Introduction
 
Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is one of the tourism centers of the northwest. Sapa is oriented to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; it overlooks a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it's cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with colors. Travellers experience an authentic, timeless way of life among the hill tribes of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains on this package tour to Sapa, traveling on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi. Take trekking and get eye-catching views of the terraced rice fields. Encounter friendly locals in scattered villages, and learn more about a lifestyle that the everyday stresses of modern life has yet to touch.
 

Highlights
Meet members of the minority peoples
Learn about cultures and traditional lifestyles among the rice terraces
Enjoy sweeping views of verdant rice fields and forests
Travel from Hanoi on board an air-conditioned sleeper train

Itinerary
 
Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (Meals: -/-/-)
Day 2:  Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village trekking tour (B/L/D)
Day 3: Cat Cat Village – Fansipan Peak (B/L)
Day 4: O Quy Ho pass - Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall (B/L/D)
Day 5: Arrival in Hanoi (Meals: -/-/-)

 
 
 

Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (Meals: -/-/-)
 
8:00pm: Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter then leave for Hanoi Railway Station for night train to Lao Cai. We will keep the train tickets for you and guide you how to get into train cabin and get out of the train from Lao Cai Railway Station.
Night 1: Overnight on train to Sapa
 

Day 2:  Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village trekking tour (B/L/D)
 
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station about 6:00am. Our driver will hold your name welcome board at the exit gate of Lao Cai Railway Station. He will pick you up and transfer you along the beautiful road to Sapa town. You will have breakfast at the hotel.
 
After breakfast, we leave the hotel and start trekking. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, and from here to the Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along Muong Hoa stream, paddy field to Ta Van village, visit and understand about "Zay" ethnic people. You will see houses of The Zay people which are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. You will have picnic lunch at the village when enjoying beautiful sightseeing of paddy fields around.
 
Go back to Sapa in the afternoon.
 
Note: If you don’t want to go hiking, we can organize private car and tour guide for you. Please contact us for this service.
 
Evening: Have dinner at the hotel then you will have time to go around discovering Sapa town.
 
Night 2: Overnight at the hotel in Sapa
 

Day 3: Cat Cat Village – Fansipan Peak (B/L)
 
Have breakfast at hotel.
After having lunch, you start your Cat Cat village trekking tour. Trekking from hotel to Cat Cat village of H’ mong, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French, learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.
 
Back to the town to have lunch. After the lunch, you will get to the Mountain Railway and start the 2-km line departs from MGallery Hotel in Sapa and arrives at the Mount Fansipan cable car station and is the longest mountain-climbing railway line in the country. Reach the altitude of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. (Spend about 1,5 hours for hiking and taking photos).
 
Come back to Cable Car Station and you have dinner by yourself and free time to explore Sapa by night.
 

Day 4: O Quy Ho pass - Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall (B/L/D)
 
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you to Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall. We will go through O Quy Ho pass on the way. We visit Silver waterfall first. The moderate climate and majestic natural scenery have turned Silver Waterfall Sapa into one of the most attractive tourist attractions alluring tourists. Then we leave for Golden stream and love waterfall.  This is a lovely little walk on a stone path through some woodlands and along a stream to a bridge and viewpoint for the Love Waterfall.
 
Enjoy lunch at the restaurant.
 
Afternoon, you will have free time to visit Sapa town, market, church then have a take-away dinner on the way to catching night train back to Hanoi.
 
Night 4: Overnight on the train back to Hanoi
 

Day 5: Arrival in Hanoi (Meals: -/-/-)
 
You will arrive in Hanoi railway station around 5:30am. Trip ends.

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