Adventure Northwest Vietnam Tour

You are nature lovers & outdoor adventurers? You would love to stay away from touristic places and explore off-the-beaten-track attractions & authentic local cultures? Northwest Mountain Vietnam is a large mountainous areas of magnificient beauty viewing gorgeous mountains & valley in Sapa, Mai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien Phu & Lai Chau that could be a smart choice for your Vietnam Holiday. Let's have this 7 day Northwest Vietnam Adventure tour read for the details and go ahead with the adventure......
From: Call 7 days/6 nights - private tour

General information of Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour 7 days/ 6 nights.

Northwest Mountain Vietnam is featured with spectacular landscapes of  high mountains & deep valleys, also the living place of many hilltribes such as white Thai, Muong, Hmong, Dzao, Tay, Dzay.... who still preserve their traditions & customs well.This 7 day Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour is an interesting journey for your best admiration of typically beautiful landscapes; and for good insights of local ethnics' rich cultures in Mai Chau valley, Son La, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau & Sapa.The trip is suitable for the nature lovers and outdoor adventurers with biking & trekking activities in Mai Chau valley & Sapa.Beside scenic landscapes & outdoor adventures in this trip, you can have a great insight of Vietnam's history when visiting famous historical sites en route such as Son La prison & Dien Bien Phu battle sites where we had the decisive battle to end the French Colonism's occupation in 7th May 1954.

Hoang Lien mountain range -Sapa

Hoang Lien mountain range - Sapa - Lai Chau

Brief travel itinearary of 7 day Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour

  • Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau valley, trek & bike to explore Mai Chau valley.Homestay in a local Thai family (B,L,D)
  • Day 2: Mai Chau valley hike in Mai Hich commune - Son La city.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)
  • Day 3: Son La city - Dien Bien Phu, visit Dien Bien Phu historical sites.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)
  • Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau city.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)
  • Day 5: Lai Chau city - Sapa, visit Tram Ton Pass, Silver waterfall & Ham Rong mountain.Overnight in the hotel (B,L_
  • Day 6: Sapa trekking full day to Muong Hoa valley.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)
  • Day 7.Sapa hiking to Ta Phin village, then back to Hanoi city (B,L)

Dien Bien Phu museum

Dien Bien Phu museum

Travel map route Northwest Vietnam Adventure Hanoi- Mai Chau valley- Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau- Sapa - Hanoi 7 days.

What special experiences you can expect to get in this Northwest Vietnam Adventure.

  • Wonderful captivation to majestic landscapes of mountains & valleys in far Northwest Mountains of Vietnam.

  • Authentic experiences of local ethnics's rich cultures when trekking to their villages or homestaying on their homestay.

  • Healthy treks on hillsides down the valley to captivate breathtaking scenery of rice terraces, mountains, valleys & peaceful villages.

  • Chances to taste local delicious foods at homestays or restaurants during the journey.

  • Real touch & exploration to significantly historical sites of Vietnam- French wars in Son La & Dien Bien Phu area.

The detailed travel itinerary of 7 day Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour

Day 1. Hanoi - Mai Chau valley, explore the valley.Homestay overnight in Mai Chau(L,D)

The tourguide & driver will pick your group up the hotel and depart to Mai Chau valley - the starting journey to Northwest Mountain Area of Vietnam. You will have chances to admire beautiful landscapes of mountains, local villages and the lush valley of rice, tea & sugarcanes on the way with some stops for photos if you love to.

Around the noon time, arrive in Mai Chau valley - the pristine valley of rice fields & rurally tranquil villages of local ethnic groups : White Thai, Black Hmong, Muong, Tay, Viet......

After a lunch in a local family of White Thai, we will get a leisure bike around Mai Chau valley, you will have a great  sense of peaceful villages, local daily life and scenic scenery of ricefields & mountains in Mai Chau valley.

Then, we meet driver and transfer to Mai Hich commune - a less touristic & more pristine area in Mai Chau, we will have some hike around the valley till approaching our local family where we will have home-cooked dinner & stay overnight for tonight.

Mai Chau valley- village

Scenic Mai Chau valley

Day 2.Mai Chau valley hike - Son La city.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)

Early wake-up to enjoy peaceful life of a rural village with the rouster’s songs, fresh air & nice view of surrounding mountains.

After breakfast, we check out, say farewell to the host family and start for a 1,5 hour trek along the valley, passing by different villages in Sam Khoe commune for more exploration of local life.

Then get the driver picked up en route and keep driving up along majestic mountainscapes between Mai Chau & Son La.Lunch will be served in a local restaurant on the way to Son La city.

Pay a visit to the remain vestiges of Son La prison and get to know about how Vietnamese polititcal prisoners was treated when being imprisoned here by French Colonism.

