by anasiatravel 

(from: Apr 17, 2014 to: Apr 17, 2014)

Day 1: Hanoi / Ancient village of Duong Lam / Nghia Lo (300 km) – Drive to Duong Lam village (about 80 km), the purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. Then drive to visit Mia pagoda (another hamlet in Duong Lam village) built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Lunch in the village. After lunch continue to drive to Nghia Lo, a town in Yen Bai province. Arrive in Nghia Lo in the afternoon. Visit Cang Don relic site. Dinner and night in Nghia Lo town. (Meals included: lunch, dinner)

Day 2: Nghia Lo / Mu Cang Chai / Sapa – Leave Nghia Lo after early breakfast. Go on the 30-km dangerous and foggy pass of Khau Pha you will reach Mu Cang Chai, the amazingly beautiful land with magnificent terraced fields such as Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Xu Phinh. After lunch you will go through Lai Chau province blessed with mystical mountain, beautiful rivers and streams. Visit minority villages en route. Enjoy the landscape on O Quy Ho pass – the highest pass in Vietnam (2070 m). Arrive in Sapa late afternoon. Dinner and night in Sapa (Meals included: breakfast, lunch)

Day 3: Sapa (Lao Chai & Ta Van villages) / Lao Cai / Hanoi - After breakfast visit Lao Chai village (Black H’Mong tribe), looking down the valley, viewing magnificent landscapes of high mountains, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies… Have a walk around Lao Chai village, learn more about the daily life here, and then have a 2km trek from Lao Chai to Ta Van village (Dzay tribe). After lunch drive back to Hanoi (370 km) . Arrive in Hanoi late evening. (Meals included: breakfast, lunch)

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