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Sa Pa Moderate Trek Tour / 4 days

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Sa Pa Moderate Trek

Sapa is a beautiful former French hill-station, at an altitude of 1,650m this town boasts warm days and cool evenings. Nowadays it is still a popular destination due to its beautiful scenery of the mountain and the valleys surrounding. Moreover, Sapa are home to several Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups, each with their own distinctive dress, customs and dialects. Sa pa is also renowned for its trekking. With Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan Mountain (3,143 meters) provides the perfect backdrop for some great treks. Some of the villages now have local home stays where you can overnight with a family in their traditional home. So check out these offers to leave only footprints and take home abundance of fun memories. Here is the option of 4 days Sapa tour with 3 days trek and home stay.

Duration: 4 days / 5 nights

Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Arrive in Lao Cai – Visit Tram Ton Pass - Heaven gate & Love Waterfall - Cat Cat village. Overnight in Sapa (BL)

Day 2: Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Homestay in Tavan village (BLD)

Day 3: Lao Chai - Giang Ta Chai – Homestay in Ban Ho village (BLD)

Day 4: Ban Ho village – Su Pan – Sa Pa - Lao Cai & Night train back Hanoi (BL)

The night before: At 21:00 pm, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Ha Noi train station for getting night train to Lao Cai on train – SP3 depart at 22:00 pm - AC soft sleeper (tourist cabins). Overnight on train.

InclusionTransport, English Speaking guide, Train Ticket & Mineral water.

Day 1: Arrive Lao Cai – Visit Tram Ton Pass - Heaven gate & Love Waterfall & Cat Cat village. Overnight in Sapa (BL)

Am: The train arrives to Lao Cai Train Station about 06:20 am. Our guide will pick you up at train station (outside) with welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel” and take you to have breakfast.  Then the driver and guide take you to Sa Pa Town via the clouds. Sapa, a highland town around with the covering clouds like a picture make you to have an interesting feeling when you step your foot to get it wonderfully by your eyes. You will visit Tram Ton Pass - Vietnam highest mountain pass and known as Heaven’s Gate. From here you can see great views of surounding mountains. You will trek through forest and along the stream to arrive Love Waterfall to relax and listing a legendary love story.Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, our guide will take you to follow a small road to Cat Cat village, where you start walking on a small trail passing through a small village. Visit black H’mong people’s family and discovery life style of ethnic minority. At Cat Cat Village and Ham Rong Mountain are also have traditional music show of minority people. You can choose one of them to enjoy for more understanding of their cultures. After that, you go on walking down to the waterfall and Hydrogen power station built by French. Back Sapa by car. Free to have dinner. This night you have more free time to wander around night market in Sa Pa town for more enjoyment of colors in minority people cultures and their purchasing activities. Overnight at hotel in Sa Pa.

Inclusion: Transport, English Speakingguide, Train ticket, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fees, Hotel for shower, Hotel & Mineral water.

Day 2: Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Homestay in Tavan Village (BLD)

Am: After your breakfast at hotel, you will start your walking day tour to Lao Chai, a village of Black H’mong ethnic minority. Lao Chai is nestled in Muong Hoa Valley, at the foot of the impressive Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and surrounded by rice terraces. You will cross Muong Hoa River on hanging bridge to reach Lao Chai Village. You would visit to village school and a local house to learn about the H’mong life and culture. Sapa and surrounding is a very beautiful place of ladder rice paddy fields. Coming there on harvest with yellow of ripe rice or green when rice is growing, you will have impressive pictures of this famous town of Vietnam. Especially the clouds around mountain as a drawing picture add the beauty of Sapa in real life. You will have lunch beside a flowing waterfall.

Pm: Continue walking to Ta Van Village where the Giay ethnic minority lives. Check in homestay. This is one of the best ways for you to learn about minority people culture directly. Here you have a chance to make acquainted to friendly ethnic people as well as know their lifestyle in the mountainous area. Here you will stay overnight in a local house and enjoy a delicious dinner cooked by your tour guide. Overnight in homestay of Ta Van village.

Inclusion: English speakingguide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Permission, Homestay & Mineral water.

Day 3: Ta Van  Giang Ta Chai – Homestay in Ban Ho Village (B L D)

Am: Today’s trek is short, but still the landscape is beautiful. Once you get energy for your last day trek after having breakfast with delicious cake made by minority people to taste their foods, you leave for Giang Ta Chai Village where you can take a rest nearby a waterfall to enjoy the surroundings. You will continue walking through a bamboo forest, and when you have passed the forest you find a nice place to enjoy lunch. Walk ahead up to Giang Ta Chai Village to meet the red Zdao tribe.

Pm: After lunch, you will trek up and down hill jungle and pass the Muong Hoa River. Arrival Ban Ho Village, there live the Tay tribes with their special wooden houses on stills, which are sure to amaze you. Check in and spend your second night homestay in the Tay family. Have dinner with minority people of Tay family. This night you have once more night to enjoy and meet other ethnic people in Sapa and have more experiences of the variety in their cultures and customs. Overnight in homestay Ho Village

.Inclusion: English speakingguide, Entrance fees, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Permission, Homestay & Mineral water.

Day 4: Ban Ho Village – Su Pan – Sa Pa – Lao Cai & Night train back Hanoi (B L)

Am: Get up early to enjoy the fresh air on the mountain and more experiences of activities in morning of local people. After your breakfast at stilt house, you start your day trip to trek up to Su Pan where you have more chance to explore and experience the daily life of the village H’mong ethnic minority as well as take a refreshing swim in a local river.  Come back Sapa for having lunch at restaurant.

Pm: In the afternoon, you are free to relax and go around for explore SaPa by yourself. Then our guide and driver take you toLao Cai Train Station for getting night train return Ha Noi City. Check in mini hotel for shower and relax. Free to have your own dinner. Get on train- SP4 depart at 21:05 pm- A/C soft sleeper (Tourist cabins). Spending night on train.

InclusionTransport, English Speaking guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Train ticket, Hotel for shower & Mineral water.

Next morning: Am: The train arrives Ha Noi train station at about 05:22 am,our guide and driver will pick you up at station (outside)and take you to check in hotel in Ha Noi. End of tour. Good bye and see you again.

Price: USD/Person

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Included: All mentioned in itinerary details. Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) & Dinner (D). 

Excluded: Tips for tour guide and driver, Personal expenses, insurance & other services not mention above in detail itinerary.

What to bringPassport, change of clothes, sun-glasses, hat, towels, toiletries, sun cream, insect repellent, sleeping bag, walking shoes, camera, raincoat or umbrella.


- Price for 01 pax includes single supplement already.

- Home stay condition: Very basic but clean.

- Single Supplement means the single using his/her own room.

- Hotel:  Twin/Double shared room. Check in time: 14:00; Check out time: 12:00 noon. 

- All services are for private tour.

- You should prepare the thick sweater, thick jacket and walking boots from December to February next year because it’s so cold and wet on Sa Pa in the winter.

Best time to do: All year round, best from May to September

Other tour options: Sapa easy trek 2 days, Sunday market in Sapa 3 days, please contact us for more information.