Lovely authentic weekend in Sapa

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price from: $229 USD

Sapa apparently attracts and satisfies you well with its own naturally splendid beauty. However, it will be more beautiful if you spend time discovering the uniqueness in the lifestyle of ethnic minority people. How wonderful to wander along small paths to local villages with the mixture of sounds from daily activities, birds and wind. How attractive to join a local market where you can see a large space of colorful eye-catching handmade accessories and clothes. That lively picture will memorize on and on your heart and soul about one peaceful, romantic and poetic Vietnam.

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Sapa train

Day 1: Friday: meeting at station, get the train to Lao Cai/ Sapa

Be at the station, meet up our guide who will help you get the cabin.

Overnight on Train/ 4 berths sharing in a cabin

 

 

 

 

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Sapa

Day 2: Saturday: Lao Cai – trekking Lao Chai Ta Van village – see indigo dyeing by H’mong local people.

Meet your guide and driver at Lao Cai station upon your arrival, take a quick shower and enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant before transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The smooth road winds its way higher and higher on the mountain slopes. After an hour drive with several stops for marvelous scenery you will arrive in Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong ethnic minority village. You will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives. Here you will be able to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your guide in a local house.

After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey to Sapa.

You have chance to see indigo dying in H’mong local house this day

Overnight in Amazing Sapa Hotel

 

Colorful market of Sapa

Day 3: Sunday: Bac Ha colorful market – take night train to Hanoi

After your breakfast, You will be met by local guide and driver then start our drive to Bac Ha town. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey up to Bac Ha having beautiful views over the valleys. Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac ha small town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Your lunch will be provided in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, We take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Coc Ly where your vehicle will be waiting for you for the journey to Lao Cai Station.

Approx: 5 hours driving/ 1.5 hours boat cruise/ 0.5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

Overnight on train to Hanoi/sharing 4 berths in a cabin

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PRICE AND CONDITION

Class of service Price per person in USD in whole year 2017
1 pax 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-8 pax
Deluxe Class 412 317 226 202

 

INCLUDED OF THE ABOVE SERVICE:

– Good Accommodation with daily breakfast

– Experienced English speaking guide

– Train ticket (sharing 4 berths in a cabin) for rout: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi

– Door to door Private for whole trip

– Good Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner)

– Entrance fee and Sightseeing tickets

– Services charges and Government taxes

EXCLUDED OF THE ABOVE SERVICE:

– Visa stamping fee in Vietnam (45USD for Single entry and 65 USD for Multi Entry at

the airport).

– Personal travel insurance

– Any flights to and from Vietnam

– All personal expenses

– All gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide

– Bank fee

– Surchage on Christmas or new year time

 

LIST OF RECOMMEND ACCOMMODATION

City Deluxe Class
Sapa Amazing Sapa hotel – Mountain View hotel
Train Sapaly/ Orient/ King/ Livitran Express