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Explore Pha Long Market and Cao Son 3Days, 4Nights Tour

Tour code: MP9
Duration:
 3days/ 4nights at Cao Son Ecolodge 
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi 
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi 
Grade: Walking market and boat trip on river

Night 1 ( Friday 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 ( Saturday ): Lao Cai - Visiting Phalong Market fullday - 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 enjoy Breakfast before heading north overland 55km to Muong Khuong and turn right for 25km along the Chinese border line to Pha Long Market. This very rural market is not very famous among tourists because of poor transportation and special government permission but really fascinating one for its special festive atmosphere. Joining local tribal peoples you will spend some hours at the market place where all local products and farming tools as well as Chinese cheap consumer goods can be seen for sales. But more than that, you can see and even contact friendly and cheerful minority peoples of different tribal groups in their colorful traditional dresses who come from remote villages mainly for enjoying meeting others for socializing.
After the market, we shall drive back to Muong Khuong for Lunch and continue along the country road along the Chay River and later arrive in Cao Son village which nested in the green color of the mountains, forest and rice paddies. Check in the Eco Lodge and enjoy for free time to discover the beautiful surrounding nature.

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

¨ Day2 ( Sunday): Explore Villages in Cao Son fullday
Today plan is for walking to explore tribal villages around Cao Son. From the Eco Lodge you will follow quiet village foot path up and down hill through valley and plump fruit gardens passing some villages of the Nung and later to Lung Sen a large village of the Flower H’mong which featured with spacious houses built with earthen walled. After many home visiting you will enjoy Lunch in the village. The walk continue in the afternoon for few hours passing a beautifully green valley of rice and corn fields to visit Seo Lung Cheng village before getting back to the Lodge. 

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: Cao Son Ecolodge

Day 3 ( Monday): Boat trip along Chay river  -  Overnight train to Hanoi

After breakfast, you will leave the Cao Son Lodge for a drive along a tough country road to Coc Ly during which enjoying visit to some small villages of the black Zao beautifully set on the west bank of the Chay River. Boarding a boat in Coc Ly at noon you will cruise down stream to explore local life in villages along the Chay River. At Trung Do Village you will spend an hour to visit this well organized Village of the Tay peoples with almost nearly a hundred houses built on stilt in a traditional style. The boat trip ends in Bao Nhai where the car and driver waiting for us for a drive to Lao Cai station with some stops along the way for seeing tea plantations. Getting to Lao Cai Station at about 17.00, taking shower and dinner before boarding the overnight train to Hanoi. Arrive at about 6:00 am on Tuesday morning.

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

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: ( private tour ) 
Join Group tour: N/A
Private Tour:

No of pax
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Ecolodge
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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