Evening pick up from Hanoi hotel for the evening transfer for the train from Hanoi to Lao Cai on the Chinese border. Overnight train (Tulico) in air-conditioned 4 berth shared sleeper.
An early arrival at Lao Cai where a local car meets you for your transfer. A 1-hour drive through winding hills brings you to Sapa. Approx 10 am we leave the hotel and start trekking. Later you will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as a swim in the river nearby. Overnight in Bamboo Hotel (3 star) or similar.
Today is your choice to visit one of the areas weekly markets, which are very much a social event. After spending the morning exploring the market, a simple lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch return to Sapa with time at leisure before your transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Arrive early morning in Hanoi where you will be met for a transfer to your hotel.
share twin - Standard 4 days ex Hanoi
Private Tour - Departures daily
One-way transfer from Hanoi hotel to train station, return train in shared sleeper compartment, 1 night in a tourist class hotel in Sapa, 1-day trek with local Sapa based English speaking guide, breakfast on day 2, and breakfast & lunch day 3, Market tour and transfer to Lao Cai, Hanoi train station to hotel transfer.