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Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai 3 days 2 nights

Explore the magnificent Muong Hoa valley and its breathtaking scenery, you will get unforgettable experience about the life of ethnic group such as: H’mong ethnic, Day ethnic and Red Dao ethnic. You also easy to realize the different in each ethnic group by their unique costumes. If you want, you can buy some handmade clothes as souvenir in Sapa Town. We will start trekking from Laochai – home of H’mong ethnic to the village of Red Dao ethnic at Giang Ta Chai.

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Laocai – SaPa – Catcat
Day 2: Laochai – Tavan – Giang Ta Chai
Day 3: SaPa – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi
Detailed itinerary: 

Night 1: Hanoi – Night Train to Laocai
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We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Railway Station at 20:30PM. The train depart at 21:50PM.

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

Day 1: Laocai – SaPa – Catcat village (B)
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Upon arrival (approx.6:30AM), our guide will pick you up at Laocai Station and transfer to SaPa with 1,5 hours.
Let check in hotel and have breakfast there to relax yourself. Free time in the morning to explore Sapa town and Sapa market.
After lunch, let trek down to Sin Chai and Catcat village – 3 hours trekking to enjoy the breathtaking waterfall and visit H’mong minority village. In the late afternoon, let transfer back to SaPa for dinner. Free time in the evening.

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Trekking distance: 3 hours

Day 2: Laochai – Tavan – Giang Ta Chai (B,L)
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Start the morning by driving from Sapa town down to Laochai village. You can meet many ethnic group (H’mong,Dao,Tay) and enjoy view of Muong Hoa valley on the road. We turn off the main road and take a local path to Laochai village – a village of H’mong ethnic. Keep trekking further to reach Tavan village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful village in this area. You also can talk with Day ethnic to learn about their daily life. Have lunch there with local family.
After lunch, we keep trekking to Giang Ta Chai village to meet Red Dzao ethnic. Take a short rest there the we trek to the main road where our car will take you back to SaPa. Then driving to Laocai Station by private car. 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: 12kms

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

Exclusions:
-  Single room supplement
-  Beverage
-  Personal expense
-  Meal not mentioned in program
 

Sapa tour to Ta Phin

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
20:30PM: Pick up at hotel and transfer to Railway Station. The train departs at 21:50PM.
Overnight train in shared sleeping compartment (2 uppers & 2 lower berth in per compartment). Private compartment with 2 passengers in per cabin on request at surcharge.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa - Cat Cat

Upon arrival (approx,6:30AM), our guide meets you at the Lao Cai train station, and depart for Sapa 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 (Cat Cat 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.

Trekking distance: 4kms
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 2: Sapa Trek Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Hanoi

After breakfast, our guide takes you to villages populated by H’Mong and Dao peoples, respectively called Ma Tra and Ta Phin. Duration of the trekking is about 3 hours.
You’ll have lunch either with an ethnic minority family or on the way back to Lao Cai 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.


Trekking distance: 3 hours
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch
Overnight train in shared sleeping compartment (2 uppers & 2 lower berth in per compartment). Private compartment with 2 passengers in per cabin on request at surcharge.

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

INCLUSION:
-    Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – 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

EXCLUSION:
-    Single room supplement
-    Beverage
-    Tip/ Visa
-    Personal expense

Note:
- The price can be adjusted periodically in case of the fuel price increase by suppliers.
- Train schedule is subject to change without notice.
- Should bring along good trekking shoes, warm jacket in winter, rain coat, mosquito repellent, silk sleeing bag, ect