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Nature View and Village Trek - 2 Day

Silver waterfall sapa
Tour duration: 2 days / 3 nights
Tour price: Contact Us
Tour route: Sapa - Tram Ton Pass - Love Waterfall - Silver Waterfall - Cat Cat Village - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Itinerary

Day 1: Sapa - Tram Ton Pass - Love Waterfall - Silver Waterfall - Cat Cat village (Homestay)

The Tour begins at 9.30 am with a car drive to Love Waterfall. On the way you will see the wonderful views of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and some plantation of roses and vegetables in the valley. Our car will stop at Tram Ton Pass which is the highest road in Vietnam at 2047 m above sea level. We will then walk about 1.1 km along the Golden River to visit Love Waterfall. After returning to Tram Ton Pass, our car will drive you to Silver Waterfall. You have 30 minutes to walk around this area to enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and valley. From here we will start the trek down to the valley towards Sin Chai village - the home of Black Hmong people. After having a picnic lunch, we will walk to Sin Chai village and continue walking  to Cat Cat village where you will sleep in a homestay of Black Hmong people. Dinner will be served by your tour guide and homestay host. Enjoy and have a good rest.

Best travel experiences in Sapa

SAPA VIETNAM - Sapa is always bring great experience to the tourists coming to this place by the scenery, people and fresh cooler air. A tourist said 'Sapa looks like a little Switzerland in Vietnam' as its weather is beautifully foggy and misty. Tourists are also very impressive with local hill tribes about their daily life, customs and traditional habits.

Best travel experiences in Sapa

• Enjoy the mountain scenery in Sapa and nearby mountain valleys

• Visit ethnic minority villages around Sapa to have a close-up look on traditional lifestyles of Hmong, Dao, Tay and other local tribes.

• Trekking mountain valleys around Sapa. See rice fields, waterfalls and minority villages.

• See colourful ethnic minority markets, from Bac Ha, the most popular among travelers and easily accessible, to other markets, more authentic travel experience.

• Climb Fansipan mountain, the highest in Indochina, located a few kilometers west from Sapa.

• Sapa is a good starting point for motorbike tours around more remote regions of Northern Vietnam.

Why travel to Sapa?

 • Sapa has a beautiful location in the high mountains, as well as the best choices of accommodation and guided tours than any other place in the North of Vietnam.

 • Travelers to Sapa have a good choice of adventure activities, cultural tours and unique travel experiences, in addition to travel accommodation, that varies from luxury hotels to homestay experience in the local hill tribes village.

• Some travelers, however, may find Sapa town crowded, “touristy” and less authentic then it used to be as a remote holiday destination until just a few years ago.

• For travelers, seeking for more authentic experiences, Sapa can be a base for trips to mountain villages, or travelling to more remote places in the Northern mountains, such as Lai Chau, Dien Bien Phu and many others.

Interesting facts about Sapa

• Sapa is located in Lao Cai province of Vietnam, a few kilometers south of Vietnam's border with China.

• The permanent population of Sapa is less than 10.000 people, which is at least 20 times lower than the annual number of local and overseas travelers visting the town.

• Mountain valleys around Sapa are considered to be the highest (by elevation) in Vietnam.

• The settlement of Sapa was established as a French hill station around 1890, during the colonial period. In the first decades of the 20th century, Sapa's settlement became a small but famous mountain resort for wealthy French. Most of the original resort buildings in Sapa (constructed in the first decades of the 20th centrury) are not seen in town these days, the current town architecture is only a few years old.

Fan Si Pan mountain, the highest mountain peak in Vietnam, and Indochina, is located only a few kilometers west of Sapa, and can be easily seen from the town itself.

• The majority of the town’s population are ethnic Vietnamese. Minority tribes, living in nearby villages around Sapa, come to town mainly to shop or to sell their products.

• Mountains around Sapa had about 15 days of snow in the last 30 years. Sapa is one of the very few places in Vietnam to see snow.

• Tram Ton mountain pass between Sapa and Lai Chau, located at nearly 2.000 meters (6.500 feet) is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam.
 

Plan your travel to Sapa

Accommodation in Sapa

 
Travelers to Sapa have many accommodation choices, including

• Luxury Victoria Sapa resort, from 130 USD per night
• Many three star hotels, including Holiday Sapa, Bamboo Sapa, Royal View Sapa Hotel and others, from 30 USD per night
• Several dozens of budget hotels, guesthouses, and hostels, from 10 USD per night.
• Homestay in village around Sapa, 12-15 USD per night.

Tours in Sapa

 
Sapa offers many choices of organised activities, including hiking trips, visiting local villages and markets.

Local tips/advice for your travel

• Prices of accommodation and train tickets tend to be slightly higher on a weekend then on week days, and considerably higher before the Tet/New Year and other holidays.

• The best option to have a lunch or snack during the day, for the price and authentic experience, is to visit foodstalls at the local market. The lunch costs no more than 2-3 USD per person. Restaurants in Sapa tend to be overpriced, and the quality of food varies greatly from one place to another.

