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SAPA VIETNAM – PRIVATE 2 DAY TREKKING ADVENTURE - 3D2N (train-bus)

This specially designed Sapa Tour of Get Up And Go Vietnam is packed with highlights; -> Transfers to Sapa and back by luxury bus. -> Perfect hotel with great service and nice views of the valley -> Off the beaten track and less touristy trekking through ou... View more
Destinations: Sapa, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
$139.00

Day 1 : Hanoi - Lao Cai (Not applicable)

Picture of Hanoi - Lao Cai

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

Our guidance service will pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi around 8.30pm and transfer you to Hanoi railway station for boarding the train to Lao Cai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper, 4-berth shared cabin.

Day 2 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley - Ta Van (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Lao Cai - Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley - Ta Van

Itinerary Details Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Ta Van

From the train station (arrival time around 6am) your pick up service (he will show a sign with your name(s)) will pick you up for a 1-hour drive to our partner hotel where a morning shower will be offered followed by breakfast, together with an amazing scenery over Sapa town and the Muong Hoa valley. At around 9am your local private Hmong tour guide will meet you there where your trekking adventure will kick off.

We'll start our trekking with a visit at the market to buy food and fruit for lunch, on the way, before we’ll start this fantastic trek to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van, down in the Muong Hoa valley.

During the 15 km walk we’ll visit three villages of ethnic populations. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley that leads towards Fansipan, the highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina. The trek leads through the village of Black Hmong people, where you can learn how they weave and embroider their incredible clothes. Further along our descent we’ll enjoy the many colorful rice paddy fields until we reach Ta Van village, inhabited by the Dzay people.

We’ll have a filling lunch on the way and dinner in a traditional house in Ta Van. We overnight in a cozy homestay in Ta Van with private room. 

Day 3 : Ta Van - Sapa - Hanoi (Breakfast & Lunch)

Picture of Ta Van - Sapa - Hanoi

Itinerary Details Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai - Sapa - Hanoi

After breakfast we leave Ta Van and continue our trek towards Giang Ta Chai village, inhabited by Red Dao people. We pass some stunning scenery and a lovely waterfall along our route. As their name suggests, red is used extensively in the Red Dao women’s clothing and scarves.

Our journey leads us along the small paths edging the rice fields, across the Muong Hoa River and lunch will be on the way at a fantastic spot. We’ll head back to Ta Van after our second amazing trekking in the early afternoon where you can enjoy a refreshing shower and some free time before heading back to Sapa.

Around 2pm we say goodbye to you and we will transfer you back to Sapa. From here your luxury AC bus will bring you back to Hanoi. Expected arrival time is 9:30pm. Unfortunately, this bus does not drop off at hotels in the Old Quarter so please take a short walk or taxi ride to your accommodation.

 

The given price per person on our website is valid for a group of minimum 2 participants

What’s included?

  • Transfer service to the train station in Hanoi
  • Soft sleeper berth on the overnight train (4-berth shared cabin) from Hanoi to Lao Cai
  • Pick up service from Lao Cai train station and transfer to Sapa 
  • Meals:
    Day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Day 3: breakfast and lunch
  • Transfer from Tavan to Sapa
  • Luxury day bus from Sapa to Hanoi
  • Entrance fees 
  • English speaking local Hmong guide on day 2 and 3
  • Taxes and Service Charges

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking voucher from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)

Sapa – what to bring

Bring as little as possible but bring everything you need. Travelling light is much less of a hassle so do not bring things you can do without. You can leave some of your luggage at your hotel in Hanoi, especially when you return there.

Thanks to its geographic condition, Sapa has one of the most favorable climates in Vietnam. The temperature remains stably cool throughout the year though winter may see more severe changes, with frost and even snow for a few days per year (mostly from mid-December to mid-January). In the valley the altitude is 1000 meters and temperatures don’t drop below 6 degrees Celsius.

Trying to predict the weather in Sapa is almost impossible. However, here is our best attempt:

Sapa weather is characterized by a sub-tropical climate. However, as a result of the high altitude, the weather in Sapa is cool all year round. In summer, Sapa does not suffer the harsh heat like that on the coastal plains. Temperature in summer fluctuates from 10-18°C at night and 20-28°C during the day.

When the sun shines, it can be harsh, even on cloudy days so expect to need sun protection. Rain and fog is possible throughout the year.

In winter, Sapa Town is often blanketed by fog and cold air and temperatures may drop below zero degrees Celsius for some days.

Luggage and bags:

A daypack to bring on your treks is a good idea. These can be easily bought in Hanoi or Sapa.

Clothing/ Shoes/ Weather Gear:

Bring clothes to suit the local weather.

Always keep your spare clothes in a watertight bag to ensure they stay dry if there is a sudden downpour. The Sapa climate is totally unlike the rest of Vietnam.

Essential items to have for the trek are some layers of warm & light clothing (mornings can be cold but you may get pretty warm during the day as you trek). A pair of sturdy trekking shoes is essential.

In January to March it can be quite cold, foggy and rainy. A fleece and raincoat/ poncho is advisable and gumboots/ Wellington boots.

These items are available in Sapa at good prices.

Bring your camera! Any camera will do, or you will be sure to regret it.

Recommended kit list for homestays

  • Long-Sleeved Shirt/ T-Shirt
  • Fleece for evenings
  • Trousers (Such As Lightweight Cargo Trousers, avoid Jeans)
  • Shorts Optional
  • Swimwear Optional
  • Lightweight Water & Wind Proof (Jacket & Trousers)
  • Walking Shoes (Sturdy, with good grip)
  • Gumboots/ Wellington boots (for the wet and wintery periods)
  • Sun Hat and sun protection
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste,
  • Ear Plugs & Eye Mask Optional
  • Flash light

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of any special food requests, please inform us by email in advance.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control.
Our apologies for that!

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