Sapa Explorer 4 Days/5 Nights
At a elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful old French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnams' northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minorities groups all wearing their traditional and colourful attire.
Many travelers consider Sapa to be the highlight of their stay in Vietnam. The variety of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam is fascinating and nowhere is this ethnic mix more accessible than it is in Sapa, and its outstandingly beautiful valleys. This trip is a condensed and easier version of the 7 day Ethnic Explorer, designed for those people who are put off by the lack of comfort in that trip. The trek takes 2 days and there is only one long walk. We spend one night in one of the more comfortable villages and travel to and from Hanoi by car allowing you to take in as much as possible of the breath-taking scenery in a short time.
Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai
Viet Bamboo Travel's car comes to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper with air-conditioning), arrive 5: 30 or 6: 00am.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat villages (B, L)
Meet at Lao Cai station after arrival early morning, transfer to Sapa by car, having breakfast. Today we start by getting some exercise with a walk to Cat Cat. As we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. In the afternoon there will be free time to explore the township. Tonight we spend a second night in our hotel at Sapa town.
Day 2: Sapa Hill tribe Villages (B, L, D)
We have breakfast at 0800 and set out on our 6-hour trek along buffalo paths and trails at around 09: 00. We trek through several hill tribe villages named Lao Chai and Ta Van. This is one is a absolutely spectacular walk through some stunning scenery. We have a picnic lunch on the way and stay overnight with a family in Ta Van village.
Day 3: Ta Van - Su Pan - Sapa (B, L)
We have breakfast at 0730 and leave the village at 08: 30 for a 2-hour trek to Su Pan village. Here Viet Bamboo Travel's car waiting to take us back to Sapa. We will arrive back at Sapa by around 11: 30. This afternoon there is free time to relax or wander around for further exploration of the town. Overnight in hotel.
Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi (B)
Morning: Free time for relax or wandering around Sapa town or Sapa day market.
Afternoon: Check out 12: 00 noon. Relax until transfered to Lao Cai station for your night train jouney to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
Day 5: Hanoi - Arrival
Getting back to Hanoi from Sapa trip so early at around 5am, taxi to hotel on your own.
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Inclusions of the trip
- Private tour
- Accommodation (double or twin sharing) in places as indicated in program
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
- All transportation as indicated in program
- All guided sightseeing fees as per itinerary
- English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
- Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 berth cabin, A/C)
Exclusions of the trip
- Visa fee to Vietnam
- Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
- Other meals, drinks and personal expenses
- Late check out & early check in for all accommodation at the places (Normally check in: at 14: 00 PM and check out at 12: 00 PM)
- All other services are not made on the written form
- Tips & gratuities
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Discover Northern Vietnam the Way You WantViet Bamboo Travel has been in the business for more than a decade, so we definitely understand not only all the concerns you might have, but also how much you value your vacation time. Whether you're travelling in northern Vietnam to see the sights, experience a new culture, or have an adventure, we will help you every step of the way. We’ll help you create the perfect Vietnam tour, adapted to your needs and desires. So, all that being said, we hope you enjoy your trip! You're going to love exploring this country.