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Trip information

Sapa Biking and Trekking (homestay)

Trip code: SBT-H-2
Duration: 2 days & 3 nights
Departure: Everyday
From price: US$189/person
Type: Private tour
Grading: Moderate
Accommodation: Homestay (1 nt), overnight train (2 nts)
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches

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TRIP CODE: SBT-H-2  |  Departure: everyday, from Hanoi  |  Tour type: private

 

Summary
On this trip, the ride takes you along Lao Chai, Ta Van Village and then deep into Ban Ho valley, which is home to Tay, Red Dao minorities. You will enjoy beautiful landscape, meet friendly local people and spend one night in the Tay's stilt house, which can be a unique experience that you have ever had.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Su Pan - Ban Ho - Thanh Phu - Nam Sai.

Highlights

  • Visit Muong Hoa valley and many villages in Sapa: Lao Chai, Ta Van, and Ban Ho.
  • Give you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, daily lifestyle, and exclusive custom.
  • Homestay in a Tay local house.    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Easy trekking in Lao Chai, Ta Van, Su Pan, and Ban Ho (homestay).
B, L, D
Day 3 Biking in Thanh Phu and Nam Sai
B, L

What to bring?

    • Original passport with valid visa
    • Camera and rolls of film
    • Sun block
    • Sun glasses
    • Wide brim hat
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Warm clothes
    • Small amount of cash
    • Personal medicines
    • Insect repellent
    • Joy and big smiles



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Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
We will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 7.00 pm and transfer you to Hanoi train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai province. Experience the romantic overnight train travel.

Transfer from hotel to train station | Night train: 4-soft sleeper A/C shared cabin | Meals: not applicable.

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai - Ta Van - Su Pan - Ban Ho homestay (B, L, D)
Arrive at Lao Cai's train station at 6.00 am. We will take 1-hour car 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 you have your breakfast and freshen up before the trip. Glide 9km to Lao Chai village to visit the Black H'Mong people, and then continue 2km along a trail to Ta Van to meet the local Giay people. After lunch in Su Pan, ride 10km of rocky road down the valley to Ban Ho. Stop at the home stay of your Tay hosts to drop off your gear, then take a walk around the village to the waterfall for a swim. Then you will have tasteful dinner in a local house and stay overnight in the Tay's stilt house.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa | Biking & trekking: 21km, moderate grade | English speaking guide | Home stay at a Tay local house | Meals: B, L, D.
 
Day 3: Thanh Phu – Nam Sai – Lao Cai Station (B, L)
After breakfast, cycle 8km to Thanh Phu, then doing a 7km loop along the trail to Nam Sai villages to visit Xa Pho and Red Dzao ethnic minority groups. Head back to Thanh Phu for lunch in a local house, then cycle down the stunning valley to a hanging bridge. Drive back up the valley to Sapa. In late afternoon we will transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train to Hanoi. You will be arriving in Hanoi at 5.30 am next day.

Transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai station | Biking & trekking: 15km, moderate grade | English speaking guide | Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.

 

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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  • If the price goes down after you book, we will refund the difference — guaranteed.
Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Standard
$219 $10

 
What's included?

  • Pick-up and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the program.
  • Return overnight train tickets in 4-berth cabin (A/C wooden soft sleeper). If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us.
  • Standard local house
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle and/or a private jeep with an experienced safe driver.
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request).
  • Freshen up service.
  • Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • All taxes and service charge.

Special offer

  • We'll arrange Vietnam visa (1 month, single entry) for all members of your group for free of charge

What's excluded?

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.