Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Get picked up 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 21:30 pm. (No meal included)
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Catcat village
Arrive early in Lao cai at 05 30 – 06 00 am, we get picked up by our private vehicle and start our drive up the spectacular Sapa pass, which is 1300 m high, 33 km long. The ride uphill takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Arrive Sapa in the morning; we have some free time to wander around, exploring this beautiful multi-ethnic town.
In the afternoon, we take a walk to Cat Cat Waterfall to visit Black H’Mong minority people. Return to Sa Pa for a shower and a rest before heading out for dinner. Overnight in Sapa.
Optional activity: visit Ham Rong Mt. for some good panoramic views of Sapa town and the surrounding valleys.
(Breakfast, lunch and Dinner are included)
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan – Hanoi
In the morning, start trekking down the valley along trails and across rice paddies to visit Black HMong village of Laochai and Dzay village of Tavan. We have a picnic lunch along the way.
We get picked up by vehicle to transfer back to Sa Pa. Later in the afternoon, we take our ride down Sapa pass to Laocai train station. Overnight train back to Ha Noi.
(Breakfast and Lunch are included)
Day 4: Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi around 05 30 am, get picked up and transfer to your hotel. Tour ends. (No meal)
* Note: Prices may subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation – USD applied
Surcharged 4USD/1 train ticket in the weekend.
Activities: Light trekking, cultural exchange
Grade:Easy to moderate
Trip highlights: Overnight train trip, hilltribe villages, Sapa
What to bring:
Comfortable walking boots
A warm fleece in the winter
Camera and film
English speaking guide in Hanoi & Sapa
A.C soft sleeper train
Private transfer throughout
Hotel accommodation in Sapa
Meals as indicated in itinerary (B,L,D)
All admission fees and permits
Drinking water during the trek
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated (allow US$ 4-6 /meal/person)
Other personal expenses