Sapa – Dien Bien Phu and road on to Laos 9 days, 8 nights
09 Days / 08 Nights
Hanoi - Sapa – Dien Bien Phu – Muong Khua – Luang Prabang – Siem Riep
This trip allows you to visit the peaceful city of Hanoi, the paradise of rice terraced fields with rich culture and customs of tribal people in Sapa, the famous historical city of Dien Bien Phu, the amazing landscape of Muang Khua and Luang Prabang in Laos. All makes you have memorial trip.
Tour Code : TBV 01
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport (Please inform the arrivla flight no and time!), pick up to City for check in. Free for a walking around the old city. Night in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Overnight train to Lao Cai
Today, at 08h15am – 8h30am, we will start a full day trip to discover the most famous historical sites. The first place Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, then the house on stilts from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. We’ll also view the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda, and the fascinating display of memorabilia in the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Next we visit Hanoi’s first University – the Temple of Literature – dating back to 1070. After that, drive back to Ngoc Son temple situated among the Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy the scenery of the lake sides. In the evening, at 20h00, drive to the station for a night train to Lao cai. Night on trai
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Morning pick up at station and drive up to Sapa – a foggy highland town. Enjoy a trekking trail to down to the bottom of the valley via many paddy fields with a visit at Lao Chai and Tavan Villages. Time for discovering the daily lives before return Sapa town. Night in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai
With the morning walking down to Cat Cat village of H’mong people to discover the daily lives, tradition, culture and custom, visit Cat Cat waterfall and an old French Hydro Power Station. Next we will continue trekking to Sin Chai village for a wild and remote minority village. Finally, drive back Sapa for overnight.
Day 5: Sapa – Silver Waterfall – Tram Ton Pass – Bien Bien Phu
Today, we will depart for Dien Bien Phu, on the way, stop for visit Silver water fall and then Tram Ton – Mountain peak of Indochina mountain range. Check in on arrival and then spend time for visit the battlefields. You see the museum of Dien Bien with exhibits collected during the fiercest war in Indochina during the 1950s, then we visit the vestiges of bunkers and fortified stations of over 16,000 French Expeditionary troops (including Elliane Hill and De Castries bunkers…). You will also be able to see the headquarter of Vietnamese army (Viet Minh) which lies some 30km away. And finally you will understand why the French lost here and ended their attempt to control Indochina. You will visit A1 hill, Muong Thanh bridge. Night in Dien Bien Phu.
Day 6: Dien Bien Phu – Tay Trang Border – Muang Khua (10 hour driving)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we are transferred to Tay Trang Border and then drive to Muang Khua which is 70 km from Tay Trang Border. Arrive in Muang Khua a small trading town then we continue by boat cruise to Muong Ngoi 4-5 hours by boat. Muong Ngoi is one hour North of Nong Khiaw. The village is small with narrow footpaths lined with coconut palms and a common site is fisher folk mending their net creating Southsea ambience. A true Laos style of life is abundant here and time seems to stand still. We stop for lunch served with local food along the river bank. Overnight in Muong Ngoi.
Day 7: Muong Ngoi – Nong Khiew – Luang Prabang
Breakfast at the hotel, board a traditional river boat downstream the Nam Ou River towards Luang Prabang through stunning karstic landscape. Pinic lunch will be served on board. Arrive at Pak Ou where the Nam Ou River meets the mighty Mekong River. Visit the sacret caves housing thousands of Statues of Buddha. Continue towards to Luang Prabang and arrive before sunset. Meet upon your arrival and transfer to hotel.
Day 8: Luang Prabang
After having breakfast at the hotel, we go to visit Vat Vixoune influenced by Tai – Lu architecture and That Matmo, the watermelon shape stupa and Vat Aham just next, continue to Vat Sipphoutthabat with its fine carved doors and its view over the Nam Khan River. Walk through the the small lanes up to Vat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang dating back from 16th century. The roofs of the main chaped sweep low to the ground and glass colored panels, adorn the walls of chapels. Lunch will be served at the local restaurant. After continue your visit to the National Musuem (former of King,s Palace) and Vat Mai with its five tiered roof and exquisite carved veranda. In the heart of city, climb up Phosi Hill for abird, eye view of the city and it’s mountainous backdrop. Finally, we are transferred back to the hotel.
Day 9: Luang Prahang – Siem Riep
After your breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your flight to Siem Riep. Finishing our tour.
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
The rate is inclusive of
+ Transportation with A/C
+ English speaking guide on tour
+ Meals mentioned above (B- Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner)
+ Entrance fee for sites visited
+ Boat trip menitioned in the program
+ Train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Shared cabin with 4 soft sleepers with A/C)
+ Hotels – shared double/ twin room
+ Government tax, services charge.
The rate is exclusive of:
+ Personal expenses, Drinks, telephone, laundry, tips
+ Arrival and Departure Airfare, Vietnam and Laos visa fees
+ Airport departure taxes – paying at airport check in desks
+ Payment services charge by credit card or bank transfer (4%)
+ Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.