Tour code: BH 02E
Departure dates: Every Thursday
Destination: Bac Ha trek, Ta Van Chu village, Can Cau market, Sapa, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Tour type: Private/ Group Tour
Tour price: USD $/person
Night 1( Thursday)
21:00 – Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Tulico Express Train or equivalent trains. Overnight on the A/c soft sleeper cabin. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request)
Day 1 (Friday)
Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu (B/L/D)
Arrive Lao Cai, having breakfast then heading to Bac Ha. We begin a day trek to Ban Pho village where the residents are Flower Hmong, discover their life and get closer to their inhabit to understand more about their colorful life. Have lunch in a local house.
In the afternoon, we continue to trek towards Ta Van Chu village to have a cozy home stay here.
Trekking: 17km .
Day 2 (Saturday)
Ta Van Chu – Can Cau market (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will set off on trails to visit Can Cau marke. Every Saturday, the different ethnic minorities: Flower Hmong, Phu La, La Chi, Tay...come all here to sell domestic animal: buffalo, dog, cat, chicken,.. Picnic lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will take a boat cruise upstream the Chay River to see wonderful landscape by riversides and explore ethnic villages. Your vehicle will be waiting for you at a harbor for the journey back to Sapa.
Dinner and overnight in Sapa.
Trekking: 8Km, 1,5 hours boat cruise
Day 3 (Monday)
Sapa – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi (B/L/D)
Breakfast in a hotel, we walk around the town to ancient church, central market, buying some souvenirs: brocade, herbal tea,...Lunch in a chic restaurant.
We embark on a lovely trekking downhill to Cat Cat village, visit the Black Hmong people and the spectacular waterfall. Return to Sapa town then to Lao Cai station. Dinner in a local restaurant before getting on board of night train.
Overnight train back to Ha Noi.
Tour price includes:
+ English speaking H'Mong people guide
+ All transportation and transfers
+ Train tickets
+ Meals as indication
+ Entrance fees and permits where applicable
+ Bottle of water on coach/trek
Tour price excludes :
+ Pre & Post trip accommodation
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips and expenses
+ Travel insurance
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade...