4.TREKKINGS

RAOD MU CAN CHAI-SAPA

 

TREKKINGS

 

All the described Sapa trekking include the roundtrip journey Hanoi-Sapa, English-speaking guide, entrance fees to the Minority villages, homestay, meals and activities as indicated. They do not include your drinks and optional tips.

 

TREKKING SAPA 2 DAYS (1 night homestay)

Night before : NIGHT TRAIN HANOI-LAO CAI

Pick up at your hotel between 19:30 and 20:15 and transfer to Ha Noi train station catch the night train to Lao Cai ( Train schedule : SP7 at 20:35 – SP1 at 21:10 – SP3 at 21:50). Overnight on the train.

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Day 1 : LAO CAI-SAPA + TREKKING LAO CHAI AND TA VAN VILLAGES

Pick up at Lao Cai train station between 5:30 and 6:30 (depending on train) for the one-hour bus transfer Lao Cai-Sapa. Shower, breakfast and relax in a Sapa hotel.
Your guide picks you up at the hotel at 9:00 to start a 10-km trekking to the h’mong and dzai villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, with lunch in the middle of the rice field terraces of the Muong Hoa Valley. Checking in your Ta Van homestay, relaxation, traditional diner and night in the homestay. 

Day 2 : TA VAN – CAT CAT – LAO CAI – NIGHT TRAIN HANOI

Breakfast at the home between 7:00 and 8:00. A minibus then takes you to the Black H’mong village of Cat Cat, with a beautiful short jungle walk alongside the river to the Cat Cat Waterfall and the old hydroelectric power station built by the French. Return to Sapa for lunch. Free afternoon in Sapa until 16:00, to visit the town, have an optional dao herbal bath or massage (at your charge), and shop for local arts and crafts. You can also rent a motorbike at your charge, with or without driver, to tour Sapa and its surroundings

Transfer from the hotel to Lao Cai train station, diner in Lao Cai and boarding the night train Lao Cai-Hanoi, where you arrive between 5:00 and 6:00 depending on the train.

Rates per person in US dollars :  115$/pax

 

 

TREKKING SAPA 3 DAYS (Hanoi-Sapa by night train – One night homestay)

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Night before : NIGHT TRAIN HANOI-LAO CAI

Pick up at your hotel between 19:30 and 20:15 and transfer to Hanoi train station catch the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.

 

Day 1 : LAO CAI-SAPA + TREKKING TO CAT CAT VILLAGE

Pick up at Lao Cai train station between 5:30 and 6:30 (depending on train) for the one-hour bus transfer Lao Cai-Sapa. Checking and breakfast at your Sapa hotel. Your guide picks you up at 9:00 to start a 10-km trekking to the Black H’mong village of Cat Cat, with a beautiful short jungle walk alongside the river to the Cat Cat Waterfall and the old hydroelectric power station built by the French. Return to Sapa for lunch. Free afternoon in Sapa to visit the town, have an optional dao herbal bath or massage (at your charge), and shop for local arts and crafts. You can also rent a motorbike at your charge, with or without driver, to tour Sapa and its surroundings. Diner and night in your hotel.

Day 2 : TREKKING SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN

Check out after breakfast; your guide picks you up at 9:00 to start a 10-km trekking to the h’mong and dzai villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, with lunch in the middle of the rice field terraces of the Muong Hoa Valley, at the foothills of the Fan Si Pan massif of high mountains. Checking in your Ta Van homestay, relaxation, traditional diner and night in the homestay. 

Day 3 : TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SAPA – LAO CAI – HANOI

Have breakfast at home stay . Pack your luggage and saying good bye with the family. Trek through a bamboo forest to the red dzao village of Giang Ta Chai to observe the daily life of one of the main minorities of Sapa. Return to Sapa by minibus.

