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Sapa Discovery - 4 Days

The Town in the Clound to meet colorful hill tribe minorities... 

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Featuring colorful hill tribe minorities, a myriad of trekking opportunities and set amongst stunning mountain scenery, Sapa is unlike anywhere else in Vietnam. To experience Sapa, travel north from Hanoi on the beautifully refurbished train and arrive in the former French hill station early the next morning. Over the next few days soak up the mountain air, explore local markets and visit colorful hill tribe villages. Whilst in Sapa stay at the Victoria Sapa Resort featuring beautiful sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Layer upon layer of green ridges fade into the distance, edged by sharp, rocky peaks. The region is home to several ethnic minority groups, all wearing their traditional and colorful attire.  The night train is good experience, but it is not comfortable as the Hotel room.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Adventurous overnight trains  

  • Gazing at Sapa’s beautiful mountainous landscape and

  • Meeting wonderful ethnic minority groups

  • Staying at deluxe Sapa Victoria resort

 

DAY 01 - HANOI/LAOCAI: You are picked up at your Hotel in Hanoi at 08.30 pm, then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 10 pm. Overnight on the train, deluxe Cabin.

 

DAY 02 - LAOCAI/SAPA HILL TRIBE VILLAGE TOUR: Train arrives at Laocai Railway Station at 06.00 am, have breakfast Victoria Express Dining Carriage before transfer to Cocly Market, the latest discovery market in the region offering a wide range of different colourful ethnic minorities, such as Hmong, Red Dzao, Tay, Phu La and Nung, there will be an exciting boat cruise winding you through a breathtaking out of this world landscape where the mountains grow from waters presenting their most hidden miseries including caves and tiny minorities. After a morning exploring the market, take a boat cruise on the Chay River stopping at a riverside cave and Trung village to meet Tay minority.  Picnic lunch then disembark at the Bao Nhai Bridge and continue to Sapa for the night.

 

DAY 03 - SAPA TOUR/NIGHT TRAIN DOWN HANO: Breakfast before private jeep transfer to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down river to visit hill tribe houses, experience their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people stay. Visit the village and learn their customs. Drive back to Sapa in afternoon for hot shower, relax before return back to Laocai railways station for night train down Hanoi.

 

DAY 04 - ARRIVAL IN HANOI: The train arrives in Hanoi at around 05.00am; you are picked & transferred to your Hotel.

 

VICTORIA SAPA RESORT: The four star Victoria Sapa Resort, the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, opened in March 1998. Built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace, the Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending perfectly with the natural surroundings. With its luxury dining and sleeping carriages, the Victoria Express Train is the ideal means of transportation to travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa). The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people. 

 

*This is sample itinerary with no selected accommodation suggested unless otherwise stated. Please contact our team to tailor this itinerary to your personal specifications.