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Sapa tour 3 days

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This itinerary will come into effect from January 1 to December 31

Destination

Sapa

From $ – 1 Person

Highlights: Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies on the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in the Northwest of Vietnam. This place is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Its lush, deep river valleys, in the shadows of Indochina’s tallest peak Mountain Fansipan, a home to several ethnic communities, who continue to maintain their strong traditions. This 3-day trip is the combination of sightseeing and trekking, which offers you the truly idyllic experience of Sa Pa areas.

PROGRAMME IN DETAILS

Destination: Sapa – Local weekly market – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai

 

Code: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, G = Guide

 

Day 1: Hanoi/Lao Cai (G see off)

21.00 – 21.15: You’ll be taken to Hanoi railway station for an overnight train to Lao Cai.

 

Day 2: Lao Cai/Sapa (B, L, D, G)

On arrival at Lao Cai Station, your tour guide will meet and take you to local restaurant to have breakfast. You’ll then be driven to start the tour with a visit to a distinctive market which is taken place once a week and frequented by ethnic minority people. The market seems colorful with a diversity of ethnic people coming to buy and sell. Enjoy your time to take photography or looking at colorful brocade, skirts of Mong ethnic minority people and specialties of the mountain region. You will also have a chance to communicate with the ethnic people and learn about their cultural identity. Your picnic lunch will be served at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Sapa, a home to a great diversity of ethnic minority people. Its breathtaking mountain scenery is some of the best in Asia with high green mountains cuddled in clouds, scattered rice terraces and rich agricultural areas where the native inhabitants live and harvest their crops…. The villages are traditional and are typically tucked away at the bottom of the hill slopes. Most of the villagers wear traditional colorful costumes. Rest of the day, your time will be your own to explore Sapa town .You’ll spend the night in Sapa.

 

Day 3: Sapa/Lao Cai (B, L, G)

Breakfast at your hotel, you’ll start the tour by hiking down a scenic valley calling in at the H?mong ethnic minority villages on the way. You’ll then be driven by Jeep to visit Lao Chai village – the village of Black H’mong people. In this village, you will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people. You could have time to talk with them and know more about their lives. You’ll then have picnic lunch.

In the afternoon, you’ll drive to visit Ta Van village, inhabited by Dzay minority. Enjoy the picturesque scenery along the treeking paths. Our driver will then take you to visit Giang ta Chai village, home to Red Dzao people. You’ll return to Sapa to refresh at a local standard hotel before being driven to Lao Cai station for your overnight sleeper train at 21.15 back to Hanoi. Your accommodation will be on the train.

Price in US$ per person: 

Prices include:

  • Breakfast and accommodation in twin or double room.
  • Returned train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi, air-conditional soft four berth cabin.
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver.
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunches and dinners, as specified.
  • Government Taxes.

 

Price do not include:

  • Dinners.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Surcharge for peak season or Gala dinner if hotel requires
  • Insurance.

 

Hotel list for Five Star standard

  • Victoria Hotel (**** the best hotel in Sapa with separate building, Superior Room) or similar

 

Hotel list for Four Star standard

  • Chau Long Hotel (****located at the quite side street, in the heart of Sapa town, Designed as a red-stone castle, room in New Wing)  or similar.

 

Hotel list for Three Star standard

  • Sapa: Holiday Sapa Hotel (*** town centre, Superior Room) or similar

 

Hotel list for Two Star standard

  • Sapa: Thai Binh Hotel (local standard)

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