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Great trekking and homestay in Sapa, Vietnam


Great trekking and homestay in Sapa, Vietnam: Trekking Sapa, Vietnam
At an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional

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At an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and colorful attire. This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. You will experience overnight accommodation in the hospitable villages of Dzay and Tay ethnic minorities. Round off the trek with a nice stay in Topas Eco Lodge. The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer and experience unique villages culture.

Typical Day


Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai

Transfer from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin.

Summary:
Transfer hotel - railway station: AC vehicle
Accommodation: Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 1: Transfer to Sapa - Trek Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village - Giang Ta Chai Village

Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.30 am. We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride give you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa.
You will commence your journey from Sapa by car to Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong ethnic minority village. You will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village where we will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people. Pinic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the local house.

Summary:
Transfer Lao Cai - Sapa: 45 mins
trekking: 5-hr trek/dirt paths/downhill
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Giang Ta Chai Village - Su Pan - Thanh Kim Village - Thanh Phu Village

After breakfast, we start the trek through the rice terraces to the village of Su Pan then continue to Thanh Kim for lunch. After lunch time, we will trek along a narrow valley downhill for 2 hour to the Ngoi Bo River, then uphill for 1 hour to Muong Bo Village at the center of Thanh Phu Commune - a village of Tay minority. We will have dinner and stay overnight in a wooden Tay stilt house.

Summary:
Trekking: 7-hr trek/dirt paths/downhill
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Thanh Phu Village - Topas Eco Lodge

After breakfast at the home stay we leave Thanh Phu Village and walk 3 km on good trails to our bus. Short transfer to Topas Eco Lodge. Upon arrival in Topas Eco Lodge we check in hotel and relax in the eco lodge. Lunch and dinner in the eco lodge. Overnight in Topas Eco lodge.

Summary:
Trek: 40 mins - Moderate grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Topas Eco Lodge

Day 4: Topas Eco lodge - Sapa - Night train back to Hanoi

Breakfast in Topas Eco Lodge. Relax in the eco lodge and take the shuttle bus at 09.30 am to Sapa Town. Leave luggage at Topas office we then free to explore the town relax in local cafe or shop around in Sapa market. In the late afternoon we take a bus ride to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.

Summary:
Transfer eco lodge - Sapa: 30 mins
Transfer Sapa - railway station: 1-hr by AC vehicle
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight train with AC, soft sleeper cabin

Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip completes

Arrive in Hanoi around 5 am. Trip completes at the train station.

Age range, type of group


Group: from 1 ---> 10

Sleeping and meals


Sleeping: Soft sleeper in AC cabin, Homestay in village

Rates


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Other Information


Inclusion:

Round trip AC sleeper cabin on First class train
Transfer two ways Lao Cai - Sapa
Transfer one way in Hanoi
Jeep transfer Thanh Phu Village to Eco lodge
Shuttle bus from Eco lodge to Sapa
English or French speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Twin shared bungalow in Topas Eco Lodge
First-aid kit
Homestay permission
Water & Snacks
Entrance fees & sightseeing fees

Exclusion:

Travel insurance
Visa
Tips
Personal expenses
Note: These prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Discounts Offered


All requests and bookings made from 25 March, 2013 for all tours start between 01 May 2013 and 30 September 2013, get chance to become lucky travelers with Summer Promotion 2013:
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+ Free 01 night hotel for two people (shared room)
+ Free airport pick-up or drop off (one way)
+ Free 01 package cruise for 2 persons on Halong Bay (2 days 1 night)
+ Free 01 meal in restaurant for two travelers

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