Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Make your own way from your hotel to Hanoi railways station. Take the overnight train to Lao Cai. Spend your night in a 4-berth A/C cabin, soft sleeper.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra - Ta Phin Villages (B)
-Arrive at Lao Cai railways station at about 6.30AM and take a drive uphill to the mountainous town of Sapa where the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the color of its hill tribes. Have a rest and breakfast at a local restaurant after a long journey on train.
-Depart at 9:00AM, you are transferred 4km out of Sa Pa to Ma Tra. This valley is close to the town but very quiet and the peoples here are still living their own way without influence of tourism. Walk through for 2 hours through several hamlets of the Hmong scattering on hill-sides. Continue gradually downhill 1 hour to Ta Phin village which is home to Red Dzao people. Car pick up and transfer you back to Sa Pa in the afternoon.
Night 2: Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
Trekking distance: 6km – 3 hours ~ 2/3 paved road, 1/3 off-road
Car transfer: 18km/Drop off at Ma Tra and pick up at Ta Phin
Day 2: Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at hotel and check out at around 9.00-10.00AM. Drive to Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong people. Another light trek through Muong Hoa Valley with beautiful scenery to Ta Van Village of Dzay ethnic people. Drive back to Sapa for lunch at your own arrangement. A short stop in town for shopping before moving to Lao Cai railways station and take the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Night 3: Overnight on a 4-berth A/C cabin, soft sleeper on the train back to Hanoi.
-Private car/mini van in Sapa & taxi from hotel in Hanoi to railway station & from railway station to hotel in Hanoi
-Soft sleeper in joined cabin 4 berths with A/C
-All entrance fees
-Local English speaking guide in Sapa
-All meals as per program
-Accommodation as programed, based on twin sharing
Drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Gratuities
- Medium trekking & easy style
- Price may change according to season
- Every day, the detail Itinerary will be confirmed base on the day you travel to Sapa