8.30 pm – tour guide come to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (overnight on the train, the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning)., Arrive Lao Cai 5:30 or 6:00am.
Accommodation: On train to Sapa (4berths soft sleeper/ 1 cabin)
The train arrives at around 6:00 am. Look for the “TTJ’s Logo & Your Name” sign when you exit the train station, as our guide will pick you up there and transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colors of its hill tribe population – flashes of shining silver jewelry from the necks and wrists of indigo-clad H’mong and the scarlet hues of the turbans worn by the Red Dao can be seen. It is here you will find hands stained with color from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
After having breakfast at local restaurant, Walking through the town for about 20 minutes before turning to a dirt road to Ma Tra Village, where inhabited by Black H’mong ethic. Continue trekking up the village and getting through paddies fields will lead you to an ancient Catholic abbey, built by French colonists. Walk 2 km more to reach Ta Phin Village for exploring the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have a good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethic people and having picnic lunch before exploring village and Ta Phin Cave and small hamlet of Black H’mong people. At the end of day, return to Sapa. Rest of the afternoonand evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Having breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide in the morning and depart to Bac Ha, is a sleepy village where the region’s various hill drives converge at the colourful Bac Ha Sunday Market. Driving through stunning scenery to the largest market in the area, Bac Ha. There are 10 ethnic minorities living in this part of Sapa and for them the market is the biggest focal point in their lives. After lunch we will take you on a two-hour trek to the Flower H’Mong village of Ban Pho. Here you can visit houses and get an excellent understanding of their unique lifestyle. You can try their specialty, corn wine. Then the transfer you back to Lao Cai station for a night train back to Hanoi. Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
Accommodation: On train to Hanoi (4berths soft sleeper/ 1 cabin)
Early in the moorning, arrive in Hanoi, the guide pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Your journey with The Time Journeys is now complete…
Have a nice journey!
The time journeys can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.
• Hotel accommodation sharing double/ twin room with daily breakfast.
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
• Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
• English speaking local guide
• All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
• Return train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai Station; Lao Cai station – Hanoi
• Cold water and towel during tours
• Visa stamp fee
• International air ticket:
• Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
• Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide
*** What to bring :
• Sun Block
• Wide brim hat
• Camera + Film
• Comfortable shoes
• Rain gear
• Warm clothes
• Insect Repellent