Northwest 6 days with Bac Ha Sunday market

Northwest 6 days with Bac Ha Sunday market

 

Day 01: Ha Noi – Hoa Binh - Mai Chau – Son La

- 07h00 pick up at  hotel for our Northwest Loop.

- Heading Mai Chau for the first visit to the white Thai minority.

- Get to know their daily life and special architecture of stilt houses.

- Enjoy lunch in Mai Chau.

- Afterwards strolling throughout narrow lanes of Lac and Pom Coong village of the White Thai.

PM

- Follow the road number 6 to Moc Chau. Moc Chau is a mountain town at the elevation of 1500 m above the sea, home to the green H’Mong, the Dzao and the Muong ethnic minorities and famous for Its plantations of green tea and dairy cow.

- After a quick stop then continue our trip to to Son La town.

- Dinner and overnight in Son La

 Inclusive services: A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (L)

 Hotel: Hanoi – Son La hotel 3*

 

Day 02: Son La – Tuan Giao – Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (former Lai Chau)

- Breakfast at the hotel then we drive to visit the Colonial Prison of French.

- A special drive over the Pass named Fadin Pass, the pass with 20km long, where the earth meets the heaven. From here you can enjoy the 3600 view of the Northwest.

- Visit some local hill tribes village on the way.

- Head down to Dien Bien Phu valley for lunch.

PM

- After lunch we will visit Dien Bien Phu old battle field and the war remnant museum, the A1 hill  and the Martyr’s cemetery for who died in the war and the bunk of the General De Castry….

- Drive to Muong Lay for overnight.

 Inclusive services: A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)

 Hotel: Lan Anh hotel 2*

 

Day 03: Muong Lay – Sin Ho hidden - Tam Duong – Sa Pa

- 06h00 depart Muong Lay for Sin Ho, for not only magnificent landscapes of the unexplored areas but also for the Typical minorities, where you will obtain specious chances to visit, meet and talk with the local people in their origin of friendly culture and traditional costumes, can say that all are still unexplored by tourist and commercialized.

- After Sin Ho we continue our trip on the hidden loop to Lai Chau for lunch.

PM

- Drive on the thread road up to the Heaven Gate for universal view of Lai Chau and Sapa and Hoang Lien Son mountain range with Fansipan summit of 1343m high.

- Afternoon arrive in Sa Pa.

- Check in hotel then free time to relax and stroll around Sa pa.

- Dinner and overnight in Sa Pa.

Inclusive services: A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)

Hotel: Holiday Sapa, Vista or Panorama hotel 3*

 

Day 04: Sa Pa trekking - Homestay

Sa Pa Trekking to 4 villages: Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van –  Cau May
5-7 hrs trekking throughout 4 hamlets - visit 2 different kinds of minority.

- Breakfast at the hotel then check out the hotel.

- Car take us to Ylinh Ho village for our mountain light trek to YlinhHo and Lao Chai village, visit the black H’mong minority village and spectacular scenery of terraced paddies on both sides of Muong Hoa stream with the simple rattan suspending bridges in scatter.

PM

- After a picnic lunch, keep on alongside Muong Hoa stream, over suspension bridges to Ta Van village of the Dzay people.

- Keep trekking to Cau May (Rattan Suspension bridge) - Giang Ta Chai I. Visit and stay overnight with a local family of the Dzay minority.

- With your tour guide and the house owners, we will set up a temporary cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food for dinner.

- Enjoying your dinner and getting to know local typical traditional customs, cultural….

Inclusive services: A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L + D)

Hotel: Cozy Host home-stay in Cau May

 

Day 05: Sa Pa trekking – Bac Ha

Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sa Pa

4 - 5hrs trekking with surprises at what you have never seen before.

- In the early morning you will be sure to be woken up by the households but lucky to see how is their daily life for a new day coming!

- Enjoy some pancakes made by your tour guide’s skillful hands.

- Start a new trek into Hoang Lien Son National Park by more stunning landscapes and other ethnic minority villages dotted further your eyes sigh. Visit Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority and then continue that trail to Su Pan village for lunch.

- Enjoy magnificent view of Ba Ho valley or visit some local houses of the Tay.

PM: Travel to Bac Ha

- 14h00 our car to return you to Sa Pa.

- Retrieve your luggage then drive to Bac Ha for overnight.

 Inclusive services: A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L )

 Hotel: Sao Mai hotel 3*

 

Day 06: Bac Ha Sunday market – Hanoi by night train

Attend Bac Ha –  A colorful Sunday Market.

- You should wake up early around 06h00 to see Bac Ha market, early then you can see what is original of an Ethnic minority market.

- Attend the market that is regarded as the biggest ethnic market of all Northwest Vietnam. It is organized by about 7 different kinds of hill tribes, with 7 different colors of clothes, as well as traditional customs and local culture from the Tay, the Dzay, the Red Dzao, the Black H’mong… Come to the market for interesting discoveries, as well as getting to know the universal daily life of the hill tribes in Vietnam. Our guide will offer explanations.

PM

- After lunch, we walk to Pho village of the Flower H’mong to enjoy traditional folk music, dancing and musical instruments that you will hear traveling in Vietnam.

- Visit the King Cat house.

- Drive down to Lao Cai station with a stopover to trek 2km to Trung Do village of the Tay people.

- Visit the village and then take a motor boat along Chay river for spectacular scenery of high mountain cliffs, waterfalls and rain forest…

- Boat trip for half of an hour then our car to pick up and drive to Ha Khau border-gate with China for a quick visit.

- Dinner at Lao Cai station then catch the night train back to Hanoi at 20h30. 8 hours sleep on the train…

 Inclusive services: A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)

 Hotel: Train ticket (train type: 4 or 2 soft sleepers in a cabin with air-conditioning

 

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