Day 1: Night train Hanoi - Lao Cai.
You will be
picked up at your hotel 1 hour before train departure for transfer to the train
station. Night train (soft sleeper with A/C) to Lao Cai. The night train leaves
at 19.45 or 20:10 PM
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat -
You will be
picked up from Lao Cai station and have a shared bus to Sapa . Check-in
hotel to have a shower and relax. Now you have time to walk around Sapa town to
see some small market in the area. In the afternoon, you take a short Treking
tour to Cat Cat village which is home of Black Hâ€™Mong people. H'Mong is one
of the biggest and poorest minority
group in Sapa. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue
clothing. Return to Sapa town. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta
breakfast in the hotel, trekking to Lao Chai village. On the way, you will
stopover for lunch and relax. In the afternoon, you continue your trek to Ta
Van village to visit Zay people. Zay is fairly small minority group of about
38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The
development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many
women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green. Dinner and
stay overnight on stilt house.
Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai -
Today we will
spend time to walk to Giang Ta Chai village where you can see Red Dao
people.The women of Red Dao have very colorful red embroideries and coins on
their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have
shaved off their eye brows because a hairless face is considered by the the Red
Dao people to be very beautiful. Stop over for lunch. A Jeep pick you up from
Giang Ta Chai to Sapa. Check-in hotel to take a shower. A shared bus
will take you to train station. Night train back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi
The Sapa Tour
ends at Hanoi train station.
Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner)
What to bring:
shoes or boots; Rain-wear; Warm fleece jacket in the winter; Sun lotion and
cap/hat; Camera and film; Passport
from Hanoi to Sapa and return to Hanoi (soft sleeper with A/C).
public bus Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Cai.
as mentioned above.
fee at any sights on tour.
expenses and tips to the tour guide!