Nested under the shadow of Fansipan Mountain, Sapa town beautifully sits on a hill top at 1,600m above sea level, viewing over the Muong Hoa valley. Being unknown until 1880s when the French arrived Sapa town, it was quickly became well-known for its natural beauty, fresh and cool climate.
Sapa woke up to welcome the first tourists in early 1990s and be developing into a large town to serve the booming tourism. Although experiencing such fast growing, the town is well maintained its own charms and resisted its harmony to the surrounding nature. From the top of Ham Rong Mountains a perfect panorama view of the town open wide with lovely architectures and buildings under the shades of pine trees which centered around the Church and market place.
Night 1: Ha Noi - Lao Cai (-)
20:30 – 20:45 we pick up at the meeting point, will guide you to the train station all the way to your cabin.
22:00 Train leave Hanoi to Lao Cai station.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Lao Chai & Ta Van Village (B/ L/ D)
After arriving at Lao Cai train station in the early morning around 6 AM, our driver is waiting you a signboard with your name on it and will pick you up from Lao Cai train station for a +/- 1 hour drive to Sapa town by join in bus (38 km)
7:30 Am arrival at our hotel you'll be offered a refreshing shower and enjoy breakfast on the top floor with stunning views of Sapa town. You can leave the luggage at the store luggage in our hotel.
9:00 – 9:30 Am our local tour guide will pick up at the hotel for trekking to Lao Chai and Tavan villages. The trek leads through the village of Black Hmong people, where you can see how they weave and embroider their incredible clothes. Further along our descent we’ll enjoy the many colorful rice paddy fields until we reach Ta Van village, inhabited by the Dzay people.
We’ll have a filling lunch on the way and dinner in a traditional house in Ta Van village.
Overnight at our local homestay with the family the accommodation for the evening is clean, basic bedding and mosquito nets are provided. You will sleep on mattresses on the floor in a mixed-gender dormitory style and there a few ways to better understand a country and its people.
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai villages– Sa Pa (B/ L/ D)
After a traditional breakfast we leave Ta Van and continue our trek to visit the Red Dao people in Giang Ta Chai village. We pass some stunning scenery and a lovely waterfall along our route. As their name suggests, red is used extensively in the Red Dao women’s clothing and scarves. The terrain can be steep at times and slightly challenging. However, passengers with a moderate fitness level should be fine.
Our journey leads us along the small paths edging the rice fields, across the Muong Hoa River and lunch will be on the way at a fantastic spot.
We’ll head back to Ta Van after our second amazing trekking in the early afternoon where we enjoy our lunch before heading back to Sa Pa town.
Check in & have dinner at the hotel
Day 3: Sa Pa – Cat Cat Village – Sapa – Lao Cai (B/ L/ D)
After freshen up and breakfast in the restaurant, check out and leave the luggage at store luggage at your hotel
9:30 Am Our guide will come to your hotel to pick up you to walking down to the South-West of Sa Pa (around 4kms) to visit Cat Cat village of Black H'mong people. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. And then next 3km to Shin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina “. Walk up back to Sa Pa.
Have lunch in the restaurant
You have free time to discover Sa Pa town on your own if you like, free shower service available at our hotel.
Have dinner before going back Lao Cai Station or after arrive in Lao Cai train station.
17:00 or 18:15 Our bus will bring you back Lao cai Station to take the train back Hanoi.
21:40: Train leaves Lao Cai station to return Hanoi.
Night 4: Lao Cai - Ha Noi (-)
05:30 Arrive at Tran Quy Cap Train Station. Tour finishes.
|Type of tour||You are 2 - 5 people |
(Per person in US $)
|You are 6 - 10 people (Per person in US $)|
|Join Group (3* Hotel)||169 USD||149 USD|
|Private Tour (3* Hotel)||224 USD||204 USD|
|Join Group Tour (4* Hotel)||204 USD||184 USD|
|Private Tour (4* Hotel)||334 USD||304 USD|
Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Lunar New Year’s dates (04th to 06th Feb, 2019)
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