Sapa adventure tour (3 days)
- Duration:3 days 2 nights
- Type of trip: Group tour
- Departure: everyday
- Pickup / Dropoff: hotel in Hanoi
- Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
- Destinations: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Hanoi
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages (Meals: B/L/D)
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages – Homestay ( Meals: B/L/D)
Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai station ( Meals: B/L/D)
Pick up at your hotel or my office at 19:30 – 20:15 and transfer to Ha Noi train station catch the night train to Lao Cai ( Train time : SP7 / 20:35 – SP1/21:10 – SP3.21:50) . Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages (Meals: B/L/D):
5.00: Arrives in Lao Cai in the early morning, our driver or tour guide with the sign of your name will welcome you. You will be driven to Sa Pa in about 1 hour. Once you arrive, a morning shower will be offered and later on breakfast is served.
The new day will be started 9:00 with the visit to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages down in Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Trek through the villages of Black H’mong ethnic minority to learn the way people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down to enjoy colourful rice paddy fields and the interesting waterfall. Trek back to Sa Pa. In the afternoon free time to discover Sa Pa town and market.
Overnight in hotel in Town
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages – Homestay ( Meals: B/L/D):
Enjoy the breakfast then check out. Around 9:00 Trek from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where you can admire the magnificent landscapes. Downhill trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages home of Black H’mong and Dzay people. Then enjoy the picnic lunch. Once arriving Dzay family, refresh by a local cup of tea and start to learn the culture, custom and religion by chatting with them.
Later on, attending the cooking to make dinner. Dinner and overnight here.
Overnight at local Dzay family
Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai station ( Meals: B/L/D):
Wake up with the locals in the sound of pigs, chickens and the family dogs. The family is already on their feet preparing your breakfast. After breakfast, say good bye to the family and trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai where you the Red Dzao are living. Meet and talk with people to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditions. Pass over the Cau May Bridge then around 12:00 get back to Sapa Town. Shopping around or free to visit around the town (Dragon mount, Orchid garden…).
Leave the town for Lao Cai railway station at around 16:30 pm. Then boarding a night train back to Hanoi.
- Accommodation at Sapa hotel – 3 star hotel
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- Lunch, D- dinner)
- Return train tickets Hanoi- Lao Cai- Hanoi (soft sleeper with air- condition, 4 berths)
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fee & permission to visit the hill tribe villages
Sapa is an attractive town located in Vietnam’s remote Northwest Mountains.
Sapa is famous for both its rugged scenery and its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is also known as an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in north-western Vietnam.
The best times of the year to visit Sapa are in the spring and fall when gold rice is ready to be harvested it will draw a marvelous scene you can never imagine.