• It is NOT recommended to drive, ride bicycle or motorbike to Sapa from Hanoi. The distance is nearly 350 km (215 miles) one way, and there is very little to see along the road, especially compared to Sapa itself. The road between the Red River valley and Sapa is located in high mountains, and it is not easy to drive on, especially after the rain. Many reasonably priced options are available for your travel from Hanoi to Sapa (train or bus to Lao Cai, and then minibus or taxi to Sapa).

Christmas Holiday Packages in VIetnam 2015 : Hanoi - Halong - Sapa Tours 7 Days

Christmas in Vietnam
Tour duration: 7days/ 6nights

Tour price: From US$ 320/ person

Tour route: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Sapa - one of the most ideal destination in the Northern Vietnam for all the times in years. Especially, with the temperatures from 10oC, Sapa town in winter is so beauty, charming all day and luxury at night. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, visiting Hanoi city, Sapa town and Halong Bay - the wonder of nature, will bring another experiences for all of you, who want to have wonderful moments for your longest holiday of the year.
 

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa. (B,L)
Day 3: Laocai –Sapa – Cat Cat – Shin Chai (B,L,D) – Overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 4: Sapa – Laochai – Tavan - Sapa (B,L,D) – night train to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D) – Overnight on the boat
Day 6: Halong bay - Hanoi (B,L) - Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi departure (B)

DETAILED ITINERARY:


Day 1 - 22 December: Hanoi – Arrival

 
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Up on arrival in Hanoi , we will be welcomed by Vietnam Typical Tours car and driver, transferred to hotel in the city center, check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 - 23 December:  Hanoi – City tour – Night train to Sapa (B - L) 

 
In the morning, our tour guide and driver will meet us at the lobby of the hotel at 08:30; we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature in the morning. The rest of the day we will visit the museum of Ethnic Minority , Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple . Tour ends at hotel arround 17:00, we have a shower at hotel before being picked up and transfer to train station for our night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

7:20 pm– Mini bus picks up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.

8:25 pm- Train departs and overnight on the train.

4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)
Train: King Express, Orient Express, Livitran Express or similar Deluxe train


Christmas in Sapa
Day 3 - 24 December:  Sapa tours: Laocai - Sapa - Catcat - SinChai ( 5 hours trekking, 12 km, 2 villages ) (B - L - D)
 
5:00am: Pick up at Lao Cai train station to Sa Pa by minibus. Arrive in Sa Pa in the mid-morning, then have breakfast and relax at hotel, after that the guide takes you to visit two villages of Black H’mong people ( Cat Cat Village ), a waterfall and you have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French. Back to Sa Pa for lunch. At the afternoon you are free to visit Sa Pa town and Sapa market. Dinner and overnight in Sapa.

Day 4 -  25 December: Sapa tour: Lao Chai - Ta Van (B - L - D)

 
After breakfast, the guide takes you to the villages of the H’mong and Dzay called Lao Chai and Ta Van.The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay . As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to visit Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa. Take a shower and have dinner in Sapa/Laocai before transferred to Laocai. Overnight on train.

4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)
Train: King Express, Orient Express, Livitran Express or similar Deluxe train

 

Day 5 - 26 December:  Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
 
We will arrive in Hanoi at around 5:00 AM, our tour guide will pick you up andtransfer you to hotel, you will take a shower, have breakfast and relax at the hotel lobby and wait our guide come and take you to Halong bay.

7h45 – 8h00: Pick you up at your hotel and depart to Ha long Bay.

12h00 – 12h30: Arrive at Ha Long City

12h45 – 13h00: Transfer to cruise ship

13h00: Board our junk with soft welcome drink, check-in registration.

13h30: Have lunch on the boat where you will be satisfied by many kinds of seafood

14h30: Cruise towards Ha Long Bay for pristine scenery, Especially, you will be cruised to explore the mystery of Sung Sot Cave (the cave of Surprise )

16h00: Cruise to Titop beach, swimming (if the weather permitted), walking up to the top of Titop for a spectacular view to the bay, kayaking before having dinner in the romantic sunset.

19h00: Get free time, enjoy fresh seafood dinner and you can take part in cuttlefish contest and enjoy fresh cuttle

20h00 – 22h00: Join some activities organized on boat like cutter fishing, drinking, dancing, karaoke…

22h00: Spend a quiet night on the boat in a deluxe cabin.

Christmas in Halong Bay
Day 6 - 27 December:  Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
 
06h00:If you like enjoying Ha Long Bay’s sunrise, please get up early before 6h00 A.M.

07h00 – 08h00: Have some coffee and a tasty breakfast.

08h00 – 11h00: Cruise through the emerald water between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, En route, you have chances to sightsee many beauty spots of the world natural heritage including Fighting Cock islet, Incense Urn islet, Finger island, Toad islet, dog islet, Dragon, Horse Neck, Buffalo Head islet and many other strange shape islands.

11h00 – 12h00: Take boat trip back to Halong city.

