COLORFUL SAPA 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS (DTA/CS)

COLORFUL SAPA 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS (DTA/CS)

Day 1 – Hanoi-Sapa
Pick up at your hotel and leave Hanoi by road for the picturesque day’s journey to Sapa, in the far northwestern corner of Vietnam. There are many photo opportunities along the way. Arrive at Lao Cai in the late afternoon where you can gaze across the Red River at China on the opposite bank. From Lao Cai the road winds up the terraced hillsides to Sapa, a former French hill resort and home to some of Vietnam’s most colourful ethnic groups. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Sapa.


Day 2 – Sapa ethnic village hiking
At 09.00, we will take a short walk through Sapa and along a trail through beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. You will then pass through the Black Hmong ethnic minority village of Ma Tra, where you will have the opportunity to observe and experience the daily life of the friendly villagers. You will then continue your walk through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will also be able to visit a local school for children from the ethnic minority hill tribes. Your guide will then prepare lunch for you before you commence your afternoon trek to the Red Dao minority village of Ta Phin. There you will have the opportunity to meet the Red Dao and Black Hmong ethnic minority hill tribes living with each other in the same village, as well as visiting a workshop and a nearby cave. Overnight in Sapa. (Breakfast, Lunch)


Day 3 – Sapa ethnic village hiking
At 09.00 our guide will pick you up for a journey by Jeep to Lao Chai, a Black H’mong ethnic minority village. You will be then able to hike from Lao Cai to Ta Van Village, where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe live. Here we will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our guide in a local house. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority hill tribe village. Here a jeep will collect you for the return journey to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa. (Breakfast, Lunch)


Day 4 – Sapa-Hanoi
Return to Hanoi after breakfast via Lao Cai and Yen Bai. The trip is ended at your hotel in Hanoi. If airport transfer is required, there is a surcharge levied. (Breakfast)

* Note: You can have one way taking overnight train (either Hanoi-Lao Cai or Lao Cai-Hanoi or both ways by train.) A private 4-berth cabin will be booked.

TOUR PRICES are net per person, based on US Dollars and valid till 31 October 2009.

 

Hotel Categories

 

2 pax

 

3-5 pax

 

6-10 pax

 

11-15 pax

 

16 pax

 

Single Supplement

Standard

437

390

355

259

252

69

Superior

589

538

491

389

382

250

Our tour prices include:
– Accommodation with daily breakfast in hotel
– Two picnic lunches as indicated
– Transfers in private air-con vehicle with driver
– English speaking local guide
– Two bottles of drinking water (330ml) per person per day tour
– All the entrance & sightseeing fees for all the visits as mentioned in the itinerary.

Our tour prices exclude:
– Flights to and from Vietnam
– Services (hotel, tour, guide, etc…) in HANOI
– Visa into Vietnam
– Meals other than those mentioned above
– Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc…
– Tips for guide, driver, etc…
– Others not mentioned in the “Inclusions”

HOTELS TO BE USED IN SAPA:
a) Standard hotel: Royal View Sapa Hotel
b) Superior hotel: Victoria Sapa Hotel