- Night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai then 3 day tour to explore Sapa hill-tribes-
This tour is for 2 days and 3 nights; 2 nights experience will be overnight on the classic night trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai & back. This is one of the world’s unique rail trips. The 2nd night is spent staying at a hotel in Sapa town. The 2 day tour is to discover Sapa’s dramatic scenery of imposing mountains, endlessly-green valleys, rice terraces, waterfalls & hill tribe villages. We will do easy trekking to ethnic minority villages ( Hmong, Red Dzao, Dzay & Tay’s village) where we explore this most attractive of landscapes & the large multi-cultural tribes of Sapa with their unique (languages, cultures, style of colourful clothes, customs and traditions.
Pick up location: From your hotel mostly located in central Hanoi
Duration: 2 days & 3 nights
Travel route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa - Hanoi
Distance from Hanoi to Sapa: Around 414 km ( Hanoi – Lao Cai by train: 376 KM , Lao Cai to Sapa: 38 km by car / van
Night Train duration: Around 8.30 hours / one way
Train Schedule: Hanoi departs at 22:00 PM & Lao Cai arrival at 6:30 AM, Lao Cai departs: 21:00 & Hanoi arrival at 5:30 AM.
Driving time: 15 minutes from the hotel to Hanoi train station by Taxi, 1 hour by private car / van from Lao Cai to Sapa, 15 minutes from Cat Cat village to Sapa town and Ta Van to Sapa which takes 35 minutes.
Languages: English Speaking Tour Guide
Tour ends: Tour will end at Hanoi train station. The morning hotel & taxi will be arranged by yourselves after the train arrives in Hanoi.
Visiting places: Sapa town, Stone church, Sapa town market, The Cat Cat villages, Lao Chai Villages Black Hmong & Ta Van Villages Giay villages.
Tour activity: Trekking and visiting to learn the culture, history & traditions of the local tribal peoples. Opportunities to take photographs and enjoy local foods.
The quality is guaranteed: The deluxe cabin with 4 (four) soft sleeping berths, the hotel is 3 or 4 (three or four) star and high up for views. The local tour guide is helpful, friendly and speaks good English, 2 bottles of mineral water are complimentary gifts per day of tour, New transportation with A/C is a 7 seater & 16 seater Van & the Driver is experienced and most careful.
WHAT TO BRING & WEAR:
Camera, hat, sun-cream, trekking shoes, warm coat, raining coat and insect repellent cream.
If travellers are Vegetarian or allergic to some foods or have a special request please inform the travel consultant when you decide on this tour.
Must keep the garbage in the bin, do not throw it in the rivers, streams or anywhere else at villages.
Show respect to local people; do not take photos of local people without asking them first.
The local vendors in hill-tribe villages and Sapa town may follow you to sell something, Please do not respond to them if you do not want to buy.
There are places that are slippery and steep on the trekking way in the remote hill-tribe villages, will you please reflect on your waking & trekking capability “Can I do it.” If you can, please come and enjoy these treasures of the Sapa Hill Tribes with us!
This is a 4 day long trip. But actually, we have 2 days and 1 night in Sapa, and 2 stays overnight on the train.
INSTANT SUPPORT OR TESTIMONIALS TO SAY ABOUT US:
Call at Impress Travel Vietnam Tour General Manager – Mr. Alex: +84-912 379 189