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NW01:Northwest 5 days with Bac Ha Sunday market
Destinations: Hanoi – Mai Chau- Son La- Dien Bien Phu-Sin Ho- Lai chau- Sapa- HAnoi
Highlights: Beautitul trekking tours in Sapa, Dien Bien and Mai Chau, unique market,discover different minorities in the North Vietnam
Brief Sapa & Northwest Loop Tour
Day 1: Hanoi – Drive to Mai Chau, Son La
Day 2: Son La-Dien Bien- Muong Lay-
Day 3: Muong lay- Lai Chau- Sapa
Day 4: Sapa- Trekking- Bac Ha
Day 5: Bac Ha-Sapa-nightrain  Hanoi

Northwest 5 days with Bac Ha Sunday market
Day 01: Ha Noi – Hoa Binh - Mai Chau – Son La
- 07h00 pick up at  hotel for our Northwest Loop
- Heading Mai Chau for the first visit to the white Thai minority
- Get to know their daily life and special architecture of stilt houses
- Enjoy lunch in Mai Chau
- Afterwards strolling throughout narrow lanes of Lac and Pom Coong village of the White Thai
- Follow the road number 6 to Moc Chau. Moc Chau is a mountain town at the elevation of 1500 m above the sea, home to the green H’Mong, the Dzao and the Muong ethnic minorities and famous for Its plantations of green tea and dairy cow
- After a quick stop then continue our trip to to Son La town
- Dinner and overnight in Son La
Inclusive services:
A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (L + D)
Hotel: Hanoi – Son La hotel 3*
Day 02: Son La – Tuan Giao – Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (former Lai Chau)
- Breakfast at the hotel then we drive to visit the Colonial Prison of French 
- A special drive over the Pass named Fadin Pass, the pass with 20km long, where the earth meets the heaven. From here you can enjoy the 3600 view of the Northwest
- Visit some local hill tribes village on the way
- Head down to Dien Bien Phu valley for lunch
- After lunch we will visit Dien Bien Phu old battle field and the war remnant museum, the A1 hill  and the Martyr’s cemetery for who died in the war and the bunk of the General De Castry….
- Drive to Muong Lay for overnight
Inclusive services:
A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L + D)
Hotel: Lan Anh hotel 2*
Day 03: Muong Lay – Sin Ho market - Tam Duong – Sa Pa
- 06h00 depart Muong Lay for Sin Ho market, for not only magnificent landscapes of the unexplored areas but also for the Typical minority market on every Sunday, where you will obtain specious chances to observe the local people exchange goods and handmade products by barter trading, the market is very important and it is an exciting day for local people to meet and talk after a week or longer 
- Visit the market, meet and talk with the local people in their origin of friendly culture and traditional costumes, can say that all are still unexplored by tourist and commercialized
- After the market we continue our trip on the hidden loop to Lai Chau for lunch
- Drive on the thread road up to the Heaven Gate for universal view of Lai Chau and Sapa and Hoang Lien Son mountain range with Fansipan summit of 1343m high
- Afternoon arrive in Sapa
- Check in hotel then free time to relax and stroll around Sapa
- Dinner and overnight in Sapa
Inclusive services:
A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)
Day 04: Sapa – Bac Ha
Sa Pa Trekking to 4 villages: Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van 
4-5 hrs trekking throughout 4 hamlets - visit 2 different kinds of minority.
- Breakfast at the hotel then check out the hotel
- Car take us to Ylinh Ho village for our mountain light trek to YlinhHo and Lao Chai village, visit the black H’mong minority village and spectacular scenery of terraced paddies on both sides of Muong Hoa stream with the simple rattan suspending bridges in scatter
- After a picnic lunch, keep on alongside Muong Hoa stream, over suspension bridges to Ta Van village of the Dzay people.
- Our car to pick up and then drive down to Bac Ha
- Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha in a homestay in Na Hoi village of the Tay and Flower’s Hmong hill tribe
Inclusive services:
A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L + D)
Hotel: Cosy Host homestay in Na Hoi village
Day 05: Bac Ha Sunday market – Hanoi by night train
Attend Bac Ha –  A famous Saturday Market
- You should wake up early around 06h00 to see Bac Ha market, early then you can see what is original of an Ethnic minority market
- Attend the Market that is regarded as the biggest ethnic market of all Northwest Vietnam. It is organized by about 7 different kinds of hill tribes, with 7 different colors of clothes, as well as traditional customs and local culture from the Tay, the Dzay, the Red Dzao, the Black H’mong… Come to the market for interesting discoveries, as well as getting to know the universal daily life of the hill tribes in Vietnam. Our guide will offer explanations.
- After lunch, we walk to Pho village of the Flower H’mong to enjoy traditional folk music, dancing and musical instruments that you will hear traveling in Vietnam.
- Visit the King Cat house
- Drive down to Lao Cai station with a stopover to trek 2km to Trung Do village of the Tay people
- Then our car to pick up and drive to Ha Khau border-gate with China for a quick visit.
- Dinner at Lao Cai station then catch the night train back to Hanoi at 20h10. 8 hours sleep on the train… 
Inclusive services:
A private adventure car, entrance fees, English speaking tour guide and meals (B + L)
Hotel: Train ticket (train type: 4 soft sleepers in a cabin with air-conditioning)
Luxury restaurants are not available in the far North of Vietnam. Standard restaurants can hardly find. Then our meals are mostly at basic local restaurants with simple dishes. It is not expensive for having lunch/dinner there and it costs around 5-7 usd per meal only. Breakfasts are mostly not included at hotel and you will have breakfasts outside with Vietnamese popular dishes like noodle soup, sticky rice, bread, etc.  

NOTE: Acceptable restaurants are all located at towns which are sometimes far away from our visiting destinations. So lunch can be arranged quite late at around 1pm or 2pm.

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