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Trekking Bac Ha – Lung Phinh 3 days 2 nights

To be famous as a cultural and colorful market, Bac Ha is one of the most beautiful in the north of Vietnam. Especially, Bac Ha is also call “white tray” since everywhere here turn into white color when the plum trees are bloom during spring or around Tet holiday. Within 3 days trip in Bac Ha, you can discovery the village of some small ethnic groups and stay 2 nights in local family. It is really a great experience to see the landscapes of mountain and terraced rice field as well as integrate yourself into the local culture.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu
Day 2: Ta Van Chu – Lung Phinh
Day 3: Lung Phinh – Bac Ha – Laocai

Detail Itinerary
Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
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We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50 PM. Overnight on deluxe train, sharing of 4 people (2 people in 1 cabin  upon request).

Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu
Bac Ha market
We pick you up from Laocai Station at 6:30AM. Have breakfast there before the car take you to Bac Ha – around 2 hours traveling.
On arrival at Bac Ha, we start trekking to Ban Pho village to explore the life of Flower H’mong people. Have lunch in local restaurant.
In the afternoon, heading to Ta Van Chu and enjoy traditional life. Have dinner with local family. Overnight homestay.

Trekking distance: 10kms
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay in Ta Van Chu village

Day 2: Ta Van Chu – Lung Phinh
Hmong kids
Have breakfast with local family then say goodbye to the Flower H’mong family to trek down to Can Cau – 16kms. Picnic lunch in Can Cau.
In the afternoon, along the beautiful valley we reach to Lung Phinh village where Phu La minority has. You can see the different in their life, customs with Flower H’mong or other ethnic groups in SaPa. Have dinner with local family. Overnight homestay.

Trekking distance: 15kms
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay in Lung Phinh village

Day 3: Lung Phinh – Boat trip in Chay River – Night train to Hanoi
boat trip in Chay river
Let say goodbye to Phu La family after breakfast then we transfer back Bac Ha for a boat trip in Chay River around 2 hours. Have lunch in Bac Ha. In the afternoon, car takes you back to Laocai Station. On the way make stop along China Border and Thuong Temple for taking memorable photos.
The train departs at 20:45PM and arrives at Hanoi at 5:30AM in the morning. Tour finishes.

Boat trip: 2 hours
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin is on request at surcharge).

Accommodation on tour:
+ 02 nights on wooden soft sleeper train with 4 people in 1 cabin
+ 02 nights in home-stay

Inclusions:
- Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
- Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Bacha
- Full A/C transportation as per tour program
- All meal as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees
- Boat trip in Chay River

Exclusions:
- Beverage
- Tips/ Visa
- Personal expenses

Bac Ha – Cao Son trekking 5 nights 4 days

Start your day with a scenic ride to Bac Ha, enjoy the largest tribal market in northern Vietnam. Corners of trading including animals, birds, foods, clothes, wine… feature this market as one of the best chances for local ethnic minorities to come and cheer. The market is followed by a refreshing boat ride upstream Chay river.

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha Market – Cao Son (Sunday only)
Day 2: Cao Son – Buddha Mountain – Xa Lung Cheng
Day 3: Cao Son – Ban Sen homestay
Day 4: Ban Sen – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi

Detail itinerary
Night 01: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
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Get picked you up at your hotel and transfered to Railway Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM.
Overnight on soft berth train with 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin is available upon request).

Day 01: Bac Ha market – Cao Son (B,L) (Sunday only)
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6.00 am: Our guide welcomes you at the train station. Have breakfast in local restaurant and take a rest before start the trip to Bac Ha Market which is supposed to be the most coloful in the North of Vietnam within 2 hours. The market is a place for many ethnic groups such as: Flower H’mong, Nung, Tay… to exchange local products as well as to share their daily information. Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we spend 2 hours for visiting Ban Pho village, a village of Flower H’mong ethnic. Then we transfer to Cao Son. Free time in the evening in Cao Son.

