Day 1: Ha Noi – Ha Giang (Quang Binh)
You will be met up with Asia Pacific Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Ha Giang. The drive takes approximately 6 hours from Hanoi to Quang Binh, Ha Giang. It is very interesting as you get to see and pass through several provinces. It is really scenic, and will stop for lunch and drinks. After arriving in Ha Giang (Quang Binh), we will check out a local Cave, called Pac Tham. This cave is very interesting and has a stream running through it and a big pool which is deep. You can have a swim here if you desire! You will be taken by bike or car to stay over night in a stilt house and meet and dine with a local family.
Day 2: Ha Giang (Quang Binh)
After breakfast, the Asia Pacific Travel guide will take you either trekking or motorbike riding through the magnificent mountain ranges. On the way up to the mountain top, you will pass through several little villages. This is an excellent chance to get some great photo’s and take in the absolute beauty of the place. After arriving back to the stilt house you will have traditional food with the family and spend the night with them, having fun chatting and may be a few drinks or to.
Day 3: Ha Giang (Quang Binh) – Bac Ha – Sapa.
After breakfast, and saying goodbye to the Local Family we depart for Bac Ha. After arriving in Bac Ha (approx 3 hours) you can visit the Bac Ha local markets where there are many traditional foods, drinks, clothing and handicrafts as well as all the local produce such as pigs, dogs, cats, horses and buffalo for sale. This is interesting as you also get to meet all the different Minority people also doing their shopping. Later in the afternoon, we depart, and on to Sapa. After arriving there you check into the hotel and have the rest of the evening at your own leisure.
Day 4: Sapa.
After breakfast, your guide will arrange for you to explore the Sapa Markets, and Sa Pa town. The location of the town is 1, 650 metres above sea level and is really the most beautiful place. There is so much to see and experience there. In the afternoon, a trek to the village of Cat Cat. This is pleasant, along the way you will meet the Black H’Mong people, see all the rice terraces, and admire the highest peak of Mount Fanisfan….The roof of Indochina. You will see the waterfall in Cat Cat and nearby the Hydro Water Station which was built by the French. Arriving back to your hotel. If your trip coincides that you are there on a Saturday, you can go to the Love Markets of the 5 different Minority Peoples. Ask your guide to recommend places to visit for local entertainment in the evenings.
Day 5: Drive Sapa – Hanoi (B)
After breakfast and check out, the car will take you to Ta Phin village. You will meet the Red Dzao, Black H’mong, and Tay People. You will no doubt be un-indated with offers for you to buy their handicrafts and jewelry. After a refreshing drink in the local Cafe we return to Hanoi .