Sapa - Cat Cat - Lao Chai - Ta Van Tour 2 Days/ 3 Nights
2 Days / 3 Nights
Sapa is the most popular place to go in the Far Northwest amongst budget travelers and packages tourists alike. By using Sapa as a base you can hike off to more remote ‘traditional’ hill tribe villages and sometimes you will be offered a bed in a village for the night. Sapa was originally built as a hill station in the early part of this century and, in winter, gets bitterly cold. Sprawling near the banks of a river, Can Cau Market is a clearly defined shantytown, packed with crude stalls covered with thatched roofs.
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Our private car comes to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper with airconditioning). Overnight on train.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa home stay (B, L, D)
5.30am - Arrive in Lao Cai. The bus ride uphill to Sa Pa 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 meet with our local guide and drive (30 minutes) to the Golden Stream Valley, stopping at Ta Van village. Walk down through the village from the main road and start trekking 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 perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside. Head downhill 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. Dinner and overnight in home stay.
Day 2: Sapa more trekking - Lao Cai (B, L, D)
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 arriving in Nam Toong Village. In this picturesque valley, you'll pass some remote villages of the Red Dzao ethnic minority communities set amongst the rice and corn fields. After a picnic lunch, walk back to the meeting point where our driver is waiting to take you back to Sa Pa for a shower at the hotel in Sapa town. Our bus pick you up and transfer to Lao Cai train station. Have dinner before catch the night train depart at 20: 20 back to Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Arrival
Arrive in Hanoi next day early morning,taxi to hotel on your own. Tour ends
3 - 4 Pax
5 - 6 Pax
Accommodation (double or twin sharing) in places as indicated in program
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
All transportation as indicated in program
All guided sightseeing fees as per itinerary
English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 berth cabin, A/C)
Visa fee to Vietnam
Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
Other meals, drinks and personal expenses
Late check out & early check in for all accommodation at the places (Normaly check in: at 14:00 PM and check out at 12:00 PM)
All other services are not made on the written form