Trekking distance: 3 hours
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge (superior bungalow)

Day 02: Cao Son – Budda mountain – Xa Lung Cheng (B,L)
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Experience the full day trekking inside the primitive forest of Tin Thang, find how local people plant “Thao Qua” (herbal medicine), cultivating the corn and pumpkin and the legendary story of Buddha mountain. Picnic lunch in the village of Flower Hmong tribe. Keep on your track to Lu Sui Tung after making some touch to the life and local culture.
Enjoy a musical dance at Cao Son Ecolodge.

Trekking distance: 9km
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge (superior bungalow)

Day 03: Cao Son – Ban Sen homestay (B,L,D)
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, we will leave Cao Son to Ban Sen village. The landscape from Cao Son to Ban Sen varies beautifully that make you forget about how hard it is. The trek is really easy and relaxing.
You will spend 1 night in home-stay in Ban Sen village to understand more about their culture as well as get special feeling with Flower H’mong ethnic.

Trekking distance: 9km
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home stay in Ban Sen village

Day 04: Ban Sen – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)
Hmong kids
This morning you will say goodbye to the hospitable hosts in Ban Sen to transfer back to Bac Ha. Have lunch in Bac Ha. After lunch we start to transfer back to Laocai City, on the way stop over at Chinese border and Thuong Temple for taking memorial photos. Free time in Laocai city for waiting night train to Hanoi.
The train departs at 21:00 and arrives at Hanoi around 5:30 AM on the next day. Tour finishes.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin ( 2 people in 1 cabin is upon request at surcharge).

Accommodation on tour:
+ 02 nights on wooden soft sleeper train with 4 people in 1 cabin
+ 02 nights in Cao Son Ecolodge (superior bungalow)
+ 01 night home stay in Ban Sen village

Inclusions:
+ Train tickets Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
+ Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off service in Laocai
+ Full A/C transportation as per tour program
+ Double/Twin sharing accommodation
+ English speaking tour guide
+ All meal as mentioned on tour (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
+ Entrance fees

Exclusions:
+ Drink
+ Meals not mentioned on tour
+ Single supplement
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips for guide/driver

Victoria Package and Cocly Market Tour 3 nights 2 days

Choose the best of the north. With the 4-star Victoria Sapa Hotel combined with Cocly Market on evey Tuesday you will have the chance to experience the Sapa highlands in the best possible way.
Victoria Sapa Hotel offers you luxury and comfort while at the same time the possibility to explore the old hill station, Sapa. There are ethnic minority markets in the streets and the possibility to visit the nearby villages.
Cocly Market is the colorful market in a mountainous area, where many ethnic traders from Bac Ha and other parts of Laocai province dress up in colorful costumes and bring horses, chickens, buffoloes, vegetables or whatever they can sell to the festive market.

Brief itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
Day 1  : Laocai – SaPa – Catcat – Sin Chai
Day 2  : Sapa – Cocly – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi (Tuesday only)

Detail Itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
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We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Laocai station at 20:30PM. The train depart at 21:50 PM. Overnight on Victoria Express Train with superior cabin – 4 people 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin on request).

Day 1: Laocai – Sapa – Catcat – Sinchai
Sapa
Our guide will pick you up at Laocai Station with signboard name “WaytoVietnam Travel – Welcome Mr/Ms” at 6:30 AM. We transfer to SaPa by private car with the distance of 38km, 1.5 hours. Have breakfast in local restaurant and check in hotel. The balance of the morning is at leisure.
After lunch,our guide will meet you at lobby for trekking down to Cat Cat village, where you can meet H’mong ethnic people as well as see how they manage daily life. In the late afternoon, we trek to the meeting point to transfer back to hotel. Free time in the evening.

Trekking distance: 4kms
Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)

Day 2: Cocly Market – Chay River – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi
Cocly market
Depart from Sapa at 7.00 am. After about 2 hours going by bus and enjoy the primitive sceneries on the way you arrive in Coc Ly market.
This is the most primitive market in Vietnam with the trading of the Black H’Mong, Flower H’Mong and Tay tribes. Have lunch in local restaurant.
After having lunch you will start the two hour boat trip along the Chay River. Stop to visit The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town – Bao Nhai and then take bus/jeep back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. The train departs at 21:50PM.

