Travel on the overnight train to the town of Sapa, located in Lao Cai province. Here you will learn about the different minority villages in the region and witness the life of the locals, enjoy daily light hikes and take in the spectacular views of the mountains.
DAY 2: SAPA
Early this morning arrive at Lao Cai railway station and travel to Sapa for breakfast.
Head to Hau Thao village, where the Black Hmong people live. After a picnic lunch, hike towards Su Phan Village, enjoying the views over Muong Hoa Village. Return to Sapa and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. (B,L)
DAY 3: SAPA ETHNIC WEEKLY MARKET – DEPART HANOI
There are some weekly markets around Sapa: Coc Ly market on Tuesday, Cao Son market on Wednesday, Lung Khau Nhin on Thursday, Can Cau market on Saturday, Bac Ha market on Sunday, etc.
These markets deeply show the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam. Further more, you can enjoy seeing boys and girls in colorful costumes – different colors of the mountains. They attend the market in the hope of finding “the other halves of their life” and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different ethnic peoples through cups of wine sold in the market.
Later that, transfer back to Lao Cai for your night train back to Hanoi.
Spend overnight on train and our services end.