|Sapa - Ta Van - Ban Ho ( Daily departure: 5 nights / 4 days )
Day 1 : Hanoi - Laocai
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 2 : Laocai -Sapa - TaVan: 5 hours trekking, 14 km, 3 villages. ( B/L/D )
6 : 00 am - Arrive at Laocai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in Sapa for breakfast and relaxation. Take a jeep ride into the valley. Cross Muong Hoa River to visit 3 mountainside villages of the H'mong and Dzay peoples. Picnic lunch en route. Dinner and home stay in TaVan village.
Day 3 : TaVan - BanHo 7 hours trekking, 18 km, 3 villages. ( B/L/D )
Have breakfast and leave the family for the next village. Visit the Red Dzao in Giang Ta Chai village by way of terraced paddy fields and bamboo forests. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Silver Waterfall and Rattan Bridge. Cross the river and continue to BanHo village where the Tay people reside. On the way, stop off to meet the Red Dzao and the Black H'mong people in Supan village. Picnic lunch en route. Dinner and home stay with a Tay family in BanHo village.
Day 4 : BanHo -Sapa 3 hours trekking of 7 km and 23 km by jeep. ( B/L/D )
Breakfast with the family, then leave the village to see a spectacular waterfall discovered by the French. Enjoy the view, go swimming in the crystal-clear water and return to BanHo to visit the people in the village. Say goodbye to the family and return to the main road to take a jeep back to Sapa. Lunch en route. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at your chosen hotel in Sapa.
Day 5 : Sapa - Laocai - Hanoi ( B/_/_ )
Breakfast at the hotel. At leisure in the morning. Check out of hotel at noon. Lunch on guest’s account. Free until transfer to Laocai train station for boarding the Express to Hanoi (20:15 - 5:00). End of services.
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in VND/person)
Tour price includes :
- Pick ups, transfer & sightseeing as per program by A/c private Russian jeep or minibus
- Full meals as per the tour program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
- 2 nights’ home stay arrangements
- 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 and sunscreen