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Tours to Sapa from Hanoi

Sapa and Halong Bay in 5 days more

Tours in the North of Vietnam: The life of urban, suburban, country side and hill tribes Vietnam people. The beautiful landscape of North Vietnam

Bac Ha market

Bac Ha market

Day 1: Hanoi arrival  (D).

Our guide will meet you at Noi Bai airport and escort  you to a hotel in the center of Hanoi.  The tour will start in the afternoon with 2 hours cyclo tour around the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Old Quarter streets. You are then attend the Water Puppets show. Enjoy welcome dinner and over night in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi- Ha Long bay (B/L/D)

8:00 our car will drive you to Halong. 12h30: Welcome on board of Halong Boat and set sail through bay while lunch is serverd. Please into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’teeth. Opportunity to visit beautiful limestone grotto, go swimming or sunbathing. Enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at  restaurant. If weather permits a short night cruise could bring you a nice discovery of the sea life by night.

Day 3: Halong- Hanoi (B/L)

7:30: Breakfast. After breakfast, a short trek to a nearby summit.  9h30: Return on board for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive back Hanoi.

In late evening, our guide will come to your hotel, we will take the night train to Lao Cai – Sapa.

Day 4: Lao Cai- Sapa (B/ L)

You will arrive at Lao Cai at about 6:30. Short car trip to Sapa of about 40km from Lao Cai. Check in a hotel in Sapa. Relax or optional visit in the morning. In the afternoon, 2 hours trekking to visit Catcat village, home of a Black H’mong hill tribe, which is just 7 km from Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa (B/ L) 

In the morning, trek to Lao Chai – Ta Van village, Home of Dzay and Black Mong hill tribes. While trekking around the village, meeting and talking with local hill tribes to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditional habits. Optional visit around Sapa town or take a rest before taking car/bus trip back to Lao Cai train station. Get on the train return to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi (B)

5:30 A.M. arrive at the station of Hanoi. Get your own taxi to the pre-booked hotel in the old town of Hanoi. Early check in. After breakfast, take a bath and relax at a budget hotel for a while (check-out time is at noon) before the car will take you to airport for departure home or more visit the South of Vietnam.

Type of tour: – Private tour – Easy/Adventure tour –

Departure:  Any day

PRICE in USD per person

Size of Group 2 pax 3 – 4 pax 5 – 8 pax 9 – 12 pax Single Supplemental

5 May-  30 Aug

Mid-range (3+*) 470 462 440 429 82
Superior (4*) 509 495 473 462 126
Deluxe (5*) 646 605 583 572 187
Premium (5+*) 764 726 704 687 242

01 Sep – 4 May

Mid-range (3+*) 500 489 451 440 88
Superior (4*) 533 528 517 495 132
Deluxe (5*) 715 682 660 649 269
Premium (5+*) 836 814 792 770 286
Accommodation Mid-range (3+*) Superior (4*) Deluxe (5*) Premium (5+*)
Hanoi hotels Platinum2,Majestic Salute Sunway,Movenpick,Zephyr Sofitel Plaza,Melia,Horison Sofitel Metropole
Halong Junks Bien Ngoc CruiseBai Tu Long Phoenix Cruise Lagoon Explorer,Red Dragon Ginger Cruise,Indochina Sails
Sapa hotels Mountain View (deluxe), Royal Bamboo/Royal View Victoria hotel Victoria hotel

Includes:  

– Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing – with early check in room in Hanoi on day 6

– Boat accommodation on Halong Bay (overnight on the traditional junk)

– Transportation

– Train ticket (Soft sleeper, AC)

– All entrance fees – English speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request.

– Meals as per program (B = breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner)

Excludes: 

– Drinks, except otherwise mentioned

– International flight and international airport tax on departure

– Insurance

– Personal expenses & Tips

– Taxi from Hanoi station to your hotel (about 3 USD/taxi)

– Vietnam Visa – this can be done with First Choice Travel

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Conquering Mount Fansipan in 4 days

Fansipan Peak

Fansipan Peak

Mount Fansipan is located on the Hoang Lien Mountain Range, some kilometters from Sapa town. Fansipan peak, at 3,143 metter above sea level, is dubbed ”the roof of Indochina”. Climbing Fansipan is an ideal way of exploring the beautiful nature and challenging yourselves. This package is well organized to offer you the best way for conquering the mount.

Tour name: Conquering Mount Fansipan

Duration: 5 nights 4 days

Start: Hanoi

End: Hanoi

 

 

Short Itinerary:

Night 1: Take night train from Hanoi Train Stataion to Lao Cai

Day 1-3: Conquering the Fansipan summit. Start climbing from

tarraced field sapa

tarraced field sapa

Sin Chai village inhabited by the Back H’Mong minority group. The hilly trails are through dense tropical forests of big woods, canes and bamboo trees. Spend nights in tents: first camp base at 2300m ASL and the second one at 2900m ASL. The trek offers opportunities to observe wildlife, see diversified flora and fauna and enjoy the bird-eye views over the picturesque Sapa valley. The active trek, with 6-7 hours walking per day, requires some effort, endurance and plenty of high spirit. In day 4’s afternoon, the trek finishes at Tram Ton, the gate of Hoang Lien National Park, where you have a transfer to hotel in Sapa town.

Day 4: Day at leisure in Sapa. Late afternoon take night train back to Hanoi from Lao Cai Station.

Day 5: Arrive back in Hanoi

 

INCLUDES:

English Speaking Guide during excursions

Porter(s) and other necessary equipment for trekking

All indicated transportation

Accommodation based on twin sharing room for 1 night

Tent based on twin sharing for overnight stay during trekking time

All indicated meals (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

Return train ticket (soft sleeper in 4-berth AC cabin)

Entrance fees

 

EXCLUDES:

Insurance

Pre and post trip accommodation

Private expenses

Drinks and Beverage

All other services not mentioned as inclusive

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Village Trek in 3 days

Tour name: Village Trek

village trek sapa

village trek sapa

Duration: 4 nights 3 days

Start: Hanoi

End: Hanoi

Route: Hanoi —> Lao Cai —> Ethnic Market —> Sapa town —> Sapa —> Village Trek —> Homestay —> Village Trek —> Sapa —> Lao Cai —> Hanoi

Distance Covered: 24km Trekking

Grade: Medium – with some gradual ascents and descents

 

 ITINERARY

The best of both worlds, colourful markets and homestay trekking.

Night 1

Make your way to Hanoi Station one hour before your overnight sleeper train is due to depart for Lao Cai Station. Your ticket vouchers will be sent to you by e-mail in advance.

Day 1: Lao Cai- free

Arriving in the morning at Lao Cai Station you will be met by our driver at the station’s exit. The driver will be holding a sign with the Sapa Travel logo and your name clearly marked.

After breakfast in a local restaurant you will be driven to the ethnic minority ‘Market of the Day’.

On the way back from the market you will stop briefly in Lao Cai to visit the Chinese Boarder Gate and the bridge spanning the Green River which links these two countries. After this you will be driven 34kms up scenic mountain roads to your hotel in Sapa as you wish.

Night 2 Sleep in a hotel in Sapa.

Day 2 (Trek – 14km): Sapa- Matra- Ta Phin

After breakfast at your hotel you will check-out and your guide will meet you in the reception. The trek will start with a 3km trek to the picturesque village of Suoi Ho, home to the Black H’mong minority people. From here you can enjoy stunning views of rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the farming techniques used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a French monastery dating back to the colonial days. Take a minute to learn about its history and take some photos.

The next stop is the village of Ta Phin where you will be able to meet both H’mong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine, especially medicinal baths, and they use plants from the forest to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. You will be welcomed into the home of Mrs. May and herRed Dao family, where dinner will be cooked on an open fire. You can join in with the traditional cooking or relax on the terrace with a refreshing drink. After dinner take the unique chance to soak your body in a herbal medicine bath and then sleep soundly in a clean and comfortable bed with mosquito net and plenty of blankets. Enjoying the serenity of sleeping out in the mountains.

Night 3 Authentic timber frame Red Dao family Homestay in Ta Phin village.

 

Day 3 (Trek – 10km) : Trung Chai- Sapa- Lao Cai station

In the village there is no need for alarm clocks as the resident rooster will kindly let you know it’s time to get up… and if that doesn’t rouse you, maybe the pigs asking for their food will. After breakfast you will begin your trek to Trung Chai village, with a choice of routes depending on the weather and your preferences. Trung Chai is home to Red Dao and Black H’mong minorities, and they have chosen a location with an exceptional landscape! You will be provided with a picnic lunch on route to the village and upon arrival to Trung Chai there will be transport back to Sapa where you can explore the town or visit the ethnology museum before your transfer to Lao Cai Station where you will have dinner in a local restaurant before boarding your return train.

Night 4 Overnight sleeper train arriving early in the morning at Hanoi Station. Tour ends.

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 340 310 280 260 245 240

INCLUDES:

Breakfast (day 1, 2 & 3) Lunch (day 1, 2 & 3), dinner (day 1 & 2), sleeper train tickets, transfers, hotel room at Royal or Bamboo and homestays, local English speaking ethnic minority guides, village entrance fees

EXCLUDES:

Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

BOOKING:

It is easy to book the package at Sapa Travel. Send us an email to info@travelsapa.com regarding the Village Trek Tour, we will reply within 24 hours with the availability and rates.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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H’mong Homestay package in 2 days

Tour name: H’mong Home Stay Package

sapa house

sapa house

Duration: 3 nights 2 days

Route: Hanoi- Lao Cai > Sapa > Y Linh Ho > Lao Chai > Ta Van> Gang Ta Chai > Sapa > Lao Cai

Start: Hanoi

End: Hanoi

Distance Covered: 27km

Grade: Medium

ITINERARY

Night 1: Overnight train

Make your way to Hanoi Station one hour before your overnight sleeper train is due to depart for Lao Cai Station. Your ticket vouchers will be sent to you by e-mail in advance. The comfortable, air-condtioned sleeper-train cabins fit 4 people. If there are less than 4 people in your party you can pay extra for a 2 person/private cabin.

Day 1: Lao Cai- Ta Van

Arrive at Lao Cai station in the morning, our driver will be waiting for you at the station’s exit holding a sign with the First Choice and your name clearly marked.

From Lao Cai, our driver will then escort you in our comfortable mini-bus toSapa. Throughout this 40 minute scenic drive up through the mountains, be sure to look out the window at the captivating views of emerald green valleys, majestic mountains shrouded in cloud and intricate rice paddy fields.

Upon arriving into Sapa, you will enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. We will then depart from the restaurant at 9.30am and walk down to Y Linh Ho, a village inhabited by the H’mong minority. This is a great opportunity to take photographs of hereditary terraces that are estimated around 100 years old. From Y Linh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai village where you will visit the Hmong home town. You will then continue onto Ta Van, an established H’mong and Dzay village. Here you will be warmly welcomed by Sue and her family and stay here for the night in their H’mong homestay (one of the original homestay’s to be built within the Ta Van village). Sue is a former tour guide with a wealth of experience in providing homestays with extensive knowledge of the local area.

Day 2: Giang Ta Chai- Sapa

On the morning of the second day open the window and have a look outside — you will be treated to sensational views across the rice terraces. After breakfast you’ll trek through an enchanting bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai. After a few hours of trekking, we will stop and enjoy a picnic lunch with our scenic views. We then walk back to the main road and catch the private car back to Sapa Town!

