Destinations: Hanoi Lao Cai, Bac Ha Market Sapa, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Ta Van Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan Hanoi
Your Sapa package tour first step will be set in Lao Cai province where you find out a hive of colorful activity with fresh produce, a butcher’s section not for the squeamish and hill-tribe people from surrounding villages heading here most days to sell handicrafts. Then, you will spend your days in there on Sapa hiking, one of the best Sapa hiking trails in Vietnamese mountainous area, which is famous for its fantastic countryside scenery and local ethical culture. Take advantage of the mingling in the thick and interminable forest and mountain is glimpse of Hmong ethnic homes, like bird nests clinging to the cliffs and rice paddy terraces before you return your modern world.”
Hanoi Departure: We will pick you up at the hotel then transfer to the station for a night train leading to Sapa. The train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station, which spends about 10 hours to get there.
Free-time Idea(s): If you want to find Vietnamese taste in the deep inside of Hanoi, there are some following guidance:
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Overnight on train (4-berth sharing cabin)
Lao Cai Welcome: Freshen up in the morning at Lao Cai railway station and start your day by dropping in regional market which shows you how Vietnamese ethnic minority’s life is.
Lao Cai province of northern Vietnam borders the Chinese border and is home to a number of different ethnic minorities that have lived in the area for centuries. Lao Cai and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam
Local life discovery:
Market Optional: If the day you come is not Sunday, you can change your schedule by replacing one of the similar markets bellowed:
Free-time Idea(s): Let’s enjoy the tasty dishes in these home markets such as
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Overnight in Sapa
Sapa welcome: Meet your guide at your hotel. Then we start the hiking in Sapa trip to these Black Hmong villages and we'll have a rest and enjoy your lunch near by the river.
Sapa, located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam's remote northwest mountains, which is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity.
A trekking day:
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Overnight in Sapa
Recharge your energy to be ready for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast. We will enjoy the rest of stunning scenery on the way back to Sapa town.
An “Exhausted” Hike
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Overnight on train (4-berth sharing cabin)
Come back to Hanoi: We will arrive Hanoi in the early morning. Please refer to our other tours if you want to continue your journey in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or Myanmar,
Goodbye and hope to see you again!
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ACCOMMODATION IN USE
|First Class||Victoria Spa and resort|
|Superior||Sapa Lodge Hotel|
PACKAGE RATES (per person): valid until 31 Dec, 2017
|Number in group||First Class||Deluxe||Superior|
Kid < 5 years old: Free of charge (share services with Adult)
Kid 5-10 years old: 50% Adult
Kid >10 years old: 100% Adult price
* S.R.S: Single Room Supplement
*Victoria Express Train option is upon on request.
* At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.
rae550 (Murwillumbah, Australia) - From Tripadvisor said:
This was a hands on trip covering cooking, on the farms, walking, fishing, meeting the locals and dining with them and several visits to the theater plus. Julie (Hien) organized everything in great detail leaving nothing to chance. Her recommendation to hire an SUV for greater comfort and ease with all the luggage was most appreciated. For most of the trip we had a guide as well as the driver. During the trip Julie was always available if we needed assistance of any kind, and while we were organizing the trip Julie was very prompt with her emails.... Read more
euw00 (Stockholm, Sweden)- From TripAdvisor said:
Julie (Hien) helped us with a 2-week tour to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap(Angkor). She is very effective and answered all questions promptly and the whole trip went smoothly...... Read more
What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?
We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.
Passport & Visa Requirements
You may be required for visa to Vietnam. Please check the list of countries which need visa to Vietnam in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam.
As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.
It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.
Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.
We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage - All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.
What are train conditions like in Vietnam?
A soft sleeper is recommended for overnight and long-distance travel. Each soft sleeper compartment is enclosed, and contains four bunks, two on each side. The bunks are wider and more comfortable than hard sleepers, with decent bedding. Soft sleeper compartments may vary between trains. For route Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi, it also has VIP cabin with 2 soft sleeper beds, please make quest if you prefer a private cabin. You may have both over-head storage and under-bed storage, or just under-bed storage. Fastest train is about 70kph. The railways is small here and it’s not as comfortable as train in developed countries.
In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency. Climate - You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.
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