Day 1: Ha Noi -
Nghia Lo (~210 km, ~7 hrs) ( L )
07:00 - Depart from Hanoi through the
Red River Delta into the mountains of Yen Bai province
and on to Nghia Lo. The area is home to Thai, Nung,
H'mong, La Ha and Ma ethnic minority peoples. Overnight
in a hotel or guest house.
Day 2: Nghia Lo -
Than Uyen (~150 km, ~5 hrs) ( B, L )
Exploring the local market in Nghia
Lo is a good chance to shop for local handicrafts.
Today's drive is along an exciting stretch of road
which climbs over the mountain pass to Mu Cang Chai
past H'mong, La Ha and Dzao hill tribe communities.
At the bottom of the valley is the town of Than Uyen.
Overnight in a hotel or guest house.
Day 3: Than Uyen -
Sa Pa (~120 km, ~3 hrs) ( B, L )
The road follows the
Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and winds through tea
plantations and rice terraces as it hugs the Nam Ma
River. This stunning valley is dotted with Tay, Dzao
and H'mong hill tribe villages. Over the 1,900 meter
Tram Ton Pass to Sa Pa located in the breathtaking
Hoang Lien Son Mountains. Arrive Sapa in the afternoon.
Check in hotel. Free time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Sapa Trekking
- Banho - Overnight at village. ( B, L )
Breafast at hotel. Jeep
transfer from your hotel to TaVan village. Trek along
rice terraces, through a lush bamboo forest and past
local villages. Stop to enjoy a picnic lunch. After
lunch, trek to Ban Ho for an insightful night with
your Tay hosts, where you'll sleep in the cozy loft
complete with comfy mattress and a mosquito net. Overnight
Day 5: Sapa trekking
tour - Night train to Hanoi ( B, L )
Short trek to the dirt
road for the jeep ride back to Sa Pa. Explore the
town or go shopping in the market for local produce.
At 16:00 take the bus to Lao Cai.
Night train back to
Ha Noi (soft sleeper with air conditioning).
05:30 - Trip ends at
Ha Noi Railway Station.
Note : you can stay longer in Sapa for
more trekking or visit the CanCau market on
Saturday, Bacha market on Sunday, Cocly market