Terraced rice fields are located in the northern mountainous provinces. Due to the steep feature, fertile soil thanks to it was created by weathered granite rock and mountain cliffs often stock water, local ethnic minority people can grow rice and establish terraced rice fields, one after another, from the foot to nearly top of mountains. Generations to generations of these people have made terraced rice fields as we see today.

Day 1: Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai

Make your way to Hanoi train station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 21:15 pm. (No transfer, no meal included)

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Catcat village

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Sapa is known for its expansive highlands covered in rice terrace fields, although there is a large amount of corn being grown there as well. The rice terraces work as a great irrigation system to prevent flooding of the rice fields and thus creating mini water falls throughout the valley.
It is absolutely beautiful and if you are standing above the terraces you will most certainly see nothing but rice terraces and locals houses made of wood even—for miles and miles.

Day 1:  Hanoi – Lao Cai

Make your way to Hanoi train station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 21:15 pm.

(No transfer, no meal included)

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Locating nearby Sapa town in Lao Cai, Fansipan Peak is famous to almost travellers for its height 3143m as the roof of Indochina. Reaching this Indochina roof after overcoming difficulties may not just give you the absolute victory feeling but certainly bring you with breathtaking natural scenes, spectacular beauty of clouds on Hoang Lien Mountains and cultural life moment of ethnic minorities in the Northwest area.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa

Our trip starts with an overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai.

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Sapa is a scenic mountainous town in Lào Cai Province, Vietnam. It is home to many ethnic groups (including Hmong, Tay, Dao, and Kinh), many whom are living in the town or in the surrounding area.

Close to the Chinese border, Sapa is a tourist destination for local and foreign tourists. Being a quaint town, it is walkable to every part of the town. Tourists can also hike to the nearby villages to have a glimpse of life of the minority groups.

We start at 8.00 am: We take a ride to Ta phin Village of the Red Dzao. The Red Dao women have very colourful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Dzao’ Legend. Drive back to Sapa for lunch at local restaurant.

At 01:00 pm: Visiting Silver Waterfall – a very nice one hundred meter high waterfall. It is 15 km far from Sapa town to the north west.

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