This option give you one night at the local house. You not only can see the special customs of minority people : make the farm, rase animails, make the clothes, but also you can try to cook food and drink local wine and speak with them about life. Private tour 2 persons with shared bus.
20h00: Your tour guide will pick up you at the the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai, around 9 hrs on train.
Day2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (11km trekking, 4 hour trekking)
Arrive in Lao Cai around 5:30 a.m. You will take 1 hour van ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Arrival to the hotel you have breakfast at the hotel and then we have a short walk of 5km along mountain trail to visit Y Linh Ho village which is inhabited by black Hmong tribe and completely secluded from tourists, especially you are able to embrace raw Sapa culture and community by coming into some native houses to discover their own culture and custom as well as study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo. Continuing to walk down Muong Hoa River where you can take a rest or swim before trekking uphill to Lao Chai village where your picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, you will visit the Day and Red Dzao tribes of Tavan village, which lies in the middle of Muong Hoa valley where excellent panoramas of rice terraced fields. There you will have a cooking class, dinner and stay over night at local house.
You have breakfast at the home stay before trekking about 8km towards the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will trek up and downhill then through bamboo forest before arriving at the waterfall, Rattan bridge and Stream where you have short rest to swim and picnic lunch. Continuing to walk uphill about 2km to Hau Thao village where we catch the car to return to Sapa. You are free to discover Sapa town and Market before having shower and dinner then being transferred to Lao Cai train station to catch the night train back to Hanoi around 5 am.
– All meals on the tour
– English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
– Accommodation (Home-stay and hotel),
– Night Train tickets 2 ways Hanoi-Laocai -Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth Train)
– Transport by Minivan/ Jeep as tour program.
– Private tour 2 persons with shared bus.
– Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent …