5-D Mountain Majesty: A Journey Through Northeastern Vietnam

Explore hidden treasures and pristine villages in the rugged beauty of Northeastern Vietnam.

Welcome to an extraordinary adventure that will sweep you away on a captivating journey through the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultures of this remote corner of Southeast Asia. Over five unforgettable days, we’ll guide you through the rugged beauty of Northeastern Vietnam, where the majestic Hoang Lien Mountains safeguard hidden treasures, and pristine villages offer a glimpse into the rich traditions of the Hmong, Tay, and Red Dao ethnic communities. Prepare to traverse terraced rice fields, trek through lush forests, and behold stunning landscapes, all while immersing yourself in the serenity of the North. Join us on this exceptional expedition where you’ll encounter the wonders of nature and the cultural richness of Vietnam, set against the backdrop of its mountain majesty.

Hilltribe kid on terrace rice fields, Vietnam

Tour Details

Country

Vietnam

Price

Locations

Duration

5 Days

Difficulty

Easy, Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Discover hidden treasures and off-the-beaten-path destinations
  • Experience the rich traditions and lifestyles of the Hmong, Tay, and Red Dao ethnic communities.
  • Traverse terraced rice fields and lush forests while witnessing the stunning natural beauty of Northeastern Vietnam
Van Ban, Lao Cai (dulichlaocai.vn)
Day 1

Hanoi to Van Ban

Depart from Hanoi for a scenic 4-5 hour drive to Van Ban, nestled in the southern region of the Hoang Lien Mountains. This district of Lao Cai remains a hidden gem, boasting extensive hill evergreen forests – a rare sight within Hoang Lien National Park – and sheltering endangered species listed in the Red Book. Here, you'll find solace as you rarely encounter other tourists. In the afternoon, embark on a trek through the tribal villages of the Tay and Red Dao ethnic communities. Traverse palm forests and pristine streams, immersing yourself in their unique lifestyles and traditions.
Hmong kids on terrace rice fields, Vietnam
Day 2

Van Ban to Mu Cang Chai

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the homestay and take in the peaceful valley surroundings. Your journey continues to Nam Chay village, home to the Hmong people, where you'll hike amidst terraced rice fields offering breathtaking views of the Hoang Lien Mountains. In the afternoon, head to Mu Cang Chai for the night, preparing for the next leg of your adventure.
Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Road to Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam
Day 3

Mu Cang Chai - Hua Khat Village - Tu Le

After a delightful breakfast at the lodge, embark on a leisurely walk through lush rice paddies to reach Hua Khat Village, home to the Hmong Tribe. Continue to the main road where your vehicle awaits, and cross Khau Pha Pass, visiting a bee-growing farm and encountering various minority groups along the way to Tu Le. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore at your leisure.
Le Charm Tu Le Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ta Xua, Bac Yen District, Son La, Vietnam
Day 4

Tu Le to Ta Xua

Leave Tu Le behind and journey to Ta Xua Nature Reserve, renowned for its Cloud Paradise and Dinosaur Spine. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to visit hidden villages, waterfalls, and rice terraces nestled between Son La and Yen Bai. Explore places like Xim Vang and Cheu Villages, where untouched natural beauty merges with the traditional Hmong way of life. Immerse yourself in the serene countryside, learn about local farming practices, and discover the art of embroidery and traditional lace craft. If you visit during September and October, you'll witness terraced fields adorned in brilliant yellow and green hues, creating a mesmerizing sight.
Ta Xua Ecolodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cloud on the top of the mountain
Day 5

Ta Xua to Hanoi

Rise early and seek out the cloud paradise near the famous Dinosaur Spine, relishing the stunning sunrise before returning to your cozy lodge for breakfast. Later, take advantage of your free time to unwind and soak in the beautiful surroundings before your afternoon drive back to Hanoi.
N/A Breakfast, Lunch

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5-D Mountain Majesty: A Journey Through Northeastern Vietnam

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5 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water during tour
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room
  • Basic first aid kit.

Excludes

  • Flight tickets.
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • The tour can start from either Hanoi or Sapa.
  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, Tet and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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