Upon arriving back into Sapa, you will have a few hours to spend in town. Depending on what time your train departs, our driver will come to collect you at either 4.30pm or 5.30pm and take you to Lao Cai train station. After your driver has said their farewells, you will have time to enjoy dinner at a restaurant in Lao Cai before departing back to Hanoi on the overnight train.

 

H’mong homestay package 3 nights 2 days pdf

 

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 240 230 220 205 200 190

 

INCLUDES

Breakfast (day 1 & 2), Picnic lunch (day 1 & 2), Dinner (day 1 & 2), Local tour guide, Transport pick up, Village entrance fees, Train ticket round-trip, Homestay

EXCLUDES:

Drinks, Personal travel insurance, Tips

BOOKING

Please send email to Sapa Travel  via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam. Book this tour at promotion rates from First Choice Travel Company

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Trekking and Market Tour in 2 days

Tour name: Trekking and Market Tour

sapa trekking

sapa trekking

Duration: 3 nights 2 days

Start: Hanoi

End: Hanoi

Route: Hanoi —> Lao Cai —> Sapa Town —> Village Trek —> Sapa Town —> Ethnic Market —> Lao Cai —> Hanoi

Distance Covered: 14 km

Grade: Medium – with some gradual ascents and descents

 

An exciting introduction to Sapa combining colourful markets and stunning scenery.

Night 1: Overnight on train

Make your way to Hanoi Station one hour before your overnight sleeper train is due to depart for Lao Cai Station. Your ticket vouchers will be sent to you by e-mail in advance.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Lao Cai- Lao Chai- Ta Van

Arriving in the morning at Lao Cai Station you will be met by our driver at the station’s exit. The driver will be holding a sign with the Sapa Travel logo and your name clearly marked and escort you to your minibus.

Sapa town, the queen of the mountains, is a 40 minute drive from Lao Cai station.  Be sure to look out of the windows at the captivating views of emerald green valleys, majestic mountains shrouded in cloud and intricate rice paddy fields.

Upon arrival at your hotel you will have breakfast and a chance to freshen up. After which, your tour guide will pick you up for the tour starting at 9 A.M. First you will be driven in a private car to Lao Chai, an established H’mong minority village which has been inhabited for centuries. Trekking through this village you will have the opportunity to see the products of this rich culture at its best, with hereditary rice terraces, traditional homes and a vibrant community. We will then trek on to Ta Van village where you will visit the Giay minority people. This group traditionally fished for a living and as a result established themselves close to rivers. They have mastered the art of fishing with bamboo sticks, and cook the fish inside bamboo. Nowadays however you are more likely to see the Giay working in fields planting or harvesting rice.

Transport will be waiting at Ta Van bridge to take you back for lunch at a local restaurant in Sapa. Then at 2pm your guide will collect you and you will be driven in a private car to the Silver Waterfall, with a 300m drop. Scenic steps will lead you to the foot of the waterfall and the perfect place for photos. Continuing our journey, we will drive a further 3 km to the Tram Ton Pass, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at approximately 2000m. At this height you will feel the temperature drop but the views are truly stunning, and you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs, explore and take photographs.

A further 3km drive will take you to the start point of your next walk, a path through the primary forest to the Love Waterfall, following the crystal clear waters of the Golden Stream. This area is known for cardamom crops, used for medicine or cooking and are a significant source of income for the minority people. Having returned to the car you will be driven back to your hotel where you will have dinner.

Night 2

Your overnight stay will be in a comfortable Sapa hotel.

Day 2: Market Tour

trekking and market tour

trekking and market tour

After breakfast you and your guide will be driven to visit one of the various weekly ethnic markets found in this area. (Please note that the market available will depend on the dates of your tour) Please refer to the ‘Market Days’ section of our website.

After the market tour you will be driven back to Lao Cai station with plenty of time to spare before you train is due to depart. Before your guide says goodbye they will recommend restaurants where you can have dinner.

Night 3

Overnight sleeper train arriving early in the morning at Hanoi Station. Tour ends.

 

Trekking and market tour 3 nights 2 days pdf

 

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 340 310 280 260 245 240

INCLUDES:

Breakfast (day 1, 2), Lunch (day 1, 2 ), Dinner (day 1), Local tour guide, Transport, Village entrance fees, Round-trip train tickets,1 night hotel stay atBambooRoyal View

EXCLUDES:

Drinks, Personal travel insurance, Tips

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable trekking shoes, Waterproof jacket, Suitable clothing, Mosquito repellent

BOOKING:

It is easy to book the package at Sapa Travel. Send us an email regarding the Trekking and Market Tour, we will reply within 24 hours with the availability and rates.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Sapa Visit

Sapa Visit

Visit the Black H’mong ethnic in Cat Cat and Y Linh Ho  villages. Enjoy the sceneries along the way trekking and the waterfall in Cat Cat, Lao Chai village with Tay and Dzay tribes. TaVan village is so nice in the valley of Sapa where is supposed to be the most beautiful place in the area.

Itinerary:

Get started: Take the night train from Hanoi Railway Station to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.

Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van

05h30: Arrive in Laocai early in the morning. Bus to Sapa, and breakfast. 10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay   (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van). Lunch on the way. 14h30: Back to Sapa and spend the night at hotel.

Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Cai

09h00: A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall 11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town. 17h00: Get on the bus to Laocai station for the night train to Hanoi (air-con. berth). The end of the tour.

 

 
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Posted by on January 9, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours

 

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Weekend Luxury Travel Package

Weekend Luxury Travel Package

This package is from Friday to Sunday in 3 nights and 2 days. You will have 2 full day on the town for the luxury adventure and discovery. We will use the luxury train lines from Victoria and you will stay in the luxury resort.

DETAILS OF THE LUXURY PACKAGE


Day 1 – Friday: Hanoi – Lao Cai for Sapa

Our luxury adventure trip starts with an overnight train journey from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai. Our English assistance will pick up & bring you to the Hanoi Station at 120 Le Duan Str., Hanoi for getting on the Victoria Sapa Luxury Express Train departure at 21:55 – 06:00.

Day 2 – Saturday: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L)

The luxury train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 6:00 A.M. There will be a luxury vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa Town. The drive toSapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa Town, we will check into Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa (Early check-in subject to availabilty) and have breakfast at the Ta Van Restaurant of Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa and then enjoy a free morning to explore Sapa Market and the town. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby at 14:00 for a walking tour to the hilltribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong ethnic minority peoples. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. In the village you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight at Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa. Note: please enjoy the love market near the Church.

Day 3 – Sunday: Sapa – Lao Cai – Victoria Sapa Luxury Express Train (B/L)

Following breakfast, we explore the Sapa Sunday market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hilltribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to the H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you could ever meet. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way to a family home in Ta Van village. Transfer to Lao Cai station for Victoria Sapa Luxury Express Train back to Hanoi departure at 21:05-06:00. Overnight at Victoria Sapa Luxury Express Train. The trip ends at Hanoi station. Sapa Travel and its team hope to serve you next time.

 

INCLUDES
English speaking guide in Sapa by Sapa Travel
All transportation and transfers
Accommodation shared in Twin/Double in Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
Victoria Sapa Luxury Express Train train shared in Superior 4-berth cabin
Meals as indication (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
Entrance fees and permits where applicable
Bottle of water on coach/trek

EXCLUDES
Visa to Vietnam
Credit card fee, banking fee
Pre & Post trip accommodation
Personal expenses
Tips and expenses
Travel insurance
Others not stated in the inclusions

 

BOOKING:

It is easy to book the package at Sapa Travel. Send us an email to info@travelsapa.com regarding the Weekend Luxury Package, we will reply within 24 hours with the availability and rates.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Hanoi Sapa Tours