7days (4day trek)
An adventurous trip through
area of northern Vietnam. The trek bring us to sample the traditional
culture and lifestyle of different ethnic groups and meet with friendly
local people, visit the colorful market...
Day 01 : Hanoi -Lao Cai- train ( train )
We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with A.C to Lao Cai. The
train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station.
Day 02: Lao Cai - Sapa ( bus + trek )
Arrive Laocai station around 6am there will be a transfer to Sapa, situated
at an altitude of 1,600 meters and 33 km from Lao Cai. It's a beautiful,
scenic drive as we wind our way towards Sapa. After we have checked into our
hotel and had breakfast we will embark on a soft walk to visit Catcat
village to take in stunning scenery that this region has to offer. As we
walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of
the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority
people walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Sapa market is always an
exciting place as several different ethnic minorities congregate here.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Diner included)
Day 03: Tavan village – BanHo villages (trek)
Today we will have pleasant trek into the scenic rice field and mountains of
Sapa , there will be ample opportunity to meet with our friendly people. We
walk to Laochai and Tavan village From here we pass through several H'mong
villages perched on distant hill, and are sure to attract attention as
this part of the country receive very few visitors. We will arrive at Ban
Ho village, Tay minority people by later afternoon . We will have time to
walk around this charming little village, enabling us to understand a little
more about how the people live. The village is home to the Tay people and
tonight we will be their guests in one of their traditional stilt houses.
There we will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some
of their homemade rice wine!
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Day 4: Sinchai villages
Following breakfast we embark on our five to six-hour trek that will take us
along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages. This
is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some
of the friendliest people you will meet. We cross the river and passing by
Nam Tong villages, Red Dzao people. Lunch in Nam Cang village – Phula ( Xa
Pho ) minority people, then hike through Thanh Phu, Tay minority people to
Sinchai Red Dzao people for home stay. Tonight the accommodation is just
rustic but the experience is enriching.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Diner included)
Day 5: Supan village – Sapa
We walk uphill toward Supan, red Dzao villages. As we walk to the village
nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority
people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people walk to Sapa to
trade at the markets. Sapa market is always an exciting place as several,
different ethnic minorities congregate here. As well as the H’mong you will
also see the Dao (pronounced Zao). Dao women are particularly striking as
they wear a large red turban often covered with old coins or jewelry. We
meet our awaiting jeep for the drive to Sapa. Tonight’s accommodation will
be at a local guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch included)
Day 6: Bacha market - Hanoi
Rising to the sounds of morning coming to life for another lovely day, we
breakfast and head out for a stunning spectacular of bobbling bazaar. Bacha
‘s considered one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme
north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attires
busily buy and sell the local produces. Dog, cat, pig, horse... are all on
sales. This is golden opportunity to take best shots! Afternoon we leave for
Cocly, where we visit the limestone cave before we board our sampan for a
couple of hour cruise along the wild river. Our awaiting van at the dock
will pick you up and transfer to Laocai for overnight train back to Hanoi
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
Day 7: Arrive Hanoi
The train arrive Hanoi at 5am.
Transfer to your hotel. Our trip concludes.
English speaking guide
All transportation and transfers by A.C bus, A.C cabin on overnight train
All accommodation on twin/double share basis in standard hotels, local
Meals as indication
Admission fees and permits where applicable
Drinking water during the trek.
Local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook ... )
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated ( allow US$ 5-6 /meal/person)
Other personal expenses