This tour of Sapa 2 days to uncover the hill tribe culture of this Sapa mountainous area. Visit Lao Chai, Ta Van minority villages, feel a warm welcome at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact with them and learn about their culture and customs.
Duration: 2 days 3 nights (night train).
Explore hill tribe cultures of Sapa mountainous area.
Depart: Hanoi – Lao Cai Station
19.30 Car pick up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to the train station to get on the night train to Lao Cai. Spend the night on train in a deluxe cabin (shared 4 berths/cabin, air-conditioned).
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L)
Arrive in Lao Cai early morning, meet our guide and take 1hr car ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town, have breakfast at local restaurant. The rest of morning walk around Sapa town, discover colorful ethnic market. After having lunch prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. We will walk on small paths and trails to reach Lao Chai and Ta Van Village to visit the Tay and Dzay tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley. After that our car will wait and transfer back to Sapa. Dinner at your own and overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa – Hanoi (B, L)
Get ready for our last trekking day. You first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going down hill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Take a rest here before you trek downhill to get Sin Chai village. Get on car and drive back to Sapa town for lunch. Free time in the afternoon to discover the town by yourself.
16.00 transfer to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.
Next morning: Arrive back to Hanoi early morning around 4.30am, taxi to hotel on your own. Tour ends.