Day 01: Hanoi – Mai Chau (-/L/-)
Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi to Mai Chau. The beautiful area is known for its unique stilt houses, paddy fields, and lush green mountains. Check in to the Mai Chau Ecolodge for two nights stay. In the afternoon, meander around the nearby Thai villages and immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and culture.
Day 02: Mai Chau (B/L/-)
Travel to the Suoi Lon Village and cruise around Hoa Binh Lake, the largest man made reservoir in Vietnam. Visit the beautiful Go Lao Waterfalls. In the afternoon, relax in the pool and enjoy the breathtaking view from the bungalows.
Day 03: Mai Chau – Hanoi – Lao Cai (B/L/-)
Travel back to Hanoi, stopping at the Cultural Space of the Muong on the way. This private museum is dedicated to the Muong ethnic group, the largest minority group in the Hoa Binh province. Enjoy some free time in Hanoi before transferring to the railway station for your overnight sleeper train ride to Lao Cai.
Day 04: Lao Cai – Tribal Market – Sa Pa (B/L/-)
After arriving in Lao Cai City in the morning, you will enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant before visiting a colourful tribal market. The market is perfect for learning about the culture of the local hill tribes. After reaching Sa Pa you will check in to the Sunny Mountain Hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
*Tribal markets are on Mondays and Fridays
Day 05: Sa Pa (B/L/-)
Drive to the Lao Chai Village, along the Muong Hoa Valley and Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. The Village is home of the Black H’Mong ethnic group. Enjoy a stroll to the Ta Van Village of the Dzay people. You will then be driven back to Sa Pa. In the afternoon, visit the Ta Phin Village, home of the Red Dzao minority group. Meet locals and immerse yourself in their culture and way of life.
Day 06: Sa Pa – Hanoi (B/-/-)
Enjoy free time in Sa Pa until check out time. Transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.
Number of Days 6
Price From $1495
4* accommodation with daily breakfast
Overnight sleeper train-quad share cabin
English speaking guide throughout
Daily tours and admission fees
Meals as listed
Peak season surcharges from $50/person for Jan – Apr & Oct – Dec
From $1,495 per person, twin share
Single supp from $285/person