"North West Vietnam Trekking Tours: Travel Hanoi Mai Chau Yen Bai Lai Chau Sapa Lao Cai"
www.lotussiatravel.com North West Vietnam Trekking Tours: Travel Hanoi Mai Chau Yen Bai Lai Chau Sapa Lao Cai (8 days) The 8-day tour is provides in the north western Vietnam taking you to the less travelled places in Vietnam. Begin your holidays adventure with a car transfer from Hanoi to Mai Chau where you enjoy a short hike and spending a night at local home (homestay). The trip continues with car transfer with altered treks through local ethnic villages, terraced rice fields. You travel through Yen Bai and Lai Chau province and visit such places as Suoi Lon, Thu Cuc, Nghia Lo, Mu Cang Chai, Tu Le, Than Uyen and Sapa. This 8-day trekking tour is a medium/challenging trek that requies some trekking practice and experiences. Most of the nights will be spent at local home (homestay). You share the house with family with private bedding setup. The tour is provided with experienced English-speaking tour guide, support vehicle, local porters, cook and trekking, camping equipments. Itinerary: www.lotussiatravel.com Day 1: Ha noi - Mai Chau. Breakfast at hotel. Depart for Mai Chau, on the way, trek some kilometers through ethnic villages (Muong and Thai). Lunch in Mai Chau. Overnight in a Thai village. Day 2: Mai Chau - Suoi Lon. Transfer 17 kilometers then trek in an area of inhabitants of ethnic minority Thai, Muong the villages of Cun Pheo and Hang Kia. Arrive Bai Sang wharf for cruising on Black river by local boat. Arrive at Suoi Lon for overnight in Muong' Village. Day 3: Suoi Lon - Bac Yen - Thu Cuc. Transfer to Ta Sua plateau, you can contemplate the highland scenery of it. Visit some villages of ethnic Black H'mong and discover the daily life and custom of local inhabitants here, especially you can enjoy the local specialties: Ta Sua Tea and agriculture products then come back the mountain town for having lunch. After having lunch, visit the local market, the handicraft and farming products made by many ethnics are available here. Then continue to trek over 5 Kilometers through villages of Thai and Muong village. During the trekking you can take a rest and enjoy the local wine distillated by ethnics. Transfer to Thu cuc. Overnight in Muong Village. Day 4: Thu Cuc - Nghia Lo. Trek through Thai, Dao, Mong villages and visit the water wheel. It is used to scoop the water for the rice fields near the streams. Continue going to Nghia Lo through the direction of Lung Lo pass. Arrive at Nghia Lo, check in hotel then take a visit the local market at the moment of decline of day. Day 5: Nghia Lo - Tu Le. Leave Nghia Lo for the itinerary, trek and visit some villages of ethnic's minorities along the road: black Dzao, H'mong, white Thai, etc. They are very kind, honest and plain. Arrive at Tu Le village, dinner and overnight in house on stilt of inhabitants here. You can discover the daily life activities of this village in particular and the Thai ethnic in general in Vietnam. Overnight in Thai Village. www.lotussiatravel.com Day 6: Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen. Take leave of inhabitants of Tu Le, it takes 2 Km to village center, you can visit lots of activity on the early market day and it is typical colorful ethnics of this high mountain regions. Transfer to the the footing of Kau Pha pass for us to start trekking about 9 Km through the forest and ethnic villages. This trail runs parallel with the famous and beautiful Kau Pha pass. We finish the trail at the peak of the pass (1800m above sea level). Transfer to Mu Cang Chai for lunch. Visit the local market and go on to Than Uyen. Arrive at Than Uyen, check in local guest house. Day 7: Than Uyen - Binh Lu – Sapa. Transfer to Sapa, on the way, we can take trek to visit lots of beautiful villages of ethnic. Especially, you can meet the most typical ethics as: Lao, Lu (Xa Pho). They wear the long traditional and colorful costumes with jeweler hand made. Moreover, you can discover the kind face in black dyed teeth of ethnics here. Arrive at Sa Pa. Check in and rest of the day at leisure or visit Sa Pa famous tourist town in Northern Vietnam . You can visit and go shopping, market for buying souvenirs such as handicraft made by ethics, ethics' traditional costumes, etc before ending the days in North West Vietnam. Day 8: Trekking. Sapa – Laocai. Overnight train to Hanoi (B). Travel to Sin Chai village. This is a beautiful village, located right at the foot of Hoang Lien mountain range and inhabited by the Black Hmong minority. There we start our trekking journey uphill. Once we reach to the top, you will take a small trail descending to Catcat village. Your lunch will be provided near a waterfall. In the afternoon, we will take another trail sneaking through mountain. The scenery is also spectacular. Take a short break upon arriving Y Linh Ho village before climbing up to the main road where our vehicle will be waiting for us for the journey back to Sapa. Then get on our vehicle again and travel to Laocai for overnight train back to Hanoi. Train??? Departure at ??? (To be advised). Trip ends. Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi based tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity tours in all over Vietnam. The above multi-activity tour is only a sample we list on this site for your reference. That can be flexible, customizable and subject to weather conditions and other circumstances. We have lots of other itineraries which will be available upon request. 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