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TRIP CODE: CS-M-2  |  Departure: every Monday & every Tuesday, from Hanoi  |  Tour type: private

 

Summary
This tour is designed for those who love visiting Sapa and ethnic minority markets with just 2 days. You will have a chance to visit Cao Son market (opening on every Thursday) where the most colorful costumes of all Flower Hmong, Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Red Dzao…are gathered in the local market.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Cao Son - La Pan Tan - Sicala - Ta Thang - Coc Ly.

Highlights

  • Cao Son Ecolodge are located under the green of pine forest, deep in the forest, overlooking to mountain range and lush valley near Chay river.    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Visiting Cao Son market (opening on Wednesday only)
B, L
Day 3 Visiting Muong Hum market (on Sunday). B, L

Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Cao Son market (opening on Wednesday only) on the Day 3.

What to bring?

    • Original passport with valid visa
    • Camera and rolls of film
    • Sun block
    • Sun glasses
    • Wide brim hat
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Warm clothes
    • Small amount of cash
    • Personal medicines
    • Insect repellent
    • Joy and big smiles



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Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Cao Son market (opening on Wednesday only) on the Day 3.


Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
We will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 7.00 pm and transfer you to Hanoi train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai province. Experience the romantic overnight train travel.

Transfer from hotel to train station | Night train: 4-soft sleeper A/C shared cabin | Meals: not applicable.

Day 2: Lao Cai station - Cao Son on Wednesday - La Pan Tan (B, L)
Arrive at Lao Cai's train station at 6.00 am. Proceeding to Cao Son region, stop en route for photos. You will join the Sao Son trekking stream of people from Lung Khau Nhin and some nearby villages heading to Cao Son. Free to discover the market with our tour guide. Heading for the lunch in Cao Son Ecolodge. In the afternoon we visit the primitive forest in La Pan Tan commune. Back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Cao Son market | Walking: 3km | English speaking guide | Cao Son Ecolodge | Meals: B, L.
 
Day 3: Cao Son - Sicala - Ta Thang - Coc Ly (B, L)
In the afternoon we embark on a easy trek from Sicala village to Ta Thang. This village is located on the hill side from where you can behold the panorama of Ta Thang and the green valley. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we transfer you to Coc Ly pier, taking boat trip downstream Chay river. We will stop to visit Tien cave and Trung Do village, the habitat of Tay tribe before getting on the car return to Lao Cai station. Dinner then taking overnight train back to Hanoi.

Transfer from Cao Son to Lao Cai station | Trek: 8km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.

 

 

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Standard
$269 $25

 
What's included?

  • Pick-up and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the program.
  • Return overnight train tickets in 4-berth cabin (A/C wooden soft sleeper). If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us.
  • Double/Twin share room at the Cao Son Ecolodge
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle and/or a private jeep with an experienced safe driver.
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request).
  • Freshen up service.
  • Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • All taxes and service charge.

Special offer

  • We'll arrange Vietnam visa (1 month, single entry) for all members of your group for free of charge

What's excluded?

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.