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Sapa lies in a beautiful valley near the Chinese border. It is the north’s main drawcard for tourists looking for magnificent scenery and a diverse mix of ethnic cultures in the countryside inhabited



Sapa lies in a beautiful valley near the Chinese border. It is the north’s main drawcard for tourists looking for magnificent scenery and a diverse mix of ethnic cultures in the countryside inhabited by various hill tribes.

Surrounding Sapa are the Hoang Lien Mountains, which the French nicknamed the Tonkinese Alps. These mountains include Fansipan, which at 3143 metres is Vietnam’s highest.

Unlike the nearby hill tribe village, the architecture of Sapa looks distinctly European. This is because for nearly 100 years, up until 1954, many French people moved there from other parts of Vietnam to escape the tropical heat.

The H’mong and Dzao people are the largest ethnic groups in the region. While the most eye-catching people are Red Dao, who wear scarlet head-dresses with woollen tassels and silver trinkets.

The most numerous are the Hmong people, who make up over one third of the district’s population. Hmong women are the most commercially minded, selling their embroidered indigo blue waistcoats, bags, hats, and silver jewellery to tourists.

Sapa is a great place to base yourself and shop beside the locals who frequent the Saturday market.

If you’re looking to escape the tourist buses, head a bit further afield to Bac Ha.

There are 10 Montagnard hill tribe groups who live around Bac Ha in the highlands, and many make the trek down from the mountains for their big shopping day. Some hill tribe people have to walk up to 30 kilometres through the mountains to get there, with all their goods in tow on the way back.

Lao Chai village: Located 7 Kms from Sapa, it is quite approachable from Sapa for a travllers who do not have much time. In this village which you will have a welcome feeling  at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs.

Ta Van is located in the northern province of Lao Cai, about 5 kilometres from Sapa, at an altitude of 1, 816 meters.  This province borders the province of Yunnan in south-west China, and the indigenous people here share many cultural features with their Chinese neighbours.

Learn more about daily life of the minority people like Black H’mong,Red Dzao.

Enjoy Sapa’s mountainous on the way trekking.

Come to visit the hydroelectric power station built by the French

Itinerary Summary:

Meals : B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Night 1: You will get pick up at our hotel and transfer to Hanoi Train Station to get the night train to Lao Cai station 19:30 – 20:00. Overnight on the train with soft sleeper train.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B,L,D )

Our guide meet you at the Lao Cai train station, and you depart for Sa Pa by minibus. Arriving in Sa Pa, you check in to the hotel, have breakfast and short rest.

The guide takes you to visit two Black H’mong villages (Cat Cat Village) and a waterfall. There, you will have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French. After that, it’s back to Sa Pa for dinner. In the evening, you’re free to do as you wish. You can explore the town of Sa Pa. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Hanoi ( B,L,D )

After breakfast, our guide takes you to villages populated by H’mong and Dzay peoples, respectively called Lao Chai and Ta Van.
You’ll have lunch either with an ethnic minority family. Back to Hotel to relax before getting pick up to the train station for a night train back to Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi

Getting back to Hanoi from Sapa trip so early at around 5am. You will be picked up from the train station to our hotel by our staff. Tour ends.

Trip Included :

Pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station and return
Two round trip train tickets in a 4 soft-sleeper shared-cabin (Except OPT 1)
Local English speaking guide, Other languges upon your request
Twin /Double sharing Room at hotel in Sapa
Meal as mentioned in program ( B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner )
Sightseeing fees/Entrance fees
Transport as programe
Service charge

Special offer:

* Bathroom or room for you to fresh, take shower between the trips.
* Breakfast every morning you back from the trip*
* Welcome drink
* Luggage storage

What to bring:

Sun Block
Camera + Film
Comfortable footwear for trekking
Rain gear
Warm clothes
Insect Repellent

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