Day 1: (Fri) Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai
Stop At: Orient Express Train Hanoi – Sapa, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
You will be picked up at your hotel around 8:30pm and transferred to Hanoi Railway Station to take the night train from to Lao Cai. Sleep on the train.
Duration: 1 hour
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Night train to Sapa
Day 2: (Sat): Lao Cai - Can Cau - Bac Ha (B, L, D)
Stop At: Can Cau Market, Sapa Vietnam
Early arrival in Lao Cai, with a pick-up and transfer to Can Cau market (~2 hours). This small market is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and only about 4.5 miles (7 km) from China. The market shows the typical cultural features of the people living in the remote, mountainous areas in Vietnam. Furthermore, 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 lives" and this is also the time for them to chat, to exchange everything among different groups through cups of wine sold in the market, and have lunch there.
After that, transfer to Bac Ha. On the way, you'll spend time visiting a village of the Flower H'mong and then check in hotel in Bac Ha. You are free to explore the town, dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Hotel in Bac Ha
Day 3: (Sun): Bac Ha - Lao Cai - Sapa/Night train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Stop At: Bac Ha Market, Bac Ha 330000 Vietnam
After breakfast,you'll visit a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. This is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy the Bac Ha people's simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn, and different sorts of fruits such as plums, apples, and peaches. Leave the market for the H'mong King's house, King Hoang A Tuong, built by the French colonists and the Chinese in 1920. Return the town for lunch. In the afternoon, spend time visiting another village (Ban Pho village) and then get back to Sapa. On the way back, Stop over to see the Vietnamese and Chinese border in Lao Cai. Back to train station for the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train. Your tour ends with your train's arrival in Hanoi around 5:30am.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Night train to Hanoi