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Sapa Culture and Nature Tour – 3 Days 2 Nights

Explore and experience Sapa by road via the new Noi Bai highway, Lao Cai, length 245km. This new road shortens the travel time and distance from Hanoi to Sapa. Moreover, you will have chance to admire the beautiful scenery as you travel the longest highway in Vietnam before enjoining yourself in Sapa. 3 days 2 nights discovering the landscapes of terraced rice paddies and the minorities’ villages is a wonderful tour which will provide you a unique and unforgettable experience. Join us in this tour and enjoy it!

Tour Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi – bus to Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Heaven Gate – Silver waterfall – Fansipan cable car – night train to Hanoi
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Half board package
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: HANOI - SAPA BY BUS - TREK TO LAO CHAI – TA VAN (homestay) (L, D)
DAY 02: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN (hotel) (B, L)
DAY 03: HEAVE GATE – SILVER WATER FALL – OPTIONAL FANSIPAN BY CABLE CAR - NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L)
DAY 04: HANOI ARRIVE

DAY 01: HANOI - SAPA BY BUS - TREK TO LAO CHAI – TA VAN (Homestay) (L, D)
07:00 – 7:30 AM: Pick you up at your hotel and depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai high-way. Along the way, you will have chance to admire the beauty of northwest mountains with terraced fields. Have a short break for 30 minutes en route.
12:30 – 13:00: Arrival Sapa, enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, you head Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.

Approx: 1 hours driving/ 2 hours walking.
Overnight at homestay.

DAY 02: TA VAN - GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN (Hotel) (B, L)
Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Sapa by car.

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: HEAVE GATE – SILVER WATER FALL – OPTIONAL FANSIPAN BY CABLE CAR - NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L)
Meet your guide and driver for a leisure trip. The drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount. Just a kilometer out of the town, rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. We’ll stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall before continue the road trip for some kilometers further to Heaven Gate and Tram Ton Pass. At 2047m above sea level, the Heaven Gate & Tram Ton Pass is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. From here enjoy walking around for half an hour for beautiful scenery of both two side of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The wind blows stronger to force the clouds moving constantly. It is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain Range. Amazingly that the weather is very different by the side: In many days It is foggy and cloudy on Sa Pa side and sunny brightly the other side. Leaving the Heaven Gate for the way back downhill 7 km, then stop to pay visiting to some lush farm in O Quy Ho where different kind of vegetable, flower, fruit trees and even medicinal plants are grown for years which makes this part of Sapa ever green.

Optional Fansipan by cable car: US$ 40.00 per person (Inclusion: transfer, cable car ticket)
The cable car system in Sapa is the world’s longest and highest cable car, running up from sleepy Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province to the peak of 3,143-meter. Fansipan Mountain, known as Indochina’s rooftop. Reaching Mount Fansipan used to mean a full-day hike at least. But from Feb 2016 the trek up will be reduced to a 25-minute flight by cable car. The 6.5km long cable car can carry a maximum of 2,000 passengers an hour, with each cabin accommodating 35 passengers.
In the late afternoon transfer to the station for a night train to Hanoi. You will take a night train at 21:40 on soft sleeper cabin.
In the late afternoon we will transfer to the train station, you will take a night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on train.

DAY 04: HANOI ARRIVE (no services on this day)
The train arrive in Hanoi at 5:30AM, you will transfer to your hotel or airport by yourself.
End of services!

Tour Cost: Price is quoted in US dollar, per person, in twin sharing, based on

Group’s size 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5-8 person Single supplement
Option 1 266 196 174 162 155 16
Option 2 284 210 187 175 168 20
Option 3 316 226 203 191 184 36
Option 4 358 247 224 213 206 57

What's included ?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
  • Bus Hanoi – Sapa (Limousine bus)
  • Train ticket: Lao Cai - Hanoi (share cabin 4 berths- soft sleeper)
  • 01 night hotel base on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • 01 night at homestay sharing on communal house
  • English speaking tour guide (other language upon request)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D – Dinner
  • Entrance fees and water
 

What's Excluded ?

  • Cable car to Fanxipan
  • Electric mountain Train
  • Early and/or late check in at hotels
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Single room
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Travel insurance, personal expense
  • Tips and Other optional and activities not on the package

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Customer Reviews

Dear Giang, We came back in Hoi An today from Sa Pa. We had a wonderful time and we would like to thank you for organizing everything perfectly. The tours were exactly how we wanted them to be, it was even above expectation. Our tour guide Dudu was fantastic and so was our driver.
Again thank your very much,
Kind regards,

Nelly and Keith Brooker Monday, March 2, 2020

Dear Giang, I wanted to thank you very much for arranging our holiday so well - we had a wonderful time and everything seemed to go very smoothly. In the group tour at the start we were impressed by how various different staff always knew where...
The private tour was particularly good and Khanh was an exceptional guide - great fun to spend time with, knowledgeable and good at keeping everyone happy throughout the trip. He adapted the itinerary to suit the weather and our preferences ...
Thank you again.
Best wishes,

Fiona Cloke, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Good afternoon Diu, The trip was wonderful and our guide May Nihn is very helpful and experienced. Thank God that the weather turns out well on the 2nd day in Sapa so it's makes our journey easier to Fansipan and other places of interests. Our driver is also very accommodating...
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to you for coordinating this itinerary and reacting promptly to change the hotel for us. In fact my dad had a fall in Hanoi hotel and ...
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Having said that, it's still a pleasant and enjoyable trip for us.
Thank you

Veron Tan, Saturday, March 16, 2019