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Sapa Awesome Trek

Tour in North Vietnam
The Sapa Awesome Trek tour is the combination of sightseeing and trekking, which offers you best views in Sapa area, a trek in the Hoang Lien National Park and Muong Hoa valley as well as a visit to Community Based Tourism village of Black Hmong minority.
Depart at: Ha noi
Finish at: Hanoi
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Sapa – Heavens Gate – Sin Chai – Y Linh Ho – Tavan – Supan - Sapa - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Night 01: Hanoi - Night train to Sapa
Day 01: Sapa - Tram Ton – Sin Chai
Day 02: Sin Chai – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho
Day 03: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Tava
Day 04: Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa - Night train to Hanoi
 

Night 1:  Night train to Lao Cai (Sapa).

Our adventure typically starts with a night train ride from Hanoi Railway Station (B Gate - Tran Quy Cap street). Before that, our guide and car transfer will collect you from your hotel or a pickup point. You will need to be at Railway station at least 45 minutes prior to departure. The train often leaves at 20.30 - 21.50. Your cabin is sharing, 4 berths by default but you can request us to upgrade to private charter. Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin.
Summary
Transfer hotel – railway station:  AC vehicle 
Accommodation:   Soft sleeper in AC cabin

 

Extra Note: even though, there is Highway Express to connect Hanoi - Lao Cai that shortens the road transfer down to 5.5 hours, we still offer railway transfer. The rail in Vietnam is very much different to those ones in your country then train ride itself is an experience worthy to take. If you want a road transfer, the tour cuts off this night and starts from Day 01. Contact us to customize this Sapa trek tour or compare those two options.

Day 01:  Sapa - Tram Ton – Sin Chai

Arrive at Lao Cai station early morning, our tour guide and driver collects you at the station gate and take about 1-hour transfer to Sapa town. You will enjoy the first but very impressive scenery of this famous mountainous town while our guide briefs the program and safety notes.
Enjoy your hot breakfast to get the energy full and we start up our trek now with a transfer towards the Silver Waterfall. After a short time to take picture of the waterfall if you are on the right day of certain seasons. You will then drive further to Heaven Gate, the highest peak of roads in Vietnam at about 2000m. From there you can see Fansipan 3.143m, the highest peak of Indochina mountains as well as enjoy stunning views.
We start our trek descending nearby the waterfall. The trail takes you all the way downhill through a bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. Your lunch will be served at a nice spot nearby a river. After lunch, you continue the trek to Sin Chai village of Black Hmong minority, where Community Based Tourism in Sapa takes place. You will have opportunities to explore daily lives of one of the largest group ethnic minorities in Sapa area. Here you spend the night in local house. 
Summary
Transfer Lao Cai – Sapa: 45 mins  
Trekking:    4-hr trek – Moderate grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

 

Day 03: Sin Chai – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho

After having breakfast, you start heading up the mountain. Once you get to the top, you will trek on a small trail with spectacular views and then gradually descend to Cat Cat village, where you will have lunch nearby a waterfall.
In the afternoon, you take a trail sneaking through mountains. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. Eventually, you will arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest in a nice spot nearby the beautiful river. You will spend the night in Y Linh Ho.
Summary
Trekking:    5-hr trek – Moderate grade 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

 

Day 04: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Tavan

Today’s trek will continue along Hoang Lien mountain range, which offers you many opportunities to enjoy views over huge rice paddy terraces in Muong Hoa valley, the largest one in the area.
After lunch at a nice spot, you descend into the bottom of the valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route.  You spend the night in a traditional house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby. 
Summary
Trekking:    4-hr trek – Moderate grade 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Local house

Day 04: Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan

Today’s trek is short, but still, the landscape is beautiful. Once you get energy for your last day trek after having breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village where you can take a rest nearby a waterfall for lunch. You will enjoy the walk in bamboo forests.
After passing trough the bamboo forest we will find a nice place to enjoy lunch. After lunch, we continue towards Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa. 
We are back to a hotel in town for a refreshing bath and relaxing. Take the last transfer to Lao Cai railway station for a night train to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi Railway station early morning next day. The taxi is very easy to catch for a short transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Our services for "Sapa Awesome trek" ends up here.
Summary
Trekking: 4-hr trek – Moderate grade & 1,5 hours transfer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Night train to Hanoi

Why this Tour?

  • Community Based Tourism in Sin Chai
  • Spectacular trail to Cat Cat
  • Terraced fields in Muong Hoa valley
  • Fantastic Homestay
  • Meet many ethnic people

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

1 person: US$ 520 pp
2 persons: US$ 380 pp
3-4 persons: US$ 330 pp
5-6 persons: US$ 285 pp
Single Room: Not Available
Note: PP = per person.
 

What is Included

  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Private A/C car transfer as program
  • Entrance fees 
  • Homestay permission
  • Visiting excursions as indicated
  • Train ticket 4 soft berths sharing cabin
  • Daily breakfast and meals as indicated.
  • Drinks of 02 bottles of water/person/day
  • Services charges and taxes

What is NOT Included

  • Pre/post accommodation
  • Visa fee arrangement
  • Tips for tour guides
  • Personal expenses
  • Other not mentioned

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