Best of Northwest Vietnam 7- day tour

With the journey in 7 days 6 nights, you will have chance to explore pretty and interesting North of Vietnam. Wallow into floating cloud of Sapa town, visiting fabulous rice terraces in Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang, stepping in Lung Cu flag pole, the high forehead of the motherland and experiencing the special life of Vietnam ethnic minorities are definitely unforgettable memories for you. Moreover, the tour will bring unique nature closer to you when visiting Ba Be Lake and Ban Gioc

waterfall in Cao Bang Province.

Tour Description

Night 1: Ha Noi - Night Train To Lao Cai 

Day 1 : Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Muong Hoa Village 

 Day 2: Visit Ta Phin Valley -  Silver Waterfall  - Tram Ton Pass 

 Day 3: Sapa - Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang 

Day 4 : Ha Giang - Dong Van – Meo Vac 

 Day 5: Meo Vac - Ba Be Lake 

 Day 6: Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc waterfall

 Day 7: Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ha Noi 

Tour price includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
+ All private modern transfer and transportation and driver along during the trip
+ Home-stay with daily breakfast

+ 3* Hotel in Sapa

+ Experienced private English speaking tour guide along during the trip.
+ Boat trip 
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.

+ Private Train to Sapa

+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Other services not mentioned above.


Category Price per person in USD for private party of 
2 -3  4 - 5  6 - 7 
  $ 830 $ 620 $ 580

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Night 1: Ha Noi - Night Train To Lao Cai 

We will meet at your hotel in Hanoi at around 20:00 hrs and you will transfer to Hanoi train station. The overnight train trip to Lao Cai will be in a shared sleeping compartment (sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). Train departs at approximately 21:15 hrs

Notes: Train schedule is subject to change. Private compartments on request at surcharge.

Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience. 

Day 1: Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Muong Hoa Village (B, L, D) 

Early morning (approximately 06:30 hrs) arrive at Lao Cai, the border town to Yunnan, China. The journey starts with a 38 km drive on winding roads up the mountains to Sapa, located approx. 1,500 m above sea level. On clear days you can see the highest mountain of Vietnam, the Fansipan. After breakfast, drive from Sapa town down to Lao Chai village. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic minority groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. Continue walking from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch continue your trek through a bamboo forest and then relax at a waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. Return to Sapa.

Day 2: Visit Ta Phin Valley -  Silver Waterfall  - Tram Ton Pass (B, L, D) 

Today morning, you will visit Ta Phin commune 14 km southeast of Sapa town. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Zao and Black H’mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic peoples are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Zao are economical and reserved…

Taking a short drive to the center of the valley, you will enjoy an easy walk following village path around the valley, paying visit to H’mong hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your foot. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Transfer back to Sapa for Lunch and noon break.

Afternoon, you will be picked up at about 14.00 and then drive up hill to see the famous Silver Waterfall and then onto Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1,800 m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range as well as over viewing spectacular landscapes of the whole area, stretching endlessly. Transfer back to Sapa and relax.

Day 3: Sapa - Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang (B, L, D)

We set off on a full day journey through Sin Man and Hoang Su Phi to Ha Giang town. The rough but scenic route traverses a dense jungle before crossing over a pass and descending to Sin Man. Along the way we may encounter the Nung Ing, Tay, Red Dao, Dao Ao Dai, La Chi and Co Lao, just some of the many hill tribe groups who have settled in the area. 

Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van – Meo Vac (B, L, D)

The remote region of Dong Van and Meo Vac is a land of rugged mountains and beautiful hill tribe villages which have remained unchanged for centuries. Today we head northwest out of Ha Giang Town towards this northernmost tip of Vietnam. The former H’mong royal house at Sa Phin is a primary attraction of the region, but the blend of the hill tribe people's colourful costumes and the majestic mountainous scenery make this long and sometimes bumpy trip an unforgettable experience.

Day 5: Meo Vac - Ba Be Lake  (B, L, D) 

Today, the journey takes you through the rolling hills and the picturesque scenery to Ba Be National Park. We will visit Dong Van town before crossing a stunning mountain pass to Meo Vac which is inhabited mostly by the Lo Lo and Pu Peo ethnic minority people. They still retain their centuries old cultural traditions and are recognisably distinct from each other by their dress. The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of the area’s local people are highlights of Meo Vac. Living conditions are very basic here. Roads are bumpy and zigzagging through the mountains, but the journey is more than rewarding. Meet the locals and learn more about the life and culture of the Hmong, Dao, Tay and Nung ethnic minorities who make for the main population in this region. Surely, your presence will attract the locals’ attention as this part of the country that still receives very few visitors. Depending on road and traffic conditions, we arrive in Ba Be by late afternoon or early evening.

Day 6: Ba Be Lake – Ban Gioc waterfall (B, L, D)

The legendary lake of Ba Be is just one continuous water body although the name means “three lakes”.

Today we embark on a boat cruising down the Nang River which is the main water source of the lake. This tranquil boat trip will give you a taste of the picturesque countryside at Ba Be National Park. We will visit the Puong Grotto before stopping at some nearby hill tribe villages. We will also have time to visit the scenic Dau Dang waterfalls.

 Day 7: Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ha Noi (B, L) 

After breakfast we will start our journey back to Hanoi . On the way we will have lunch in a local restaurant and we also pay a visit to the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum where we can learn something about the culture and traditions of the different minority groups in Vietnam. We should arrive back in Hanoi, at around 6pm.

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