Awesome scenery and terrace fields on the typical real trek adventure to the bests of Sapa, Vietnam
Wonderful view of Muong Hoa valley - the most beautiful one of Sapa
Moderate portion combining with tough paths that make this suitable for all hikers
Meet colorful minority groups such as Red Dzao, Thai ect
Stay in homestays in minority villages with warm, friendly hosts
Night 1: Overnight train to Laocai
Day 1: Drive to Sapa/Trek to Giang Ta Chai Village
Day 2: Trek Sapa village - Thanh Phu
Day 3: Trek/drive back to Sapa. Overnight train back to Hanoi
Day 4: Arrive in Hanoi. Tour concludes
AC sleeper cabin on train for two ways
Road transfer two ways in Sapa
Road transfer one way in Hanoi
Professional trekking English speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Water & Snacks
Entrance & sightseeing fees
Service charges and taxes
Trekking grade: Moderate Grade that means this trekking tour involve in active, physical-required activities can be up to 4 - 5 hours a day at a steady pace. The tour is going to involve a considerable amount of ascent or descent under different weather conditions. Support facilities may not be available on-site and there are some occasional difficult days. You will need a good level of fitness.
* Suggested preparation: 30 - 45 minutes of aerobic, physical exercise, 3-4 times per week for a few weeks leading up to your adventure are recommended.
Who suits: For outdoor novices and above.
Activity: 4-5 hours most days
Distances: Hike up to 8 miles (or 13km) most days, cycle 20-40 miles (or 32 â€" 68km) most days
Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day (about 900m)
Altitude: up to 8,000 ft (about 2500m)
Meals and food
- Day 1,2: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Day 3: Breakfast
All meals, which are indicated in the itinerary, are included in the price of this trip. On this trip our tour guide or local host will cook dinner for you. Picnic lunch would be prepared by a local restaurant in Sapa. The emphasis will be on healthy and nutritious fresh local produce.
On our tour, we use first class trains of King Express, Orient Express, Fanxipan Express or Sapaly Train. These trains all offer Deluxe cabin with clean, comfortable, air â€" conditioned sleeper. All trains are designed with 4 soft berths in each cabin and individual reading light. For more information, please see our Quality Services.
Homestay in villages is simple in term of bedding condition and amenities. We will sleep on floor or on beds with mattress, clean sheet, pillows and mosquito nets. Toilet is usually western style.
Our tour guide
The tour will be guided by one of our tour guides who are experienced in guiding trekking tours in Vietnam. He has been carefully trained in this field and is fully licensed in tour guiding by the government. In addition, he has been trained in first-aid by SOS International and he knows how to deal with difficult situations. You will have a great time traveling with him.
In Hanoi, one ATA staff will accompany you to the train to show you your cabin and tell you how to deal with night train travelling in Vietnam.
In Lao Cai, our guide will meet you at Lao Cai Railway Station in the morning of the first day. He also sees you off at Lao Cai Railway Station on the third day.
When you get back to Hanoi on day 4, you can easily find a taxi to get to your hotel.
The trekking day
A typical trekking day start at about 8.30 am after breakfast. Lunch times can vary depending on the terrain. We aim to reach the next overnight stop by 4.30 or 5. During the trek we will have short breaks for rest, snack and photographing.
What to bring
Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, toiletries, original passport.
Note on client safety
We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.
Visa process and stamp
Tips and gratitude
Others not mentioned
Trekking poles: manufactured by Coleman, USA. Telescoping pole extends from 27 to 53 inches. Contoured handle grip features adjustable nylon strap and compass. Aluminum pole has steel tip with removable cover and basket for various terrains
Sleeping bags and/or mattresses in homestay
Summer sleeping bags: Satin sleeping bag 60cm x 180cm. Used for home stay and camping in hot weather
Winter sleeping bags: manufactured by Landus, France. Winter bag (5 degree) 60cm x 200cm. Used for home stay and camping in cold weather
Waterproof blue bag for luggage
Radio: manufactured by Kenwood, Malaysia. 16-channel VHF FM Transceiver. Used for jungle trek with group from 5 passengers up. Help to manage group
ATA first-aid kit: Available on any ATA trip
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH?
Origin passport to declare for homestay permission
Flip flops/string-back sandals or river boots
Small backpack with rain cover
Clothes: trekking pants, thermal underwear (top/bottom), t-shirts, long-sleeved shirt, pajama/sleeping pants, underwear (what youâ€™re comfortable with), pairs of socks
Rest and sleeping clothes.
Hat, sunglasses, sun protection.
Waterproof pants and jackets
Bottle of water
Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
Common medicines in your personal first aid kits