Night 1: 21:00pm - Be escorted to the railway station by Oriental Central Hotel staff for boarding the train to travel up Lao Cai city.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa - Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages (B, L, D)
5:00 am: Arrives in Lao Cai in the early morning, our driver or tour guide with the sign of your name will welcome you. You will be driven to Sa Pa in about 1 hour by a group shuttle bus. Once you arrive, a morning shower will be offered if the room is available and later on breakfast is served. The new day will be started.
9:00 with the visit to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages down in Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Trek through the villages of Black H’mong ethnic minority to learn the way people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down to enjoy colourful rice paddy fields and the interesting waterfall. Trek back to Sa Pa.
In the afternoon free time to discover Sa Pa town and market.
Night 2: Overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages (B/L/D)
Enjoy the breakfast then check out.
Around 9:00 Trek from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where you can admire the magnificent landscapes. Downhill trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages home of Black H’mong and Dzay people. Then enjoy the picnic lunch. Once arriving Dzay family, refresh by a local cup of tea and start to learn the culture, custom and religion by chatting with them.
The minivan will escort you back to hotel.
Our guide will escort you and leave the town for Lao Cai railway station at around 16:30 pm. Then boarding a night train back to Hanoi.
Night 3: Night train back to Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi
The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning, Oriental Central Hotel staff will pick you up, and escort you back to the hotel.
Note: Join-in group is available. Please contact us if you need further information
Private transfers, 02 round trip train tickets in a 4 soft-sleeper shared-cabin*, Oriental guide, admission fees, meal as specified @
* Should you would like to charter the whole cabin to have more privacy aboard, there will be a surcharge of US$80 x 2 person.
Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses. Tips are welcome!
What to bring: Passport, comfortable footwear for trekking, insect repellent, rain gears, hat, suncream, warm clothing.