Hanoi, Vietnam, January 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Tucked high in Vietnam's remote northern mountains, close to the Chinese border, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnam's most colourful experiences.
The views are breathtaking. Vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-metre Mount Fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields cut by fast-flowing streams.
Layer upon layer of green ridges fade into the distance, edged by sharp, rocky peaks. The region is home to several ethnic minority groups, all wearing their traditional and colorful attire.
Guests will be picked up from hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi Railway. The Victoria Express departs at 10:00 pm at 120 Le Duan Str., Hanoi. The luxury adventure trip starts with an overnight train journey from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai.
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00am. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer guests to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours.
Once at Sapa, guests will check into Victoria Hotel and have breakfast at the Ta Van Restaurant of Victoria Hotel and then enjoy a free morning to explore around town. Meet guide in the hotel lobby at 2 pm for a walking tour to the hilltribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong ethnic minority peoples.
As walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, guests will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here guests have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Diner at Victoria Sapa Hotel. Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.
Awakening to the sounds of a new day, guests eat breakfast at Victoria hotel and head out for a stunning spectacular weekend market.
Bac Ha is considered one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attire buy and sell the local products. Dogs, cats, pigs, horses... are all on sales.
This is a golden opportunity to take your best photos. In the afternoon, guests will take a pleasant walk to Ban Pho village, home to the flower H'mong people. This is a great opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and have pleasant walk amongst tribal villages.
Transfer to Lao Cai station for overnight Victoria Express back to Hanoi. Overnight at Victoria Express where you arrive at 5 am. Tour ends in Hanoi Station.
Luxury Travel (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is offering this weekend package departing on every Friday, includes almost every thing and priced at only 464 USD per person, from 2 persons up, only good before 31 September 2009. English speaking guide, all transportation and transfers, all accommodation on twin share basis at Victoria Hotel, return Victoria Express train on superior cabin, meals as indication, admission fees and permits where applicable, drinking water during the trek.
Luxury Travel Offices:
05 Nguyen Truong To Street, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
26 Dong Khoi Street, Dist 1, Saigon,
24/7 Hotlines Reservations: 0987976868