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SA PA ( Hard trekking - 3 days /4 nights )

2 nights sleep at  homestay

Sapa has fascinated numerous travelers with its authentic hill tribes, namely the Dzay, Dzao, Tay, Hmong, Xa pho,... ,who still maintain their tradition and culture. This trip provides you an insight of local hill tribes by spending a night with a family of the Dzay in Ta Van village, and a night with the Tay in Ban Ho. Passing villages of Black H`mong, Red Dzao will give you  the opportunities of beautiful photos.
Night 1:

You are picked up and transferred to Hanoi Railway station for your overnight train journey from Vietnam`s capital city to the border town of Lao Cai province. (No meal included)
 
Day 01: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van      (B, L, D)

Arrive in Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning . You are welcomed by driver, then transfered to Sapa by bus. The bus ride uphill to Sa Pa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. You will have breakfast at hotel before we start 12 km of trekking to visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. The trekking route offers some challenges as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside. Head down hill and relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. After lunch , we continue trekking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we have dinner and enjoy a unique home stay experience.
 
Day 2:  Giang Ta Chai –  Ban Ho  (B, L, D)

 A farewell to the family after breakfast, we will experience our day of trekking that  takes you along local paths, up and down rice terraces and into the villages and homes of the local hill tribes, the Dzays, the Dzaos, the Hmongs, the Tays. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho village, an imagination of down tower steps with a universal view of the house roofs of the Tay minority isolated in a green valley appearing in front of your eyes will mark you an unforgettable trip. Dinner and stay overnight with  Tay hill tribe family.
 
Day 3: Ban Ho  – Su Pan – Sapa

In the early morning you will get a wakeup call by our guide and spend time to enjoy a pleasant breakfast. Say good bye to local people and start a new trek with more stunning landscapes and other ethnic minority villages dotted to your eyes sight. You enjoy 2 km to a very nice waterfall discovered and named “the Lavie” by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy swimming then picnic-lunch on the bank. In the afternoon trek 4 km up to the main road to get the jeep to return Sapa. You spend time for shower before getting on a bus to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.
5am you arrive in Hanoi . Tour ends

Price : $ 115 /1pax by train; $83/1 pax by  bus

Note:
     You can prolong your stay if you are interested.

Included:
     Return train tickets (Hanoi - Laocai); Bus transfer; English speaking guide; all meals; Entrance fees; Twin sharing room;

Excluded:
     Beverage, Single room, Personal expenses, Tips for tour guide and drive...
Necessary things:
    Sun cream, Insect repellent, hat, sunglasses and trekking boots.
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