This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. You will experience overnight accommodation in the hospitable villaages of Giay and Tay ethnic minorities. The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer and experience unique villages culture.
· Stay at the Topas Ecolodge in the valley
· Visit many ethnic villages as: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages – Ban Ho -Lech and Thanh Phu villages
· 18 km of trekking to visit tribal villages.
· Enjoy stunning scenery of nature.
Night 1 Hanoi – Lao Cai Railways Station
20.30pm – Tour guide come to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (overnight on the train, the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning). Arrive Lao Cai 5:30 or 6:00am.
*** It takes about 9 hours to go from Hanoi to Sapa by night train.
What’s included: Tour guide pick up from hotel to Hanoi station, Train tickets in 04 berths cabinet, A/C Wooden Soft sleeper
Day 1 Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages – Ban Ho (B, L, D)
The train arrives at around 6:00 am. Look for the “ Your Name” sign when you exit the train station, as our guide will pick you up there and transfer to the former hill station of Sapa.After having breakfast at local restaurant, a short rest and some last preparations before our Sapa trip.The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River along Y Linh Ho valley and from here lead to the Black H’mong in Lao Chai village. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing.
Continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam . The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. Say good by with the family,we travel to the Ban Ho village for check in th ehomestay.You will have dinner and overnight at homestay in Ban Ho village.
Approx: 10 km of trekking, Over 30 km of driving from Lao Cai to Sapa, 1 hours drive to Ban Ho
What’s included: Private car transfer, English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entrance fees, private room at homestay
Day 2 Ban Ho - Lech and Thanh Phu villages – Sapa - Hanoi (B, L, D)
Following a breakfast at the homestay. The local guide pick you up at your hotel and take you on your trekking day. We’ll walk about 15 kilometers and in the course of the day you’ll get to pass Lech, terraced rice fields, a sweeping river valley, and truly spectacular mountain vistas. We’ll also visit three different villages that belong to the Black H’mong, Tay, and Red Dzao people and swimming in the river. You can choose to either share a meal with a local family in one of the minority villages or have a lunch brought for you from the hotel to have a picnic with a beautiful view. At the end of day, return to Sapa town.
A shower is available at our office in Sapa, followed by an afternoon free to explore the town on your own. In the evening, The car will pick you up for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi.
Approx: 10 km of trekking with about over 5 hours, over 1 hour driver to Sapa,Over 30 km of driving back to Lao Cai with about over 1 hour.
What’s included: Private car transfer, English speaking guide, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entrance fees, Train tickets in 04 berths cabinet, A/C Wooden Soft sleeper
Day 3 [18th April]: Hanoi arrive
Upon arrival at Hanoi train Station your time with us comes to an end. Here you can catch a taxi back to your hotel by yourself. Finish unforgettable Sapa Tours . Good bye & see you in the next time!
Finished our services
|What is icluded in the tour cost :
||What is not included in the tour cost :
|· Tour guide pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station .
· Train return tickets in 04 berths sharing cabinet, A/C Wooden Soft sleeper.(If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us).
· Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request)
· Private room at homestay
· Meal as mentioned in program ( 2B= Breakfast, 2L = Lunch, 2D = Dinner ) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
· Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
· Purified water and wet towel
· Private car transfer in Sapa
· All taxes and service charge.
|· Hotel early check in
· Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
· Travel Insurance
What to bring :
· Original passport with valid visa
· Camera and rolls of film
· Sun block
· Sun glasses
· Wide brim hat
· Comfortable shoes
· Rain gear
· Warm clothes
· Small amount of cash
· Personal medicines
· Insect repellent
· Joy and big smiles
||Train tickets in 04 berths canbinet, A/C Wooden Softsleeper
||Private room at homestay in Ban Ho village
** Regular hotel check-in time at 02: 00pm and check-out time at 12: 00pm