What You’ll Do
- Enjoy magnificent views of limestone ridges and paddy fields on this 3-night tour from Hanoi
- Get to know local families at a homestay and learn about their fascinating and colorful culture
What to Expect
The trek brings you though the excellent views of the valley, along some of the most beautiful locations in all of Vietname. Take in the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H’mong village, visit local families to experience their customs, and admire the spectacular Cat Cat waterfall.Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Vietnam Travel Landscape’s private car will come to pick you up from your hotel at 20:00. From there, we will head to the Hanoi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai. Enjoy comfortable travel in a soft sleeper with airconditioning. We will arrive in Lao Cai between 05:30 and 06:00.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa Homestay
After arriving in Lao Cai, we will board a bus for a ride uphill to Sa Pa. The journey takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. You’ll have breakfast in a local Restaurant, then meet with our local guide and drive another 30 minutes to the Golden Stream Valley, stopping at Ta Van village.
Walk down through the village from the main road and start trekking to Giang Ta Chai village. The trekking route offers some challenge as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside.
Head downhill and relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, trek about 90 minutes uphill before descending down to the quaint Tay hill tribe village of Ban Ho, where we will enjoy dinner and overnight in a local home stay.
Day 2: Sapa more trekking – Lao Cai
After breakfast, you will start the day with an easy trek on dirt paths. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the valley with its traditional stilt houses and rice terraces. Make your way along a stream to cross a hanging bridge before arriving in Nam Toong Village.
In this picturesque valley, you’ll pass some remote villages of the Red Dzao ethnic minority communities set amongst the rice and corn fields. After a picnic lunch, walk back to the meeting point where our driver is waiting to take you back to Sa Pa for a shower at the Vietnam Travel Landscape’s hotel in Sapa town.
From here, our bus will pick you up and take you back to Lao Cai train station. Have dinner before catching the night train back to Hanoi, where we will arrive the next morning at 05:30.
- Private car for pick-up from hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi train station
- Return train tickets with wooden sleeping cabin
- English/French speaking guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned car
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary
- Entrance fees
- One-night homestay
What’s Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees for photo or video cameras to the sites
- Tips and gratuities for guide, porters and drivers
What to Remember
We are one of a small number of companies that are licensed by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Our prices are competitive and offer great value. If you are not satisfied with your tour, please contact us to discuss a refund. Book soon and let us make the ideal arrangements for you.