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Dien Bien Phu Northwest Delights Tour

 Hanoi - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau - Sapa - Bac Ha - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Duration: 10 Days
Itinerary in brief
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi - Son La
Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau
Day 5: Lai Chau - Sapa
Day 6: Sapa
Day 7: Sapa - Bac Ha - Hanoi  
Day 8: Hanoi - Ha Long
Day 9: Ha Long
Day 10: Departure from Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. Pick up and transfer to a hotel. Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, boasts tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples. An afternoon sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, the old quarters and a downtown pedicab ride (1 hour). Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Son La (B, D, L)
Spend the whole day on coach relishing the new road through Hoang Lien Son Mountains to Son La (320km). Take a stop-over at Ta Khoa Bridge on Da River Lake with panoramic views of lake, forest and mountain. There are opportunities to enjoy the friendliness of the H'mong tribe en route. In the evening, enjoy a cultural show of Black Thai at Bo village. Overnight in Son La.

Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (B, L, D)
Before leaving for Dien Bien Phu (170km), visit Thuan Chau Market where Black Thai women gather to exchange all kinds of farm products and hand-weaving brocades. Stop by at Pha Din Pass, famous for its magnificent mountain scenery. In the afternoon, travel via Muong Phang, enjoy a short trek through dense forest (1km) to visit General Giap's legendary tunnels. Thai villages surrounded by paddy fields are worth visiting en route. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.
Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau (B, L, D)
Dien Bien Phu, a famous valley at an elevation of 550m by the Vietnam ' Laos border. In the morning, explore Dien Bien Market and former battle field: Dien Bien Phu museum, Eliance Hill (A1 Hill), Nam Rom River and De Castries' bunker. Transfer to Lai Chau (105km), a small town along Nam Lay Stream, encounter Red H?mong village en route. Overnight in Lai Chau.
Day 5: Lai Chau - Sapa (B, L, D)
Admire the beautiful Lai Ha Suspension Bridge and Hang Tom Suspension Bridge near Lai Chau Town. Leave for Sapa (180km) via a picturesque road along the Nam Na River and across Hoang Lien Son, the highest pass in Vietnam (2,047 metres). The rest of the day is free time to wander around Sapa Town, home to different hill-tribes. The evening entertainment is a tribal folk show at a bar. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 6: Sapa (B, L, D)
Take a morning trek (6km) to visit hill-tribe villages of Lao Chai & Ta Van along picturesque Muong Hoa valley. A trekking trail is over magnificent rice terraced fields, green valley, river and white roof-dotted houses by mountain sides. Get to know more about the daily life of local people (Black H'mong and Day), their ways of living and simple working tools. In the afternoon, transfer to Ta Phin village, see Red Yao at work in their distinctive colourful dress. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 7: Sapa - Bac Ha - Hanoi (B, L, D)
Leave for Bac Ha (105km) via a winding road with breath-taking mountain views. Visit Bac Ha Fair (on Sunday only), considered the most lively and crowded in the region. It attracts a large number of Flower H'mong and other hill-tribe groups (Nung, Phu La, Tay). Transfer to Lao Cai (70km). Board the night train to Hanoi (370km). Berths in air-conditioned compartments are provided. Overnight on board.
Day 8: Hanoi - Ha Long (B, L, D)
After a 10 hours' ride, arrive at the Hanoi Railway Station early in the morning. Pick up and transfer to Ha Long (170km). The rest of the day is leisure for personal pursuits: relaxing on the sandy beach of Tuan Chau Island, walking on stone steps to Mt. Bai Tho (200m) which offers a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay and shopping for souvenirs on Ha Long Road (coal carvings, embroideries, ceramics,...). Overnight in Ha Long.
Day 9: Ha Long (B, L, D)
Take a private boat in Ha Long Bay (8 hours). Spend the whole day viewing the spectacular scenery of countless rock formations, paddling kayaks around picturesque coves with the schooner tagging behind and relaxing on wild sandy beach. Lunch of fresh seafood are served on board. Overnight in Ha Long.

Day 10: Departure from Hanoi (B)
Transfer to Hanoi (170km). Spend last minutes for downtown shopping (ceramics, silver-carvings, silk,...) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Tour Price

Tour cost per person in US$
Room Grade
3 - 4
5 - 8 
2 Star
3 Star
4 Star

Tour includes:

  • Private car pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station and back.
  • Soft berth train cabin with air condition 2 ways
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Twin /Double sharing Room at hotel in Sapa
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )
  • Sightseeing fees
  • Transport as programe
  • Taxes 

Tour excludes:

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses & Tips Drinks
  • Except otherwise mentioned

Please bring

  • Sun Block
  • Wide brim hat
  • Camera + Film
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Original Passport
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