Although you can catch a glimpse of the scenery from a comfortable chair in Sapa town, it's only when you explore further afield that you really get to experience and appreciate all that this region has to offer. A trek through the surrounding rice fields, forest and ethnic minority villages can create memories that last a lifetime, not to mention an overworked camera.
Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Silver Waterfall – Love Waterfall – Tram Ton Pass – Ban Khoan Village – Ta Phin Village
Day 2: Taphin Village – Mong Sen Village
Day 3: Sapa – Hau Thao Village – Sao Chua Village – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – Arrival