Night 1: You get pickup at hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway station by a coach for your overnight train journey to the border town of Lao Cai province. (No meal included)
Day 01: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B, L, D )
Arrive in Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning. You are welcomed by driver, then transfered by bus to Sapa. The bus ride uphill to Sa Pa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. You will have breakfast at hotel before we start 12 km of trekking to visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. The trekking route offers some challenge as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside. Head downhill and relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. After lunch , we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we have dinner and enjoy a unique home stay experience.
Day 2: Giang Ta Chai – Ban Ho (B, L, D )
A farewell to the family after breakfast, we continue our day of trekking that takes you along local paths, up and down rice terraces and into the villages and homes of the local hill tribes, the Dzays, the Dzaos, the Hmongs, the Tays. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho village, an imagination of down tower steps with a universal view of the house roofs of the Tay minority isolated in a green valley appearing in front of your eyes will mark you an unforgettable trip. Dinner and stay overnight with Tay hill tribe family.
Day 3: Ban Ho – Thanh Phu – Su Pan – Sapa ( B, L, D )
In the early morning you will get a wakeup call by our guide and spend time to enjoy a pleasant breakfast. Say good bye to local people and start a new trek with more stunning landscapes and other ethnic minority villages dotted to your eyes sight. You enjoy 2 km walking to a very nice waterfall discovered and named “the Lavie” by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy swimming then picnic-lunch on the bank. In the afternoon, you trek 4 km up to the main road to get the jeep to return Sapa. We have dinner and stay at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sa Pa - Cat Cat - Lao Cai station (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we prepare to trek down the valley to visit Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe. We relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then trek to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before trekking back to Sapa town. We have a shower at hotel before getting on a bus to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.
We arrive in Hanoi at 5am. Tour ends.
-1 Person: 159$/ PAX
- From 2 people: 139$/PAX
- Return Train tickets (Hanoi - Sa Pa - Hanoi)
- Bus transfer; English speaking guide
- All meals as mentioned ( B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Entrance fee
- Dorm room at homestay
- Private room at hotel
- Private room at homestay
- Personal expenses
- Tips for tour guide and driver