SAPA TREKKING & HOMESTAY
3 Days / 4 Nights
Tour route: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Hanoi
Group tour: US$135/p.p
At a glance:
- Tour code: CT0068
- Tour style: Group tour
- Tour type: Hill tribes trekking
- Grade: Medium trekking
- Vehicle: Train & bus
- Accommodation: homestay
Sapa is famous for its beautiful, cool climate and colorful local markets. Along this medium-level trek, enjoy stunning natural scenery and see villages still following traditional ways of life. Allow yourself to fall into the natural rhythm of Vietnam!
What You’ll Do
> Trek through Vietnam’s beautiful Sapa region
> Visit ethnic villages and experience daily life in rural Sapa
What to Expect
On this wonderful trek to Vietnam’s stunning Sapa region, visit 5 villages – Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, and Sin Chai. The beautiful villages showcase ancient Vietnam with village people still following very traditional ways of life. The villages visited on the trek are home to 3 different minority groups – the Black H’Mong, the Dzay, and Red Dao people.
DAY 01: Noi Bai pick up – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Upon arrival in Hanoi ‘s Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted and transferred to Hanoi railway station. Free at leisure.
Night train to Lao Cai starting at 9.40pm. Sleep on the soft sleeping train, 04 bedded cabin
DAY 02: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Pick up at Lao Cai station transfer to Sapa for breakfast and check-in hotel (if available).
12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
Home-stay at the Dzay local house.
DAY 03: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa
Breakfast before start tour with 08 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the Car to return to Sapa by bus
Free at your own program untill 17:00
17:30 Transfer to Lao Cai train station. before getting on the night train back to Ha Noi. End of services
Hanoi arrival at 6.00am, morning taxi to your hotel (this will do by and pay by yourself)
- Bus from Lao Cai to Sapa and back to Lao Cai
- Pickup from Giang Ta Chai
- Accommodation in Giang Ta Chai
- Return train tickets from Hanoi to Lao Cai and back to Hanoi (soft sleeper A/C wooden cabins with 4 soft beds)
- 3 star hotel in Sapa
- All meals on tour
- Entrance fees to the villages
- English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
- Any drinks
- Private expenses
Accommodation on this tour
Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more day in Sapa to conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system before going to visit Bac Ha market next day. Extra charge US$60/p.p
Conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Silver Waterfall . The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. After that, we are driven to Tram Ton Pass where we will trek 30 minutes through the forest. Along the way, you have chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the Golden Stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa, returning to Tram Ton Pass. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
After that we will be transferred to cable car station where we will have 25 minutes travelling to Fanispan Mountain where is considered to be the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam now. Back to Sapa Town to have lunch then transfer to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back Hanoi
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