Tour Code: VAT-TSP1
Hanoi - Lao Cai - Ta Van     Journey Map
Sapa is an old French hill station, nestled among the Hoang Lien Son Mountains near the Chinese border. This little scenic town attracts many visitors by spectacular scenery and ideal weather. Travel Sapa to discover diversity Montagnard people, experience homestay in villages and enjoy Sapa trekking tours through peaceful villages.
   Awesome scenery with rice terrace, springs, mountains

   Various minority groups

   Colorful minority markets

   Activities include walking, trekking and staying overnight with minority people

Day 1: Hanoi –night train to Lao Cai
At 8h30 pm, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 2: Lao Cai –Sapa –Ta Van (B, L, D)
Arrive in the early morning (around 6am), you will take a 45 –minute drive to Sapa. After refreshing and breakfast, you will start the trekking day (6km) on the hillside trails up and down to Ta Van area. Picnic lunch and you will visit two different hill tribes (Black H’mong & Zay) on the way.
Today you will be the guests of minority people, have simple dinner and overnight at the nice house of the hill tribes.

Day 3: Ta Van –Cat Cat –Sapa (B, L)
After breakfast, you say goodbye to the host and do a short trek (20 minutes) to the bridge, where our waiting vehicle will pick you up for a drive back to Sapa. Then you walk down to another black H’mong village of Cat Cat. In Cat Cat, you can see the waterfall, the old French hydro power station and have another chance to visit local houses on the way back.
In the afternoon, you have free time to explore the town with Sapa Market and Ham Rong Mountain. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa –minority market –Lao Cai (B, L)
Today we will take on excursion to a local minority market. Depending on the day of the week, we can visit Bac Ha Market (only held on Sunday), Can Cau Market (only held on Saturday) or Coc Ly Market (only held on Tuesday). It is a precious opportunity for you to have nice photos of colorful market. On the way to Lao Cai railways station, we will pay a visit at villages of Flower H’mong people. Overnight on train.
Day 5: Hanoi arrival
Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning, our guide will transfer you back to your hotel. End of services by Indochina Travel Service.
Private A/ C transportation
English speaking guide escorted from Hanoi
Accommodation based on twin share with daily breakfast
Entrance fees and permits during guided time
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Round way train ticket Hanoi –Lao Cai –Hanoi (soft sleeper berth, A/C cabin of 4 berths)
Drinks and meals not mentioned
Entrance fees during free time
Travel insurance
Tips, Personal expenses
Location Standard Option Superior Option
Ta Van Village Home stay with Zay family Home stay with Zay family
Sapa Town Bamboo Sapa Hotel** Chau Long Hotel***
*Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotels are fully booked, alternate accommodation will be offered at the same level.
Price per person in USD 2 PAX 3 - 5 Pax Single Supplement
Standard 0 0 0.0000
Superior 0 0 0.0000
*The above prices are based on the group from 4 - 6pax and valid until Sep, 2008. All prices might be changed subject to your group size and travel period. Some tours have Deluxe Option available. Please contact us for further information.
Accommodation at minority village is in a basic condition.

Related information:
Sapa Vietnam
Sapa tours
Hotels in Sapa
Sapa travel gallery

   We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel and set a schedule at your convenience

   This tour must be booked at least one week (7days) in advance of your travel date

For other tour options in Sapa:
go on longer treks, visit Sunday markets, conquer the summit of of Mt. Fansipan, or to tailor-make your own tour, please contact us.