Night 1: 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 – Ethnic market - Sa Pa (B/L/D)
5:00 Arrive at Lao Cai Train station in the early morning, you are welcomed by our local guide. Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. After that, we will visit one of the colorful tribal markets. The tour is subject to your visiting date:
Tuesday : Coc Ly Market ( 56km from Lao Cai )
Wednesday : Cao Son Market ( 81km from Lao Cai )
Thursday : Lung Khau Nhin Market (65km from Lao Cai )
Saturday : Can Cau Market ( 87km from Lao Cai )
Sunday : Bac Ha Market ( 67km from Lao Cai )
Lunch in town then transfer to Sapa for staying overnight.
Overnight at Aira Boutique Sapa hotel & spa
with Deluxe Window room
Day 2: Sapa – Hill Tribe villages - Homestay (B/L/D)
After breakfast in the hotel, At 8:30 trek down to Cat Cat village of Black H’mong people to see their daily life activities, such as: rice cultivating, clothes weaving, brocade embroidering and indigo colour dyeing. Later on back to Sapa town. Start the tour in the afternoon at 14:00, downhill trekking to Lao Chai Village – home of Black H’mong minority, trek through Muong Hoa Valley with many beautiful sceneries along the river then reach Ta Van village where you can pay a visit to a Dzay minority peole family. Dinner & homestay here..
Homestay at Dzay family
Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai station (B/L)
Wake up with the locals in the sound of pigs, chickens and the family dogs. The family is already on their feet preparing your breakfast. After breakfast, say good bye to the locals and trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai - home of Red Dzao people. Meet and talk with people to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditions. Pass over the Cau May (Rattan) Bridge then at 12:00 get back to Sapa Town by car. Free afternoon to discover Sa Pa town or shopping in the local market. Leave the town for Lao Cai train station at around 16:00 pm for boarding the night train back to Hanoi.
Night 4 :
Night train back to Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi
The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning, our hotel 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.
| 2 persons
| 3 persons
| 4 persons
* Private transfers
* 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)
* 01 night at Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & spa with Deluxe Window room (room features) - upgradable to higher grade room with surcharges - please advise
* 01 night at homestay in Dzay people
* 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.