12h00 – 13h00: Have Lunch at restaurant (or Have lunch on Boat)

13h15 – 13h30: Road trip back to Hanoi with stop-over in Hai Duong province.

16h00 – 16h30: Arrive in Hanoi about 18h00. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 7 - 28 December: Hanoi - Departure (B)

 
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Free until transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Trips end!



MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

Included:

Accommodation in Hanoi , Halong Cruise, Sapa
Meals as itinerary: B (Breakfast); L (Lunch); D (Dinner)
Pick-up/ Drop off at Lao Cai Train station.
Pick up/drop off at Hanoi Hotel to Hanoi Train Station.
Pick up/Drop off Hanoi – Halong Bay - Hanoi
Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin)
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
Kayak and gears (Halong bay cruise)
02 bottles of water in cabin (Halong bay cruise)
Experienced English-speaking guides.
Entrances Fees

Excluded:

Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
International flight tickets and airport tax.
Visa services.
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
Insurance.


Children policy:

From 1 to 4 years old: Free of Charge and share services with parents
From 5 – under 7 years old: 50% and share services with parents
From 8 – under 10 years old: 75% and share services with parents
From 11 years old: Charged as adult.

Cao Son Market tour 2 Days 3 Nights

Cao Son Market tour 2 Days 3 Nights
Duration: 2 Days 3 Nights
Price: $194

Cao Son is the most stunning part of Lao Cai province. The wonder of Cao Son is ever inspirational with mild weather, authentic culture of local hill tribes, spectacular views toward lush valleys and mighty Chay river.

Brief Itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 1: Lao Cai – Cao Son – Sapa (B/L/D)
Day 2: Sapa (6hrs trekking, 15km, 3 villages) (B/L/D)

Detail Itinerary

Night 1 : Hanoi – Lao Cai (Overnight on train)

In the evening, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel around 20:00 and transfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Lao Cai.

Topas Ecolodge & Biking 3 Days 4 Nights

Topas Ecolodge & Biking

Duration: 3 Days 4 Nights
Price: $426

Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below you. Sapa, with its snaking roads through picturesque landscapes, has becoming the best destination for. This package has been designed to give you the best Mountain Bike trip as well as the opportunity to to experience the highlights of northern Vietnam: the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, the breathtaking mountains…

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Laocai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge
Day 2:
Topas Ecolodge – Biking to Lech Dao village – Topas Ecolodge 
Day 3: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai

Detail Itinerary
 
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Overnight on train)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to the railway station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train (Wooden deluxe soft sleeper cabin of 4 people).

Trekking Bac Ha – Lung Phinh 3 days 4 nights

To be famous as a cultural and colorful market, Bac Ha is one of the most beautiful in the north of Vietnam. Especially, Bac Ha is also call “white tray” since everywhere here turn into white color when the plum trees are bloom during spring or around Tet holiday. Within 3 days trip in Bac Ha, you can discovery the village of some small ethnic groups and stay 2 nights in local family. It is really a great experience to see the landscapes of mountain and terraced rice field as well as integrate yourself into the local culture.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu
Day 2: Ta Van Chu – Lung Phinh
Day 3: Lung Phinh – Bac Ha – Laocai

Detail Itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai

We pick you up at hotel and transfer to Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50 PM. Overnight on deluxe train, sharing of 4 people (2 people in 1 cabin  upon request).

Bac Ha – Cao Son trekking 5 nights 4 days

Bac Ha – Cao Son trekking 5 nights 4 days
Start your day with a scenic ride to Bac Ha, enjoy the largest tribal market in northern Vietnam. Corners of trading including animals, birds, foods, clothes, wine… feature this market as one of the best chances for local ethnic minorities to come and cheer. The market is followed by a refreshing boat ride upstream Chay river.

Brief itinerary
 
Day 1: Laocai – Bac Ha Market – Cao Son (Sunday only)
Day 2: Cao Son – Buddha Mountain – Xa Lung Cheng
Day 3: Cao Son – Ban Sen homestay
Day 4: Ban Sen – Laocai – Night train to Hanoi

Detail itinerary

Night 01: Hanoi – Night train to Laocai

Get picked you up at your hotel and transfered to Railway Station at 20:30PM. The train departs at 21:50PM.
Overnight on soft berth train with 4 people in 1 cabin (2 people in 1 cabin is available upon request).

Sapa - Bac Ha by Jeep 4 days

Almost everybody visiting Vietnam will go to Sapa and Bacha (Bac Ha), places amidst a wonderful landscape of mountains and a colorful population of minorities.
Elevated 1600 meters above the sea level, Sapa was built by the French in 1922 as a hill station for relaxation. It is home to many ethnic minority groups.
Famous for its Saturday night love market, ethnic minorities from many of the surrounding villages don their most colourful costumes and head for the town. Sapa has now become a famous tourism site, it offers the traveller a rare glimpse into the way of life that has all but vanished from the rest of Asia. Here you will find no welcome mats or rehearsed "Cultural" parades, just real people living real lives who greet visitors with genuine warmth and real smiles.

