Night 1: 20h30 – Take a private coach to Hanoi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning).
Day 1: (Friday) Sa Pa - Tam Duong
6h00 - Arrive in Lao Cai. The bus trip to Sa Pa takes a little more than an hour giving you an idea of the impressive paddy fields panorama. Check into your hotel. Enjoy a lunch of local Vietnamese food.
13h00 - Start trekking to Cat Cat (4-5 km) and visit the ethnic group of Hmong people walking in the paddy –fields. After that, down into the valley, you can see the old hydroelectric power station building (Which was built by the French in 1925).
Leave Sa Pa at 15h00 for Tam Duong, hit the road up and down of Tram Ton Pass and drive through some ethnic villages.
Arrive at 17h00, check in the hotel. Dinner and sleep there.
Day 2 (Saturday): Tam Duong - Lai Chau
Departure at 8h00 to Lai Chau, visit Pa Tan market on the way.
Arrive Lai Chau at 12h30, check in Lan Anh hotel. Have lunch and take 1 hour walk to Da river for boating, riding over the waves at Da river for 2 hours then back to the town. Dinner and sleep at the hotel.
Day 3 (Sunday): Lai Chau - Sin Ho
Have breakfast and then leave at 6h30, drive up hill on the road to Sin Ho Sunday market, visit the market for the bustling swapping activities. Lunch and drive back to Sapa. At 18h00 - Bus from hotel in Sapa for Lao Cai (19h00).
21h00 to 22h00 - Night train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning).
Night 4: 05h00- Trip ends at Hanoi Railway Station.
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Accommodation (Hotel or home-stay),
Train tickets 2 ways Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning),
Transport by private jeep or minibus as tour program.
Excluded: Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone...)
Don’t forget: Passport, Sun cream, Light walking shoes