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4 Days / 3 Nights - Tours
Sapa Discovery by Victoria Carriages

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Please note that this tour can only start every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Departure is always from Hanoi in the evenings. Due to the train schedule there are two different itineraries for the last 2 days. Please see the separate options below.

Day 1 Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa
20:15h pick up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi train station. Overnight trip to Lao Cai in comfortable, shared sleeping compartments of Victoria Carriage (2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment. Deluxe compartment with 2 lower beds is available on request with surcharge) - Train departs approx. 21:30h

Day 2 Sapa - Ta Van Village - Sapa
Early morning (approx. 05:30h) arrival at Lao Cai, the border town to Yunnan. A scenic 38 km drive on winding roads up the mountains brings you to Sapa, approx. 1500 m above sea level. On clear days you can see the highest mountain of Vietnam, the Fansipan. After a continental breakfast at the hotel you have time to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape from your balcony. Late morning, climb up Sapa Hill, only a short walk from your hotel with it's mystic rock formations and rare orchids and flowers. After lunch at a local restaurant a short drive by Russian jeep brings you to the rim of a deep valley followed by a short trek which will take you to Ta Van village, home to H'mong, Dzao and Dzay minorities. Accommodation at Victoria hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Option 1 - Sundays

Day 3 Sapa - Bac Ha Sunday Market - Hanoi
Early breakfast. Check out from the hotel and depart by car for Muong Khuong, a 3-hour drive through scenic mountain areas. Muong Khuong is a small settlement bordering China's Yunnan province. Each Sunday a variety of ethnic minorities gather here for the weekend market, arriving on foot, local busses and on horses. A lunch box will be prepared by Victoria Hotel. Spend the afternoon exploring the village and its surroundings. Late afternoon drive to Lao Cai, where you will board the overnight train to Hanoi at around 20:15h.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Hanoi - Departure
Early morning arrival in Hanoi. Transfer to your hotel or to the Airport. End of services.

Option 2 - Other Weekdays

Day 3 Sapa - Muong Khuong - Sapa
Early breakfast. Check-out from the hotel and depart by car for the highland town of Bac Ha where you can wander through the local ethnic market. Bac Ha is a center for alcohol manufacture and at the end of a busy day at the market, the men folk can often be seen wending their merry way home. In the afternoon we will walk through the beautiful countryside before returning to Sapa. Dinner and accommodation at Victoria Hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Hanoi - Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Lao Cai. Morning departure with the Victoria Train to Hanoi. The trip will take the whole day and we can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. Lunch at the Victoria Carriage. Late afternoon arrival in Hanoi. Transfer to your hotel or to the Airport. End of services.


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