Pick-up at the hotel 19:30 - 20:00 and transfer to the train station. From here, you take a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train (soft sleeper with A/C).
The train arrive at Lao Cai train station early in the morning. Pick-up and transport by shared bus to Sapa (35km - about an hour drive). In the morning there will be some spare time to enjoy the fantastic view of the Sapa valley and explore the local market. In the afternoon the guide will provide with more information about the tour. After this paying a visit the Cat Cat village, where the Black H'mong people live. Overnight stay at Cat Cat Hotel, Sapa.
In the morning leaving Sapa and driving to the Tac Ko pass. From the Tac Ko pass we'll make our way to the Mong Sen village, where the H'Mong people live. After lunch at the village, more trekking to the Ta Phin village, the place of Red Dao people. Overnight stay in Ta Phin village. (B, L, D)
Trekking distance: 13km
In the morning leaving Ta Phin at around 09.00 and trekking through the rice fields to visit the Ta Phin church, which was built in 1911. Then walking to the Ma Tra village and stopping for lunch at the river. After lunch we continue to Suoi Ho, Bang hill and the Sin Chai village. Dining and sprending the night in Sin Chai village. (B, L, D)
Trekking distance: 15km
After breakfast, we leave Sin Chai at 09.00. Visit Cat Cat water fall. Trekking to Y linh ho, Lao chai Village and the Lao Chai church. Lunch by the river. Keep trekking to the Ta Van village of the Zay people at about 16.00. Dinner and overninght in the village. (B, L, D)
Trekking distance: 15 km
After breakfast, we'll start trekking through bamboo jungle to go visit the Red Zao people in Giang Ta Chai village. From Giang Ta Chai village we trek to Ban Ho village, where spending the night. (B, L, D)
Trekking distance: 15km
After breakfast there will be some time to visit the local people in Ban Ho. We'll then trek up hill for a short distance. At the top of the hill a Jeep is waiting to drive us back to Sapa. In Sapa town there will be some spare time, before the night train leaves for Hanoi. (B)
Trekking distance: 7km
Arrival early in the morning at Hanoi train station (around 5:00) where the trip ends.
Key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
What to bring:
· Trekking shoes or boots.
· Warm fleece jacket in winter.
· Cap or hat, sunglasses and sun lotion.
· Medicine for personal use.