SAPA – CATCAT – LAO CHAI – TAVAN – GIANG TA CHAI VILLAGE

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SAPA – CATCAT – SIN CHAI – LAO CHAI – TAVAN

(3 Nights - 2 Days)

Introduction

Lao Chai village: Located 7 Kms from Sapa, it is quite approachable from Sapa for travelers who do not have much time. In this village which you will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs.

Ta Van is located in the northern province of Lao Cai, about 5 kilometers from Sapa, at an altitude of 1, 816 meters. This province borders the province of Yunnan in south-west China, and the indigenous people here share many cultural features with their Chinese neighbors.

Night 1: A Mini Bus will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to the Ha Noi Train Station to get the night train to Lao Cai station.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Catcat- Sinchai (B, L, D)

Our Driver meets you at the Lao Cai train station, and you depart for Sa Pa by minibus. Arriving in Sa Pa mid-morning, have breakfast and our guide takes you to visit two Black H’mong villages (Cat Cat & Sin chai Villages) and a waterfall. There, you will have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French. After that, it’s back to Sa Pa for lunch In the evening, you’re free to do as you wish. You can explore the town of Sa Pa.

Night 2:Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Laochai – Tavan- Sapa – Hanoi (B, L, D)

After breakfast, our guide takes you to villages populated by H’mong and Dzay peoples, respectively called Lao Chai and Ta Van.

You’ll have lunch either with an ethnic minority family or on the way back to Lao Cai to catch a night train back to Ha Noi, arriving the next early morning.

Night 3: Hanoi (B)

Getting back to Hanoi from Sapa trip so early at around 5am. Tour ends.

Rate per person: 45USD/pax

(This rate doesn’t include train/bus ticket Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi)

Includes:

  • Hotel/Homestay in Sapa
  • Meals as mentioned (2B: Breakfast, 2L: lunch, 2D: Dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Services Charge
  • Bus/van pick up from the villages

Excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport from Hanoi to Sapa and Return
  • Single Supplement

What to bring:

  • Sun Block
  • Wide brim hat
  • Camera + Film
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Original Passport

SAPA – CATCAT – LAO CHAI – TAVAN – GIANG TA CHAI VILLAGE

(3 days - 4 nights)

Night 1 : Hanoi - Laocai (Overnight on the train)

19h30 -20h30: Mini Bus pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at at 9:50 PM to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.(4 people/cabin)

Day 1: Laocai -Sapa - Laochai - Tavan Village

Picked up at Laocai Station early in the morning by our bus. Arrive at Sapa round 8:00 AM; Breakfast in Sapa Submit Hotel, you can take shower before the trip starts,

10h30am  get to Laochai village. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Visit the H'mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep on going a long the valley to get to Tavan village to visit the Dzay minority.

Night 2:Stay the night in Tavan village at a Dzay family.

Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.

Day 2: TaVan - GiangTaChai (5 hours trekking, 14 km, 2 villages)

Get up early in the morning to enjoy the daily life of the ethnic minorities in the village.

After Breakfast; take the road to GiangTaChai village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths between terraces and through bamboo forests.

Have lunch. Amazing sceneries and beautiful waterfall are to be seen in the afternoon before going to the main road, where you will be picked up by motorbike/jeep

 On the way back to Sapa, enjoy visiting the ancient stone circle where stones are decorated with ancient carvings.

Night 3:Check in hotel and enjoy the night in the mountain

Day 3: Catcat - Laocai - Hanoi (Overnight on the train)

Breakfast at hotel, morning is free to explore the town on your own.

After lunch you will check out and leave your luggage at hotel

Then trek down to Cat Cat and Sin chai villages of Black H’mong tribe. Visit h’mong hydro electric built by French and enjoy the waterfall in Catcat & very beautiful scenery along the way

Night 4:Then back to Sapa and refresh with a shower before transfer to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi around 5.00 AM. Tour ends

Rate per person: Ask for more detail

Includes:

  • Private car/mini van
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as per program
  • Accommodation : 1 night in Home stay, 1 night in 2* Hotel

Excludes:

  • Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
  • Insurance, personal expenses & tips
  • Transports from Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi

What to bring:

  • Sun Block
  • Wide brim hat
  • Camera + Film
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Original Passport