Sapa is a beautiful mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. Coming Sapa, you will be attracted by a lively picture with great imposing landscape as well as simply living life of local people. “Sapa – trekking through the valley 4 days” is one of best seller product in Sapa where bring you the various experiences in this “must – come – land. With the same route but you can choose the different styles of tour by using different class of services. Itinerary will be suitable for couple, family with kids, elder people exceed you can’t walk or hiking for a short distance.”
Meet up ethnic minorities and experience their local life.
Culitary culture with local food in moutainous area
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NIGHT 1: HANOI – LAO CAI / A MOVING NIGHT ON TRAIN
In the evening
At 8:30 p.m, our guide and driver will meet you up at the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to Hanoi train station, where our guide help you to check in your cabin.
Meals included: __/__/__
Parameter:Train: 8 hours
Trip’s useful note(s):
Sport shoes, clothes must be prepared for the trekking activities in Sapa
Plastic boots will be good in case of bad weather (raining season from May to September)
It is 4-berth sharing cabin on train and private cabin is arranged upon request
Anti-mosquito cream should be prepared
Overnight on train
DAY 1: MATRA – TAPHIN/ DISCOVER H’MONG VILLAGES
In the morning
At 6:00 a.m, the train will reach the station in Lao Cai and you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver. Then you will have breakfast in a local restaurant and short time for relaxing.
You will then depart for Matra village and start your beautiful hiking route today
During your route, you will then pass through the Black Hmong ethnic minority village of Matra, a very small village hiding way from the civilisation.
At the end of this morning, the walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will also be able to visit a local school.
Lunch time: 12:30 – 13:30 in a local house
In the afternoon
After taking a short rest, you will arrive at the Taphin village. Here you can hear about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area.
You can already recognise them by dressing while they are both very famous of handicraft.
You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses as well as visit the local caves.
You will return Sapa by car after finishin the route
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__
Parameter:Trekking: 04 hours, Driving: 0,5 hour
Free time idea(s):
Enjoy the must-try cuisine: Thang Co, Men Men
Visit the famous sites in Sapa town like: Stone Church, Sapa lake…
Overnight in Sapa
Day 2 : LAO CHAI – TAVAN – GIANG TA CHAI
In the morning
At 8:00 a.m, met up at your hotel by local guide and driver then transferred to Lao Chai village.
Firstly, you will visit Lao Chai Village – a Black Hmong ethnic minority village
Then, you will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives.
Lunch time: 12:30 – 13:30 in a local house.
In the afternoon
After saving your energy with lunch, let’s get ready for upcoming sightseeing this afternoon
The walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village.
After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__
Parameter:Trekking: 04 hours, Driving: 1 hours
Overnight in Sapa
DAY 3: TRAM TON – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI/ HEAVEN GATE TO SAPA VALLEY
In the morning
At 9:00 a.m, the private car will pick you up and transfer you to the Silver Waterfall.
After taking a short walk to the waterfall, we continue our drive to the Heaven Gate of Tram Ton which can be considered as the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. Enjoy the marvellous views of Fansipan from the Gate, the highest peak of Indochina.
Lunch time: 13:00 in a local restaurant
In the afternoon
After having lunch, you will have free in the afternoon to walk around the town and experience the local life
At around 5:00 p.m, our guide and driver will come back to see you at your hotel to take you to the train station for your night train back Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__
Parameter: Driving: 1 hours, Trekking: 4 hours
Today useful note(s):
The train will leave at around 8:00 p.m so you should have dinner in a local restaurant around the station before leaving
Delicious included meals with local tastes as being clarified
2 bottles of water each day
4-berth sharing cabin on train (Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
Any unclarified flight tickets
Personal travel insurance
Any personal expenses
Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
Extra charge on local Tet or special occasion
LIST OF RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATIONS
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Sapa Highland resort Deluxe room
Victoria Sapa Superior room
Orient Express train 4-berth sharing cabin
Chapa Express train 4-berth sharing cabin
Victoria Express train 4-berth sharing cabin
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Useful information for travel in Vietnam
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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