Fall in love in Sapa
Terraced rice fields, ethnic people with particular lifestyles, ancient traditions, impressive mountains, unforgettable treks, lush vegetation, natural wildlife… undoubtedly, Sapa is one of the most gorgeous and unique places in Indochina.
You will be transferred to Hanoi Train Station from your hotel in Hanoi.
Overnight on the train to Sapa (which takes about 9 hours).
Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 5:00. Then you take a one-hour bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces that make Sapa famous with travellers.
Have breakfast and freshen up upon your arrival to Sapa town. Then take a morning walking tour of Sa Pa to visit a local market where Red Dao, Black H’mong and other ethnic minority people gather from the surrounding villages to sell and buy embroideries, silver wares and handicrafts…
In the afternoon, take a walk down to the south-west of Sapa (around 3 km) to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong, one of the more well known ethnic villages of Sapa. Relax at the foot of the stunning Silver Waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial times in Vietnam.
Get transferred back to Sapa town and have free time until dinner.
Overnight in the hotel.
In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel.
Then enjoy a trek to the Ta Phin village of the Red Dao people. Red Dao is probably the ethnic group with the most beautiful traditional costumes. It is very easy to catch sights of the women, who wear colourful clothes, gathering together and making some handmade products with various stunning bright red colours and patterns.
In the afternoon, trek through the green Sa Pa Valley to visit the Black H’mong minority of Lao Chai Village and Giay minority of Ta Phin village then back to Sapa. On the way, visitors can admire the sight of a range of huge mountain looms dimply in the veil of smog on one side and rice terraces on the other side.
Have a fresh shower, check out and prepare to get to the train station. Get transferred to Lao Cai Train station at 18:00 and catch the train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on the train to Hanoi.