(7 days/ 6 nights)
AM: Meet your tour guide at Noi Bai International Airport. Pick up and transfer to Ha Noi city centre. Have lunch.
PM: Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake and Ha Noi Old Quarter by trishaw and walking around.
Check in your hotel. Have dinner by yourself.
Day 2: MAI CHAU – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (B, L, D)
AM: After breakfast, transfer to Mai Chau. Arrive in Mai Chau, visit Pom Coong, and Lac villages. Welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Have lunch.
PM: Come back Ha Noi city. Take a shower and have dinner before catching night train to Lao Cai.
Day 3: LAO CAI – LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGE (B, L, D)
AM: Arrive at Lao Cai railway Station in the early morning, our car and local tour guide will take you to Sa Pa. Have breakfast.
After breakfast, start to trek around 2,5 hours to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van, explore the life of ethnic minorities; admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Have lunch.
Option: Use motorbike taxi transfer from Lao Chai to Ta Van home stay: pay extra from usd 5 to usd 10 (the price can change depend on route).
PM: Check in home stay at Ta Van. Have dinner and overnight at Ta Van Village.
Day 4: SA PA – SILVER WATERFALL (B, L, D)
AM: After breakfast, we take a car to visit Sa Pa ancient rock with engraved images big- small rocks, unique patterns of the ancients; admire the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic. Continue to visit Tram Ton Pass and Silver Waterfall. Have lunch.
PM: Transferring to Bac Ha.
Have dinner and overnight in Sa House.
Day 5: BAC HA – CAN CAU MARKET – NIGHT TRAIN TO HA NOI (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to Can Cau Market (opens every Saturday). Located just below the Chinese border, it is a colorful, vibrant market where you will encounter minority peoples such as the Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Nung, Phu La and even Chinese people from across the border. All kinds of goods are traded here, from fabrics to various types of livestock to the powerful local corn wine. Have lunch.
PM: Transfer to Lao Cai railway station, take a shower and have dinner before catching night train to Ha Noi.
Day 6: HA NOI – NINH BINH (L, D)
AM: Arrive in Ha Noi railway Station in the early morning; car picks up to restaurant and have breakfast (pay by yourself).
8:00 – 8:30 Transfer to Ninh Binh.
PM: Drive back to Ha Noi and arrive at your hotel around 18:00.
Check in hotel. Have dinner and overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 7: HOME SWEET HOME (B)
You have free time before transferring to Noi Bai International airport. End of tour.
Tour price includes:
– Full transportation as tour program indicated.
– Meals as listed in tour program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
– Soft sleeping bed with A/C on train: Ha Noi – Lao Cai 2 ways (4 persons share 1 cabin)
– Accommodation (Twin or Double shared rooms at hotel) with breakfast.
+ Homestay at Ta Van (shared house)
+ Sa House in Bac Ha
+ 3 star Hotel in Hanoi
– Boat trip and entrance fees.
– English speaking guide in Ha Noi and Sa Pa (Lao Cai)
– Mineral water during the tour.
– Tips for tour guide and driver (usd 3/pax/day)
Tour price excludes:
– International flight tickets and airport taxes.
– Visa and visa arrangement.
– Travel insurance, telephone, and other personal expenses…