Hiking to the Eco-lodge in Sapa 2  days 3 nights

Tour code: DCY104 | Tour Style: Vietnam Discovery

Summary:

Sapa is said to be a must-see attraction and the Sapa hiking tour will satisfy anyone who wants to discover the nature beauty of Northern Vietnam. Join this tour to Sapa and enjoy the eco-lodge at Y Linh Ho and Lech Villages – where life still remains both simple and comfortable. Looming mist covered mountain ranges characterize the region and provide you with an opportunity to experience the highlights of Northern Vietnam.

Destination:

Sapa

Activities: Hiking
  • Highlights:
    • Relaxing at comfortable eco-lodges in Sapa and enjoying the peaceful life in this town;
    • Sightseeing Muong Hoa Valley, exploring the natural beauty on trekking way;
    • Visiting villages of Black H’mong, Dzao and Giay ethnic groups to learn about their daily activities.
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Night 1: Hanoi – night train to Lao Cai

You will depart from Hanoi in the evening by night train to Lao Cai near the Chinese border. Our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you by taxi to Tran Quy Cap Station. You’ll have to be at the station 1 hour before departure time. Overnight on train in a soft-sleepers cabin.
 
Day 1: Full day hiking – Ecolodge (B/L/D)

Upon your arrival early in the morning in Lao Cai and our driver and local guide will take you to Sapa. The drive is approximately 1 hour. Here you will enjoy your breakfast and have a look around Sapa at a glance.

At around 9am, you will take a walk through the town of Sapa and along a dirt trail through vegetable gardens and rice paddies with our local tour guide. The spectacular scenery of Muong Hoa valley gradually appears. You will then reach the river running at the bottom of the valley and continue the walk on the bank of the river. Eventually you’ll arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black H’mong minority, stop for rest and lunch here.

After lunch, the walk from Y Linh Ho village to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong minority is almost on the hillsides. The view of the valley is more and more extending and stretching to the horizon. You’ll take a stop at Lao Chai village to visit a local house, before following the dirt path linking the village with Ta Van village, the only one in the valley inhabited by Giay minority. From Ta Van village you will be picked up and taken to the Ecolodge. After check in to your bungalow you are free for relaxing, enjoying the view into the valley and dotted mountain surroundings and having dinner.

Day 2:  Ecolodge – hiking to Lech village – Sapa – Hanoi (B/L/-)

The day starts start with a breakfast before 9am then you’ll have another half day hike to visit the Lech village of Red Dao minority with our guide. You will follow the road for a while before descending towards a river. Going through rice paddies gives you many opportunities to enjoy the magnificent valley view. Crossing the river by a bridge made of stone and then following a trail going up to the village,  you then can spend some time at the village to experience daily life, and learn how the women in their doorways doing their embroidery.

From the village, you’ll head back to the lodge for lunch. After that our guide and driver will drive you back to Sapa town for relax and shopping  before taking the luxury express Van back to Hanoi. The Hiking tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi around 09:00 PM. See you next time.
 
Local guide and taxi to Hanoi train station
One-way train ticket – deluxe soft sleepers
The express Bus from Sapa to Ha Noi
Meals: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
The bungalow at Eco-lodge (2 people share a room) Single supplement: + $50/person.
Local English speaking guide
Private vehicle in Sapa
Shower before getting on the train
All entrance fees
Mineral water
Visa arrangements
Other transportations not mentioned
Personal expenses
Gratuities
Insurances
Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
This is a private trip with sharing deluxe cabin on train.
Guide speaking other languages is subject to availability.
Tour program is subject to be changed due to weather and operating conditions.
Tour Price: Exchange rate: 1 USD = 22,770 VND (24, Sep 2017)
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Related Venues
  • 1 Muong Hoa Valley
    Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Lying between two high ranges of mountains running parallel southeast of Sapa Town, Muong Hoa Valley is the largest farmland of rice growing in the area and is home to H'mong, Zao, Zay ethnic people. Visiting the valley, you will have chance to admire breathtaking scenery, and discover the diverse culture of the locals.

  • 2 Y Linh Ho Village
    Sapa Town, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Located about 7 km southwest of Sapa, on the west side of Muong Hoa River, Y lInh Ho Village is home to some hundred inhabitants from the Black H’mong living in their wooden and bamboo houses. Not only having chance to observe the daily life of the locals which seems to remain unchanged for years, visitors to the village also have chance to enjoy its stunning scenery.

  • 3 Lao Chai Village
    Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Lying right at the beginning of Muong Hoa Valley, Lao Chai Village with its attraction has been an appeal to trekkers. The village offer visitors a chance to enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream, visit and discover some of the H’mong families.

  • 4 Ta Van Village
    Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    Nested within the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa, Ta Van Village is home to Giay ethnic people. The place is now a favorite destination in Sapa for visitors to have a close-up experience of the life-style and culture typical of the area.

  • 5 Topas Eco-lodge
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    Located on the beautiful hilltop deep in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range, Topas Ecolodge is a quaint and charming mountain property offers guests a magnificent view of the towering peaks and endless valleys dotted with ethnic minorities’ villages. It is a perfect base for touring in the surrounding area or just relaxing from the noisy and busy city life.

  • 6 Lech Village
    Sapa Town, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    About 20 km from Sapa, Lech village is home to Red Dao people who have been living their traditional strong and unique way in spite of influence of modern life from outside. In addition, with its location in the Thanh Kim Valley which is as beautiful as a painting of nature, the village offers visitors a rare opportunity to admire the elegant setting of the nature.