Situated at the elevation of 1500 meter above the sea level, next to Chinese border, Sapa is endowed with favorable natural conditions and is very attractive to travelers. The scenery is breathtaking, the culture is colorful and unique with many ethnic minority groups all wearing their traditional attire. Trekking Sapa staying at Victoria Hotel is an exceptional choice that allows travelers to feel the nature with a spirit of adventure while enjoying the modern comfortable facilities.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa
Picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at about 8: P.M and transferred to Hanoi Train Station catching the Luxury overnight train to Sapa. The Victoria Express Train leaves at 21:15 P.M.
Arrive at the Lao Cai train station at 06:00 A.M. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. Sapa is only 33 km from the station but it takes nearly 1 hour due to many “ups and downs”. Check in at Victoria hotel, freshen up, and have breakfast at the hotel. Free in the morning to explore around town. At 10:00 A.M., from the hotel, we start our walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong hill tribe minority peoples. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.Day 2: Sapa Villages tour (B)
After breakfast, we explore the Sapa daily market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek that will lead us through buffalo paths and trails and hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people with splendid smile you have ever met. Stop for a picnic lunch on the way at a family in Ta Van village. Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.Day 3: Sapa Walking (B/ L)
Day 4: Sapa – Hanoi (B)
This morning is free at leisure. This afternoon, we transfer back to Lao Cai for the Victoria Express train journey back to Hanoi. The train departs at 8:15 P.M. and you arrive in Hanoi at 5 A.M next morning. Tour ends at Hanoi Train station.
Price in US$ per person (Valid from 01/01/2008 to 31/10/2008)
• Accommodation at Victoria hotel
• Private car/mini van, Victoria Train return Tickets
• All entrance fees, English or French speaking guide
• Meals as per program (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D = diner)
• Visa to Vietnam, departure airport taxes
• Personal travel & medical insurance, all personal & daily expenses
• Gratuities and tips for drivers and guides, things not mentioned in the program