VISITING PALACES: HANOI – SAPA (SAPA TOWN, CAT CAT VILLAGE, LAO CHAI, TA VAN VILLAGE)
TOUR TYPE: PRIVATE TOUR FOR MAXIMUM 10 PASSENGERS ONLY.
GUARANTEED DAILY DEPARTURES FOR THIS TOUR.
HOTEL CATEGORY: THREE STAR
FOR: MS. RENEE’S GROUP
PERSON IN CHARGE: DANIEL DANG
Day 1: HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA THEN VISIT CAT CAT VILLAGE (ON ROAD) (LUNCH /DINNER – INCLUDED)
Our Mini Van(16 seats) will pick you up at hotel in Hanoi city centre then proceeding for long driving to explore Sapa in the north-west of Vietnam.
Driving with 295 kilometres from Ha Noi to Sapa by new highway going through 5 provinces and city: Ha Noi, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai. With about 5 hour- driving, you will be arrival Sapa, is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in Lao Cai Province in northwest Vietnam. It was first inhabited by people we know nothing about. They left in the entire valley hundreds of petroglyphs, mostly composed of lines, which experts think date from the 15th century and represent local cadasters.
Check in hotel for free at leisure and have lunch.
After lunch, in the afternoon, the van will bring you to the Black Hmong’s village where start a sightseeing tour beginning with a minority village named Cat Cat to observe minority villagers colourfully dressed indigo tunics, leggings, elaborately pleated skirts, and silver-studded jackets. Interact with these minorities and learn about their unique lifestyle, which has not much changed despite the long passage of time. You will also enjoy a mountain minority traditional dance show here and trekking around the village then the van will bring you back to Sapa.
Get back to Sapa town and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Have dinner then free time to explore Sapa town at night and overnight in Sapa.
Day Inclusions: A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, lunch, dinner, entrance fee (s), accommodation (hotel) in Sapa, complimentary water on bus.
Day 2: SAPA – LAO CHAI AND TA VAN VILLAGE THEN RETURN TO HANOI (BREAKFAST /LUNCH – INCLUDED)
Good morning Sapa, enjoy the buffet breakfast and café then check out the hotel before getting started the trip to explore the minority village along Muong Hoa River such as Lao Chai’s Black Hmong Village and Ta Van’s Giay village.
The van will bring you to Lao Chai village where you will start trekking via the rice terraces and Black Hmong houses and suspension bridges, or to see rice water mills and being in touch-friendly communication with ethnic people (the trekking way is not hard – easy trekking; trekking, taking photographs and going sightseeing by the most beautiful landscapes such as rice terraces, valleys, streams and to study the local daily life’s experiences)
After 3 hour trekking to explore the hill tribe villages belongs to Muong Hoa River, we arrive in Ta Van village where we will have lunch and break here during lunch time we can enjoy the ethnic minority people’s traditional music and dance performances.
After lovely time here, we will get on the van for 5hours journey to return Hanoi, we arrive in Hanoi at 6.30 PM to 7.00 PM. Tour end at hotel.
Day Inclusions: A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, Hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee (s), complimentary water on bus.
Price: $$89/person (Priced on a private tour for 10 people)
PRICE FOR CHILDREN:
Children under 5 years old are free (sharing bed with parents)
Children 5-7 years old are charged 50% of price (sharing bed with parents)
Children 7-8 years old are charged 60% of price
Children over 9 years old are charged as adults
Transportation as program
Accommodation at 3stars hotel (2 persons/ room) with daily breakfast
English speaking guide in Sapa (enthusiastic, experienced)
Meals as mentioned on itinerary. Breakfast = 1; Lunch = 02; Dinner = 1 – “we would like to offer you most of Vietnamese Cuisine and some dinners or lunches don’t include that give you a chance to find your interest foods in Hanoi. If you eat halal food, we will offer the food with no pork and no lard.”
Entrance fees as mentioned on itinerary
Traditional ethnic minority show in Sapa.
Mineral water (2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour)
Free used heated swimming pool
– VAT (10%)
Other personal expenses (tip, drinks with meals…)
Tips for tour guides, drivers, other attendants if may have (3USD/pax/day)
Other personal expenses not mentioned
Early check in and late checkout (Notice: official hotel check in is at 14:00, official hotel check out time is 12:00 mid-noon)