Sapa light trek Bac Ha market

Sapa trekking tour
Sapa trekking tour

Day 1 Thursday Hanoi – Overnight train to Lao Cai
Make your way to Hanoi train station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 21:15 pm. (No transfer, no meal included)

Day 2 Friday Lao Cai – Sapa
Arrive early in Lao cai at 06 00 am, we get picked up by shuttle bus and start our drive up the spectacular Sapa pass, which is 1300 m high, 33 km long. The ride uphill takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.
At 10 am we start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included)

Day 3 Saturday Sapa
After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao’ Legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su pan where you will meet the jeep transfer back to Sapa. O/N in hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included)

Day 4 Sunday Sapa – Bac Ha – Train to Hanoi
Start early in the morning at 06 00 am, we have our private car drive from Sapa to Bac Ha market. Arrive Bac Ha market. Discover the market with ethnic minorities (1h30). Lunch in Bac Ha town.
In the afternoon, we have a short walk to visit Ban Pho – a village of Flower Hmongs. (3 hours – 7 km) Visit the H’Mong King Palace. (30min)
Transfer by car to Lao Cai. Arrive Lao Cai train station. Overnight train back to Ha Noi. (Breakfast and Lunch are included)

Day 5 Monday Hanoi arrival
Arrive Hanoi around 05 30 am. Make your way back to your hotel. Tour ends.  (No transfer, No meal are included)


2 * basis – Chau Long Hotel old wing

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > = 8

Surcharged 4USD/ pax for train ticket on the weekend.

4 * basis – Chau Long Hotel new wing

Group size

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > = 8

Surcharged 4USD/ pax for train ticket on the weekend.

 What to bring:
Comfortable walking boots
A warm fleece in the winter
Camera and film

English speaking guide in Lao Cai
A.C soft sleeper train
Shuttle bus transfer 1 way
Private car for Sapa-Bacha-Laocai Homestay
hotel 2* or 4* on requires
Meals as indicated in itinerary
All admission fees and permits
Drinking water during the trek
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated (allow US$ 4-6 /meal/person)
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses 

Joining instructions
You will be collected from your hotel. Pick up time will be advised upon confirmation of booking.

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