Home >> Hard trek tours >> The North West Loops 07 days 06 nights

The North West Loops 07 days 06 nights

Code       :   VNC_SPHT07

Price       :      413 USD

Duration :   7 Days 6 Nights

Description: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Moc Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu - Lai Chau - Sapa - Hanoi

The northwest region is steeped in history and provides a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and colorful hill tribes. This stunning and isolated area has changed little over the centuries. You will have the chance not only to experience rural Vietnam behind the scenes but also to meet and talk to numerous different ethnic minority groups who will welcome you into their tranquil, unspoiled world. This is one of the most exciting adventure tours on offer in Vietnam.

Day 1 : Ha Noi – Mai Chau (160 km) ( L / D )

Depart by jeep from your hotel and head for Hoa Binh province. After weaving your way through the busy Hanoi traffic, you will soon be out of town (10 km) and able to admire the scenic Vietnamese countryside. Traverse a region of spectacular limestone mountains, passes and valleys, as you wind your way downhill to Mai Chau Valley of the Thai people. Spend the afternoon strolling around one of their picturesque villages, learning more about the Thai people and experiencing their renowned hospitality. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner whilst watching traditional local dancing and don’t miss the opportunity to sample the local rice wine, which is drunk with a long bamboo straw. Sleep in a house on stilts.

Day 2 : Mai Chau – Moc Chau – Son La (160 km) ( B / L / D )

Today, you will travel about the same distance as you covered to Mai Chau. The road to Son La is lined with fruit orchards, tea plantations and towering mountains. En route, you will have the chance to meet and talk to black Thai, white Thai, H’mong and Muong hill tribe people as they journey to work or the local markets. In the afternoon, visit the Prison Museum in Son La, which presents one perspective on the former French colonial rule. Dinner and Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Dien Bien.

Day 3 : Son La – Dien Bien Phu (170 km) ( B / L / D )

The farther you drive, the more impressive the mountain scenery will become. Visit more tribal village people on your way to Dien Bien Phu city. Stop for lunch in Tuan Giao. Continue on to Dien Bien and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Pha Din pass. In the afternoon, visit Dien Bien Phu, the last base of the French colonial power in Indochina. Monuments, museums and preserved bunkers all tell the story of the “final and victorious liberating battle” of 1954. After dinner, you are free to explore the nightlife of this remote mountain city. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Dien Bien.

Day 4 : Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau – Tam Duong (200 km) ( B / L / D )

Today’s drive lasts 6 to 7 hours but the scenery of the Lai Chau valley is both breathtaking and dramatic. The road is sometimes steep and often rugged, hugging rice-terraced mountainsides and fording turbulent rivers. In addition to the visual spectacle, you’ll have a chance to meet the some of the most beautiful and friendly hill tribe people in North Vietnam, such as the H’Mong, Black Thai, Black Dzao and Pazi. Dinner and stay overnight in the town of Tam Duong.

Day 5 : Tam Duong – Sapa (90km) ( B / L / D )

Take a short walk around this peaceful town and its market before hitting the road once again. As you wind your way through Tram Ton pass, the highest mountain pass in Viet Nam, you will be rewarded by truly magnificent views of the majestic mountains, passes and valleys. Prepare for a dramatic change of climate as you approach the old French hill station of Sapa. Now a busy market town for the regional minority groups, the town is encircled by towering peaks, often shrouded in cloud, and the air is cool and crisp. After checking into a comfortable hotel, you are free to explore this picturesque town.

Day 6 : Sapa, trek and Home stay (5-6 hours) ( B / L / D )

Take a jeep ride along the rugged but scenic road downhill from Sapa. The jeep will drop you at the village of the Zay people, your trekking base, from where you will go trekking across paddy fields, villages and streams. Discover a gentler, more tranquil way of life as you experience the genuine hospitality of the hill tribe people. Finish your day’s trek at a Tay village called Ban Ho, where you will stay with a local family – the perfect conclusion to a truly satisfying day filled with cultural insights and the unspoiled beauty of nature.

Day 7 : More trekking and Jeep back to Sapa, Night train to Hanoi ( B / L / D )

Say goodbye to your host family and take a short trek this morning before taking the jeep back to Sapa. Enjoy free leisure time for relaxation and shopping in the afternoon. Depart from the train station of Lao Cai at 8.50pm in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 5am. Tour ends.

Category Price per pax in USD Single Supplement
  2 pax 3 - 4 pax 5 - 7 pax  8 - 10 pax  
First Class $ 749 $ 567 $ 473 $ 428 $ 67
Superior $ 728 $ 546 $ 458 $ 413 $ 53

 

NOTE:

  • Prices are valid till Dec 30th, 2013
  • The bank transfer fees are not included

 

Inclusions:

  • Night train ticket: Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper, 4-berth cabin with air-conditioning – Tulico Train / Ratraco Train)
  • Pick up and transfer by private jeep, minibus or 4-wheel drive as indicated in the tour program
  • Meals as indicated in the program (B = Break fast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • Purified water
  • Accommodation based on twin or double room share (hotel and home-stay)
  • English or French-speaking guide.

