Join an adventure with this private 5-day tour of the Northwest loop of the Vietnam mountains. Explore areas such as Dien Bien Phu, Sapa, and Sin Ho, meeting the locals and discovering the lands along the way. A professional guide will be available to assist you along the way and teach you about this culturally-rich region. Hotel pickup and drop off is included in the price of this tour.
Day 1: Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu City (No meals)A tour guide will meet you at your Hanoi hotel, then transfer you to the bus station. At 7:15pm, board the local bus with your guide and enjoy the overnight ride to Dien Bien Phu City. The bus will have amenities such as private soft-sleeper beds, blankets, reading lights, and air-conditioning. Overnight: BusDay 2: Dien Bien Phu City (B)Arrive at the bus station at approximately 6:00am, then disembark with your luggage. Transfer to your hotel, check-in, then have breakfast before enjoying the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, head to the Dien Bien Phu Museum to start your sightseeing. At 1:00pm, move on to the Dien Bien Phu Cemetery, the bunker headquarters of French Commander Colonel Christian de Castries and the Memorial dedicated to French soldiers.Overnight: Dien Bien Phu hotel Day 3: Dien Bien Phu to Sin Ho (B,D)Have breakfast, then check out of the hotel at 9:00am. Follow the National Road 12 to the Sin Ho plateau, admiring hill tribe villages and terrace rice fields along the way. Arrive at Sin Ho town in the late afternoon and check into your hotel. Take a short walk to the town market and observe the locals in their daily shopping routines before dinner. Overnight: Sin Ho Town hotelDay 4: Sin Ho to Sapa (B,L) Enjoy breakfast before checking out of the hotel at 9:00am. Drive downhill to Lai Chau City to have lunch, then continue about 90km to the town of Sapa. If time permits, you may stop on the peak of O Quy Ho to take photos of the sunset. Check into your hotel in Sapa and enjoy your afternoon as you wish. Overnight: Sapa hotel Day 5: Sapa to Hanoi (B,L)After breakfast, check out of the hotel and leave your luggage in the lobby. Transfer to the Muong Hoa valley and trek from the Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong people to the Ta Van village of the Dzay people. Visit ancient rock ground which is nicknamed "Stonehenge of Vietnam". Have lunch in a local Ta Van restaurant around 12:00pm, then enjoy a free afternoon to speak with the local hosts. At 3:00pm, board the express bus to Hanoi for a 9:00pm arrival. End of services at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.