Tours & Travel

For many travelers, the Northwest of Vietnam is a real feast for the eyes, not only for its awe-inspiring nature, but also for its colorful ethnic culture. This beautiful region is a superb mosaic painting of vibrant colors. Impressive mountains, amazing terraced rice fields, agricultural activity in rhythm with the seasons and fascinating ethnic markets, all with capture your heart.

Through this journey, you will meet the Hmong living in the high mountains, the Dao with flamboyant costumes, Lu women with their sophisticated silver jewelry and lacquered teeth, and the Thai with their elegant dresses. It is a journey into the heart of a region with exceptional natural beauty and exotic culture.

Night 1: Be escorted to the railway station by Phoenix Palace Hotel staff for boarding the train to travel up Lao Cai city.


Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van  villages (B)
5.00: Arrive at Lao Cai Train station in the early morning. Be picked up by your tour guide and taken an 01hr drive to Sapa.
6.00: Leave the luggage in your hotel then enjoy breakfast and take a shower in a local restaurant nearby. Strolling around the town to fresh up and make friend with friendly locals.
9.30: Start trekking to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages down in Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – the highest peak of Vietnam and Indochina. Trek through the villages of Black H’mong ethnic minority to learn the way people weaving and embroidering their clothes. Have a break in a local restaurant for lunch then keep going down to enjoy colourful rice paddy fields and reach Ta Van village where the Dzay ethnic people inhabited.
15.30: Be picked up by private car to get back to Sapa for checking-in. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to discover the town (Dragon Mount, Orchid garden, the market…)

Night 2 : Overnight in hotel in town.

Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Ta Phin  villages (B)
9.30: After breakfast in the hotel, start visiting Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages. Trek through lush rice terraces towards villages, experience Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Then back to Hotel.
14.00: Take a drive to Ta Phin village (12km from Sapa) where the Red Dzao people live to learn more about the culture, custom and their daily life. Have a good choice of buying woven and textile brocades which are locally hand-made. Pay a visit to one of the local family to experience the true life of the Red Dzao.
16.00: Back to sapa for a shower then be transferred to Laocai city. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant close by the railway station the board a night train back to Hanoi.

 Night 3: Night train back to Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi
The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning, Hanoi Serendipity Hotel staff will pick you up, and escort you back to the hotel (optional).

Tour ends.

Included services:
Etrance ticket, transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai, good experienced helpful informative tour guide, meals (B + L) and train ticket (same type)
 
 
Train type
(04 soft berths  with A/C)
 
Price/person (USD)
 
Tour group size
Hotel room
 
Superior room
 
Deluxe room
From 04 - 08  people
 Ratraco, Tulico…
155$
       
Livitrans, Sapaly, Orient
175$
     190$
VIP(02 soft berths  with A/C)
270$
     295$
 
Note: single room supplement: 15$/ Superior  :  20$/ Deluxe.
Exchange rate: 1 USD = 21.000 VND
 

 Things to bring for this trip 

- Your passport
- Small backpack
- Sunglasses and sunblock
- A good sandal or sport shoes, hat or cap and rain coat
- A torch, insect repellent, long clothes, personal things, small gifts for tribal villagers
Note:
- Particular requests for the food is possible
- After 2 days of trekking: bath towels for shower in the hotel in Sapa are available

Excluded
Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses. Tips are welcome!
What to bring:  Passport, comfortable footwear for trekking, insect repellent, rain gears, hat, suncream, warm clothing.

      

 

 

 

 

 

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