The Northwest of Vietnam is a real feast for the eyes, not only for its awe-inspiring nature, but also for its colorful ethnic culture. This beautiful region is a superb mosaic painting of vibrant colors. Impressive mountains, amazing terraced rice fields, agricultural activity in rhythm with the seasons and fascinating ethnic markets, all with capture your heart.
Through this journey, you will meet the Hmong living in the high mountains, the Dao with flamboyant costumes, Lu women with their sophisticated silver jewelry and lacquered teeth, and the Thai with their elegant dresses. It is a journey into the heart of a region with exceptional natural beauty and exotic culture.
SaPa is the common hone of several minority tribes such as Black H’Mong, Red DZao, It is where you find the beauty of nature in valleys, mountains, streams, waterfalls and the warmly welcome of the ethnic people.
Night 1 : Hanoi – Lao Cai
8:00 PM : Mini bus pick up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.
9:00 PM : Train departs and over night on train.Travel time approx 9 hrs.
Day 1 : Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa ( B, L, D ).
6:00 AM : Arrive Lao Cai train station.Change to mini bus for transfer to Hotel.
7:00 AM : Breakfast and shower in hotel.
9:00 AM : Start walking to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley. And enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan-highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina.
9:45 AM : Arrive to the villages of Black Hmong ethnic minority,visit their stilt houses,see people weaving,embroidering and drying their clothes,…
10:30 AM : Continue walking down,enjoycolourful rice terraces and the interesting waterfall.( Possible to have a swim in this fresh stream ).
12:30 PM : Return to Sapa for lunch.
Free time in the afternoon to explore Sapa Market and town.
Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 2 : Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B, L, D).
8:00 AM : Breakfast in hotel.
9:00 AM : Begin trekking from Sapa towards MuongHoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes.
11:30 AM : Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H`mong tribe.
12:30 PM : Break for delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa stream.
1:15 PM : Keep trekking through lush rice-terraces towards Lao Chao village to experience Black H`mong people`s daily life and traditional culture.
2:30 PM : Arrive into Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture. Bus rides return to Sapa.
3:30 PM : Free time in Sapa for shower and Dinner.
5:30 PM : Bus transfer back to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Night 3 : Lao Cai – Hanoi.
5:00 AM : Arrive at Tran Quy Cap Train Station.Tour ends.
Tour price includes:
– All meals on the tour
– English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
– Night Train tickets 2 ways Hanoi-Laocai -Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth Train)
– Transport by Jeep as tour program.
– Jeep go and back as the program
– Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …