Area: 678,6 sq. km Population: 38,200 habitants Administrative division: - Townlet: Sapa - Communes: Ban Khoang, Ta Giang Phinh, Trung Chai, Ta Phin, Sa Pa, San Sa Ho, Ban Phung, Lao Chai, Hau Thao, Thanh Kim, Ta Van, Su Pan, Suoi Thau, Ban Ho, Thanh Phu
First night: 20h00 - 20h30 pick you up at your hotel or your place to Tran Quy Cap station. Night train to Laocai station.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai (B, L, D)
Arrive in Laocai station at 6h20 - 7h00: Pick up by minibus to Sapa. Check in hotel. After having breakfast and shower, we'll start the trip to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe. Visit H'Mong hydro electric built by French and enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and very beautiful sceneries along the way. Then back to Sapa for lunch in our beautiful mountain view restaurant. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town on your own. Dinner in hotel and enjoy the night in Sapa town (Enjoy the Love Market by yourself if on Saturday).
Day 2: Sa Pa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - La Cai - Hanoi (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you'll check out and leave your luggage in the hotel and trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Dzay tribes, keep going along the bottom of Muong Hoa valley to get Ta Van village which is the most beautiful ethnic village in the area. Have lunch in Dzay family. Transfer back to Sapa by motorbike/Jeep, get fresh with a shower in the hotel then head to Lao Cai station for night train to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting the train at 19h35.
Day 3: 5h00 arrive in Tran Quy Cap station, Hanoi. Tour finishes.
The best time to witness the scenic beauty of Sapa is in April and May. Before that period, the weather might be cold and foggy; after that period is the rainy season. In April and May, Sapa is blooming with flowers and green pastures. The clouds that settle in the valley in early morning quickly disappear into thin air.Located at 1,500 m above sea level, Sapa lies on the side of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, 333 km northwest of Hanoi. Sapa’s flora is diverse, ranging from flowers to tropical fruits; among the most popular fruits produced in Sapa are apples, pears, peaches, and plums.Sapa has many natural sites such as Thac Bac, Thuy Cung Grotto, Gio Cave, Troi Gate, and Truc Forest. Sapa is also the starting point for many climbers and scientists who want to reach the top of Fansipan Mountain, the highest mountain in Vietnam at 3,143 m. Hoang Lien Son Mountains is also called the Alps of the North Sea area since Fansipan Mountain is not only the highest peak in Vietnam, but also in the Indochina Peninsula. The pyramid-shaped mountain is covered with clouds all year round and temperatures often drop below zero, especially at high elevations.To reach Sapa, one can take a train to Lao Cai and then a bus to Sapa from Lao Cai. On Sundays, Nung, Dao, Tay, Cao Lan, Paxi, and Xa Phong minorities ride down the mountain in their colorful clothes to take part in the Sunday market at the foot of Fansipan Mountain.
Included: Return train tickets (Hanoi - Laocai); Bus transfer; English speaking guide; all meals; Entrance fees; Twin sharing room;
Excluded: Beverage, Single room, Personal expenses, Tips for tour guide and drive...
Necessary things: Sun cream, Insect repellent, hat, sunglasses and trekking boots.
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