Sapa - Easy Trekking 3days/4nights
NIGHT 1: NIGHT TRAIN HANOI TO SAPA
Around 9:00 p.m, Asia Charm Tours's guide and driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City.
Overnight on the train
DAY 1: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - HOMESTAY SAPA TOURS
Today's activities: Sapa trekking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van Village
Picked up at Lao Cai Station upon your early arrival for over an hour drive uphill in a shared mini van to Sapa. After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant, transfer 6km along the main road to a beautiful spot where your village trek begins.
This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people, paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Tonight you will enjoy a home stay in Ta Van Village for an unique life experience.
DAY 2: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SU PAN - SAPA
To day's activities: Sapa trekking
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner included
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa Town
Wake up in the morning, you may feel little bit tired, let go out to the river, breathing fresh air and do some exercises, freshen up and enjoy breakfast, the food get tastier for sure.
Leaving Ta Van Village, your trek goes along Hoang Lien Son mountain range, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by a suspension bridge and then uphill to visit Su Pan village on the other side of the valley before getting back to the road for transferring back to Sapa, check in hotel and relax.
Giang Ta chai sapa
DAY 3: SAPA - CAT CAT - SIN CHAI - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
To day's activities: Sapa trekking - Return Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch included, Dinner on your own
Accommodation: Overnight stay on the train
Breakfast at your hotel and departing for a walk to Cat Cat Village locating near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Spectacular scenery of mountains and terraced rice paddies changes after every corner as you walk downhill. Getting through Cat Cat village of the H’mong, you will pay visiting to some local homes, witnessing their daily life activities and experiencing their hospitability. Continue walking down to the valley bottom, having a break at a stunning waterfall where the French built a hydraulic power station. After Lunch you will walk uphill and make a loop around the valley to visit another village of Black H’mong and then back to Sapa in middle afternoon. You will have time to take a shower, wandering around town before transfer by mini bus down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the night train to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early at 05.30 to 06.00 next morning.
DAY 4: HANOI ARRIVAL
You arrive in Hanoi station around 05.00am. Our team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Tour finishes.
Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa and back in shared mini bus with air-con; Return overnight train basing on first class 4 berth cabin with air-con; Accommodation: 1 night in deluxe hotel in Sapa and 1 night at village; All meals as mentioned on above itinerary; Sightseeing fee, tax and services charge.; Local English speaking tour guide.
Personal travel insurance; Personal expenses: Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills; Drinks; Tips
- Under 4 years old: free of charge
- From 4-6: 50% charged as an adult
(All children share the seat on bus, the bed hotel with their parents)
- From 7 year old: full charge as an adult
PRICE: USD 165/ Pax
- In day 2, if you do not want to attend the long trek, our tour leader will help you visit another place. All tickets and transportation fees are paid by you.
- Old people should not attend the long trek (9 kms) due to its challenge and danger in case of rain
- Handicapped people and children under 6 years old shouldn’t attend trekking
THING TO BRING:
- 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.
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!