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TRIP CODE: SCL-M-3  |  Departure: Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday. From Hanoi |  Tour type: private

 

Summary
Joining this tour you have a chance to visit, meet, and talk with the local tribes along the nicest valley of Sapa.

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Coc Ly market.

Highlights

  • Visit CocLy Market open on Tuesday.
  • Enjoy the rowing boat on Chay River.
  • Visit a part of Muong Hoa valley like: Y Linh Ho village, Lao Chai village, Ta Van village
  • Visit Cat Cat and Sin Chai village 

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Easy trekking in Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van villages.
B, L
Day 3 Easy trekking in Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages.
B, L
Day 4 Visiting Coc Ly market (on Tuesday only).
B, L

Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can visit Coc Ly market (opening on Tuesday only) on the Day 2 or Day 3.

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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Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Coc Ly market (opening on Tuesday only) on the Day 2 or Day 3 of the trip.


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 – Y Linh Ho – 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 you have your breakfast and freshen up before the trip. Starting with 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. And then continuing with 3km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong people. Lunch at a local house, and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily lifestyles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscape on the way. Get back to Sapa town by jeep or motorbike.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa | Walking: 3km | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.

Day 3: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa (B, L) 
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 3 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. 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 next 3 km 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: 6km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.

 
Day 4: Sapa – Coc Ly market (Tuesday) – Lao Cai station (B, L)
Leave Sapa at 6.30 am for CocLy market (open on every Tuesday), which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H'mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Giay, HaNhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another experience. Say goodbye to the market and get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high rock mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtakingly waterfalls. The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town - Bao Nhai and then take jeep back to Laocai station for the night train to Hanoi.

Transfer to Lao Cai station | Trek: 2km, easy grade |Boat trip: 1 hour | English speaking guide | Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.

 

 

BOOK  THIS  TOUR


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) $279 $29
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $319 $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.