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The North Trail Vietnam - Sapa Local Trekking & Ethnic Experience 3D2N

The North Trail Vietnam is specially designed for (backpack) travelers who want to travel on a shoestring but looking for of the beaten track experiences and enjoy the company of fellow travelers. We offer you the best Sapa trekking with the comfort of a cozy ... View more
Travel Styles: Adventure Tours , Backpackers
Destinations: Sapa, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights
2.507.000,00 ₫

Day 1 : The North Trail Vietnam - Sapa (N/A)

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Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa

Our guidance service will pick you up at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi at around 9.00 – 9.50pm and transfer you to the bus stop for the overnight journey to Sapa.

Please inform us if you prefer to travel overnight by train for more comfort.

Transportation: A/C sleeper bus

Meals: N/A

Guide: N/A

Accommodation: N/A

Day 2 : The North Trail Vietnam - Sapa (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 2: Sapa – Ta Van

The bus arrives early in Sapa, at around 3am, but you’ll be able to stay on the bus till around 6am. In between 6 and 6.30am you will be picked up and brought to our partner hotel where a morning shower will be offered followed by breakfast together with amazing scenery over Sapa town and the Muong Hoa valley.

Enjoy a very warm welcome from our local (Hmong) tour guide who will guide you through this stunning piece of Vietnam. From the lush terraced rice paddies to the rustic charm of the native dwellings, Sapa and its surroundings is a place you’re sure to fall in love with!

Many diverse groups like the Dzay, Dzao, Tay, Xa Pho or Hmong populate this richly cultural northern territory. You’ll sample their unique delights as you pass through each village.

At around 9 a.m. she will meet you at the hotel 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 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 at a local family and dinner with your host in a beautiful and traditional Hmong homestay, by far the most cozy accommodation in Ta Van!

Transportation: N/A

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guide: English-speaking local Hmong tour guide

Accommodation: Homestay (dorm based)

Day 3 : The North Trail Vietnam - Sapa (Breakfast and lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai - Sapa

After a traditional breakfast we leave Ta Van and continue our trek to visit the Red Dao people in Giang Ta Chai village. 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 before we bring you back to the bus stop in Sapa for the afternoon bus back to Hanoi. Expected arrival time is around 9.30pm. On arrival we will bring you to your overnight stay in the Old Quarter.

Please inform us if you prefer to travel overnight back to Hanoi by train for more comfort or by bus.

Transportation: Comfortable A/C (sleeper) bus

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Guide: English-speaking local Hmong tour guide

Accommodation: N/A

Options:

Of course it is possible to travel by overnight train instead of by overnight bus if you prefer some more comfort. It is also easy for us to extend your stay. Please inform us about your preferences and we will make it happen.

Luggage during The North Trail Vietnam - Sapa

The best way is to travel light and therefore we suggest you leave your main luggage at our partner hotel in Hanoi or Sapa for free. If you prefer to have your luggage at our homestay a modest additional fee applies.

What’s included in the tour?

  • Transportation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as indicated in the day programs
  • All entrance fees (as indicated in the day programs or specific itineraries
  • Taxes and Service Charges
  • English speaking (local) tour guides.

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

Recommended kit list for homestays

Long-sleeved shirt/ T-shirt – Fleece for the cooler evenings - Trousers (such as lightweight cargo trousers, avoid jeans) - Shorts optional – Swimwear optional - Lightweight water & wind proof (jacket & trousers, especially during winter) - Walking shoes (sturdy, with good grip) - Gumboots (for the wet and wintery periods) - Sun hat and sun protection - Toothbrush & toothpaste,ear plugs & eye mask optional, flashlight. 

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your passport with valid Vietnamese visa
  • Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)

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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