Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Sapa 2 Days 3 Nights Package Tour includes a visit to the Cao Son market and a day walk in Sapa. Take the night train from Hanoi, you arrive Lao Cai the following day, visit Cao Son market is open only on Wednesday. Enjoy a full day hike in Sapa before taking the night train to get back to Hanoi.
DAY 1: HANOI -> LAO CAI
20.30: Take the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on board train.
DAY 2: LAO CAI -> CAO SON -> SAPA
Arrival in Lao Cai train station early this morning, at about 5.00 am. Welcome by our local team and transfer to a local restaurant for early breakfast. Depart for Cao Son. The road condition is good but having many sharp bends which offers stunning scenery of the beautiful mountainous region along the border to China, especially the terraced rice paddies, tea farms and pine plantations…Arrive in Cao Son at about 10.00 am, right at the crowded time of the market. Join locals to enjoy the excitement of this weekly market to which local tribal peoples come to attend not only for shopping but also for socializing. Walk from section to sections, corner to corners, seeing and smelling of different local products such as spices; vegetable; farming tools; handicraft; and even medicinal herb…, meeting smiling peoples. The market is often over at 11.30 am, leaving the market place for a short walk to explore a charming village of the Flower Hmong nearby before lunch break. Leave Cao Son after lunch for 25 km road trip on a narrow tarmac which winds its way along the Chay River up and down mountains and valleys through the wild and fabulous land. Arrival back in Laocai, then keep driving uphill to Sapa. Spend the rest of the day walking around the town (on your own). Free dinner. Overnight in Sapa at hotel.
DAY 3: SAPA -> LAO CAI -> HANOI
After breakfast, you first sneak through the Sapa market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river. After lunch, you head toward Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. Picked up by car in Ta Van and brought back to Sapa town, then to Lao Cai train station. Take the overnight train to travel back to Hanoi. Free dinner. Overnight on board train.
DAY 4: ARRIVE HANOI
Arrive Hanoi train station early this morning at 4.10. Trip ends.