Sapa Trekking Package 5 Days
During this 5-day journey, the tour group visits many villages inhabited by ethnic minorities, such as Giang Ta Chai, Ta Van, and Su Pan. You can spend the night with these fascinating people in their scenic houses, enjoying their food and taking in their cultural entertainment. Pass through bamboo forests and rice-growing terraces, and enjoy hiking up and down the mountains of Vietnam.
On the first night, we take you from your hotel to Hanoi’s train station. Here, you sleep on a soft-sleeper cabin as the train takes you to Lao Cai. On the first day, journey to Sapa, where you can see villagers in Lao Chai and Ta Van. Spend night with a Dzay family. On Day 2, visit the village of Ta Van, then move onto the Ban Ho Village. The next day, walk uphill to the village of Tam Noong. You’ll also walk along the mountains to visit the NamKen and Mi On settlements. On Day 4, after you’ve spent the night with a Tay host family in Thanh Phu, visit the ancient stone circle on the way back to Sapa. The next day, visit the Black H’mong in the Cat Cat village. Spend the night on a train to Hanoi from Sapa; once you get there, flag a taxi so you can get back to your hotel.
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
From your hotel, a driver from Viet Bamboo Travel will come pick you up. They transfer you to the train station at Hanoi, where you can catch a night train (a soft-sleeper cabin, with air conditioning) that will take you to Lao Cai. Spend the night on the train.Highlight: Spend the night in a comfortable soft-sleeper cabin.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L, D)
Early in the morning, a tour guide comes for the group at the Lao Cai train station. The group is brought to Sapa; arrival is around 6 AM. After eating breakfast, the group will go to the village of Lao Chai together. Here, you can enjoy the sight of the villagers moving about the beautiful terraces. Come see the H’mong villagers; they live in scenic houses made of bamboo and wood. Next, you will continue moving onto the village of Ta Van, where you can visit the Dzay people that live there. In Ta Van, you can spend the night sleeping with a Dzay family, so you will be in the village overnight. Lunch is included—a picnic is served during the journey—and dinner is supplied when you stay with the Dzay family. Breakfast is included, too.Highlight: Visit the Dzay people who live in iconic bamboo and wood houses.
Day 2: Ta Van - Ban Ho (B, L, D)
Eat with your host family, then travel past the bamboo forests to the foot of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Here, the group visits an ethnic-minority village, takes pictures of a waterfall, and crosses over a bridge made of rattan. Visit the village of Giang Ta Chai, then cross the river. Here, you’ll keep moving until you get to the village of Su Pan, where 2 ethnic minorities—the H’mong and the Red Dzao—live. After this, descend the slope until you arrive at the village of Ban Ho. In Ban Ho, spend the night in a house on stilts, in a home that belongs to a Tay family. Lunch is included during Day 2—there’s a picnic on the way there—as is dinner, which is eaten with the Tay hosts. Overnight is included with the Tay family as well. Breakfast is also included.Highlight: Eat supper and spend the night with a Tay host family in the village of Ban Ho; they live in a house perched on stilts.
Day 3: Ban Ho - Nam Toong - Thanh Phu (B, L, D)
Wake up early in the morning on the third day. During breakfast, enjoy some time with the locals, and take in some fresh air. After breakfast, a hard day awaits you. First, the group will take an uphill walk to Nam Toong, a nearly untouched village inhabited by the Red Dzao people. On the same side of the mountain, visit NamKen, where the Xa Pho ethnic people live. Pass down the river, then ascend to Mi On, where more Xa Pho people live. You will spend the night with a Tay host family in the village of Thanh Phu. Lunch is included, since there’s a picnic during the trip, and dinner is eaten with the Tay family. Overnight is included: you spend the night with the host family. In addition, breakfast is included.Highlight: Visit many ethnic villages located on the mountain, including Thanh Phu and Mi On.
Day 4: Thanh Phu – Su Pan - Sapa (B, L)
After spending the night in the village, have breakfast there too. The group then walks back to the village of Su Pan, where a Jeep driver will take you back to Sapa. During the return journey, the group visits the ancient stone circle; this refers to a group of stones, bedecked with age-old carvings that allegedly describe prehistoric peoples. Once you’ve returned to Sapa, check into the hotel for the night. Lunch is included—it’s eaten at Su Pan—as is breakfast. You’ll spend overnight at the hotel.Highlight: Witness the ancient stone circle, which refers to stones with eons-old carvings that are said to describe the life of the prehistoric peoples of Vietnam.
Day 5: Cat Cat - Lao Cai (B, L)
After you’ve eaten breakfast, visit the Cat Cat village, where the Black H’mong people live. Stroll around, making new acquaintances in the town, and visit the hydroelectric power station that was built when the French still had a colony in Vietnam. Return to town, where you’ll eat lunch and check out of the hotel. You can explore the town freely, doing as you please, until it’s time to take the bus back to Lao Cai. In Lao Cai, a night train will bring you back to Hanoi. Breakfast and lunch are included during Day 5, and the night is spent on the train to Hanoi.
Highlight: Enjoy free time in the village of Cat Cat, where you can see the hydroelectric dam and the influences of the former French colonists.
Day 6: Hanoi – Arrival
You will be brought from Sapa to Hanoi; the ride takes off at about 5 AM. Take a taxi to your hotel by yourself.Highlight: We’ll take you to Hanoi from Sapa.
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Included in the Cost of the Trip
- a private tour
- accommodation mentioned in the travel schedule: sharing a double or twin bed
- the meals listed in the travel schedule (B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- all of the transportation (car and Jeep rides, etc.) mentioned in the travel schedule
- admission fees for the attractions in the schedule
- a tour guide who speaks English at those places listed in the itinerary
- a train ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai and back to Hanoi (the cabin has 4 berths and air conditioning)
Not Included in the Cost of the Trip
- a Visa fee for the trip to Vietnam
- personal spending, like souvenir prices, laundry fees, and so on
- checking out too late or too early (usually, check-ins are at 2 PM, while check-outs are at noon)
- other services that aren’t indicated on the written form
- gratuities or tips
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