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North Vietnam Hill Tribes - 9 Days

North Vietnam Hill Tribes

Vietnam · Private Tour · 9 Days
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Prepare to witness the wonders and heritage of Vietnam's northern landscape. Explore through this adventurous journey as you encounter recent history, see the colorful hill tribe villages dotting the mountainsides, and trek through wondrous plateaus.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi → Mai Chau
Day 3 - Mai Chau → Son La
Day 4 - Son La → Dien Bien Phu
Day 5 - Dien Bien Phu → Tam Duong
Day 6 - Tam Duong → Sa Pa
Day 7 - Sa Pa
Day 8 - Sa Pa → Hanoi
Day 9 - Hanoi

What is included

  • All transports in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • 7 nights accommodation at standard 3* hotels with breakfast
  • 1 night hill tribe home stay
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing places
  • Local English or French speaking guide
  • Visa handling fee

What is NOT included

  • International flight
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel where you will have a welcome drink and tour briefing.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Star View Hotel

Hanoi

day
2
Hanoi → Mai Chau

After breakfast, traveling to Hoa Binh, pass through a region of spectacular limestone mountains and tea plantations before arriving in Mai Chau.

Spend the night in a White Thai villager’s house ­on stilts and experience their wonderful hospitality and traditional dancing.

Overnight at the village.

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Hanoi → Mai Chau151 km 2h 42min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Home stay in White Thai village

Mai Chau

day
3
Mai Chau → Son La

After breakfast, we start the journey to Son La.

Pass by fruit orchards, tea plantations, towering mountains and the local Black Thai, Meo and Muong hill tribe people heading to markets.

Visit the Prison Museum, which remains as a poignant reminder of former French colonial rule.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Mai Chau → Son La249 km 3h 37min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Hanoi Son La Hotel

Son La

day
4
Son La → Dien Bien Phu

After breakfast, we continue the journey to Dien Bien Phu, an impressive scenery and hill tribe villages fill.

It is the last bastion of French power in Indochina. Sightseeing with the monuments, museums and preserved bunkers that tell the story of the final and victorious liberating battle of 1954.

Overnight at Dien Bien Phu.

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Son La → Dien Bien Phu328 km 5h 33min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Muong Thanh

Dien Bien Phu

day
5
Dien Bien Phu → Tam Duong

After breakfast, we drive you to Tam Duong. Sometimes steep and often rugged, the road through the Lai Chau valley is both breathtaking and dramatic.

Hugging rice terraced mountain sides and fording turbulent rivers, your travels today are visually spectacular.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Dien Bien Phu → Tam Duong170 km 2h 30 min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Muong Thanh

Tam Duong

day
6
Tam Duong → Sa Pa

After breakfast, we drive you to the old French Hill Station of Sa Pa.

A busy market town for the regions minority groups, the town is encircled by towering peaks often shrouded in cloud and the air is cool and crisp.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Tam Duong → Sa Pa57 km 1h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Muong Thanh

Sa Pa

day
7
Sa Pa

After breakfast, then we continue trekking to the H’mong and Red Dao villages of Lao Cai and Ta Van hamlets.

As you are introduced to a different way of life and the chance to enjoy the genuine hospitality of these hill tribe people.

A truly satisfying day filled with insight into daily life and the unspoiled beauty of the area.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Muong Thanh

Sa Pa

day
8
Sa Pa → Hanoi

After breakfast, we drive you to Lao Cai and descend scenic mountain roads on your return to Hanoi.

Stopover on the way to discover more local villages before arriving in Hanoi in late afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Sa Pa → Hanoi312 km 4h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
]

Star View Hotel

Hanoi

day
9
Hanoi

After breakfast, you are free at leisure until time to transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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Star View Hotel

Mai Chau
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Home stay in White Thai village

Son La
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Hanoi Son La Hotel

Dien Bien Phu
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Muong Thanh

Tam Duong
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Muong Thanh

Sa Pa
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Muong Thanh

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person1 pax
Double Sharing Basis
2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2173$1116$886$649

Photos

Tea Plantation, Son La
Giang Ta Chai Village, Sa Pa
Dien Bien Phu
Hoa Binh Province
H'mong village
Old Frech Tanks, Dien Bien Phu
Market, Sa Pa
Red Dao, Sa Pa

Map

What travelers say

  • Gary D. and Kitty W. from Holland
    Feb 2015

    We want to thank you personally for all of your services which made this holiday a very memorable experience for us.

    We enjoyed ourselves very much !

    All of the transfers to/from hotels, airports and to the local sights were very good and always on time. The quality and size of your cars were also very good and comfortable. We also found our Guides and Drivers in North Vietnam, Central Vietnam and in the South all very good and polite. They were all careful drivers.

    Also a big thank you for the birthday cake, flowers and wine that your Guide & Driver gave to my wife on her birthday whilst we were in Ninh Binh.

    Congratulations on the complete service you provided us and we would recommend you to anyone who wants to visit Vietnam. We will also pass these compliments on to Travel Agent as well.

    Thank you again!

  • Aloijsius B. from Holland
    May 2015

    We have our last day in vietnam today. After our first days, we feel that it is important to inform you, that we enjoyed the next days. We already told you by phone about hue and hoian. The days in saigon and mekong delta were also special and very good arranged. Our compliments to the guide and the driver.

    So we leave vietnam with a good feeling. Thanks for your support and thanks for the upgrades we received.

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