Within only 2 days, this journey will bring you a brief understanding of Sapa and its tribal peoples while enjoying its fascinating scenery, paying visit to Sapa town and 3 tribal villages of Black H’mong and Zay peoples which is well-known for its breathtaking scenery. You will spend 2 nights on the train in 4 bed cabin with air-conditioning and 1 night in a standard hotel in Sapa.
Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Be ready at your hotel lobby at 19:30 p.m, our tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai train station where our tour guide waiting for you with our pick-up form at the gate of the station.
- Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Sapa Town – Sapa market - Cat Cat Village
Picked up at Lao Cai Station upon your early arrival for over an hour drive uphill in a shared mini van to Sapa. After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant you will enjoy a walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir.
Check in your hotel, having Lunch and noon Break before departing for a walk to Cat Cat village locating near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Spectacular scenery of mountains and terraced rice paddies changes after every corner as you walk downhill. Getting through Cat Cat village of the H’mong, you will pay visiting to some local homes, witnessing their daily life activities and experiencing their hospitability. Continue walking down to the valley bottom, having a break at a stunning waterfall where the French built a hydraulic power station, you will walk uphill and make a loop around the valley and get back to Sapa. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure.
Day 2: Explore 3 Minority Villages (Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages) – Overnight train to Hanoi
Leaving your hotel after Breakfast, you will walk along the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong. Picnic Lunch and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Pick up and transfer back to Sapa in the afternoon, take a shower and then transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the night train to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early between 05.00 and 06.00am next morning.
Tour Price per person in US Dollars:
Standard Tour: US$130 / pax.
Superior Tour: US$138 / pax.
Deluxe Tour: US$145 / pax
Tour price includes
- Pick-up from your hotel to Ha Noi train station.
- Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa and back in shared mini bus with air-con
- Return overnight train basing on first class 04 soft-berths shared cabin with air-con
- Accommodation: 1 night in basic hotel in Sapa Town.
- All meals as mentioned on above itinerary.
- Sightseeing fee, tax and services charge.
- Local English speaking tour guide.
Tour price excludes
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Drinks and Personal expenses.