VN T 15: Northern Adventure,  7 days

Hanoi Sa Pa Lai Chau Phong Tho Dien Bien Phu Son La

 

Day 1              Hanoi - Son La 

                       

By vehicle from Hanoi to Son La

By vehicle from Hanoi to Son La
Journey towards the Lao border, west along Highway 6 past Hoa Binh and Moc Chau. Overnight in Son La.

                       

 

Day 2             Son La-Dien Bien Phu  

                       

After breakfast at your hotel, By vehicle from Son La to Dien Bien Phu
Journey west through Ban Vay and Tuan Giao.

TUAN GIAO: a remote town at the junction of Highway 42 to Dien Bien Phu and Highway 6A to Lai Chau.

PHA DIN PASS: located in Lai Chau Province (985 m above sea level), this area is mainly inhabited by white and black Thai and Hmoung (Meo).Sightseeing Dien Bien Phu
Dien Bien Phu was the site of the battle which defeated the French and ended their colonial control of Indochina. It is one of the most remote parts of Vietnam in the Muong Thanh Valley and is surrounded by steep heavily forested hills.

DBP MUSEUM: The site of the battle is now marked by this museum.

BUNKER OF DE CASTRIES: the headquarters of this French commander have been re-created, with old French tanks and artillery pieces nearby.

MINORITIES: the whole area is inhabited by Montagnard people, which include the white and black Thai, Hmong, Zao and Muong.

Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

 

Day 3              Dien Bien Phu - Phong Tho 

                       

After breakfast, By vehicle from Dien Bien Phu to Phong Tho

Overnight in Phong Tho.

 

Day 4              Sa Pa - Dien Bien Phu 

                       

After Breakfast at your hotel,By vehicle from Phong Tho to Lai Chau

Sightseeing Lai Chau

Small town nestled in a beautiful valley carved from spectacular mountains by the Da River. Valuable cash crops

and tourism help the locals make a living.

MINORITIES: several hill tribes can be seen in this area.

Overnight in Lai Chau.
 

 

Day 5           Lai Chau - Sa Pa

                       

Break fast then process vehicle from Lai Chau to Sa Pa

Mountainous journey in Lai Chau Province past Ban Cheng Nuo and Phong Tho.

Overnight in Sa Pa.

 

 

Day 6              Sa Pa

                        Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and start your day by sightseeing in Sa Pa Sightseeing in Sa Pa

Sa Pa is a hill station built in 1922 which lies in a beautiful valley with Fansipan Mountain overlooking the valley. Sapa has both Hmong and Dzao people, the largest and most colorful ethnic groups in the region.
MARKET: Montagnards from surrounding villages don their most colorful costumes and head to the market on Saturday.
THAC BAC WATERFALL: a 100 meter high waterfall, particularly impressive during the rainy season.
TRAM TON PASS: a pass on the north side of Fansipan. At 1900 meters, this is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. Aside from the magnificent views, it is know for its sudden, dramatic shifts in climate, from fog to sunshine.Hiking excursion to visit the ethnic minorities of the Sa Pa area
Explore villages of various hill tribes around Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.

Day 7              Sa Pa 

                        By vehicle from Sa Pa to Hanoi
Journey southeast along minor roads past Van Ban and Viet Tri.

 

 

End of Services    **Note: Itinerary subject to change due to flight schedules.

 

 

US$

Per pax

1 Pax

2-3 Pax

4-5 Pax

6+Pax

Single

Supplement

Standard

1,151

584

394

294

77

Superior

1,317

668

477

378

161

 

- Valid from 01 Jan 05 to 31 Dec 05

- The above rates are in USD per person base on twin sharing room

- Reduction for 3rd pax in triple room: US$ 24 for Standard, US$ 52 for Superior

- Child reduction (sharing bed of parents): under 2 years FOC; under 12 years -30%

 

Hotels

Standard

Superior

Son La

Cong Doan Hotel Son La

1-2* Run of House

Cong Doan Hotel Son La

1-2* Run of House

Dien Bien Phu

Muong Thanh Hotel 1-2*
Run of House

Muong Thanh Hotel 1-2*
Run of House

Phong Tho

Phuong Thanh Hotel 1-2*
Run of House

Phuong Thanh Hotel 1-2*
Run of House

Lai Chau

Lan Anh Hotel 1*
Standard

Lan Anh Hotel 1*
Standard

Sa Pa

Chau Long Hotel 1-2*
Run of House

Victoria Sapa Hotel 4* (+)
Superior/ WD

 

*Equivalent class hotels used when default hotels are not available.

 

Included services:

- Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF)

- All transfers within the journey

- All entrance fees

- English, French or German-speaking guides (other languages available upon request)

 

Excluded services:

- International and domestic airport tax. ** Airport tax information**

- Visa fees, drinks and personal expenses.

 

Remarks:

 

1. Please note that the validity of this quotation includes the Christmas and New Year period. Many hotels could include last minute compulsory meal packages during these festivals. We will inform you of any additional costs, if applicable, as soon as we are notified by the hotels, and will adjust the quotation accordingly.

 

2. Please note that general terms and conditions apply as stated in our Terms and Conditions



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