• 1.1 Chau Long hotel
  • 1.2 Chau Long hotel
  • 1.3 Y Linh Ho
  • 2.1 Homestay Ta Van
  • 2.2 Homestay Ta Van
  • 2.3 Homestay Ta Van
  • 2.3 Sapa
  • 2.4 Sapa
  • 2.5 Sapa
  • 2.6 Sapa
  • 2.7-Sapa
  • 2.8-Sapa
  • 3.1 Red Dao people
  • 3.2 Red Dao people
  • 3.3 Ham Rong peak

RT-311 Sapa Intermediate Trek 1 night homestay

 

Tour Code: RT-311

Sapa is the premier hill station in northern  and an incredible place for trekking lovers.  This has been a crossroads for millennia for Vietnamese, Chinese, and a diverse array of minority groups, all of whom have left the stamp of their cultures. Many minority groups retain their traditional ways of life in earthen or wooden houses in the valleys from which they tend animals and farm the hillsides above. The scenery of the imposing mountains and rice terraces gives this area a great combination of nature and culture and is definitely a place for adventurers.  Join us on this trip to experience a great trekking tour through village settings. And learn about the fascinating cultures of the locals.

DESTINATIONS

• Sapa - its valleys and mountain dwellers
• Ta Van - the quaint Dzay hill tribe village

HIGHLIGHTS

• Spectacular landscape
• Explore the road less traveled
• Trekking on local trails
• Meet colorful hill tribes

ITINERARY

DAY 1 HANOI – LAO CAI

Meals: N/A | Accommodation: cozy cabin on train

8.30pm: Depart our office (78 Ma May) to Hanoi Railway Station to catch the night train (soft sleeper with air conditioning) to Lao Cai.

DAY 2 LAO CAI – SAPA – TA VAN

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner | Accommodation: homestay

Around 6.30am: Arrive in Lao Cai and be transferred by shuttle bus to Sapa. The bus ride uphill to Sapa takes a little over an hour giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.

On arrival, you will stop by our office, meet your tour guide and leave your luggage and take a shower in our partner's hotel if you would like.

8.00am: You will enjoy a full buffet breakfast at Chau Long hotel.

9.00am: After breakfast, you’ll meet with our local guide and start the journey by going to the market with him and buy all the ingredients we will need to cook our lunch. We can then start hiking along local trails and across vegetable gardens and rice terraces on the foothill of Mount Fan Si Pan. The first part goes downhill for about an hour and a half toward Y Linh Ho hamlet. 

After crossing a suspension bridge, you will see some stunning views of the rice terraces, gardens, and houses. The scenery is great here as you will stand higher and looking down on the rice terraces and small villages. The trail leads up to Lao Chai San village where we have a simple picnic lunch. 

1.00pm: After lunch, we walk down through the village to the Golden Stream Valley, stopping at Lao Chai village to visit local H'mong people. We explore the villages of Lao Chai (Black H’mong) and Ta Van (Dzay). This is the biggest and the most scenic valley in Sapa. This trek is relatively easy as we walk along the local trails. Opportunities to visit local families and learn about their daily life and fascinating culture before arriving at the homestay in Ta Van. The homestay is simple, equipped with mattresses and a mosquito nets. We have dinner here and stay overnight.

Hiking distance: ~ 18km | 5~6h

DAY 3 TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SAPA – LAO CAI – HANOI

Meals: breakfast and lunch | Accommodation: N/A

After breakfast, we explore the village a little bit further. We then start a 3-hour trek to Giang Ta Chai village (Red Dzao). This trek offers some moderate challenges as we negotiate a winding trail by rice terraces along the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful hamlet perched on the side of Hoang Lien Mountain. After visiting a family in the village, we walk to get back on the main road. We then head back to Ta Van, where our vehicle awaits to take us back to Sapa town.

1.00pm: We drive back to Sapa for a late lunch in a local restaurant, and you’re free to explore the town, its market and sloping streets with many colorful handicrafts.

3.30pm: Meet the guide at our office. A car takes you to the bus station.

4.00pm: Comfortable shuttle bus departs from Sapa to Hanoi. Enjoy beautiful views driving along the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The bus is equipped with large individual seats, A/C and wifi. 2 stops on the way. One for toilets at about 6.30pm. The other one for dinner at about 8.00pm. The dinner is not included.

Around 10.00pm: Arrival in Hanoi center (Ly Thai To street). The transfer from there to your hotel is not included.

Hiking distance: ~ 10km | 3h

 

PRICE PER PERSON

Joined-group tour
(min. 2 participants)

Private tour | Price per person based on the group’s size

Every Tue. and Thurs.

2 people

3 to 5 people

6 and more

 2,993,000 VND

3,488,000 VND

3,263,000 VND

2,993,000 VND

Prices valid until the 31/12/2016

Note: Transfer from Hanoi Railway Station to your hotel is not included in the tour price.

Tip from Rose Travel:
With your free time, you can go up to Ham Rong peak where you will be able to experience a stunning view over the charming town of Sapa. This is a great chance for some unforgettable photos! This is recommended for good weather days (Entrance fee is not included)

Included

• Homestay in Ta Van
• Meals as specified in the program
• Transfer on the 1st day from our office to the railway station
• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver
• Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai in air conditioned, 4-berth soft-sleeper cabin
• Bus ticket Sapa – Hanoi in comfortable, safe, air-conditioned shuttle bus
• The services of an experienced, English-speaking guide
• All entrance fees
• VAT and other taxes

Not included

• Hotel in Hanoi
• Presence of the tour guide on the train
• Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
• Camera fees (if any)
• Insurance