Boat trip: 1.5 hours
Accomodation: Night Train on Victoria Express Train on Superior Cabin (deluxe cabin with 2people/cabin is upon request).

Day 3: Hanoi arrival
Arrive Hanoi in the early morning, around 5:30 AM. Tour finishes.

Inclusions:
-  Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
-  Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
-  Full A/C transportation as per tour program
-  Double/ Twin accommodation with daily breakfast
-  All meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch)
-  Tour guide speaking English/French
- Entrance fees

Exclusions:
-  Personal expenses
-  Drinks
-  Single supplement in Victoria Hotel
-  All meal not mentioned in program
-  Tips/ Visa/ Flight ticket

Friday Victoria and Topas Ecolodge with Can Cau Market 3 days 4 nights

This 4N3D private package tour offer you staying in the most luxury Resort in combination with Topas Ecolodge – the uniuque natural bungalow in the north of Vietnam. You also have chance to get experience by joining in one of the most colorful ethnic market on every Saturday – Cancau Market, which is very special for its non – touristy.
The next day will give you great experience by trekking along Muong Hoa River to visit 3 tribal village of H’mong, Day and Red Dzao ethnic minority.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 : Laocai – Cancau Market – Victoria Sapa Resort
Day 2 : Laochai – Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Topas Ecolodge
Day 3 : Topas Ecolodge – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi

Detail Itinerary

Night 1 (Friday): Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
Victoria Sapa Express Train
We pick you up from your hotel and transfer to station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM. Overnight on Victoria Express Train with superior cabin – 4people in 1 cabin (deluxe cabin – 2people/cabin is upon request at surcharge).

Day 1 (Saturday): Laocai – Can Cau Market – SaPa (B,L)
Can Cau-Market
Upon arrival (approx. 6:30AM), our tour guide will pick you up at Laocai Station and have breakfast in a restaurant in Laocai Station.
Then, we transfer to Cancau Market by private car. It takes 2 hours from Laocai to Can Cau Market -  a small market located in a valley surrounded by mountain and only far from China 7km.
You have chance to enjoy one of the most unique traditional market in SaPa where ethnic people such as: H’mong, Tay, Dao together to exchange fabric, agricultural material, food as well as chat and talk to ethnic people. Have lunch in local restaurant.
After lunch, we driving to Sapa. Check in Victoria 4* hotel. Free time in the evening.

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)

Day 2 (Sunday): Laochai – Tavan village – Topas Ecolodge (B,L)
Topas Ecolodge
After breakfast in the hotel, driving from Sapa town down to Laochai village. You can enjoy the stunning views of Muong Hoa village, terraced rice field as well as meet many ethnic group on the way. We turn off the main road to walk on the local path to Laochai village, a village of H’mong people. Then walking further to Tavan village where is the home of Day ethnic. Have lunch there with local family.
After lunch, we take a short trek through rice field on terraced, stream to reach Giang Ta Chai village. Take a short rest there and meet Red Dzao ethnic before trekking to the meeting point where the car is waiting for picking you up to Topas Ecolodge. Check in Topas Ecolodge.

Trekking distance: 15kms
Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge (Deluxe Bungalow)

Day 3 (Monday): Topas Ecolodge – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi(B)
Topas restaurant
Enjoy breakfast in Topas Ecolodge and free time to explore the surroundings.
In the afternoon, get transferred back to Lao Cai by a private vehicle for the night train to Hanoi. The train departs at 20:45 PM and arrive Hanoi at 5:30AM in the early morning.
Overnight on Victotia Express Train with Superior cabin with 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin is upon request at surcharge).

Accommodation on tour:
+ 02 night on Victoria Express Train (Superior Cabin)
+ 01 night in Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)
+ 01 night in Topas Ecolodge (Deluxe Bungalow)

Inclusions:
- Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
- Double/Twin sharing accommodation with daily breakfast
- All meal as mentioned in program ( B= Breakfast, L= Lunch)
- Tour guide speaking English/French
- Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
- Full A/C transportation as per tour program
- Entrance fees.

Exclusions:
- Single supplemet
- Beverage
- Personal expenses
- Tip
- Visa
- Meals not mentioned.

