Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Viet Bamboo Travel's car will pick you up at your hotel and then transfer to Hanoi Train Station to get the night train to Lao Cai station. Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa (B, L)
Arrive at Lao Cai's train station at 06.00. We will take 1-hour car ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in a local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. You will commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai, a Black H'mong ethnic minority village. Walking in Lao Chai village and have lunch at a local house. We then trek through terraced rice fields from Lao Chai to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, daily lifestyle, and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscape on the way. Get back to Sapa town by car in late afternoon.
Day 2: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa (B, L)
After breakfast, we walk downhill to the south-west of Sapa to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong people. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then trek to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain - "the roof of Vietnam and Indochina". From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way by a jeep to return to Sapa town.
Day 3: Sapa - Suoi Ho - Ma Tra - Ta Phin - Lao Cai station (B, L)
After breakfast, we take 5km by jeep to visit the red Dzao people in Suoi Ho to see the tea plantations and cardamon gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black H’mong minority people at Ma Tra. Trek 3 hours through the forest. Picnic lunch en-route. Reach Ta Phin village where we have chance to learn about the lifestyle and the custom of the red Dzao minority, enjoy landscapes… then drive back to Sapa town. In late afternoon we will transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train to Hanoi. You will be arriving in Hanoi at 05.30 next day.