Magnificent Sapa Trekking - Viet International Travel and Trade Co., Ltd

5 days 4 nights

Adventure Tours

Hanoi - Sapa

Overview

Take an overnight Train (or Sleeping Bus) to Sapa and immerse into the traditions of many different Vietnam’s hill-tribe people.

Viet International Travel & Trade Development Co., LTD

No. 158 Phan Ke Binh, Cong Vi, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hotline: (+84)866 028 800

Email: tours@vitravel.com.vn

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Magnificent Sapa Trekking

ITINERARY

Day

01

Hanoi - Lao Cai / Sapa

This evening, transfer to Hanoi Train Station for an overnight trip to Lao Cai city, the gateway to Sapa and the exotic mountainous Northwest.

Overnight on the train in a soft sleeper compartment.

Day

02

Sapa

In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population - flashes of shining silver jewellery from their necks and wrists of indigo-clad H'mong and the scarlet hues of the turbans worn by the Red Dao can be seen. Observe the ethnic tribes stained hands with colour from fabric dye that comes in various shades of blue, red and green and is intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.  
When the train ends its journey at Lao Cai Station, you will take an hour drive to Sapa. You will see and feel the differences in scenery and atmosphere between the Lao Cai city and higher parts of Sapa, you also have a chance to admire the local treasure - rice terraces. When arriving in Sapa, let's take a morning walking tour in Sapa for a visit to the market where Red Dao, Black H’Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countrysides to sell their silverware and handicrafts, foods, animal ...and to buy provisions. 
Following take a light trek to discover Sapa's quaint hill tribe villages set against the stunning Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and Indochina's highest peak, Mt. Fansipan, a picnic lunch will be had en-route.

Check-in your hotel.

Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure to roam around and discover Sapa Town independently.

Note: Appropriate footwear must be worn on treks in Sapa. Note that if conditions are wet, programs may be diverted.

Overnight in Sapa.

Day

03

Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Have breakfast - Check out your hotel.

09.00 AM: ViTravel's guide come to pick you up at your hotel and start trekking, after 15 - 30 minutes of walking "location of the hotel" you will come out of Sapa town and start trekking on the trail through Y LINH HO village where Black Hmong people are living. On your way, you will pass beautiful rice terraces and bamboo forests, After about 4km you will get off the concrete road to continue downward to Lao Chai village.

On the way from Y LINH HO to LAO CHAI, you will see the beautiful terraced fields called SAPA's Raspberry Hill... After checking in and taking photos, you move down to Lao Chai village around 12.30 PM to have a picnic lunch with typical dishes of indigenous people. 
After lunch, you rest for about 30 minutes to reenergize for the afternoon trek to Ta Van village. On the trek from Lao Chai to Ta Van, your tour guide will take you to visit indigenous people's houses to learn about their customs and traditions such as linen making, weaving, dyeing melaleuca, and painting wax. bees, making traditional incense...
After all, check in a homestay in Ta Van village for an overnight stay.

After checking in, you can shower and relax at the homestay, until about 05.00 PM you can join in dinner cooking with the host if you want... 07.00 PM have dinner with the host family, with dishes that you have made together. After dinner is your free time.
 

Day

04

Trekking Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Topas Ecolodge

08.30 AM: You wake up and have breakfast, then check out and pay the costs incurred by the host, and then start trekking.

Today you will go gently leisurely, ViTravel's guide takes you across the terraces, and bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village - home to Red Dzao and Black Hmong tribes.

After trekking through the bamboo forest, you will reach the waterfall in Giang Ta Chai village, where you will stop to light a fire to grill BBQ food for lunch and swim in the waterfall until 02.00 PM you move 1km from the waterfall to the bus point.

In the afternoon, have a private transfer to the spectacular resort -  Topas Ecolodge. 

Check-in at the resort.


This lodge has perhaps the most breathtaking location and finest views of any in Vietnam! From the bungalow’s balcony, enjoy an amazing view over the mountainous area with rice terraces, hill tribe's houses, green mountains, white clouds...
 

Day

05

Topas Ecolodge - Hanoi

Enjoy the fresh air and stunning sunrise at the resort before having an authentic buffet breakfast.

This morning for a change of pace enjoys a cycling trip with the local guide. Start cycling following the main road for three kilometers to Lech village of the Red Dao minority, observing the magnificent valley view on the way. (at own cost).
Let's leave your bikes and take a short walk on the dirt road to visit a traditional Red Dao family to experience their culture - who are living peacefully in the same way as their ancestors. Next, take a further ride to the new Lech Village, with a longer break to learn how the women at their doorways are doing their exquisite embroidery, which the Red Dao people are very proud of. 
Then you head back to the ecolodge for checking out. (Note that the cycling route may be adjusted depending on guests’ fitness, energy levels, and road and weather conditions).

03.00 PM Topas Mountain Express (sharing bus) departs from Topas Ecolodge and returns to your hotel in Hanoi.

Finish the trip.

ViTravel goodbye and see you again. 

Tour Policy

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Train / Sleeping bus ticket based on shared cabin rates
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees as mentioned 

Our services exclude:

  • Other meals are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Other services are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Personal expands, laundry, telephone calls...
  • Tips, Travel insurance

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