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Hill Tribe Discovery 7 Days 8 Nights

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Tour Information

Price: $525.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Nam Mon - Trung Do village - Coc Ly Market - Sapa - Tavan - Ban Ho.
Duration: 07 Days/08 Nights.
Depart from: Hanoi - Return to: Hanoi.

Description

Summary: Sapa, 38 km from Lao Cai railway station, is an incredibly picturesque village lying on Hoang Lien Son mountain range. Nowadays it remains relatively undiscovered as a tourist destination. This trip is not only offers you an unique and beautiful landscapes but the Sapa offers you not only a very unique and beautiful landscapes but the market deeply shows the typical cultural features of Vietnam's remote areas as well.
 
Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai

At 08: 30pm pick up at hotel and transfer to Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. The train conditions are very basic however we will travel in soft sleeper class which is compartment for 4 passengers. Stay overnight on the train.

Day 1: Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market (sunday market) (B/L)

Train arrives at Lao Cai Railway Station at 06: 00am, have breakfast at local restaurant before we set off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colourful Sunday Market, Bac Ha where you can meet all the minorities groups: Flower Hmong, Tay, Thai, Dzao, Xapho…This is an amazing market and well known for its various handicraft. Dinner on guest's account. Stay overnight at hotel in Bac Ha.

Day 2: Bac Ha - Nam Mon (B/L)

After breakfast, we start our trek on the small path to Nam Mon where Varigated H’mong and Tay ethnic people live. After that we will be guests welcomed by a Tay family and their great hospitality and especially homemade rice wine at dinner. Homestay in Tay's Hut.

Day 3: Nam Mon - Coc Ly (Tuesday market) - Sapa (B/L)

Breakfast will be cooked by your guide in the village, we leave Nam Mon for Trung Do village. This is also residential area of Tay ethnic group. Then we embark on boat on Chay River for Coc Ly market (2hrs cruise). Cocly Market the latest discovery market in the region offering a wide range of different colorful ethnic minorities, such as Hmong, Red Dzao, Tay, Phu La and Nung. After stroll around the market turn back to the car for transfer to Sapa. Upon arrival Sapa, check in and stay at hotel in Sapa. Dinner on guest's account.

Day 4: Sapa - Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B/L)

Begin trekking at 10: 00am down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai San, Lao Chai. We then continue to Ta Van village to visit Zay people. We’ll stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van. Accommodation is basic but a unique and special experience. Dinner on guest's account.

Day 5: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho (B/L)

Continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and arrive at the Tay village Ban ho. We stay overnight in a wooden Tay stilt house. Dinner on guest's account.

Day 6: Ban Ho - Nam Toong Nam Ken - My Son - Thanh Phu (B/L)

After breakfast we’ll hike to Nam Sai Village to visit the Tay People, and then we’ll trek up to the Red Dzao Village the village of Xa Pho tribe - the smallest group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam in My Son village. Then we trek one hour to trek up to hills to Thanh Phu village lived a Tay ethnic group. We arrive Thanh Phu and stay overnight on Bamboo's hut. Dinner on guest's account.

Day 7: Thanh Phu - Sapa (B)

After breakfast, we’ll trek to Ban Den place. From here, we are collected by our vehicle and transferred back to Sapa. In the afternoon, you will have time to experience the colourful Sapa before driving to Lao Cai for the overnight train back to Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi - Departure

Upon arrival at Hanoi Station, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast. Relax for a while then you will be free for your next trip.

Tour Prices

Class

2 Pax

3 - 4 Pax

5 - 6 Pax

7 - 8 Pax

9 - 10 Pax

10 Pax Up

Single Supplemental

Cost/pax

$525

$409

$385

$365

$345

$325

$35

Note: Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)

Trip includes:

  • All transfer & transport
  • Accommodation at hill tribe village, very basic but clean and standard hotel at the places base on twin share
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- Lunch, D- dinner)
  • Return train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper with air- condition, 4 berths)
  • Local English speaking tour guide (other languages upon request)
  • Entrance fee & permission to visit the hill tribe village
  • Water during trekking

Trip excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Admission fees during free time
  • Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All other service is not made on the written form

Notes:

  • Itineraries and price are subject to change without prior notice, this is private and sample tour, you may go with full details above or we can modify to fix your way travel. Please contact us for further information
  • Victoria Express Train & Victoria Hotels is available upon request