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Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (11km -13 km trekking, 4-5hour trekking) B,L,D
Arrive in Lao Cai around 5:30 a.m. We will take 1 hour van ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival Sapa town, we have  breakfast at the hotel and then we have a short walk of 5km along mountain trail to visit Y Linh Ho village which is inhabited by black Hmong tribe and completely secluded from tourists, especially you are able to embrace raw Sapa culture and community by coming into some native houses to discover their own culture and custom as well as study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. Continuing to walk down Muong Hoa River where you can take a rest or swim before trekking uphill to Lao Chai village where your picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, you will visit the Day and Red Dzao tribes of Tavan village, which lies in the middle of Muong Hoa valley where excellent panoramas of rice terraced fields. You are transferred to Sapa Town by car.
Accommodation: Freesia  Hotel
Day 2: Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Lao cai . B,L,D
Pick you up at the hotel around 07:30 A.M transfer  to Bac Ha Town let via Lao Cai city.  Arrive to the market place at about 10.00am, right at the most crowded hours. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the market activities and festive atmosphere. All peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Sunday for shopping, but socializing is of great importance. The cattle and clothing sections are the most interesting until 13.00 and then comes the food section where peoples meet, talk, enjoy food and especially drink a kind of locally made corn-wine.
Lunch break in a local restaurant. Then leave Bac Ha for half an hour road ride downhill to Trung Do village which is beautifully set in a valley on the eastern bank of the mighty Chay River. Take an hour leisure walk to explore this prosperous village of the Flower Hmong ethnic people who live in large stilt houses andl have maintained well their traditional way of life.
Picked up and transfer 45 km to Lao Cai city, spend half an hour to see trading activities at the border gate and coffee break before transfer to Lao Cai station.

Inclusion

- 2 ways train tickets OR limousine day bus
- All meals in tour
- Entrance fee
- Loca tour guide

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- Drinks
- Tip and other items

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