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 - Sa Pa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa (B/L/D)
05:30 AM: Arrive at Lao Cai train station. Our staff will pick you up with the sign of your name then transfer to Sapa.
07:00 AM: A morning shower could be offered after or before Breakfast as your request.
09:00 AM: Check in the hotel then start a new day by a short trek about 3km down to Cat Cat Village - the home of H'mong minority, visit Tien Sa waterfall and also have chance to take part in a performance art of H’Mong boy and girl.
After continue trekking to visit Sin Chai village where you can see spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan-highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina; and Black Hmong ethnic minority, see people weaving,embroidering and dying their clothes,… then take a Jeep/van back to Sapa.
Estimated distance trekking: 10 km
Estimated time trekking: 3 hours
Lunch at the restaurant and free time in the afternoon to discover Sapa town and Sapa Market. Dinner at the hotel or restaurant.
Overnight in the hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa - Coc Ly - Boat trip on Chay River - Lao Cai (B/L/D)
Leave Sapa for Lao Cai then Coc Ly tribal market at 08:00 AM after your breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Coc Ly market is by side of Chay River. Every Tuesday morning, tribal residents from nearby area come to the market and trade their products. After spending time exploring market, you travel by small boat on the flow of Chay River, when you enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the spectacular grottos and lives on the riverbank. Lunch is served when the boat trip finish.
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.
The trip will also consist of a visit to Trung Do village of Tay people, where you cease for a cup of tea and dozens of stories about the tribal tradition, before continue boat ride to Bao Nhai Bridge, where our vehicles are waiting for a return trip to Lao Cai Railway Station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight on train. And we will arrive in Hanoi around 05:00 AM. End of tour.