Number of days: 2 days 2 nights
- Trekking through the mountainous landscape, being closed to the nature and letting your soul unwind in the peace.
- Experiencing the local’s life by enjoying traditional meals and having herbal bath
- Discovering the local market of the ethnic groups, taking photos and buying some gifts as you wish
Being famous for its rugged scenery and rich cultural diversity, Sapa and its surrounding region are host to many hill tribes, rice terraces and lush vegetation. Many ethnic minorities live in and around Sapa including the Red Dzao people in Ta Phin Village. One night stay at a homestay of the local ethnic Red Dzao and experience the daily culture will sure amazed you and give you unforgettable memories.
Night 1: Hanoi – night train to Lao Cai
In the evening, you’ll take a taxi to the station and will be on a night train with soft sleeper (deluxe cabin), share the cabin with 2 other people and you’ll get one top bed and one bottom bed. You’ll have to be at the station 1 hour before departure time. Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you by taxi to Tran Quy Cap Station where the trains go to Lao Cai (for Sapa trip). Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Trung Chai – Ta Phin Village (B/L/D)
You’ll be arriving in Lao Cai station very early in the morning (around 4:30 or 5am). Our local tour guide will be waiting for you at the entrance and on tour with you. After breakfast and freshening up at one of the local restaurants, you’ll take a transfer to Trung Chai, our starting point for the trek. A fairly easy about 4 hour trek (with picnic lunch on the way) will bring you to Ta Phin a village of the Red Dao. After a look around the village and local area and perhaps partaking in a herbal bath for which the Red Dao are famous for, you can enjoy a dinner with some Red Dao specialties. Overnight at homestay.
Day 2: Ta Phin Village – Sapa Town – Express Bus to Hanoi (B/L)
The day starts early, and it is likely you will wake with the rest of the family to the sounds of roosters and pigs. After breakfast you will start our morning’s trek to Sapa town, a fairly easy uphill 3 hour trek. Arriving in Sapa Town, you’ll be free in the afternoon to wonder around the town and spend time for shopping before taking the express Bus back to Hanoi. The Hiking tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi around 09:00 PM. See you next time.
Taxi transfer to the station,
One-way train ticket – soft sleepers
Express Bus from Sapa to Ha Noi
Meals: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner,
Local English speaking guide in Sapa,
Local traditional home-stay
Private car for pick up and drop off station,
Express Bus from Sapa to Ha Noi
All entrance fees
Other transportation costs not mentioned
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
This is a private trip with sharing deluxe cabin on train.
Guide speaking other languages is subject to availability.
Tour program is subject to be changed due to weather and operating conditions.
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