DAY 1 (29 Dec): LAO CAI TRAIN STATION – SAPA THEN VISIT CAT CAT VILLAGE (ON ROAD) (B, L)
6:00 Arrival in Lao Cao. Our team will pick you up then transfer to Sapa Town.
8:00 Check-in Sapa hotel (Notice: hotel official check in is from 14:00; hotel early check in is NOT included, early check is subject to hotel’s availability and regulation; hotel early check in can be available on request)
Have breakfast at hotel.
Free time at leisure.
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, in the afternoon, the van will bring you to the Black Hmong’s village where start a sightseeing tour beginning with a minority village named Cat Cat to observe minority villagers colorfully dressed indigo tunics, leggings, elaborate pleated skirts, and silver-studded jackets. Interact these minorities and learn about their unique lifestyle, which has not much changed despite the long passage of time. You will also enjoy a mountain minority traditional dance show here and trekking around the village then back to Sapa.
Get back to Sapa town and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner is available on your request.
Then free time to explore Sapa town at night and overnight in Sapa.
Day Inclusions: A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee (s), accommodation (hotel) in Sapa, complimentary water on bus, night train tickets.
DAY 2 (30 Dec): SAPA – LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGE THEN RETURN TO HANOI (B/L)
Good morning Sapa, enjoy the buffet breakfast and café then check out hotel before getting started the trip to explore the minority village along Muong Hoa River such as Lao Chai’s Black Hmong Village and Ta Van’s Giay village.
The van will bring you to Lao Chai village where you will start trekking via the rice terraces and Black Hmong houses and suspension bridges, or to see rice water mills and being in touch-friendly communication with ethnic people (the trekking way is not hard – easy trekking; trekking, taking photographs and going sightseeing by the most beautiful landscapes such rice terraces, valleys, streams and to study the local daily life’s experiences)
After 03 hours trekking to explore the hill tribe villages belongs to Muong Hoa River, we arrive in Ta Van village where we will have lunch and break here during lunchtime we can enjoy the ethnic minority people’s traditional music and dance performances.