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Northwest Exploration
Destinations: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Son La - Lai Chau - Tam Duong - Sapa - Hano
Depart From: Hanoi / Duration: 7 Days - 7 Nights
Short Description
An amazing Vietnam adventure experience, on the saddle of the motorbike, through 6 provinces stretched along the border with Lao and the border with China, meeting lots of colorful minorities, with trekking and visiting the local villages. And one of the very interesting thing is to visit the Sunday markets seeing the trading of the hill tribes and more... all this will add to make a great adventure trip to Vietnam.
Basic Information
Travel Types:Adventure tour

Northwest Exploration

Motorcyle:We tour on 125cc two-stroke Belarusian motorbikes called 'Minsks', OR this tour can be done with the 4WD jeep (Russian or Japanese one)

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau

BanLac-MaiChauDeparture and wind our way to Hoa Binh town, before that we will be driving our own way through villages, valleys of Ha Tay and Hoa Binh province. Lunch break in Hoa Binh town, visit the power plant and continue hitting the roads up hills to Kun pass and onto nice roads offering spectacular views over the valleys and mountains. Arrive in Mai Chau in p.m., take a short walk around and overnight in Thai’s house on stilts.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La (150 km)

Drive to Son la, a stop in Moc Chau with hundreds of giant grass farm for cows, visit the ancient prison in the French war. Walk around the town and overnight in Son La.

Day 3: Son La - Dien Bien Phu (180km)

Leave Son La for Tuan Giao Town stop for lunch and onto Dien Bien Phu to visit the old battle fields of, war museum, airport...

Day 4: Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau – Tam Duong (~190 KM)

Drive throughout Lai Chau, lunch break in this old town then head out for our scenic drive to Tam Duong, on this day you'll have a chance to see the most beautiful hill tribes in Northern Vietnam such as H'Mong, Black Thai, Black Dzao, Pazi... Overnight in Tam Duong

Day 5: Tam Duong – Sapa (80km)

With this short distance, you can opt a chance to go trekking here for some hours, or drive straight to Sapa, enjoy the spectacular view en route. Arrive in Sapa, check in and overnight in town of Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa (20km trek)

Northwest ExplorationLeave our dirt bikes in Sapa, we will head out for a wonderful trek to Ta Phin village (North of Sapa), after 4 – 5 hours trek through the rice terraces, villages of H’Mong and Dzao, we will arrive at the homestay in about 4 p.m. Do some cooking with the families and overnight in this friendly homestay. (Dzao people).

Day 7: Sapa, night train to Hanoi

Trek uphill to main road where our jeep takes us back to Sapa, walk and shop around the town before driving (40 km) from Sapa to Lao Cai, for our night train back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi early next morning, your Vietnam adventure tour ends in Hanoi.


Northwest Exploration

Trip include:

Accommodation on a twin share basis with daily breakfast
English speaking guide
Meals as indicated within the itinerary
All in country transport
Admission fees and permits
Bikes and back up vehicles

Trip exclusion:

International flights
International departure tax
Visas and visa fees
Travel insurance
Personal expenses
Pre and post trip accommodation in Hanoi
Tips and gratuities

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