Sapa Trekking Tour 5 Days
You can explore the panoramic views and natural wildlife of several villages in northern Vietnam. Meet the fascinating ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Explore the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains, including its waterfall; explore hillsides, rice paddy fields, rivers, traditional villages, and the ancient stone circle; and cross over suspension bridges.
You'll begin your journey in Hanoi, where a train will take you to Lao Cai Station. From there, you explore the town of Sapa, then head over to a village populated by the Black H’mong. Traverse the hillsides over to the Muong Ha River, to the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. After you stay the night at Ta Van, cross the bamboo forests and arrive at a village located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Here, you can look at the waterfall before you head out to Su Pan, another traditional village. Go downhill to the village of Ban Ho, where you’ll sleep in a house on stilts. On the third day, walk by the mountain range, then visit the villages of Nam Ken and Thanh Pu. After you've spent the night in Thanh Pu, explore the ancient stone circle before heading back to Sapa. In Sapa, you will explore the town and its markets before you to take a taxi by yourself so you can get back to Hanoi.
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
A driver driving Viet Bamboo Travel's will come get you from your hotel. From there, they will bring you to Hanoi’s train station so that you can catch a night-time train — the compartment is a soft sleeper, and it has air conditioning — to the Lao Cai station. Spend the night on the train.
Highlight: The train compartments are soft sleepers, so they're comfortable enough to sleep in. They have air conditioning.
Day 1: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L, D)
Picked up at Laocai Railway station early in the morning by bus. Arrive at Sapa round 05: 30 AM. Breakfast and relax. Walk around Sapa and then start trekking from Sapa to visit a village of the Black H’mong. Go though hillsides along MuongHoa river. Cross the river by a suspension bridge to reach Lao Chai village. Take the paths across the paddy fields to get to the 3rd village of the Dzay minority (Ta Van) and stay the night at a Dzay family in this village. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family.
Day 2: Su Pan - Ban Ho (B, L, D)
After you've eaten with the Dzay family, cross the bamboo forests so that you can arrive at the village located at the foot of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. You'll visit the waterfall here, and cross over a rattan bridge. Next, descend to the river, which you will cross on your way to Su Pan, a village inhabited by the H’mong and Red Dzao minorities. You'll leave the road and go downhill again, walking until you reach the village of Ban Ho. At Ban Ho, Spend the night sleeping with a Tay family. At the house, have dinner with them and sleep overnight. The house is perched on stilts. Have eaten a picnic lunch on your way to Ban Ho.
Highlight: You will eat dinner and sleep at the house of a Tay family in Ban Ho; the house is perched on stilts.
Day 3: Nam Toong - Thanh Phu (B, L, D)
At this stage of the trip, Wake up early in the morning. You'll breathe in the fresh air as you relax, surrounded by the peaceful locals. This is good preparation for the hard day coming up. After breakfast, walk uphill to Nam Toong, a village populated by the Red Dzao people. Continue walking on the same side of the mountains until you hit NamKen, which is inhabited by the XaPho people. Descend to the river, then ascend to My Son, so you can go to Xa Pho once more. Eat a picnic lunch on your way to the village Thanh Pu. End the journey of the third day by eating dinner and sleeping overnight at the house of a Tay family in the village.
Highlight: You will walk beside the picturesque view of the Hoang Lien Son mountains.
Day 4: Thanh Phu - Sapa (B, L)
After eating breakfast with the family at Thanh Pu, return to Su Pan. Here, a Jeep driver will come and take you back to Sapa. On the journey back, you'll visit the ancient stone circle. This refers to a group of stones which were carved into during ancient times; the carvings, according to the historians, are meant to describe the lives of the prehistoric people of this region of Vietnam. Once you've returned to Sapa, Check in the hotel. After eating lunch at Su Pan, Spend the night at Sapa.
Highlight: You will see the amazing ancient stone circle into which the ancients carved depictions of their daily lives.
Day 5: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B)
After breakfast, everyone will be given free time to explore Sapa and its surrounding areas. You can take a stroll in the town, or go to the market for handmade goods. Have to check out of the hotels at noon, at which point you'll leave Sapa to get to the Lao Cai Station. At the station, Catch the night train that will take you back to Hanoi.
Highlight: You will get to explore Sapa and buy handmade goods from the vendors at its market.
Day 6: Hanoi - Arrival
The trip from Sapa to Hanoi is early in the morning; you'll leave around 5 AM. At this point, you’ll have to return to the hotel by yourself by taxi. This is the end of the tour. Highlight: Go back to Hanoi so that you can continue the rest of your adventure.
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This trip includes the following features:
- A private car will pick you up from your hotel and bring you to and from Hanoi’s train station;
- Meals are included (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner);
- A guide who will give tours in English;
- Entrance fees are included in the price;
- Accommodation (hotel and homestay);
- Tickets for the night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (soft sleeper compartment; air conditioning included; cabin berth is 04);
- Tour itinerary includes transport in a minibus or private Jeep.
However, the following are not included in the trip:
- Travel insurance;
- Individual spending, such as phone calls.
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