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SPPT 1: Ha Noi – Sa Pa Trek and Cao Son Market (3 days 4 nights)
 
Sunday night 1:
Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Monday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then drive uphill to Sa Pa. Check in to your hotel and enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 2 Tuesday(BL):Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin

We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops.  In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 3 Wednesday(BL):Sa Pa – Cao Son Market – Ha Noi
Departing early from Sa Pa you will enjoy beautiful scenery and visit Cao Son markets. We take a dirt road which leads up into the mountains through Pine Tree forests and villages that surround the tiny markets. Flower H'mong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities come to trade local products such as food, agricultural supplies and fabric. After exploring these markets your car will take you back to Muong Khuong for lunch. After lunch in local restaurant you will visit the most secluded, peaceful villages and have the opportunity to observe traditional practices such as distilling wine from corn and making bacon. You will be offered a special corn cake when you drop by local houses. You will be transferred to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Hanoi.

 
SPPT 2: Ha Noi – Sa Pa Trek and Coc Ly Market (3 days 4 nights)
 
Monday night 1:

Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Tuesday(BL) Lao Cai – Coc Ly – Sa Pa
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. Drive from Lao Cai (2hrs) to Coc Ly market where situated between stunning mountains by the Chay River. Every Tuesday morning, the people from the surrounding ethnic villages such as Flower H’mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen gather to sell and buy their products. Having explored the market, you will have a boat trip to Flower H’mong village of Na Nen then trek to Trung Do village of Tay minority people. Enjoy the picnic lunch in local house with Tay people. From there you can travel by boat down the river and experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful  river banks.You will be picked up in Bao Nhai village and drive uphill to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 2 Wednesday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai

Depart from Sa Pa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 3 Thursday(BL):Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Ha Noi

We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.

 
SPPT 3: Ha Noi – Cao Son Market - Sa Pa Trek (3 days 4 nights)
 
Tuesday night 1:

Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Wednesday(BL) Lao Cai – Cao Son – Sa Pa
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then enjoy breakfast at local restaurant.Departing early from Lao Cai you will enjoy beautiful scenery and visit Cao Son markets. We take a dirt road which leads up into the mountains through Pine Tree forests and villages that surround the tiny markets. Flower H'mong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities come to trade local products such as food, agricultural supplies and fabric. After exploring these markets your car will take you back to Muong Khuong for lunch. After lunch in local restaurant you will visit the most secluded, peaceful villages and have the opportunity to observe traditional practices such as distilling wine from corn and making bacon. You will be offered a special corn cake when you drop by local houses. You will be transferred to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 2 Thursday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai

Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 3 Friday(BL):Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Ha Noi

We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops.  In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.
 
 

SPPT 4: Ha Noi – Lung Khau Nhin Market - Sa Pa Trek (3 days 4 nights)
 
Wednesday night 1:

Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Thursday (BL) Lao Cai – Lung Khau Nhin – Sa Pa
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. An early departure by car from Lao Cai to Lung Khau Nhin Market  delivers beautiful scenery, with Pine Tree forests and villages surrounding the tiny market. Flower H'mong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food, fabric and agricultural materials. After exploring the market, your car will transport you to a minority village to discover the simple life of mountain people. You have an oppoturnity to see people distilling wine made from corn, making bacon the traditional way and offering a special corn cake to anyone who drops by their house. Transfer to Sa Pa for overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 2 Friday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai
Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 3 Saturday(BL): Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Ha Noi
We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.

SPPT 5: Ha Noi – Sa Pa Trek – Bac Ha Hill Tribe Market (3 days 4 nights)
 
Thursday night 1:

Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Friday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai

Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then drive uphill to Sa Pa. Check in to your hotel and enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily
activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 2 Saturday(BL):Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin
We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa
 
Day 3 Sunday(BL):Sa Pa – Bac Ha Hill Tribe Market- Buffalo Cart Tour

Leaving Sapa early in the morning, we travel by car to Bac Ha Market (approximately 2.5 hours). Arriving at Bac Ha, we visit the big outdoor market with its colorful ethnic minority people, such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen, who gather here to buy and sell their handicraft products.   After visiting the market, you will enjoy lunch at a restaurant. We leave Bac Ha Market for Trung Do Village, where we will enjoy a magical water buffalo cart ride while traveling through amazing countryside inhabited by the happy and hospitable Tay minority people. From the village we will travel by boat down the Chay River to experience the picturesque scenery and magnificent sights along the river. After the boat trip we will enjoy a refreshing cup of tea before our driver transports you to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.
 

 
SPPT 6: Ha Noi – Can Cau Hill Tribe Market – Sa Pa Trek (3 days 4 nights)
 
Friday night 1:

Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Saturday(BL):Lao Cai – Can Cau Market – Sa Pa
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. After breakfast at Lao Cai you will take a 2:30 hours drive to Can Cau market.  Your journey will take you through the mountainous border area between Viet Nam and China.  Situated 20 kilometres from Bac Ha, Can Cau is a small but very colorful market.  Opening only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong , Nung and Phu La ethnic costumes.  After spending the morning exploring the market, you will leave for Bac Ha town where you will have lunch.  From Bac Ha you drive downhill (1/2 hour) to start a short walk to Trung Do Village which belongs to the Tay minority. You have the opportunity to visit a traditional Tay house.We then travel by boat through amazing countryside to Bao Nhai Village. Transfer to Sa Pa for overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 2 Sunday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai

Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 3 Monday(BL):Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Ha Noi

We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops.  In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.

SPPT 7: Ha Noi – Bac Ha Hill Tribe Market – Sa Pa Trek (3 days 4 nights)
 
Saturday night 1:

Pick you up at 8 PM at your hotel in Ha Noi transfer to Rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai(soft sleeper with aircondition).
 
Day 1 Sunday(BL):Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sa Pa
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then enjoy breakfast at local restaurant. Leaving Sapa early in the morning, we drive to Bac Ha market (approximately 2.5 hours). Arriving at Bac Ha, we visit the big market and colorful ethnic people of the Flower H'mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen minorities, who gather here to buy and sell their handicraft products. After spending the morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch we drive downhill to start a short walk to Trung Do Village which is home to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house. We will then travel by boat through amazing countryside to Bao Nhai Village. Transfer you back to Sa Pa . Overnight in Sa Pa.                                              
Day 2 Monday(BL):Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai
Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers.After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
 
Day 3 Tuesday(BL):Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Ha Noi
We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops.  In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.
 

Accommodation:

  • Standard: Bamboo Hotel, Royal View, Sapa View or similar
  • Superior: Muong Thanh Hotel or Chau Long Hotel - New Wing
  • Deluxe:  Victoria Sapa Resort

Train: Contact us to upgrade A Private deluxe or VIP 2 berths cabin

Inclusive: 

  •  Private car/mini van transfers
  •  Round trip train tickets: Soft sleeper in joined Cabin deluxe express Train 4 berths with A/C
  •  All entrance fees
  •  Local English speaking guide in Sapa
  •  All meals as per program
  •  Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing
Exclusive:
  •  Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
  •  Insurance,
  •  Personal expenses & Tips
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