Day 1: Hanoi-Lao Cai. At 8:30 pm depart from Hotel by private coach to the railway station and catch the 10:00 pm night train to Lao Cai. Arrive at 5:30 or 6:00 am.
Day 2: Lao Cai-Bac Ha. Have breakfast in a local restaurant then gear up and start riding the rolling, sealed road 46 km from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai Bridge. Board a long boat for a 1.5 hour trip up the Chay River to relax and take in the spectacular scenery. Following a picnic lunch in "Fairy Cave", head back down river (1 hour) to Trung Do village in a Tay Hamlet. You'll enjoy dinner and the warm hospitality of your Tay hosts during this wonderful home stay experience. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Bac Ha-Chay River. After Breakfast, spend an hour walking around the hamlet to meet the locals and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Gear up to head out along a 2 km local trail to pick up the main road, then it's an 18 km climb to Bac Ha. For those who find it tough, your support vehicle will be there to help you up the stunning mountain pass. Check into the hotel in Bac Ha, relax and enjoy lunch. Following lunch you'll do an 8 km loop around Bac Ha to visit the locals, stopping in Ban Pho village. After this, you'll hit a single track trail and dirt road winding through plum gardens and rice fields, and past local homes and inhabitants of the villages surrounding Bac Ha. Overnight in your Hotel in Bac Ha. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Bac Ha-Hanoi. Following breakfast, visit the impressive house of the former H'mong King before embarking on a 12 km ride to Lung Phin village, home of Flower H'mong and Phu La people. The ride is on sealed road and has a 3 km steep climb which you can ride or drive depending on your energy level! Spend 30 minute visiting the locals, then you can relax and glide the 12 km back to Bac Ha. After lunch in your hotel, you'll check out and start riding out of town, down the stunning mountain road, along the Chay River valley and back to Lao Cai. You can choose to ride 24 km down the mountain to Bao Nhai Bridge then drive to Lao Cai, or ride the full 82 km to Lao Cai. You'll be able to shower in Lao Cai before sitting down to dinner. Night train back to Ha Noi. Tour ends at 5:30 am at Ha Noi Station. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
What to bring:
- Sun Block
- Wide brim hat
- Camera and film
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain Gear
- Warm clothes in winter
- Original Passport.
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