Hanoi - Lao Cai By Private Car
Morning, our guide and driver will wait for you at hotel lobby then transfer to Sapa through the expressway. This Vietnam’s longest expressway opens, cutting Hanoi-Lao Cai travel time in half. The time to Sapa is shortened to 4-5 hours, making your journey faster, safer and much more comfortable than by train.
Arrival Sapa, you will have a lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, your photographing day requires some walking as we approach Ma Tra and Ta Phin. This area inherits the large rice paddies, dotted with wooden houses and indigo plantation. This is home to friendly Black Hmong and Red Dzao people who boasts different traditional workshop to make embroidery, herbal medicine.
In the afternoon, we spend time to see rice paddies in Hau Thao, one of the best places to see rice terrace from far and the great view toward Muong Hoa valley.
Sapa Village & Portraits
After breakfast start drive to Lao Chai village for an easy descending hiking. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Photograph the H'mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Continue going to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay minority. Lunch at local restaurant
Afternoon, visit Ta Phin village of Yao hill tribe for final shots. Return to hotel for relax or take more photos in the rice field if wanted.
Sapa Sunrise At Giang Ta Chai - Transfer Back Hanoi By Private Bus
After breakfast, hike for 3 km over hills and through a bamboo forest. Stop at a waterfall to rest before entering Giang Ta Chai village, home to the Red Dao ethnic minority people. Explore the village and observe villagers in their daily life activities. You will be picked up and return to Sapa by car. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, our guide and driver will wait for you at hotel lobby then transfer back to Hanoi through the expressway. This Vietnam’s longest expressway opens, cutting Hanoi - Lao Cai travel time in half. It takes 4-5 hours.