On this trek you will explore the beautiful Sapa valley for two days with a one night at Hotel in Sapa. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to touch base with nature, enjoy the mountain landscape and views, feel revived and mingle with the humorous village residents. A lovely genuine Sapa experience.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat (-/L/D)
6.45-7.10 The Luxury Limousine bus will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, depart to Sapa.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break for 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.
12.30: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch.
14.30: start trekking to Cat Cat Village, about 45 minutes walk from Sapa, this is the village of Black H’Mong hill tribe. The village is on the slope of the hill and easy walking, rice and corn are grown here.
Visiting Cat Cat village, you will have a chance to visit a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by French people. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. A note worthy is that H’Mong women use indigo plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll around and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Ham Rong Mountain – Hanoi (B/L/-)
7.30: Breakfast at hotel,
9.30: You will begin the trek up Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain.
HamRong Botanical Garden: don't miss the lovely botanical gardens above the main square in town with their spectacular viewpoint from the top. There are fabulous views of the town and the wider landscape as well as tended gardens to visit. This park is essentially a long cobblestone walkway to the top of Ham Rong Mountain. It's a strenuous climb, but the panoramic vista at the top is well worth tackling all those stairs. Along the way, there are countless potted orchids, beautiful landscaped gardens and a few really tacky statues of cartoon characters like Scooby Doo and Mickey Mouse. One word of caution, the stone stairs could be treacherous on a rainy or misty day.
Go back to your hotel for check out and have lunch.
15:00 Saying goodbye Sapa to come back Ha Noi. The Luxury bus will come to pick you up at our hotel. (There are 9 seat cars, you will share with other tourists)
21:30: Arrival back Hanoi Old Quarter. End of service