100 km from Sapa, Bac Ha - a small town built on a desolated highland is well-known for the century-old colorful markets of the real mountainous people including the Dzao and the Flower- H'Mong. They and the mountains seem to fall in a sleep and time stands still until Sunday mornings when the markets occur. All the young boys and girls wear their most beautiful clothes and go to the market.

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Hanoi - Sapa
 
Early this morning our guide will pick up up from hotel and leave for a 10 hour drive to Sapa. Stop along the way for taking photos of panorama of Vietnamese countryside and meet hilltribes people, have lunch in Yen Bai, arrival in Sapa late in the afternoon.
At an elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa was founded in the early years of the last century as a hill resort for French administrators when the heat on the plain became unbearable. After checking into hotel we can soak up the fresh climate as much as we want by spending our time wandering around this charming town and some legacies of the French period.

Full day tour : Ban Khoang - Ta Giang Phinh

White H’mong
Today We have chance to enjoy the Breathtaking landscapes of the unspoiled region highlighted by lush and evergreen rain forest and Explore villages of the Red Dzao and White H’mong tribal peoples for a unique discovery of local culture, custom and living way.
You will picked up at your hotel then transfer to Sapa along national road 4D for 8 km to O Quy Ho with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan Mountain and Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms.
Then turn right to follow a narrow tarmac for half an hour, getting through wild region with thick rain forest covering walled-up mountains, passing a beautiful waterfall before arriving to Ban Khoang commune, home to the Red Dzao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. The villages here are prosperous thanks to the combination of wet rice cultivation on the terraced fields with cardamom farming under the shade of thick rain forest as well as some salmon farm. Spend over an hour walking to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life.

The paradise of Orchids

The paradise of Orchids
The orchid is a kind of parasitic plant living on tree barks in humid forests. It gets food from the moss, and nitrogen and minerals from the air. Orchids are especially diversified in species, shapes and colors. According to the 1987 findings of a researcher, A. L. Takhtajan, there are about 750 species of Orchids, with about 25,000 families in the world, from Mexico to India and the Islands of the Pacific Ocean. Botanists treat orchids as the most beautiful and colorful flowers. Only the delicate combination of colors on butterfly wings can compete with vivid hues of orchids. In addition, orchids give out a very special sweet and pleasant fragrance.

Although grown in the wilderness, orchids are “hard to please” Each type of orchid requires a certain kind of moss, humidity and sunshine. Perhaps because of the diversified species, colors and fragrance and the difficulties encountered to plant and care for them, all those who love flowers are in love with orchids. But only those with a special knowledge on orchids and a particular frame of mind can grow them successfully. Given its primitive forests that stretch over mountains of different heights and a diversified eco-environment, Hoang Lien Son in general and Sapa in particular is a paradise for orchids. From March to June, Orchids blossom everywhere in the forests and along rivers. Their fragrance fills the air. In fact, they also grow in the primitive forests of Viet Bac, the Truong Son range of mountain and in other forest covers in Vietnam. Before the 1960 orchids were a mysterious kind of flower that lowlanders seldom saw and in Hanoi few people knew how to plant and care for them.

Sapa – The destination of the winter

The endless green of the tropical forests, yellow of the harvest-ready rice terraces, white of the snow and morning fog... are just some to mention for the miracle spectrum of Sapa.

Situated 1600 metters high from the ground of North-west Vietnam, the town is a urban district of Lao Cai province. Its scenery is a wonderful combination of mountains, forests, snow and the constructing hands of the local people. The name Sapa as it had today originated from the Chinese term “Sa-Pả” – Sand field, as before the contruction of the town, the place was a sand field where local peole gather and trade for their living. After time and the colonization of France in the first half of 20th century, the name was enventually changed to its known form today.

And now, to make your trip to Sapa an great enlightenment, I’s like to make a short list of 5 must-go destinations in my opinion.

1. Fansipan – The roof of Indo-China
In the center of Hoang Lien Son range lay the highest mountain in south east Asia, the 3143-metter Fansipan. Despite its proximity to the town, about 9 km to the South-west, an average man should spent 6 to 7 days in order to reach the top of the mountain. Unlike other famous mountains like Mt. Everest, the Fansipan is covered with tropical forest, which make the trip much harder, but also promise far more wildlife sightings. Climber can go on an individual trip or tours with the guidance of local tribe men.

Rose Valley in Sapa

Rose Valley in Sapa
Located in Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, Sapa is an attractive town, which famous for both its rugged scenery and its rich cultural diversity. Despite of its commercialization recently, Sapa is still a must-see destination. Coming to Sapa, you can’t miss the poetic beauty as Fansipan peak (3143 meters above sea level) with year-round cloud, beautiful flowers on Ham Rong Mountain, Ancient Rock Field, Thac Bac Waterfall, Sapa Love Market, the upland cultural fairs,… But one of the exciting destinations which domestic and foreign tourists prefer to come is Rose Valley.

