NIGHT 1: HA NOI – SAPA
Option 1: By Sleeper train
20h00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the Express Train to Laocai. Overnight in an A/C soft sleeper wooden cabin. (2 people/ cabin; 4 people/cabin or 6 people/cabin on request). Get Lao Cai at about 5 a.m then the guide and shuttle bus pick up you to SaPa.
Option 2: By Sleeper Bus
21h00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to SaPa. Get SaPa at 4 a.m. Stay in the bus and wait for picking up.
DAY 1: SA PA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (B, L and D included)
For your first day, after your breakfast, your walk to see 3 villages in about 5 – 6 hours (12 kms for total) trekking throughout 3 hamlets – visit 2 different kinds of minority.
Trek down to Y Linh Ho village and Lao Chai village of the black H’mong people.
After a picnic lunch, keep on alongside Muong Hoa stream to Ta Van village of the Dzay.
Keep trekking to Cau May (Rattan Suspension bridge) and enjoy Muong Hoa valley beautiful lanscape. Visit and stay overnight with a local family of the Dzay minority, with your tour guide and the house owners, we will set up a temporary cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food for dinner.
Enjoying your dinner and getting to know local typical traditional customs, cultural….
– Overnight in Homestay –
DAY 2: TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SA PA (B, L & D included)
In the early morning you will be sure to be woken up by the households but lucky to see how is their daily life for a new day coming! Enjoy some pancakes made by your tour guide’s skillful hands
Start a new trek into Hoang Lien Son National Park by more stunning landscapes and other ethnic minority villages dotted further your eyes sigh. Visit Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority and then continue that trail to Su Pan village for lunch.
Enjoy magnificent view of the beautiful waterfall and visit some local houses of the Dzao and then a standby car to return to Sapa.
Take a shower and have dinner at the hotel then free time to stroll around Sapa town until transfer down to Lao Cai station for the night train (or until 9 pm to take the night bus) back to Hanoi.
NIGHT 3: SAPA – HA NOI .
Option 1: By train
The guide and bus take you to the station at 6h00 pm to go to the station. Sleep on the highest quality cabin and get Hanoi at 5h00 the next day.
Option 2: By bus
The guide and shuttle bus take you from the hotel to the bus station to take the bus back to Hanoi at 9h00. You get Hanoi at 4h00 in the morning.