Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Make your own way from your hotel to Hanoi railways station. Take the overnight train to Lao Cai. Spend your night in a 4-berth A/C cabin, soft sleeper.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Hill Tribes Kermis (B/L)
Arrive at Lao Cai railways station at about 6.30AM. Have breakfast at a local restaurant and take a short rest in Lao Cai city. After that, proceed to a Hill Tribes Market where Red Dzao, Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Dip yourself into the happy atmosphere of the market, which is very simple but really meaningful to the local people. The markets and are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday: Coc Ly Market
Wednesday: Cao Son Market
Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin Market
Saturday: Can Cau Market
Sunday: Muong Hum or Bac Ha Market
Have lunch box and then drive back to Lao Cai and continue uphill to the mountainous town of Sapa. Check in at your hotel in Sapa.
Night 2: Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra - Lao Cai- Hanoi (B)
Locating just a bout 4km southeast of Sapa town, Ma Tra valley attracts visitors for its stunning scenery highlighted with impressive terraced rice fields. The Hmong peoples has changed from sifting lifestyle into sedentary one form early 20th Century and built terraced field to ensure their permanent earning by farming wet rice. Trip commences from Sa Pa at 09.00am by road transfer out of Sapa town. Then walk starts from here downhill and cross the stream to the other bank where Suoi Ho village beautifully sits on the top of a low hill. Spend half an hour to visit several local homes for understanding of local life before continue walking along a large path on hillsides which is paved with rock to get through Ma Tra village. This portion of the walk offers beautiful scenery of the valley and terraced paddies as well as flower farm. Paying visiting to a ruined of the French Catholic church at the end of the walk, then picked up and transfer by road 12km back to Sapa.
Dinner on your own before catch overnight train back to Ha Noi.
Night 3: Overnight on a 4-berth A/C cabin, soft sleeper on the train back to Hanoi.
Trekking distance: 5 km – 3 hours ~ Off-road with part of single track
Car transfer: 12km/Drop off at Suoi Ho and pick up at Ma Tra
Day 3: Hanoi
Arrival in Hanoi in the early morning. Tour ends.
-Private car/mini van in Sapa & taxi from hotel in Hanoi to railway station & from railway station to hotel in Hanoi
-Soft sleeper in joined cabin 4 berths with A/C
-All entrance fees
-Local English speaking guide in Sapa
-All meals as per program
-Accommodation as program, based on twin sharing
Drinks, Insurance, Personal expenses, Gratuities
- Medium trekking & easy style
- Price may change according to season
- According to the kermis schedules