Tucked high in Vietnam’s remote northern mountains, close to the Chinese border, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnam’s most colorful experiences. The views are breathtaking. Vietnam’s highest peak, the 3,143-metre Mount Fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields cut by fast-flowing streams.
Day 1: Friday: Hanoi – Sapa
Day 2: Saturday: Sapa (L)Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. Transferred to Tran Quy Cap Station to catch the overnight train to Lao Cai. Victoria express train leaves at 9h 15 PM. Overnight on a train.
Arrive in Lao Cai at Train station at approximately 6 A.M. Met and greeted by our driver then transferred to Sapa. When in Sapa, check in at Victoria Hotel. Have breakfast at the hotel then free to explore the surroundings. Start to trek at 10 A.M. heading to the black H’mong village of Cat Cat. Meet and chat with the villagers to study their culture and lifestyle. You may be invited to visit one home of the local people. This is absolutely an opportunity for you to further experience the locals’ life. After that, we make our way back to Victoria Hotel. Dinner and overnight at Victoria Hotel.
After breakfast, we join the Sapa Sunday market and then start to trek through buffalo paths and trails to visit some hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to the H’mong, and Dzay people. This will be a very spectacular walk that leads you through stunning scenery inhabited by the friendliest locals with a usual splendid smile. Stop for a picnic lunch en route. The trek rounds off in Ta Van Village. Back to Victoria Hotel check out than free to further discover the town until transferred to Lao Cai Station boarding Victoria Train getting back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi early in the morning. Tour ends.Day 3: Sunday: Sapa – Hanoi (B, L)
Price in US$ per person
• All entrance fees English or French speaking guide
• Meals as per program (B= breakfast, L = lunch, D= dinner)
• Private car/mini van, return Victoria Train, accommodation at Victoria Hotel Sapa
• Visa to Vietnam, departure airport taxes
• Personal travel & medical insurance, all personal & daily expenses
• Gratuities and tips for drivers and guides, things not mentioned in the program