Day 01: HANOI ARRIVALho tay han
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore Hanoi old quarter or the lakes around.

Accomodation:  Hotel in Hanoi


This morning enjoy a peaceful walk around tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake and try the famous Vietnamese coffee, before an exploration of the intriguing Ethnology Museum. Follow with the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s office/house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature , Museum of Ethnology , West Lake , lake of Restored Sword .

In the evening, board an overnight train and race through the night in a comfortable sleeper, waking to the stunning mountains of Northern Vietnam. The main town is Sapa, your base for discovering the surrounding rice terraces and villages of the ethnic minorities that live here. Sapa itself is full of charm and provides plenty of opportunity for exploration.
Accomodation:  Overnight on train
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner.

Vietnam Railways

Day 03: LAO CAI – SAPA (B,L)
Arrive at Lao Cai railways station early in the morning then transfer to Sapa (1 hour), home to more than 30 colorful hill tribes (Black H’mong, Flower H’mong, Red Dao, Zay,Tay, Xa Pho….) and to Vietnam’s highest peak:Fansipan mountain
Visit the unique Sa Pa Market where Red Dzao, Black Hmong, Tay, Xa Pho ethnic minority people living in different mountain and valleys have clustered to trade their goods. These people are still wearing colorful pattern dress in their tradition way.
In the afternoon we get off the beaten track, trek into this mountainous region to visit the ethnic village of Cat Cat. Along the way we traverse several rustic villages and see many mountaineers doing their daily works such as logging, herding buffalo and tilling the field. The blend of verdant mountain backdrop and colourful population makes for an unimaginable view. This area, which still remains unspoiled, offers magnificent scenery. In the evening we attend the extraordinary Love Fair if it’s on Saturday night.
Accomodation:  Overnight on train
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.tavan-laocai

Day 04: SAPA – HANOI (B)ky-quan2
After breakfast, we spend a full day to visit the surrounds of Sapa: light trekking to explore scenic village Lao Chai and Ta Van of Black H’Mong and Zay hill tribe  where we will enjoy a walk and discover the traditional & livestyle of welcoming people. Late afternoon transfer to Lao Cai railway station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Accomodation:  Overnight on train
Meal: Breakfast.

Day 05: HANOI (B)
Arrive in Hanoi around 5AM. Pick-up and transfer to hotel. Relax and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel.

Tour ends.

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