 

Friday Victoria Sapa Resort with BacHa Market 3 days 2 nights

Spectacular scenery and ethnic minorities of Sapa. The northwest of Vietnam is a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and colorful hill tribes. Sapa is set in a spectacularly beautiful valley close to the border with China. Its breathtaking mountain scenery is some of the best in Asia.
Within 2 days only, this Friday Package Tour offers you get briefly understand of tribal hill tribes and nature lanscape. Morever, you also can enjoy one of the most colorful market in Sapa, which is opened on Sunday every week. Not only many minority such as: Flower H’mong, Ha Nhi, Day,Dao together there for exchange local product, but aslo a place for every ethnic people share feeling and information about their bussiness, family, love…

Brief itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Friday)
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (Saturday)
Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Hanoi (Sunday)

Detail Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Friday)
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We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Railway Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM.
Overnight on Victoria Express Train with superior cabin – 4 people in 1 cabin (deluxe cabin with 2 people/cabin is upon request at surcharge).

Meal: Not included.
 

Day 2 (Saturday): Laocai – Sapa – Laochai – Tavan
sapa, rice
Upon arrival (approx. 6:30AM), our guide will pick you up at Laocai Station and transfer to Sapa within 1.5 hour for 38kms.
Have breakfast in hotel and check-in hotel. The balance of the morning is at leisure.
After lunch, driving from Sapa twon down to Laochai village. You can enjoy stunning views of Muong Hoa Valley, terraced rice field as well as meet many ethnic group on the way. We turn off the main road to take a local path for trekking to Laochai villge, a village of H’mong ethnic. Then continue walking further to Tavan village where you can meet Day ethnic. Then we walk to the main road where our car is waiting for picking you up to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

Trekking distance: 9kms
Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Hanoi (Sunday)
Bac Ha market
After breakfast in hotel, let check out hotel and transfer to Bac Ha Market – far from SaPa 3 hours by car. This Sunday market also attracts a wide variety of ethnic minority groups including the Variegated H’mong, Dao, Phu La, La Chi, Tay who still retain their age old cultural traditions and are recognizably distinct from each other by their dress. Have lunch in local restaurant.
After lunch, we spend 2 hour visiting Ban Pho village – a village of Flower H’mong people to learn more about cultural life of ethnic minority. In the afternoon, driving back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi.
The train departs at 20:45PM and arrive Hanoi at 5:30AM on the next morning. Tour finishes.

Trekking distance: 2 hours
Accommodation: Night train on Victoria Express Train with Superior cabin (deluxe cabin wih 2 people/cabin is upon request).
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation on tour
+ 02 night on Victoria Express Train (Superior cabin)
+ 01 night in Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)

Inclusions:
- Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
- Double/Twin sharing accommodation with daily breakfast
- Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
- Full A/C transportation as per tour
- English/French speaking local tour guide
- Meals specified in tour program (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch)
- Sightseeing tours per program
- All entrance, permission and visiting fees

Exclusions:
- Single supplement
- Meals which do not specify in the program
- Personal travel insurance
- All personal expenses
- All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide

Explore Muong Hoa valley with Victoria Sapa Resort 2 days 1 night

Spectacular scenery and ethnic minorities of Sapa. The northwest of Vietnam is a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and colorful hill tribes. Sapa is set in a spectacularly beautiful valley close to the border with China. Its breathtaking mountain scenery is some of the best in Asia.
This Victoria package tour give you a brief understanding about ethnic life by exploring some village along Muong Hoa valley and 2 village in the south of Sapa. You will get great experiece in combination with culture and nature beauty in the North of Vietnam within 2 days only.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – Sapa – Laochai – Tavan – Victoria Sapa Resort
Day 2: Matra – Taphin – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi

Detail Itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
Victoria express train
We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Railway Stationat 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM and arrives Laocai at 6:30AM in the morning.
Accommodation: Overnight on Victoria Express Train with superior cabin (deluxe cabin with 2 people in 1 cabin is on request at surcharge).

Day 1: Laocai – Sapa – Laochai – Tavan – Victoria Sapa Resort
Sapa
Our guide will pick you up at Lao Cai Station with signboard named “WaytoVietnam Travel – Welcome Mr /Ms” at 6:30 AM.
We transfer to Sa Pa by private car for the distance of 38 kms and 1.5 hours driving on winding roads up the mountains to Sapa. Have breakfast in the hotel then check in hotel. The balance of the morning is at leisure.
After lunch, driving down town to Laochai village. You can enjoy stunning views of Muong Hoa valley, terraced rice field as well as meet many ethnic minority on the road. Then we turn off the main road to take a local path to Laochai village, a village of H’mong ethnic. We keep walking further to reach Tavan village, where you can meet Day ethnic with different customes from H’mong ethnic.Then, we trek to the meeting point where our car is waiting for picking you up to Sapa.

Trekking distance: 9kms
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)

Day 2: Matra – Taphin – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi.
Ta Phin
After breakfast, we check out the hotel. Then driving to the south of Sapa to visit 2 village of H’mong ethnic and Red Dao ethnic. We start from trekking point and pass through terraced rice field to Matra village, where is the home of H’mong ethnic. Then you keep trekking further pass through local school to Taphin village, a village of Red Dzao ethnic. Take a rest there and explore the life of Red Dzao. Have lunch with local family.
In the afternoon, we transfer back to Laocai Station for night train to Hanoi. The train departs at 20:45PM and arrives Hanoi at 5:30AM. Tour finishes.

Trekking distance: 8kms
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Night train on Victoria Express Train with superior cabin 4 people in 1 cabin (deluxe cabin – 2 people in 1 cabin is on request at surcharge).

Accommodation on tour
+ 02 night on Victoria Express Train (Superior cabin)
+ 01 night in Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)

Included:
- Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
- Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
- Full A/C transportation as per tour program
- Double/Twin sharing accommodation with daily breskfast
- Experience tour guide speaking English/French
- All meal as indicated on tour
- Entrance fees

Excluded:
- Single supplement
- Beverage
- Meal not mentioned on tour
- Personal expense
- Tip gor guide/driver
-  Visa, airfare

Note: Overnight on Victoria Express Train with dinning carriage or withour dinning carriage depends on the day departure. The price can change between train with dinning carriage and without dinning carrigage following your trip.

Daily Victoria Sapa Resort and Topas Ecolodge Package 4 nights 3 days

Choose the best of the North. With the 4-star Victoria Sapa resort in combination with Topas Ecolodge, you will have the chance to experience the Sapa highlands in the best possible way.
Victoria Sapa resort offers you luxury and comfort while at the same time you can explore the old hill station of Sapa. There are ethnic minority markets in the streets and the possibility to visit the nearby villages. Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. Here you will once again experience the comfort of quality accommodation whilst enjoying pure nature, peace and unique views over the mountains.

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Victoria Hotel
Day 2: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Topas Ecoldge
Day 3: Topas Ecoldge – SaPa – Night train to Hanoi

Detail itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
Victoria Sapa Express Train
We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Laocai station at 20:30 PM. The train depart at 21:50 PM. Overnight on Victoria Express Train with Superior cabin – 4 people 1 cabin (deluxe cabin -2 people/cabin is upon request at surcharge).

Day 1: Laocai – SaPa – Cat Cat village (B)
sapa, rice
Our guide will pick you up at Laocai Station with signboard name “WaytoVietnam Travel – Welcome Mr/Ms” at 6:30 AM.
We transfer to SaPa by private car for the distance of 38kms and 1,5 hours driving on winding road up to Sapa. Let have breakfast in hotel and time is at your own leisure in the balance of the morning.
In the afternoon, trek down to Cat Cat village, where you can meet H’mong ethnic people as well as see how they manage daily life. Come back to SaPa for lunch.

Trekking distance: 4 kms
Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort (Superior room)
Meal: Breakfast

Day 2: Laochai – Tavan – Topas Ecoldge (B,L)
TopasEcolodge
Start the morning by trekking along Muong Hoa river on the side of Hoang Lien Moutain range to visit some villages of H’mong and Dzay tribal at Lao Chai and Tavan Villages.
Have picnic lunch there before take short trek to Giang Ta Chai village to visit Red Dao people and waterfall.
After that, let trek to main road where our car wait for pick you up to Topas Ecolodge. Check in Topas Ecolodge. Have dinner there and free time in the evening.
Overnight in Topas Ecolodge.

