Sapa Adventure Tour

This is one of the best programs for trekking in the most beautiful mountain area in Vietnam. Stay and discover Sapa – the famous French Hill Station. Trekking in tremendous scenery to visit villages and mingle with hill tribe people there. Home stay in the local house of hill tribe people. We also create the great balance between the hard trek and relaxing stay in Topas Ecolodge Resort at the end of the trip.

  • Daily departure
  • Prices valid until December 2015
Sapa Adventure Tour
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Day 1: HANOI – O/N TRAIN TO LAO CAI

Evening transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for a night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on train.

Meals: Non
Accommodation: On train

Day 2: LAO CAI – SAPA

Arriving in Lao Cai early in the morning, you will take one and half hours drive to Sapa – the former French Hill Station. Upon arrival, have breakfast at local restaurant. Then take an orientation walk around the town of Sapa. It is said that you will find four seasons in a day here, but Sapa is normally seen in a thin mist. Explore the busy market of Sa Pa where the Red Dao, Black Hmong,Tay, Xa Pho ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding valleys and hillsides to sell their goods and buy provision. In the afternoon, you will take a hike to Sin Chai and Cat Cat village to experience the daily life of the Black H’mong and great scenery of mountain and terrace rice field on the way.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 3: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI SAN – LAO CHAI – TA VAN

This morning, we have chance to explore the villages of different ethnic groups around Sapa. First, we take very beautiful drive from Sapa to the villages along the valley of Muong Hoa. The scenery like a painting of Mother Nature with the fields on the terrace, waterfall on the hill side, the green of the vegetation, a winding stream down below and the air is so fresh and pure. Our first stop is at Y Linh Ho – village of the H’mong people. It is said that H’mong was one of the first immigrants to this area and famous for their hand weaving and terrace rice field in Sapa. Take a beautiful trek to Lao Chai – the other village of Mong along the spectacular scenery of mountain and terrace rice field.. We take a walk around the village then keep hiking to the village of Ta Van of the Giay people on easier trail, experience the diversity of hill tribe people there. Giay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.

Trekking distance: 15 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay at Giay People in Ta Van Village

Day 4: TAVAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – ECOLODGE

After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend. The trek is harder today but the scenery you can admire along the trek is the best during your stay in Sapa. We continue along small paths along the rice fields, following the small trail on the slope of mountain with the panorama view of Muong Hoa Valley underneath, trekking into beautiful green bamboo forest before descend to Muong Hoa River, where you can have the rest by famous Cloud Bridge across the river. From here, you will trek up to Su Pan where you will meet the car and transfer direct to Ecolodge Resort. You will have great time to relax and recover in white stone bungalow; it was built based on ecological principles. You will have full day to enjoy your stay in this resort, so quiet and calm, totally pure atmosphere.

Trekking distance: 15 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge Resort

Day 5: ECOLODGE – BAN HO – NAM TOONG – NAM KEN – THANH PHU – LAO CAI

After breakfast, we will leave Ecolodge then trek down to see the Red Dzao village at Nam Ken & Xa Pho the village of Xa Pho tribe the smallest group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam. We will trek up to Nam Toong, Nam Ken village of Red Zdao & Xa pho tribes. Lunch in Thanh Phu then trekking to Ban Ho where our car will pick you up and drive to Lao Cai Station for a night train to Hanoi.

Trekking distance: 15 km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: On Train

Day 5: RAILWAY STATION – HANOI

The train will arrive at Hanoi station early in the morning. 5-Day Sapa Adventure Tour Concluded.

End of Services

Services included:

• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Train ticket: Hanoi- Lao Cai- Hanoi (shared 4-berth airconditioned cabin)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D= Dinner
• English speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Waters and cool towels on the van.

Services excluded:

• Other meals, tip, drinks, international flights & airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance,…

Remarks:

• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)

Price per person in US$
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
Private party of First Class Superior Class
2 participants 455 504
3-6 participants 405 454
7-10 participants 353 412
11-14 participants 345 402
15-19 participants 339 391
20 participants and above 326 378
Single Supplement 89 137
Sapa
Trekking to Muong Hoa Valley

you will be less likely to meet other tourist and get a more authentic experience with the local people, thanks to the fact that not many visitors go this far out in the Muong Hoa valley.

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