Sapa - O/N in homestay & hotel - 3D3N

Opt : 3days/3nights - Go by night train - Back by luxury minivan

Trip code: SPH3D3N

Sapa is a mountain town in northwest Vietnam, famous for its towering peaks, steep rice terraces and picturesque villages nestled between every breathtaking view. It is one of Vietnam’s top tourist destinations. The mountains are home to distinct ethnic minorities who are willing to open their homes to travelers for a chance to learn about their unique local cultures, and explore their beautiful homeland. It is also one of the best places for trekking in Vietnam, and is home to the country’s largest mountain. For these reasons and more, Sapa is firmly etched on the tourist trail.

If you are thoughtful about how you interact with the local people, you will be rewarded with beautiful natural scenery, wonderful trekking, and unique opportunities for cultural exchange. Go to Sapa with an open mind and you will find warm people with an interesting story to tell.

Night 1: Ha Noi - Lao Cai (-)

20:30 – 20:45 we pick up at the meeting point, will guide you to the train station all the way to your cabin.

22:00 Train leave Hanoi to Lao Cai station.

 

 

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages (B/ L/ D)

After arriving at Lao Cai train station in the early morning around 6 AM, our driver is waiting you a signboard with your name on it and will pick you up from Lao Cai train station for a +/- 1 hour drive to Sapa town by join in bus (38 km)

7:30 Am arrival at our hotel you'll be offered a refreshing shower and enjoy breakfast on the top floor with stunning views of Sapa town. You can leave the luggage at the store luggage in our hotel. 

9:00 – 9:30 Am our local tour guide will pick up at the hotel for trekking to Lao Chai and Tavan villages. The trek leads through the village of Black Hmong people, where you can see how they weave and embroider their incredible clothes. Further along our descent we’ll enjoy the many colorful rice paddy fields until we reach Ta Van village, inhabited by the Dzay people.

We’ll have a filling lunch on the way and dinner in a traditional house in Ta Van village.

Overnight at our local homestay with the family the accommodation for the evening is clean, basic bedding and mosquito nets are provided. You will sleep on mattresses on the floor in a mixed-gender dormitory style and there a few ways to better understand a country and its people.

 

 

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai villages– Sa Pa (B/ L/ D)

After a traditional breakfast we leave Ta Van and continue our trek to visit the Red Dao people in Giang Ta Chai village. We pass some stunning scenery and a lovely waterfall along our route. As their name suggests, red is used extensively in the Red Dao women’s clothing and scarves. The terrain can be steep at times and slightly challenging. However, passengers with a moderate fitness level should be fine.

Our journey leads us along the small paths edging the rice fields, across the Muong Hoa River and lunch will be on the way at a fantastic spot.

We’ll head back to Ta Van after our second amazing trekking in the early afternoon where we enjoy our lunch before heading back to Sa Pa town.

Check in & have dinner at the hotel 

 

 

Day 3: Cat Cat & Shin Chai Villages – Sapa – Hanoi (B/ L)

After freshen up and breakfast in the restaurant, check out and leave the luggage at store luggage at your hotel

9:30 Am Our guide will come to your hotel to pick up you to walking down to the South-West of Sapa (around 4kms) to visit Catcat village of Black H'mong people. Relax  at  the  food  of  the stunning waterfall  and  the  vestige  of a hydroelectric  power  station  that  was constructed  by the  French  during  the  colonial  time  in  Vietnam.  And then next 3km to Shin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina “.  Walk up back to Sapa, have lunch and you will free time in the afternoon for leisure or shopping.

15:00 – 15:30 Your Luxury minivan is leaving at our hotel for your depart to Hanoi.

21:00 – 21:30 arriving back your hotel. Tour finishes.

Type of tour You are a group 2 – 5 Pax
(Per person in $US)
You are a group 2 – 5 Pax
(Per person in $US)
Join Group Tour (3* Hotel) 164 USD 154 USD
Private Tour (3* Hotel) 229 USD 219 USD
Join Group Tour (4* Hotel) 199 USD 189 USD
Private Tour (4* Hotel) 299 USD 289 USD

Peak season surcharge:

+ 25% on Lunar New Year’s dates (01st to 06th Feb, 2019)

 

Notes:

- We use Sleeping train – Deluxe cabin with 4 beds in 1 cabin for your trip. Besides, we also have VIP cabin with only 2 beds, which is more private. You will pay extra $US 30 per person.

- In homestay, you will sleep on mattresses on the floor in a mixed-gender dormitory style

 

Children Policy

  • Child under 5 years old: free of charge (maximum is 1 child/room, sharing bed with parents)
  • Children from 5 to fewer than 9 years old are charged 75% the adult’s tour price (sharing room with parents)
  • Children from 9 years old & above will be charged as an adult 

 

Things to bring & to know:

  • Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
  • Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
  • Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
  • You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.
  • Homestay’s facilities are not as in hotel in Sapa.
  • Old people, kids should not attend the long trek (9 kms)
  • You may stay overnight at homestay for 1st night or you may do on 2nd night. Our tour leader will inform you on bus to Sapa.
Book this tour
Include:
  • Train tickets (soft sleeper with AC – 4bed/cabin)
  • Bus Lao Cai station – Sa Pa
  • Luxury Minivan Sa Pa - Hanoi
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fee tickets
  • Accommodation (01 night Homestay, 1 night hotel)
  • Meals (03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 02 dinners)
  • Bus from village back to Sa Pa town
  • Bus Hotel/office – Hanoi train station
Exclude:  Drinks, Tips, Personal expenses, All other services not clearly mentioned above.