Guest name : Mr Andrey Gunger
Group of 02 pax
Travel time: From 8th to 10th May 2013
Night 1, (8 May): Pick you up at hotel in Hanoi at 7:30pm for overnight Livitrans Express Train in deluxe 2 berths cabin to Lao Cai
Day1: (9th May) Ha Noi - Sa Pa – Love Waterfall – Cat Cat village (B/L/-)
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then drive uphill to Sa Pa. Check in to your hotel and enjoy breakfast. A 40 minute drive takes you to Tram Ton Pass at the height of 2047 meters above sea level (the highest pass in Vietnam) where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek 30 minutes through forest. Along the way you have many chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the stream you will arrive the Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sa Pa then return Tram Ton and drive back to Sa Pa. In the afternoon you will visit Cat Cat cultural village, just 3kms from Sa Pa town. A leisurely walk through the old village offers an overview of the traditional customs and practices of the ethnic Black H'mong minority. Stop by a stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station, constructed by the French during the colonial era in Viet Nam. Follow a dirt trail snaking through the mountain and enjoy spectacular scenery while trekking along a narrow river until you reach Y Linh Ho village, home of the Black H'mong minority. Take a rest by the Muong Hoa Stream before climbing toward the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
Night 2: A Sup Double cabin at Chau Long Sapa with daily breakfast
Day 2: (10th May)Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai (B/L/-)
Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serves tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities. In the afternoon the car will pick you up for the return journey to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sa Pa.
Night 3: (10th May) Overnight in deluxe 2 berth cabin on Livitrans ExpressTrain to Lao Cai to Hanoi
Arrive early morning (around 04:30 in Hanoi). Transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. Tour ends.
Private car transfers 7 seaters A/C as Sapa tour
Private taxe 4/7 seaters A/C from/to Hanoi station – your hotel in the Old Quarter
Round trip train tickets: Vip cabin 2berths Livitrans
All entrance fees
Local English speaking guide in Sapa
All meals as per program: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches
Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing
Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
Personal expenses & Tips