This is an easy tour to Sapa but it's enough to enjoy Sapa’s picturesque landscapes of the mountainous area, the rice terraces and also discover the daily life of different hill tribe people around Sapa town such as Cat Cat - home of H’mong Ethnics, Lao Chai - Tavan Village - the village of the Black H'mong and the Dzay ethnic people, Ta Phin - the village of the Red Dzao,...
The night before: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Pick you up at 20.00pm from your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi Train Station to take a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on A/C Soft sleeper cabin of Hanoi – Lao Cai Train.
Day 1: Lao Cai Train Station – Sapa – Cat Cat & Ta Phin Villages (B,L,)
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6:00. Have breakfast at a local restaurant. Drive about one hour to Sapa and relax before exploring Sapa Town. In the afternoon, take a 2km trek to Cat Cat Village, home of H’mong Ethnics. Meet & talk with locals to learn more about their daily life. Then continue the ride to Tafin village (12km from Sapa) home to the Red Dzao minority. Visit Tafin Cave, Tafin handicraft shops and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have good choice to buy woven and textile brocades, which are hand made by ethnic people. Visit a small hamlet of Black H'mong people here too. Go back to Sapa for overnight.
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel and check out at around 9:00-10:00am. You’ll use a private car to visit Lao Chai village of Black H’mong people. Then trek about 3 km to visit Ta Van village of Dzay ethnic people. Drive back to Sa Pa for lunch at your own arrangement. A short shopping in Sapa town before driving to Lao Cai station. Dinner at Lao Cai. Have a train trip back to Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi (B)
Arrive Hanoi early in the morning (around 05:30-06:00). Find your own way to your hotel or continue another trip. Tour ends.