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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 situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and colorful attire. 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 villages 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.

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 AC 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 around 5.30 am. We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa.

You will commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong ethnic minority village. You will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village where we will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people. Pinic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in 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

After breakfast, we start the trek through the rice terraces to the village of Su Pan then continue to Thanh Kim for lunch. After lunch time, we will trek along a narrow valley downhill for 2 hour to the Ngoi Bo River, then uphill for 1 hour to Muong Bo Village at the center of Thanh Phu Commune - a village 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

After breakfast, we walk down hill to Thanh phu bridge to take a beautiful drive back to Sapa. Upon arrive in Sapa we take shower and spend the rest of the day exploring Sapa town. 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.

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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