4 days / 3 nights
Day 1: Transfer to Hanoi train station for your overnight train to Sapa.
Day 2: Arrive Sapa and begin a morning trek from Ta Phin village through Black Hmong minority village of Ma Tra. Continue through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will visit a local school for children from the ethnic minority hill tribes. Continue the trek to the Red Dao village of Ta Phin where you will meet the Red Dao and Black Hmong hill tribes. Transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Visit Dao, Giay and Hmong settlements in Lao Chai and Ta Van Ray districts. The walk is moderate to intermediate, descending down into a scenic valley of cascading water crossed by suspension bridges.
Transfer to Lao Cai to board the overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 4: Arrive Hanoi
Consider adding another day in Sapa.