Cat Cat - Lao Chai - Ta Van Tour 2 Days/3 Nights, Sapa Tours, Sapa Trips
Route: Sapa - CatCat - Lao Chai - TaVan
Tour Duration: 2 days / 3 nights
Sapa is the most popular place to go in the Far Northwest amongst budget travelers and packages tourists alike. By using Sapa as a base you can hike off to more remote ‘traditional’ hill tribe villages and sometimes you will be offered a bed in a village for the night. Sapa was originally built as a hill station in the early part of this century and, in winter, gets bitterly cold.Sprawling near the banks of a river, Can Cau Market is a clearly defined shantytown, packed with crude stalls covered with thatched roofs.
The start of a few simple settlements can be seen high above, many of whose residents now make their weekly pilgrimage to the market. We are only 9kms from the Chinese border and some traders make the journey across from China on horsebackThe Sunday market in Bac Ha is where you'll want to stock up on water buffalo, pigs and horses.
Once you're all set, you can browse for bottles of local firewater (made from rice, cassava or corn) or handicrafts made by some of the 10 Montagnard groups living near here - Flower Hmong, Dzao, Giay (Nhang), Han (Hoa), Xa Fang, Lachi, Nung, Phula, Thai and Thulao.Bac Ha is a less crowded alternative to Sapa, and arriving midweek makes for a relaxing visit. Around 700m above sea level, the highlands around Bac Ma are somewhat warmer than Sapa.
To know about handicrafts made by some of the 10 Montagnard groups living near here - Flower Hmong,
Dzao, Giay (Nhang), Han (Hoa), Xa Fang, Lachi, Nung, Phula, Thai and Thulao.
will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people.
You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs.
Night 1: Hanoi – Laocai train station
Car will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station to catch the night train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai station.Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Cat Cat Village (B, D)
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6.30. Take a transfer to Sapa. Having breakfast and relax before explore Sapa Town. In the afternoon, take a 2km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of H?mong Ethic. Meeting & talking with locals to learn more about their daily life.
Day 2: Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages (B, L, D)
Our land cruise will take you to visit Black H'mong Villages at Lao Chai San and Lao Chai (15km from Sapa). Take trekking touring around village. Follow footpath to Giay Village in Ta Van. Trek back to main road and the car take you back to Sapa. Overnight at an AC 4 berth soft sleeper train to Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi arrive
Arrive in Hanoi early morning. Check-in at Lucky or Hong Ngoc Hotel for breakfast and bathing (check-out time at Lucky or Hong Ngoc Hotel is 12 noon).
3 - 4 Pax
5 - 6 Pax
Valid until 31st Octorber 2010
Accommodation (double or twin sharing) in places as indicated in program
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
All transportation as indicated in program
All guided sightseeing fees as per itinerary
English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
Train ticket: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 berth cabin, A/C)
Visa fee to Vietnam
Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
Other meals, drinks and personal expenses
Late check out & early check in for all accommodation at the places (Normaly check in: at 14:00 PM and check out at 12:00 PM)
All other services are not made on the written form