Trekking distance: 12kms
Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge (Deluxe Bangalow)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Topas Ecolodge – SaPa – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi (B)
Topas restaurant
Enjoy breakfast in Topas Ecolodge and free time to explore sightseeing around Topas Ecolodge. Have lunch in Topas Ecolodge then check out hotel for transfer back to Laocai by private car.  On the way, we make stop at SaPa market for shopping, buy handicraft…
The train depart at 20:45PM and arrive Hanoi around 5:30AM.
Overnight on Superior Victoria Train – 4 people in 1 cabin (deluxe cabin with sharing of 2 people on request at surcharge).
Tour finishes.

Accommodation:
+ 02 nights on Victoria Express Train with Superior Cabin (Deluxe cabin upon request at surcharge)
+ 01 night in Victoria Sapa Resort with Superior room
+ 01 night in Topas Ecolodge with Deluxe bungalow

Included:
-  Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
-  Accommodation based on Double/Twin sharing room
-  Tour guide speaking English/French
-  All meal as mentioned (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch)
-  All entrance fee
-  Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
-  Full A/C transportation as per tour program

Excluded:
-  Single Supplement
-  Meal not mentioned in program
-  Personal Expenses
-  Drink
-  Tips/Visa

 

Exploring the northwest mountain masterpiece 10 days 9 nights

Destination: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Mu Cang Chai – Sapa – Ba Be Lake

Brief itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( L, D)
Day 2: Mai Chau – Nghia Lo (B, L, D)
Day 3: Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai (B, L, D)
Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa (B, L, D)
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
Day 6: Ta Van – Ban Ho (B, L, D)
Day 7: Sapa – Bac Ha market (Sunday only) (B, L, D)
Day 8: Bac Ha – Vu Linh (Sunday only) (B, L, D)
Day 9: Vu Linh – Ba Be National park (B, L, D)
Day 10: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( L, D)
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Departure from your hotel to Mai Chau. Stop in to see the Hoa Binh hydropower plant. Then continue to Mai Chau. Arriving at about 12:30.
Short hike to visit the two villages such as Ban Van and Ban Lac. Overnight homestay village Mai Chau to PomCoong.

Day 2: Mai Chau – Nghia Lo (B, L, D)
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After breakfast, departure to Son La. Stop to visit the hamlets scattered around the Muong minority Yen Chau and Moc Chau. Lunch during the trip. Arrival in the province of YenBai. Overnight at hotel Nghia Lo.

Day 3: Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai (B, L, D)
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Have breafast. Crossing Cao Pha Pass on the bumpy road and visiting bee-growing farm and some minority groups on the way until you get to Mu Cang Chai town. Enjoy and the beauty of the Mu Cang Chai terraced rice fields as weel as the unique cultural character of the Mong ethnic minority group in Yen Bai Overnight in MuCangChai Town.

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa (B, L, D)
Tram Ton Pass
From Mu Cang Chai town, Taking tours to visit villages of Muong Khoa, Muong Kim and Na Kim where you can see very colorful minority groups .car take cross Tram Ton Pass where you can enjoy freshest and cool air and nice landscapes. You take one of the most spectacular roads in northern Vietnam to get to Sapa . Arrive at the station in the French colonial style in Sa Pa at nightfall. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
Ta Phin
After breakfast, stroll around Sapa. Then, get in the car and head towards the village of Lao Chai San – a village of Black H’mong. Cross the river using the suspension bridge to reach the village of Lao Chai. Short hike to the village of Ta Van – village Dzays. Have dinner with the host and spend a night with the locals.
Trekking time: 4 hours
Trekking distance: 12 km

Day 6: Ta Van – Ban Ho (B, L, D)
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Have breakfast with the local family and then cross bamboo forests arriving at a village at the foot of the chain of Hoang Lien Son. Visit a waterfall and a rattan bridge. After wandered into the village, down to the river, cross and reach the village of Su Pan where both minorities live – H’mong and Red Dao. Down the hill to the village of Ban Ho back to Sa Pa. Overnight at hotel.
Trekking time: 7 hours
Trekking distance: 18 km

Day 7: Sapa – Bac Ha market (Sunday only) (B, L, D)
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Departure to Bac Ha. Stopping en route to admire beautiful landscapes. Visit minority villages taking pictures. You will have the opportunity to see the stilt houses of minority H’mong, Dao Bac Ha. Stay in Bac Ha.

