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 1: Lao Cai - Lung Khau Nhin Market - Sapa Town (B,L,D)
Meeting your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai Station early in the morning, freshen up and have breakfast before transferring about 2.5 hours, first through the lush farm land of Lao Cai Plateau and then later uphill along the Chinese border.
Lung Khau Nhin market is a simple ground nested itself amongst mountain and forest which is quiet for all other day of the week waken up today to host peoples from villages nearby. Joining the Flower H'mong, Dzao, Tay, Zay, Tu Zi, Pazi people you will soon realize that they know one another well and spend most of their time on talking, chatting..
After the market, you will fancy a short walk to a Black Dzao village before taking the same road back to Muong Khuong town for lunch. The jour back to Lao Cai and later uphill to Sapa will be highlighted with photo stops of breathtaking scenery.
Check in your hotel upon arrival to Sapa and the rest of the day is set at your leisure for wandering this charming town.
Stay overnight in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa - light trek to Ma Tra & Ta Phin Village (B,L,D)
Starting from hotel with your guide, you will follow a trail running through fruit and orchard gardens, lush pine forests to a Black Hmong ethnic minority village named Ma Tra, isolated away from the civilization. Chickens, water buffalos, pot - belly pigs and piggy everywhere, some locals will be happy to invite us to their home which offers chances to see their dwellings, weavings on belly looms to makes traditional costumes out of hemp fiber.
Our path weaves itself up and down hills, through valleys with terraced rice fields which create spectacular landscapes. After picnic lunch, we get to Ta Phin Commune where the Black H'mong and the Red Zao live together. It is very interesting to realize culture assimilation: Which can be mixed, which can not! At the end of the footpath, our car is waiting for us for the return journey to Sapa.
Afternoon is at your leisure for wandering Sapa town and market until late afternoon when transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train back. Trip ends when arrives in Hanoi early next morning on Sunday morning at 6:00 am.