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Soft trekking along Muong Hoa valley through Lao Chai and Ta Van village, experience local life of Black Hmong and Day people. Conquer Fansipan mountain by cable car, take some pictures for unforgettable experience from the top. Visit Silver waterfall and Heaven gate where you and see the other side of Fansipan mountain. Take herb bath in Ta Phin village introduced by Red Zao people.
Destinations: Hanoi – Sapa Fansipan Peak – Hanoi
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Tour Type: Vietnam Classic Tours / Easy Trekking
Sapa, Lao Cai: Sapa is a small town of Northern Vietnam Province of Lao Cai. it is about 280 kms away from Hanoi. Nowadays, you can reach Sapa easily by train or by car, it takes about 8 hours by train and about 6 hours by car. Sapa is well known as a famous tourist attraction in North Vietnam. Sapa attracts tourist by its majestic mountains and colorful ethnic minorities including Black Hmong, Red Dao, Day, Tay and Xa Pho.
Sapa is as bustling as Lao Chai Village is peace. If you come here in the rice harvest season, the first impression that you must be surprised is the terraced fields on the hillside stretching to endless. If you want to admire the gorgeous of golden terraced fields, you should come here in April or September. The rice harvest season is also the time that the village is most fun and cozy. At that time in Lao Chai village, you will find the scent of aromatic rice mixed with the wind, spreading all over the forest and the village like inviting tourists to the village. Lao Chai village shows up as a beautiful landscape painting in the rice harvest season.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa
7.30 AM : Pick up at your hotel for 5 hours scenic drive to Sapa via the newly built highway of “Noi Bai- Lao Cai”– a great journey to enjoy beautiful scenery of Vietnam’s northwest region.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog.
Arrive Sapa around noon – check in hotel
Have lunch in local restaurant
After lunch we drive down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley dotting remote hill tribe villages such as Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai village of Hmong people, Ta Van of Dzay people, the villages surrounded by stunning rice terraces. You will take a short walking down to Lao Chai village from main road, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Visit local families which offer you a worth chance 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 1 km to the bus stop in Ta Van, drive back to Sapa in the late afternoon.
Night in hotel in Sapa
Day 2: Sapa tour
Have breakfast at hotel
Morning: Guide and car pick up for short drive to Fansipan cable station
Visit Fansipan Mountain by the cable car. As you know the cable car 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. Enjoy the view from the highest point of this incredible mountain. The lush green and subtropical vegetation makes this mountain really very beautiful. Take some pictures for unforgettable experience from the top. After taking scenery then get cable car back to Sapa.
Have lunch in local restaurant
Afternoon: Pick up at hotel then drive up hills toward Sapa heaven’s gate, is the highest point of Vietnam’s roads, 2,000 meters above sea level. At the top of the pass, you can see Lai Chau’s beautiful valleys below. From the pass, visitors can admire the imposing panorama of the Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Indochina.
Stop for visiting Silver Waterfall, the most beautiful waterfall in Sapa. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!
Drive back to your hotel late in the afternoon.
Night in hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Sapa tour – Hanoi
Have breakfast at hotel
Take the morning trip to Ta Phin village – Ta Phin village is one of attractions in Sapa should not be ignored when visiting this land. Ta Phin is nestled in a beautiful and pristine valley, around 15 kilometers in the northeast of Sapa. This is a village of “Dao Do” ethnic group. Visiting Ta Phin, tourist can catch images of Dao Do women in very beautiful and colorful dress made from brocade, a traditionally hand-made product of local people here. These people are quite friendly and hospitable. In addition, travelling this village, tourists can explore customs, traditions, and culture of the ethnic community, which will be staged repertoires for tourists like wedding ceremonies and some types of traditional dances.
Have lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Hanoi
After lunch, get picked up at hotel for transfer back to Hanoi – This journey will take about 5-hours on a newly built free way along the Red River. In this daytime drive you can enjoy beautiful roadside views along the way: rice paddies, village houses, red river, misty mountains, etc..
Drive back to your hotel late in the afternoon. End of the Sapa Private Tour 3 Days with Cozy Vietnam Travel
Other options for tour in Sapa:
Ham Rong Park – 3 hours:
Ham Rong Mountain – One of the most popular destinations with tourists when traveling Sapa. This is a mountain located right in the center of Sapa town. Ham Rong mountain park was built on an area of nearly 150 hectares, in 1996 to exploit the unspoiled natural-cultural values of the area. The more you go up the opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery such as Orchid Garden, Sky Gate,….
Bac Ha Market – full day (on Sunday only)
100Km away from Sapa – Bac Ha is located in North East of Lao Cai Province with an elevation of about 1.000m above sea level, Bac Ha has many beautiful natural landscapes and historical sites. Together with beautiful landscapes gifted by nature such as stunning mountains, rivers, and caves, unique local culture. Bac Ha is home to 10 ethnic group minorities that live around Bac Ha, including Flower H’mong, Dzao, Giay (Nhang), Han (Hoa), Xa Fang, La Chi, Nung, Phu La, Thai and Thu Lao and Viet (Kinh) people.
Can Cau Market – full day (on Saturday only)
Can Cau Market is located in Si Ma Cai district, Lao Cai Province. Can Cau Market is only 18 kms from Bac Ha Market, 90 kms from Lao Cai Station, 125km from Sapa. Can Cau Market is opened on every Saturday. Can Cau market is definitely a local market with livestock, foodstuffs, and masses of colorful fabrics and clothes for the Flower Hmong women to enhance their already elaborate outfits.
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
- 2N accommodation in 3 star hotel in Sapa with breakfast
- Accommodation based on shared twin/double room including daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Experienced English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
- All sightseeing fees for mentioned visits
- Bottled mineral water
- Vietnam visa (if any)
- Personal expenses (Laundry, telephone, etc …)
- Tips for local tour guide and driver
- Travel insurance
- Bank charge fees for payment
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
- Other services not mentioned
- For any modification of itinerary, the prices can be revised.
- Please note that all the above services & tours have yet to be booked, they are proposed for your information only and we will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation to do so.
- If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.
- Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees in the public places like a temple, pagoda, HCM mausoleum …
- Should bring the necessary things such as : cash, cell phone or camera, raincoat/ umbrella, sun block …( depending on the weather)
- The rates quoted above do not include compulsory fees for special events, peak season such as Christmas and New Year or Gala Dinners etc.
- Prices are subject to change at any time as a result of VAT, Fuel Excise or other tax and sightseeing fee increases and USD currency fluctuations.