At 8.30 pm, transfer from hotel to Hanoi station for boarding the train. You will be sharing cabins of AC soft sleepers with 3 other passengers to travel up Lao Cai town.
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa, Trek to Ta Van, back to Sapa (B, L, D)
The train arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30 a.m, our driver or tour guide with the sign of your name will welcome you. On a Russian jeep, we ride to Sapa in about 1.5 hours, you will be taken to a small guesthouse for a morning showers then your breakfast at a local restaurant here. We will get a short ride from Sapa to our trekking base, we start here and will trek through the villages of H'mong, chances to meet the locals working on the mountainsides or the rice terraces. We will break for a picnic lunch en route, keep trekking to Ta Van village of the Zay and h'mong people where you will be warmly welcomed by the host, share the dinner with them, and stay at their traditional house.
At the first of gleam of daylight, you will see the locals here start working early, you can join them at some of their activities, like feeding the animals; cleaning their houses, garden or preparing breakfast…After today’s breakfast, we will be trekking down hills on a valley route and back up hill to a main road (~4 hours). Alternatively, for this long trek, you can do it at your own pace to do some light walk this morning in about 1 hour, results more time to be with the host family and other locals in the villages. For both options, you will be supported with our jeep back to Sapa (30 min). Our late lunch served here in Sapa town and you will have this afternoon relaxing in town. Overnight in hotel in town.
Day 3: Sapa to Bac Ha Market and Night Train to Hanoi (B, L)
Breakfast and then drive down to Bac Ha market (106 km away from Sapa). When we are about to arrive, we will see a lot of hill tribes carrying with them the home-made products or pulling dogs, buffalos on their way heading to the market. Visit the market and witness their trading activities. This is golden opportunity to take photos and buy local crafts and produces. Lunch in Bacha. In the afternoon, we transfer to Lao Cai town before the night falling. Dinner on your own before we take train at at 8.50 p.m back to Hanoi. Arrive into Hanoi by 5.0 a.m the next day.
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TARIFFS AND CONDITIONS (NET PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLAR)
Numbers of Travellers
Suppl. for Single
* Transfers * Ac soft sleeper train * English speaking guide * Admission fees home stay, meals as specified * Accommodation on twin/double basis with breakfast
* Visas * Drinks * Personal expense * Tips & gratuities
Please order our private pickup service or find your own way back to your hotel, taxi normally costs you around USD4.00
Standard hotel: Sapa Bamboo, Goldsea hotel First Class hotel: Chau Long, Sapa hotel Superior hotel: Victoria hotel