SAPA TOUR BY BUS 3 DAYS 4 NIGHTS
Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest.
Sapa is orientated to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; overlooking a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it’s cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with colour.
If you were expecting a quaint alpine town, recalibrate your expectations. Sapa’s French colonial villas fell into disrepair during successive wars with the French, Americans and Chinese, and modern tourism development has mushroomed haphazardly. Sapa today is undergoing a construction boom and, thanks to rarely enforced building height restrictions, the skyline is continually thrusting upwards.
But you’re not here to hang out in town. This is northern Vietnam’s premier trekking base from where hikers launch themselves into a surrounding countryside of cascading rice terraces and tiny hill-tribe villages that seems a world apart. Once you’ve stepped out into the lush fields you’ll understand the Sapa area’s real charm.
Day 1: Hanoi – Highway – Lao Cai City – Sapa Town – Cat Cat & Sin Chai Village.
07:00 – 07:30 Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and start the scenic, 5 hours drive to Sapa. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River country side and have a short break on the way.
13:30 Walking to ancient church. Visit the central market to experience the unique mountainous Vietnam market. Having lunch in a chic restaurant in Sapa.
14:30 Trekking downward Muong Hoa valley to Cat Cat village, discover the daily life of Black Hmong tribe. Continue to the beautiful waterfall then walk back to Sapa town. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Enjoy your breakfast then check out of the room, then we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes and trek on a small trails going to Y Linh Ho village (with Black H’mong tribe).
Trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village, enjoy delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa River, experiencing Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Next cross suspension bridges as you walk through Lao Chai village to Ta Van village inhabited by Dzay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture. Overnight at Homestay.
Day 3: Sapa – Hanoi
Free time for you to explore Sapa town.
16:00 Take bus to return to Hanoi.
Arrive to Hanoi around 21:30 PM. End of the tour.
All rates are USD per person.
|Group Size||2 – 3||4 – 6||7 – 10||10+|
+ A/C tourist bus Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi.
+ English-speaking guide
+ Entrances fees
+ Meals as itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
– Travel insurance
– Drinks and Personal expenses.
– Tourists should bring a jacket enough warm to avoid cold because the weather in sapa often have low temperatures at night and winter, you should use sneakers to facilitate throughout tour itinerary.
– There is no heater at 2 star hotels.