Day 8: Bac Ha – Vu Linh (Sunday only) (B, L, D)
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Visit the BacHa Market if this on Sunway. Lunch then leaving BacHa Arrive in Vulinh in late afternoon, here we stay overnight with friends of the Dao’s minority in a traditional stilt house.

Day 9: Vu Linh – Ba Be National park (B, L, D)
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From Vu Linh we continue on sealed road through renowned tea growing areas, where the hillsides are literally covered in plantations, From here it’s a short ride to the edge of BABE Lake, Overnight home-stay in the Tay’s family.

Day 10: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B, L)
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The morning  for visiting the beauty of Ba Be Lakes in a local hand-crafted wooden canoe. We will transfer to a boat dock, then glide along the river and to a nearby cave. Lunch is served near a beautiful waterfall.Then  leave Ba Be by a fantastic mountainous road, leading us along scattering high limestone formations and heavily forested hills.  Arrive Hanoi at 18h00. End of services.

Inclusions:
- Transportation by Landcruiser or Minibus with aircondition as tour program indicated.
- Full meals Lunches & dinners
- Private Boat trip on Babe lake
- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast;
- English or French- speaking guide
- Sightseeing fees
- Breakfast at hotel
Exclusions:
- Airport taxes; Visas; travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers

Viet Nam North West Adventure 6 days 5 nights

Destination : Ha Noi –Mai Chau –Son La – Lai Chau – Sa Pa –Ha Noi

During this cultural expedition, you will enjoy the best of Northern Viet Nam in the areas of Mai Chau, Lai Chau and Sa Pa. The mountainous North West provides the perfect terrain for trekking routes. The Thai minority, a warm and friendly ethnic group, will welcome you into their homes and share their stilt house lifestyle. The roads wind precariously across the mountain ranges, capturing the intensely varied lifestyles of Vietnamese people. The final two days of your journey will be spent trekking to stay in minority villages around Sa Pa

Brief itinary :
Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Son La
Day 2 Son La – Tuan Giao – Muong Lay
Day 3: Muong Lay – Sin Ho – Lai Chau
Day 4 Lai Chau – Sa Pa
Day 5 Sapa
Day 6: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1 (L,D): Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Son La (320kms / 8 hours)
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8h00 Pick up at the hotel. Travel through the verdant Red River Delta and witness the day to daylylife of the peasant farmers. Stop in Mai Chau for a short walk then drive onto Son La – the capital of Son La province. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 (B,L,D): Son La – Tuan Giao – Muong Lay (220kms / 7 hours)
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Son La has an old French prison and museum, perfect for a small walk to visit in the morning before your departure. From here you’ll carry on to Tuan Giao, then onto Muong Lay (formerly Lai Chau) for the night. You’ll enjoy the picturesque scenery as you pass the villages of Black Thai, White Thai, Meo and Muong peoples.

Day 3 (B,L,D): Muong Lay – Sin Ho – Lai Chau (200kms/7 hours)
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From Muong Lay, the drive to Sin Ho is stunning with tiered tea plantations and verdant rice terraces carved into the landscape. Continue to Lai Chau (formerly Tam Duong) for the night. If you happen to be in Lai Chau on a Sunday morning, the town is bustling with activity as the local hill tribes gather for their weekly market day here. Overnight in a hotel or guesthouse.

