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

 

Summary
Sapa Easy Trekking is a great tour for all guests with interesting sight seeing and highland scape. Trekking and visiting ethnic minorities are main parts of this tour. Let's explore and experience with our trip.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Suoi Ho - Ma Tra - Ta Phin.

Highlights

  • Visiting many local villages: Lao Chai village of the H’mong, Ta Van village, Cat Cat village, Sin Chai village, Ma Tra village.
  • Staying in hotel with mountain view (home-stay option is available, click here for more details).    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Easy trekking in Lao Chai, and Ta Van villages. B, L
Day 3 Visiting Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages.
B, L
Day 4
Visiting Suoi Ho, Ma Tra, and Ta Phin 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 - 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 - Sin Chai - Sapa (B, L)
After breakfast, we walk downhill to the south-west of Sapa to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong people. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then trek to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain - "the roof of Vietnam and Indochina". From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way by a jeep to return to Sapa town.

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

Day 4: Sapa - Suoi Ho - Ma Tra - Ta Phin - Lao Cai station (B, L)
After breakfast, we take 5km by jeep to visit the red Dzao people in Suoi Ho to see the tea plantations and cardamon gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black H’mong minority people at Ma Tra. Trek 3 hours through the forest. Picnic lunch en –route. Reach Ta Phin village where we have chance to learn about the lifestyle and the custom of the red Dzao minority, enjoy landscapes… then drive back to Sapa town. 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 | Trekking: 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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  • If the price goes down after you book, we will refund the difference — guaranteed.
Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Standard 3* (Bamboo Sapa hotel or equivalent) $249 $29
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $289 $49
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $375 $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.