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Night 1: Be escorted to the railway station by Best Of Indochina Travel staff for boarding the train to travel up Lao Cai city.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van  villages (B,L,D)
5.00: Arrive at Lao Cai Train station in the early morning. Be picked up by your tour guide and taken an 01hr drive to Sapa.6.00: Leave the luggage in your hotel then enjoy breakfast and take a shower in a local restaurant nearby. Strolling around the town to fresh up and make friend with friendly locals.

9.30: Start trekking to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages down in Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – the highest peak of Vietnam and Indochina. Trek through the villages of Black H’mong ethnic minority to learn the way people weaving and embroidering their clothes. Have a break in a local restaurant for lunch then keep going down to enjoy colourful rice paddy fields and reach Ta Van village where the Dzay ethnic people inhabited.

15.30: Be picked up by private car to get back to Sapa for checking-in. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to discover the town (Dragon Mount, Orchid garden, the market…)
Night 2 : Overnight in hotel in town.

Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Ta Phin  villages (B,L,D)
9.30: After breakfast in the hotel, start visiting Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages. Trek through lush rice terraces towards villages, experience Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Then back to Hotel.
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4.00: Take a drive to Ta Phin village (12km from Sapa) where the Red Dzao people live to learn more about the culture, custom and their daily life. Have a good choice of buying woven and textile brocades which are locally hand-made. Pay a visit to one of the local family to experience the true life of the Red Dzao. 

16.00: Back to sapa for a shower then be transferred to Laocai city. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant close by the railway station the board a night train back to Hanoi.
Night 3: Night train back to Hanoi 

Day 3: Sapa - Hanoi 
The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning, Hanoi City Palace staff will pick you up, and escort you back to the hotel 
Tour ends. 

Prices (US$)
Private group Standard Superior
1 person  365/ person 390/ person
2 persons  255/ person 275/ person
3 persons  245/ person 265/ person
4 persons  235/ person 260/ person

Included: Private transfers, 02 round trip train tickets in a 4 soft-sleeper shared-cabin*, Speaking English tour guide, admission fees, meal as mentioned in the itinerary.

Excluded: Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses. Tips are welcome!

What to bring:  Passport, comfortable footwear for trekking, insect repellent, rain gears, hat, sun cream, warm clothing.

- Standard option
: 2,5 stars Hotel,
- Superior option: Chau Long Hotel – 4 stars
- Should you would like to charter the whole cabin to have more privacy aboard, there will be a surcharge of USD80 x 2 person.
- Group tour is also available with similar itinerary at USD185 per persom, please contact us for further information

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