of the most beautiful terraced rice fields in Vietnam.
Stop near Tu Le for visiting one of the hill tribe villages, enjoy spectacular view of mountain and terraces from the Khau Pha pass and then take a hike around the famous Mu Cang Chai valley for sightseeing of terraces and local life and take for you some best photos.
Keep driving along the mountain road on the edge of the Hoang Lien National park and up for the great view from Heaven Gate, the highest pass in Vietnam at the elevation of 2000m. Visit the Silver waterfall then drive downhill to Sapa.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Overnight: hotel in Sapa
Today you will take a light trek along one of the most beautiful trekking route in Vietnam. Start from Sapa, you will trek downhill along the Muong Hoa River through spectacular mountains, forest and hillside terraces to quaint hill tribe villages.
Enjoy the great scenery along the way and your interaction with the locals.
Get to the village of the Dzay minority in the mid afternoon, check in home stay and the rest of the day is to wander around for sightseeing and local interaction.
Home diner and enjoy sound sleep to the total peace of village night in local house.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: home stay in Sapa
Waking up while rivers and birds are sounding around, enjoy your morning walk around for sightseeing of local early day and fresh air. After breakfast, say goodbye to the host for a drive downhill then along new highway back to Hanoi. End of the North Vietnam Package 5 Days.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
This itinerary is crafted and organized for the private group only. The cost depends on a number of participants and specific touring needs. Please feel free to contact us for the best possible price for the North Vietnam package 5 days.