Sapa Beaten Track Trekking – 2 days

Sapa is the premier hill station in northern Vietnam and an incredible place for trekking lovers. This has been a crossroads for millennia for Vietnamese, Chinese, and a diverse array of minority groups, all of whom have left the stamp of their cultures. Many minority groups retain their traditional ways of life in earthen or wooden houses in the valleys from which they tend animals and farm the hillsides above. The scenery of the imposing mountains and rice terraces gives this area a great combination of nature and culture and is definitely a place for adventurers. Join us on this trip to experience a great trekking tour through village settings and learn about the fascinating cultures of the locals.e road…

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

20:30 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi to Ha Noi train station 60 minutes before train leaving at 8:30pm for Lao Cai. Your train arrives at 5:30 or 6:00am

Day 2 Lao Cai – Sapa – Ma Tra  – Ta Phin

The train arrives at around 6:00 am. Our Local tour guide will pick you up by van with group at Lao Cai station gate with ” Your Name” sign board and transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colors of its hill tribe population – flashes of shining silver jewelry from the necks and wrists of indigo-clad H’mong and the scarlet hues of the turbans worn by the Red Dao can be seen. It is here you will find hands stained with color from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.After having breakfast ,you will leave your luggage at hotel and then start trekking from Sapa to Ta Phin valley. Walking through the town for about 20 minutes before turning to a dirt road to Ma Tra, where inhabited by Black H’mong ethic. Continue trekking up the village and getting through paddies fields will lead you to an ancient Catholic abbey, built by French colonists. Walk 2 km more to reach Ta Phin Village for exploring the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have a good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethic people and having picnic lunch before exploring village and Ta Phin Cave and small hamlet of Black H’mong people. At the end of day, return to Sapa by private vehicle to check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for explore the town, its market and sloping streets with all the colorful handicrafts.

Approx: 5 km of trekking with about 3 or 4 hours, 1-hour lunch Over 30 km of driving from Lao Cai to Sapa with about over 1 hour.

Accommodation : Local Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

Day 3 : Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai – back to Hanoi

Breakfast at your hotel and then start depart on a second trek from the town of Sapa to Golden Stream valley. Today’s trekking offers more stunning views of rice terraces and gardens as well as Mt Fansipan, whose summit rises 10,312 feet (3,143 meters) above sea level. After crossing a suspension bridge, marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you continue through the Golden Stream valley, stopping at Lao Chai village for lunch. After your meal, follow your guide on a walk through this village where Black Hmong people reside, and continue on to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay tribe. This part of the hike is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended. You’ll visit with some local families and learn about their daily lifestyle and fascinating culture, before departing to the main road to meet up with your driver and return to Sapa.4.00pm: Comfortable shuttle bus pick you up and depart from Sapa to Hanoi. Enjoy beautiful views driving along the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The bus is equipped with large individual seats, A/C and wifi. You have a short break on the way at about 6.30pm and then at 8.00 for dinner by your self .Around 10.00pm: Arrival in Hanoi center (12Ly Thai To street). Please take your car to your hotel by your own. Finish unforgettable us . Good bye & see you in the next time! Trekking Sapa can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

Approx: 6 km of trekking with about 4 or 5 hours, 1-hour lunch, Over 300 km of driving back to Hanoi

Accommodation : on Express Bus .

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch

 

Tour price in USD d per person = 150 usd / Pax

Single Room Surcharged = 28 usd / pax

Group Size : Min from 2 – Max 15 Travellers

Departure Date : Daily

What is included?

  • Tour guide pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station .
  • Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai 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).
  • Express bus tickets from Sapa to Hanoi
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request)
  • Hotel in Sapa
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( 2B= Breakfast, 2L = Lunch ) 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
  • Transfer by van with group in Sapa
  • All taxes and service charge.
What is excluded?

  • Personal expense (drinks, telephone…)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Presence of the tour guide on the train
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)

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

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