Hanoi – Lao Cai (Overnight on train)
Meet up our tour operator at your hotel then she will help you transfer to train station for night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on 4 berth soft sleeper sharing cabin.
Lao Cai / Bac Ha Market / Sapa (B,L)
You will be met by local guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast (optional). Then start our drive to Bac Ha town. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey up to Bac Ha having beautiful views over the valleys. Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac ha small town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way (before reaching Lao Cai) to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Coc Ly where your vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey to Sapa.
Overnight in Sapa.
Lao Chai / Tavan / Giang Ta Chai (B,L)
After your breakfast, meet up local guide and driver to visit Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong ethnic minority village. You will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives. Here you will be able to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your guide in a local house.
After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
You will return Lao Cai station by car for night train to Hanoi. You can have a dinner on your own at one of the restaurants around Lao Cai Station.
Overnight on night train.
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning.
If you want to book Hanoi morning tour or book hotel for take a short rest before continue to next destination, please contact us.
|Code: SP03 – PACKAGE RATES (per person): valid until 31 Dec, 2016|
|Number in group||1||2||3-4||5-8||9-15||S.R.S|
|Destination||Superior (3*)||Deluxe (4*)||Luxury (5*)|
|Sa Pa||H’mong Hotel||Amazing Sapa hotel||Victoria SaPa resort|
|Train||Orient Express||Sapaly Express||Victoria Express|
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