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Discover the rustic Vietnam, enjoy the dramatic landscape where colorful hill tribes inhabited for many generations. Vietnam Northwest region is the place for your off-road trip to loop around. You …

Discover the rustic Vietnam, enjoy the dramatic landscape where colorful hill tribes inhabited for many generations. Vietnam Northwest region is the place for your off-road trip to loop around. You will definitely fall in love with attractive Vietnam after the tour.
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  • 1. Vietnam Off the Beaten Track – Loop VietnamNorthwestDiscover the rustic Vietnam, enjoy the dramatic landscape where colorful hill tribes inhabitedfor many generations. Vietnam Northwest region is the place for your off-road trip to looparound. You will definitely fall in love with attractive Vietnam after the tour.• Trips length: 7 days• Trip Themes: Local life & Culture, Local food, Community, Explorer• Transport: car/mini bus• Places visited: Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien - Lai Chau - Sapa• Tour operates: all year around• Start / End cities: Hanoi / Hanoi• Accommodation: home-stay: 2nts; hotel: 4nts• Price from: Available on requestDetailed ItineraryDay 1 Hanoi – Mai Chau [L, D]Early morning, the guide and drivercome to pick you up for a overlanddrive to Hoa Binh province. Out ofthe bustling streets of Hanoi andwind your way through villages, ricepaddies with stops on the way fortaking photographs. Arrive at avillage of White Thai people in MaiChau Valley around noon. Havelunch with local food at the village.In the afternoon, together with yourguide, take a gentle trek to explore the surroundings with thatch roof villages, fruit and vegetablegardens and rice fields. This is a great chance for you to learn the daily life of the locals. Back to thefamily for dinner and enjoy the traditional music and dance. The show is performed by the localboys and girls. Overnight on stilt house.Approximately 135 km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world awayfrom the hustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on therice fields and rural living is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area, and the mostpeople here are ethnic White Thai, distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China.Tel: +84.4.371 85750Hotline: +84.977102103www.customvietnamtravel.comEmail: info@customvietnamtravel.comOffice: No 116/32/76 An Duong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2. Day 2 Mai Chau – Son La [B, L, D]After breakfast at the village,morning drive ups the mountains,heading for Son La. Have a stop atXa Linh for a short walk to visitPacon village and Xa Linh colorfulmarket (market only on Sunday)where the H’mong people live.You will have a great view throughthe windows of the car with plentyof green tea plantations at the sidehills at Moc Chau, you can have ashort break at a local shop for agreen tea and milk cakes as these are the specialties of the area. Lunch at Yen Chau town. In theafternoon, you can have another stop for visiting the Black Thai people who live in some hamletswith turtle shell roof house-on-stilts. Arrive at Son La city, visit Son La Former Prison built by theFrench and Museum of ethnology preserves revolutionary remains and exhibits precious objectsintroducing the historical and cultural traditions of the 12 ethnic groups living in Son La. Check in ahotel and overnight at Son La.Day 3 Son La – Dien Bien Phu [B, L, D]The road trip goes on after your breakfast; today drive is also very stunning with high passes cuttingthrough steep mountains. Along the way, you can witness homes of many hill tribes authentic inlifestyle and colorful in costumes. A daily market at Thuan Chau town is also worth visiting. Afterpassing Pha Din Pass, you will have lunch at Tuan Giao. In the afternoon, the drive continues alonga small river where you can learn how the Black Thai people use the traditional water wheel towww.customvietnamtravel.com
  • 3. transfer water into their rice fields. Arrive in Dien Bien Phu City. Check in your hotel. Dinner andovernight in Dien Bien Phu.Day 4 Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau [B, L, D]After breakfast, you will visit the last bastion of French power in Indochina. Monuments, museumand preserved bunkers tell the story of the final and victorious liberating battle of 1954. Then driveto Lai Chau (Former Tam Duong). En route, you meet numerous hill tribe minorities of RedHmong, Dao, Mang, and watching the picturesque terrace fields drifting away beside the carwindows in Sin Ho township. The way up to Sin Ho is beautiful. Beside Sapa, it is one of the highesttowns in Vietnam, very cold in winter. Lunch at a local restaurant in Sin Ho. Arrive at Lai Chautown (former Phong Tho). Overnight at Lai Chau.Day 5 Lai Chau – Sapa [B, L]This morning drive offer you a spectacular landscape when you are climbing one of the highestpasses in Vietnam, Tram Ton Pass with the top reaches to 1800 meters above the sea level, it is atthe side of Hoang Lien Son National Park where the roof of Vietnam located. There is time for photoopportunities on the way and a visit to Silver Water Fall before arrive at Sapa Town. Lunch in Sapa.Check in your hotel. In the afternoon, climb to the summit of Ham Rong Mt. to admire the panoramaover the township of Sapa and Muong Hoa valley. Free time for the evening and dinner at your ownaccount. Overnight in Sapa.Day 6 Sapa Trek [B, D]A full day exploring Sapa and the surroundings with rice terraces and hill tribes’ villages, the carwill be available any time to pick you up from some trekking points. Tonight, you will experienceanother night at a local home-stay in a village of Dzay people.www.customvietnamtravel.com
  • 4. Day 7 Sapa – Hanoi [B, L]After breakfast at the home-stay, you have 400 km to go so you are advised to start driving at 7:30o’clock down hill to Hanoi. Lunch at midway. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon. End of service.Email us: info@customvietnamtravel.com, or find us on G+, Facebook, Twitterwww.customvietnamtravel.com