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Founded by French colonists, Sapa has become known as the most attractive mountain destination in Vietnam. The tour invites you to experience the diversity of the ethnic minority cultures, the wonderful rice terraces nd the original colourful markets. Special is the great experience to travel uphill to discover the wonder of Fansipan Mountain. You get the adventure time to the summit of the mountain and have camping at the height of more than 2000 meters to get the spectacular views.
Your Hotel in Ha Noi
Your Hotel in Ha Noi
Your trip starts with an overnight train journey from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai. Your tour guide will collect at hotel in Hanoi and take you to the Hanoi train station for the night train which departs at 21.55 with soft sleeper and a shared cabin.
The train will arrive at Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa it takes around 1.5 hours. Once in Sapa, you will check into a hotel (early check-in subject to availability). You are then free to enjoy breakfast and exploring the town.
You will commence your journey by car, to the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai, home to the H’mong ethnic minority community. As you walk on past the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa and have lunch at a local house.
You will then trek through terraced rice fields from Lao Chai to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. In the village, you will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the local families. You will return to Sapa Town by car in the late afternoon where you will have dinner and spend the night in the hotel
After breakfast and check out the hotel, you will start the trip to conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina: Fansipan Peak. At about 09.30, you will take a bus (17km) to Tram Ton Pass, the highest pass in Vietnam located at 2,200m above sea level. You can visit the Silver Waterfall en route. Enjoy the wonderful scenery and then begin the strenuous trek to the peak. During the climb route you can see, observe and learn more the diversity of flora and fauna, local cardamom plants, local birds. Have pinic lunch time at the nice spot in the forest.
After getting the new energy, you start more climbing, across the numerous small streams and bamboo forests, you will have climbed to about 2,200m, the point at which you pitch your tent, have dinner and spend your night on the mountain. You have more opportunities to admire the beautiful scenery as well as magnificent views of Sapa and Lai Chau province.
You will have breakfast at the camp and then head for the summit by way of pine and yellow bamboo forests. After an arduous 4-hour climb, you will finally conquer the roof of Vietnam and Indochina. Spend up to one hour enjoying breathtaking views of the splendid rolling mountains, the small villages, the gorgeour valleys and the terraced rice fields of Lai Chau Province and the picturesque town of Sapa.
After you have lunch, you will descend back the mountain to Sin Chai Village of the Black H’mong, where our driver is awaiting and transfer you back to Sapa Town to catch the bus to the train station and travel overnight by train in a soft sleeper with air-con on your way back to Hanoi.
Your train arrives in Hanoi in the early morning. The trip ends at the train station and you can proceed to your next destination per your own arrangements.
|GENERAL CANCELLATION POLICY LOTUS
HOI AN TRAVEL
01 May – 30 Sep
01 Oct – 30 Apr
|30 days and more prior arrival day||No charge||No charge|
|30 to 21 days||15%||25%|
|20 to 11 days||35%||55%|
|10 to 03 days||55%||80%|
|Less than 02 days or no show||100%||100%|
Be advised that during Peak Season (Christmas and New Year) & during Public Holidays different cancellation policies will apply. Peak season policy will be informed to you case by case.