Hanoi - Sapa transfer
Hanoi train station: 120 Le Duan Str., Hanoi
Laocai train station: Khanh Yen Street - Pho Moi Ward - Lao Cai Town - Lao Cai Province
The Victoria Express Train
The best in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Lao Cai, The Victoria Express train offers two luxury sleeping carriages, one restaurant connected to the train, all with air-conditioning. Victoria Express Train is only provided for Victoria in-house guests
Victoria Express Train schedule from 06 Nov 2006 to 31 Dec 2006
Victoria Express Train schedule from 01Jan 2007
*** SC : Sleeping Carriage; DC: Dining Carriage ***
Victoria Express Train Tariff
- All rates in US Dollars
- Weekday departures (WD): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
- Weekend departures (WK): Friday and Sunday
- One way ticket is not available on weekend departures
- Train schedule is subject to change without prior notice
Standard class: (4 berth cabin soft sleeper with A/C): US$39 per person, return
TSC Express Train
First class: (4-berth Wooden cabin, soft sleeper with A/C): US$ 47 per person, return
All type of the train can be booked and handled to your hotel in Hanoi
SAPA WHERE TO GO
For your information about the places to visit during your holiday in Sapa, we've made a small guide about thee best places. These are the places tourists have found most interesting and informative. We hope this guide will make your stay in Sapa more pleasant and enjoyable.
Sapa Love Market : Montagnards from surrounding villages, especially Red Dao people don their most customers and head to the market on Saturday. The girls try to hide in the dark shadow and sing the love songs to attract the boys. The boys try to find where the songs come from. If they are well matched they together into the forest for 3 days. Back from the forest, they can get married if they want. besides, some people also go to the market to their old girlfriend, or boyfriend whom they couldn't get married to for some reasons. The Love market takes place very late in the evening (from 10 P.M ).Be quiet and patient to discover it. Do not miss it !!!!
HamRong mountain (1,5 km from Sapa ):1750m hight. From here you can see the whole panorama of Sapa town. Ideal for walking 2,5 hours round the trip. The scenery is really wonderful. Discover the artificial orchid garden and enjoy the art show program of the ethnic minority group in Sapa at 10:30 am everyday &at 12:30 P.M every Friday and Saturday ...Entrance fee :20000 VND per pax
Catcat village (4 km ). You can go to Catcat by Jeep, motorbike or on foot, it is a small village of Hmong people, where you can relax beside the waterfall or visit the old power station of the French... Entrance fee :5000VND per pox .(US$20.00 per Jeep &US$ 20.00 per guide).Laochai-Tavan: Take a ca from Sapa to Laochai village (H'mong people) (9 km), Walking to Tavan village (12km),you will see the H'mong , Zay , Dao people and others dressed in the traditional style that is unique to the Northern region.(well-prepared boots or trekking shoes for a two hour trek through terraced).The driver will wait for you here and take you back to Sapa.
village (red Zao people ,Black Hmong). (15km ).You can
reach Tafin by Jeep or motorbike.The trip takes tree hours. You can
leave your car or motorbike at the entrance of the village and walk
inside the village to visit the Red Zao, Black H'mong houses &
experience their daily lives.
Thac Bac.(Silver Water fall) (13km).you can reach the Thacbac by motorbike or car. After climbing to the Silver Water Fall, 100m high, you can continue up to the highest pass in Viet Nam. The 2047m high Tram ton pass. Aside from magnificent views, the bizzare thing is how dramatically the climate changes. On the Sapa side of the mountain, you can often expect foggy, cold and generally nasty weather. Drop down a few hundred meters below the pass on the Laichau side and it will often be sunny and warm.
Binh Lu market (50km ) is one on the remote villages of Sapa. Diverse ethnic minority groups surround it, each maintaining its own language and tradition. These distinct people have developed an amazing variety of music, dance and handicraft. A big cave is also available for you to discover in Binh Lu
Bac Ha market (100km): Discover the most famous market of the region-Bac Ha market. Here you can meet all the different minority group of the region: Flower H'mong, Tay, F'la, Thai, Nung. The colorful market is well-known for its handicraft objects. The market only operate on Saturday morning. Depart from Sapa at 6am, you will be in BacHa at 9am. This is the good time to visit the market. On the way back to Sapa, it is possible to hop off in Laocai and catch the night train back to Hanoi,
Hun market (75km):
Coc Ly market (95km): Join us for the amazing excursion of Coc Ly, the latest market discovered in the region, the only one operating on Tuesday. Depart from Sapa at 7am, you will arrive at Coc Ly at around 9.30am. This is the good tine to visit the market. After visiting the market, which is the most fresh and unspoiled market of the region, offering a wide range of different colorful ethnic minorities such as Flower C'mon, Black Dao, Tay , Fula, Lachi, Sandui and Nung....there will be an exciting boat cruise winding you through a breathtaking, out of this-world landscape where the mountain grow from water presenting their most hidden mysteries, including caves and tiny minority ...A picnic lunch box can be prepared for your most convenience....
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