Northwest Explorer - 7 Days

Northwest Explorer, step back to a time long forgotten

Love the idea of stepping back in time and experiencing what Vietnam is really like? A Northwest Vietnam holidays tour is not to be missed. Take in some breath taking scenery as we wind our way through the beautiful Vietnamese mountains. This journey is where your precious memories of Vietnam will definitely be made. Leaving the city life behind you, we head of the beaten track, out into the wilderness. You will meet local ethnic minority tribes people, eat with them and enjoy their traditional ways of life first hand! Lets take in a beautiful waterfall, deep running valleys, stepped rice terraces and “Real” local markets.

Sapa 2 Night Hotel Stay

The Northwest tour of Vietnam is exactly a reward for those who are ready to get on and looking for a series of ethnic minority discovery. Here you will find many chances to get to know the different ethnic cultures and some superb photograph opportunities. This trip will offer you all these benefits and in the  upmost of comfort. No doubt, this 7 days 6 nights trip stands out against the rest as the best in the collection of Northwest Vietnam tours.

Stay in the beautiful and green valley of Mai Chau that is home to the White Thai ethnic.

Wander the historic battlefield of Dien Bien Phu that put an end the French colonial time in Vietnam.

Enjoy the magnificent and breathtaking views all the mountain passes have to offer.

Close interaction with diversified and colorful ethnic minorities in Northwest Vietnam travel.

This Northwest Explorer Tour is certainly a tour not to be missed.

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Tour Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau.

Day 02: Mai Chau – Sonla – Dien Bien Phu.

Day 03: Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau – Phong Tho.

Day 4: Phong Tho – Sapa

Day 05: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan

Day 6: Sapa

Day 7: Sapa – Hanoi

Day 1
Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau

After enjoying a delicious breakfast and checking out of the hotel at 8.00 am, your guide and driver will collect you take you along the scenic and rural landscape of highway 6 to Mai Chau – a small town nestled in the midst of a lush valley, surrounded by green rice fields and the most friendliest of people. W will take a break along the way to visit the Muong tribe and then again at Thung Khe Pass for the spectacular view Mai Chau valley, a wonderful opportunity for some memory making photos. Upon arrival, lunch will be served at a local host family in Mai Chau, then afternoon will be followed by a beautiful hike along the winding dirt paths, walking through the amazing terraced rice paddies and small villages, to discover the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the White Thai inhabitants who live in the region. Early evening you will have time to relax at your own leisure, before having delicious dinner with a local Vietnamese family and enjoying local traditional dances with a live music performance. Meal: Lunch and Dinner.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide.

Day 2
Day 02: Mai Chau – Son la – Dien Bien Phu

You will start the day with a simple breakfast, including tea or coffee then it is time to say good bye to your host family and drive off on our journey to Son La. Our journey will include many stops, allowing you time to visit the local villages of various tribes including H’mong, Thai, Muong and Dzao. You will drive past many orchard and tea farms in Moc Chau plateau before reaching Son La for a late lunch. In the afternoon, we continue our drive along winding mountain roads, taking in the North Vietnam’s most stunning countryside, including the most well-known and historic Pha Din Pass. Of course, we will stop on top of Pha Din for some of the most breathtaking views and photo shooting opportunities. On arrival at your hotel you will check in and then have some free time in the evening to relax after such a full day. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide.

Day 3
Day 03: Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau – Phong Tho

Nestled in a heart shaped basin near the border with Laos, lies Dien Bien Phu, the famous historical battleground that put an end to the French colonial occupation in 1954. After breakfast, we start the day with a visit to the local market where you will meet charming Thai tribes in their traditional costume purchasing their farm products. Continue our visit to Dien Bien Phu Museum, A1 Hill and the War Cemetary of Dien Bien Phu with the nearby General De Castries’s Bunker, Old Muong Thanh Bridge and Nam Rom river. After the lunch in a local restaurant, we continue our way to Lai Chau along a dancing but rewarding road with a chance to know a variety of ethnic villages as Kho Mu (Xa), Huoi Chan, Dzao..etc. We drive further to Phong Tho on scenic roads with picturesque views along, dotted with ethnic villages of Thai, Kho Mu and H’mong minorities. Arrive in Phong Tho and spend the rest of the day to cycle around the town or to some local villages in the vacinity.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Day 4
Day 4: Lai Chau - Sapa

This morning we check out and leave Phong Tho to head for world renowned Sapa. We will travel into the wilderness along some small bumpy roads but such a reward will await us with views of such magnificent scenery, valley views and colorful jungles along the way. Rest stop will be made when we drive up Tram Ton pass that offers views to Fansipan Peak, “Indochinas rooftop” and visit to the nearby “Heaven’s Gate” and the “Silver Waterfall”. Upon arrival at Sapa in the afternoon, you will check into your hotel and relax at leisure until our guide will collect you and take you out for lovely dinner in this aged old French colonial town .

Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Day 5
Day 05: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan

After a great nights sleep and feeling fully refreshed you will enjoy breakfast in your hotel, you will explore the Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travelling though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. A great experience is awaiting you when you walk through the pine forests, terraced rice paddies and meet with minority villagers while enjoying the amazing and breathtaking views from the surrounding valleys. A Picnic lunch will be served at the end of the trek or in a local restaurant in Sapa town. The rest of the day will be free time to enjoy at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Day 6
Day 6: Sapa - Free time Explorer

A free and easy day for you to explore more in Sapa town and the local market.

Meal: Breakfast.

Tour guide: At your disposal

Day 7
Day 7: Sapa - Hanoi

After breakfast at your hotel, you will say goodbye to Sapa by the new beautifully built highway, back to Hanoi. The drive will be just about 5 hours but you will travel through beautiful rural countryside as the landscape changes from arching mountains to the flat plains of the Red River delta. You will arrive in Hanoi in the early afternoon and check into your hotel.

End of services.

Meal: Breakfast.

Tour guide: English speaking guide


  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax.




    Price valid from 1st Jan – 31 Dec, 2018 (per person in US dollar) 
    2 persons3 – 45 – 67 – 8Single Room Use

    *Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single Room Use is surcharged when 1 person occupy 1 room.


    CitiesHotel Category
    Mai ChauMai Chau Sol Bungalow (Pool View Deluxe)Mai Chau Sol Bungalow (Deluxe Bungalow)Mai Chau Sol Bungalow (Suite Room)
    Dien Bien PhuMuong Thanh

    (Standard Room)

    Muong Thanh

    (Deluxe Room)

    Muong Thanh

    (Suite Room)

    Phong ThoMuong Thanh Lai Chau (Standard Room)Muong Thanh Lai Chau (Deluxe Room)Muong Thanh Lai Chau (Suite Room)
    SapaVista Sapa

    (Deluxe Room)

    Aira Sapa

    (Deluxe Window Room)

    Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior Room)

    Price From USD 499 USD $ 459/person
    Total $ 459 USD

    Trip Facts

    • Hanoi, Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Sonla, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau, Phong Tho, Lai Chau, Sapa, Lao Chai, Tavan,
    • 7 Days \ 6 Nights
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, as per Itinerary
    • hotel & Homestay
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