Northern loop Vietnam 4x4 8 days

Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days

Tour code: OFFR02
Duration: 8 days 7 nights
Route: Hanoi - Ta Xua - Sapa - Bac Ha - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Ba Be
  • Day 1: Hanoi – Ta Xua Camping (B/L/D)
    • Starting an 8-day journey to explore the North of Vietnam, we will drive out of Hanoi to go to Ta Xua. To avoid traffic jams, we will choose small roads and dikes because you use 4x4 trucks. We will drive along a Vietnamese-style gravel road through the forest to the town of Phu Yen. Here we will have lunch at a local restaurant, have a short rest to regain strength to continue conquering some new roads in the afternoon.

      When gradually approaching Ta Xua peak, the road will become much more dangerous and narrow, which will be a challenge for you.

      We will arrive at Ta Xua at around 16:00 PM, opening up in front of your eyes a breathtaking scenery of mountains and clouds. After that, you will move to Dinosaur Back Living, a famous cloud hunting spot in Northwest Vietnam. You will then move to the campsite, where your driver and guide will cook a delicious meal for you. You can also help prepare dinner so you can enjoy your own cooking.

      About 200 km.
      Ta Xua Pinnacle
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
  • Day 2: Ta Xua - Ngoc Chien Hot Spring (B/L/D)
    • Today, you will get up very early to enjoy a cup of coffee or ginger tea and watch the scenery of high mountains engulfed in a sea of white clouds, creating a magnificent picture of nature.

      Around 6:30, Breakfast is served with delicious, nutritious hot dishes to help you start a long journey today. You'll start your day off on an 80km scary off-road trail with only one entrance and exit as soon as you leave the town of Bac Yen. This route will take you through breathtaking unspoiled scenery of primeval forests and poetic streams.
      We will have lunch on the way to Ngoc Chien Mineral Spring.

      Coming to Ngoc Chien, which is home to a large number of Thai, Mong and Dao ethnic groups with a unique culture over many generations, you will also experience bathing in hot mineral springs in a bathroom made of wood. Pu dream. Soaking in mineral springs is the best way to re-energize after a long day of travel.
      Then we will enjoy a BBQ party and spend the night at a homestay.

      About 150 km.
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
      Bac Yen town
  • Day 3: Ngoc Chien Hot Spring - Sapa (B/L/D)
    • You will start your day by soaking in the hot tub and breathing in the fresh air at Ngoc Chien. Breakfast can become memorable with typical Northwest delicacies such as sticky rice, smoked sausage, etc. After saying goodbye to Ngoc Chien, we went straight to Sapa.

      The amazing beauty of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields, as well as the majesty of the mountains, will be seen during the trip.

      You will have lunch at a local restaurant along the way.
      Moving from Ngoc Chien to Sapa gives us the ideal opportunity to see breathtaking sights such as Silver Waterfall, Heaven Gate and Cat Cat Village. Along with that, we will not be able to ignore O Quy Ho pass, one of the four great passes of the North. In the eyes of adventurers, the length and danger of the pass make it so appealing.
      We will come to Sapa town in the late afternoon, enjoy food at a local restaurant and freely explore Sapa town at night. We will spend the night at a hotel in Sapa town.

      About 220 km
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
  • Day 4: Sapa - Y Ty - Bac Ha (B/L/D)
    • The next stop on this journey is Y Ty - which is likened to a "place of the future" with countless beauties both in terms of national culture and beautiful scenery in the highlands.

      After breakfast, you will pack your bags and say goodbye to Sapa, driving 80km along a narrow but dangerous road because this is a long road and often obscured by clouds. Along with that, to get to Y Ty, we have to overcome some dangerous rapids, which will be a challenge for us.

      After admiring the beautiful view from above of Y Ty, we will have lunch at a local restaurant.

      When we go from Y Ty to Bac Ha, the real challenge begins. We will drive our 4x4 trucks on narrow, hilly roads. Sudden turns are also very difficult to handle. Along with that, on the way, we will be able to admire the vast and beautiful terraced fields. Milestone 92, where the Red River flows into Vietnam, is another noteworthy location. This river gave birth to a civilization that has become our country.

      In the afternoon,  you'll go to Lao Cai City, check-in at the Ha Khau border gate, and pay a visit to the surrounding sacred temple.
      Bac Ha is not far away from here.

