Vietnam: Sapa Excursion

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Day 1: Overnight train to Lao Cai

From Hanoi, you'll be transferred to the rail station for your late evening ride to Sapa. You'll stay in a superior cabin with four beds, which you will share (ask us about a private cabin).
Meals: None
Lodging: Victoria Train or similar 

Day 2: Lao Cai Arrival & Sapa

Arrive in the early morning at Lao Cai station near the Chinese border and then take a scenic drive to the hill station of Sapa. You’ll see the Black H’Mong and Red Dao hill tribe people dressed in their colorful traditional clothing. After checking into the hotel and having breakfast, begin a walking tour through the market where hill tribe people from villages afar converge on Saturdays. Continue towards Cat Cat village, home to the Black H’Mong hill tribe people. You will then walk back to the hotel for your overnight in Sapa. 
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Victoria Hotel or similar

Day 3: Sapa & Overnight Train to Hanoi

In the morning, take a drive to Bac Ha, with a 30-minute en route visit to the Phong Hai market. Upon arrival in Bac Ha, visit the colorful Sunday market where hill tribe people such as the Flower Hmong, Phu La, and Dao Tuyen gather to exchange goods. After lunch, drive to Trung Do and trek two and a half miles to visit its Tay minority village. From the village, go by boat up the Chay River to see the beautiful caves and the Raining Waterfall. Late this evening, transfer to the train station in Lao Cai where you board the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast
Lodging: Victoria Train or similar

Day 4: Hanoi / Onward

You are met at the train station and transferred to your hotel or the airport for your onward flight. 
Meals: None
Lodging: None