Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sin Chai – Cat Cat Trekking To Hill Tribe Villages 1 Night Hotel Offer
On this trip, you will trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa town, which is surrounded by huge rice paddy terraces. The trip offers you the best view of Sapa landscape and you will have opportunities to explore the life of different ethnic minorities.
Season : Anytime City Of Departure: Hanoi Tour Code : SPTREK2-1E
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai By Night Train
You will be at Hanoi railway station 1 hour before the train departure to reconfirm you train ticket and then board the comfortable train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train journey.
Day 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B,L)
You arrive in Lao Cai in the early morning when our driver and tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to Sapa with a 45 minute drive. Freshening up and having a breakfast at hotel for relaxing after a long train trip from Hanoi. At 9:00 am, your full day trekking tour will be started. Strolling around Sapa town to get an overview before trekking down to the first village of Y Linh Ho. 30 minutes after walking on the flat road, turning on the right side where you will trek along the river and through the rice paddy fields to reach Y Linh Ho – home of Hmong minority. The huge space and stunning view to Muong Hoa valley and Hoang Lien Son mountain is going to open up in front of your eyes. The beautiful nature and people seem to become one. The sky is clearer with white cloud surrounding you, the bird is singing and the sound of waterfall flowing downstream impetuously to the river, all of those make a wonderful landscape and that is a precious moment to take a photo. Sometimes you will meet some hill tribe children along the trekking road, they are very friendly and make friend with you easily with nice smile. Our guide tells you the culture and life of the local ethnic people so that you can understand more of them.
Then take a rest at the lunch stop with a light meal before you continue your trek to last 2 villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. It is lovely to trek on the soil road, crossing the rice paddy fields with water buffaloes lying long in the fields and soaking their body in the mud. The air is so pure with cool wind and brings you the good feeling about the nature and human life here. Everything is more peaceful and slows down. Lao Chai and Tavan is home of Hmong and Giay minority where you can learn about the unique culture, custom and especially the agriculture of growing the water rice and other agricultural activities. After all, you will be transferred back to Sapa. Dinner and night at a hotel in town.
Trekking Road: 15 km in 5 hours
Day 2: Sapa - Sin Chai - Cat Cat Waterfall - Lao Cai (B,L)
Breakfast in hotel, check out, then take a short trek to Cat Cat village 2 km away from Sapa town. This is an age-old village of Hmong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lost in the other villages. You have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds.They are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. In addition to the brocade weaving craft, many residents in Cat Cat are good at manipulating gold and silver jewelry. On the way you can see Hydro-Electric power station built by French in the early of 20th century and waterfall nearby, a good place for resting and taking a photo. Walk further to arrive at Sin Chai village, another traditional hill tribe Hmong people.The beautiful Sin Chai is surrounded verdant hills and mountains. Picnic lunch will be served in Sin Chai before you walk back to Sapa town to take a transfer to Lao Cai to reach a night train back to Hanoi or take a day - bus.
Trekking Road: 8 km in 3 hours
Day 3: Hanoi
The train arrives in Hanoi at 5 am. End of tour.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- Round trip night train tickets in a 4 soft sleeper shared cabin.
- Shuttle bus transfer with A/C as program.
- English speaking local tour guide.
- Room at 3 star hotel in town, nice view room with bath shower, heater and breakfast.
- Sightseeing fee and indicated meals on the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch)
- Transfer from/to Hanoi railway station.
- International tourist insurance
- Emergency transfer, mini bar, laundry, phone call, Internet in hotel.
- Drinks on meals, other meals, other expenses, VAT invoice and tip for tour guide.