Sapa is home to various families of flowers of captivating colours, which can be found nowhere else in the country. When Tet, the Lunar New Year Festival, comes, the whole township of Sapa is filled with the pink colour of peach blossom brought from the vast forests of peach just outside the town. Sapa is regarded as the kingdom of orchids. Here, orchid lovers are even amazed by the choice, when trekking in the forest filled with several hundred kinds of orchids of brilliant colours and fantastic shapes, such as Orchid Princess, Orchid of My Fair Lady’s Shoe. Some orchids are named after lovely singing birds such as the canary, salangane’s nest, and more.
The night before 8.00 pm, we pick you up at your hotel and take you to Hanoi Train Station for night train to Sapa. You take overnight on soft lay down cabin. (If you prefer to take soft sleeper in wooden 4berth sharing cabin*, pls advise in advance)
Day 1: LaoCai – Sapa trekking (B, L, D)
06.00: You arrival Lao Cai Station. Our guide meets you at Lao Cai train station and departs for Sapa by car. Arriving in Sapa mid – morning, you’ll check in the hotel. Breakfast.
13.00: After lunch, our guide takes you to visit two Black H’mong villages and a waterfall. There you’ll have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built be the French. Then we’ll be back to Sapa for dinner. In the evening, you’re free to do as you wish, you can explore the town of Sapa and we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market (only on Saturday night).
Cooking and enjoy dinner with Local Family. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa trekking – night train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
07.00: After breakfast, our guide takes you to the villages populated by H’mong and Dzao people, respectively called Lao Chai and Ta Van
11.00: You’ll have lunch either with an ethnic minority family or on the way back to Lao Cai to catch a night train back to Hanoi.
We arrive in Hanoi the next morning at 5.00 am. End of services.