Night 1: Hanoi – night train to Lao Cai
From 07:30 pm to 08:00 pm, our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel to go to the Hanoi Railway Station.
You will take overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 01: Lao Cai - Cao Son Market - Sapa (B,L,D)
In the morning, you will enjoy a cozy breakfast in Lao Cai train station. After few minutes resting, the driver will take you to Muong Khuong district, via tea plantation and forest of pine. You might encounter Giay tribe in their traditional dress in Ban Lau or Thanh Binh. Reaching Cao Son market about 10:00 AM, enjoy the excitement of this weekly market. The shining dress of colorful Hmong girls attracts you much as you fall down to a new world, a world of interest and fun. Picnic lunch is served after the visit to Ngai Phong Cho village – the habitat of Flower Hmong tribe.
In the afternoon, you will, for sure, be impressed by the magnificent landscapes of Chay river and lofty mountain ranges en route Cao Son – Coc Ly. Arriving Coc Ly, a boat trip is on offer to visit the awesome Fairy cave and charmingly- located village of Tay tribe.
However, please note that there are 2 seasons: dry season (from October to March - peak of season is from November to January) and flooded season (from April to September - peak of season is August and September) and somehow we cannot take a boat trip and have to be transfered by car instead. We will let you know details about weather condition if you would like to book this trip.
In the late afternoon, our car take you back to Lao Cai city then heading to Sapa to spend overnight.
Stay overnight in hotel in Sapa.
Day 02: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Lao Cai - night train to Hanoi (B,L,D)
In the morning, you are free to discover the enchanting of this colonial town by visiting the ancient church, the central market. Lunch is served in a chic restaurant.
In the afternoon, after check-out of the hotel, our guide will pick you up to lead you to Cat Cat village to experience some strange customs of Black Hmong tribe, you also have a nice time to enjoy the conversation with local people there. Afterward, walking downhill to the waterfall, relax and unwind then walking uphill to the hotel. Stay at leisure until the bus come to take you back to Lao Cai train station. Dinner in a good restaurant before taking the night train returning to Hanoi.
End your trip here.