Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha ( L, D)
You will be met and greeted by your private tour guide and driver at the hotel in Hanoi. Departure at 8:00 AM, the morning drive on the High Way (Noi Bai – Lao Cai) offers you a beautiful countryside scenery of the Red River Delta and on to the midland of the Northwestern region. You will have lunch at Lao Cai City around noon. In the afternoon, after 1,5 hour drive, you will arrive Bac Ha district, take a short boat ride on Chay River (if the water level permits), then stretch out with a easy walk to visit Trung Do village of the Tay ethnic minority people. Arrive at Bac Ha and check in a local homestay for the night.
Day 2: Bac Ha – Sapa (B, L, D)
You may be woken up by the domestic animals such as roosters or pigs early in the morning. After the breakfast, you will get a short transfer to the town for strolling around the colorful Sunday market. The majority who live in Bac Ha is the Flower H’mong people. The colors at the market will tell why they have such a name. This is a great opportunity to learn the local trading, witness the local products for sales. The sounds, the smells and the colors will absolutely make you go Wow while busy taking photographs. After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, we will drive back down to Lao Cai City and onward up to Sapa town. Arrive in Sapa, check into your hotel and rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Mu Cang Chai (B, L, D)
This morning, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Muong Hoa Valley where you will do a beautiful trek to visit a few villages of the Black H’mong and enjoy the terraced paddy fields in the area. Get picked up and drive back to town for lunch. The afternoon is spent for a scenic drive to Mu Cang Chai, another rice terrace paradise. You may have time to get some stops on the way for taking pictures. Check in a stilt-house homestay of the Thai people nearby Mu Cang Chai town. Dinner and overnight there.
Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Trek (B, L, D)
Today, we spend most of the day for a long scenic trek on small paths and back roads from Che Cu Nha to La Pan Tan as this is the best part of the region for you to admire the amazing rice terraced paddy. Late in the afternoon, we drive to Tu Le town for a night at a local hotel.
Day 5: Mu Cang Chai – Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, we will take more walk to visit Tu Le valley before check out of your hotel for the drive back to Hanoi. Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way. Arrive in Hanoi and finish the tour at the door of your hotel.
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Join in group tour departure: Wednesday
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Group size: 2 to 25 hikers
The tour will include
♦️ B= breakfast, L = lunches, D = dinner
♦️ 4-night accommodation
♦️ Village entry fees
♦️ English speaking guide
♦️ 1 big bottle of water/per person/day
♦️ Support car for whole tour
The tour will NOT include
♦️ Personal travel insurance
♦️ Extra drinks during hiking (e.g., bottled water or beer)
♦️ Tips for guides and drivers