Sapa discovery tour with bus pick up

Sapa Market – Vietnam
Sapa Market – Vietnam

Day 1: Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai
Make your way to Hanoi train station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam’s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The train departs at 21:15 pm. (No transfer, no meal included)

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Catcat village
Arrive early in Lao cai at 06 00 am, we get picked up by shuttle bus for our drive up the spectacular Sapa pass, which is 1300 m high, 33 km long. The bus ride uphill takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Arrive Sapa in the morning; we have some free time to wander around, exploring this beautiful multi-ethnic town. In the afternoon, we take a walk to Cat Cat Waterfall to visit Black H’Mong minority people. Return to Sapa for a shower and a rest before heading out for dinner. Overnight in Sapa. Optional activity: visit Ham Rong Mt. for some good panoramic views of Sapa town and the surrounding valleys. (No included meals)

Day 3:  Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan – Ban Ho
In the morning, start driving to visit Black HMong village of Laochai and Dzay village of Tavan.  After that, we continue our day of trekking takes you along local paths, up and down rice terraces and into the villages and homes of the local hill tribes, the Dzays, the Dzaos, the Hmongs, the Tays. Picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho.  Overnight with a Tay hill tribe family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included) Trekking distance:      13 km / 4 – 5hours

Day 4: Ban Ho – Sapa –  Hanoi
Short trek to the dirt road for the vehicle to ride back to Sapa. Free afternoon to explore Sapa town, with great shopping in the market. We are transferred by shuttle bus in the late afternoon to Laocai for our train trip to Hanoi. Train at 20 15 pm. (Breakfast, Lunch are included)  Trekking distance: 7 km / 2 hours

Day 5              Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi at 05 30 am. Make your way to your hotel. Tour ends. (No meal, no transfer included)

PRICE PER PERSON
2 * basis – Chau Long Hotel old wing

Group size

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > = 8
USD

Surcharged 4USD/ person for train ticket in the weekend.
Optional service: Private transfer from Hanoi RWS to your hotel (1-2pax: +10$; 3-8pax: +13$)

 4 * basis – Chau Long Hotel new wing

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > = 8
USD

Surcharged 4USD/ person for train ticket in the weekend.
Optional service: Private transfer from Hanoi RWS to your hotel (1-2pax: +10$; 3-8pax: +13$)

What to bring:
Comfortable walking boots
Rainwear
A warm fleece in the winter
Camera and film
Medicine for personal use

INCLUSIONS
A.C soft sleeper train
English speaking guide in Sapa
Shuttle bus transfer
Vehicle transfer after the trek
Hotel in Sapa: 2* or 4* indicated of requires
Home-stay at Ban Ho villages
Meals as indicated in itinerary (B, L, D)
All admission fees and permits
Drinking water during the trek

EXCLUSIONS
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated (allow US$ 4-6 /meal/person)
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses

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