This long trekking package combine with home stay is special design for particular travelers. We will trekking through beautiful terrace rice fields, landscapes, enjoying green beauty landscape and so fresh environment of natural reserve, then meeting smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people and taking with them to understand a bit more about their way of life, their customs and...

Tour Code: VST03
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 – Mong Sen – Taphin
Day 3: Taphin – Matra – Sapa
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Arrival

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Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00: We will be met at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi Railways station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Victoria Express Train Restaurant

Victoria Express Train Restaurant

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Mong Sen – Taphin (B, L, D)
Accommodation: home-stay
Up on arrival in Lao Cai Railway station early in the morning, we will be met up and transfer to Sapa. Breakfast at hotel in Sapa. Relax little bit then we are downhill to Mong Sen, where we start trekking uphill through mountainous area. Enjoy green beauty landscape and so fresh environment of natural while walking the spectacular view over rice paddy terraces, corn fields. Our picnic lunch will be provided on the spot.
After lunch, we continue our trek downhill towards Taphin village where we will meet Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. The rest of time, we will stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition. We will have dinner and overnight in the village.
Approx: 1-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Ta Phin Village - Red Dao ethnic people

Ta Phin Village – Red Dao ethnic people

Day 3: Taphin – Matra – Sapa (B, L)
Accommodation: Holiday Sapa hotel
After breakfast, we start our trek towards Sapa. We will pass through several minority villages; rice paddy terraces along the way, enjoying the beautiful and peaceful view. Upon arriving in Matra village inhabited by Black Hmong people, we will stop for our lunch. Then, we continue our walk to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
Approx: 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Matra village - Sapa

Matra village – Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we will commence our short journey by driving south toward Muong Hoa valley. We will then start our walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area. The guide can provide us interesting information about rice. If we visit the valley sometime in between May and October, we will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily life. The walk takes us from Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. After visiting Ta Van, the car will return us to Sapa.
Approx: 1 hours driving/ 2 hours walking.
In the afternoon, we head back to Lao Cai for our night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Ta Van Village - Sapa

Ta Van Village – Sapa

Day 5: Hanoi – Arrival
04:00 – 04:30: Up on arrival in Hanoi Railways station, we transfer back to our 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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