Tour Code :STPK- 04 - Sapa Easy Treking & Visiting Package Trip
Duration: 4 days/ 5 nights
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Highlights of Sapa brings most of Sapa’s natural wanders to your holidays. You will enjoy much the natural beauty and magnificent landscapes while paying visit to Sapa’s most beautiful valleys, meeting 4 tribal peoples, witnessing unique ways of life. For your 4th day of the trip, one of the tribal traditional markets in the region such as Sapa,Bac Ha, Coc Ly, Muong Hum,Cao Son …will add more color to your vacation.
Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 19h.30 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.
Day 1 : Lao Cai - Sapa Town’s Highlights
The train arrives at Lao Cai station early at about 06.00, meet your guide and driver as you check out and an hour transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa. Great views of valleys and terraced rice fields along the way.
After Breakfast your guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos.
Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tells you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sapa and the northwest region. Later in the afternoon, you may wish to continue your walk down hill to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong, 5 km away or drop in a local terraced café to enjoy your self as the cloud comes and goes.
- Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own
- Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 2 : Visit Ta Phin Valley - Silver Waterfall - Tram Ton Pass
Today morning, you will visit Ta Phin commune 14 km southeast of Sapa town. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Zao and Black H’mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic peoples are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Zao are economical and reserved…
Take a 14km drive to the center of the valley, you will enjoy an easy walk following village path around the valley, paying visit to H’mong hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your foot. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Transfer back to Sapa for Lunch and noon break.
Afternoon, Local guide and driver will pick you up at about 02.00 pm and then drive up hill to see the famous Silver Waterfall and then onto Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1,800 m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range as well as over viewing spectacular landscapes of the whole area, stretching endlessly. Transfer back to Sa Pa and relax.
- Breakfast & Picnic Lunch included, Dinner on your own
Day 3 : Tribal Villages visiting along Muong Hoa Valley
Two high ranges of mountains run in parallel southwest of Sa Pa town create Muong Hoa valley, famous for its breathtaking scenery in the region which is home to the major part of Sa Pa’s ethnic population including the H’mong, Zao, Zay, Tay and Xa Pho.
Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…Many time, leaving the main road, you will visit tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay, Su Pan of the Black H’mong, Ban Ho of the Tay…there are chances for meeting and contacting locals at home and at works. We leave Ban Ho in late afternoon, drive back to Sapa. Evening is at your leisure.
- Breakfast & Picnic Lunch ,Dinner included
- Overnight train in first class 4 beds cabin with air-conditioning
Day 4 : Full day joining a Tribal Traditional Market
Depending on what date it is today, you can choose one of the market available for your interest in our market list and we shall refine a detail itinerary and activities. After a day joining locals and enjoying their market atmosphere and activities, you will arrive Lao Cai Station at about 18.00, having a shower before boarding the overnight train for Hanoi which arrive the next morning and trip ends.
- Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own
- Overnight train in first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition
Tour Price per person in US Dollars
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|4 star hotel||520||510||495||Booking now|
Tour price includes
- Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
- Return train tickets in 4 bed cabin of Victoria carriage or deluxe 2 bed cabin of other train carriage.
- Accommodation: 1 night in Superior room, Victoria Sa Pa Hotel.
- All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
- Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
- Local English speaking tour guide.
Tour price excludes
- Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
- Drinks and personal expenses.
Sapa is the most popular place to go in the Far Northwest amongst budget travelers and packages tourists alike. By using Sapa as a base you can hike off to more remote ‘traditional’ hill tribe villages and sometimes you will be offered a bed in a village for the night. Sapa was originally built as a hill station in the early part of this century and, in winter, gets bitterly cold. If you are going to be visiting Sapa in winter do not forget the winter woollies.
Sapa is preparing itself for the continuing tourist boom considerably well. Behind Sapa, towards Phong Tho is a high pass forming part of the Hoang Lien Mountains that were known to the French as the Tonkinese Alps. This range includes Fansipan, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143m, which view at dawn could be spectacular.
There is a weekend market in Sapa during which the town fills up with hilltribe people selling their wares. If you want to see these tribes as they "traditionally" live (as opposed to flogging jackets to tourists), either go for a hike or head over to Dien Bien Phu from Sapa. This stretch has the most traditional people you will see in the whole of Vietnam. It seems that most tourist groups pile into Sapa during the weekend for the market. However, travelers have reported that during the week is a much better time to catch a glimpse of the real Sapa avoiding from a big hassle of tourists.
You can hike in the surrounding area and visit a number of fairly traditional predominantly Mong hilltribe villages. Further afield is the colourful Red Zao, Dzay, Tay and Xa Pho people. A home stay in the Tay village would be unforgettable experience.
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