SAPA – LAO CHAI – TAVAN – CATCAT VILLAGES HOMESTAY
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 19h.30 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.
Day 1 : Laocai -Sapa -Catcat village – Laochai – Tavan Village (B,L,D)
Picked up at Laocai Station early in the morning by our bus. Arrive at Sapa round 8:00 AM; Breakfast. Start at 11:00 AM by jeep to the first village of the black H’mong (Catcat), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Take the paths along the valleys between mountains to get to Laochai village. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Visit the H’mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Continue going to Tavan village to visit the Dzay minority. Stay the night in Tavan village at a Dzay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.
6 hours trekking 17 km, 3 villages.( Overnight at Tavan village )
Day 2 : TaVan -GiangTaChai – Sapa town( 5 hours trekking, 12 km, 2 villages.)(B,L)
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the daily life of the ethnic minorities in the village. Breakfast; take the road to GiangTaChai village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths between terraces and through bamboo forests. Visit silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, visit the people in the village and then cross MuongHoa River up to the mountain to visit the last village of the trek – Supan village of the H’mong. Get back to Sapa by jeep. Free time for shopping in Sapa market . 16h00 transfer to Lao cai station for overnight train back hanoi . Arrive at 5h00 , the end of the great trip at station.
– Train tickets 2 ways (soft sleepers, aircondition cabin 04 berth – Dong Viet Express Train )
– Tranport by bus Laocai – Sapa, Sapa – Laocai.
– Accomodation at local people house
– All meals as dedicated itineary
– Permission fees to sleep in village
– Entrance fees to the villages.
– English speaking guide.
– Jeep go and back as timetable. (Motorbike for group of 1 person)
Drinks, Phone calls and other private expenses