NIGHT 1: HANOI - LAO CAI 20:30: TMA tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to the train station B, and start the 9-hour night train trip to Lao Cai.
DAY 1: LAO CAI - SAPA - LAO CHAI - TA VAN VILLAGE (B/L/D)
Arrive Lao Cai station in early morning, you will be welcomed by TMA local tour guide then take the bus to Sapa. Arrive Sapa. Enjoy breakfast in your hotel. 09:30: Start a short trek from center of the town towards the southeast, passing by Muong Hoa Valley to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the hilltribe H’Mong. Join the lunch in a local Black H’Mong house, explore their daily life routine, and enjoy the picturesque scenery. 13:00: Continue trekking to Ta Van village of Dzay minority. After about 2 hours trekking, reach the homestay and prepare to have dinner with local specialties. Overnight in the homestay.
DAY 2: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI VILLAGE (B/L/D)
08:15: Enjoy the breakfast at homestay. Then start a joyful road trip between terraced field and crossing bamboo forests to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dzao minority. Take a glimpse of Silver Waterfall and Rattan Bridge, discover the local life. After having lunch at a local house, continue visiting Supan village of the H'Mong minority. 14:45: Take the bus back to Sapa to your hotel. On the way back, take a look at the ancient stone circle with ancient carvings on each stone. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 3: SAPA - BAC HA - LAO CAI - HANOI (B/L/D)
07:00: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then freshen up and check out. Head on a mini bus straight to Bac Ha Market - one of the most colorful market in North Vietnam. Discover the traditional trade, the different cultures of various hill tribes, and the mountainous specialties such as corn wine, plump wine… Next we will move to the house of the H’Mong King Hoang A Tuong - the architecture built in the early 20th century, influenced by both French and Chinese style. 13:00: Back to the town and have lunch here. Have a small journey to Ban Pho village, explore the local life here. 15:00: Back to the bus to Lao Cai railway station to catch the night train to Hanoi. Stop to see the Vietnamese and Chinese border on the way. Have dinner before taking the train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
DAY 4: HANOI ARRIVAL 05.00: Arrive Tran Quy Cap station in Hanoi. Take a taxi back to your hotel by yourself (it should cost 50.000 - 70.000 (VND) for a 4/7 seats car. End of services.
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Tour code: TMA-SP01
Duration: 4 nights & 3 days
Meeting point: Your hotel
Train Hanoi - Lao Cai round trip/ soft sleeper bed
Bus round trip Lao Cai - Sapa
Accommodation 1 night in homestay, 1 night in hotel.
English speaking guide
Meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners)
Entrance fee and activities
Pick up one way from hotel to train station in Hanoi
All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above