Night 1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai
8:00 pm – Mini bus pick up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.
9:00 pm - Train depart and sleep the nights on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs.
Day 1: Sapa – Cat Cat and Sin Chai – Sapa (B, L, D)
We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus, to take you to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.
08:00am – After breakfast and a morning shower, we will start walking to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan- highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina.
Go through a village of Black H’mong tribe, see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, enjoy colourful rice terraces and the interesting waterfall. Come back to Sapa about.
12:30 pm – Enjoy your lunch in the hotel.
Afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa township.
Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
Enjoy your breakfast then check out of the room. Keep your baggage in the hotel then we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where can admire magnificent landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien mountain ranges and meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can have a nice swim.
We then cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Ta Van, where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospitality of our Zay family and homestay overnight.
Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su pan – Sapa (B, L, D)
Enjoy mountainous landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities. Here we will experience their daily life then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people. We then take the bus back to Sapa.
Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.
Night 4: Lao Cai – Ha Noi
05:00 am: Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Ha Noi) for bus transfer to hotel.
- Train tickets Ha Noi/Lao Cai return
- All meals are mentioned in tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
- Transport as tour program.
- English speaking tour guide.
- All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.
- Drinks, other private expenses.
* Note: Please bring along a good pair of walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, inspect repellent and suncream.