Situated at the height of nearly 2000m, only 10 minutes walk from the downtown, you can enjoy all of scene in this mistful town of Sapa: the majestic mountains, the golden terraced fields. Eco-tourism which is located in the resort of Sapa, was created by Ham Rong Mountain and Fansipan, is known as the Rose Valley is becoming an exciting destination of tourists. With an area of approximately 22 hectares, eco-tourism resort is ecological landscape designing with nearly million roses, peach, plum, American persimmon, Taiwan almonds,… Specially, there are 11 chalets on stilts which are floored with Pomu wood and natural stone. These houses alternate with an attractive redness of French roses makes a colorful harmonious picture.

Mystified at Cat Cat Village


The bridge at the bottom of the valley.
This was my fist tour in Sapa. The tour guide, Tim, said we were going to set out at 9 but I was busy in my room unpacking things so we started my half-day tour 30 minutes behind schedule. The great news was: I was the only person in the tour! ;-) This was very advantageous on my part: I could ask questions whenever I want and I could take time photographing the valley without having to bother other people.

Sapa Most tourists who come to Sapa visit Cat Cat as it is the closest village to the center of the district. This village is home to the Black Hmong, a sub-group of Miao ethnicity, who are said to have come from Southern China. It is easy to get to this place; some would even visit the village without a tour guide. You will know you are here because there is an entrance gate and the entrance fee is 40.000 VND. With that meager amount, you have the whole village to explore! I had not spent much time browsing the web about this community so I opted hiring a tour guide for directions and information.

Conquering Fansipan Peak 2 Days 3 nights

Known to travelers as the highest peak of Indochina area with the elevation of 3143m. It is not easy to conquer but no need any technical climbing.

Following foregoers’ experiences that we should not underestimate its difficulty. So if you want to be a vanquisher of this top, please prepare your good gear, good physical fitness then follow below suggested example! "Conquer Fansipan Summit"

Price: 160 USD/Pax
Duration: 2 Days 3 nights
Tour route: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Sapa – Fansipan - Sapa – Lao Cai - Hanoi

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

Pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Hanoi station for night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on the train.

Day 01: Lao Cai - Sapa, Fansipan peak conquering (B,L, D)

•    After enjoying breakfast , 8h30 the bus will take you to Tram Ton which belongs to Hoang Lien Son natural reservation center at the height of 1,800m above sea level. You will follow the forest path with small bamboo trees along to start your conquering over Fansipan peak. Stop for a picnic lunch then continue your trip.
•    17h00: You stop for camping, firing and stay overnight in small tents at the height of 2,800m

Bac Ha Market – Sapa Tour 3 Days 4 Nights

Duration: 3 Days 4 Nights   
Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Tour overview:

Bac Ha market is very well known in the area for its color painted to local hill tribe people. There are Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dzao, Tay and Nung…They all gather to the market to sell their homemade products such as corn wine, handicraft… as well as an interesting animal.

Day 1: Hanoi Departure (Night train)

Our tour will be started at 20:45 at the lobby of the hotel. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the night train to Sapa.

Overnight on the train with soft sleeper berth and air-conditioned.

Day 2: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Sa Pa (Sunday) (B, L, D)

Pick you up at Lao Cai train station, transfer to Bac Ha town. You have breakfast on half way.

Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).

In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a round about way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to continue up to Sapa.

Overnight at the Hotel in Sa Pa.

Day 3: Sa Pa – Y Linh Ho -  Lao Chai – Ta Van village- Lao Cai  (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel.

Early departure from Sa Pa at about 08.00am. You first sneak through the Sapa market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village.

You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river.

Sapa highlights tour 3 days 4 nights

Muong Hoa Sapa
Highlights of Sapa brings most of Sapa’s natural wanders to your holidays. You will enjoy much the natural beauty and magnificent landscapes while paying visit to Sapa’s most beautiful wonders, meeting tribal peoples, witnessing unique ways of life.

Duration: 3 Days / 4 Nights
Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Silver Waterfall – Heaven Gate – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

Pick up at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the night train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-conditioning) which arrive in Lao Cai.

Day 1 : Lao Cai – Sapa and Surrounding  (B, L, D)

Tour guide pick you up at the Lai Cai train station and transfer to Sapa town for breakfast. After that, tour guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, 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 for making acquaintance and taking photos.

Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area, paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tells you a lot about ethnic minority people living in SaPa and the northwest region. The rest hours is at your leisure.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Sapa Wonder and Minority Village 3 Days 4 Nights

Sapa Wonder and Minority Village 3 Days 4 Nights
On the way you will learn more about the different process of making rice field to the rice is on the dinner table. You will hear about the daily life of Black Hmong and Giay minorities. Trekking through beautiful terrace rice fields, landscapes; Meeting smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people; Talking with them to understand a bit more about their way of life, their customs and traditions.

Duration: 3 day/ 4 nights
Tour route: Hanoi – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Mong Sen – Taphin – Ma Tra – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Night 1: Hanoi Departure (Night train)

Our tour will be started at 20:45 at the lobby of the hotel. We will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight to Sapa.

