6 day Northern
This six day tour
visits the famous battlefield of Dien Bien Phu and the mountainous
region around Sapa which is renowned for its colourful hilltribe
Day 1: Hanoi
- Hoa Binh - Mai Chau - Son La. Drive to Mai Chau via Hoa Binh town
through picturesque scenery with stunning views of the mountains
on the way. Visit Thai ethnic minority village. Continue driving
to Son La.
Day 2: Son La - Dien Bien Phu. Drive from Son La to Dien
Bien Phu. Explore the site of the famous Vietnamese victory over
the French in 1954.
Day 3: Dien Binh Phu - Lai Chau - Phong Tho. Visit Museum,
notorious hill A-l battlefield, former French command post and a
old tank. Drive to Lai Chau, then to Phong Tho. Opportunities for
hiking with Hmong and Dzao hill tribes in the area.
Day 4: Phong Tho - Binh Lu - Sapa. Drive to Sapa through
terraced rice paddies ringed by mountains.
Day 5: Sapa - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Sapa. Short walk takes you
to ethnic Ta Van and Cat Cat villages. Afternoon free to explore
Day 6: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi. Drive to Lao Cai to board
atmospheric local train to Hanoi.
Ref: VNT6. £365.00
in tourist class, £450 per person in first class, based on
two sharing. Guaranteed daily private tour departures
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