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Unique Experiences:
Trek through the villages of several different ethnic minorities,
Overnight at homestays to get insight into their unique culture and customs, 
Suitable for both backpackers and families.
Trip Length: 5 Day(s) 4 Night(s)
Physical Rate: Enter a number from 1 to 5 with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most challenging./5
Age Policy: Adults: to years of age
Children: Prohibited
Infants: Prohibited
Included in Price:
Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Accommodation: 2 nights on a train in a 4-bed cabin and 2 nights in home stay with shared bathrooms
Transportation: Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, shared bus from Lao Cai to Sapa and back, overnight train from Lao Cai to Hanoi
Miscellaneous: English-speaking guide and all admission fees
Excluded from Price:
Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
Tips & Gratuities
 

Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Night train Hanoi - Lao Cai
Pick-up at the hotel between 20:00 - 20:30 and transfer to the train station to take the night train to Lao Cai.

Accommodation: Overnight on train (soft sleeper with A/C)

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sa Pa - Sin Chai village
The train arrives at Lao Cai train station early in the morning where you will be picked up by shared bus to Sapa (about an hour's drive). The bus will drop you off at the Cat Cat View Hotel where you'll have time to eat breakfast (at your own expense) and relax before our tour guide meets you. He'll provide you with more information about the trek. At 09:00 you'll travel by car to O Quy Ho where we'll start trekking through the fields and visit Doi Bang. We'll have lunch at a local family's home close to a primary school. After lunch, we'll continue trekking and visit Sin Chai village, where the Black H’mong people live. The Black H’mong are proud of their culture and they have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. You will arrive at your home stay at around 15:00 and enjoy free time to explore the area. You'll have dinner with the family and spend the night at Sin Chai village

Accommodation: Home stay at the village
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Trekking Distance: 9km (approx.)


Day 3: Sin Chai - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van village
After an early breakfast, we'll say goodbye to the host and walk through the Cat Cat tourism area and continue your trek to Y Linh Ho - a small hill community. In the afternoon, we'll visit Lao Chai village and learn more about the local culture and customs. We'll walk to Ta Van village to visit the Zay people - The Zay minority in Ta Van have their own distinct culture and lifestyle. They still live in traditional houses, which are built of wood and bamboo with clay floors. You'll have dinner and sleep overnight in Ta Van.

Accommodation: Home stay at the village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trekking Distance: 15km (approx.)


Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa. Night train to Hanoi 
After breakfast, we'll leave Ta Van and trek to Giang Ta Chai village where we can see the Red Dao people. The women of the Red Dao have very colorful red embroideries, coins on their clothing, and on wear red scarves on their heads. Some of the women shave their eyebrows because they believe a hairless face is beautiful. We'll stop for lunch before leaving Giang Ta Chai and drive to Sapa. In Sapa, you will wait at the Cat Cat View hotel to catch the shared bus to the train station and travel overnight by train in a soft sleeper with air-con on your way back to Hanoi. 

Accommodation: Overnight on train (soft sleeper with A/C)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Trekking Distance: 6km (approx.)


Day 5: Hanoi - Arrival in the early morning
Your train arrives in Hanoi in the early morning.
The trip ends at the train station and you can proceed to your next destination per your own arrangements.

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