Tour code: ET018
Duration: 6 days
Place of departure: ET018
The North West is a very remote and undeveloped region that offers the country's finest mountain scenery. It also offers the best chance to meet colorful and varied ethnic minorities ( also refer to as hill tribes or Montagnard ), whose traditions have been the least affected by the modern way of life.
Therefore it offers tourists many of the its most spectacular scenery. The mountainous areas are home to many distinct hill-tribes. It is a highlight for Trekking & Adventure Tours, home stay ;an ideal destination for the tourists who is extremely want to discover the new lands.
The most interesting journey of all are done by 4WD Jeep or motorbikes. You will find yourselves through beautiful mountains and high plains inhabited by minority people notably the Black Thai, White Thai, Red H’mong, Flower H’mong, Black H’mong, Red Dzao, Tay , Nung, Ha Nhi....
Day 01 : Hanoi - Mai Chau ( L )
8.00 PM. Meet our guide & driver then driving to Mai Chau village. Mai Chau is a beautiful valley, 145kms north-west of Ha Noi. This is one of the closest places to Ha Noi where you can see real “Montagnard” villages. It is a complex of villages, farms and huts spread out over a large valley surrounded by mountains.
The main inhabitant is the ethnic White Thai, which is considered to be distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China. Home stay in stilt house in Lac village. ( The road trip takes about 4 hours with some stops on the way for viewing wonderful landscapes. )
* You may enjoy Thai traditional singing and dancing in the evening if you wish.
Day 02 : Mai Chau - Son La - Tuan Giao. ( B )
After breakfast, walking around the village. From here you’ll carry on driving to Tuan Giao via Son La. Lunch in Son La. On the way, we stop at Moc Chau, Thuan Chau towns and some different villages along the road to see the Black Thai ethnic minority and visit historical Son La prison where has remains during French time. Overnight in Tuan Giao.
Day 03 : Tuan Giao - Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau ( B )
Perfectly for a small walk to visit the market in the morning before your departure to Lai Chau for the night. You’ll enjoy the picturesque scenery as you pass the villages of Black Thai, White Thai, Red H,Mong, Black Dzao people.
Day 04 : Lai Chau - Tam Duong - SaPa ( B )
After Breakfast,the drive to Tam Duong which is very stunning with tiered tea plantations and verdant rice terraces carved into the landscape. Visit the villages of Back Dzao, Flower H.Mong people, pass through Binh Lu valley, up over the Tram Ton pass - 1900 metres high upper sea level , considered the most beautiful stretch of road in Vietnam. Check in hotel our Pumpkin Sa Pa hotel.
Join grpup tour
Day 05 : SaPa Trek - Home stay ( B - L - D )
Full trekking day to the most beautiful Muong Hoa valley where is home of Black Hmong, Dzay, Red Dzao and Tay hill tribe. Visit the village of Black H'Mong people in Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai. Then continue treking to TaVan where we have a home stay there with a local Dzay family.
Continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai to see Red Dzao people then return Sa Pa by shuttle bus or motorbike. You can leave your luggages and take a shower in our Pumpkin Sa Pa hotel before going to Sa Pa traditional market, then get down to Lao Cai by shuttle bus for your dinner then take our Pumpkin Express night train back to Ha Noi. End of trip.
495 usd / person, single + 340 USD