The night before tour:
Our driver will come to your hotel and pick you up, transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station to catch the night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
Day 1: Lao Cai train station – Sapa – Lao Chai - Ta Van – Overnight in Hotel
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van – Bus to Hanoi
Note: This tour includes easy trekking route that children may join in the tour. If you don't want to participate in any part of the tour, we can easily rearrange as your request. You can also extend your stay in Sapa if you wish.
The night before the tour:
Around 08.30 pm, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer by taxi to Tran Quy Cap train Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train. Your accommodation in train is deluxe VN train with soft berth in sharing cabin of 4 people.
Day 1: Lao Cai train station – Sapa – Lao Chai - Ta Van – Overnight in Hotel (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Arrive in Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning. You are welcomed by our tour guide, and then transfer by bus to Sapa. The bus ride uphill to Sapa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.
You will have breakfast at hotel before we start the trip to Golden Stream valley. The trek offers some stunning views of the rice terraces, gardens and Fan Si Pan mountain range. After crossing a suspension bridge, we will hike up to Lao Chai San village. The scenery here is great. We will continue through the Golden Stream Valley, stopping at Lao Chai village for lunch. After lunch, we will explore the villages of Lao Chai (Black H’mong) and Ta Van (Dzay). This trek is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended. Transfer back by motorbike/jeep to Sapa town. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van – Bus to Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at hotel, we will spend the morning for a short trekking to Cat Cat village of Black H'Mong tribe. We relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before trekking back to Sapa town. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town on your own. Overnight at hotel.
Around 04.00 Pm, our bus will pick you up from hotel in Sapa town with comfortable shuttle bus departs to Hanoi. Enjoy beautiful views driving along the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The bus is equipped with large individual seats, A/C and wifi. 2 stops on the way: one for toilets at about 6.30pm and the other one for dinner at about 8.00pm. The dinner is not included. Around 10.00pm: Arrival in Hanoi center and the bus will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. (Surcharge for drop off at hotels not in Old Quarter).
Tips from Mercury Travel:
With your free time, you can go up to Ham Rong peak where you will be able to experience a stunning view over the charming town of Sapa. This is a great chance for some unforgettable photos! This is recommended for good weather days (Entrance fee is not included). You may simply stay relaxed with beautiful view of mountains or shopping for hill tribe souvenirs in town.