Following your arrival in the early morning, you can shower, have breakfast and then begin exploring Sapa and its beautiful valley for 2 days, spending 1 night in the lovely View Hotel. The trek involves travelling from Sapa along the Muong Hoa River, during this you will pass through fascinating H'Mong villages. A great opportunity to take memorable photos, interact with locals and admire the spectacular scenery.
Sapa 2 days – 3 nights
(2 ways night train - hotel stay)
Within only 2 days, Sapa Budget Tours with Hotel stay will bring you a brief understanding of Sapa and its tribal people while enjoying its fascinating scenery, paying visit to Sapa town and 3 tribal villagers of Black H'mong, Red Dzao and Dzay people which is well-known for its breathtaking scenery. You will spend 2 nights on the train in 4 bed cabin with air-conditioning and 1 night in our Sapa Panorama Hotel.
At about 08:00 PM, You will be picked and transferred from your hotel to the Hanoi train station by our staff for boarding at 9:40 PM or 10:00 PM. Sleep overnight on a shared soft sleeper berth cabin to Laocai.
The next morning: The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 05:30 where your Sapa Panorama Hotel & Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Nova Hotel & Travel" sign when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by bus to Sapa (about an hour). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to our hotel for a morning shower & breakfast, then prepare for the trek as detailed below:
Day 1: Sapa Town - Cat Cat - Sin Chai Villages
After freshen up and Breakfast in our Cau May restaurant you will enjoy a walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H'mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir.
Back to Sapa Panorama Hotel & Travel office and departing for a walk to Cat Cat village locating near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Spectacular scenery of mountains and terraced rice paddies changes after every corner as you walk downhill. Getting through Cat Cat village of the H'mong, you will pay visiting to some local homes, witnessing their daily life activities and experiencing their hospitability. Continue walking down to the valley bottom, having a break at a stunning waterfall where the French built a hydraulic power station. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 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 a mini Van to return to Sapa. The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure
Day 2: Explore 3 Minority Villages - Night train to Hanoi
Leaving your hotel after Breakfast, you will walk along the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path downhill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen.
Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H'mong families, watching them doing their daily works.
After picnic Lunch, following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools... you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Pick up and transfer back to Sapa in the afternoon
Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin
At 06:00 pm, you will be transferred by a tourist shared bus to Lao Cai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early at 05.00 AM next morning. Trip ends.
Private trip: on request
Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin to/from Lao Cai.
Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa and back by a shared mini bus with air-con.
Return overnight train basing on first class 4 berth shared cabin with air-con.
Stand by van pick up from village to Sapa.
Accommodation: 1 night in 3 star Hotel, rom with mountain view.
All meals as mentioned on above itinerary.
Sightseeing fee, tax and services charge.
Local English speaking tour guide.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Drinks and Personal expenses.
- Tip for driver & guide.
Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat.
US 152$/ person
Hotel with mountain view/ balcony: + extra US 10$/ person
Single supplement: + extra US 25$
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