Friday, August 30, 2013

Sapa - Ta Van village - homestay tour 2 days 3 nights

Sapa homestay tours 2 days 3 nightsTour code: SPHT01
Tour route: Hanoi – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi 

Tour duration: 2 Days 1 Nights
Tour date: Daily
Activity level: Medium walking
Group size: Group tour

Overview:


On this trip you will trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa Town, which is surrounded by huge rice paddy terraces. Following mountain trails to avoid touristy activities if you are strong enough will be great experience. Sleeping at the local family is a great chance to explore the rich culture, customs and tradition of the tribal people in this area.

Detail itinerary

Day1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
08:00 Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai

Overnight on the train.


Day2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (11km -13 km trekking, 4-6 hour trekking) - B/L/D

Sapa homestay tours 2 days 3 nights
Arrive in Lao Cai around 5:30 a.m. We will take 1 hour van ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival Sapa town, we have buffet breakfast at the hotel and then we have a short walk of 5km along mountain trail to visit Y Linh Ho village which is inhabited by black Hmong tribe and completely secluded from tourists, especially you are able to embrace raw Sapa culture and community by coming into some native houses to discover their own culture and custom as well as study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. Continuing to walk down Muong Hoa River where you can take a rest or swim before trekking uphill to Lao Chai village where your picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, you will visit the Day and Red Dzao tribes of Tavan village, which lies in the middle of Muong Hoa valley where excellent panoramas of rice terraced fields. 
There you will have a cooking class, dinner and stay over night at local house.

Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan– Sapa – Lao Cai ( 6km-8km trekking – 3-4 hours trekking) - B/L/D
You have breakfast at the home stay before trekking about 8km towards the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will trek up and downhill then through bamboo forest before arriving at the waterfall, Rattan bridge and Stream where you have short rest to swim and picnic lunch. Continuing to walk uphill about 2km to Hau Thao village where we catch the car to return to Sapa. 
You are free to discover Sapa town and Market before having shower and dinner then being transferred to Lao Cai train station to catch the night train to Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi arrival
You will arrive in Hanoi at 05.00am. Tour finishes.

TOUR PRICE

TOUR CLASS PRICE
Superior 138
Deluxe 159


Tour included :
• All meals on the tour
• Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
• English speaking guide
• Entranced fees and permission
• Accommodation (hotel)
• Train tickets two way Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning cabin of 04 berth)
• Transport by car or minibus as tour program in Hanoi and Sapa

Excluded:
• Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
• Personal expenses: Bar, telephone and laundry bils..ect)
• Tips

What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack.
It is essential to bring your passort on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat, torch…