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Sapa Essential Tour

Overview
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai - Can Cau Market
Day 2: Sapa - Cat Cat Village
Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village
Day 4: Sapa - Coc Ly market - boat trip on river - Lao Cai railway station
Day 5: Hanoi - Departure
Itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai

At 08: 30pm our tour guide will pick you up at hotel lobby to the Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Day 1: Lao Cai - Can Cau Market (B/L)

Train arrives at Laocai Railway Station at 06: 00 am, have breakfast at local restaurant before we set off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colourful Saturday Market at Simacai, Bac Ha. Can Cau market is one of Vietnam’s most fascinating open – air market, and isolated market which takes place only on Saturday every week. This is a lovely local market which still retains the local quaint and authentic being of the main tourist route. The areas is close to China border and in a hidden place, less visitors come here. Horses, dogs, cat, pigs and textiles.... all on sales! Turn back to Sapa town in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B/L)

Your guide will meet you at hotel for stroll around to visit Sunday Market. Then short trek to Cat Cat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather… Free to discover Sapa at night, see ethnic people activities and life in Sapa. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village (B/L)

Breakfast before private jeep transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Ta Van village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Sapa - Coc Ly market - boat trip on river - Lao Cai railway station (B/L)

Leave Sapa early at 07: 00am for Coc Ly market, which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, Ha Nhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another's experience. Say goodbye to the market and get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high rock mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtakingly waterfalls. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river. Then turn back to Lao Cai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Stay overnight on train.

Day 5: Hanoi - Departure

The train arrives in Hanoi at 05: 00 AM, you will be picked up and transfered to have breakfast then transferring to the airport for your flight home.
Prices
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Trip includes:

  • All transfer & transport
  • Accommodation at hotels based on twin sharing with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mention in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Train tickets Hanoi- Laocai- Hanoi (soft sleeper with air- condition)
  • Local English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fee & permission to visit the hill tribe village

Trip excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All other services not made on the written form.
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