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Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)
Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)

Amazing Northern Trail of Vietnam (Easy Trek)

5 days
4.9 (8)
460+ booked
Start Hanoi
Destination +5 Destinations
End Hanoi

Tour Overview

Trek through breathtaking Northern Vietnam on the Amazing Northern Trail (Easy Trek) tour! This 5-day adventure is perfect for relaxed explorers who want to experience scenic landscapes, rich ethnic cultures, and local villages. Hike through rice paddies near Lao Cai, visit the vibrant local market in Sapa, and trek to villages like Cat Cat, and Y Linh Ho, .... Stay in a traditional homestay in Tavan and enjoy the stunning sights of Tram Ton Pass, Heaven Gate, and Love Waterfall. Ready to learn more Vietnam tour with Asia Links Travel? See the full itinerary for details of this Vietnam adventure travel!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Sapa Town and its vibrant local market.
  • Enjoy the scenic trek to the local villages of Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Y Linh Ho and Giang Ta Chai and experience the ethnic life.
  • Contemplate the beauty of Northen Vietnam at Tram Ton Pass and Heaven Gate.

Itinerary

Day 1: Night Train to Lao Cai

You will be transferred to Hanoi railway station for a night train to Lao Cai (shared cabin with 4 berths). Meals on your account.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Local Market - Sapa Town (B, L)

Upon arrival at Lao Cai station, you will be picked up and transferred up to the Hoang Lien Son mountains which hide endless nature spectacles and rich ethnic culture. En route, enjoy the scenic landscape of magnificent valleys and vast rice paddies.

Then, we take a relaxing walk to the local market where people from different ethnic groups in colorful traditional costumes gather and sell local produce from vegetables, and medicinal herbs to beautiful brocade. Don’t miss a chance to buy some lovely gifts for your friends and family back home. You can also take a picture with the sellers but remember to ask their permission.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Back to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner on your account. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Homestay (B, L)

In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Sapa and transfer you to Cat Cat Village. Then, we have to walk down a hill to reach the destination. Next, we make a stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station before trekking on a dirt road through the beautiful terraces of rice paddies. You will also see a beautiful river as we walk along the way to Y Linh Ho village. This is where the Black H’Mong people live. Take a break and enjoy your lunch here.

In the afternoon, we pay a visit to Muong Hoa Valley. Following the popular trekking route, we pass through the Lao Chai village of the Black H’Mong minority and the Tavan village of the Giay community. Tonight, we are staying at a local house in Giay’s village. You can stroll around exploring the village or swim in the river nearby. Dinner is on your account.

Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa (B, L)

Recharge your energy with a full breakfast at the homestay, then we leave for a trek to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority. Enjoy the scenic landscape around as we trek through a bamboo forest in Hoang Lien Son National Park and a beautiful waterfall. Choose a nice place to take a break and have lunch.

In the afternoon, we continue to trek to Su Pan. And then drive to Tram Ton Pass where our trek continues to the Love Waterfall. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way with colorful wildflowers and the Golden Stream. Afterward, back to Tram Ton Pass for a drive to Heaven Gate which provides a spectacular view of the placid surroundings as well as the summit of Indochina - Fansipan mountain.

Drive back to Sapa town. dinner on your account. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Free Relaxing - Bus to Hanoi (B)

This morning is at your leisure. You can do some shopping around the town. In the afternoon, the bus of Asia Links Travel is ready to take you back to Hanoi.

What's included

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
Trekking package
Local English-speaking guide
Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
Entrance fees
Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
International flight tickets
Vietnam visa
Single supplement surcharge
Other meals than mentioned
Other services than mentioned
Drinks, other than water on activity days
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
Travel insurance

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around. March to June and September to October are best time in Sapa when the weather is warmer and days are mainly sunny.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

Customer Reviews (8)

A great Vietnam visit

(5.0)
“Awesome trip! First time participating in an exploration trip like this and I will return next year. Thank Asia Links Tarvel for your enthusiastic support ever since I started booking. If you want to have authentic experiences and immerse yourself in nature in Vietnam, highly recommend this tour”
Review A great Vietnam visit
Elona.H
England

Perfect Tour in Northern Vietnam!

(5.0)
“This trip was amazing! Every place we visit has its own charm. Lao Cai, Sapa with cold weather, beautiful nature and bustling streets, Ha Giang is hidden in high mountains with wild beauty and winding mountain passes. Vietnam is so wonderful! Thank you Asia Links Travel for 5 memorable days in Vietnam! Highly recommend!”
Review Perfect Tour in Northern Vietnam!
Kris
Canada

Breathtaking, Marvelous and Enjoyable

(5.0)
“The trip was smooth like butter! For someone who loves nature and mountains like me, 5 days exploring the Northern Vietnam ferry is truly an unforgettable experience. Majestic mountains and forests, beautiful roads and the hospitality of local people. Thank you Asia Links Travel for a reasonable itinerary and enthusiastic support!”
Review Breathtaking, Marvelous and Enjoyable
Jimmy
United States

A slice of paradise in Northern Vietnam!

(5.0)
“ALT crew took me on a magical adventure through the northern trails of Vietnam. The trek through picturesque villages like Lao Chai and Ta Van allowed me to immerse myself in the vibrant ethnic life of the region. The highlight? Heaven Gate offered panoramic vistas that left me in awe. A must-do for anyone seeking to explore the wonders of Northern Vietnam :)”
Review A slice of paradise in Northern Vietnam!
Nicole Kelly
United States

Unforgettable encounters and breathtaking landscapes!

(5.0)
“I love the way ALT took care of us from the beginning to the end of the tour, thanks Mr. Binh for your enthusiasm! My family had the best trip ever and...vietnam was soooo beautiful, i mean everything! ”
Review Unforgettable encounters and breathtaking landscapes!
Carden
Australia

An enriching cultural experience!

(4.5)
“My recent trip through Lao Cai and Sapa was nothing short of spectacular,  I was immediately drawn into the hustle and bustle of daily life. Thank you Asia Links Travel for your warm heart all the time!”
Review An enriching cultural experience!
Sonia Cash
Canada

A journey into the heart of Vietnam's beauty!

(4.5)
“My experience exploring Lao Cai and the surrounding areas was nothing short of extraordinary. From the bustling local markets to the charming streets of Sapa Town, every moment was filled with excitement and wonder. Trekking through the picturesque villages of Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, and Ta Van allowed me to immerse myself in the local culture and witness the beauty of the landscape firsthand. And the hike to Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan was simply breathtaking. Northern Vietnam truly stole my heart”
Review A journey into the heart of Vietnam's beauty!
Ash Wilder
United States

My journey through Northern Vietnam with this tour was nothing short of amazing

(5.0)
“Exploring Sapa Town and its lively local market was a feast for the senses, and the scenic trek to the ethnic villages was an unforgettable experience. From Cat Cat to Giang Ta Chai, every step unveiled the rich cultural tapestry of the region. And the views from Tram Ton Pass and Heaven Gate? Simply stunning. Highly recommend to everyone!!!!”
Review My journey through Northern Vietnam with this tour was nothing short of amazing
Geralt (Jerry)
United Kingdom
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