Day 1: Hanoi – Laocai
21.00 pm: Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and depart for Hanoi station for overnight train to Laocai. Overnight on train (04 berth cabin sharing)
Day 2: Laocai – Weekly Market – Sapa
Arrive at Lao Cai station early morning, you’ll have time for refreshment and breakfast before taking a private drive to a weekly market frequented by ethnic minority people. Although it’s quite a long drive, the landscape is attractive and the ethnic markets are a fascinating experience. Unlike those in the tourist areas, the weekly market is not only for buying and selling but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of color and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack
of fertilizer! After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll set off for Sapa. There’s time for a short trek to visit a local village en route. You’ll arrive at Sapa with time to relax and stroll around the town.
Dinner on your own
Sapa weekly market Visiting Site/Activity
Sapa is famous for its weekly local markets and on almost every day in the week, there is a nice market to visit, somewhere in the area around Sapa the local hill tribes will be gathering for their weekly market most days to sell handicrafts and ethnic-style clothing, these are also important social occasions. Those who live in the region’s more isolated villages have the chance to meet friends and family, exchange news, eat and even indulge in some of the locally brewed spirits
Day 3: Sapa – Laocai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa
Get ready for a day devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. We will follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and visit the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai – admire the rice terraces hidden behind the mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. At Ta Van Giay, there is a fascinating collection of rock carvings to explore. Lunch is served in a very local house/picnic lunch
In the afternoon, the Trek is made through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After the trek, we head to the Railway Station for overnight train to Hanoi. Alacarte Dinner included.
You will arrive in Hanoi the next early morning. The trip ends at Hanoi station.
Trekking distance: 06 – 10 km approximately – trekking time: 4- 5 hours
Lao Chai – Ta Van Visiting Site/Activity
Ta Van Village is a place where many Vietnam ethnic minority groups gather and live together in harmony. Visiting the village, tourists can admire natural landscapes, experience homestay service, and enjoy traditional food of this land.
Giang Ta Chai Visiting Site/Activity
Located 15km from Sapa town, in the right side of Muong Hoa Village, Giang Ta Chai has become of the attractive places to visitors who want to experience the colorful traditional customs of Red Dao people.
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