Sapa Discovery Tour – 3 days

This 3 day trekking tour will take you through fantastic scenery, introduce you to incredible ethnic hill-tribe people in the Black H’Mong, Giay and Red Dao and walk you past waterfalls, streams and beautiful small rivers. This Trekking Sapa tour is an ideal way to experience all that this fascinating region has to offer. Sapa is accepted throughout the world as one of the most beautiful places in all of Asia. Situated high in the mountains, it is surrounded by gorgeous valleys and picturesque rice terraces that appear to hang on to the hillsides. A former Hill Station it has become the center for trekking in Vietnam.

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 – Lao Chai – Ta Van 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 start to trek to visit Lao Chai & Ta Van village. 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. After check in the room then you have 1 hour party for dinner ( listening to music, enjoy a little wine & soft drinks).

With ‘Homestay’ experience, your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There are some private rooms on the first floor for priavte tour and you will have toilet or bathroom sharing. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow and mosquito net. The restroom is at standard and a few steps from the main house.

Approx: 10 km of trekking with about 5 ot 6 hours, Over 30 km of driving from Lao Cai to Sapa with about over 1 hour.

Accommodation : Home- Stay
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 3 : Ta Van Villages – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa

Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning and Then trekking through the paths to enjoy wonderful scenery and visit Giang Ta Chai Village, inhabited by ethnic Red Dzao people. Continue on to trek along wonderful small paths and rice fields and bamboo forests.

Passing the rattan bridge and waterfall. Trek further down the Muong Hoa River, you have more opportunities to see ethnic people living here in the Su Pan village. You will take a car from Su Pan village direct to Sapa. The rest of day is free time for relaxing or exploring local market. Stay overnight at hotel.

Approx: 8 km of trekking with about 5 or 6 hours, 10 km of driving

Accommodation : Sapa Hotel

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Ta Phin – Ma Tra villages –  Sapa – night train back to Hanoi .

Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning 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 Village, 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. Return to Sapa. Rest of the day at leisure for explore the town, its market and sloping streets with all the colorful handicrafts.

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: 5 km of trekking with about over 4 hours, 3 km of driving back to Sapa and Over 30 km of driving back to Lao Cai with about over 1 hour.

Accommodation : On Train

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Hanoi .

Arrive in Hanoi early morning (around 5:20am) Here you can catch a taxi back to your hotel by yourself. Finish unforgettable Sapa Tour with us . Good bye & see you in the next time!

Tour price in USD d per person = 325 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 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 in the valley
  • Twin /Double rooms at hotel in Sapa
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( 3B= Breakfast, 3L = Lunch, 3D = 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)
  • Hotel early check in

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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