Closer to the Culture
Combine the highlights of North Vietnam with this enjoyable trip. From Hanoi, travel overnight by train to reach Sapa, the delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, near the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and ornately decorated clothes. Trek valleys to discover several different hill tribes and spend a night in a village of the Red Dao community
Day 1: night train to Lao Cai Station
VietnamCharming Travel’s coach and guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you for the overnight train to Lao Cai Station. Enjoy the experience the romance of overnight train travel.
Transfer: private AC coach hotel – railway station
Guide: English speaking
Accommodation: 4Soft sleeper A/C shared cabin
Meal: Not applicable
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Homestay (B,L,D)
We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. We will walk on small paths and trails to reach Lao Chai and Tavan Village to visit the Tay and Day tribes , where we will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people. Picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley. Cooking demonstation with local people. Your overnight in the local house.
Transfer: Lao Cai – Sapa
Trek: 5-hrs trek/dirt paths/downhill
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner.
Guide: English speaking
Cooking demonstration with local people
Accommodation: Home stay
Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Lao Cai Station – Overnight train back to Hanoi (B, L).
Sunrise breakfast and then check in your hotel, get ready for our last trek. You first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going down hill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Enjoy traditional music performance there with colorful culture. Take a rest here before you trek downhill to get Sin Chai village. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the way back to Sapa town for lunch. You will have free time to discover by yourself in the afternoon. Dinner is for your choice. Back to hotel for shower and then our car will transfer you to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.
Transfer: Private AC coachTa Van – Sapa – Lao Cai
Trek: 8km 3hrs trek downhill. Moderate grade
Activity: Music performance
Meals: Breakfast and lunch.
Freshen up service: room available
Accommodation: 4Soft sleeper A/C shared cabin
Day 4: Hanoi arrival
Arrive in Hanoi Station at around 5h30. Our tour ends.
Quotation in USD per person:
Over 8 pax
- Prices are valid till Sep 30th, 2013
- The bank transfer fees are not included
- Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway station
- Roundtrip transfer between Lao Cai and Sapa
- Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
- 1 nights at Homestay
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
- Tours and activities as stated above
- Security permits
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Phone and laundry
- Tips and personal expenses
- Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
- Train departure from Hanoi at 9:15PM and from Lao Cai at 20’45PM
- Hotel in Sapa: Bamboo Sapa Hotel or similar
- Pick you up at your hotel at 8:00PM
- Bring your passport to check in hotel.
- Beware of your luggage and money
- Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
- All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
- Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
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