On this trip you will trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa town, which is surrounded by huge rice paddy terraces. On the way you will learn more about how is the rice cultivating, from when the seed sowed to harvested, until being served as cooked rice on your dinner table. The night you spend in Tavan village, the unique village in Sapa area where Giay minority live, will be an excellent...

Tour Code: VST01
Start: Hanoi (evening pick up at hotel)
End: Hanoi (morning at hotel)
Tour Duration: 3 days/ 4 nights
Tour date: Daily
Activity Level: Easy Adventure
Group size: Private tour
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Tavan
Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan
Day 4: Sapa – Ham Rong Mountain – Heaven Gate – Silver Waterfall
Day 5: Hanoi – Arrival

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Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00: pick up at lobby of the hotel in Hanoi; transfer to Hanoi Railways station for night train to Sapa.
Overnight on train.

Train to Lao Cai Deluxe Carriage

Train to Lao Cai Deluxe Carriage

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Tavan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Home-stay
Welcome up on arrival at Lao Cai railways station, we transfer to Sapa town for our breakfast at hotel, relax then we first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, we will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. On the way, we will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before trekking on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. We will also enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. We eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where we can take a rest and have lunch nearby the river.
After lunch, we head Muong Hoa valley, pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. We will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. We also can swim on the nearby river.
Approx: 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Y Linh Ho Village

Y Linh Ho Village

Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan (B, L)
Accommodation: Holiday Sapa hotel
Breakfast at home-stay, we leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority and trekking through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way we will pass by a waterfall where we will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings.
After lunch, we continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here we start our journey back to Sapa by car. Overnight in Sapa.
Approx: 1-hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Giang Ta Chai Village - Sapa

Giang Ta Chai Village – Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Heaven Gate – Silver Waterfall – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi
We are relax at town in the morning. Check out time at 12:00, we then met up at the hotel at around 14:00, depart for the Silver Waterfall. The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. We are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
Approx: 2 hours driving
We head back to hotel for luggage picking up and transfer to Lao Cai. Take night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Thac Bac Waterfall

Thac Bac Waterfall

Day 5: Hanoi – Arrival
04:00 – 04:30: arrive in Hanoi Railways station, transfer to hotel. End of services

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Private transfer in Hanoi/ Sapa
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/ C
  • 3 star hotel with daily breakfast
  • Breakfast up on arrival at hotel
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary
  • Water/ snack & fruit

What’s excluded?

  • Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
  • Insurance
  • All other services not indicated above
  • Hotel in Hanoi

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