OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN THE NORTHWEST OF VIETNAM

Route: Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen -Tan Uyen - Sapa - Bac Ha (Multiple Tour Dates)

Group size: Minimum 02 persons

Single supplement: $ 98.00 (extra)

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN THE NORTHWEST OF VIETNAM

Day 1: Hanoi - La Phu (L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. 7:30 am check your bike and warm up. You will bike along Red river bank to reach Son Tay town (50km). Have lunch at Duong Lam ancient village. Take a walk in 40 minutes around the village. Continue to La Phu. You can swim or have a hot mineral water bath. Dinner and overnight at Khoa Niem guest house. (Distance: 80km)

Day 2: La Phu - Nghia Lo (B,L,D)
Have breakfast. 8.00 am you ride your bike to Thu Cuc. Have lunch in Thu Cuc. After lunch, you will continue to Nghia Lo. There are a couple of steep climbs and a long trip in the day, so the bus will take you to some parts of the trip. Bus will take you to have a hot spring bath. Have dinner and check in Nghia Lo hotel. (Distance: 120km)

Day 3: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai (B,L,D)
Have breakfast. 8:00 you escape Nghia Lo town by bus. We will ride up and down hill many times to reach Tu Le (49 km). Have lunch in Tu Le ( If you want, you can have a bath in Tu Le hot sping ). After lunch, you will ride up hill to one of highest pass in our trip (Khau Pha pass) but this is the most beautiful area in our trip. It is 18 km  long up and 19.5 km down hill. We will finish 95km biking today at Mu Cang Chai town. Have dinner and overnight at Suoi Mo guest house. (Distance: 90km)

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen - Tan Uyen (B,L,D)
Today, you can enjoy the life living of many ethnics such as H’mong, Thai, Dzao, etc… and it is easy day. Almost, you ride down hill to Than Uyen (38km). Have lunch in Than Uyen. After lunch, you can ride around Than Uyen to take photos of terrace field, built by The Thai (ethnic). Continue biking to Tan Uyen (40 km). Have dinner and overnight at Thanh Dat guest house. (Distance: 85km)

Day 5: Tan Uyen - Sa Pa (B,L,D)
This day is for climbing. You ride to Binh Lu, visit Bo village (Lu minority people). Have picnic lunch in Binh Lu. After lunch, you go up hill, the highest pass in Vietnam (Hoang Lien pass) which is 2050 m high above sea level. From the top of this pass, you will go down hill to Sa Pa, stop over on the way to visit Silver waterfall. Have dinner and check in Holiday Sapa hotel. (Distance: 73km)

Day 6: Sa Pa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Ban Ho (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, 9:00 am you ride down hill to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages to see the village of H’mong and Dzay people. Have lunch in Ta Van. Continue biking to Ban Ho village. Have dinner and overnight at house of the Tay. (Distance: 25km)

Day 7: Ban Ho - Sa Pa (B,L,D)
After Breakfast, 9:00 am you will take a bus to Sa Pa, check in Royal View hotel. Free for relax until lunch time. 12:00 have lunch. After that, you will walk to Ham Rong mountain, enjoy a hundred kind of flower there. You also take photos of Sa Pa panorama from there. If it is possible, you can see the show of traditional folk sing and dance which is played by the minority people. Have dinner and overnight in Sapa. (Distance: 25km)

Day 8: Sa Pa - Ethnic weekly Market - Night train to Hanoi (B,L,D)
Early breakfast, 7:30 am you will take a bus to the market, depend on your starting day, you will see one of these markets: Cốc Ly market (on Tuesday), Lùng Khấu Nhin market (on Thursday), Cán Cấu market (on Saturday), Bắc Hà market (on Sunday). 12:00 have lunch. Then, you walk to the village of Flower H’mong people. Take a bus to Lao Cai. You have dinner in Lao Cai and catch night train back to Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi (B)
Train will arrive at Hanoi railway station about 5:30am. Tour ends.

Please Note: We will gladly arrange additional excursions in Vietnam such as trips to Halong Bay including kayaking, the old imperial city in Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, the central highlands and the resort city in Dalat, Saigon and the Mekong River Delta.

Tour Summary
Date Route and sight seeing Overnight
Day 1 Hanoi - La Phu, hot spring (80km)
Guest house - La Phu Village
Day 2 La Phu - Nghia Lo (120 km) Nghia Lo hotel - Nghia Lo town
Day 3 Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai (90km), a great view of terraces
Suoi Mo hotel - Mu Cang Chai
Day 4 Mu Cang Chai - Tan Uyen (85 km)
Thanh Dat hotel - Tan Uyen
Day 5 Tan Uyen - Sapa (73 km) Holiday Sapa hotel - Sapa
Day 6 Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Ban Ho (25 km)
Homestay - Ban Ho
Day 7 Ban Ho - Sapa, view of Ham Rong Mountain
Holiday Sapa hotel - Sapa
Day 8 Tribe Weekly Market
Night train
Day 9 Hanoi
 
Tour cost included

- All meals indicated in program (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner) 
- Water and snack
- Accommodations 
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Mountain bike and bus as indicated in the program 
- Train ticket from Lao cai - Ha noi ( 4 persons/cabin - soft sleeper with A/C )

Tour cost excluded

- Personal expenses, travel insurance
- Drinks, souvenir, laundry, emergency transfer, telephone...
- Tips

Departure city Hanoi

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