This tour combines a wonderful journey on board the Victoria Express train with a 4 star hotel plus a local homestay /guesthouse accommodation. A 2 day trek among colourful ethnic villages and spectacular scenery, will leave you with wonderful memories.
Pick up from your Hanoi hotel for the transfer to the train station. Overnight ‘Victoria Express’ train from Hanoi to Lao Cai on the Chinese border. A shared 4-berth air conditioned compartment is reserved. The Victoria Express is billed as Vietnam’s Orient Express offering personalised service with well appointed compartments.
This morning arrive at Lao Cai where a Victoria Coach meets the train for the transfer to Sapa. A one-hour drive through the winding hills brings you to Sapa, a small town which is the centre point of the surrounding villages. The day is yours free to explore this delightful town high in the mountains.
Overnight at Victoria Sapa Hotel.
This morning depart Sapa and walk through the rolling hills witnessing daily life as you stroll between ethnic villages. Mist often swirls around the hills as local villagers tend their farms and animals and go about their daily life. The trek is easy for anyone of average fitness. Good walking shoes with good tread and a day pack is all that is required. Overnight at a local family’s homestay/guesthouse .
Continue walking the hills on your return to Sapa. On return to Sapa board the Victoria bus back to Lao Cai for the overnight Victoria train to Hanoi.
Early morning arrival in Hanoi – package ends.
share twin – Superior 5 days ex Hanoi
Private Tour – Departures daily
One way Hanoi transfer to rail station, return train journey, 1 night in Sapa including breakfast daily, lunch and dinner on Day 3, Two-day trek with local English speaking guide.
The ‘Victoria Express’ train offers 4-berth shared compartments or you may like to upgrade to a 2-berth deluxe compartment – prices on application. Certain days of the week, the train offers a restaurant car with top service and amenities. The Victoria Train does not operate in either direction on a Saturday.
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