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TRIP CODE: MES-3  |  Departure: every, from Hanoi  |  Tour type: private

 

Summary
The mountainous area of Sapa is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. In addition there are a number of ethnic minority hill tribes whose culture and way of life are truly amazing. The tour enables you to observe and experience the reality and wonder of these communities.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Silver waterfall - Ta Phin.

Highlights

  • Visit most famous destinations in Sapa: Muong Hoa Valley, Cat Cat village, Silver waterfall.
  • Easy trekking of around 10km to the villages of the Red Dzao, the H’mong, Giay...
  • Discover Ta Phin village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Easy trekking in Lao Chai, and Ta Van village. B, L
Day 3 Visiting Cat Cat and Silver waterfall.
B, L
Day 4
Visiting Ta Phin.
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 station (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: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa (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 we have breakfast in a local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. You will commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai, a Black H'mong ethnic minority village. Walking in Lao Chai village and have lunch at a local house. We then trek through terraced rice fields from Lao Chai to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, daily lifestyle, and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscape on the way. Get back to Sapa town by car in late afternoon.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa | Trekking: 4 hours, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.

Day 3: Sapa - Cat Cat - Silver waterfall - Sapa (B, L)
Breakfast is served at hotel, we then take a morning walking tour of Sapa town for visiting the busy market where Red Dao, Black H’mong and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their embroidery, silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions then back to hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, start to visit Cat Cat hill tribe village then continue visit Silver waterfall – 5km from Sapa town. In the afternoon we drive back to hotel in Sapa town.

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

Day 4: Sapa - Ta Phin - Lao Cai station (B, L)
After breakfast you will then have free time to explore Sapa town again with greatest hand made shopping. Lunch in Sapa town. After lunch prepare check out for leaving from Sapa back to Lao Cai, on the way we visit Ta Phin village – where Red Dao community tribe people lives, enjoy hiking in this village. Having dinner before take the night train back Hanoi.

Transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai station | Trekking: 5 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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  • If the price goes down after you book, we will refund the difference — guaranteed.
Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Standard 3* (Bamboo Sapa hotel or equivalent) $255 $29
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $299 $49
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $385 $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.