Day 1: Sapa – Mong Sen – Taphin (B, L, D)

You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and transferred downhill to Mong Sen, where you start trekking uphill through mountainous area. Enjoy while walking the spectacular view over rice paddy terraces, corn fields. Your picnic lunch will be provided on the spot.

After lunch, we continue our trek downhill towards Taphin village where you will meet Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition. Have dinner and overnight in the village.

5 Most Beautiful and Dangerous Mountain Passes in Vietnam.


5 Most Beautiful and Dangerous Mountain Passes in Vietnam.
Although, it is considered dangerous roads, an obsession of the lorry drivers, but 5 below mountain passes always attract tourists by the wild and grandeur beauty.

1. Pha Din Pass – Son La:  Pha Din Pass system located in Ta Phin plateau, with the first two located in two provinces of Son La and Dien Bien. With a total length of 32 km, the pass has very rugged terrain, a steep cliff sides, one side is deep chasms. Moreover, it also has a multitude of dangerous bends sleeves crab, crab letter A, the letter Z in sequence makes it dubbed as one of the most dangerous road passes the Northwest.

2. Khau Pha Pass – Yen Bai: 
Khau Pha Pass is one of the supply lines across the highest mountain pass in Mu Cang Chai – the peak Khau Pha. It is also famous crooked and steep grade of goods in Vietnam. The pass is especially dangerous fog on the day because there is not any traffic sign or warning.

3. O Quy Ho – Lao Cai:  With a length of up to 50 km across Hoang Lien Son. O Quy Ho Pass is a major challenge for long-distance drivers, by providing dangerous roads, a deep inside the area on one side and high mountains. However, if overcome fears and climbed to the top of the pass at an altitude of nearly 2,000 m, you will have the opportunity to admire the clouds floating like a fairy realm. Because of this, it is also the name of Heaven Gate.

Panorama of Bac Ha and Sapa - 5 days

Panorama of Bac Ha
This is a captivating panorama of Sapa and Bac Ha we invite you to discover. With this five day tour, you will truly live a fantastic journey to the most enchanting destinations in Northwest Vietnam.

Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai

About 20:00 p.m, pick up at the hotel & transfer to Hanoi station and catch train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train

Day 2: Lao Cai –  Bac Ha - Sapa (B, L)

Arrive in Lao Cai station in the morning about 06:00a.m. Transfer to Bac Ha market (70km) (only opens on Sundays morning). Breakfast in a local restaurant. Then, we will visit Bac Ha market - situated 18km from Bac Ha centre. This market is  the most popular spot. In the market, you can see Flower H'mong people and other ethnic groups gathering to buy and sell items like buffaloes, pigs, horses, wine and handicrafts. After lunch, continue to visit Ban Pho 1, Ban Pho 2 village. Ban Pho is home to Flower Hmong people. It is a beautiful village on the mountain side.  Finally we will take the road to Sapa where we arrive late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa

Day 3: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Ham Rong (B, L)

After breakfast, we depart to discover Sapa- the city in cloud, take part in the mountainous market which is very busy with sellers and buyers. After the market, walking down the road to discover the village of Cat Cat- home to black H'mong. This walk through the old villages offers a taste of traditional customs and habits. You also can enjoy a beautiful waterfall on the way and the remains of a hydroelectric plant built by the French in the colonial era.

Sapa – Bac Ha market, Can Cau market – Halong Bay – 6 days

Sapa Train

DAY 1: HANOI CITY TOUR – LAO CAI STATION (B,L)

After having breakfast the tour guide and shuttle bus will arrive to pick up you to join Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue to visit the Temper of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple.

An hours cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter.

18.00: Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi.
20.00:  Our tour assistant pick up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. He will lead you to your cabin on the train.

Ta Phin Village – a cultural destination of the Red Dao ethnic minority

Some attractive destinations in Ta Phin Village
If you have an opportunity to visit Sapa, don’t forget to reach to Ta Phin Village, one of the most attractive destinations that located about 17km from Sapa town to the east. With the wonderful natural beauty and the unique cultural features of the Red Dao ethnic group, Ta Phin is an extremely suitable choice for your holiday. The following are some interesting characteristics that I would like to share you.

Some attractive destinations in Ta Phin Village

The first stopover for you in this trip to Ta Phin Village is Ta Phin Cave, also called as Ti O Cam Cave by the ethnic people here. This cave is located under the foot of the mountain and you must follow a path with the green paddy fields in its two sides. This is a big cave with many shapes of stalactite in the cave. In addition, the cave is also fit the lights with a number of different colors that make tourists feel as if they were in the fairy land. To explore this cave in the peaceful atmosphere of the northwestern forests is really a wonderful experience for all you.

The next destination that you should also pay a visit is the ancient monastery here. This unique monument was built under the Western architectural style at the end of the 19th century and until now; it has also kept its ancient beauty. Coming here, you will be impressed on its original architectural characteristics and majestic beauty although it has been out of use for a long time. Almost tourists when reach here also take a lot of photos and learn about the history of this old monastery.

