Day 1: Hanoi – Night Train to Lao Cai (-)
You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to Hanoi train station in the evening. You will take the night train to Lao Cai (air-conditioned cabin shared by 4 persons, soft beds).
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages – Homestay in a Dzay Family (B, L, D)
Early morning arrival in Lao Cai. A bus will pick you up for a 38-km drive to Sapa.
Breakfast at your hotel in Sapa before we take start trekking on the rim of the deep valley of Muong Hoa. During the trek, you will have the opportunity to see the most enchanting rice terraces of the area and meet the H’Mong hill tribes of Lao Chai Village and the Dzay hill tribes of Ta Van Village.
Today, we will stay at the house of a Dzay family: you will have the chance to discover the daily life of this ethnic minority and learn more about their culture.
Dinner with the family and overnight at the homestay.
Day 3: Giang Ta Chai & Hau Thao Villages – Sapa – Lao Cai – Night Train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Breakfast with the family in the early morning, while enjoying the fresh air in this mountainous region. We will then say goodbye to our hosts and continue on our path to trek through thick bamboo forests until reaching Giang Ta Chai, a village inhabited by the Red Dzao minority group. Visit the surroundings and go to see the waterfalls before having lunch with a Red Dzao family. After that, we will cross a rattan bridge to visit another village, Hau Thao, before heading back to the main road. There, our driver will be waiting for us – he will drive us back to Sapa.
Check-in a small hotel to get some rest and refresh yourself with a hot shower, before we head to Lao Cai.
Dinner at a local restaurant before going to the train station. You will take the night train to return to Hanoi (air-conditioned cabin shared by 4 persons, soft beds).
You will reach Hanoi the next morning around 5:30am. End of tour.