Day 1: Lao Cai – Suoi Hoa village – Matra valley (B-L-D)
At 6.00, Driver pick you up at Lao Cai station, then transfer an hour to Sapa town where you have breakfast.
Start trekking start from here downhill and cross the stream to the other bank where Suoi Ho village beautifully sits on the top of a low hill.
Spend half an hour to visit several local homes, then walking along a large path on hillsides which is paved with rock to get through Ma Tra village. This portion of the walk offers beautiful scenery of the valley and terraced paddies as well as flower farm. Paying visiting to a ruined of the French Catholic church at the end of the walk, then picked up and transfer by road 12km back to Sapa.
Stay overnight in Sapa.
Day 2: Ban Khoang- Ta Giang Phing– Night train back Hanoi (B-L-D)
After breakfast for a short road transfer heading northwards of Sapa to O Quy Ho with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan, Sin Chai valley, then turn right to follow a narrow road for half an hour getting through the wild region with thick rain forest covering walled-up mountains, passing several waterfalls before arriving to Ban Khoang, a village of the Red Zao ethnic peoples.
Spend over an hour walking to explore this remote village. Leaving Ban Khoang and process along the road for about 10km to Ta Giang Phin valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in some small villages scattering along a peaceful stream.
Enjoy an hour lunch break on the bank of a stream before walking along village path which connects village to village to witness daily activities of local life such as plough and harrow the fields, growing, harvesting.
The walk ends in mid afternoon, picked up for the road ride back to Sapa.
Freshen up and then transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train to Hanoi.