Monday, April 28, 2014

Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Bac Ha market 2Days 3Nights

Sin Chai village
Duration: 2Days 3Nights
Route: Hanoi - Sa Pa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Bac Ha market - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Price: From US$ 182/ person

Overview:
Sapa is one of the most breathtaking hill stations in Vietnam. This is home to stunning mountain landscapes, verdant rice terraces. Travellers are invited to enjoy the best of Sapa all the year round with different taste of seasons and exciting outdoors.

Detail Itinerary:


Night 1: Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai
Around 20h00: Our guide will pick you up at hotel transfer to Hanoi Railway station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on the train with soft sleeper and air-conditioned cabin of 4-berth.

Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat village - Sin Chai village - Sapa (B, L, D)
Cat Cat village

Arrive in Laocai station at 6.15 am, you are picked up by our guide and then transfer to Sapa by bus. 

After having breakfast in a hotel, we star walking to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley.  Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards FansiPan – highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Go through a village of Black H’mong tribe, see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, enjoy colorful rice terraces and the interesting waterfall. Bus ride returns to Sapa.
Have dinner at restaurant and free relax. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 2: Sapa - Bac Ha market - Lao Cai ( B, L, D)
You will have breakfast at hotel. Then start our drive to Bac Ha town. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey up to Bac Ha. Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac ha small town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant.
Bac Ha market
In the afternoon, we drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. We stop on the way (before reaching Lao Cai) to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai bridge where your vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey back to Lao Cai. Have dinner.
After dinner, go to Lao Cai Raiways Station for night train to Hanoi. Train leaves arround 19:00. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Hanoi Arrival
Train arrives at 5.00AM. End of tour.


Inclusions:
• 1 night at hotel
• Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Deluxe cabin)
• Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
• Private transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
• English Speaking Tour guide
• All entrance and sightseeing fees
• Travel insurance

Exclusions:
• Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
• Personal expenses
• Tipping/ Gratuities
• Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.