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Sapa: 3-Day, 3-Night Trek and Hotel with Overnight Train

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Trek through the Muong Hoa Valley to the hill tribe villages of the Hmong, Zay, and Red Zao peoples. Experience traditional hospitality during a 1-night homestay in Ta Van village.

Highlights

  • Trek to the mountain villages in the Muong Hoa Valley
  • Learn about Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups
  • Visit a local handicraft center where women gather to exchange skills
  • Spend 1 night at a homestay with the Zay Hill Tribe

Description

Day 0: Transfer from Hanoi to Lao Cai by overnight train Either enjoy pickup from your hotel or make your way to the Hanoi train station yourself by 9 PM. Board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai at 10 PM. Enjoy the night on the train and reach your destination the next morning. Day 1: Sapa Center - Cat Cat village (L, D) Meet your tour guide at the train station and head to Sapa at 6 AM. Indulge in breakfast at your hotel before taking a walk around Sapa. Visit the market and old cathedral and meet people from the Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities who are selling handicrafts. Walk down to the southwest of Sapa to visit Cat Cat Village, where the Black H’mong live. At noon, have a nice lunch at a local restaurant and then have some free time to rest or to explore the area. After dinner, explore the charm of Sapa by night. Enjoy roasted corn and baked eggs beside a charcoal fire or go shopping. Spend the night in the 3-star Sapa Hotel. Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D) Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then walk down to the southeast of Sapa along the side of the Muong Hoa Valley to the Y Linh Ho Village of the Black H’mong. Continue trekking down to the Lao Chai village of the H’mong. Enjoy lunch and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van Village of the Dzay minority people and stay overnight. Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B, L, D) After breakfast, continue on trekking to visit 2 villages of the Red Dzao and the H’mong. Visit a beautiful waterfall and Rattan Bridge. Take in views of the landscapes through the bamboo forest. Head to the main road to catch a car to return to Sapa. If any roads are too far or too difficult to trek, you can go by electric car or motorbikes. Around 2 PM, pack your things and prepare to leave Sapa. Hop in your limousine back to Hanoi at 2:30 PM. Enjoy drop-off at your hotel in Hanoi at around 9-10 PM. ***Kindly note that there will be local ethnic people try to accompany you the whole trekking way in order to ask you for money or sell local items with high price. Please ignore them and stick to the guide. This has been a pressing matter in Sapa, yet haven't been solved by the authority. We're truly sorry for this inconvenience in advance!

Includes

Local guide Overnight in a 4-bed air-conditioned shared train cabin from Hanoi to Lao Cai Hotel in the Old Quarter pickup from Hanoi (depending on option selected) Hotel in the Old Quarter drop-off 1-night accommodation at homestay in Ta Van Village 1-night accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Sapa center All meals mentioned in the itinerary Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa in a shared minibus Sightseeing fee, tax, and service charge

Important Information

  • If you're a solo traveler, please note that there'll be a single supplement for 2 nights in a 3.5-star hotel and private bungalow (to be updated at the time of booking)
  • The 9-km trek is not recommended for older guests or children
  • Bring warm clothes, including a scarf, hat or cap as the weather in Sapa is unpredictable; it is normally cold from September to March
  • Due to the altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February, and March
  • Please bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream, and insect repellent
  • Please bring cash in in Vietnam Dong as the banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well; US Dollars, Euros, and Australian Dollars are accepted in Sapa
  • Please bring medicine with you in case of illness • If your hotel is not in the Old Quarter, please select the meeting point option.

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