Day 1: Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 20:00 and transferred to the train station. From here, you take a night train to Lao Cai. The night train leaves at 21:10. Overnight stay on train in a 4-berth soft sleeper cabin.
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat village - Sapa.
Pick-up from Lao Cai train station in a shared bus going to Sapa. At Sapa, checking in to Cat Cat hotel, time to take a shower or relax. Or simply walking around Sapa town to see the small market in the area. In the afternoon, taking a short trekking trip to visit Cat Cat village - home of Black H’Mong people. Black H’mong is one of the biggest and poorest minority groups in the Sapa area. But they are proud of their culture and stick to their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing.
Trekking distance: around 6km
Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village(B, L, D)
After having breakfast in the hotel we trek to Lao Chai village. On the way, stopping for lunch and relaxing. In the afternoon, continuing the trekking to Ta Van village to visit the Zay people. Zay is a small minority group who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. Vietnam's development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost, but many Zay women still wear traditional shirts which a purple, blue or green. Dinner and spending the night in a local stilt house in Ta Van.
Trekking around: around 12km
Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa. Night train to Hanoi(B, L)
On the this day, we walk to Giang Ta Chai village, where you can see the Red Dao people. The women of Red Dao have a very colorful red embroideries, coins on their clothing, and on their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because a hairless face is considered, by the the Red Dao people, to be very beautiful. Making a stop for lunch before leaving Giang Ta Chai and driving towards Sapa. In Sapa you will check-in at Cat Cat Hotel to take a shower and relax before leaving for Hanoi. Drive in the shared bus to the train station, and heading back on the night train to Hanoi. Arriving at Hanoi the next morning, where tour ends.
(B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)