OPTION 2: LAO CHAI -TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI –SU PAN
Night 1: Ha noi – Lao Cai
(2days 1 night sleep in homestay)
Pick up from hotel to train station
– Train depart and sleep the night on train. Travel time approx. 9 hours
Day 1: Sapa- Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D).
Our driver/guide will pick you up from Lao Cai train station by bus to take you to the township of Sapa which takes approx. one hour arriving at our hotel.
After breakfast and morning shower, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien Sơn mountain ranges and meet Black H’Mong tribes. Trek through terrace rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can have a nice swim.
We can cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Tavan where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospitality of our Zay family and homestay overnight.
Day 2: Tavan –Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B-L)
Enjoy mountainous landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forest towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross overa rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities.
Here we will experience their daily life then cross over Mường Hoa River up the mountain to visit Su Pan village of H’Mong people. We then take the bus back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back Hanoi.
Night 3: Lao Cai – Hanoi
Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Hanoi). Finish trip.
- Pick up from your hotel to bus station by minibus/taxi.
- All meals as mentioned in the tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
- English speaking tour guide.
- All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.
- Train/ Bus round trip ticket.
- Drinks, phone call, tips, or other private expenses.
Please bring along good pair of walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, insect repellent suns cream.