Sapa Medium Trek 3D4N is an easy trekking tour to visit Sapa with the night train from Hanoi. With this tour, tourists will have chance to visit 6 villages (Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan) of 3 different minorities (Black H’Mong, Dzay, Red Dao). This trip can be operated either as a joining group tour to save money or private tour for more privacy.
Discovering silver waterfall and a nice rattan bridge
Trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong
Visiting the hydroelectric power station built by French people and silver waterfall
Pick up at your hotel (20.30) and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to take the night train from to Lao Cai. Sleep on the train.
05.00 – 05.30AM: Arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning. Pick up and transfer to Sapa by shuttle bus, refresh and breakfast at the hotel.
09.30AM: 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue a 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes on the way. Last trek is about 2km to the bus stop in Ta Van then get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Trekking level: 6/10
10km trekking, 8km driving from Tavan village back to Sapa
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 3 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa. Overnight in a hotel in Sapa,
Trekking level: 4/10
7km trekking, 3km driving from Cat Cat village back to Sapa
Morning, 5km by jeep to visit the red Dzao in Suoi Thau, Ma Tra villages. 9km trekking through the local village, the rice and corn field. Picnic lunch en –route. Reach Ta Phin village where we have chance to learn about the life styles and the custom of the red Dzao minority, enjoy landscapes…then drive back to Sapa. Shuttle bus transfer to the train station, dinner and boarding the night train back to Hanoi .
Trekking level: 5/10
9km of trekking, 20km of driving.
Beware of your luggage and money
Pick you up at your hotel at 8:30PM
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian
Hotel: Fansipan View 2* or Vista 3* or Panorama 3*
Train: A/C soft sleeper with 4 berths/cabin
Please take your passport to check in hotel
Train departure from Hanoi at 9:40PM or 10.00PM
Passengers are advised to leave big luggage at hotel for convenience
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
English speaking guide
All meals on tour (B, L, D)
Entrance fees to the villages
Pick-up from Ta Van and Cat Cat
Pickup from hotel to Hanoi train station
Tourist bus Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Cai
Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Hotel accommodation in Sapa (double, twin, triple sharing)
What’s Not Included
Drinks & tips
Drop off at hotel after tour
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