Sapa is a delightful French hill station built in the early years of the century and one of the most beautiful in Vietnam. High in the mountains of northwestern Vietnam, Sapa offers great hiking and a kaleidoscope of ethnic groups. This trip provide you a glimpse of local hilltribes and opportunities to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sapa. Spending a night with a family of the Dzay will be a memorable experience.
Route: Hanoi – Laocai – Sapa – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Train to Laocai
Day 2: Sapa – Laochai – Tavan – Sapa (B/L/-)
Day 3 : Tavan – Catcat – Hamrong Mount. – Sapa (B/L/D)
Day 4: Sapa – Laocai – Hanoi
Day 5: Arrival Hanoi.
Get picked up by free of charge taxi and transferred to Hanoi Railway station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 21:15 pm. (No meal included)
Arriving in Laocai Station at 6h20 – 7h00: Get pick up by shuttle bus to transfer to your hotel in Sapa. Upon arrival we have breakfast and shower before start a moderate trek to Lao Chai village, following the main road down the hill, to view the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent mountains and rice terrace fields.
Soon after break the road we will take stiff slope down to the bottom of Muong Hoa valley to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong minority, where you will experience the extremely special livelihood of those people. It will be time to have a break and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch prepared by our local guide in a local house. Continuing the trail, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village of Zay ethnic minority.
Check in a local Zay people’s house and take a roam around the village or have swim in Muong Hoa river. Overnight homestay in the village. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included)
Get pick up by shuttle bus to transfer to Catcat, we start the trek to Cat Cat village of Black H’Mong ethnic minority. Visit the hydro electric power plan which was built by French since 1920 and enjoy the beautiful waterfall nearby where to enjoy the lovely several Sapa minorities performance dances. Return our hotel with a minivan. The rest of time in the afternoon is free to explore the town on your own.
Optional tour: we hike up to Ham Rong Mountain, one of the most favourist destination for travelers to enjoy a cool atmosphere, great landscapes from the Cloud Ground for Sapa view, stone garden, garden of medicinal plants, especially the garden of various orchids and visit some specific houses on stilts of Tay ethnic minority. Have dinner at a very fine local restaurant and overnight in hotel in Sapa.(Breakfast, Lunch are included)
A relaxing day in Sapa on your own to explore the town suck as Sapa market, Sapa Church or shopping around and chat with shopkeepers. Lunch is served at 12.00 at a local restaurant. Free at leisure until the shuttle bus take us to Lao Cai station in the afternoon to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.
05.30am, arrive in Hanoi and take your own way to go to your hotel. End of services.