Night 01: Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai
20:30PM pick up at the hotel. Transfer to railway station for a night train SP3 at 21:50 to Sapa.
App. Accommodation: Overnight train with 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin upon request).
Day 1: Sapa – Cat Cat(B)
AM: 6h30 arrive in Lao Cai, get picked up at Lao Cai Train Station then transfer to Sapa with the distance of 38kms - approximately 1.5 hours.
Check in and have breakfast in the hotel then you have free time to visit Sapa by yourself.
After lunch walk to visit the Black H’Mong people in Cat Cat village. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful sceneries on the way. Back to the hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town.
Trekking distance: 4 km.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan (B/L)
Start the morning by driving from Sapa town down to Laochai village. You can meet many ethnic groups (H’mong, Dao) as well as enjoy manificient view of Muong Hoa, terraced rice fiel on the way. We reach to Lao Chai – a village of H’mong ethnic, then walk further to Tavan village to meet Day ethnic. Have lunch there with local family.
In the afternoon, we trek to the meeting point where the car is waiting for picking up to Sapa. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Trekking distance: 12kms
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Coc Ly and Chay River (B/L)
Depart from Sapa at 7.00 am. After about 2 hours going by bus and enjoy the primitive sceneries on the way you arrive in Coc Ly market. This is the most primitive market in Vietnam with the trading of the Black H’Mong, Flower H’Mong and Tay tribes.
After having lunch you will start the two hour boat trip along the Chay River. Stop to visit The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river.
After the boat trip, visit a small town – Bao Nhai and then take bus/jeep back to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. The train departs at 20:45PM and arrives Hanoi at 5:30AM in the next morning. Tour finishes.
Trekking distance: 3kms
Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin upon request at surcharge)