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The Northern Loop

The Northern Loop

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  • Morning
    You will begin your tour with a morning drive in a private van with your private guide, through the picturesque countryside of green paddy fields and mountains in the distance to the town of Mai Chau; home of the Thai minority. Upon arrival, you check in at the boutique Mai Chau Lodge, a unique hotel of the area. you then enjoy a local lunch.
     
    Afternoon
    You will embark on a walking tour of Pom Coong and Lac villages. These villages are where communities of the White Thai live and you have an opportunity to learn about their way of life, the stilted-house architecture, and their embroidery art. We will then return to our hotel, with the rest of the day free at your leisure. You may even chill out at hotel’s outdoor swimming pool for the rest of the afternoon. Tonight, there is an opportunity to attend a traditional dance show performed by the White Thai (optional and on your own account).
     
    Overnight in Mai Chau
    Meals: (_/Lunch/_)

    image Mai Chau valley
  • Morning
    After breakfast, you will say goodbye to Mai Chau then drive to Son La, stopping en route at Moc Chau Plateau where you can see acres of green meadows for grazing cows, tea farms and lush orchards. You will enjoy a cup of tea before continuing towards Son La.
     
    Afternoon
    Arrive and check into your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore the area.
     
    Overnight in Son La
    Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

  • Morning
    This morning your private guide will take you to the old French Prison of Son La and the Museum where Vietnamese political prisoners were held during the French Colony (same idea as the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton). After that you head off for Dien Bien Phu, stopping en route for lunch at Tuan Giao.
     
    Afternoon
    You will continue your journey through the wonderfully picturesque Pha Din Pass before arriving at your hotel in Dien Bien. Check into your hotel and enjoy your own time of leisure.
     
    Overnight in Dien Bien
    Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

    image A large bomb crater in Dien Bien Phu
  • Morning
    This morning, you will visit the former French battlefields including the war museum, Muong Thanh airbase. After that you will drive through Lai Chau towards Phong Tho. For this stretch of your journey the roads will be fairly rough and uneven. However, there is plenty of opportunity to see the colorful hill-tribes of Northern Vietnam such as the Hmong, Black Thai and Black Dzao.
     
    Afternoon
    Arrive in Phong Tho, check in your hotel and we are free to stroll around the town.
     
    Overnight in Phong Tho
    Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

  • Morning
    After breakfast, you depart Tam Duong and proceed to Sapa. Stop en route at Tam Duong for a quick visit and then continue to drive towards Sapa.
     
    Afternoon
    Arrive and check into your hotel then have lunch. After lunch you take a walk down to Cat Cat Village, home of the Black Hmong minority, then back to your hotel.
     
    Overnight in Sapa
    Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

    image A corner of Sapa town
  • Morning
    You will leave Sapa for a 3-hour drive journey to Bac Ha. Upon arrival, you will visit Bac Ha large market (only on Sunday) where you’ll see many people from different hill-tribes going about their busy day together. This is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. After leaving the market, you will pay a short visit to the Hmong King’s palace (King Hoang A Tuong) built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. For lunch you will return to the town.
     
    Afternnoon
    After lunch you will visit Ban Pho village before driving back to Sapa for the night.
     
    Overnight in Sapa
    Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

    image Young Hmong girls go shopping at Bac Ha Market
  • Morning
    You will begin this day early with a 5-hour trek along a small path into the valley, and passing through a Black Hmong village. Black Hmongs are one of the largest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living; still using their own language and wearing traditional indigo blue clothing.
     
    Afternoon
    After a lunch stop you keep walking to Ta Van - village of the Zay people. Check into our homestay and if time permits we will enjoy some relax moment at the Muong Hoa Stream nearby.
     
    Overnight in Ta Van
    Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

    image Transplanting rice near Ta Van Village - Sapa
  • Morning
    You wake to the sounds of the village: roosters, morning vendors and people's voices. You have an early breakfast this morning before bidding farewell to the host family. We commence a three hour trek to another village, Giang Ta Chai, passing a waterfall along the way. Here we meet the Red Dao women wear colorful red embroidery coins on their clothing and red scarves on their heads. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a Red Dao Legend. We will continue our hike through emerald rice paddies before making our way back to Sapa for lunch and shopping at the local market.
     
    Afternoon
    This afternoon is free for your last minute shopping and pack up. Late afternoon transferred to Lao Cai Station for yor night train trip back to Hanoi
     
    Overnight on A/C train
    Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

    image On the Trek to Giang Ta Chai Water Falls - Sapa
  • Upon arrival at Hanoi Station, you will be collected by your private guide and transferred in a private vehicle to your hotel. End of our service.
     




What's Included?
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private Vihicles and Drivers
Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Service Charge & Government Taxes

What's Not Included?
Your International Flights
Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Any bank fees or charges at your end
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Travel Insurance
Tips for guides and drivers


HOTEL SELECTION:
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour, The Northern Loop 9 days. However, Indochina Pioneer offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. 
 
Location 3 Star Option 4 Star Option
Mai Chau Homestay Homestay
Son La Hanoi Hotel Hanoi Hotel
Dien Bien Phu Him Lam Hotel Muong Thanh Hotel
Phong Tho Lan Anh Hotel Lan Anh Hotel
Sa Pa Sapa Elegance Hotel Victoria Sapa Resort
Train Ride King Express Victoria train
 
Remarks
1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Request” Tap and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will  customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
 
» Boutique & character hotels (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night
» First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night                    
» Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/night
» Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 180++ per room/night

3. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
4. Tour prices are based on sharing a half twin roon at selected hotels. Tour prices are a guideline only. Please contact us for a detailed quotation. We will get back to you shortly.
5. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.
What's Included?
Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private Vihicles and Drivers
Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Service Charge & Government Taxes

What's Not Included?
Your International Flights
Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Any bank fees or charges at your end
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Travel Insurance
Tips for guides and drivers


HOTEL SELECTION:
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour, The Northern Loop 9 days. However, Indochina Pioneer offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. 
 
