Day 1: HA NOI – ARRIVAL (-/-/D)
Arrival in Hanoi. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel in downtown Hanoi. In the evening we will have a Cyclo ride for a welcome dinner in a traditional restaurant, where Vietnamese delights will be served.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HA NOI – LAO CAI (B/L/-)
Full day Hanoi city tour. Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. We will visit the Ho- Chi-Minh-Mausoleum & -Museum, the One-Pillar-Pagoda and the historical Temple of Literature. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will come to see the History Museum continued by a Cyclo ride in the city center of Hanoi.
In the evening transfer to Hanoi railway-station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on the train
Day 3: LAO CAI – SAPA (B/L/-)
Arrival in Lao Cai at around 5:30 am. We will be transfered to Sapa, a hill station, which was founded in 1922. It is located in a beautiful valley close to the Chinese border. This stunning scenery is frequently shrouded in mist and home to diverse hill tribe communities. After check-in to the hotel and a breakfast we will walk to the colorful market where we can see H’mong minority people and Dao minority people selling regional products. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon we will test our walking ability with a four hours tour, walking down hill to the Muong Hoa valley. We will experience one of the most spectacular treks in Vietnam, with buffalo paths up and down hill. On the way we will enjoy stunning views of mountains and valleys. The first village we will visit is Lao Chai, a village of Black H’mong ethnic minority. We come to see the village’s catholic church and have a chat with the Black H’mong people before we continue trekking to Ta Van, a village of the Dzay ethnic minority. We visit a Dzay family and have a cup of tea before we walk up to the main road to take a jeep back to Sapa.
Overnight in Sapa
Day 4: SAPA - FANSIPAN (B/L/D)
Today we start the Fansipan conquest. In the morning we will trek down into the valley passing Cat Cat, a village of the Black H’Mong and acrossing the Linh Ho river, before we begin the ascent through rice fields into the bamboo forest. Picnic lunch will be served at an elevation of 2200 meters. In the afternoon we continue climbing towards 2900 meters where the bamboo forest ends and we have stunning views of the valleys and mountains around. Back down to the Fansipan camping site at 2800 meters. Dinner will be served in the forest.
Overnight in the camp
Day 5: FANSIPAN (B/L/D)
After the breakfast, we will start to our final challenge, ascent to the summit - 3143 meters above the sea level and the highest peak in all Indochina. We will be rewarded with an outstanding view into China and Laos.
Lunch is served en route. In the afternoon we return back to the camp where a delicious dinner will be prepared for us.
Overnight at the campsite
Day 6: FANSIAPAN - SAPA (B/L/-)
After breakfast we will continue to climb down towards Sapa, where a hot shower and cold drinks are waiting for us. After we had lunch in the hotel, the afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight in Sapa
Day 7: SAPA – HA NOI (B/L)
We leave Sapa by bus early in the morning at 8:00 am for Hanoi.
On the way we will pass beautiful landscapes and sceneries, and have some photo stops before we reach Hanoi in the late afternoon at around 15:30 pm.
lunch are served en route.
Optional: Day at leisure and night train back to Hanoi
Day 8: HA NOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Day at leisure
Transfer to airport for connecting flight go back home.
We charge 50% for child form 6 - 11 years old. Over 12 years old as adult.
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