Sapa By Bus 3 Days – 2 Nights (1 Night In Homestay Ta Van Village, 1 Night In Hotel)
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Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van Village, Giang Ta Chai
Duration: 3 days 2 nights
Price: 150 USD
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (L, D)
6.30 – 7.00 a.m.: Pick up from your hotel/accommodation, board a large bus, and go to Sapa Town.
9.30: Continue on the route to Lao Cai city, stopping for the first comfort break.
11.00: Stop for a second comfort break at Lao Cai before continuing on to Sapa.
13.00: Arrive at Sapa Town with bright traditional ethnic clothes of H’Mong, Dzao, and Tay.
After a welcome drink and an itinerary briefing, dine on traditional Vietnamese foods.
14.15: Drive to Y Linh Ho, then climb through rice terraces and down Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong settlement of Lao Chai to witness the stunning scenery of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. In the late afternoon, you arrive in Ta Van hamlet, home to the Dzay ethnic people.
The trek is around 9 kilometers long and lasts approximately 3.5 hours.
17.45: Check into your homestay and get to meet the Dzay People’s family. On Sunset, take some time to enjoy the mountain life. You are welcome to join the family in the kitchen to prepare local cuisine and enjoy dinner in quiet.
In the evening, you can go to a neighboring pub with music and chat with other travelers before spending the night at The Yen Homestay in Ta Van Village.
Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 2: Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa(B, L,D)
8 a.m.: Eat breakfast made by the family and begin a new day with an even more exciting adventure.
8.45: Continue walking to the rice paddies, where you may take some beautiful photos of the scenery.
vistas; a stroll through the bamboo jungle; a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao people
11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, where a bus will pick you up to return to Sapa Town.
The trek is around 4 kilometers long and takes about 2 hours.
12.00 – 14.00: Hotel welcome drink, lunch with delectable Vietnamese specialties, and check-in formalities.
14.30: A short drive to the Cat Cat village gate, which is home to the Black H’mong ethnic group and is located towards the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the everyday activities of the residents, travel down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station, pause for photos with the bridge and waterfall, and then walk uphill to meet the bus to return to Sapa in the afternoon.
16.30: Return to Sapa Town. Have supper and spend the night in a hotel with nighttime activities.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all provided.
Day 3: Sapa – Ha Noi (B, L)
7.30 – 11.30 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel, followed by free time to explore Sapa on your own.
11.30 p.m.: Check out and pay all bills.
Lunch will be served at the hotel between 12.30 and 13.30 p.m.
13.30 – 14.45: Relax and leisure on your own; if desired, take a shower in the hotel’s communal bathroom.
14.45 – 15.00: Gather all group members at the hotel to prepare for the trip to Hanoi.
15.30: Board the bus for the return trip to Hanoi, which includes two comfort stops.
21.15: We bid you farewell at your hotel/stay. The journey is over.
Breakfast and lunch were included.
Normal price: 150USD/person.
For Hmong Sapa Hotel (3 star) or in similar hotel: Single supplement is 15 USD/night.
For Sunny Mountain Hotel (4 star) or in similar hotel: Single supplement is 25 USD/night.
Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return.
2 bottles of water 2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi.
Modern bus in Sapa with experienced drivers.
English speaking tour guide escorted Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, local guide in Sapa.
Meals as 3 lunches, 2 dinner, 2 breakfasts.
All entrance tickets to indicated sites.
1 night at Hmong Sapa Hotel or similar (Room on twin sharing base) & 1 night at homestay with basic single bed (hot water, mosquito net, blanket) The Yen Homestay in Ta Van Village.
Insurance during the time on bus.
Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses.
Others not clearly mentioned above.
Old people, kids should not attend the long trek (9 kms)
You may stay overnight at homestay for 1st night or you may do on 2nd night. Our tour leader will inform you on bus to Sapa.
Thing to bring:
Warm clothing, a scarf, a hat, and a cap are recommended because the weather in Sapa is unpredictable. September, October, November, December, January, February, and March are typically cold months.
Sapa’s altitude makes it foggy at times in December, January, February, and March.
Trekking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellant are also required. You should carry cash in Vietnam Dong because the banking system in Sapa is not always reliable. Sapa accepts US dollars, Euros, and Australian dollars.
You should bring your own medicine, though there are few chemist shops in Sapa if you get sick.
The facilities at a Sapa homestay are not as good as those at a hotel.