Night 0: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Overnight on the train.
Day 01: – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai station transfer to Sapa for breakfast and check-in hotel (if available).
12 km of trekking visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
Home-stay at the Dzay local house.
Day 02: Ta Van–Giang Ta Chai–Su Pan ( B,L,D )
Breakfast before start tour with 14 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the Car to return to Sapa.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 03: Bac Ha market (on Sunday only) – ( B, L,D )
Breakfast in hotel from 7.00 – 8.00 am.
Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).
In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to catch the train to Hanoi.
Night 4 : Lao Cai- Hanoi
Overnight on the train. Tour finishes.
UNIT PRICE ( usd/ person )
All rates are in US$ per person.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
You will stay on the train without tour guide. Local tour guide will pick you up at Lao Cai Station.