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Sapa Trekking Tour (Different Transfer)

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Hanoi - Highway Express - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van - Thanh Phu - Ban Lech - Yen Bai via Road 70- Hanoi 
4-day tour with 3-day trek and 3-night home-stay
Trekking grade: Moderate View grading definition here

This Vietnam adventure tour taking advantage of the new Highway in Vietnam launched in Sep 2014 exposes the beauty of the most wonderful valley in amazing Sapa trek trails. From Hanoi, you will drive to Sapa via Highway Express while on the way back, you will take the old, mountainous road No 70. This Sapa trekking tour will not use train transfer through night so this tour gives the utmost flexibility in schedule.You will complete your exotic trekking experience with authentic homestay at local ethnic houses. After stunning trekking in Sapa to hidden villages, we is about to end up at a homestay at hidden, lovely Lavie Vu Linh - surely an unforgettable highlight.

Tour Highlights
  • Driving to & from Sapa on different roads
  • Awesome trekking trails
  • Authentic homestay
  • Stunning Thac Ba lake

Sapa Trekking Tour (Different Transfer) route map

TOUR AT GLANCE

Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa via Highway - Trekking Village
Day 2: Ta Van trek to Thanh Phu Village
Day 3: Ban Lech - Transfer via Road No.70 to Lavie Vu Linh - Yen bai.
Day 4: Thac Ba Lake - Transfer to Hanoi. Tour concludes

TOUR PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 30th Dec 2017

Group of 2: US$ 317
Group of 3-4: US$ 215
Group of 5-6: US$ 203
Group of 7-8: US$ 179
From 9 up: on request

Tour Inclusions

- Private transfer with A/C vehicles
- Private English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated
- Homestay permission
- First-aid kit
- Water & Snacks
- Entrance & sightseeing fees
- Service charges & taxes

Tour Exclusions

- Travel insurance
- Visa arrangement
- Tips
- Personal expenses
- Other not mentioned
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Day 01: Hanoi – Sapa via new Express Highway – trek to Ta Van (B,L)

Our Vietnam adventure tour guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and head to Sapa via New Express Highway Hanoi – Lao Cai opened in Sep 2014. Lunch at Lao Cai city and then continuing to Sapa.
When we arrive Sapa, drive toward Muong Hoa valley for home stay check-in and short walking journey. We will then start your walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area. The guide provides you interesting information about rice planting techniques by local ethnic. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily farming life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai, a village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van, a village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. Overnight in homestay Ta Van.
Approx: 5.5 hours driving/ 2 hours walking.
Accommodation: Homestay in Sapa
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 02: Ta Van – Su Pan – Nam Toong - My Son - Thanh Phu (B, L)

After breakfast, we transfer to Su Pan.  We will start hiking downhill through the breathtaking scenery. Passing through the Ban Ho village where you will witness the stunning views of the valley and rice paddy terraces, you will have the opportunity to explore the Ban Ho village of Tay minority before crossing the suspension bridge over the stream. We continue uphill to the Red Dao minority village of Nam Toong, where you guide will prepare a delicious lunch in a local school.
Following with lunchtime, we descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest groups ethnic in Northern Vietnam. From there we take a short walk to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority where we are about to stay overnight at a traditional house of the Tay. Spare time for you take an easy walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.
Approx: 30 mins driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
Accommodation: Homestay in Sapa
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Thanh Phu – Ban Lech – Sapa – Yên Bái via old road No.70 - Vu Linh homestay (B, L)

Today’s trek is relatively short compared to other days. Having breakfast and leaving Thanh Phu for 2 hours downhill to the Muong Bo River, we cross the river to the other bank and then challenging uphill for 2,5 hours along a narrow trail to Ban Lech Village of the Red Zao.
Spend an hour exploring this beautiful village before being picked up for 1-hour road transfer back to Sapa. Leaving Sapa after lunch via the old road No 70  which once is the sole road connecting Hanoi and Lao Cai. The old road takes you longer than the new highway but you will be rewarded back with stunning scenery after passing each turn embracing mountain's slopes.

Arrive in Lavie Vu Linh in the late afternoon - a beautiful ecolodge homestay close to Thac Ba, a human-made lake for the very first hydroelectric plant in Vietnam. Walking a few minutes on a dirt trail to the boat pier, take a short boat to Vu Linh homestay and lodge. Overnight there tonight.
Approx: 5 hours driving/ 4,5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
Accommodation: Homestay in Lavie Vu Linh - Yen Bai
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Vu Linh explore around – Hanoi (B,L,)

Enjoy breakfast then you will take a boat to visit Thac Ba lake. The lake was made by damming Chay River to build Thac Ba hydroelectric plant in 1971. Accidentally, this area is mainly limestone then it creates hundreds of islets on the surface and makes the water emerald all year round. The whole scenery gives you feeling of a small Halong bay but completely untouched. You boat back and lunch at Lavie Vu Linh before transferring back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon, free time to relax and get ready for your next adventures in Vietnam or Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia.
End of the tour.
Approx: 3.5 hours driving/ 2 hours boating
Accommodation: Not Available
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch