Day 1: Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
You will be picked
up from your hotel at 20:00 and transferred to the train station. From
here, you take a night train to Lao Cai. The night train leaves at
21:10. Overnight stay on train in a 4-berth soft sleeper cabin.
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat village - Sapa.
from Lao Cai train station in a shared bus going to Sapa. At Sapa,
checking in to Cat Cat hotel, time to take a shower or relax. Or simply
walking around Sapa town to see the small market in the area. In the
afternoon, taking a short trekking trip to visit Cat Cat village - home
of Black H’Mong people. Black H’mong is one of the biggest and poorest
minority groups in the Sapa area. But they are proud of their culture
and stick to their traditions and way of living. They have their own
language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing.
Trekking distance: around 6km
Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village(B, L, D)
having breakfast in the hotel we trek to Lao Chai village. On the way,
stopping for lunch and relaxing. In the afternoon, continuing the
trekking to Ta Van village to visit the Zay people. Zay is a small
minority group who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam.
Vietnam's development has meant that some of their old customs have been
lost, but many Zay women still wear traditional shirts which a purple,
blue or green. Dinner and spending the night in a local stilt house in
Trekking distance: around 12km
Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa. Night train to Hanoi(B, L)
the this day, we walk to Giang Ta Chai village, where you can see the
Red Dao people. The women of Red Dao have a very colorful red
embroideries, coins on their clothing, and on their head they wear a red
scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because a
hairless face is considered, by the the Red Dao people, to be very
beautiful. Making a stop for lunch before leaving Giang Ta Chai and
driving towards Sapa. In Sapa you will check-in at Cat Cat Hotel to take
a shower and relax before leaving for Hanoi. Drive in the shared bus to
the train station, and heading back on the night train to Hanoi.
Arriving at Hanoi the next morning, where tour ends.
(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)