 

Exclusion:

  • International & domestic flight ticket
  • Visa arrangement
  • Drinks, travel insurance, other meals
  • Tips & personal expenses.

 

Tour Notes:

  • Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
  • Train departure from Ha Noi at 21:15PM and from Lao Cai at 20:45PM
  • Pick you up at your hotel at 8:00 A.M
  • Please take your passport to check in hotel.
  • Beware of your luggage and money
  • Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
  • All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
  • Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.

Kindly read these terms and conditions carefully . On booking online or signing on booking form when making reservation over the phone or by mail , you are deemed to have read and accepted our booking conditions and are accepting the term of these condition on behalf of all persons in the party .
These terms and conditions constitute an agreement with Sapaviewtours.com ( A division of Vietnam Charming Travel and Trade Co ., Ltd ) by entering the site you accept these terms and conditions.

1 – RATE

Tour prices are net price and quoted in American dollar per person .

2 – PAYMENT METHODS

1.    Credit card payment.

We accept all kind of cards : Visa , Master , American Express , JCB and Diner card .
Please note that there is 3% of the bank fee for Visa and Master card payment and 4% for the others .

2.    Send money via Paypal .

When you receive our proposal with quotation , in the email body , you will see a link , click on it you will be taken to the secure Paypal website to make payment . If you are a Paypal member simply follow the usual system . If you are not member it is easy to join and it free .

If you already have a Paypal account , please pay us directly to Maiami1975@gmail.com after logging in your account at http://www.paypal.com

Please note that Paypal fees will be charged on your account . It means you must add Paypal fees when you pay us through this secure Paypal system . ( You can consult details of Paypal fees on their website ) .
To reduce complication for you , our customers , we will count this fee and add when asking for your deposit or payment .

3.    Send payment via Western Union.

Please use our information as below :

First name         : THANH MAI

Last name         : NGUYEN THI  

Address            : 12B/17 Ly Nam De Str , Hoan Kiem Dist , Hanoi City , Vietnam .

ID number        : 0 1 1 9 4 0 5 6 5

Phone number   : + 8 4 9 1 2 2 6 7 2 2 8

Then send us the Money Transfer Control Number ( MTCN ) and secret code ( if needed ) after your money sending..

4.    Bank transfer and cash .

Except for cash payment , bank fee charge may apply ( any bank charge must be born by customers ) . Our bank account details are as follow :

Beneficiary name                                        : NGUYEN THI THANH MAI

Beneficiary Account number                      : 1 2 1 4 1 2 9 8 9

Bank name                                                  : Asia Commercial Bank .

Bank swiff code or bank code for transfer : ASCB.VNVX.
Website : http://www.acb.com.vn

3 – CONDITION FOR RESERVATION


How to make reservation : Provide us name of service ( tour code or tour name ) and the information about you ( your full name , date of birth , nationality , your urgent contact phone number , number of people and departure date of the trip , number of days , your hotel name and address in Hanoi where we will pick you up for the trip if available ) then send to us via are below email address or fax to our sales office as our fax number : +84 437475486 ( international ) and 04 37475486 ( inside Vietnam ) . Email : Info@sapaviewtours.com

Balance of payment :
-    Balance of payment will be settled in Vietnam by you at least 07 working days ( seven working days ) prior to the departure time .
-    Failure to pay in full by this due time may result in the cancellation of your booking  followed by a penalty .
-    For bookings made less than 10 days prior to the departure , full payment is required and are subject to the availability of the requested services .

Payment term .
All trips require a non-refundable  deposit : 30% of total amount . The deposit will confirm your reservation until 30 days prior to trip departure , at which time the balance of the trip is due . If the balance is not paid in full by the due date , we will regard the booking as cancelled.

4 – CANCELLATION

If unexpected circumambiency should arise and impact your holiday plans , we would be glad to assist you with the cancellation procedures and refund your money . Our rate of refund are derived from our supplier’s requirements , and can be summarized as follows

•    Cancellation by customer will be charge as follow :
+ More than 30 days before the beginning of the trip : 20% of the total trip cost .
+ 20 to 30 days before trip commencement                : 35% of the total trip cost .
+ 14 to 20 days before the trip commencement          : 50% of the total trip cost .
+ From 7 to 14 days before the trip commencement  : 75% of the total trip cost .
+ No refund for cancellation 7 days before the commencement of the journey .
 
•    Cancellation by Vietnam Charming Travel :
The contract between the services rendered by Vietnam Charming Travel may be cancelled by us for reasons related to a situation of force major , political , heath , natural disaster , plane , etc… In all such instances of cancellation , registrations are fully reimbursed , but can not claim any compensation .

5 – PRIVACY POLICY

Vietnam Charming Travel is committed to supporting the highest standard for the Fair Handling of Personal information . We recognize that some visitors to our website may have concerns about the information they provide to us and we treat that information .
This Privacy Policy has been developed to demonstrate to our valued client that we collect only the information necessary for our interaction with them and to fulfil their instruction to us . We are committed to the highest ethical standards in the collection , security and use of the information provided to us .

6- VOUCHER

Voucher will be issued after the booked trip is confirmed and deposit is completed . A service voucher will be sent by mail or fax to customer .

 

Find your trip


Popular tours