Visit The Ethnic Minority Villages
- Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
- Day 2: Hanoi City Tour And Night Train To Sapa.
- Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Visit The Ethnic Minority Villages.
Day 1 – Hanoi arrival (Dinner)
Arrival at Hanoi airport, you will be met by your guide on the other side of Immigration Arrival check point. If time permits, enjoy a brief driving orientation tour of Hoan Kiem Lake (Returned Sword Lake), the French Quarter and Old Quarter of Hanoi en – route to your hotel.
You can use the next few hours to rest or explore the surrounding on your own or take a Cyclo ride through the Old Town of Hanoi.
Welcome dinner in a fine restaurant hosted by Vietnam Explorient Travel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2 – Hanoi City tour and night train to Sapa (Breakfast)
For the early risers, may we suggest a stroll along the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. Where each early morning, groups of locals gather to do their exercises along the lovely tree lined promenade. You may cross over the red bridge at the north end to Ngoc Son Temple and the Tortoise Tower on a small island.
After breakfast, you will have a full day of your own to see the city so good walking shoes are a must. You will have many options to choose from:
- Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
- Ho Chi Minh’s (HCM) Mausoleum and Presidential Palace
- HCM’s Stilt House
- One Pillar Pagoda
- Ethnology Museum
- Opera House
- Hoa Lo prison which is also known as the “Hanoi Hilton”
- West Lake & Pagoda
Attend a Water Puppet show this evening then have a leisurely dinner while waiting for the 21:00 departure on the deluxe Night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train in air conditioned cabin.
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Cabin with AC
Day 3 – Lao Cai – Sapa – Visit the ethnic minority villages (Breakfast)
The train will pull in around 6:00 at Lao Cai station, near the border of China, you will be met by your driver for the 38 miles drive to Sapa, the premier destination of northwest Vietnam.
Enjoy your breakfast while waiting for hotel check-in, catch a few hours of rest or venture out to discover the beautiful mountain landscapes and ethnic minority groups of Sapa. Your guide will take you on 2 hours trekking to the village of Cat Cat & Sin Chai from here you will trek down to the valley among the terraced fields and meet the hill tribes people, get to know their way of life, cultures and traditions. Get back to Sapa town in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa