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Highlights of Sapa

Duration: 3 days / 4 nights

Price from: $151

Category: Sapa Classic Trips

Post: Friday, March 2, 2012

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Description:   Highlights of Sapa brings most of Sapa’s natural wanders to your holidays. You will enjoy much the natural beauty and magnificent landscapes while paying visit to Sapa’s most beautiful wonders, meeting tribal peoples, witnessing unique ways of life.              

 ITINERARY    
Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai


Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.
         

Day 1 : Lao Cai - Sapa and Surrounding  

 

The train arrives at Lao Cai station early at about 06.00, meet your guide and driver as you check out and an hour transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sa Pa. Great views of valleys and terraced rice fields along the way.
After Breakfast your guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances for making acquaintance and taking photos.
Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tells you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sa Pa and the northwest region. The rest hours is at your leisure.
   

• Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own    

• Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa      

Day 2 : Visit Ta Phin Valley - Silver Waterfall - Tram Ton Pass

 

 Today morning, you will visit Ta Phin commune 14 km southeast of Sapa town. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Zao and Black H’mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic peoples are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Zao are economical and reserved…
Taking a short drive to the center of the valley, you will enjoy an easy walk following village path around the valley, paying visit to H’mong hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your foot. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Transfer back to Sapa for Lunch and noon break.
Afternoon, you will be picked up at about 14.00 and then drive up hill to see the famous Silver Waterfall and then onto Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1,800 m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range as well as over viewing spectacular landscapes of the whole area, stretching endlessly. Transfer back to Sapa and relax.
     

 • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own  

• Accommodation: hotel in Sapa    

 Day 3 : Tribal Villages visiting in Muong Hoa Valley - Night train to Hanoi 


  Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa, famed as the most beautiful valley in the region. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…Many time, leaving the main road, you will visit tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay, Su Pan of the Black H’mong, Ban Ho of the Tay…there are chances for meeting and contacting locals at home and at works.
Leaving Ban Ho in late afternoon for journey back to Sapa, you have an hour for shower and packing before transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the night train to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early at 05.30 to 06.00 next morning.
     

• Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own  

• Overnight train in first class 4 beds cabin with air-conditioning    

Tour Price per person in US Dollars      

Group size 2 pax 3-6 pax 7-10 pax Single Surcharge
Standard hotel 229 197 151 25
Superior hotel 255 223 177 45
Upgrade 2 beds cabin 65 65 65  

Tour price includes   


• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return overnight train basing on first class 4 beds or 2 beds cabin with air-con as you choose.
• Accommodation: 2 nights double or twin shared hotel room in Sapa as one of above class you choose.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee, tax and service charge
• Local English speaking tour guide.
     

Tour price excludes    

• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Drinks and personal expenses.


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