Sunday, September 8, 2013

A glimpse of Sapa

A glimpse of SapaTour routes: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Ta Phin - Muong Hoa valley - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Duration: 2 days 3 nights
Tour class: private tour only
Price: contact us for best price

Description

Travel to Sapa to take a short walk around Ta Phin and Muong Hoa Valleys to enjoy the most beautiful scenery of a fresh nature, meeting local tribal peoples or sitting down with a cup of coffee over viewing the romantic scene of the town at sunset…All are included in this only two days trip and you’ll never forget Sapa.
      
ITINERARY

Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.30 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station. Tonight you will travel to Lao Cai on sleeping train in the most comfortable 4 berths cabin.

A glimpse of Sapa
Day 1 : Sapa Town - Ta Phin Commune (B, L, D)
The train arrives in Lao Cai early at about 06.00, meet your guide as you check out the station. In a private car, you will travel uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa and enjoy as many stops as you wish for over views of valleys and terraced rice fields as well as magnificent scenery.

Breakfast and check in Victoria hotel upon arrival to Sa Pa if your room available. Later your guide will show you around this charming town for a brief introduction. Ten minute walk from Victoria hotel, you will be the market where ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos. 

In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin commune. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Zao and Black H’mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic peoples are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Zao are economical and reserved… 

You will transfer to the center of the valley car and from here take an easy walk following village path around the valley, passing by and paying visit to Black Hemming houses scattering on mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your feet. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Drive back to Sapa. 

Evening is set free at your leisure. You may have dinner at the fine restaurant or your guide may help you to book a table in a chosen restaurant in town.  

A glimpse of Sapa
Day 2 : Visit Muong Hoa Valley - Night train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Two high ranges of mountains run in parallel north of Sapa town create a narrow and long valley, the Muong Hoa, the most famous valley for its breathtaking scenery valley in the region which is home to the major part of Sapa’s ethnic population including the H’mong, Zao, Zay, Tay and Xa Pho.

Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa. Your car will take you along the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…Many time, leaving the main road, you will enjoy short walk to tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay, Su Pan of the Black H’mong, Ban Ho of the Tay… meeting locals at home and at works. Leaving Ban Ho in afternoon, your car takes you back to Sapa, freshen up and then transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early at 05.30 to 06.00 next morning.    

Day 3: Hanoi arrival
You will arrive in Hanoi around 05.00am. Tours finishes. You will take a taxi back your hotel on your own.
  
Tour price includes  

• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return train tickets in 4 berthes cabin
• Accommodation
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
• Local English speaking tour guide.

 Tour price excludes

• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Drinks and personal expenses.