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Trip Code CVT110

Vietnam North-west Loop

Trip Duration

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Trip Overview

This sample Vietnam Tour is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.

Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley

Day 2: Mai Chau - Moc Chau

Day 3: Moc Chau - Muong La - Mu Cang Chai

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Trek

Day 5: Mu Cang Chai - Sapa

Day 6: Sapa - Bac Ha

Day 7: Bac Ha Market - Hanoi

Detailed Itinerary

Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 a.m., the morning drive takes you toward Hoa Binh province. After the bustling city, your drive becomes more scenic as you are making the way through the countryside with views of villages, small towns and farms along the way. You're able to make short stops for photo opportunities. Arrive at a village of White Thai people in Mai Chau Valley around noon. Have a Vietnamese lunch at the village.

In the afternoon, together with your guide, take a gentle trek to explore the surroundings with villages of stilt house, fruit and vegetable gardens and rice fields. This is a great chance for you to learn the daily life of the locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery.Back to the family for dinner and enjoy the traditional music and dance (The show is optional), performed by the local boys and girls in the traditional dress.

DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU

Meals:  Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: A local home-stay in Mai Chau (There's a comfort hotel option available, please let your travel specialist know if this is preferred)

After your breakfast, get transferred to a trekking point at Mai Hich valley to embark on a morning trek through the long valley of more stilt-house villages, farms and gardens. It is a bit more uneven than Mai Chau Valley so you are able to see some terraced fields some times on the trek. The scenery is also very peaceful and rural. Get picked up by your private vehicle at the end of the trek, return to Mai Chau for the lunch.
The afternoon drive takes you about 2 hours to Moc Chau Plateau. Upon arrival at Moc Chau town, drive onward to the tea plantation for around 1,5 hours trekking up and down the low hills of green-tea. After that, drive back to town and check into your private container bungalow at Moc Chau Arena Village for the night.

DAY 2: MAI CHAU - MOC CHAU

Meals:  Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Moc Chau

This is a longer driving day. The distance is 200 km roughly. You will have some interesting breaks on the way. The very first one, just a few minutes after your departure, is Hang Doi or Bat Cave. This is one of the most beautiful and largest caves in Moc Chau. The cave is incredibly decorated by many stalactites and stalagmites. Your morning drive is on the National Road No6. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.
The afternoon drive is winding up to Mu Cang Chai via Son La and Nam Chien hydro-power plans. Have short stops by the dames for taking some photos. Late in the afternoon, have an other stop at Ngoc Chien Commune to visit an interesting Hot Spring. This is the perfect time of the day when you have a chance to witness the ethnic Thai villager's naked bathing custom. You're able to check in a nearby family for a dip to enjoy the warm bath before continue on your drive to Mu Cang Chai. Check into Mu Cang Chai Eco-lode for dinner and staying overnight.

DAY 3: MOC CHAU - MU CANG CHAI

Meals:  Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight at Mu Cang Chai eco-lodge (Alternatively at a local house)

Breakfast at the lodge. At 8:45 a.m. start the day by a transfer to a trekking point at Che Cu Nha Commune. The trek is about 10 km on dirt paths to La Pan Tan Commune. This part of the nation's unique landscape will definitely offer you a great experience for your Vietnam trip. Beside the amazing terraced fields, you also have chance to visit some ethnic villages of the H'mong people. You have a lunch box for today. At the end of the trek, get picked up and get back to the lodge for the second night.

DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI TREK

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Mu Cang Chai

Depart from Mu Cang Chai at 8:00 a.m. Drive further up to Sapa. It takes half-a-day via the highest pass of Vietnam - O Quy Ho. The photo opportunities include O Quy Ho Pass' Top, Silver Waterfall.
In the afternoon, you will take time to ride the longest non-stop three-rope cable car to admire the august landscapes of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and Muong Hoa Valley. Check into your accommodation for tonight in Sapa.

DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI - SAPA

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

This morning, start your trekking day by a short transfer to Y Linh Ho trekking point. Moving downhill to the terraced fields and follow small paths, crossing a river on a interesting suspension bridge. Continue on the trek uphill. This is rather challenging when it is wet but definitely offers you spectacular view over the valley. Finish your morning scenic trek at Lao Chai Village where your private vehicle awaits  you. Back to the town for Lunch before your afternoon drive to Bac Ha District. Dinner and stay overnight in Bac Ha.

