Congquer the roof of Indochina

7 days, 6 nights 12:03:23.2900000 | 11.23.2010

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Tour Code: VTL 03
Tour Route: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An town (Charming World Heritage site) Saigon - Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong Delta
Tour Duration: 15 Days15 Days - Discover Vietnam's Highlights Tour Map
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Cruise Holidays, and Folk Arts
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1 Arrival Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi City tour
Day 3 Hanoi Halong Bay
Day 4 Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 5 Hanoi fly to Hue
Day 6 Hue
Day 7 Hue - Hoi An
Day 8 Hoi An
Day 9 Hoi An
Day 10 Hoi An - Da Nang fly to Saigon
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh tour
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - Cao Dai
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong
Day 14 Mekong - Ho Chi Minh
Day 15 Departure

Detail Itinerary

At 3,143 metres, Mt. Fansipan is Vietnam and Indochina’s highest mountain. Although only 9 km from Sapa town, it takes at least three days to get to the peak and back. Choosing the longest, hardest route involve coping with some steep slops and cliffs, and possibly seeing snakes and wild insects. Two nights camping on this adventure require endurance and plenty of energy. No technical climbing skills are needed.

The tour guide of Binhtours will pick up you from your hotel this evening and escort you to Hanoi station to catch the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai province, close to Chinese border. O/N on train. No meals provided

Day 2: LAO CAI – SAPA (B, L, D)
Arrive Lao Cai station in the early morning. Your private vehicle is waiting at the station to take you to Sapa (35km mountainous road from Lao Cai).
After breakfast, leave your luggage at the hotel to walk around this former French hill station town. Later we visit the market and walk up Ham Rong hill for some good panoramic views of Sapa town and the surrounding valleys and also to warm up for your next days. Dinner and O/N Sapa.

Day 3: SAPA – FOREST first CAMP at 2,000 Elevation (B, L, D)


Depart with your guide and porters early and go downhill thru the H'mong village near Cat Cat stream and cross Linh Ho River, bamboo forests and villages of the hill tribal people before reaching the camp. The camp is on the elevation of 2,000m. Dinner will be prepared by the cook by a camp fire while the nocturnal sounds of the forest offer an exotic soundtrack in the background. O/N at the Forest camp.

Day 4: FOREST second CAMP at 2,400 Elevation (B, L, D)

Today we continue our ascent as we climb approximately 400m before setting up our second camp with the help of our porters. O/N at the Forest Camp.

After breakfast continue onwards to higher elevation where the forest gives way to huge groves of bamboo and up to a ridge at 2,900m that offers breath-taking views over Sapa valley. After about 5-6 hours climbing up and downhill on winding roads, you will reach the elevation 3,143m, the top of Indochina. Congratulations! You’ve made it!

From this Highest Point of Vietnam there are stunning views to China to the North and Laos to the West. Have a rest before descending back down to the Base Camp (2,400m) for the night. O/N at the Base Camp.

Enjoy a morning coffee and the sounds of nature as the porters break down the camp and back to Sapa. Trek downhill is always more quickly. You will be arriving in Sapa in the afternoon. Check-in hotel to refresh after days on the mountain. Afternoon at leisure to hang around the town before gathering again to be transferred to Lao Cai for dinner and the overnight train back to Hanoi. O/N on train.

Upon arrival at Hanoi Station you will be transferred back to your hotel. End of services.

+ English-speaking tour guides.
+ Double/Twin-shared accommodation at Standard 3-star hotels in Sapa.
+ Meals as mentioned in the program.
+ Transfer as transportation by A/C vehicle as per program.
+ Round trip train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi.
+ Tents and sleeping bags to overnight en route during the trekking time.
+ All equipments and facilities necessary for the trek to Fansipan Peak.
+ Permission to climb up Fansipan Peak.
+ Porters for your luggage.
+ Admission fees to tourist sights as per program.
+ Travel Insurance.
+ Mineral water and wet tissue (Bottle of 500ml/person/day)

+ International flights to/from Vietnam and airport tax.
+ Visa arrangement.
+ Accommodation in Hanoi.
+ Other meals; Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls, tips, emergency transfer, etc).

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