Night 1: (Saturday) Hanoi - Laocai
21:00 - Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Laocai by Ratraco Express Train. Overnight on the A/c soft sleeper Cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Day 1: (Sunday) Sapa - Lao Chai village - Ta Van village ( B, L, D ) (6 hours trekking, 16 km, 3 villages).
06:00 - Arrive to Laocai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your Sapa for breakfast & relax. Breakfast and shower. Start from Sapa at 10:00 by jeep and then get down to a valley, visit an H'mong village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French. Take a small path to go and visit other 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay people (Lao Chai and Ta Van village). Stay in Ta Van at a Dzay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family. Overnight at Ta Van village.
Day 2: (Monday) Ta Van Village - Giang Ta Chai Village - Sapa ( B, L, D) (5 hours trekking, 14 km, 2 villages)
Breakfast at the homestay, take the road to Giang Ta Chai village to see the Red Dzao people via the paths through terraces and bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall, a suspension bridge. Picnic lunch and cross the river. Visit an H'mong village up to the mountain. Take a jeep back to Sapa. Visit the ancient stone circle on the way back. Check in hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: (Tuesday) Sapa - Coc Ly market - Boat trip on Chay River ( B, L, D )
Breakfast at the hotel. 07:00 depart for Coc Ly market which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another's experience. Say goodbye to the market and get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high Rock Mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtaking waterfalls. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town - Bao Nhai and then take jeep back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight on the Aircondition soft sleeper Cabin.
5h00 Am arrive at Hanoi train station . End of services.
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