Conquer Fansipan Summit

Located about 9 km from Sapa to the southwest, Fansipan is the highest mountain of Vietnam and Indochina with the height of 3143m. This is a exciting destination not only for explorers, adventurous people but also for young people wanting to experience and express their selves. Today, to help you take a safe and perfect itinerary, +Vietnam Typical Tours would like to share you some tips to conquer Fansipan Summit.

The best time for travelling

The best time to conquer Fansipan Summit is from September of this year to March of the next year. However, it’s more wonderful if you travel at the end of February when the spring comes and all the brilliant flowers in the forest also bloom. If you travel at this time, it will be an unforgettable time for you and your partners.

Preparations for the climbing trip
Firstly, it’s necessary for you to practice a good health before joining a climbing trip. If you plan to conquer Fansipan Summit, you should regularly do exercises, go for a walk every day and have an enough nutritional diet to have a good health for the trip. Secondly, you should thoroughly prepare the clothes and some essential items for the climbing trip because you can catch the different types of weather that can affect your health along the path to Fansipan Summit. It can take much time to continue the trip. Particularly, you should bring backpack (waterproof type, if any) or you can use nylon bags to contain all your items in the backpack; hiking shoes, high socks (knee – high socks, if any; you should prepare some pairs of socks to avoid being torn while climbing), glove, hat, food and drinks (it will be difficult to find food in the forest). Besides, you should also wrap your knees to decrease the injuries when getting contact with anything sharp along the path such as stone, tree, etc. You should not wear the tight clothes because it’s not easy for you to travel. In addition, it’s important to bring some medicines, tents, sleeping bags and some small items including handkerchief, toilet paper, pocket knives, toothbrush, toothpaste, flashlight, alarm whistle (used to inform others if the unexpected accidents occur), etc.

Love in Sapa

Travelling to Vietnam in search for a romantic trip, you may never find your dream in big cities. Thing is much more different in Sapa.

Sapa is the most memorable place you would ever see in Vietnam. A lot of Asian backpackers confessed that they met their love in Sapa. For small families and couples, Sapa is ideal for spending some quality time together. Everything around here seems to remind you of love, the most well-known sites you should not miss are Love Waterfall and Love Market.

Love waterfall, located about 4km to the North-West of Sa Pa Town in San Sa Ho Commune, SaPa District, Lao Cai Province, is just extraordinary with amazing stream. It is, for tourists, one of a “must-see” destination in the Sapa tours. The name itself originates from a legendary love story told by local people decades ago. A beautiful fairy, came down from heaven to bathe under the fall, fell in love with O Qui Ho, a local man playing his flute nearby. Her love was forbidden by her parents, so she transformed herself into a yellow bird that lives on O Qui Ho Mountain.

Tourists are encouraged to walk the way back to Sapa down the mountain and have chance to meet great locals on route who have only a passing interest in selling you 

A Glimpse Of Sapa 2 Days 3 Nights

Victoria Hotel in Sapa
Tour class : Luxury Tours
Duration : 2 days 3 nights
Itinerary : Hanoi – Lao Cai - Sapa Town – Ta Phin Commune - Muong Hoa Valley - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Price : Contact us

Travel to Sapa in the most comfortable carriage, staying overnight at the Victoria Resort, taking 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.

Night 1 : Hanoi – Lao Cai (Overnight on train)

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 bed cabin of Victoria compartment or in 2 bed deluxe cabin of other train carriage.

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.

Endless menu of cuisine in Sapa!

Being compared as amazing destination for newly-married couple and foreign tourists, Sapa, which is far 350 km north-west from Ha Noi. Locating at altitude of 1500-1650m, Sapa is embraced by magnificent appearance with green forest, majestic mountains or romantic falls. Surprisingly, if tourists fail to experience Vietnamese climate, Sapa holds the key to your nuisance. It is endowed with amazing weather including four seasons: Spring in the morning; Summer with sunny in the afternoon; Foggy Autumn in the evening and the cold of winter.

If you used to set foot on Sapa but failed to enjoy typical cuisine here, it is really your big loss. Let the party begin with list of Four most famous foods in Sapa right moment:

1. Thang Co – Unique Specialties from Sapa.

Let’s warm up your morning with a cool experience with Thang Co, which means a pot of soup which mixes meat, organs of horse, vegetables and special kinds of spices. Back to the past, Thang Co is traditional dishes of H’Mong in North-west Vietnam and cooked in festival or special events. However, it is now pretty easy to be served a bow of Thang Co in the morning market of Lao Cai. Never ever tourists experience something amazing this way. The flavors of all the mixture are blended in the soup that will keep you stay away from the cold and be ready for a brand-new journey.

Sapa Homestay 3 Days 4 Nights

Sapa Homestay
Duration:  3 days/4 nights
Itinerary:  Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sa Pa - Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai - Hanoi

Have you ever lived with the local people in the wooden and bamboo house, eat local traditional food, seen daily life of the minorities people and enjoyed the peaceful life in the upland? All these things are your experiences that Sapa homestay 3 days 4 nights tour bring to you. Moreover, visiting Silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge, trekking through Bamboo forest and seeing rice terraces is the great time you have in Sapa. Let’s enjoy your trip.

