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Discover Vietnam Tour in Spectacular Northwest
Code: LX 011
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Destination: Hanoi - Maichau - Sonla - Dienbienphu - Sapa - Bacha Market
Arrival City: Hanoi
Departure City: Hanoi
Accommodations: 1 night in Hanoi, 1 night in Mai Chau, 1 night in Sonla, 1 night in Dien Bien, 1 night in Phong Tho, 1 night in Sapa, 1 night on train.
Transportation: Car, Train
Tour Guide: Local English Speaking
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 welcome dinner
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Road Distance:
Hanoi - Maichau: 185 Km or 4 hours by car
Mai Chau - Son La: 160 Km or 3.5 hours by car
Son La - Dien Bien: 105 Km or 2.5 hours by car
Dien Bien - Lai Chau: 100 Km or 2.2 hours by car
Phong Tho - Sapa: 174 Km or 4 hours by car
Sapa - Lao Cai Train Station: 40 Km or hour by car
Lao Cai Train Station - Hanoi: 300 Km or 8 hour by train

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Tour Summary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau (B)
Day 3: Mai Chau - Son La Plateau (B)
Day 4: Son La - Dien Bien Phu basin (B)
Day 5: Dien Bien Phu - Phong Tho (B)
Day 6: Phong Tho - Sapa (B)
Day 7: Sapa - Bac Ha Market - night train to Hanoi (B)
Day 8: Hanoi Departure

Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Vietnam Adventure Tour to the Northern part of Vietnam. On arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide will greet and transfer you by private car to your hotel. In the evening, our tour guide will host welcome dinner at local restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau (B)
After breakfast at hotel, the morning drive to Hoa Binh City allows you to visit Muong and Dao village in evergreen valley then continue to Mai Chau, the home of Thai minority. In the afternoon, visit the Chief of Thai Community to learn the history, tradition and festivals. Enjoy walking tour to other village which help you to understand the daily life of the local. Tonight, the special treat is traditional dance by ethnic artists. Stay overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 3: Mai Chau - Son La Plateau (B)
After breakfast with Thai People in Mai Chau, drive 38km from Mai Chau to Sa Linh for 2 hours trek to the village of the H'Mong people then continue to green Moc Chau Plateau, the main area for Vietnamese green tea and dairy products. We continue our drive to Son La. After check in your hotel in Son La, visit Son La Prison where you will learn about Vietnamese efforts to liberate the country from French domination and the life of Vietnamese fighter during the first Indochina War. Stay overnight in Son La.

Day 4: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (B)

After breakfast at hotel, today go to Dien Bien Phu, the world famous battlefield in 1954. The victory in Dien Bien Phu Battle ended the War between Vietnam and France. On the way, stop to visit the ethnic market of Thuan Chau where local minorities selling their home products like bee honey, bamboo shoots, medicinal herbs. In the afternoon, enjoy historical tour in Dien Bien Phu including Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum, A1 Hill, Muong Thanh Bridge, De Caste Bunker and Dien Bien National Cementery. Tonight is free at leisure. Stay overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu - Phong Tho (B)
Today, drive to Phong Tho Market which is only opened on Friday. After visiting the market, trek to the Village of Lu and Thai Minority which is located in Ban Hon Valley. In the afternoon, check in hotel and enjoy leisure walk to the surrounding for daily life of local people. Stay overnight in Phong Tho.

Day 6: Phong Tho - Sapa (B)
After your breakfast at your hotel, go to Sapa, the land of clouds and mountains. On the way, take photo stop at the main entrance to cloudy Fansipan, the highest mountain in Indochina. In the afternoon, trek to The Black Mong Village of Lao Chai and The Zay Village of Ta Van which are located on the scenic natural stream then check in hotel in Sapa. In the evening, free at your leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 7: Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Night Train (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, check out and enjoy drive on mountain road to Bac Ha Market, the biggest mountainous market where 10 different tribes are selling their home-made products. Lunch at local restaurant then visit Mong Royal Palace built by French in 1923 and drive to Lao Cai Train Station for overnight train to Hanoi. On the way, stop at border gate between Vietnam and China. Check in and stay overnight on train.

Day 8: Hanoi Departure (B)
As the train arrival in Hanoi Train Station at 06 am, free at leisure then transfer to Hanoi Airport for international departure or domestic extension.
Thank you for joining our Vietnam Adventure Tour and wish you had a wonderful vacation.

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