      About 250 km
      Y Ty
      Y TySelf-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
  • Day 5: Bac Ha - Ha Giang (B/L/D)
    • Today we will go to Ha Giang - a place that is not only blessed by nature with many beautiful scenes that please tourists but also famous for its rich culture with 22 northern highland ethnic groups.

      Day 5 is also quite challenging. During the trip to the high peaks, we will have to follow the winding terrain roads. We will move from Bac Ha to Ha Giang on the old road 153 to Coc Pai Xin Man town where the highest market is located in Ha Giang. A 40km off-road road with many hazards is another option. On the way, we will stop and visit Hoang Su Phi - where you will encounter vast primeval forests, picturesque terraced fields.

      Before continuing along highway 2 to Ha Giang, you will stop for lunch at Vinh Quang. The adventure will be worth it when you see the vast fields of buckwheat flowers. Coming to Ha Giang, we will visit Ma Pi Leng pass, Chieu Lau Thi peak and especially Tay Con Linh which are destinations that contribute to the glory of the country.

      After that, we will have dinner and overnight at the stilt house of the locals.

      About 160 km

      Hoang Su Phi
      Hoang Su Phi
  • Day 6: Ha Giang - Dong Van - Meo Vac (B/L/D)
    • In the morning, we will wake up early and sip a cup of coffee by the Lo River before having breakfast to get ready for the adventure of the day.

      Then we will start the journey to discover Dong Van - Meo Vac Rock Plateau, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam.

      Today, the craggy Bac Sum slope will be the first stop in your 4x4 pickup truck journey. Before coming to Yen Minh, we will stop to visit Quan Ba Heaven Gate and Quan Ba Mountain. Next, we will drive to Lung Tam, a village famous for linen weaving, where we can buy a small brocade gift handmade by the talented hands of the H'mong ethnic people. .

      After that, we will start conquering one of the famous roads of Ha Giang and admire the beautiful scenery here such as: Lim Mong Valley, Nine Khuc Pass Ha Giang - a spectacular but dangerous pass. dangerous; FoxTown Valley - 1 valley with beautiful buckwheat flowers; Lung Cam Cultural Village - where it preserves many unique cultural features of the H'Mong people. You can also go to Pao's house, where the famous movie "Pao's Story" was filmed.
      Next, we will move to Lung Cu to see the flagpole in the northernmost part of the country.

      Around 12:00 PM, we will have lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Vuong and King Meo Mansion. Upon arrival in Dong Van town, we will walk around the old quarter before continuing to the Happiness Road.

      Around 15:00, we will arrive at Ma Pi Leng. Let's see the beautiful Nho Que river from above. We will have the experience of boating on Nho Que River, admire the cool blue water and have extremely impressive footage here. Next is to visit Tu San - the most prominent landscape in Dong Van rock plateau, with cliffs up to 700–800 meters high, 1.7 km long and 700–900 meters deep.

      Then we will check-in hotel located at the foot of Ma Pi Leng pass and have dinner there.

      About 180 km
      Dong Van
      Ma Pi Leng Pass
  • Day 7: Meo Vac - Ba Be National Park (B/L/D)
    • After breakfast we will depart for Bao Lac before arriving at the next stop in this 8-day journey, Ba Be.

      Arrive in Bao Lac town, visit the market and take pictures with Lo Lo girls in splendid costumes.

      Then we will have to cross two large creeks on the off-road which is an unforgettable experience and the route is quite difficult to drive. This will be a place to test your spirits, but you will be rewarded with beautiful scenery and very kind locals.

      We will stop and have lunch in Cho Gia town. After that, Continue the journey towards Ba Be Lake. Upon arriving at Pac Ngoi village, a Tay community near Ba Be lake. We disembark here to explore Ba Be Lake and Dau Dang waterfall. Surely we will be overwhelmed with the beauty of vast rivers and majestic mountains.

      We will enjoy dinner together and spend the night at the stilt house of the Tay ethnic group.

      About 180 km
      Lo-Lo girls
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
  • Day 8: Ba Be - Hanoi (B/L/-)
    • On the last day of this long journey, you will relax by kayaking at Ba Be Lake, free to explore this largest natural freshwater lake in Vietnam.

      After that, we will have lunch before saying goodbye to Ba Be.
      We will arrive in Hanoi around 5:30 PM.
      Your incredible 4x4 pickup truck adventure is over.

      About 230 km
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days
      Self-Drive Vietnam 4x4 Tour from Hanoi to North Vietnam - 8 Days

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