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Cao Son Market and Sapa Villages 3Days, 4Nights Tour

Tour code: MP8
Duration:
 3days/ 4nights at Hotelstay 
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi 
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi 
Grade: trekking and walking market

Night 1 ( Monday night ): Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train

Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Pick up from you hotel or be ready at our office at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City. Overnight on the train.        

¨ Day01 ( Tuesday ): Lao Cai - Cao Son
Meeting your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai Station early in the morning and enjoy breakfast in a restaurant nearby. Freshen up and heading along the road to Muong Khuong district which weaves its way up and down hills of the tea plantation and pine trees. It gets wilder and greener with thick forest and small tribal villages scattering isolated on slopes of the mountains as you get close to Cao Son Commune. You will enjoy much of the scenery which is marvelous and changes very fast after every bend. Arriving in Cao Son almost at noon, checking in the Lodge where you will stay overnight, take a rest or wandering around breathing fresh air.
Afternoon is for walking to explore tribal villages nearby for a discovery of tribal culture, custom and self subsidiary way of life of different ethnic minorities.

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
* Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge

¨ Day2 ( Wednesday): Cat Son Market fullday - Sapa
Today is the market day in Cao Son and you will spend the whole morning to take part in this weekly event. The village seems to wake up after a week staying peacefully. People from different tribal groups such as H’mong, Zao, Nung, Pa Di, Tu Di…wearing their traditional costumes converge to the market place on foot, motorcycles and horses. Many comes from remote villages, near the border and have to start their journey even from midnight. Joining the market, you will soon get the feeling of local, cheerful faces every where. Commodities for sale at the market is rich, from home produces such as fruit, vegetable, chili, ginger, smelled medicinal herbs, mushroom, bamboo shoot, corn wine, local handicraft, animals includes pigs, chicken, dogs, cats... to farming tools as hoes, plough shares, spades, knives… 
You are leaving the market and Cao Son after Lunch for a drive to Lao Cai and then uphill to Sapa through a scenic region. Arriving in Sapa at your hotel in the afternoon and the rest of the day is set free for you to wander around charming Sapa town. 

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Sapa town

Day 3 (Thursday) Visit Lao Chai & Ta Van village // Overnight train to Hanoi

Today morning, you will explore the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…walking trail can be seen clearly from the road winding up and down hills on the other side of Muong Hoa River to connect village to villages…
Our suggested walk starts from Lao Chai village of the H’mong along the river to Ta Van, the Zay village. Our Jeep will pick us up at Ta Van Bridge and drive back to Sapa at noon.
Afternoon is at your leisure for wandering Sa Pa town and market until late afternoon when transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train back. Trip ends when arrives in Hanoi early next morning on Friday at about 6:00 am.

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
* Accommodation: On train

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: ( private tour ) 
Join Group tour: Not Available
Private Tour:

No of pax
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
2star hotel
490
265
255
245
235
225
215
205
3star hotel
549
294
279
267
256
249
235
229
Chidren Policy
Under 5 free, from 6 to 10 charge 75 %, 12 years and above pay for adult price

Notice: upgrade 2beds cabin( private cabin on train): USD/ 2person/ way

Included:

•  Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin
• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in Sapa & Cao Son Ecolodge.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee
• Local English speaking tour guide .

Excluded:

  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat

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