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Hanoi – Overnight train to Sapa
Tonight you will be picked up at your hotel/ residence and transferred to Hanoi station by your private tour guide who will assist you with your check – in and escort you during your journey. The train departs approximately at 9:10pm. Enjoy some drinks at on-board restaurant before retiring to your cabin for a good night’s sleep.
Overnight on A/C train
Sapa – Arrival
Upon early arrival at Lao Cai (app 4:30am), a border town to China, you will be picked up and transferred ascending to Sapa (formally known as the Hill Station) by your private guide and private van for breakfast. After breakfast in hotel, you will have a stroll around town, visiting Sapa Market where the minority people, including the Red Zao, Hmong and Tay people, gather for trade. You will also can climb Ham Rong Mountain for a panoramic view of Sapa below and its environs.
The rest of the day will be yours to explore this beautiful town at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own.
Overnight in Sapa
Sapa - Ban Ho - Sin Chai
The day commences with a jeep ride to the trekking route. From here you will start walking through the incredibly scenic “Ban Ho” valley. There is lots of opportunity to visit and explore the wooden houses, which traditionally belong to the Tay ethnic minority. You will then continue to walk to Thanh Phu village where you will stop for lunch in a local house.
After lunch time, you will head to another village – Sin Chai, home of Red Dao minority where the night will be spent in thatch house. The remainder of the day will be yours to freely explore the area. You will be attracted by the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao.
Overnight in Sin Chai
Sin Chai - Nam Nhiu - Nam Than - Thanh Phu
Today’s trek will take you through several villages where you will be able to meet Tay, Hmong and Xa Pho ethnic minorities. You will have time to photograph the beautiful rice paddy terraces and spectacular mountains. On the way, you will make a stop to visit a local school. Lunch will be prepared and served in a local house.
In the afternoon, you will head back to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you will spend our second night. Check into the homestay and relax. Tonight your dinner will be served with some beautiful Vietnamese dishes.
Overnight in Thanh Phu
Thanh Phu - My Son - Nam Toong - Sapa - Train to Hanoi
On the last day of the trek, you will cross several suspension bridges and trek through lush rice paddy fields and stunning scenery. You will have a unique opportunity to meet Xa Pho minority in My Son village, one of the smallest group ethnic living in Northern Viet Nam. These people always maintain their unique costume and nomadic life for many years. You will continue to trek uphill to Nam Toong, a village of Red Dao minority, where we have lunch in a local school.
In the afternoon, your trek will be firstly downhill to Ban Ho village where you will have time for a swim in the river. You will then climb toward Su Pan. The car will pick you up and bring back to Sapa. Some day-use rooms will be provided for shower. After that you will return to Lao Cai station with your entire luggage for night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on A/C train
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Vietnam
- Vietnam entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers