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): Lao Cai – Sapa – Muong Hoa Valley – Sapa
Our driver will pick you up at Lao Cai train station then transfer uphill to Sapa. Leave your luggage at the hotel(Early check-in is not included).
At 9:30 am The road from Sa Pa winds through hilly terrain passing terraced rice paddy fields,. Follow a dirt trail snaking through the mountain. Enjoy spectacular scenery while trekking along a narrow stream until you reach Y Linh Ho village also home of the Black H'mong minority. Head toward Muong Hoa valley. Descending into the valley, you will see the largest terraced rice fields in the Sa Pa area. (If you visit the valley between May and October, you have the chance to observe and experience how the local people plant and harvest rice). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong minority to Ta Van village of the Giay minority. You will take a break to enjoy lunch at local cafe before transferring back to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 2(B, L): Sapa – Suoi Ho – Matra – Ta Phin – Sapa
At 9:30 We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Sa Pa. 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.
- Round trip train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi : Soft Sleeping 4 Berths Cabin sharing
- English Speaking Guide for tour
- Entrance fee and permit
- Meal as per program : B- Breakfast, L – Lunch, D-Dinner
- Hotel in Sapa
*The cost: 190$ per person – surcharge 30US$ for single Supplement