Sapa Free and Easy Trekking Tour – 3 days

Sapa Heaven’s Gate 3 Days /4 Nights , visiting moutainous Sapa Town, Lao Chai village of Hmong hill tribe, Tavan village – Giang Ta Chai,Ta Phin and Ma Tra villages. Lots of exciting treks and discovery in Sapa.

Hanging over 5000 km square with the population of 6000 people, with lush greenery of mountain ranges is just the beginning of your expedition to the jade of Far East. Imagine a land lush in tropical forest and emerald rice terrace fields and a land alive with very colorful tradition and culture.

The trek brings you though the excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H’mong village will be introduced, visits to local families and reach their customs .

 

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 – Ta Phin – Ma Tra Villages

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. 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 at local restaurant, 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 car 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 : Sapa Hotel
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 : Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages

After breakfast at hotel.At about 8h00am Meet your guide and depart on a second trek from the town of Sapa to Golden Stream valley. Today’s hike 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. Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore the town on your own.

Approx: 6 km of trekking with about 4 or 5 hours, 1-hour lunch

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 4 : Sapa Free Day and Night train back to Hanoi

Having breakfast at your hotel. You’re free to explore the charming town’s sloping streets or the market with many colorful handicrafts, or head up to Ham Rong peak for a fantastic photo op over Sapa.

In the late afternoon, 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: Over 30 km of driving back to Lao Cai with about over 1 hour.

Accommodation : On Train

Meals : Breakfast

Day 5 : Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi early morning (around 5:20am) from here you can connecting trip with us or airport transfer . End The Tour .

Tour price in USD d per person = Contact us

Single Room Surcharged

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 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)
  • Twin /Double rooms at hotel in Sapa
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( 3B= 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.

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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