Tour code: SP 06E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Villages in Sapa, Northern, Vietnam
Duration: 2 days
Tour type: Private tour
Tour price: USD $/person
An English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and take you to Hanoi Train Station for the 21:05 overnight train to Lao Cai.
Trekking to Lao Chai – Ta Van villages (B/ L/ D)
The train will arrive at Lao Cai Train Station at approximately 06:00. A vehicle wil be waiting to take you to Sapa where you can check into your hotel (early check-in subject to availability) and have breakfast at the hotel restaurant. After breakfast you will have the rest of the morning to take in your new surroundings and explore Sapa Town. After, you will drive to the Hmong village of Lao Chai. You will have time to meet the local people and see the daily acitivities of mountain life. You will have lunch with a local family before setting off on a walk through the rice paddies. Along the way you will see the traditional techniques of farming rice on the sides of the mountains. You will trek to the Giay village of Ta Van where you can meet the local people and learn about their culture. From here, you will drive back to Sapa and spend the night in the hotel.
Get back to Sapa town by car in late afternoon.
Walking & trekking: 5 hours, easy grade
Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi (B/ L/_)
After breakfast, you will trek for 3 to 4 hours to the Hmong village of Cat Cat. After having some time to meet the local people and learn about life in the village, you can relax next to a beautiful waterfall. The water comes tumbling down the side of the mountain and over the rocks creating a refreshing mist of air. Cat Cat Waterfall was once home to a hydroelectric power station which was installed by the French during their occupation of Sapa. After a delicious picnic lunch at the side of the river, you will trek to Sin Chai village which sits at the foot of the impressive Fansipan Mountain, the tallest peak in Indochina. You can enjoy brilliant views over the mountains and valleys before returning to Sapa by jeep. In the late afternoon, you will drive to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.
Walking & trekking: 6 hours, easy grade
Tour price includes:
+ English speaking guide
+ All transportation and transfers
+ Train tickets
+ Meals as indication
+ Entrance fees and permits where applicable
+ Bottle of water on coach/trek
Tour price excludes :
+ Pre & Post trip accommodation
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips and expenses
+ Travel insurance
What to take:
+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade...