Hanoi - Mai chau (150km/4h30) (Home stay of Mme Linh in Pomcoong village or no 9 Mr Binh , Ban Lac – Maichau town – Hoa binh cell :0915175961)
In center of town head Ha dong or Hoa lac direction 70 kms to Hoa binh town , turn on the left until you get out of town at cross-road turn left to directon of Tan Lac and Mai chau when arrive to Tan lac turn right to Tong dau cross road, turn left (righ is to Sonla) , go through Mai chau town for 1 km turn right , you arrive in Ban lac or ban Pomcoong
Mai Châu - Phu Yen (150kms4h30) (Phù Hoa Hotel)
To go to Phù Yên you head in the direction of Sơn La for around 60kms following road signs to “Thị Trấn Nông Trường Mộc Châu”. 13 km before Mộc Châu 13kms, where you see hills with tea plantations, you turn right by any road or first though tea hills. Then find direction to Vạn Yên ferry station or Gia Phù or Phù Yên (the ferry road should be at the south of “Thị Trấn Nông Trường Mộc Châu”. We suggest you stay in phù Hoa Hotel (Tel: 022 3863 508. Price 150,000 VNĐ/ room/ no breakfast)
Phu yen - Mù Cang Chải (180kms/5h)
From Phù Yên you continue on the road to Hà Nội and at Mường Cơi turn left to Ba Khê and Yên Bái. At Ba Khê you turn left to Nghĩa lộ (the right turn is to Yên Bái city).
From Nghĩa Lộ to Mù Cang Chải the road is spectacular of rice field on terrace especially before Mu cang chai 24km ,from August to middle of November but, do not lose much time because you will get to Mù Cang Chải late.
There are two guest houses in this town 150,000-180,000 VND/ night but you can stay in a home stay of Mr Xanh (but you need to arrange this before your arrival).
How to find Mr Xanh’s home stay: In town cross the only bridge which crossing the stream and then turn left for 400m. His home is 5th or 6th on the right or ask “ Nhà Chú Xanh ở đâu?” phone 01275600921 .
Mù Cang Chải - Sapa (170kms)
Go back to Than Uyên and then keep going straight through the town and 90 kms before Tam Đường turn right to Sapa in the direction of Lào Cai. If you pass by the turn after 4 kms you will find a restaurant for truck drivers on the left side.
In Sapa there are many choices for accommodation but we suggest you stay at Cát Cát View Hotel, which has good views and is comfortable ($25/ night with breakfast).
Sapa - Bac ha (100km/3h)
Find direction of Lao cai 40 kms , when ever you get to this town , turn on the left to Cau Coc leu (Coc leu bridge) in here you can stop on the side of red river for some fruit juices then find road 70 to Hanoi direction 50 kms to Bac ngam in here you will find traffic sight show Bac ha 28 km . Recommend to stay in Kungfu hotel.
Bac Ha - Luc yen (110km) Stay in the Tay ethnic family.
From Bac ha go back to road 70 then turn left to Pho rang , continue 26 km to Khanh hoa cross road in here turn left to Luc yen direction 12km is central of xa Tan linh (commune) . Right in here ask for Mr Tam ( Where is Mr Tam 's home ? please ,In Vietnamese :Xin hỏi, nhà ông Tâm ở đâu ?)
Luc yen - Vu linh (80km/3h)
Mr Thuong homestay : Thôn ngoi Tu , Va Vu linh Yên Bình , Yen bai , phone 01685180205 of his son speaks english even French Giang 0986922391
Leaving the home of mr Tam you head for the Yen The town direction , go though this town then it is just unique road for Vinh Kien (Thac Ba) olong the Thac ba lack but , before that 16km is mr Thuong 's homestay
Vu Linh - Hanoi (170km/5h)
There are two road to get back to Hanoi . One by good nation passing by Cat lem, Doan Hung, Viet tri , Vinh yen The Hanoi , Another pass by countryside road from Thac ong near Thac ba hydro electric factory turn left just before the Thac ong bridge to Tuyen Quang then find Nong tien bridge(Cau Nong tien) , Keep going to Son duong direction but 5km before turn left to Vinh yen town then Hanoi.