Hanoi - Sapa
8:30pm depart from your
hotel in Hanoi by car to the rail way station and catch the 10:00pm night
Lao Cai (soft sleeper with aircon.), arrive 5:30 or 6:00am.
A local guide will meet
you at the station and get in a bus. The bus ride uphill to
Sapa takes a
little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and
impressive rice terraces. You'll have breakfast in a local restaurant, then
drive (30 minutes) to the Muong Hoa Valley, stop at Tavan village (Black
H'Mong People), visit the
Ancient Rock Field. Walk
down to the village from the main road and start trekking through Tavan
village to Giang Ta Chai village. The trekking route offers some challenge
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 of the
Red Dzao hill tribe perched on the
Hoang Lien mountainside.
Head down hill and relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. In the
afternoon trek about 1.5 hours uphill before descending down to the quaint
Tay Hill Tribe village of Ban Ho. After checking into the home stay, your
guide will lead you to La Vie waterfall for a fresh shower. Dinner and
overnight in local home.
Day 2: Sapa - Hanoi
After breakfast you will
start the day with an easy trek on dirt paths, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere
of the valley with its traditional stilt houses and rice terraces. Make your
way along a stream to cross a hanging bridge before getting to Thanhphu
Village. In this picturesque valley you'll pass some remote villages of the
Tay and Xapho hill tribes set amongst the rice and corn fields. After a
picnic lunch, you will walk the other way back to the meeting point where
our driver is waiting for you to take you back to Sapa (3:00 pm). Shower at
a hotel then you will be transferred back to Lao Cai for the night train back
- Home stay with clean blanket, mosquito-net,
- Meals as mentioned the program. 02
breakfast, 02 lunches and 02 dinners.
- Land transfer by private vehicle for whole
trip; train ticket.
- English or French speaking guides. Other
languages are available upon request.
- Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips and gratuities.