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Vietnam Northwest Loop Overview
Journey from Hanoi to Sapa and back on a Vietnam adventure
The remote mountains of northwest Vietnam are home to some of South-East Asia’s most rugged terrain, beautiful scenery and colourful hill tribes. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind, travel to Mai Chau before traversing the bumpy mountain roads to Son La, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau, and Sapa. Experience breathtaking mountain views and meet friendly locals along the way. If you want to get off the beaten track in Vietnam, this is the trip for you.
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With a vibrant Old Quarter to explore, delicious food to discover and a city where ancient meets modern with ease, no wonder Hanoi is a favourite with travellers.
Misty mountains, emerald green rice paddies, stilted houses and smiling hilltribe locals inhabit the delightful town of Mai Chau, a slice of rural paradise.
With gorgeous stepped rice paddies, verdant mountains, winding waterways and a tranquil town centre, Son La showcases traditional Vietnamese life at its best.
Widely known as the site of the Battle of Duen Bien Phu, this small city boasts gorgeous landscapes and is rich in the culture of surrounding hilltribes.
With a large H'mong population, Phong Tho is a small agricultural town located in the verdant region between Dien Bein and Sapa.
A mountainous region home to colourful and welcoming hilltribes, gorgeous stepped rice terraces and misty vistas sprinkled with sunshine, Sapa will steal your breath away.
Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.
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