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Sapa 4 nights 3 days - 1 night in homestay

Combine the highlights of North Vietnam with this enjoyable trip. From Hanoi, travel overnight by train to reach Sapa, the delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, near the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and ornately decorated clothes. Trek valleys to discover several different hill tribes and spend a night in a village of the Red Dao community.

Day 01: Night train to Lao Cai Station

- 20h00: Car and guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you for the overnight train to Lao Cai Station. Enjoy the experience the romance of overnight train travel  

Day 02: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Homestay (B,L,D)  

We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in SapaTown we have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down hill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Enjoy traditional music performance there with colorful culture by your own. Take a rest here before you trek downhill to reach Lao Chai and TavanVillage to visit the Tay and Day tribes where we will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people. Cooking demonstration with local people. Your overnight in the local house.

Day 03: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Lao Cai Station - Overnight train back to Hanoi (B, L).

Once you get energy for your next day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through bamboo forest which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy surroundings. Back to Sapa and you will have free time to discover by yourself in the afternoon. Dinner is for your choice. Back to hotel for shower and then our car will transfer you to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Day 04: Arrive back to Hanoi (B) 

Arrive in Hanoi Station at around 5h30. Be picked up and transfer to hotel for freshen up and breakfast (room available within 2 hours). 

 The end of tour!

Tour cost:

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Joining group tour: US$ 145 Net/pax


- Breakfast and homestay in the local house with cooking demonstration
- Homestay permission
- Pick-ups and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above.
- Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (Oriental Express 4 soft sleeper A/C cabin)
- Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
- Frenshen up services (shower in Sapa and Hanoi)
- The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
- Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
- Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available. 
- Tips.
- Drinks
- Gratuities and personal expenses.
- Insurance