Night 1 : Hanoi / Lao Cai (Overnight on train)

19:00 – Your train ticket(s) will be delivered to your hotel in Hanoi. Transfer yourselves to train station for night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on 4 berth soft sleeper sharing cabin.

Day 1 : Lao Cai / Sa Pa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L,D)

Upon your arrival, you are picked up at Train station in Lao Cai, transfer to Sapa.
After breakfast in local restaurant, we take a short drive to the H’Mong village – Cat Cat Village, start trekking and walk around the village. We continue to visit the old Hydro Electric Power station, built by French in the old days. We then hike on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village of Y Linh Ho & Lao Chai. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces and visit the H’mong people living in the wooden and bamboo houses. After that, we continue going to Ta Van village to visit Zay minority. Have dinner and free evening at leisure.
Overnight at home stay in Ta Van Village
(Trekking distance: 12 km. Trekking time: 6 hours)

Hunt the clouds in Y Ty

Have you ever been fed up with the busy and cramped life in your city and wanted to escape from it to do something new and special even once in your life? Let’s join Sapa tours with us to explore this journey of “hunting the clouds” in Y Ty!!!

For those who haven’t ever known about Y Ty, this land has ever been regarded as an out-of-the-way area of the northwest. Located about 100 km from Lao Cai City, Y Ty is a highland commune in the west of Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province. Y Ty is called as “the land of fog” because the clouds cover all year round. To have a safe and advantageous journey, you should “pocket” the following helpful experiences:

1. Means of transport

From Hanoi, you can catch the night train to Lao Cai and stop at Lao Cai Station at about 7 o’clock. You can also reach to Lao Cai by coach at My Dinh Station, Luong Yen Station, Giap Bat Station or Gia Lam Station. From here, you can hire motorcycle to reach to Y Ty. It’s necessary for you to choose the strong motorcycles because the streets here are zigzag and quite difficult to travel. There are 2 ways to reach to Y Ty from Lao Cai Station:

1: Lao Cai – Bat Xat (11km) – Trinh Tuong (26km) – Lung Po (19km) – A Mu Sung (7km) – A Lu (7km) – Ngai Thau (5km) – Y Ty (7km): however, it’s quite difficult to travel from Ngai Thau to Y Ty in the rainy season because of swampy ground.

2: Lao Cai – Sa Pa (38km) – Muong Hum (42km) – Den Sang (10km) – Y Ty (29km): This road is nearly asphalted, but you should bring more petrol because there are few petrol stations along this road.

How to get Sapa from Hanoi

Train to sapa
Sapa is a highland town, is a famous resort of Sapa district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam. Located about 379 km from Hanoi City, Sapa is the residence of the ethnic minorities including Mong, Dao, Tay, Giay, Xa Pho, Kinh, Hoa, etc. Sapa is actually one of the most ideal destinations for tourists when visiting Vietnam. To get to Sapa from Hanoi, you can refer to 3 ways that we share as follows:

1. By train

If you travel by train, you will depart at Tran Quy Cap Station in the city center of Hanoi and stop at Lao Cai Station. This trip from Hanoi to Lao Cai Station will last more 10 hours. The ticket price depends on the quality of services on the train, e.g. hard chair or couchette, normal day or holiday. To get tickets, you should make a reservation at the train station. It’s better for you if you book a round-trip ticket for both outward and return journey from Tran Quy Cap Station to Lao Cai Station and vice verse. From Lao Cai Station to Sapa Town, it takes you about 40 km of the sinuous mountain roads. You can catch the bus or motorbike taxi to reach to Sapa; however, it’s safer and more convenient for you to travel by bus. For the return journey, the train will leave Lao Cai Station around 7 p.m and arrive in Hanoi at 4 a.m. Therefore, you should prepare for this by booking taxi or contact someone to pick you up after leaving the station at such an early hour.

Food Paradise in Sapa

Barbecues
Sapa is not only famous for beautiful romantic sceneries and sightseeing but also attractive with a wide range of delicious dishes handmade by the locals. Today, I introduce two savory dishes which are my favorite, as a guide for you when you have a chance to resort to Sapa.

Barbecues

The cold weather in Sapa is compatible to the appreciation of barbecued food in Sapa. The pungency of grilled dishes there can make you warm and blushed. Numerous ingredients are integrated in order to serve you a perfect barbecue party. Of course, you will start by some grilled meat such as pork with Meo’s spinach and beef with enoki mushroom. Then, provide yourself with carbohydrates by having grilled yams, eggplants or corns. If you like fast-food, barbecued sausages and grilled chicken wings should be the best choices. Salmon can even become a barbecue if you order the servants in advance. All of the meat, fish and vegetables are well seasoned so surely you will feel excited when eating some.

About the prices, do not worry because the total payments for a couple can be maximally 300,000 VND (or $15), for a group of four or five members to be $30. Grilled dishes are appropriate for hanging out and chatting. You can find a lot of street restaurants when walking along the street in Sapa town.