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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 6 days
Maximum number of people: 2
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Your tour begins with its spectacular mountainous region surrounding Sapa. Rising mountains serrated by lush green rice paddies are hallmarks of this area. The vast expanse of green brought to life by its equally colorful indigenous hilltribes. Visits to local homes and walks through hilltribe villages in Bac Ha allow insight to the residents everyday lives. Learn about family practices, how to prepare locally produced foods and their symbiotic relationship with the land. Your final 2 nights are spent at the Pan Hu Lodge in Hoang Su Phi, an area of outstanding beauty. Wander through the nearby rice paddies and embark on a trek to the village of Nam Hong, stopping to meet a number of hilltribes along the way.
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Tour's Program

This evening transfer to Hanoi Train Station for the overnight train to Lao Cai, the gateway to Sapa.
Overnight on the train.

On arrival in the border town of Lao Cai transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. Transfer by road uphill along the national road 4D for about 30 minutes to the Silver Waterfall. Enjoy the beauty of this wonder of nature, walk up the steps to higher elevation for marvelous scenery of the surrounding nature. For the adventurous continue up a steep trail surrounded by thick rain forest to enjoy views of the valley dotted with terraced paddies.
Continue by vehicle a few kilometers further to Heaven’s Gate and Tram Ton Pass. At 2684 m above sea level, the Tram Ton Pass is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. Walk for a beautiful view from both sides of Hoang Lien Son mountain range.
Depart by vehicle from Heaven’s Gate to return to Sapa. Stop along the way to visit O Quy Ho known for the different kinds of vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and even medicinal plants grown here.
Transfer back to your hotel in Sapa. Rest of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. Overnight in Sapa.
After breakfast, you'll visit a local market. The market offers a variety of local products, which could not be found in others areas such as an interesting animal market where pot-bellied pigs, cows and buffalos can be seen.
Continue your tour to have a short walk to a hill-tribe village. Here you’ll have the opportunity to visit some local homes to understand more on the daily life of these tribes as well as their culture and traditions.
Then transfer towards Bac Ha where you will be spending the night. Overnight in Bac Ha.

This morning depart for Ha Giang which is one of the most remote provinces in Vietnam, consisting of breath-taking scenery and a colourful array of hill tribes and vibrant local markets.
Continue to the Pan Hou Lodge located in the stunning Hoang Su Phi area which offers breath-taking scenery and colourful hill tribe life.
On arrival in Hoang Su Phi check into Pan Hou Lodge, freshen up, and then take an afternoon’s walk through the rice terraces surrounding the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at the Pan Hou Lodge.
Early morning start on a trek to the local hill tribe village of Nam Hong (a total of approximately 4 hours of walking with 400 meter elevation gain and loss.)
This walk passes through the lush green forests, past small waterfalls, providing stunning views of terraced rice fields and cassava crops. Along the way meet members of the Long Tunic Dao, Man Ta Pan, Tay, and Flower H’mong groups.
Stop midway for a picnic lunch in a Man Ta Pan village in Nam Hong. The Nam Ta Pan is well known for tea producers.
After lunch the walk continues towards Giang Ha through a bamboo forest then down to the bottom of the Giang valley. Visit a Tay community with their stilted wooden houses. Return to the Pan Hou around 4 pm.
Dinner and overnight at the Pan Hou Lodge.
Following breakfast check out before the return drive to Hanoi. En-route back to the capital, enjoy a Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant. Arrive back in Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Private tours with local English speaking guide
Accommodation as mentioned
A/C transport throughout the tours
Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
Meals as indicated
Boat cruise as mentioned
Cold water and towel during the trip
Government tax & Service charge
International flight ticket
Visa stamps upon arrival
Other meals not mentioned
Tips & personal expenses
Other not stated above
Travel insurance

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