Night 1(Thursday): Hanoi overnight train to Lao Cai city
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in old quarter in Hanoi at 8:00PM then transfer to Hanoi train station to catch overnight train to Lao Cai city. Overnight on the train.
Day 1 (L,D) : Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Tavan(Homestay)
Our driver will pick you up at Lao Cai train station then transfer uphill to Sapa.
At 9:30AM We start short walk of 6 km from Sapa to the Black H’mong village of Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai where excellent panoramas of the larger valley, paddy terraced fields and the H’mong village are offered. We take a small local path leading into the bottom of the valley, where some stalls are available that serve tea and fruits; a perfect spot to take a rest and have lunch. After lunch you will visit the Zay people of Ta Van, which lies in the middle of the Muong Hoa valley. There you will stay overnight in local houses.
Day 2(B,L):Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa
Next morning after having breakfast, the trek continues towards the Red Dao village in Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will trek up and downhill then through bamboo forest. The village of Giang Ta Chai is the next stop, which we will reach by following a path over a bridge. Lunch will be provided near a waterfall, just before arrival at the village. Eventually, the trek returns to the hill of Hau Thao village. You will get back to Sapa town by car. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 3(B): Sapa – Bac Ha market – Lao Cai – Night train back to Hanoi.
Leaving Sapa early in the morning at 7:30 am, we drive to Bac Ha market (approximately 2.5 hours). Arriving at Bac Ha, we visit the big market and colorful ethnic people of the Flower H'mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen minorities, who gather here to buy and sell their handicraft products. After spending the morning exploring the market, you may have lunch at a local restaurant(Lunch on your own). After lunch we will visit a tiny village in Bac Ha before transfer you back to Lao Cai train station. Catch overnight train back to Hanoi.