Duration: 3 days
Operation: Daily departure
Tour route : Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Brief description: Easy trekking, soft adventure, private tour, 2 nights on train, 1 hotel night in Sapa town, 1 night in Ta Van village with Dzay people and Bac Ha colorful tribal market
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai by night train
Impress travel’s staff pick you up in the hotel then drive to Hanoi station for a night train to Sapa (overnight on the train, the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning), you can book the whole cabin or you can share with 2 other persons.
There are several train depart from Hanoi station between 7pm to 10pm, the journey is about 8,5 hours, the end in Lao Cai Station.
Included services: Transfer, Tour guide and Train tickets
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village (B,L,D)
The train arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30 a.m, Our Impress team will welcome you by your name sign. We drive up to Sapa about 50 minutes on Bus, you will be taken to a small guesthouse for a morning showers then your breakfast at a local restaurant here.
After breakfast & short morning beak and have some last preparation for the trekking to villages
At 10 Am we leave the hotel and start trekking . The fist part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to Muong hoa river and visit the Black Hmong in Lao chai . Black Hmong is one of the biggest minority group in Sa pa district . They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions way of living . They have their own language ,wear traditions indigo bluclothing …
After that you continue go to Ta van village to visit the Zay People . Zay is a fairly small minority group of 38.000.people who live in the mountains in the North west Viet nam . The development has meant that some of their old custom have been lost but many woman still wear tradition shits with purple, blue or green colour . The Zay houses are build in wood and bamboo with clay floor . We stay overnight with a local family in Ta van and have dinner there .
Included services: Transfer, Tour guide, All meals, Entrance fee, Permit, Homestay services
Day 2: Ta van – Giang Ta chai – Sa pa ( B)
After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Zao people at Giang Ta chai village . Where we also see a waterfall . The Red Zao woman have very colorful embroideries and coins on their clothing . On their head they wear a red scarf . Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend .
We continue go along small path in the rice filds ,cross the Muong hoa river and trek up to Su pan where you meet the car pick you up to Sa pa (Trekking distance : 10 Km)
Included services: Transfer, Tour guide, Hotel, Breakfast
Day 3: Sapa to Bac Ha market and Lao Cai station ( B, L)
Get up early for breakfast, check out of the hotel, and then drive to Bac Ha market (106 km). To get there through the beautiful range of mountain. You will see Bac Ha Sunday market: The biggest ethnic market in the Lao Cai province, where you will find buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers, but also traditional medicine doctors, with their thousands of mountain herbs and plants, and lots of traditional clothes and local artifacts.
Several groups of deep-coloured Hmong are found there, as well as Dao, Tay, Nung, and Phu La. Make sure to arrive before 9 a.m., the market ends at about 12 :30.You can have lunch at one of the market stalls inside the market for more of a traditional taste.
In the afternoon, walking around villages of Flower H’mong and tasking corn wine. Then we transfer to Lao Cai town. Dinner here and boarding the night train. After 8,5 hours, you arrive in Hanoi station at 5.30 Am.
Included services: Transfer, Tour guide, Breakfast , Lunch, Entrance fee and Train tickets.