Some of the most famous sights in northwestern Vietnam are waiting for you on this tour of the country's diverse people and natural beauty. From the imposing mountains to the food and culture of the local communities, you get an in-depth look at this remarkable corner of the country.
Day 1: Train to Lao Cai
Your outing begins in the evening with a ride from your hotel to Hanoi's railway station, where the train is waiting. Spend the night in a sleeper car as you ride across the countryside on the way to Lao Cai Province.
Day 2: Sa Pa, Lao Chai & Ta Van Village
After you arrive at the Lao Cai railway station, your guide shows you to Sa Pa for breakfast and a shower before you move on to the village of Lao Chai. After a picnic lunch on the way to the bottom of the Sa Pa valley, admire the beautiful sights around the village of Ta Van and stay the night with a local family.
Day 3: Giang Ta Chai Village & Sa Pa
Start the day's trip with a ride up to Giang Ta Chai village, where you can get to know the Red Zdao people and visit a beautiful waterfall in the afternoon. Next, a motorcycle or jeep takes you for a ride back to Sa Pa for dinner at local restaurant.
Day 4: Cat Cat & Sin Chai
Spend the morning free to explore Sa Pa on your own before a trip to the villages of Cat Cat and Sin Chai. After a look at the waterfall in Cat Cat, head back to Sa Pa to pick up your luggage ahead of the overnight train ride back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Return to Hanoi
The tour comes to an end when you arrive back in Hanoi, with a transfer carrying you right back to your hotel.