Itinerary in Detail for Sapa Tour
|Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa, trek to Ta Phin|
(The night before: 8:00 pm transfer from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:15 pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town.) Today’s Morning: The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 6:00 am where your Vietnam tourist center guide will welcome you. Look for the “ Vietnam tourist center ” sign when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to a local restaurant for a morning shower & breakfast. Then we will take short ride from Sapa to our trekking base where we start our trek through terraced rice fields and Hmong villages. Chances to meet and talk with locals working in the fields are plentiful. We will break for a picnic lunch en route then continue trekking to Ta Phin village of the Dao people (~4 hours). Your Dao host family will warmly welcome you to their traditional home where we will share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, homestay, train ticket, entrance fee, all meals, permit
|Day 2: More trekking and back to Sapa|
ome of their activities, like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, we will complete our trek on valley route to the main road (~2,5 hours) linking Lao Cai and Sapa. Alternatively, for this long trek, you can choose take a short morning wander around the village for about 1 hour, resulting in more time spent with the host family and other villagers. For both options, you will be supported by our car / van back to Sapa (30 min). When we arrive back in Sapa we will check in to the hotel, shower, and break for lunch. At 2:30 pm we will visit the gardens of beautiful Ham Rong mountain & take part in a traditional ethnic music performance put on by the ethnic minority people. Then return at your own leisure with free time to discover the secrets of this colorful town. Overnight at the hotel 2 star in Sapa town
|Day 3: A visit Hmong village, then Lao Cai for night train to Hanoi|
Wake up in Sapa town, breakfast at the hotel then enjoy the morning with some of your new friends that you may have met the afternoon before. You have the entire morning and lunch for free time and visiting the lively markets. At 2 pm travel by car/van to visit the Hmong village of Sin Chai to learn more about the Hmong people in an area close to the tourist path but still untouched. You will return to Sapa then and finally depart for the Lao Cai train station at 5:30 pm. The train leaves Lao Cai at 8:15 pm and arrives after a pleasant sleep to Hanoi at about 5:00 am. Please find your own way to your hotel, a taxi normally costs you a set of 50,000 dong to the hotel in the city center.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, train ticket, breakfast,entrance fee,
Prices for private tour
2 persons: $US 211 /person
4 persons: $US 163 /person
S.S: $US 26.00
S.S: is used for Single Supplement: A surcharge added to the cost per person when one want to have her/his own room.
Costs are $US NET. Subject to 3% surcharge if paid by credit cards.
Why book this tour with Footprint?
- Trek/walk on the roads less traveled,
- Homestay at the Dao’s ethnic minority,
- Attention to your personal needs before and after the trek
Inclusion: See inclusive items listed after each day
Exclusion: Visa, Insurance, drinks, personal expenses, others not mentioned in details, tips are welcome!
What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks. If you feel the need then sleeping bags, cable lock for your bags is recommended.
- We use standard 2 star hotel, twin shared room. Upgrade is available on request.
- Homestay condition is very basic, please expect the simple things on tmbrothertravel.com
- Guide: English speaking guide
- AC soft sleeper train to Sapa
- Please travel responsibly: The small things you do will make a big difference!
- Time to travel: Good to travel year round but best from September to April.
- Booking Terms & Conditions: Tour itinerary and tour prices are subject to change without notice