Be escorted from hotel in Hanoi to the railway station staff for boarding the train to travel up Lao Cai city (optional)
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages (B/L/D)
5.00: Arrive at Lao Cai Train station in the early morning. Be picked up by our driver and taken a 01hr drive to Sapa
6.00: Leave the luggage and take a shower in hotel then enjoy breakfast in Aira restaurant. 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…)
Overnight at Aira Boutique Sapa hotel & spa
with Deluxe Window room
Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Ta Phin villages (B/L)
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 train back to Hanoi
The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning, staff will pick you up, and escort you back to the hotel (optional).
*About Aira boutique Sapa hotel & Spa:
Set near the edge of a mountain and just far enough away from Sapa’s busy town center, yet only a 5-minute walk from the central Catholic stone church, the luxury Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa, as the brand new high-end product of Essence Hanoi collection, located in one of Vietnam’s most beautiful destinations, is the perfect haven for relaxation and a gourmet’s delight.
Please visit our website: http://airaboutiquesapa.com/ for your reference.
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* Private transfers in Sapa
* 01 night in Aira Boutique Sapa hotel
with Deluxe Window room (room features) - upgradable to higher grade room with surcharges - please advise
* 02 round trip train tickets in a 4 soft-sleeper shared-cabin (Should you like to charter the whole cabin to have more privacy aboard, there will be a surcharge of USD60 x 2 person)
* English speaking guide
* All meals as tour program
* All entrance fees
Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses
NOTE: For guests who await to check-in hotel, we highly recommend you order the extra package including the buffet breakfast in our restaurant and Essencia Spa coupon @USD20 per person. This will rejuvenate your body after the tiresome return journey from Sa Pa by train in early morning.
It’s possible to extend with one or more nights.