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Sapa Tour with Different Roads Transfer

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Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van - Thanh Phu - Ban Lech - Yen Bai - Hanoi 
4-day tour with 3-day trek and 3-night home-stay
Trekking grade: Moderate
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Our newest adventure taking advantage of newest Highway in Vietnam launched in Sep 2014 exposes the beauty of the most wonderful valley in Sapa via amazing trek trails. You will complete your exotic trekking experience with authentic homestay at local ethnic houses. The trip is done via road transfer only giving the most flexibility in schedule with the combination of express highway and traditional, stunning twisting road along mountains.the Sapa trekking adventure ends up with a homestay at hidden, lovely Lavie Vu Linh is surely an unforgetatble highlight

Tour Highlights
  • Experience different road transfers
  • Awesome trekking trails
  • Authentic homestay
  • Stunning Thac Ba lake

Sapa Tour with Different Roads Transfer route map


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

PRICE (Per person)
Valid to 30th May 2015

2 persons:       US$ 353   US$ 317
3-4 persons:   US$ 239   US$ 215
5-6 persons:   US$ 226   US$ 203
7-8 persons:   US$ 199   US$ 179
From 9 persons: price on request


•  Private transfer with A/C vehicles
•  English or French speaking guide through out
•  Meals as indicated in the itinerary
•  Homestay permission
•  First-aid kit
•  Water & Snacks
•  Entrance fees & sightseeing fees


•  Travel insurance
•  Visa
•  Tips
•  Personal expenses



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Day 01: Hanoi – Sapa via new Express Highway – trek to Ta Van (B,L)

ActiveTravel Vietnam 's 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 ethnics. 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, village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van, village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. Overnight in home stay 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 continues 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 is 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 - Vũ 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 beautifull 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 late afternoon - a beautiful ecolodge homestay close to Thac Ba, a human-made lake for the very first hydro electric plant in Vietnam.
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: Vũ 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 hydro electric plant in 1971. Accidentally, this area is mainly limestone then it creates hundreds of islets on 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 transfering 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



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