Route: Ha Noi - Son La - Dien Bien - Lai Chau - Sa Pa
Type of tour: Private
Transport: Car and train
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Group size: 04 pax

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Cat Cat Village

Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Have dinner and overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour (B,L,D)
AM: Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's House-on-stilts, Ho Chi Minh Museum (or Ethnic Museum), Van Mieu (Temple of Literature). Lunch.
PM: Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, the Old Quarter and Dong Xuan Market. Dinner. Enjoy a traditional water puppet performance. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 3: Ha Noi - Son La (B,L,D)
AM: Pick up at your hotel and leave for Son La. On the way, stop for taking photos, discovering hill tribes life and enjoying fresh air of the Tonkin Mountain. Picnic lunch.
PM: Keep driving to Son La town through peaceful mountainous villages of Black and White Thai people. Arrive at Son La town, check in hotel, have dinner. Free time and overnight in Son La.

Day 4: Son La - Dien Bien city (B,L,D)
AM: Breakfast. Visit French prison, Son La Ethnology museum and depart for Dien Bien with stop at Thuan Chau market, where the black Thai, H’mong and the other hill tribes come to exchange their agricultural products. Enjoy panorama of valleys and peaceful villages from the top of Pha Din pass (1300m high). Have lunch at Tuan Giao.
PM: Keep going to Dien Bien Phu. Upon arrival, check in hotel. Have dinner. Overnight in Dien Bien.

Day 5: Dien Bien city - Lai Chau (B,L,D)
AM: Breakfast. Visit the famous ancient battlefield II hill, museum, CP of decastrie (the french general was defeated here). Lunch.
PM: Drive up to Lai Chau to visit a remote area with friendly people: Flower H’Mong, Thai, Muong, and Red Dao. Dinner. Overnight in Lai Chau.

Day 6: Lai Chau - Sa Pa (B, L, D)
AM: Breakfast. Drive up Tam Duong to visit some morning markets. Depart for Sa Pa, visit Silver Waterfall. Have lunch at Tam Duong.
PM: Arrive at Sa Pa town. Visit Lao Chai and Ta Van, Villages of the H’Mong and Dzay people. Have dinner. Joining love market on Sarturday evenings. Overnight in Sa Pa.

Day 7: Sa Pa - Ha Noi (B, L, D)
AM: Breakfast. Trekking to visit Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’mong people then visit the Hydroelectric station built by French people. Have lunch at restaurant.
PM: Visit Ham Rong Tourist Area, take photograps. Go to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Ha Noi.

Day 8: Ha Noi (B)
Arrive in Ha Noi, bus picks up at railway station and take you to your hotel. Breakfast. Tour ends.

Tour Summary






Arrive in Ha Noi 


Ha Noi city tour

Ha Noi city tour 


Depart for Son La, visit Tonkin mountain

Visit villages of Black and White Thai people


Visit French prison, Son La Ethnology museum, Pha Din pass

Depart for Dien Bien Phu 


Visit ancient battlefield, museum

Drive to Lai Chau 


Visit some markets in Tam Duong 

Visit Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages and love market.


Trek to Cat Cat and Hydroelectric station

Visit Ham Rong mountain. Back to Lao Cai station, take night train to Ha Noi


Arrive in Ha Noi


Tour cost included

- Full transportation and accomodation as tour program indicated.

- Full meals as indicated (B,L,D) at the local restaurant.

- English speaking tour guide.

- Full entrance fees.
- 01 mineral water (bottle of 0,5l/pax/day)

Tour cost excluded

International flights, travel insurance, drinks, telephone, tips and other private services.

Departure city Hanoi