Sapa 2 days 3nights sleep at homestay or hotel.
Night 1: Take overnight train or night bus from Hanoi to Lao Cai
8.30- 9.00pm, We pick you up and transfer to Sapa by night bus or night train(sleeper).
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van
Picked up at Lao Cai Station or bus stop to hotel. After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant you will enjoy a free walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority people such as Black H’mong and Red Dao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir. Back to Hoang Ha Hotel at about 9:30 and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. You will follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Giay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic people as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley.
Sleep home stay.
Day 2: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Hau Thao - Sapa - Overnight train to Hanoi
Leaving Ta Van village after Breakfast, you will take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao people which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Dao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by another suspension bridge and then uphill again to Hau Thao village where you will pay visiting to a local handicraft center where H’mong and Dao women gather for exchanging experience and skill of making handicrafts. A late Lunch will be prepare here nearby this center and then you have time relaxing as well as getting acquaintance with local school boys, girls and their teachers as well.
Later a short drive will take you back to Sapa, take a shower and enjoy about two hours free time in Sapa before transfer down hill to Lao Cai station or bus stop to take the overnight train or night bus back to Hanoi, which arrives early next morning and the trip ends.
- Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Dinner included
- Overnight on the train
Price: From 50$/pax
Tranfer by sleeping bus
Tourguide speak English.