Experience the daily life of Vietnamese people in the suburb of Sapa town and enjoy the beautiful landscape, fantastic view from Heavens gate. 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 trip offers an opportunity to meet Black Hmong, Giay and Red Dao minorities as well as explore their different cultures.
Night1: Hanoi to Lao Cai (Night train)
Our tour will be started at 20:45 at the lobby of the hotel. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight to Sapa.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Silver Waterfall – Heaven Gate – Sapa (B L)
Meet up at Lao Cai Railway by local guide and driver for transferring to Sapa, then depart for the Silver Waterfall. The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai (B L)
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Lao Cai railway. Overnight on the train.
Day 3: Hanoi Arrival
Up on arrival in Hanoi very early in the morning, we transfer to your hotel.
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Tour summary: Road transfer approx. 0, 5 hour/ Hiking and village visiting 5 to 6 hours. Approx.16km/ Grade 2 of 5.
Trip Price Included:
English speaking guide
Transfer and transfortation in Hanoi and Sapa
Return train from/to Hanoi
Meals indicated in itinerary (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches)
Entrance fees & permits
Water on day trek (01 water of water/day)
Trip Price Excluded:
Personal travel insurrance (compulsory)
Peronal expenses: Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills
Tips and gratuities
Hotel: Holiday Sapa Hotel
Train: Orient Express train – 4 soft sleeper berth shared cabin
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