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||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
||Hanoi – Lao cai - Bac Ha Market( Sunday) – Simacai Market( Sunday) – Sapa.
The guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or airport and transfer to Hanoi station where you catch the night train to Lao Cai. Arriving in Laocai in the early morning, you will be welcomed by a local guide named Viet and your driver. Having breakfast at the local restaurant before heading for Bac Ha and Simacai Markets which are from 60km to 85km from Lao Cai. These are very beautiful and colorful markets where you can meet the flower Hmong with colorful clothes, blue Hong, Nung, Tay, Phu La tribes. Especially, these markets take place only one time per week. I highly recommend you to spend more time at Simacai Market which is 23 km further from Bac Ha and locates close to China border. It is not affected by tourist activities , everything seems to be preserved there. No tourist knows about this Market, you will be strongly attracted by the real native activities there. After 3 hours discovering these markets, you will be transferred to Ban Pho village which is inhabited by Flower Hmong, trekking about 5km around village to discover their own culture, custom as well tradition as well as see great view along the village road. Returning to Bac Ha town to have lunch before driving to Trung Do village to have a hour trekking before getting the boat at the end the village to discover the Chay river and Fairy cave. Meeting driver at the last boat station. Being driven to China border before being transferred to Sapa in the late afternoon. Check in the hotel and have free time to discover the Sapa town in your own. Sleeping in Sapa
||Sapa – Laochai – Tavan – Giang Ta Chai villages - Sapa
Breakfast at the hotel. Head for the Muong Hoa valley by jeep or trekking along the mountain trails or main road ( up to you) to visit three villages: Lao chai , Tavan and Giang Ta Chai villages which are stayed by three different tribes Black Hmong, Red Dzao and Dzay . Today, you will be strongly attracted by amzing landscapes of rice terraces and huge mountains along the way. Picnic lunch will be served along the way or at the local family in the second village before trekking through bamboo forest to see Giang Ta Chai village, stopping off to see a picturesque waterfall and suspension bridge. Walking up to the main road main take a car back to Sapa.
||Sapa – Cat Cat village – Silver and Love waterfall – Heaven gate.
In the morning, you will trek or go by car ( up to you) to visit Cat Cat village which are inhabited by Black Hmong tribe, ( there are two routes to go to this village: main road and mountain trails). A long the way, we will go to visit some native houses to discover the local culture, tradition and custom as well as study how the tribe people make handicraft from natural material such as: hemp, indigo. Continuing to trek down hill to visit waterfall where we can take a rest and watch the local performance at the former hydropower which was built by French before walking to visit Fairy Stream along the mountain trails. Returning to Sapa tour to have lunch. In the afternoon, you will go by car to visit Silver waterfall which is about 14km from Sapa, this is the highest waterfall in Sapa and locating at the heigh of 1800m above sea level, continuing to drive to Love waterfall which locates in Hoang Lien National Park you have to walk about 1.5km along the National from the car parking but you will be not tired because the landscape is very amazing. This waterfall is great place for swimming. After waterfall, you will be taken to Heaven gate, the highest point in Vietnam by road where you can get very beautiful view with many mountains. Returning to Sapa town to have shower and dinner before going to train station to catch the night train to Hanoi.
My family have traveled numerous places annually. We have come across many tour guides but one are as excellent as Mr. Viet who is a local guide in Sapa but he knows every things in other areas of Vietnam. Last time, he arranged the package tour for us in whole Vietnam for a month and that was the best trip in our eyes. That is the golden service and good price. Viet Speaks English very excellent. Moreover, he is a warm, hospitable, friendly,helpful,genuine and knowledgeable guide. His knowlege of Sapa as well as Vietnam about tradition, culture, custom and history is very rich. We have studied a lot from him. If you have plan to go to Sapa or Vietnam, I highly recommend you to contact to him. Here is his information:
email: email@example.com, his handphone: +(84)974839873 and his website: vietsapatravel.com
He can arrange everything for you and the whole trip in Vietnam,too.