Lunch and free afternoon in Sapa until 16:00, to visit the town, have an optional dao herbal bath or massage (at your charge), and shop for local arts and crafts. You can also rent a motorbike at your charge, with or without driver, to tour Sapa and its surroundings

Transfer from the hotel to Lao Cai train station, diner in Lao Cai and boarding the night train Lao Cai-Hanoi, where you arrive between 5:00 and 6:00 depending on the train.

Rates per person in US dollars :  145$/pax

 

 

TREKKING SAPA 3 DAYS (Hanoi-Sapa by day bus – One night homestay)

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Day 1 : DAY BUS HANOI–SAPA AND TREKKING TO CAT CAT

Pick up at your Old Hanoi hotel between 6:45 and 7:00 to the departure station of the 29-seats day bus Sapa Express. A 5-hour ride on the new superhighway takes you to Sapa, where you arrive around 12:30 and check in your hotel where you have lunch.

We then start the trekking by going down to the beautiful black hmong village of Cat Cat; a short jungle walk alongside the river leads you to the Cat Cat Waterfall and the old hydroelectric power station built by the French. We walk back to your hotel, relax and have diner, after which you are free to visit the small town and shop for local arts and crafts. Night at the hotel.

Day 2 : TREKKING SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN

Check out after breakfast ; your guide picks you up at 9:00 to start a 10-km trekking to the h’mong and dzai villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, with lunch in the middle of the rice field terraces of the Muong Hoa Valley, at the foothills of the Fan Si Pan massif of high mountains. Checking in your Ta Van homestay, relaxation, traditional diner and night in the homestay. 

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Day 3 :  TA VAN – DZANG TA CHAI – SAPA – HANOI  

After breakfast at your homestay, you resume the trekking to to the red dzao village of Dzang Ta Chai, walking through beautiful rice field terraces surrounded by high mountains. Lunch in the village and continuation of the trekking up to a beautiful waterfall.

A minibus picks you up for the return to Sapa to have a refreshing shower and take your luggage. You then board the bus around 16:00 for the return to Hanoi, where you arrive around 21:00.

 Rates per person in US dollars :  110$/pax

 

 

TREKKING PU LUONG NATIONAL PARK (MAI CHAU) 3 DAYS (2 nights homestay)

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Day 1 : HANOI – MAI CHAU – VILLAGE OF NA PHON

Pick up at your Hanoi hotel  between 7:30 and 8:00 for the 4-hour bus ride Hanoi-Mai Chau, first crossing the Red River Delta and then climbing a high pass and own to the valley of Mai Chau.  We stop at the thai village of Na Phon  to check at your homestay and have lunch.

After lunch, bicycle ride through the valley with local tour guide to observe farmers working in the rice fields, women weaving crafts products, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of fields, mountains and small villages. Garden BBQ and traditional Thai dance show while enjoying the traditional ruou can rice wine. Night in your Na Phon momestay.

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Day 2 : TREKKING IN THE PU LUONG NATURAL RESERVE

After breakfast, a 35-km motorbike ride takes you to the Pu Luong Natural Reserve, composed of 2 parallel chains of mountains separated by a valley, and famous for its natural beauty and rich flora and fauna (you have the choice between riding the motorbike yourself or having a driver at an extra-charge.

Trekking through the park, with visit of a beautiful grotto. Lunch in a Thai village and then ride on an another road back to Mai Chau, where we arrive around 15:30. Rest of the afternoon free, with your motorbike if you wish to explore the valley yourself. Diner and night in your Na Phon hometsay.

Day 3 : TREKKING TO REMOTE VILLAGES – RETURN TO HANOI

After breakfast, a local tour guide takes you to the remote rural Thai villages of Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa, to understand more about the culture and customs of the local minority. Return to your homestay for lunch, free time for shopping for local arts and crafts or just relaxing, and return to Hanoi, where we drop you at your hotel around 19:00.

Rates per person in US dollars: 110$/pax in homestay dormitory

                                                   125$ in garden view bungalow, 150$ in air-conditioned valley-view bungalow.