Sapa (2d/1n) (homestay)(bus)

Sapa 2 days – 1 night (Overnight at homestay in Ta Van)

This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience 1 night at basic home stay in hill tribe village, go a long trek to the most popular travel sites in Sapa and of course, much lower than going by night train even lower than other tours organized by Hanoi Gem Hotel while they are offered friendly services.

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (L, D)

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colourful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

– Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

– Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes

14.15: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Zay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours

17.45: Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at homestay.

Day 2: Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Ha Noi (B, L)

8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with more interesting trek.

8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.

Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road, bus picks you up to come back Sapa Town.

12.00 – 15.00: Have a shower at hotel, have lunch, time at leisure on your own.

15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.15: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

 

Trip includes:

  • Modern air-conditioned bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi to Sapa and return
  • 2 bottles of water, tissues, 2 snacks/2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi
  • Modern bus in Sapa with experienced drivers
  • English speaking tour leader during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi. Local guide in Sapa.
  • Meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast – local dishes
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • Single basic bed with mosquito net at homestay
  • Insurance – travel on bus

Trip excludes:

  • Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
  • Other expenses not clearly mentioned above

Note:

  • Fitness level: 9 kms can be challenging  and dangerous in times of rain
  • Not suitable for children under 6 years of age or anyone with a physical impediment.
  • Homestay is totally different from hotel due to its basic and simple facilities

Things to bring:

  • Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March. Due to the altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
  • Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary.
  • Cash in Vietnam Dong. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are also accepted in Sapa.
  • Any medication required. There are pharmacies in Sapa just in case.

USD 130$ per person