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 train.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho (B, L, D)
05.30: Arrive in Lao Cai. The bus ride uphill to Sapa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. You’ll have breakfast in a local Restaurant, then meet with Viet Bamboo Travel’s local guide and drive (30 minutes) to the Golden Stream Valley, stopping at Ta Van village. Walk down through the village from the main road and start trekking to Giang Ta Chai village. The trekking route offers some challenge as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside. Head downhill and relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, trek about 1.5 hours uphill before descending down to the quaint Tay hill tribe village of Ban Ho. Dinner and overnight in homestay.
Day 2: Ban Ho - Nam Toong Village - Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will start the day with an easy trek on dirt paths. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the valley with its traditional stilt houses and rice terraces. Make your way along a stream to cross a hanging bridge before arriving in Nam Toong Village. In this picturesque valley, you’ll pass some remote villages of the Red Dzao ethnic minority communities set amongst the rice and corn fields. After a picnic lunch, walk back to the meeting point where our driver is waiting to take you back to Sapa for a shower at the hotel in Sapa town. Our bus pick you up and transfer to Lao Cai train station. Have dinner before catch the night train depart at 20:20 back to Hanoi. Overnight on train. Getting back to Hanoi at early morning. Take a taxi to come your hotel by yourself. End of services.