Sapa Market & Chay River Discovery

Sapa Market & Chay River Discovery

Trip code: VCSPT11

Duration: 3Days/4Nights

Journey: Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ha Noi

Schedule Details

Departure Point: Ha Noi City

Departure Time: Depend

Return Details: Ha Noi City

Hotel Pickup: Yes

Brief itinerary

Sapa is located in Lao Cai province, 350 km from Hanoi, close to the border with China. The Hoang Lien Son range of mountains dominates the district, which is at the eastern extremity of the Himalayas. This range includes the Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan, at a high of 3142m above sea level and a vast area covered by thick forest, rich in wildlife. The town of Sapa lies at the attitude of about 1,600m. The climate is moderate, cool in summer, foggy and cold in winter with occasional snowfall. Sapa is home to a great diversity of ethnic minority people. It is likely that, Sapa was the first inhabited by highland minorities of H’mong and Yao group and later came the Tay, Zay, and a small number of Xa Pho to form the 5 main ethnic groups which takes about 85% of the district’s population today and a very small number of them live in Sapa town, most of them live in small villages and hamlets scattering in valleys and hamlets scattering in valleys and mountains throughout the district.

Itinerary Details

(B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner)

Night 1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai . Overnight on Train

VietnamCultureTravel’s tour guide pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train, soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai station. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 1 – Sunday:Sapa – Cat Cat – Lao Chai – Ta Van).( B,L,D )

Picked up at Laocai Railway station in the early morning by car. Arrive at Sapa at around 8:00 AM. Breakfast at a local restaurant. Start from Sapa at 10:00 am. Get down to a valley, and visit an H’mong village and the hydro electric power station which was built by the French. Take a small path to go and visit other 2 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay people (Lao Chai and Ta Van village). Stay in Ta Van at a Dzay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family.

Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner

Day 2: Monday: Giang Ta Chai – Supan – Sapa( B,L,D )

Breakfast at the home-stay, take the road to Giang Ta Chai village to see the Red Dzao people via the paths through terraces and bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall and a suspension bridge. Picnic lunch and cross the river. Visit an H’mong village up to the mountain. Our car take you back to Sapa. Visit the ancient stone circle on the way back. Check in hotel and have dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner

Day 3 : Tuesday: Sapa – Coc Ly – Chay River – Trung Do – Hanoi ( B,L,D )

Leave from Sapa early at 7:00 am for CocLy market which is situated far from Sapa. Enjoy the peaceful life of 6 different minority peoples (Flower H’mong, Black Dzao, Tay, Dzay, HaNhi and Nung). The market is the chance for the minorities to meet and share joy and sorrows after the crops, to exchange one another’s experience. Say goodbye to the market and get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high Rock Mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtakingly waterfalls. The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town – Bao Nhai and then take a car back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi. Have dinner before getting on the train.

Meals : Breakfast, Luch, Dinner

Day 4: Wednesday: Hanoi Arrive

Arrive in Hanoi round 5:30 AM, catch a taxi to the hotel on your own.The tour ends.

Tour and Pricing Options
 Hotel Class

Price Per Person (in U.S Dollar)

Minimum 02 Person

Rates are Valid Until April 30th, 2013

 2* Hotel


 3* Hotel


4* Hotel


 5* Hotel


 Big Group

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 Note: Rates are valid until April 30th, 2013 by Vietnam Culture Travel. All rates are quoted per person in U.S Dollars. Rates are net and inclusive of service charges and 10% VAT.

 * The prices above are based on the hotels on the 'Accommodation' page. If you would prefer a different hotel, or hotels, choose your preference on the relevant 'Hotels' page, tell us, and we'll send you a modified price within 24 hrs at the latest.

* At the time of quotation, Vietnam Culture Travel reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

* Single room occupancy’ refers to the accommodation element of the programme only, and applies to someone who is travelling with others but requires an additional room for him or herself. Single traveller prices are available as listed above. 

If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately:

 Hotel Class

(2*) Hotel

(3*) Hotel

(4*) Hotel

(5*+) Hotel

Sa Pa Hotels

Royal, Green BamBoo or Similar

Royal View, BamBoo Sapa or Similar

Chau Long Hotel or Similar

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Tour Price Include:

* Accommodation in first class soft-sleeper wooden Cabine, A.C(2 ways).
* Accommodations in Hotel as specific base on Deluxe Twin / Double Mountain View Room.
* All Transportation in air-conditioned car, mini van as per program mentioned and vehicle with drive in delta.
* English speaking guide and local guide for trekking.
* Meals as mentioned: B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner.
* Entrance fee to indicated sights seeing.
* Permit and porter for trekking.
* Train tickets (in 4-soft berth A/C cabine) (2 ways)

Tour Price Exclude:

* Drinkings, last dinner, personal expenses,...

Note: The price is subject to change according to each period of time. Please contact our travel consultants expert for the best price

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