Sapa Explorer 5 Days

Sapa Explorer  5 Days

A photographer’s delight! The mountains and valleys surrounding Sapa are a perfect backdrop to the colourful and friendly minority peoples who live there.


 
  • Itinerary

    Thursday Departure

     

    Thu – Depart Hanoi
    Guided transfer to the Hanoi rail station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

    Fri – Lao Cai to Sapa
    Arrive early morning at Lao Cai Station, near the Chinese border, and meet your Sapa based guide. Take a scenic drive to the hill station of Sapa. Enjoy spectacular views of rice-terraced mountains. Take a walking tour through the local market. Also visit Cat Cat village, home to the Black Hmong hill tribe, by car. Balance of the day at leisure. Stay two nights in Sapa.

    Sat – Ta Van excursion
    Good walking shoes are needed today – 5 km walk for approx. 2.5 hours. Depart at 8.00am for a short drive south into the Muong Hoa Valley, home to the largest terraced rice fields in Vietnam. Begin trekking from Lao Chai village of the Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of the Giay minority. The magnificent views of the terraced fields, Fansipan mountain range and the cool climate all contribute to an excellent experience. Trek through farmlands and rolling hills before heading back to your hotel early afternoon by car. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)

    Sun – Market and depart Sapa
    Drive 130 km to Bac Ha to visit the colourful market of the Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen people. Drive on to Trung Do village of the Tay. Walk to the village to observe the lifestyle of northern hill tribe people and the beautiful landscape. Take a short river boat trip. Transfer back to Lao Cai late and board the overnight train back to Hanoi.  (B)

    Mon – Arrive Hanoi
    Early morning arrival and transfer to hotel.

     

    Four and five day Sapa tours departing on other days are available.

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  • Tour prices
    Trains and Hotels Twin Share Single Room Sole Traveller
    Orient Express or King Express (4 share) & 3* Sapa Paradise View (sup rm) $592 $711 $970
    Orient Express or King Express (2 share) & 3* Sapa Paradise View (sup rm) $724 $843 n/a
    Orient Express or King Express (2 share) & 4* BB Sapa Hotel (sup rm) $766 $927 n/a
    Victoria Express (4 share) & 4* Victoria Hotel (sup rm) $947 $1206 $1465
    Victoria Express (2 share) & 4* Victoria Hotel (dlx rm) $1169 $1448 n/a

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars, valid to 31 Oct 2020.   Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Sapa
    • 2 nights train travel Hanoi-Lao Cai-Hanoi in either 2 or 4 share cabins
    • 2 breakfasts
    • Private station transfers in Hanoi, with guide.
    • Sightseeing and transfers in Sapa area as listed, by private vehicle with driver and Sapa-based, English speaking guide, inclusive of entrance fees.

     

    Four and five day Sapa tours departing on other days are available.

    Surcharges may apply for travel on Public Holidays and the following dates – 20Dec17-15Jan18, 14Feb18-20Feb18, 31Aug18-03Sep18, 20Dec18-15Jan19, 03Feb19-10Feb19, 31Aug19-03Sep19 and 20Dec19-15Jan20.

    Sole traveller prices apply for one person travelling on their own and staying in a single hotel room.  The Single room price applies when two or more people travel together and a single hotel room is required.

 

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Sapa Explorer  5 Days
 

Highlights

  • Chatting with fellow travellers on the overnight train
  • The views of endless cool, green hills
  • Walking through the local markets
 
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