Sapa - O/N in Homestay - Great Experience - 2D3N

Opt : 2days/3nights - go & back by night train

Trip code: SPH2D3N

The township of Sapa lies on a hill station at the attitude of about 1,600m and was built by the French into a famous summer resort with some hundred colonial villas which was well-known as “ Tonkin’s Alps” . The complicated terrain of Sapa including steeped high mountains with sharp cuts and large valleys, many streams of water in combination with sloped terraced paddies form magnificent scenery. Sapa is one of the most wonderful places in Asia and is a magical combination of landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air. 

Sapa Trekking - Homestay is a wonderful tour which will provide you a unique and unforgettable experience. You will have a chance to learn more about the interesting local architecture, to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes and to discover the daily life of the tribal people. Staying with a local family, sharing their home, eating with them and discover the region with them will give you a very different point of view of Sapa. Join us in this superb tour to this magical land.

Night 1: Hanoi - 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 - Sapa - 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 and the Muong Hoa valley. 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 - Su Pan - Sa Pa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (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 or at restaurant in Sapa central.

You have free time to discover Sapa town on your own if you like, free shower service available at our hotel. 

Have dinner before going back Lao Cai Station or after arrive in Lao Cai train station. 

17:00 or 18:15 Our bus will bring you back Lao cai Station to take the train back Hanoi.

21:40: Train leave Lao Cai station to return Hanoi.

 

Night 3:  Lao Cai - Hanoi (-)

5:30 AM – Arrive at Tran Quy Cap Train Station. Tour ends.

Type of tour You are 2 - 5 people
(per person in US $)
You are 6 - 10 people
(per person in US $)
Join group 124 USD 114 USD
Private tour 189 USD 169 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.

 

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 because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold from September to 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)
Book this tour
Include:
  • Return train tickets (4 bed/cabin with AC) 
  • Bus Laocai – Sapa – Laocai
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fee tickets
  • Accommodation (01 night Homestay)
  • Meals (02 breakfasts, 02 lunchs, 02 dinners)
  • Bus from village back to Sapa town (Day 2)
  • Bus Hotel – Hanoi train station (1way)
Exclude: Drinks, Tips, Personal expenses, All other services not clearly mentioned above.