Hoan Kiem Lake
Son La
Lai Chau
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H'mong girl in Sapa
Hmong Girl Smiling - Sapa

Code PH 05  Package Tour : 7 Days The Northern Adventure

Hanoi -MAICHAU - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - PhonGTHo - Sapa

Despite the rough roads the Northern Loop is becoming a bit of a classic. This is on account of the overwhelming scenery and popular the popular hill town of Sapa, a old hill station (elevation 1600 meters) close to the China border. The region is also home to numerous colourful ethnic minorities groups. Return to Hanoi by night train.

Special Rates For Internet User
All prices quoted in USD per person

Package Class Price per person in half-twin by private
car/coach with guide in the party of
1 2-3 4-5 6-8 9-12 13up
Standard Hotel 690 398 275 248 238 230 70
Victoria Hotel Sapa 820 468 360 338 328 318 150

Remarks :

Day 1 : Hanoi - Maichau - Son La ( B, L, D )
Am : depart from your hotel in  Hanoi at 0730 for a 11-hour drive to Son La. Have lunch and take a rest at Mai Chau. Arriving in Son La late in the afternoon and check into our local guesthouse where you spend the night.

Day 2 : Son La - Dien Bien Phu ( B, L, D )
Am : Visit the remains of a old French prison and have a dip in the local hot springs.  Then  drive to Dien Bien Phu around 170 km away. Stop over to visit some minority vilages and ThuanChau market. Arrive at Dien Bien Phu and check in hotel. Free time.

Day 3 : Dien Bien Phu - Phong Tho - Paso ( B, L, D )
Am : Spend the day around Dien Bien Phu visiting the former battlefields, the museum and some of the hill tribe villages. . 4 hours road trip  to Phong Tho Town. Visit the market in Phong Tho. Then continue the short distance to Paso town for our accommodation for this night.

Day 4 : Paso - Sapa ( B, L, D )
8.30: drive east to Sapa, which is a four - hour drive. Arrive in Sapa around 12h30. After lunch we have the afternoon free to explore the township. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 5 : Sapa ( B, L, D )
Take six hour trek to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, Ta Van and Cau May and meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa such as: Red Zao, Hmong and Tay people, walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 : Sapa - Hanoi (B, L,D ) Night train to Hanoi
Am : Free time at the market in Sapa town. Check out hotel. Have lunch in the town.

Pm : Transfer to Taphin HMong village and to Laocai train station for a night train to Hanoi.

Day 7 :  Arrive Hanoi train station  at 5.00AM . End tour.

Prices Includes :

  • 5 nights accommodation in twin sharing room.
  • Sonla  ( CongDoan hotel )
  • DienBien ( MuongThanh )
  • PhongTho ( Lan Anh 2)
  • Sapa ( Bamboo ) or Victoria hotel.
  • Meals at the local restaurant ( B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner )
  • Meal as specified in itinerary.
  • Transfer and tour by private air conditioning car with English or French Speaking guide as stated in itinerary.
  • Soft sleeper train ticket Sapa - Hanoi ( Aircondition cabin of 4 persons )
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided excursions

Prices Not Includes :

  • All insurance & airport tax.
  • Other tour & meals than mentioned in program.
  • expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry and gratuity etc.

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