4×4 ( 4WD ) Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour – 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour – 6 Days/ 5 Nights is Best to enjoy the magnificent and picturesque views/ landscape whilst discovering the Hoang Lien Son Mt., nicknamed by the French “The Tonkinese Alps”, where inhabit dozens of Vietnamese hill tribes: Black H’Mong, Flower H’Mong, Black Thai, White Thai, Red Dzao, Dzay, Laos, Muong, Xa Pho etc. with their distinct traditional cultures.
Easy to combine with other tours in the North and South of Vietnam or tour to Northern Laos.
NOTE: Only in this tour, DAY 5 must be Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to join a weekly colorful market.
Day 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU VALLEY (L/D)
Day 2: MAI CHAU – MOC CHAU – SONLA – TUAN GIAO – DIEN BIEN PHU (B/L/D)
Day 3: DIEN BIEN PHU – SAPA (B/L)
Day 4: SAPA (B/L)
Day 5: SAPA – HILL TRIBAL MARKET – BAC HA (B/L)
Day 6: BAC HA – HANOI
Highly recommend you to this 7 to 8 days if possible, so we can have great trekking in Sa Pa and time for photos along the amazing route.
DAY 1: HANOI – MAI CHAU (-/L/D) | 4X4( 4WD) NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR – 6 Days/ 5 Days
Morning pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi and enjoy great drive to Mai Chau, a beautiful valley inhabited by the “Thai” people in Hoa Binh province. As soon as we get out of Hanoi city, the limestone mountain ranges rush up and give the scenery an imposing view. Arrive in Mai Chau late noon, have lunch in Mai Chau and hike around the villages full of house-on-stilts, pretty handmade textile products and vast paddy fields to enjoy the routine life of the Thai people.
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Home-stay ( House On Stilt )
DAY 2: MAI CHAU – MOC CHAU – SON LA – TUAN GIAO – DIEN BIEN PHU (B/L/D) | 4X4( 4WD) NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR – 6 Days/ 5 Days
It’s a long day today since the mountain roads do not allow the car’s highest speed exceed 45km per hour. In return, we are crossing the most magnificent part of the Hoang Lien Son range – the Tonkinese Alps, the home of most colourful-dressed montagnards, who still maintain lots of their long-term culture and traditions. From Mai Chau, we will drive to Son La via Moc Chau, where located hundreds of
immense farms of dairy cows and where the best tea of Vietnam is produced. Surrounding Moc Chau is the inhabitation of various tribes including the H’mong, Thai, Muong and Dzao. Let’s stop en route to visit villages and orchard / tea farm in Moc chau before reach Sonla (200km from Mai Chau) for a late lunch. Afternoon head to Dien Bien via Tuan Giao. The most picturesque scenery here belongs to Pha Din Pass, which is 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Stay in Hotel
DAY 3: DIEN BIEN PHU – LAI CHAU – TAM DUONG – SAPA (B/L) | 4X4( 4WD) NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR – 6 Days/ 5 Days
Dien Bien is only 35km from the border with Laos and used to be the last battlefield of the French and Vietnamese during the first Indochinese War. Not so long after 1954, Dien Bien Phu turned to be a green valley inhabited by dozens of the ethnic groups. Visiting the historical sites in Dien Bien will make our trip more memorable, to name a few, they are Dien Bien Museum, A1 Hill, the shelter of the French General De Castries and the memorials of the Vietnamese and French soldiers died during the fierce battle in 1954. Head Northwest to Sapa via Tam Duong with stop-over to communicate with the people from tribal groups living surrounding Lai Chau like Black Thai, White Thai, Muong and Dzao people. After stop-over at O Quy Ho Pass for a magnificent view of Northwest mountains, we’ll reach Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Sa Pa home-stay or hotel
DAY 4: SAPA (B/L) | 4X4( 4WD) NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR – 6 Days/ 5 Days
Have a climb to the “Dragon Peak” of Sa Pa to have a panoramic view of the town with pinewoods and gardens looming in the mist. Visit Sapa market and the church before heading to Ta Phin valley to reach the villages of the H’mong and Red Dzao people, who are skillful in dying and making clothes and embroidery by traditional, old silk thread. Go on to Lao Chai (10km from Sapa) and walk thru 5km to Ta Van with stops at the villages of the tribal people H’mong, Tay and Dzay en route. Drive Back to Sapa for overnight.
Overnight: Sa Pa homestay or Hotel
DAY 5: SAPA – HILL TRIBAL MARKET – BAC HA (B/L) |
4X4( 4WD) NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR – 6 Days/ 5 Days
If today is Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday, nothing will be better than driving overland to a colorful market
of the hill tribal people, mainly from Flower H’Mong ethnical group. Depending on the day, you can choose either Can Cau (Saturday ), Bac Ha (Sunday) or Coc Ly (Tuesday ). Out from this list Bac Ha is the biggest in terms of scale and area, but beside these markets, a lot of other mountain weekly market are also held on Wednesday and Thursday in the neighbourhood. Such as Muong Hum market, Muong Khuong market.
Early morning we’ll drive toward Bac Ha, about 110km from Sapa. With a dozen of tribes living in the surroundings, including Flower H’Mong, Chinese, Nhang, Dzao, Nung, Phu La, Thai and King (or Viet), Bac Ha Market the market is extremely exciting esp. in the early morning. The winding road to Bac Ha helps maintain the colours (in both literal and figurative sense) of the area. The distance to Can Cau and Coc Ly from Bac Ha is 30-50km. In all these markets we can meet hundreds of beautiful women from Flower H’Mong tribe, who are famous for their wonderful craft and hand-made flowering clothes and textile fabrics, or intermingle with people from Black H’Mong, Dzay, Dzao and other ethnic groups coming to the market not for purchasing stuffs, but for meeting and chatting – just once a week – like in a real cultural center. After lunchtime, we will go trekking to further hamlets in Ban Pho, Trieu Cai, or Na Hoi. Back to Bac Ha in the afternoon for overnight.
DAY 6: BAC HA – HANOI (B/L) |
4X4( 4WD) NORTHWEST VIETNAM TOUR – 6 Days/ 5 Days
Back to Hanoi (350km) via Yen Bai with lunch en route. Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi late evening.
– English-speaking tour guide
– Land transfer by air-con vehicles
– Twin-shared room
– Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks, half board)
– Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
– Visa to Vietnam
– Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
– Other meals
– Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
– Any services not mentioned in the program
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Route Map Of 6 Day Northwest 4×4 ( 4WD) Vietnam Adventure Tour