Tour code: BH 03E
Departure dates: Every Friday
Destination:Sapa, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration: 3 days
Tour type: Private Tour
Tour price: USD $/person
Friday: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa
An English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi at 21:00 and take you to Hanoi Train Station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.
Saturday. Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L)
The train will arrive at Lao Cai Train Station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to take you to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once in Sapa, you can check into the Victoria Hotel (early check-in subject to availability) and have breakfast at the Ta Van Restaurant of Victoria Hotel. This morning, you will have free time to explore Sapa Town. You will meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 14:00 for a walking tour to the traditional Hmong village of Cat Cat. This is a fantastic way to discover the outstanding natural beauty of the area. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below, you will meet some of the local people on their way to and from Sapa. In the village, you have the opportunity to meet the local families and find out more about their culture. You will spend the night at the Victoria Hotel in Sapa Town.
Sunday. Sapa - Lao Cai - Victoria Express (B/L)
Following breakfast, you will explore the Sapa Sunday Market with its hoards of stalls, all selling fascinating local goods. This is a great chance to meet the people and find out about their handicrafts. The incredible artistry of the hand weaved textiles is a real highlight. After visiting the market, you will set off on our 3-4 hour trek along buffalo paths and trails and through the small picturesque villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to the H'mong, and Dzay people. This invigorating walk will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery of mountains and rice paddies and give you the chance to meet some of the local people. You will stop for a picnic lunch on the way to a family home in Ta Van Village. In the evening, you will be driven to Lao Cai Train Station for the 21:05 overnight train to Hanoi.
Tour price includes:
+ English speaking H'Mong people 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...