Duration: 6 Days/7 Nights
Destination: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai San - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cau May - Thanh Phu - Nam Thang - Ban Ho - Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Starting: Hanoi - Vietnam; Ending: Hanoi - Vietnam
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Vietnam Bamboo Travel's guide will pick you up from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to get to Lao Cai Station. Sleep on the train (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai San - Lao Chai - Ta Van (Road, Trek 14 km) (Meals: B, L, D)
Morning pick up at the station then a drive up an enormous terraced valley to Sapa by Vietnam Bamboo Travel's jeep. Pick up your local guide who speaks the hill tribe dialects and head out into the mountains after lunch. Hike along small paths and visit two H’mong villages at Lao Chai San and Lao Chai. Enjoy a one-hour musical performance by H’mong children. Continue along small village paths to a Giay village in Ta Van. Free time in the afternoon to explore the village. Overnight in Ta Van.
Day 2: Ta Van - Cau May (Road, Trek 18 km) (Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast you trek through forest past waterfalls and over bamboo bridges to quiet streams where you can rest and swim. Then you trek through rice terraces to a Red Dao village for lunch. Afternoon trek over spectacular mountainsides to Cau May village. Free time on arrival to explore the village on your own. Dinner and overnight in Cau May.
Day 3: Cau May - Thanh Phu (Trek 7 km) (Meals: B, L, D)
Morning trek through forest to Seo Trung Ho village for lunch. Afternoon trek on village paths past a quiet swimming hole to the Tay village of Thanh Phu. Dinner and overnight in the village.
Day 4: Thanh Phu - Nam Thang (Trek 15 km) (Meals: B, L)
Nine km morning trek to the Red Dao village of Nam Cang for lunch and a swim. Afternoon trek six km to the Tay village of Nam Thang. Dinner and overnight in Nam Sai. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Nam Thang - Ban Ho (Trek 7 km) (Meals: B, L, D)
Morning walk to two villages populated by Xa Pho people, a very small and distinct ethnic group. After lunch, journey through forest to the Tay village of Ban Ho. Afternoon free to explore the countryside around the village. Overnight in Ban Ho.
Day 6: Ban Ho - Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (Road & Rail) (Meals: B, L, D)
Morning walk to the countryside around Ban Ho. Jeep ride back up to Sapa for a farewell party. Afternoon shuttle back down to Lao Cai for the Sapa night train to Hanoi for departure.
Price: US$ 425 per person, Minimum 02 persons
Inclusions of the trip
- English / French speaking local guide
- All transportation as specified
- All permits Homestay
- Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai return
- Meals and drink as specified
Exclusions of the trip
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Camera and film
- All other meals and services not mentioned above