HOTEL OPTIONS
FIRST CLASS
(3 STAR)
Mai Chau Homestay
Son La Hanoi Hotel
Dien Bien Phu Him Lam Hotel
Phong Tho Lan Anh Hotel
Sa Pa Sapa Elegance Hotel
Train Ride King Express
SUPERIOR
(4 STAR)
Mai Chau Homestay
Son La Hanoi Hotel
Dien Bien Phu Muong Thanh Hotel
Phong Tho Lan Anh Hotel
Sa Pa Victoria Sapa Resort
Train Ride Victoria train
 
Remarks
1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Request” Tap and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will  customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
 
» Boutique & character hotels (highly recommended): from $50-$80 USD  per room/ per night
» First Class = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night                    
» Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/night
» Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 180++ per room/night

3. Sgl Sup = Single Supplement or Single room surcharge.
4. Tour prices are based on sharing a half twin roon at selected hotels. Tour prices are a guideline only. Please contact us for a detailed quotation. We will get back to you shortly.
5. More people = lower prices. Please ask for a quote based on your group size.

We are committed to giving our customers unforgetable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.

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The Northern Loop

image I highly recommend Indochina Pioneers. I traveled to Vietnam for a week, Kata did a superb job organizing an amazing trip! I also enjoyed meeting her over lunch in Hanoi, my last day in Vietnam, she really cares for her customers and is incredibly helpful accommodating any needs one might have. Excellent service for an unforgettable trip to Vietnam! Read more image

“Excellent service!”

I highly recommend Indochina Pioneers. I traveled to Vietnam for a week, Kata did a superb job organizing an amazing trip! I also enjoyed meeting her over lunch in Hanoi, my last day in Vietnam, she really cares for her customers and is incredibly helpful accommodating any needs one might have. Excellent service for an unforgettable trip to Vietnam!

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Roby2013

The Northern Loop

image “Thank you Indochina - wonderful tour” My husband and I joined by two friends recently toured Vietnam for 12 days - what an incredible experience it was . I spent many hours surfing the web looking to a decent tour operator in Vietnam who could put together a program that suited our needs. Read more image

“Thank you Indochina - wonderful tour”

My husband and I joined by two friends recently toured Vietnam for 12 days - what an incredible experience it was . I spent many hours surfing the web looking to a decent tour operator in Vietnam who could put together a program that suited our needs. I found Lam at Indochina Pioneer to be extremely professional and knowledgeable and produced a wonderful tour covering all the highlights we requested and at a very reasonable price. The hotel selection was terrific and his tour guides in each city were friendly and very informative. we travelled from the Mekong Delta in the south up to SaPa in the north , including HCMC , Hoian, Hue, Hanoi and loved every part of it, especially the people . I highly recommend Indochina Pioneer to make your dream holiday to Vietnam a reality. Thank you Lam

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Lesley S

The Northern Loop

image Indochina Pioneer is a great company to hire if you want to go on a worry free vacation and not have to plan anything yourself. You will have private drivers and tour guides the whole time if you desire. I felt very well taken care of. The tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly. Read more image

“Easy”

Indochina Pioneer is a great company to hire if you want to go on a worry free vacation and not have to plan anything yourself. You will have private drivers and tour guides the whole time if you desire. I felt very well taken care of. The tour guides were very knowledgable and friendly. I definitely recommend Indochina if you're willing to spend the extra money for the convenience of their service.

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LeslieDenise

The Northern Loop

image Vietnam and Cambodia Customised Tour ” Whatever you read about Indochina Pioneer , all I can say is that anybody who gives them a bad review must need their head examining . Read more image

“Vietnam and Cambodia Customised Tour ”

Whatever you read about Indochina Pioneer , all I can say is that anybody who gives them a bad review must need their head examining . 

The 15 day tour they put together for me and my 2 friends was absolutely fantastic and Ruby , who looked after us made sure that it was crammed full of interesting activities with friendly and knowledgeable guides , high quality vehicles and great hotels .

Also , the price for the entire trip was unbeatable including internal flights daily breakfast and lunch most days plus dinner on the Halong Bay and Mekong Delta stays .

The hotels were all 5 star rated and apart from one noisy room in Ho Chi Minh City , we had no complaints .

I will recommend using Indochina Pioneer to whoever I talk to about visiting South East Asia .

It was such a fantastic holiday and everything went like clockwork thanks to Ruby .

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Lee Manning

The Northern Loop

image It all starts with her: Kata Tran. The Sales Manager of all times. Starting with the first email, she was always prompt, responsive, problem solver, caring. She was everything about the tour. Thank you Kata, you are awesome. Read more image

They are amazing!”

It all starts with her: Kata Tran. The Sales Manager of all times. Starting with the first email, she was always prompt, responsive, problem solver, caring. She was everything about the tour. Thank you Kata, you are awesome.

In a very short time we have visited Cambodia and Vietnam. We had 4 tour guides, all of them were fantastic. Knowledgable, polite and ready for your wills. If you ever would like to visit Cambodia, Laos or Vietnam, do not look anywhere else, the right address is "Indochina Pioneer".
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