First night: 20h00 - 20h30 pick you up at your hotel or your place and take you to Tran Quy Cap station. Night train to Laocai station.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L, D)
Arrive in Laocai station at 6h20 - 7h00: Pick up by minibus to Sapa. Check in hotel. After having breakfast and shower, we'll start the trip to Lao Chai village to visit the Black H'Mong have a picnic lunch on the way, then keep on going along the valley to Ta Van village where Dzay people lives. Then homestay in their local family house.
Day 2: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sa Pa (B, L, D)
Start the trip after breakfast, up to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao minority. Have lunch. Amazing sceneries and beautiful waterfall are to be seen in the afternoon before going up to the main road where you'll be picked up by motorbike/Jeep. Ride back to Sapa and you might stop to take photos on the way. Check in and have dinner at the hotel. Enjoy the night in the mountain town.
Day 3: Sa Pa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Lao Cai station - Hanoi (B, L, D)
Have breakfast at the hotel. Free time to explore the town on your own in the morning. After lunch you check out and leave your luggage at hotel, then trek down to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H'mong tribe. Visit H'Mong hydro electric built by French and enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and very beautiful sceneries along the way. Then back to Sapa and refresh with a shower before transferred to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting the train at 19h35.
Day 4: 5h00 arrive at Tran Quy Cap station, Hanoi. Tour finishes.
The best time to witness the scenic beauty of Sapa is in April and May. Before that period, the weather might be cold and foggy; after that period is the rainy season. In April and May, Sapa is blooming with flowers and green pastures. The clouds that settle in the valley in early morning quickly disappear into thin air.Located at 1,500 m above sea level, Sapa lies on the side of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, 333 km northwest of Hanoi. Sapa’s flora is diverse, ranging from flowers to tropical fruits; among the most popular fruits produced in Sapa are apples, pears, peaches, and plums.Sapa has many natural sites such as Thac Bac, Thuy Cung Grotto, Gio Cave, Troi Gate, and Truc Forest. Sapa is also the starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to reach the top of Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143 m. Hoang Lien Son Mountains is also called the Alps of the North Sea area since Fansipan Mountain is not only the highest peak in Vietnam, but also in the Indochina Peninsula. The pyramid-shaped mountain is covered with clouds all year round and temperatures often drop below zero, especially at high elevations.To reach Sapa, one can take a train to Lao Cai and then a bus to Sapa from Lao Cai. On Sundays, Nung, Dao, Tay, Cao Lan, Paxi, and Xa Phong minorities ride down the mountain in their colorful clothes to take part in the Sunday market at the foot of Fansipan Mountain.
Included: Return train tickets (Hanoi - Laocai); Bus transfer; English speaking guide; all meals; Entrance fees; Twin sharing room;
Excluded: Beverage, Single room, Personal expenses, Tips for tour guide and drive...
Necessary things: Sun cream, Insect repellent, hat, sunglasses and trekking boots.
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