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 for Sapa
Our luxury adventure trip starts with an overnight train journey from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai. Our English assistance will pick up & bring you to the Hanoi Station at 120 Le Duan Str., Hanoi for getting on the Victoria Express departure at 21.55-06.00.
Saturday. Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L)
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00am. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa, we will check into Victoria hotel (Early check-in subject to availabilty) and have breakfast at the Ta Van Restaurant of Victoria Hotel and then enjoy a free morning to explore around town. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 2 pm for a walking tour to the hilltribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong ethnic minority peoples. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. In the village you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.
Day 3 (Sunday)
Sunday. Sapa - Lao Cai - Victoria Express (B/L)
Following breakfast, we explore the Sapa Sunday market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hilltribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to the H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you could ever meet. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way to a family home in Ta Van village. Transfer to Lao Cai station for Victoria Express back to Hanoi departure at 21.05-06.00. Overnight at Victoria Express. The trip ends at Hanoi station.
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...