Although you can catch a glimpse of the scenery from a comfortable chair in Sapa town, it’s only when you explore further afield that you really get to experience and appreciate all that this region has to offer. A trek through the surrounding rice fields, forest and ethnic minority villages can create memories that last a lifetime, not to mention an overworked camera.
Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
9:00 pm – Mini bus pick you up from hotel and transfer you to Tran Quy Cap train station
10:00pm – Train depart. You will sleep on train to Lao Cai. Travel time approx 9 hrs
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Waterfalls – Tram Ton Pass – Ban Khoan Village – Ta Phin Village (B,L,D)
Up on arrival in Lao Cai Railway station early in the morning, we will be met up and transfer to Sapa. Breakfast at hotel in Sapa. Relax little bit then. Our journey will depart with a car riding along a road get to Ban Khoan. After that, you descend on foot through a valley and cross a river. Heading and climbing to village of Ban Khoan of Red Dao minority. You have great opportunities to discover the traditional life and daily activities of local people there. After lunch, our trek will be taken through the corn-farm and the rainy forests in order to get to Ta Phin village of Red Dzao and Black Hmong tribe. There is more chance for you to get to know more about local hill-tribes as visit their home, communicate with them, experience some of their daily activities. Tonight, you stay overnight at the local house.
Day 2: Ta Phin village – Ta Seng Village – Mong Sen Village – Sapa (B,L,D)
After having breakfast in Taphin village, we follow untouched trails through Red Dzao of Ta Seng and Mong Sen villages which is about 10km from Taphin. You will have picnic lunch next to beautiful stream in the jungle. And then we keep walking along the beautiful landscape of the mountain. We will reach Tacko at noon where we meet the car for transfer for to Sapa. You will be free in the rest of afternoon to discover the beautiful town in your own. You stay overnight at Sapa hotel.
Day 3: Sapa – Hau Thao – Sau Chua villages – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive about 30 minutes to cross Sapa town and then we walk about 2 hours to visit Hau Thao and Sao Chua villages which are the home to Red Dzao and Hmong people. Difference from other Hmong villages, these villages are not ruined by tourist, everything seems to be preserve here. Meeting driver at the end of the village and we are transferred to Sapa for showering and dinner and then you are transferred to Lao Cai to catch the night train to Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi Arrival
Upon your arrival, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel. Ends the tour.
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