Hanoi with Sapa Valley - Leisure Holidays

Hanoi with Sapa ValleyVietnam

From RM1,187 / per person for 4 nights
Swap the bustle of Hoi An for the tranquil rice fields of Sapa.

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Summary

Trek through the tiered rice paddies, hill-tribe villages and sweeping mountain valleys of northwest Vietnam on this  tour of Sapa from Hanoi. Embark on two days of moderate hiking, stopping to explore Sapa’s markets and enjoy views of Mt Fansipan, Golden Stream valley and Ta Phin valley. Follow your guide to Black Hmong, Red Dao and Dzay villages along the way and get an insight into the culture and traditions of Vietnam’s ethnic minority tribes.


NOTES

• Minimum 2 person required for this tour
• Child price: Age 2-11 ; Infant price: Age 0-1 

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Itinerary

Accommodation

1 nights accommodation in Hanoi as your choice.

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Arrive Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day to explore around Hanoi.


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Depart to Lao Cai

Breakfast in hotel. Your tour guide will welcome you at your hotel lobby, then start walking tour in old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday, certainly you will watch and taste some particular dishes .

After all, We will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them.

Visit Hanoi by cyclo to dive in the soul of Hanoi. This "authentic" way allow visitors discover the city center in intense emotions. It's like you are in the center of a whirlwind of movement, wrapped in a cacophony of horns and the bustle of people who trying to make their way in the middle of all this excitement.

At the end of our Hanoi tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.

Inclusive of street food tasting, English-speaking local tour guide and cyclo ride

After you’re picked up from your Hanoi hotel in the evening, you’re transferred by private vehicle to Hanoi Railway Station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Relax aboard the comfortable train car and get a good night's sleep in preparation for the next day's trek.


Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa

Upon arrival in Lao Cai at dawn, you’re transferred by shuttle bus to Sapa. The bus ride uphill takes a bit more than an hour, giving you a glimpse of the region's stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces along the way.

When you reach Sapa, you can leave your luggage at the tour office and enjoy a shower plus a full buffet breakfast at Chau Long Hotel. 

Once you’re refreshed and fortified, your morning trek departs from Sapa to Ta Phin valley. Walk with your experienced guide through the town for about 20 minutes before turning down a dirt road to Ma Tra, a Black Hmong village defined by its traditional clothing and customs.

The moderate hiking route through this rural community offers more picturesque vistas of vegetable gardens and rice terraces flanked by green mountains rising in the background. You have time to visit with local families and learn about traditional fiber processing before continuing your trek to Ta Phin village, located in one of the most scenic valleys in Vietnam. 

Stop here for a simple picnic lunch before exploring the village, admiring the embroidered clothing and red headscarves worn by the tribal women of this ethnic group called the Red Dao.

In the afternoon, you’ll return to Sapa by private, air-conditioned vehicle to check in to your hotel and eat dinner. You’re free to explore the charming town's sloping streets or the market with many colorful handicrafts, or head up to Ham Rong peak for a fantastic photo op over Sapa (depending on weather conditions; entrance fee not included).


Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi 

Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning and depart on a second trek from the town of Sapa to Golden Stream valley. Today’s hike offers more stunning views of rice terraces and gardens as well as Mt Fansipan, whose summit rises 10,312 feet (3,143 meters) above sea level. After crossing a suspension bridge, marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you continue through the Golden Stream valley, stopping at Lao Chai village for lunch.

After your meal, follow your guide on a walk through this village where Black Hmong people reside, and continue on to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay tribe. This part of the hike is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended.

You’ll visit with some local families and learn about their daily lifestyle and fascinating culture, before departing to the main road to meet up with your driver and return to Sapa. 

A shower is available at the hotel, followed by an afternoon free to explore the town on your own. In the evening, depart Sapa for Lao Cai, where you’ll take the night train back to Hanoi.


Day 5: Depart Hanoi

Upon arrival Hanoi Railway Station at 5 am, make your own arrangement to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight to home. 

Accommodation

2 nights accommodation in Sapa Valley. 
Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Train Fare

Round-trip train fare from Hanoi including 2-nights' sleeper car accommodation

Meals

Meals as per itinerary.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Private Arrival Airport Transfer

Private Arrival Airport Transfer by 4 seaters private car. Maximum 4 person.

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