Sapa trekking 4 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. 
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat village - Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village.
Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa. Night train to Hanoi.

Sapa in Lao Cai province is a small market town that has been a gathering spot for many local hill tribes for nearly 200 years. Hmong and Dao people, among others, still come here to conduct trade, socialize. It is one of the most enchanting of the Vietnam popular destinations.

Day 1: Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.

You will be picked up from your hotel at 20:00 and transferred to the train station. From here, you take a night train to Lao Cai. The night train leaves at 21:10. Overnight stay on train in a 4-berth soft sleeper cabin.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat village - Sapa.
Pick-up from Lao Cai train station in a shared bus going to Sapa. At Sapa, checking in to Cat Cat hotel, time to take a shower or relax. Or simply walking around Sapa town to see the small market in the area. In the afternoon, taking a short trekking trip to visit Cat Cat village - home of Black H’Mong people. Black H’mong is one of the biggest and poorest minority groups in the Sapa area. But they are proud of their culture and stick to their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing.
Trekking distance: around 6km

 

Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village(B, L, D)
After having breakfast in the hotel we trek to Lao Chai village. On the way, stopping for lunch and relaxing. In the afternoon, continuing the trekking to Ta Van village to visit the Zay people. Zay is a small minority group who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. Vietnam's development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost, but many Zay women still wear traditional shirts which a purple, blue or green. Dinner and spending the night in a local stilt house in Ta Van.
Trekking distance: around 12km

Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa. Night train to Hanoi(B, L)
On the this day, we walk to Giang Ta Chai village, where you can see the Red Dao people. The women of Red Dao have a very colorful red embroideries, coins on their clothing, and on their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because a hairless face is considered, by the the Red Dao people, to be very beautiful. Making a stop for lunch before leaving Giang Ta Chai and driving towards Sapa. In Sapa you will check-in at Cat Cat Hotel to take a shower and relax before leaving for Hanoi. Drive in the shared bus to the train station, and heading back on the night train to Hanoi. Arriving at Hanoi the next morning, where tour ends.
 
 (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

What to bring:

    Trekking shoes or boots
    Rain wear
    Warm fleece jacket in the winter
    Sun lotion and cap/hat in summer time
    Camera and battery
    Passport

Tour includes:
- Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa and return to Hanoi.
- Shared public bus Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Cai.
- Accommodation as mentioned (1 night in hotel, 1 night in homestay).
- Admission fee at any sights of the tour.
- Food mentioned above.
- English speaking tour guide.

Tour excludes: Travel insurance, drinks, personal expenses and tips!