Northern Vietnam to Sapa Mountain Tour – 5 Days

DAY 1. HANOI – PHU YEN (riding distance – 180 km – L, D )

Our guide will pick you up at the hotel at 8:00 am after breakfast. The Northern Vietnam with 4x4wd car tour starts with a short ride to the west of Hanoi. You will be amazed by the views on 2 sides of back-roads with tranquil village landscapes. After 50 minutes we will have a stop at Duong Lam village, a typical village of Vietnam countryside in the Red river delta. It is so wonderful to have a lunch at that traditional village. Our  journey keeps going on to Son La province. Riding  in the afternoon is one of the most highlight of the tours. The empty roads and breathtaking views will drive you away and amaze you with the windy mountain passes with the rustic tribe villages, vaguely appear in the sunlight. We come to Phu Yen at 4:00 pm. After checking in, you can take a walk around the town and enjoy the dinner.

DAY 2. PHU YEN – THAN UYEN ( riding distance – 220 km – B, L, D )

You are highly encouraged to be an early bird today because it will be the best ride in Vietnam ever! After trying the beef noodle, a really delicious Vietnamese cuisine, for the breakfast, we will set off at 8:30 am. You will be astonished on the way from Phu Yen to Than Uyen . Many stops will be put on the ride today. Make sure that you don’t miss any chances to take more photos for your collection about northern Vietnam tours.,We will have the lunch at Mu Cang Chai town. It is followed by the ride through rustic villages of H’Mong and Muong tribe. Riding through the sugar cane plantation make your tour to North Vietnam much more wonderful and memorable!,We stop at Than Uyen at 4:30pm. A night in hotel will be the relaxing times for you to prepare for the next promising days.

DAY 3. THAN UYEN – SAPA. ( riding distance 125 km – B, L, D )

Riding to Sapa will depart at 8:30am after breakfast. Although it is short distance, we will have a range of stops on trip. Truly, this part of ride could be the highlight of the whole tour in north Vietnam, especially when we ride through the longest and highest windy pass: Binh Lu mountain pass; where you are stunned by splendid views of mountains and valleys. Remember to charge your battery fully, because we will stop here to take many photo shoots, down at the winding pass. It is one of the greatest parts of the tours northern Vietnam.  After lunch in Sapa, we will take a short ride around Sapa area. Heading to Muong Hoa valley, you will be amazed by the glorious view of valley. When the dawn nearly falls down, we will be back to Sapa for overnight. It ceased the end of 3rd fantastic day with Northern Vietnam  tours.,“Sapa is one of Vietnam’s most well-known destinations in the north, nearly the Fansipan mountain; the highest peak in Indochina. It has gained the reputation for terraced rice paddies, the cooling weather, the color of weekend market. You will be stunned not only by the landscapes but also the colorful and lively local life of indigenous residents; originating from tribes. The combination of local culture and French architectures have mprinted significantly in Sapa”

DAY 4. SAPA – VU LINH – THAC BA LAKE. ( riding distance 200 km – B, L, D )

We highly suggests that you should wake up earlier, in case the sufficient time condition, we can try motorboat in the afternoon in Thac Ba lake. The tour starts again at 7:30 am. Just about 37 km from Sapa to Lao Cai, you can see the majestic views of tranquil village before heading to the main center of Lao Cai town. Watch out the roads because it is really crowded. Take your time to have a cup of coffee near the Chinese border before the tour keeps going to Pho Rang for lunch. In the afternoon, we come back the tour to back roads to Vu Linh -Thac Ba lake. The next part could pin the best moments of your tour to the north of Vietnam. A real life of Vietnam appears in your eyes. We arrive at the home stay at 3:00, park the car and continue with a boat tour on Thac Ba lake for an hour. Afterwards, we will be back to Dzao family and enjoy a local dinner with hospitable and friendly local people.“Thac Ba lake belongs to the area of Yen Bai province. Being one of the largest man-made lake in Vietnam, Thac Ba lake was created by the construction of hydropower plan in 1971. With more than 20,000 square meters and the length of 80km and thousand of islands, it is considered as Halong on the mountain. You will have the relaxing times to see the nature and take beautiful photos on boat after a long day”

DAY 5: VU LINH – THAC BA LAKE – HANOI ( riding distance 185 km – B, L )

Your breakfast is served with local pan cake, banana and fresh honey; all are made by local host. Our Northern Vietnam 4×4 tours is continued with the off-road tour around tranquil Dzao village with the gardens of palm and betel-nut trees. Afterwards, we will see off to come back to Viet Tri . After lunch in Viet Tri, our Vietnam tours crew will follow the off-the-track roads along the Red River bank to come back to Hanoi. You are one more time amazed by the peaceful villages like wonderful landscaping pictures. After few hours, we come to Hanoi at 4:00pm.

Tour price : Contact Us

Departure dates : Based on your inquiry

Group Size : 2 to 40 Travelers

Price Included :

  • Hotel accommodation on a twin sharing in hotels and Home-stay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast), (L = Lunch ) and (D = Dinner )
  • 4×4 WD Car
  • Gas for car
  • Services of an English speaking tour leader throughout
  • Sightseeing excursions as outlined in itinerary
  • Reasonable supply of bottled water in ice box on vehicle
  • Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable,sightseeing fees.

Price Not Included :

  • Expenses of a personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, mineral water, tips, shopping.
  • Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
  • Accommodation in Hanoi ( Contact us if you need to book )
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners

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