Day 1: Cat Cat village
5h30 - Arrive in Lao
Cai. The bus trip to Sa-Pa takes a little more than an hour giving you an idea
of the impressive paddy fields panorama. Check into your hotel. 13h00 - Start
trekking to Cat Cat (4-5 km) and visit the Hmong ethnic group walking in the paddy
–fields. After that, down into the valley, you can see the old hydroelectric
power station building (which was built by the French in 1925). Home-stay at
the local house.
Day 2: Lao Chai – Ta Van
In the morning, start
trekking down the valley along local paths and across rice paddies to visit
Black Hmong and Giay ethnic groups. Have a picnic lunch along the way. Our jeep
picks you up back to Sa-Pa. 17h30 - Bus from hotel in Sa-Pa to Lao Cai. Start
21h to 22h - Night train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning).