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This 4-day program is designed for travelers interested to discover the local ways of living and unique traditions of Vietnam’s northern highlands. An overnight train ride leads to Lao Cai, the getway to the picturesque Sapa mountains. At Sapa, travelers are presented with the opportunities to trek past scenic rice terraces, meet colorful hill tribes, wander through bustling ethnic markets and stay in an ecologe.
In the evening, transfer to Hanoi railways station for the overnight train to Lao Cai, the getaway to Sapa. Overnight on the train in a soft sleeper compartment.
( be awared that inside of the compartment ,there is NO TOILET - all the TOILETS are at the end of each carriage )
Early arrives at Lao Cai station at approximately 6:00 am. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. On they way to Sapa, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the terraced hills and mountains
Once at Sapa, we will check-in hotel (Early check-in subject to availability). Breakfast and refresh at the hotel or take a stroll around the town nearby your hotel. It is here you will see local people - hands stained by color from fabric dyes , jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings are embroidered by red, blue and many other colourfull pattern. At 10 a.m. Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to Silver waterfall. Walk up to the higher elevation of Ham Rong Mountain to see the 100 meters high, white water fall poured down the stream. Take a drive about 2 kilometers to Tram Ton Pass and to Heaven's Gate . Enjoy the spectacular natural beauty with tapetry forest, soaring Mountain and the terraced rice fields. From Heaven's Gate return to Sapa by your vehicle. En route, visit O Quy Ho where a range of variety vegetable, fruits and medicinal planted. Transfer back to your hotel in Sapa and at leisure . Overnight stay in Sapa
Note : Depend on the condition of weather, the tour program can be changed . Foot wear should be appropriate for the trek
After breakfast, drive outside of Sapa Town to a hill tribe village where you will spend the night.This is an unique experience which give you the chance to interact with local people. Arrive in the valley, have a light trek up and down the hill through the picturesque scenery of the terraced rice fields to the Red Dao / Tay/ Thai village. Stroll around the village and and drive to Topas Eco Lodge built as rustic chalet-style single bedroom houses from local white granite. Each of our bungalows presents a casual style with a private balcony, from there you can enjoy the magnificent view of the soaring peaks and endless valleys dotted with ethnic minorities’ villages. A perfect place for touring in the surrounding area or just relaxing from the noisy and busy city life. Overnight stay in Sapa.
Have early breakfast, check out the take a drive to join one of the most exciting weekly hill tribe markets. It can be the Coc Ly market on Tuesday, Muong Khuong market on Thursday, Can Cau market on Saturday or Bac Ha market on Sunday. The ethnic market here is a place all the Flower Hmong , Black Dao, Tay, Nung hill tribe groups gathering to exchange an array not only of local products but also animal such as pot-bellied pigs, cows and buffalos ...after market you will visit one more hill- tribe village with some interaction with local families to explore about their culture and tradition. Then you will return to Lao Cai station. You will need a hotel room for freshening up before check-in on the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train in a soft sleeper compartment.
Arrive Hanoi in the early morning, transfer to your hotel or center of city for the onward departure
TOUR DURATION: 5 Days / 4 Nights
TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
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