On this trip you will trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa town, which is surrounded by huge rice paddy terraces. On the way you will learn more about how is the rice cultivating, from when the seed sowed to harvested, until being served as cooked rice on your dinner table. The night you spend in Tavan village, the unique village in Sapa area where Giay minority live, will be an excellent experience.
Day 01: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train)
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 20:25′ from Hanoi railway station.
Day 02: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa (B, L)
The train arrives at the Lao Cai railway station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. It is only about 38 KM from Lao Cai railway station to Sapa, but it takes us around one hour to the way up the mountains by a van. After checking in the hotel and having breakfast. We trek to visit 3 different villages with the ethnic groups: Black H’Mong, Dzay, Red Dzao hill tribes. Lunch is cooked by a guide in home of the friendly Dzay family in Ta Van village. The Rattan Bridge or wonderful waterfall is a good point to relax before going up to the main road for driving back to Sapa by jeep.
Day 03: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ta Phin – Sapa (B, L)
After having breakfast in a hotel we trek to Ta Phin Village. The whole day trekking following the buffalo trails, we trek up and down hills through the forest and on the terraced rice fields and visit the villagers of the Black H’mong tribe in Ma Tra and Suoi Ho villages. We pass schools with scenic views of terraced rice fields and picnic lunch on the way and then continue our trek to Ta Phin with Red Dzao ethnic group. We meet the jeep & transfer back to Sapa. Then we go back to Lao Cai railway station. The guide sees you off there and takes you on the train. End tour.
Day 04: Hanoi arrival
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.