The night before the tour:
Our driver will come to your hotel to pick you up and transfer you to Tran Quy Cap Train Station to catch the night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat - Lao Chai – Homestay in Ta Van
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan – Sapa - Bus to Hanoi
The night before the tour
Around 08.30 pm, our guide will pick you up at your hotel 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 – Sapa – Cat Cat - Lao Chai – Overnight in Homestay in Ta Van (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive in Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning. You are welcomed by driver, and then transfer by our comfortable private car to Sapa. The 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 our trekking tour to visit Cat Cat Village, the oldest hill tribe village in Sapa. From Cat Cat village, we continue to trek Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. Notice that the trekking route from Cat Cat to Lao Chai is off the beaten track that only our professional guide can guide you on this route. This trekking route offers stunning landscapes and sceneries, also with some challenges as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside. Head downhill and relax by a local stream for a small picnic lunch. After lunch, depend on your health condition, we can continue trekking to Ta Van village of the Dzay people and explore the lifestyle if Dzay minority.
We will overnight in a local house of Dzay people. The home-stay offers basic accommodation but unique experiences that you will enjoy dinner with the host; drink wine and celebrate with local style. More than just sightseeing, you will travel and experience the real Vietnam as a local. Approximated trekking distance: 14km – 5 hour.
Note: If you wish to stay at hotel, we can easily change the accommodation to 3 star hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan – Sapa - Bus to Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After the breakfast, we say goodbye to our Dzay family host and continue to visit Red Zao people at Giang Ta chai village. Enjoy breathtaking view from the trekking route with a small waterfall. The Red Zao people have well preserved their tradition lifestyle and very colorful clothing with embroideries and coins patterns. We continue go along small path in the rice fields, cross the Muong hoa river and trek up to Su pan where you meet the car pick you up to Sa pa. Upon arrival in Sapa, free at leisure on the rest of the afternoon. Today approximated trekking time: 3.5 hour – 10km distance.
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).