This 5 day road trip is the best sightseeing adventure of Northern rice terraced fields of Vietnam. The Mu Cang Chai Sapa is an amazing combination of nature landscape, culture.

The ride would be fun along the way with many beautiful spots, some easy hiking / trekking/ walking into villages.

Wander and enjoy the fresh air atmosphere nature that inspire you day after day comfortable and safe tour.

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Rice paddy Mu Cang Chai Sapa

What overview 5 day road trip itinerary?

There are two places to see: Mu Cang Chai and Sapa

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nature privilege Northern Vietnam

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Day 1: Hanoi to Nghia Lo/ Yen Bai (150km/4hrs)

Stop at green tea farm, a short hike / trek into the village and some photo shoot on the way to Nghia Lo where staying overnight to enjoy surroundings kart mountain ranges of the North.

Away from Hanoi city heading up mountain road, journey would be for all adventurers.

Diversified ethnic group people: Hmong, Thai, Red Dzao, Tay, Nung tribes on their stilt house.

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colourful Mu Cang Chai Khau Pha mountain pass

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Day 2: Khau Pha pass to La Pan Tan rice terraced paddy (90km/ 3hrs)

the dramatic Khau Pha Mountain Pass. The rice fields of Tu Le along the way are spectacular and will fill you with wonder, visit to the fascinating local market

Drive you to La Pan Tan and Mam Soi where you can enjoy a short walk up the hill mountain

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Day 3: Awesome hike trek Mu Cang Chai rice fields to Sapa (100km/ 3hrs)

Situated at the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain range, the Mu Cang Chai terraced landscape is representative of a living culture’s harmonious interaction with nature.

With great ingenuity, the indigenous culture has transformed the mountain’s harsh natural conditions.

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Sapa in the morning valley hike

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Day 4: Sapa Fansifan Cable car peak

The road is very dramatic with many winding hairpin bends each opening up a new vista of the mountains.

Road to Sin Ho Pass into Sapa

The experience when visiting Sapa that you cannot miss is conquering Fansipan Peak– the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina Peninsula (3.143 m)

Sapa is a place of natural beauty, with cascading rice terraces, misty valleys, and majestic peak Fansifan.

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Fansifan peak 3.143M in Indochina

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Day 5: Sapa sightseeing hike to Hanoi (300km/5hrs)

The special thing in this valley is the ancient rock with many different shapes, interspersed between grasses and terraced fields of ethnic minorities.

Hundreds of sandstones with engraved drawings and strange characters have not been identified yet, which has been recognized as a national heritage.

In Muong Hoa valley, there is also a beautiful stream stretching about 15 km, passing through Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao communes, and ending at Ban Ho.

End of the trip in Hanoi

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Sapa panaroma views

Great trip to Northern Vietnam

My friends and I had a very
Nice 10 day trip planned and executed by Tony. It was our first time in Vietnam so we wanted a tour guide to take us around. It was really the
Trip of a lifetime. Tony was great. We spent the first night in Hanoi then we drove to Sapa. It was an amazing drive. So much to see and absorb. The rice paddies are Breathtaking. I think Sapa was my Favorite part of the trip! We were led on a hike With a local guide set Up through Tony through the local village of the Black Hmong. Great experience.
After Sapa Tony drove us to Mu Cang Chai. We stayed at the Mu Cang Chai Ecolodge. The cabins were very nice! Loved the feeling of being in touch with nature. After Mu Cang Chai we Went on a short overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay. Its a must. The boat we were in was beautiful. Room was beautiful and of course views were top notch! After That we spent two nights in Hanoi and enjoyed doing some
Shopping before we headed back home.
I highly recommend Tony
And his tours. Knowledgeable,
Funny and patient! Would definitely use Tony again and recommend to All
Friends and family! Thank you Tony!
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