Monday, August 18, 2014

Sapa Hard Treking & Homestay Tour 3Days 4Night

Ban Ho village
Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Ban Ho - Sin Chai - Nam Nhiu - Nam Than - Thanh Phu - My Son - Nam Tong - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Duration: 3Days 4Nights
Price: US$ 280/ person

Overview:

Sapa in Vietnam provides challengers with a varied landscape of forests, mountains and sprawling rice paddies.In this adventure at an elevation of around 1600m, you will explore villages of several ethnic-minority groups. Hard trek through terraced rice paddies and tropical jungles, and spend one night in an authentic bamboo hut. You won't forget your guide or the villagers you meet along the way.

Detail Itinerary:

Night 1: Hanoi - Depart to Lao Cai

 Be ready at your hotel lobby at 8:00 p.m, our tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City.
Overnight on the train.

 
Sin Chai village
Day 1: Sapa - Ban Ho - Sin Chai (-L, D)


Pick up from Lao Cai station and transfer to Sapa for breakfast ,after breakfast local guide and driver then transferred to Su Pan. The trek starts by walking through the incredibly scenic “Ban Ho” valley. Here you will have the opportunity to visit and explore the wooden houses, which traditionally belong to the Tay ethnic minority. You will then continue to walk to Thanh Phu village where you stop for lunch in a local house. After lunchtime, you head to Sin Chai village of Red Dzao minority where the night will be spent in the Red Dzao Village.

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 2: Sin Chai - Nam Nhiu - Nam Than - Thanh Phu (B, L, D)


Today’s trek takes you through several villages where you will be able to meet Tay, Hmong and Xa Pho ethnic minorities. You will have time to photograph the beautiful rice paddy terraces and the surrounding mountain. On the way you will visit a local school. Your lunch will be prepared and served in a local house.
Homestay at local house

In the afternoon, you head back to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you will spend the night. You can take a walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.

Approx: 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch

Day 3: Thanh Phu - My Son - Nam Toong - Sapa (B, L, -)


On the last day of the trek you will cross several suspension bridges and trek through lush rice paddy fields and stunning scenery. You have a unique opportunity to meet Xa Pho minority in My Son village, one of the smallest group ethnic living in Northern Viet Nam. They always maintain their unique costume and nomadic life. You trek uphill to Nam Toong village of Red Dzao minority, where you have lunch in a local school. In the afternoon, your trek will be firstly downhill to Ban Ho village where you will have time for a swim in the river. The car will meet you there and return you to Sapa. 16h30 Transfer to station for overnight train back Hanoi .Arrive around 5h30 AM .The end of great trip !

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.

Tour Price Includes:

• Round Trip Train Tickets from Hanoi ( Deluxe Soft Sleeper 4Berth Cabin - 2berth Cabin requested and pay extra )
• English or French speaking guide (Surchage for French speaking guide $.10/day)
• Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)
• Cook (from group sizes of 6 pax)
• All needed transport
• All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)
• Water on the whole trip
• Sleeping bag and mattresses
• Waterproof bluebag for luggage
• Tents if needed
• Mosquito net
• All entrance fees and permit
• Overnight in local house

Tour Price Excludes:

• Personal Pocket Money
• Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
• Insurance
• All other services not indicated above

What to bring:


•Sun Block
•Wide brim hat
•Camera + Film
•Comfortable shoes
•Rain gear
•Warm clothes
•Insect Repellent
•Original Passport