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TRIP CODE: BOS-3  |  Departure: everyday, from Hanoi  |  Tour type: private.

 

Summary
Not only for adventure lovers, Sapa is also a superb place for elderly visitors, family travelers as well as young couples and honeymooners to enjoy holidays.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Ham Rong - Silver waterfall - Tram Ton pass - Ta Van - Su Pan - Ban Ho.

Highlights

  • Visiting Sapa town and Ham rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area.
  • Trekking in Ta Phin commune, Ta Van, Su Pan, Ban Ho.
  • Enjoy the beauty of Silver Waterfall and Tram Ton Pass (highest mountain pass in Vietnam).    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Exploring the Sapa town's highlights. B, L
Day 3 Visiting Ta Phin commune, Silver waterfall, and Tram Ton pass.
B, L
Day 4
Visiting Ta Van, Su Pan, and Ban Ho villages.
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 province (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 station - Sapa - Ham Rong (B, L)
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. And then your guide will show you around this charming town for a brief introduction. Ten minutes of walking from hotel, you will be in the market where ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs... There are chances to get intact and taking photos. Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tell you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sapa and the northwest. Evening is set free at your leisure.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa | Trekking: 6 hours, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.

Day 3: Sapa - Ta Phin commune - Silver waterfall - Tram Ton pass - Sapa (B, L)
Visiting Ta Phin commune. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Dao and Black H'mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic peoples are very different: The H'mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Dao are economical and reserved... Your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel for a transfer to the center of the valley and from here take an easy walk following village path around the valley, passing by and paying visit to Black H'mong houses scattering on mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your feet. Continue your walk to the Red Dao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags... Drive back to your hotel and enjoy noon break.

Meet your guide and driver again for a leisure trip. The drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mountain. Just a kilometer out of the town, rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. We'll stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall before reaching to the top of the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. The wind blows stronger to force the clouds moving constantly. It is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain range. Amazingly that the weather is very different by the side: In many days it is foggy and cloudy on Sapa side and sunny brightly the other side. The rest time in the afternoon and evening is set free at your leisure.

Trekking: 6 hours, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.


Day 4: Sapa - Ta Van - Su Pan - Ban Ho - Lao Cai station (B, L)
Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa lying on the south of Sapa. Your car will take you along the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies... Leaving the main road, you will enjoy short walk to tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Giay, Su Pan of the Black H'mong, Ban Ho of the Tay... meeting locals at home and at works. Leaving Ban Ho in afternoon, your car takes you back to Sapa, freshen up have dinner before getting transfer to Lao Cai station for the overnight train back to Hanoi.

Transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai station | Trek: 6 hours, easy 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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Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Standard 3* (Bamboo Sapa hotel or equivalent) $269 $29
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $315 $49
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $399 $79

 
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.
  • Twin /double sharing room at hotel in Sapa.
  • 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.