DAY 6: SAPA - BAC HA

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Bac Ha

Bac Ha is known as the capital of the region of the Flower H'mong in Vietnam. The district has several interesting hill tribe markets that many visitors would like to visit once. They are Bac Ha Sunday Market, Coc Ly Tuesday Market and Can Cau Saturday Market. Depend on your schedule, the trip will include one of these markets as it is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. Besides, you may have chance to take a sightseeing boat ride downstream the Chay River before lunch.(The boat ride's availability is up to the water level). The afternoon drive takes you back to Hanoi to finish the scenic mountain loop trip.

DAY 7: BAC HA - HANOI

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi (On request)

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • Private air-conditioned vehicles

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • English speaking tour guide (Other languages are available on request)

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time

  • Bottled water on the vehicle

EXCLUSIONS

  • Insurance of any kind (Compulsory)

  • Accommodation in Hanoi

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Others are not mentioned clearly in the itinerary and in the INCLUSION list

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I wholeheartedly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel. We designed a custom made trip to Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi-An, Siem Reap) with this agency. They accommodated all of our requests. The interaction with them was easy and prompt before the trip and the delivery was excellent. Very good guides, good transportation and great selection of hotels and restaurants throughout.Thanks very much for a great family&friends vacation.

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Jorge L. Perea

Spanish

Reviewed: Sep 1, 2019

We have just returned from a 6D5N private tour with Custom Vietnam to Mui Ne / Dalat. This is the 2nd time we travel with them, the 1st time was just a year ago to Ninh Bình/Sapa. Like the 1st time, everything went very smoothly from booking to the actual tour. Custom Vietnam continued to impress us with their high standard of customer service and the excellent choice of responsible tour guide and driver.
A special thank to the sales consultant Ms Julie Bui who handle our booking. She is very dedicated and responsible. She even called us on the last day of our tour to find out if we are satisfied with the trip.

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Fook-Mun W

Singapore

Reviewed: Aug 25, 2019

I was recommended to join this tour by a local friend. Rosie was in charge of liaising with me for arrangement and payment and did a great job responding to my queries.
The tour guide Key was very funny and cute, he entertained us a lot during the tour. We visited Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An ecotourism boat ride + King Kong Skull Island + Mua Cave and although it was rainy, still enjoyable. There was a lunch buffet provided, which was passable. Met other tour participants from other countries who were very friendly too. Overall an enjoyable tour and good service from the agency and tour guide.

Great travel and responsive service from Custom Vietnam Travel

Lebamyo 

Singapore

Aug 24, 2019

Rosie worked with me (very patiently and thoroughly) to organize a HIGHLY customized tour schedule which involved me sending PDFs of sites of I wanted to visit and the specific order in which I wanted to visit them. Everything went smoothly apart from the weather (which, obviously was beyond anyone's control), but the guides were able to ensure that I was still able to visit every site I wanted to see.
She was also available in real-time via WhatsApp to fix the occasional minor hiccup, which was very helpful. If I return to Vietnam I will definitely use this service again.

Fully customized tour, all went smoothly

Timothy Ciccone

USA

Aug 12, 2019

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As usually were our own planning pour, we had only bought the tickets for the flights in and out of Vietnam, and at short notice Rosie had made a perfect plan for our stay in Vietnam.
We experienced the north, the middle and the south of Vietnam and every hotel, guide and car with driver worked perfectly. All our needs and expectation were met more than we had thought of.
The contact with Custom Vietnam Travel were smooth even as we live in Denmark and Rosie is in Hanoi. We had several emails with details and information before our travel and while we were in Vietnam we were in contact (if needed) by WhatsApp.
When we arrived at the airport Custom Vietnam Travel picked us up and transported us to the hotel. Later the first day we had a nice visit by Rosie where she told us tips about what to do and see in Hanoi.
Every detail of the plan Rosie had made, worked perfectly and if we wanted to do or see something else, we just arranged it with the guides, that was very flexible.
We highly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel for arrangements in the lovely country of Vietnam!

Excellent 12 day Vietnam tour for the whole family

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Belgium

Aug 8, 2019

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