Our guide come to pick you up at your hotel at 20h15’ and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the night train to Sapa. From 2016, you have one more choice is the Express Bus on highway instead of train (up your decision).
Overnight on the train with soft sleeper berth and air-conditioned.
Day 2: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sa Pa (only Sunday) (B, L)
Pick you up at Lao Cai train station, transfer to Bac Ha town. You have breakfast on half way. Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).
In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to continue up to Sapa.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight at the hotel in Sa Pa.
Day 3: Sa Pa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van village (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Early departure from Sa Pa at about 08.00am. You first sneak through the Sapa market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river.
You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.
After lunch, you head toward Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route.
Dinner and overnight at the homestay. (in Tavan village at a Dzay family).
Day 4 : Sapa - Laocai - Hanoi (B) (420km – 10h00: by train)
After breakfast, you will return Sapa from Tavan by car. Trekking into the village of the black H'mong (Ma Tra, trekking at the easy level: 4km - 2,5 hours), walk around to visit villagers. Go back to Sapa town for free time.
16h30: Take a visit by private car go back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. From 2016, you have one more choice is the Express Bus on highway instead of train (up your decision).
Meals on your own.
Overnight on train (air-conditioned soft sleeper).
Day 5: Hanoi Arrival
Up on arrival in Hanoi very early in the morning and you will be transfer to your hotel. End of service.