The rest of the day, you will check in the hotel and have your own relaxation at leisure.

Dinner on your own and overnight in the hotel.

 Son La Prison

Part of Son La prison

Day 3. Son La city - Dien Bien Phu.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)

After breakfast at the hotel,we head directly west towards Dien Bien Phu, one of the remotest parts of Vietnam. Passing by the villages of the ethnic minority people, The White Thai, Black Hmong, Muong & the Black Thai, we can stop for picturesque scenery.
Dien Bien Phu is 35km as the crow flies from the Lao's border, and is situated in the Muong Thanh Valley. For centuries,it has been a major town on the transit route for traders between Myanmar, China and Northern Vietnam, but more recently in May of 1954 it became a place of special significance in the creation of a modern state of Vietnam.It was the site of a decisive battle that led to a 57 day siege of the French garrison and consequential end of the French colonial occupation.
The history of Dien Bien Phu is the main attraction here.On the site of the battle there now stands Dien Bien Phu Museum were old French tanks and artillery can be seen along with the re-building of the bunker headquarters of the French commander Colonel Christian de Castries.

Overnight stay at hotel.

A1 Hill in Dien Bien Phu

A1 hill - Dien Bien Phu battle

Day 4.Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau city.Overnight in hotel (B,L)

Heading north through Lai Chau province we are confronted by some of Vietnams most spectacular scenery. Nestled in a beautiful valley and surrounded by a magnificent mountain range we enter the small town of Lai Chau. On arrival we check into our hotel and freshen up. Then if so desired we take a drive up the mountain Pha Din. In the local language Pha Din means heaven and earth, and according to the local legend, this area was the frontier between Heaven and Earth. Climbing and descending the slopes with their many bends and deep gorges amid such magnificent scenery is a really enjoyable and interesting trip and makes for some good photos.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Pha Din Pass - Lai Chau

Cloud Sea in Pha Din pass

Day 5. Lai Chau city - Sapa.Overnight in the hotel (B,L)

Today is another day to captivate spectacular landscapes of Hoang Lien mountain ranges between Lai Chau & Sapa.Check out the hotel and ready for the journey along NR4D to reach Sapa town.En route, you will drive past imposing O Qui Ho Pass (one of 5 challenging ones in Vietnam) with stops to visit Tram Ton Heaven Gate & Silver waterfall - two famous attractions in Sapa.

Late lunch will be surved in a local restaurant in Sapa town.

The rest of the day, we will have a nice hike to conquer Ham Rong mountain for a beautiful captivation of Sapa town & surrounding mountains.

Dinner on your own account & overnight in the hotel.

Tram Ton heaven gates - Sapa

Tram Ton heaven gate - the highest point in O Qui Ho Pass

Day 6. Sapa treks down Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van & Giang Ta Chai villages.Overnight in hotel (B,L)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will do a full day hike down Muong Hoa valley visting Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van & Giang Ta Chai villages. The trek offers you an immense exposal to stunning rice terraces, scenic streams & mountainscapes.You will have great chances to experience the hilltribes' authentic daily life,interact with friendly local enthics such as Black Hmong, Dzay, Red Dzao and get to know their culture.

Lunch will be served in a local Dzay family in Ta Van village.

After the hike, driver will pick the group up at the gate of Giang Ta Chai village back to Sapa town.

Overnight in the hotel.

Muong Hoa valley - Sapa trek

Muong Hoa valley - Sapa trekking to local villages

Day 7.Sapa visit to Ta Phin village - back to Hanoi.Overning in your booked hotel (B,L)

After breakfast at 8:30, we check out the hotel and have a morning hike to visit Ta Phin village of Red Dzao & Black Hmong tribes.

Lunch will be in Sapa town, then take 5.5 hour drive on Lao Cai - Noi Bai highway back to Hanoi capital.You will be in Hanoi around 18h30 p.m to 19h00 p.m.7 Day Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour is finished when we drop you back to the doorsteps of your booked hotel. See you on another journeys exploring Vietnam's beautiful landscapes.

Price: Call.
Single supplement: usd.

The price includes :

  • Private car with driver along your trip.
  • Tourguide of English speaking following the travel itinerary.
  • Entrance sightseeing fees of mentioned visiting places detailed in the travel program.
  • Meals as stated in the program (B- breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Twin/double-shared room on basis in the hotel, soft sleeper with mosquito net, curtain & blanket at local homestay (shared bathroom & toilet with the host family)
  • Bike rental fees in Mai Chau valley.

The price excludes :

  • Tips to driver & tourguide.
  • Drinks & berverages
  • Online payment fees
  • Shopping or personal expences
  • Services not included in the travel itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance.........
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