Experience Sapa trip with homestay and Eco-lodge
At an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and colorful attire. This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. You will experience overnight accommodation in the hospitable villages of Dzay and Tay ethnic minorities. Round off the trek with a nice stay in Topas Eco Lodge. The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer and experience unique villages culture.
– Awesome scenery
– Rice terraces
– Colorful minority groups
– Home stays in minority villages
– Topas Eco-lodge.
Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai
20 : 00 pm – Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the Express Train to Laocai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin (4pax/cabin or 2pax/cabin on request).
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa ( B/L/D) 4 – 5 hours trek and homestay
Arrive in Lao Cai around 6.00 am. Welcome by our tour guide in Lao Cai and transferred to Sapa. Breakfast in local restaurant. After breakfast we can pack up for the trek or stroll in Sapa market walk around the town. We will begin our trek at 10 am. We will trek on small trails down hill to Muong Hoa Valley and visit LaoChai village of Black H’mong and Ta Van village of the Dzay minority groups. Picnic lunch on the way. We will reach Tavan, a village of Dzay minority around 4.30 pm. Dinner and overnight homestay in a local house.
Day 2: Trek and home stay ( B/L/D) 5 hours trek and homestay
Breakfast at the home stay. We leave Ta Van Village at 8.30 am for Giang Ta Chai, a village of Red Dzao minority. Today we trek through thick bamboo forest and enjoy great view of rice terraces. Around noon we reach Giang Ta Chai, visit to the village and have picnic lunch by Muong Hoa Rive. In the afternoon we cross the river and head to Ban Ho, a village of Tay minority group. We will have dinner and overnight in a traditional house-on-stilt of the Tay in Ban Ho village.
Day 3: Topas Eco Lodge ( B/L/_)
After breakfast at the home stay we leave Ban Ho and walk 3 km on good trails to our bus. Short transfer to Topas Eco Lodge. Upon arrival in Topas Eco Lodge we check in hotel and relax in the eco lodge. Lunch in the eco lodge. Dinner on guests account. Overnight in Topas Eco lodge.
Day 4: Back to Hanoi ( B)
Breakfast in Topas Eco Lodge. Relax in the eco lodge and take the car at 11.30 am to Sapa Town. Leave luggage at my office then free to explore the town. We can visit Ham Rong Park or shop in Sapa market. In the late afternoon we take a bus ride to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin
Day 5: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip completes
Arrive in Hanoi around 5.00 am. Trip completes at the train station.
Tour price includes :
– Pick ups, transfer & sightseeing as per program by A/c private Russian jeep or minibus
– Jeep transfer Ban Ho Village to Eco lodge
– Full meals as per the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
– English/French-speaking guide
– Entrance fees
– 2 nights’ home stay arrangements
– Double/Twin shared bungalow in Topas Eco Lodge
– Train tickets: Hanoi – Laocai – Hanoi (soft sleeper with air-conditioning)
Tour price excludes :
– Travel Insurance
– Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
– Personal expense
Notes: Advised to take good walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, torch, insect repellent.