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Option 2 : Sapa - TaVan - BanHo ( 4 days - 5 nights )
4 villages of 4 different minorities. (come back by jeep)
Leaving the noisy capital of Ha Noi behind for a 4 day first-hand experience of the colorful tribe-hill lives and culture is a must-do once in Northern Vietnam. The trek may be hash for the beginning, but after getting used to it, nothing could be more perfect than walking on the edge of vast valley and stretching eyes down the green paddy fields or greeting back to the waving hands of tribal children. With our humorous and experienced guide who will always by your side, the journey will be full of interaction with hospitable ethnic people.
Night 1 : Hanoi -Laocai ( Overnight on the train )
7h30pm Sapatours 's taxi takes you from your hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at 8:35 PM to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.(4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Day 2 : Laocai -Sapa - TaVan: 5 hours trekking, 14 km, 2 villages.
Picked up at Laocai Railway station early in the morning by bus. Arrive at Sapa round 8:00 AM. Breakfast and relax. Depart Sapa at 10:30 AM go down hill to the valley. Cross MuongHoa River to get to the other mountainside for 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay. Stay the night at a local family in Tavan village. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.
Day 3 : TaVan -BanHo 7 hours trekking, 18 km, 2 villages.
Breakfast and leave the family for the next village. Visit the Red Dzao in GiangTaChai village by way of terraced paddy fields and bamboo forests. Enjoy the natural beauty of Silver Waterfall and Rattan Bridge. Cross the river and continue going to BanHo village where the Tay people settle down. On the way to BanHo, there is more chance to see the Red Dzao and the Black H'mong in Supan village. Spend the night in BanHo village at a Tay Family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.
Day 4 : BanHo -Sapa 3 hours trekking of 7 km and 23 km by jeep.
Breakfast with the family and leave the village for a waterfall discovered by French people. Enjoy the view, swimming and return to BanHo to visit the people in the village. Say goodbye to the family and get up to the main road where to take a jeep back to Sapa. Lunch on the way and dinner in Sapa. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 : Sapa - Laocai Station - Hanoi.
Breakfast, free to explore the town in the morning. Check out hotel. Lunch and leave Sapa in the afternoon for Laocai by bus. Take the night train to Hanoi. Sleep on the train.(4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Arrive in Hanoi around 5.00 AM. The end of the tour.
Rate in USD per person - Valid until 30 Dec 2016
Except Christmas & New Year period
- Number of Persons -
Accommodation offering in this trip: ( click to see hotel )
Tour price includes:
- All meals on the tour ( 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfast )
- English-speaking guide, Entrance fees, Security permits.
- Accommodation (Hotel and home-stay),
- Night Train tickets 2 ways Hanoi-Laocai -Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning, cabin of 04 berth - Tulico Train/ King Express Train)
- Transport by private Jeep as tour program.
- Jeep go and back as the program
- Phone calls, other private expenses.
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent and Sunscreen