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Itinerary 5 days Sapa - Dien Bien - Moc Chau - Mai Chau by Van Limo

Join Asia Transport on an exciting 5-day journey through the Sapa - Dien Bien - Moc Chau - Mai Chau itinerary, traveling in a luxurious van Limousine.

This itinerary will take you to fascinating and renowned destinations known for their pristine beauty and legendary history in the Northwest region of Vietnam.

Hà Giang
Hà Giang


Day 1: Hanoi - Noi Bai - Sapa - Moana

06:30 AM: Pick up at the designated meeting point in the Old Quarter and Opera House, depart for the Northwest loop.

Afternoon: Visit the Moana scenic spot, including various harmonious man-made structures with nature such as the Bali gate, Moana girl statue, infinity pool, golden hand, swing of death, lonely tree, and coffee area.

06:00 PM: Enjoy dinner and free time for leisure activities, take photos with the Stone Church of Sapa, and participate in the Sapa Love Market (only on Saturday evenings) or indulge in local specialties and San Lung wine.

Overnight stay in Sapa.

Day 2: Sapa - Fansipan - Cat Cat Village

07:00 AM: Have breakfast at the hotel and take a rest.

08:00 AM: Visit Cat Cat Village to learn about the lives of the H'mong ethnic people, visit the Tien Sa waterfall and other picturesque spots in the tourist area. Enjoy a traditional cultural performance.

Lunchtime: Return to Sapa and have lunch at a restaurant.

02:00 PM: Head to the Fansipan cable car station and use the cable car system to conquer the summit of Fansipan. On the way up, you will visit the Great Buddha statue of Amitabha, the Path of Arhats, Kim Son Bao Thang Pagoda, and pay respects to the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue.

Finally, reach the summit of Fansipan at 3,143 meters, the rooftop of Indochina.

06:00 PM: Enjoy dinner and free time for activities, including the option to relax with a Dao Do medicinal leaf bath.

Overnight stay in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa - Rong May Glass Bridge - Lai Chau - Dien Bien

After breakfast and rest at the hotel at 06:30 AM, enjoy a morning coffee at the restaurant. At 07:00 AM, the car and guide will pick you up to explore the Rong May tourist area, located at O Quy Ho Sky Gate in Tam Duong district, Lai Chau province.

Purchase tickets for sightseeing and participate in recreational activities such as the Rong May glass elevator and games like the Wooden Bridge Challenge, High-Speed Zipline, Swing of Death, and Infinity Bed.

After exploring Rong May, we continue crossing the O Quy Ho Pass to reach Tam Duong district, where you will encounter beautiful landscapes with mountains and majestic rivers. Take photos with the Lai Chau City Monument, pass through Phong Tho land with picturesque roads, experience the upper reaches of the Da River in Sin Ho district, then cross the Nam Na River to reach the central district of Mường Lay, known for its traditional stilt houses of the Black Thai people, creating a magnificent scenery.

By 12:00 PM, enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Mường Lay town. After lunch, the group continues by car to Dien Bien. At 03:00 PM, upon arrival in Dien Bien Phu city, the car will take you to visit the following places:

Visit the Dien Bien Victory Monument: A place to remember and honor the historic battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Visit the De Castries Bunker: This is where General Christian de Castries worked and commanded during the Dien Bien Phu battle. You can explore and take photos here.

Take photos with the Muong Thanh Bridge and Rom River: A historical landmark and scenic spot.

Day 4: Dien Bien - Moc Chau - Bach Long Glass Bridge

Early in the morning at 6:30 AM, you will have breakfast and check out of the hotel. Then, at 7:30 AM, the group will board the vehicle to visit Moc Chau. On the way, we will pass through Muong Phang, a historical landmark that served as the command center for the Dien Bien Phu campaign, directly supervised by General Vo Nguyen Giap in 1954.

We will pass through Tuan Giao district and conquer the 32km-long Pha Din Pass on National Highway 6, located in Tuan Giao district of Dien Bien and Thuan Chau district of Son La. At the summit of the pass, we will stop for a photo opportunity. On the way back to Moc Chau, you will pass through Son La city, where you can take photos with the Son La City Monument and the Co Noi Intersection Monument.

By 12:00 PM, we will have lunch in Moc Chau. After lunch, the tour guide will take you to visit the following attractions:

Dai Yem Waterfall: A small but charming waterfall. According to legend, this waterfall is likened to the sash of a girl who saved a boy from a flood.

Bach Long Glass Bridge: You can purchase tickets to visit the first glass bridge in Vietnam.

Day 5: Moc Chau - Hanoi

06:30 AM: Have breakfast at the hotel and check out.

07:30 AM: Continue the journey to explore Moc Chau, a region famous for its beautiful natural landscapes and lush green meadows. The tour guide will accompany the group to visit the following destinations:

Moc Chau Plateau: A rich landscape with flower fields and vast green meadows. You can take a leisurely walk in the cool atmosphere and enjoy the stunning natural beauty.

A Pa Chai Waterfall: A beautiful waterfall located in the middle of a field, creating a unique image. You can admire the scenery of the mountainous forest waterfall and capture memorable photos.

Moc Chau Tea: Moc Chau is renowned for its tea plantations, especially tea. You can visit and experience the traditional tea processing methods of the local people and savor the aroma of delicious tea.

Noon: Have lunch at a local restaurant with specialties from the region.

Afternoon: The vehicle will take you back to Hanoi, concluding the exciting Northwest exploration tour.

06:00 PM: Estimated arrival in Hanoi. End of the tour program.

Note: The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions and the actual situation during transportation and sightseeing. Please check the specific schedule and discuss with the tour guide for detailed and updated information.

Below is information about distances and travel times:

From Hanoi, Hoan Kiem to:

  • Sa Pa, Lao Cai: Distance of approximately 279 km, travel time of about 6 hours and 39 minutes.

  • Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien: Distance of approximately 474 km, travel time of about 9 hours and 22 minutes.

  • Moc Chau, Son La: Distance of approximately 181 km, travel time of about 4 hours and 39 minutes.

  • Mai Chau, Hoa Binh: Distance of approximately 139 km, travel time of about 3 hours and 39 minutes.

The Northwest of Vietnam has many seasons of the year to explore.

The Northwestern region of Vietnam offers various seasons throughout the year for exploration. Here are some suggestions for the suitable timing to visit the Northwest:

Traveling to the Northwest in Winter (October - December): Winter in the Northwest brings a chilly and romantic atmosphere. You have the opportunity to capture stunning photos of golden rice fields towards the end of the harvest season. Moreover, December is the time when snowfall occurs, creating a peaceful and less crowded environment for tourists.

Traveling to the Northwest in Autumn (July - September): During autumn, the Northwest region dazzles with ripe golden rice fields and characteristic local markets.

Traveling to the Northwest in Summer (April - June): To escape the heat of the city, you can enjoy the cool air, immerse yourself in lush green foliage, and admire the blooming rhododendron flowers. Additionally, you will have the chance to savor the unique local delicacies of the Northwest.

Traveling to the Northwest in Spring (January - March): Spring is the time when trees begin to bud, and flowers such as white apricot, fading peach blossoms, orchids, and plum blossoms bloom vibrantly. March also hosts numerous captivating festivals, allowing you to experience the local culture and way of life.

Regardless of the season you choose, the Northwest region is always worth exploring, and don't forget to bring your camera to capture unforgettable memories.

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