The mystic, rocky and steep Northwest with its mountains and minority ethnics is waiting for you! Our journey will start from Hanoi to Mai Chau region, on the limits of Red River, and go upriver heading to the mountainous regions. The first stop is Son La, land of minority ethnics and the impressive Moc Chau Plateau. After that, we will reach Dien Bien for the scenery of the most famous battles between Viet Minh and the French colonial army. Next star destination is Sapa with sceneries of breathtaking rice terrace fields and spectacular valleys, ethnic cultures and fresh mountain air. In 1922, French developed Sapa like a mountain station, same as Alpine towns back in France, giving to Sapa a unique architecture in the area. After visiting Bac Ha and its Sunday market, we start to come back to Hanoi via the scenic Yen Bai.
Day 1: Hanoi to Mai Chau (L)
Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 2: Mai Chau to Son La (B,L)
Overnight at hotel in Son La.
Day 3: Son La to Dien Bien Phu (B,L)
Overnight in Dien Bien.
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu to Lai Chau (B,L)
Overnight in Lai Chau.
Day 5: Friday - Lai Chau to Sapa (B,L)
Day 6: Sapa & local villages (B,L)
Overnight in Sapa.
Day 7: Sapa to Bac Ha & Yen Bai (B,L)
Overnight in Yen Bai.
Day 8: Yen Bai to Hanoi (B,L)
Day 9: Hanoi full day sightseeing (B,L)
Overnight in Hanoi.