Day 4 (B,L,D): Lai Chau – Sa Pa (80kms / 3 hours)
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From Lai Chau to Sa Pa you pass through Tam Duong (formerly Binh Lu), up over the 1900 meter Tram Ton pass, considered the most beautiful stretch of road in Vietnam. Sa Pa is nestled at over 1600 meters in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains and the valley truly is breathtaking. Enjoy lunch and relax before a 3 hour short trek down this stunning valley, which is sculpted with steep rice terraces, to Ta Van village for a home stay. Your guide will cook you a savory dinner of traditional Vietnamese food that you’ll be raving about, as you enjoy the hospitality of your Dzay hosts.

Day 5 (B-L-D): Sapa
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A good day trekking along rice terraces, through lush bamboo forest and local villages includes that of the colorful Dzao hill tribes, and down to a rolling stream for a picnic lunch. After lunch, continue trekking along the rice terraces, trails and dirt roads into Ban Ho for an insightful night with your Tay hosts, where you’ll sleep in the cozy loft complete with comfy mattress and a mosquito net.

Day 6 (B): Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
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Short trek to the dirt road for the jeep ride back to Sa Pa. Enjoy a afternoon to explore Sa Pa town, great shopping in the market for local produce and you can buy handicrafts from many of the local hill tribes selling their wares there. Bus departs Sa Pa at 4:30pm, arrive Lao Cai 6:00pm Night train back to Ha Noi (soft sleeper aircon). Trip ends 5:00am at Ha Noi station.

Inclusions:
Landcruiser or 4×4 van and driver
Trekking tour in Sa Pa: 2 nights’ homestay,
Meals as mentioned
Tulico/ Ratraco/ or Orient Express soft sleeper train Lao Cai- Ha Noi
English/French speaking tour guide
Hotels 03 star based on double/twin standard room
All entrance fees and permits
Exclusions:
Personal expenses, drinks and tips

Trekking Ma Tra – Ta Phin 2 days 1 night

Well – known for its unique feature of breathtaking mountain scenery and tribal villages, Sapa is an ideal place for who looking for an adventure combine with traditional life. Within 2 days only, this package tour bring you away from modern life to explore the life of H’mong, Red Dao ethnic people in Matra and Taphin village. You also have chance to enjoy delicious cuisine from local family and take memory photos of rice field on terraced, waterfall from the spectacular view in Sapa.

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – SaPa – Catcat
Day 2: Matra – Taphin – Laocai – Hanoi
Detail itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai
20:30PM: Pick up at hotel and transfer to Railway Station. The train departs at 21:50PM.

Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1cabin upon request at surcharge).

Day 1: Laocai – Sa Pa
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Upon arrival (approx,6:30AM), our guide meets you at the Laocai train station, and depart for Sa Pa with the distance of 38kms.
Have breakfast in local restaurant. Check in hotel. The balance of the morning is at leisure.
After lunch, our guide takes you to visit two Black H’mong villages (Catcat Village) and a waterfall. There, you will have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French. After that, it’s back to Sapa for dinner. Free time in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Trekking distance: 3 hours for 8kms
Meal: Breakfast

Day 2: Sapa Trek Matra – Taphin- Hanoi
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After breakfast, our guide takes you to villages populated by H’Mong and Dao peoples, respectively called Matra and Taphin. Duration of the trekking is about 3 hours.
You’ll have lunch either with an ethnic minority family or on the way back to Laocai to catch a night train back to Hanoi. The train departs at 20:45PM and arrive Hanoi at 5:30AM in the next morning. Tour finishes.

Accommodation: Night train with soft berth 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin upon request at surcharge).
Trekking distance: 3 hours
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Hotel list recommended on tour
+ Standard Package Tour (2* category)
01 night in Sapa Elegance Hotel OR Sapa Luxury Hotel
+ Superior Package Tour (3* category)
01 night in Chapa Garden Boutique Hotel OR Bamboo Sapa Hotel

Inclusions:
-           Train ticket Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi
-           Double/Twin sharing accommodation with daily breakfast
-           Private car pick up in Hanoi and drop off services in Sapa
-           Full A/C transportation as per tour program
-           All meal as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast; L=Lunch)
-           Tour guide speaking English/French
-           All entrance fee

Exclusions:
-           Single room supplement
-           Beverage
-           Tip/ Visa
-            Personal expenses