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2 day easy trekking to explore Sapa Vietnam

This tour is for 2 days and 3 nights; 2 nights experience will be overnight on the classic night trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai & back. This is one of the world’s unique rail trips. The 2nd night is spent staying at a hotel in Sapa town. The 2 day tour is to discover Sapa’s dramatic scenery of imposing mountains, endlessly-green valleys, rice terraces, waterfalls & hill tribe villages. We will do easy trekking to ethnic minority villages ( Hmong, Red Dzao, Dzay & Tay’s village) where we explore this most attractive of landscapes & the large multi-cultural tribes of Sapa with their unique (languages, cultures, style of colorful clothes, customs and traditions.

Day 1: NIGHT 1: HANOI DEPARTURE BY NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI

 

  • Spend the early evening in Hanoi by yourselves. Enjoy your own dinner then please be ready to meet Impress Travel’s tour guide at 20.15Sapa night train to Lai Cai PM, We spend about 20 minutes in a Taxi driving from your hotel (mostly located in Hanoi center) to Tran Quy Cap train station, First, we check-in 30 minutes before leaving and we can board the train early to avoid missing it. Alternate trains will depart earlier at 20:00 and 21:00 PM respectively. So, please make sure to be checking in to board the train about 30 minutes before the departure time; so as to be on the safe side.
  • The train will depart from Hanoi at 22:00 PM. This will be the start of an amazing journey of 374 km on the night train, the train travels to Lao Cai while you are sleeping on the soft berth. Train cabins have four soft berths, including two upper berths & two lower berths. Your cabin will be shared with 3 others, if you prefer to have a whole cabin to yourselves, please pay the extra cost for your private cabin.

Day 2: LAO CAI ARRIVAL, TRANSFER TO SAPA & TREKKING TO LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGE (B, L)

 

  • 5:30 – 6:00 AM:  The train arrives in Lao Cai station.Sapa town
  • Impress Travel’s tour guide will be show your name’s sign at the train station’s exit gate to welcome you. Then we  take the van and drive up the winding road through amazing scenery to Sapa ( Distance is 38 km and takes approximately one hour)
  • 7:00 AM: Hotel arrival then it’s good morning Sapa with breakfast & tea or coffee. Followed by a short rest before trekking to hill tribe villages.
  • 9:30 Am: A small van bring you to the trekking point in Lao Chai. The village of the Black Hmong, Travelers will start to have a great trek via the tribe villages, suspension bridges, local schools, rice terraces and the trek down to Lao Chai valleys.
  • 10:30 AM: We visit a local school or local family with Hmong People, We do small charity work here by giving small gifts ( Pens, pencils, book-notes) to local children at a school or local family ( We will arrange to visit a local family on a Saturday or Sunday or a Summer school from June to September).
  •  11: 00 12:00 AM: Continue on through the Muong Hoa Valleys and head up to the Ta Van village and the Dzay tribe where we have a lunch with local people. Here you have a chance to talk to Ethnic people and enjoy local food that is cooked by Dzay people.
  •  13:00 PM: After lunch we will stroll around Ta Van village.  Do a trek along Muong Hoa River & across the suspension bridge to reach up to the main road where the Van is awaiting you to bring you back to Sapa Town.
  •  16:00 PM: Return to Sapa town. Check in your hotel. Then explore Sapa town at night.

Day 3: DAY 2: SAPA – SIN CHAI – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B, L)

 

  • Good morning Sapa with breakfast & tea at the hotelSapa - Hmong Girls
  • 9:30 AM: The tour guide & Van will bring you to Sin Chai village Black Hmong tribe, where you will visit local families. Being responsible travelers we offer kind support with small gifts for them (Pens, notebooks, instant noodles or school bags)
  • 10:30 AM: Car / Van will bring you back to Cat Cat village where you will do a trek up & down of the cement paths to explore Cat Cat village with amazing scenery of Fansipan mountain, rice terraces, the waterfall and ancient hydrofoil power station ( It was built by the French in the 19th century)
  • 11: 45 AM: You will depart from Cat Cat village to the main road where the van will drive you back to Sapa town where you will have a lunch at local restaurant.
  • The rest of this day is free. Giving you time to walk around Sapa to explore the town by yourself.
  • 16h:30 AM: We will take a Van and drive back to Lao Cai where you can dine by yourselves and take an evening stroll ending up at the night train to depart to Hanoi. (around 21:00)

Day 4: NIGHT 3: HANOI TRAIN ARRIVAL

 

21:00 PM: The train departs Lao Cai for return to Hanoi.Sapa trekking tour

Around 5:30 AM of the next morning: The train arrives in Hanoi Tran Quy Cap Train Station at

You exit the  train station gate then easily catch the Taxi back to your hotel by yourself. (the Taxi has a meter)

The tour will end at the train station or if you would like to book a connecting tour to Halong bay or tour around Hanoi & surrounding areas we will make a customized trip connecting with your Sapa Tour.

 

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