Planing a the first trip to Sapa ? get one night experience on train, short trekking around minority villages, spend one night in Sapa Tower.
Night 1 : Train to Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai –Bac Ha – Sapa
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Drive to Hanoi
Tonight, you need to show up at Hanoi Train Station one hour before the train depart. Train staff will escort you to your train carriage. Overnight on train.
|Hanoi - Lao Cai|
Lao Cai – Bac Ha- Sapa (B/L/-)
Early arrive in Lao Cai Railway Station, greeted by our tour guide and driver. We bring you to local restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, get transfer to Bac Ha town. 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 drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way (before reaching Lao Cai) to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river.
Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River (optional based on current and river water. Else we arrange alternative transfer on buffalo cart). The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai bridge where your vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey back to Lao Cai to continue up to Sapa.
Arrive Sapa in the afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.
|Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Sapa|
Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Drive to Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, leave Sapa market town. This morning, visit Lao Chai & Ta Van. You will commence your short journey by driving south toward Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area. The guide can provide you interesting information about rice. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. After visiting Ta Van the car will return you to Sapa. Lunch then back to your hotel. Check out hotel by 12 pm. Free at leisure till get-on- bus time. Tonight, you can expect to arrive Hanoi around 21.00 pm. Bring you back to your hotel in the
Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
|Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta van - Hanoi|
Price: on request
- Expert English speaking tour guides
- Accommodation in double or twin share
- Private transfers and transport in modern van (A/C)
- Entrance fees during guided time
- Meals as indicated on itinerary: B – Breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner
- Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai: sharing cabin 4 berth
- Sharing bus Sapa – Hanoi
- Private cabin on Train: on request
- Single supplement: on request
- Visa and visa arrangement fee
- International airfare and airport taxes
- Meals not indicated on itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses (tips, gratuities, …)
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