• Visit the former French hill station of Sapa
• Trek through the spectacular scenery of Northern mountain area
• Mingle with colourful Montagnards…
Day 1 Overnight train to Sapa
In the evening you are picked up at hotlef and transferred to Hanoi railway
station for our overnight train for Lao Cai. We travel in air-conditioned
comfort in our private soft sleeper cabins!
Day 2 Trekking Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van homestay
The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 6:00 am where our guide will welcome you.
Look for the sign bearing your name when you exit the train station. Then take a
morning drive through the clouds by car to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). Have
breakfast at a local restaurant before the trip starts. Trek with our H’mong
guide down to Lao Chai village to visit the Black H'Mong. This is a absolutely
spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest
people you can meet. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the
Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village to visit the Day people, which is supposed
to be the most beautiful one in the area, where you stay overnight in a local
Overnight: at homestay in Ta Van village
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3 Trekking Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Train to Hanoi
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the daily life of the ethnic minorities in
the village. We follow the buffalo path to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao
minority via the paths between terraces and through bamboo forests. Visit silver
waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, visit the people in the village and then
cross Muong Hoa River up to the mountain to visit the last village of the trek -
Supan village of the H'mong.
After a short rest, we trek further up to enjoy magnificent scenery, visit local
house of the red Dzao, visit, talk to learn about the minority pupils of Giang
primary school before heading to the main road where you will be picked up by a
jeep. Ride back to Sapa, the remainder of your day is at leisure to explore this
fascinating hillside town.
In the afternoon we depart for the Lao Cai train station. We have dinner here
before boarding the night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train (private cabin)
Meal inclusions: Breakfast and lunch.