What to expect
- Trekking through hill tribes, enjoy the spectacular landscape
- Learn more about daily life of the minority people in mountainous of Vietnam
- Conquering the Fansipan peak at 3143m by cable car
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai, Ta Van (L)
6.30-7.00am Pick up at your hotel (in the Old Quarter) or meet at our office and depart to Lao Cai (245km). It takes about 5.5 hours traveling on the new highway to Lao Cai. The bus ride brings good chance to see beautiful scenery of the region along the way.
12.30. Arrive in Sapa. Relax and have lunch at the restaurant. Check in hotel.
Afternoon, a short drive to Y Linh Ho village then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa stream to the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. The H’mong peoples have just recently changed their living way from sifting style into the sedentary one. So there are still a lot traces of the past time can be seen: rudimentary houses, stone wall around homes… After that, continue to Ta Van village to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam.
Car/bus await at Ta Van bridge to take you back to Sapa. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 2. Sapa – Silver Waterfall – Heaven Gate – Fansipan Peak (B, L)
Have breakfast at hotel. Get ready for for a leisure Sapa trip today. The drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount. Just 1km out of the town, rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. We stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall and start walk up along the beautiful waterfall and enjoy the spectacular scenery surround. You can also spend time visiting the fish farm nearby.
Continue the road trip further to Heaven Gate and Tram Ton Pass. At 2047m above sea level, the Heaven Gate & Tram Ton Pass is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. From here enjoy walking around for half an hour for beautiful scenery of both two side of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. This is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain range.
Have lunch at local restaurant then continue by a short transfer to cable car station in O Quy Ho around 15 minutes. The flight by cable car will take you around 20 minutes to the next station at 3,000m ASL. Enjoy the view of Sin Chai valley, Fansipan peak as well as Hoang Lien national park from cabin. Following stone steps from station to the top (40 minutes), then we will arrive at the 3,143m summit Fansipan, celebrate the victory, sitting high above the hills with views of this stunning mountainous landscape.
Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat village – Hanoi (B, L)
Wake up and enjoy the fresh air and atmosphere of Sapa. Breakfast at hotel.
We start walking downhill to Cat Cat village, which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery along the road. We reach Cat Cat village, trek down to the valley bottom to the beautiful waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall and take a short break.
Return to Sapa town. Check out and have lunch at restaurant. Free time to walk around or shopping.
15:00: Begin your journey back to Hanoi. End the tour in Hanoi around 20.30.
GROUP TOUR (Seat in coach tour by bus) – price quoted in USD/person
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- Accommodation: Double/Twin sharing (or Single room on request )
- All land transportation by air conditioned vehicle as tour itinerary
- Bus (16 -45 seats) transportation Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
- Meals as indicated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- English speaking tour guide,
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- Cable car to Fansipan peak
- Mineral water
- Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
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