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Alsimexco's private tour guide and driver welcome you at the hotel lobby in Hanoi from 8:00 AM for the 5 hour journey to Lao Cai Province.
Starting drive on the Highway of Noi Bai – Lao Cai offers you a beautiful countryside scenery of the Red River Delta and on to the midland of the Northwestern region.
Lunch at local restaurant in Lao Cai City then continue an 1,5 hour drive to Bac Ha district. From here, take a short boat ride on Chay River (if the water level permits), then stretch out with a easy walk to visit Trung Do village of the Tay ethnic minority people. Arrive at Bac Ha Town and check in a local homestay for the night before the dinner in local restaurant.
Hanoi to Lao Cai: 300km (5 hours)
Lao Cai to Bac Ha: 50km (1,5 hours)
In the early morning, tourist may be woken up by the noisy crowd of shoppers, the bustling sounds of the animals brought to market for sale, such as roosters, ducks or pigs.
After the breakfast at hotel, take a short walk from your place to go around the colorful Sunday market fair of Bac Ha. The majority who live in Bac Ha is the Flower H’mong people. The colors at the market will tell why they have such a name.
This is a great opportunity to learn the local trading, witness the local products for sales. The sounds, the smells and the colors will absolutely make you go Wow while busy taking photographs.
After a Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant, drive back down to Lao Cai City and onward up to Sapa town. Arrive in Sapa, check into your hotel and rest for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Sapa.
Lao Cai to Sapa: 60km (1,5 hours)
This morning, transferred to a trekking point in Muong Hoa Valley where you will do a beautiful trek to visit a few villages of the Black H’mong and enjoy the terraced paddy fields in the area.
Get picked up and drive back to town for lunch. The afternoon is spent for a scenic drive to Mu Cang Chai, another rice terrace paradise in Yen Bai Province after a 4 hours driving.
A long the way, stop for sometimes to capture the beautiful and stunning landscapes of Vietnam Northernmost. Check in a stilt-house homestay of the Thai people nearby Mu Cang Chai town. Dinner and overnight there.
Sapa to Mu Cang Chai: 160km (4 hours)
Most of the day third if for a long scenic trek on small paths and back roads from Che Cu Nha Village to La Pan Tan Village as this is the best part of the region for you to admire the amazing rice terraced paddy, chance to meet the local ethnic group of Black Hmong, the master of making masterpieces of terrace field technique.
Late in the afternoon, we drive to Tu Le town for a night at a local hotel.
Mu Cang Chai to Tu Le: 35km (1 hour)
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