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4WD Tour Vietnam - 13 Days Self - Drive Expedition Through The Northern Vietnam.


Itinerary: 4WD Tour Vietnam - 13 Days Self - Drive Expedition Through The Northern Vietnam.

Day 1. Hanoi – Mai Chau (home-stay)

Day 2. Mai Chau – Son La (hotel)

Day 3. Son La – Mu Cang Chai (home-stay)

Day 4. Mu Cang Chai – Sapa (hotel)

Day 5. Sapa Relax. (hotel)

Day 6. Sapa – Bac Ha (hotel)

Day 7. Bac Ha – Hagiang (hotel)

Day 8. Hagiang – Meo Vac  (hotel)

Day 9. Meo Vac – Babe. (home-stay)

Day 10. Ba Be Relax (home- stay)

Day 11. Babe – Quang Hoa – Ban Gioc Water fall  (hotel)

Day 12. Ban Gioc Waterfall, relax. (hotel)

Day 13. Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang – Lang Son – Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. 180km. 6 hr drive.

After breakfast, you will be transfered to the starting point at the outskirt of Hanoi, from here you take the car and start your first day drive to Mai Chau.

Leaving Hanoi and breaking out of the delta plains, we pass through endless limestone karts scenery as we travel up to the Northwestern region, the extensive farming lands comprising a sea of paddy fields split by tree-lined roads. We mostly drive on the small village roads along the Da river and lake. Arrive in Mai Chau in late afternoon, overnight on a stilt house of the Thais Minority peoples, dinner with the family.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La. 200km. 6hr drive.

We drive on a section of 60 km of the forgotten French road that hike up & drops down on  the side of a huge valley of the Black River Reservoir, the route has plenty of challenging surface. Much of the area is inhabited by Kinh and both Black and White Thai ethnicities. Lunch in a local restaurant before get back on the good road that lead straight to Son La Town. Dinner in town, overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Son La – Mu Cang Chai 190km. 6hr drive

We head up today to the Northeast region with many mountain passes, the first part is paved roads then dirt tracks until the place where we stop for lunch in a village. Enjoy the Hot Spring then continue the drive through the rural areas with beautiful rice fields along the beautiful road that lead up to Mu Cang Chai . Dinner and overnight at home-stay (Family of Thai Peoples)

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Sapa 180km. 5hr drive.

Today we head straight towards the main Fansipan Mountain range. The massive mountain range dominates the road until finally we must make a splendid climb up to the top of the highest road pass in Vietnam (Tram Ton Pass). Crossing into Lao Cai Province at over 2000m, the views looks out over the main range for miles and miles, before we descend to the mountainous Sa Pa valley. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa. Relaxing day.

Whole day free time to relax or explore the town. Lunch & dinner by your own.

Day 6: Sapa – Bac Ha  200km, 5 hr drive.

From Sapa drive down to Lao Cai town, a short stop to visit the Chinese border. Continue to Bac Ha by taking a small road going along the Chinese border, during your drive, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Stop for lunch in a small town. Arrive in Bac Ha in the afternoon, Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 7: Bac Ha – Ha Giang, 190km, 6hr drive.

Continue driving on the small mountain roads that lead us through the country of the Hmong peoples, many stops for photos of the rice field on terrace, waterfall, markets..Lunch on route, arrive at Hagiang in the afternoon, diner and overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Hagiang – Meo Vac, 180km, 7 hr drive.

Meo Vac Town is located in the heart of Dong Van Rock Plateau, which was recognized as part of the Global Geo-Park Network last couple of years,

Today’s drive must be highlights of the trip as we will drive through one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with their unique cultures. Many high mountain passes as the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Ma Pi Leng Pass. Arrive in Meo vac in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Meo Vac – Babe Lake, 180km, 6hr drive.

After breakfast, We leave Meo Vac for Ba Be Lake, the scenic route climbs over many Passes where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and the Nho Que river – Just an amazing place to be. Lunch in a local restaurant in Bao Lac, After 30 km drive on paved road after Bao Lac, we will take a small beautiful dirt trail going thought the jungle, we ride across many streams and rivers, a great day for off-road drive. Continue to Babe lake where the landscape is amazing and the home stay is another unique experience. Dinner and overnight in home stay of a Tay family.

Day 10: Babe, Relaxing.

Ba Be is Vietnam’s largest natural lake and is now the centrepiece of an extensive National Park, the park and the surrounding area is limestone country. We will take the boat trip to explore the lakes, waterfalls. Lunch in local restaurant, dinner and overnight at Home-stay.

Day 11: Babe – Cao Bang  – Ban Gioc Waterfall, 130km. 4hr drive

Leaving the family, we drive to Cao Bang Town by taking an easy paved trail that hike up to the high mountain range of Cao Bang until Ban Gioc waterfall, a beautiful small village located by the border in between Vietnam and China . Diner and overnight night at hotel.

Day 12: Ban Gioc, relax.

Full day free time to relax or enjoy the waterfall, dinner at hotel.

Day 13: Quang Hoa – Lang Son – Hanoi. 250km, 7 hr drive

Leaving the border town, we will be driving on a spectacular small road that go along the Chinese border until Lang Son. Stop for lunch then drive on a good road back to Hanoi.

Tour end.

Distance in km: 1762 km.
Route map

4WD Tour Vietnam - 13 Days Self - Drive Expedition Through The Northern Vietnam.

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