Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Railway Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM (SP3). Overnight on train with wooden cabin of 4 people sharing (2 people in 1 cabin upon request at surcharge)
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Muong Hoa Valley
Our guide will pick you up at Lao Cai Station at 6:30AM and transfer to Sapa with the distance of 38kms, approximately 1,5 hours. Breakfast in local restaurant. Check in hotel. The balance of the morning is at leisure.
In the afternoon, driving from Sapa town down to Lao Chai 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.
In the late afternoon, we walk to the meeting point where our car is waiting for pick you up to Sapa. Overnight in hotel.
Trekking distance: 9kms
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Cao Son Market – Chay River – Night train to Lao Cai
After breakfast in hotel, let transfer to Cao Son Market at 6:30AM. You will arrive Cao Son Market after 3 hours by car, this is an ideal time to explore market. This market is a place of H’mong, Ha Nhi, Nung, Tay, Dao ethnic exchange local products as well as chatting, drinking together. Have lunch in local restaurant.
After lunch we transfer to Coc Ly for boat trip along Chay River (1,5 hours) to Trung Do village, where is the home of Tay minority.
In the late afternoon, let transfer back to Lao Cai Station for night train to Hanoi. The train departs at 20:45PM and arrive Hanoi at 5:30AM. Tour finishes.
Boat trip: 1.5 hours
Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin on request at surcharge).
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch