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Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi
4-day tour with 2-day trek and 2-night homestay
Trekking grade: Moderate


At an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station, lovely situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest. The region is home to many ethnic minorities with colorful traditional clothes and attire. This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering real lives of minorities along the way. You will experience homestay nights in the hospitable local houses of Giay and Tay ethnics. The apparent hardships are completely worth as your hiking trails is believed as the most spectacular scenery.

Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Rice terraces
  • Colorful minority groups 
  • Homestays in minority villages

Sapa Trekking & Homestay route map

ITINERARY AT GLANCE

Night 1: Overnight train to Laocai
Day 1: Drive to Sapa/Trek to Giang Ta Chai Village
Day 2: Trek to Thanh Phu Village
Day 3: Trek/drive back to Sapa. Overnight train back to Hanoi
Day 4: Arrive in Hanoi. Tour concludes

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 30th September 2014 

1 person:         US$ 363
2 persons:       US$ 284
3-4 persons:   US$ 254
5-6 persons:   US$ 226
7-8 persons:   US$ 219
From 9 persons: price on request

Inclusion:

•  AC sleeper cabin on train for two ways
•  Transfer  two ways in Sapa
•  Transfer one way in Hanoi
•  English or French speaking guide
•  Meals as indicated in the itinerary
•  Homestay permission
•  First-aid kit
•  Water & Snacks
•  Entrance fees & sightseeing fees

Exclusion:

•  Travel insurance
•  Visa
•  Tips
•  Personal expenses

Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Night 1:  Night train to Lao Cai

Transfer from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight in A/C soft sleeper cabin.

Summary:
Transfer hotel – railway station:  AC vehicle
Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 1:  Transfer to Sapa – Trek to Giang Ta Chai Village

Arrive in Lao Cai in an early, mist morning at around 5.30am. Take a drive about one hour to the fame, beautiful town, Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Take a hot, delicious breakfast in order to warm your body up then prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa.

Commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong village. You will take hiking from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay hill tribe lives. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao village where we will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people. Picnic lunch is served on the way while dinner is cooked the local house.

Summary:
Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa: 45 mins 
Trekking:   5-hr trek/dirt paths/downhill
Accommodation:  Homestay
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Trek Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Thanh Kim -  Thanh Phu Village

Wake up early and immerse yourself at tranquility morning. Take a sit on the canopy and you may see the host’s neighbors are starting a new day with interesting activities.  Have a full breakfast, and we start the today trek through the rice terraces which lead to a village of Su Pan then continue to Thanh Kim for lunch.

After lunch time, we will trek along a narrow valley downhill for 2 hours to the Ngoi Bo River, keep another one hour uphill hiking to Muong Bo Village at the center of Thanh Phu Commune. This are is home of Tay minority. We will have dinner and stay overnight in a wooden Tay stilt house.

Summary:
Trekking:   7-hr trek/dirt paths/downhill
Accommodation:  Homestay
Meals:    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Thanh Phu Village - Sapa

The last day is a quite easy day because we start hiking back to the car pack. Keep walking down hill to Thanh Phu bridge where we will meet our driver again. Take a beautiful drive back to Sapa.

Upon arrive in Sapa, we take shower and spend the rest of the day exploring Sapa town with market, square and abandoned church. Pack your things up, take some last flashing views of the charming, quiet town, at 5.30 pm we will be transferred to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.

Summary:
Trekking:   3 km - Introductory grade ( 1 hours trekking)
Transfer Sapa - railway station:  1-hr
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 4: Back to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi around 5 am. Tour ends at Hanoi Railway Station. You will need to take a taxi back to your hotel or transfer directly to airport to connect to your next destination.

Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.


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