Sapa classic tour 3 days
The north-west of Vietnam is a captivating blend of dramatic mountain landscapes and colourful hilltribes. Set in a spectacularly beautiful valley, Sapa is where we base ourselves for explorations of this breathtaking region.
Meet resplendently-dressed ethnic minorities at the local market, visit nearby villages to see how they live and trek to your heart's content - this trip is full of opportunities to discover hilltribe culture and the striking scenery of Sapa and its surrounds.
- Visit the former French hill station of Sapa.
- Trek through the spectacular scenery of Lao Chai and Ta Van villages.
- Mingle with colourful Montagnards
Night 1: Arrival
19.30 pick up at the hotel. Transfer to railway station for a night train at 20.35 to Sapa
Day 1: SaPa exploration ( B,L,D )
The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 6:00 am where our guide will welcome you. Look for the sign bearing your name when you exit the train station. We take a morning drive through the clouds by car to Sapa (about 1 hour).
At an elevation of 1500 meters, Sapa was founded in the early years of the
last century as a hill resort for French administrators in summer time. Just
soak up the fresh climate by spending our time wandering this famous hill town.
The ethnic people are frequently seen on the main street of Sapa and small
vendors along the street selling local textiles and handicraft
After checking in the hotel and have breakfast our guide will pick you up for a short walk along buffalo paths and trails through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is a absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet…
The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure to explore this fascinating hillside town.
Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner
Day 2: Cat Cat valley, overnight train to Hanoi ( B,L,D )
Wake up in Sapa town, breakfast at the hotel then our guide will take you with a walk to Cat Cat Village, set in a beautiful valley just outside Sapa. Cat Cat is home to the H'mong people who originated from China about 3,000 years ago. The H'mong people are easily recognisable by their dark blue or black clothing, dyed using the juice of indigo plants, which are native to the area. H'mong women wear long aprons with embroidered waistcoats and have their hair rolled up into a turban-like hat, while the men wear black skullcaps, long waistcoats and loose trousers.
In the afternoon we depart for the Lao Cai train station. We have dinner here before boarding the night train back to Hanoi.
Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner
Day 3: Hanoi
|Private tour – Price Per Person (US$) Valid from 1st Jan to 30th Sep|
|Accommodation||Mid-range (3*)||Superior (3* + )||Deluxe (4*)|
|Sapa hotels||Bambo Hotel||Chau Long Hotel||Victoria Sapa|
- Private car pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station.
- Returns train tickets in 04 berths canbinet, A/C Wooden Softsleeper
- Local English speaking guide, Other languges upon your request
- Twin /Double sharing Room at hotel in Sapa
- Meal as mentioned in program ( B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )
- Sightseeing fees
- Purified water and wet towel
- Transport as programe
- Personal expense (drinks, telephone…)
- Tips and gratuities
What to bring:
- Sun Block
- Wide brim hat
- Camera + Film
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain gear
- Warm clothes
- Insect Repellent
- Original Passport