Lai Chau Car Hire

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Lai Chau province is situated in the northwest Vietnam. It contains 1 city and 7 districts including Muong Te, Phong Tho, Sin Ho, Tam Duong, Than Uyen, Tan Uyen, Nam Nhun, and Lai Chau city.

The province has 20 ethnic groups living together, in which Thai ethnic people cover the majority of population in Lai Chau. The other ethnic groups consist of Mong people, Kinh ethnic group, Dao ethnic people, Ha Nhi ethnic people and other ethnic minorities.

Lai Chau’s main agricultural products are rice, maize, cassava and tea. The production of rice and maize tripled since 2000, while the output of cassava and tea has been increasing by around 40% and 120%. Tea from Lai Chau is sold to other provinces in Vietnam and also exported to other countries.

Lai Chau map

Lai Chau what to see

There are sloping mountains, hill, valley, plateau, spring alternately. Falls and waterfalls with high flow are potential of hydroelectricity in Lai Chau. Pu Ta Leng mountain, at 3,096m in height is the highest peak in the province. Among others, some plateaus such as Sin Ho, Ta Phinh, Dao San are even higher than 1,500m, thus being covered in cloud and purely cool atmosphere all the time.

Apart from high mountains, Lai Chau is also rich in narrow valleys, beautiful rivers and springs. The longest and largest river in the province is Da river. These together with others, such as Nam Na, Nam Mu flowing between the ranges, make several roaring and white frothy waterfalls in the quiet forests. One amongst the most popular waterfalls is Thac Tinh, which is higher than 50m with 2 classes, and frequently full of water flows, bringing a magnificent picture of natural beauty.

The fanciful villages of ethnic minorities on the banks of the River are gathering in picturesque scenery. For those fond of health-care elements, there are some hot and mineral water springs scattering in the province, for examples, Van Bo (in Phong Tho District), Na Dong, Na Don (Tam Duong), and some other hydroelectricity lakes.

Can you imagine that the caves and grottoes in the mountain ranges in the area still remain their original states, such as Binh Lu and Tien Son grottoes, which are no doubt the magic beauties of nature! Moreover, there exists a thousands-of-hectare forest, in the 6 km southwest of Lai Chau town, consisting of more than ten original caves. All of those are truly beautiful with sparking brightness and varied shaped stalactites and stalagmites. Thanks to this gifted scenery, the area is called “Phong Nha Grotto of the Northwest”.

How to get to Lai Chau?

National Road 4 connects Lai Chau to Lao Cai Province, National Road 12 to Dien Bien Province and National Road 32 to Yen Bai Province. There is also a road to Gejiu in China. There is neither an airport nor a railway in the province. Road transport has grown rapidly in recent years. Road infrastructure is still not very developed.

You can get to Lai Chau by private car, limousine shared transfer, shuttle, local bus, motorbike, or bicycle. You have many choices depending on your departure location, preferred means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget. There is no airport in Lai Chau.

Getting to Lai Chau from Hanoi

The best way to get to Lai Chau from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Lai Chau offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just shooting pictures.

There are also public buses going to Lai Chau from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or limousine shared transfer are alternative options for getting from Hanoi to Lai Chau. Most of Limousine service and shuttle buses depart from My Dinh bus station in the west of downtown Hanoi. While most of overnight buses leave from My Dinh bus station, you may find some departing from Gia Lam or Giap Bat bus station. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

Lots of visitors travel by overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. From Lao Cai train station, they can book a private car or take a local bus for getting to Lai Chau. It takes about 8 hours by train and you will arrive to Lao Cai train station at about 5–6.30 am (+1).

Lai Chau when to go?

Lai Chau has the typical tropical climate with two seasons: dry and rainy season. Rainy season lasts from May to September with much rain, high temperature and humidity. If you travel to Lai Chau in June, July, August of lunar calendar, be prepared that you trip might be interrupt due to hard rain. It is because 80% the rainfall of the year is allocated within these months.

The average temperature in rainy season ranges from 25 – 35oC. Dry and cold season begins from November to March of the following year. This season features with cold weather and low humidity. The temperature falls low during these months with the lowest temperature of 4-5oC and thick mist, dry and cold wind, and frost. Between April and October is the transition period from rainy season to dry season. During these months, there is great difference between temperature between day and at night. Maybe, temperature in the afternoon reaches 38oC and falls down to 18-20oC.

Lai Chau car hire

Renting a car with driver assures a hassle-free journey to destinations, in and around Lai Chau Province. Vietnam Car Hire is a local transportation company that can help you to get your car rental bookings or airport transfers confirmed in just few clicks.

We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seater Sedan, 7, 8 seater MPV, SUV, 15, 16 seater minivan, minibus, 29, 35, 45 coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages in Lai Chau province as well as in northern Vietnam. Options include easy airport pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, and private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out, also with driver for self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours.

No matter if in Lai Chau Vietnam for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Lai Chau from Vietnam Car Hire!

Lai Chau car rental packages

The following packages are only sample car rental packages, private transfers we design for travelers to travel to Lai Chau or from this province to other destinations in northern Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized routes, tailor-made travel plans, car rental options, best rates, deals, seasonal promotions, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Lai Chau

Private transport from Lai Chau to other destinations in Vietnam

Other routes

  • Transport from Dien Bien to Lai Chau or v.v
  • Transport from Hoa Binh to Lai Chau or v.v
  • Transport from Lao Cai to Lai Chau or v.v
  • Transport from Son La to Lai Chau or v.v
  • Transport from Yen Bai to Lai Chau or v.v

Hanoi to Lai Chau bus

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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Lai Chau Vietnam?

Lai Chau car rental rates vary much depending on your travel plan, rental cars, routes, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (business trip) or day-to-day itinerary (travel itinerary), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Lai Chau?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Lai Chau, Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people), Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan and Minibus) are also popular rental cars. 4,5 seat Sedans and 45, 50 seat coaches are only recommended for some districts of Lai Chau such as Bao Thang, Bac Ha, and Sapa. Other mountainous districts of Lai Chau province might be very difficultly accessible by sedan and/or big coach.

Why should I book Lai Chau private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Lai Chau car hire via, all your car rental options will be suggested by senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides, and local people who have been to Lai Chau. They can provide practical, updated information about this destination. There are no extra costs and no hidden fees involved in booking a rental car with Vietnam Car Hire.

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