How is Sapa and how is sapa easy trekking? Sapa is hill and mountain terrain in the north-west of Vietnam, where is very interested in trekking to explore the hill-tribe villages. To serve the trekkers’s interest, we (Sapa tours– Impress Travel) designs the trekking tours with various levels: Easy, moderate, hard trekking itineraries setting out to offer the trekker’s interests. This itinerary offers the people interesting in easy trekking with the distance from 15-20 kilometers around the sapa’s hill to explore the remote area in Sapa district.
SAPA EASY TREKKING TOUR: 2 DAYS/3 NIGHTS
2 days / 3 nights easy trekking tour in sapa, the first day in Sapa is going ahead the sapa discovery after 8-hour night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. We “Sapa tours – Impress Travel Team in Sapa” stands by at gate train station for warm welcome you, then short layover before commit on the private transfer to Sapa (1 hour). Good morning Sapa with morning tea and coffee, enjoy the breakfast before leaving Sapa town for easy trekking (12km) from Lao Chai – H’mong village to Ta Van – Giay village where have stopover for lunch at Ta Van Community restaurant before strolling around then reaching up the main road where private transfer pick up for Sapa town. Free to explore Sapa hill town at night. The second day initiates with easy moving of visiting Cat Cat village and Sin Chai village where homeland of black H’mong people is displayed with waterfalls, suspension bridges, water mills, old hydrofoil power station and particularly the daily life of local people. And then your return to Sapa town for lunch, the rest of day grants you walking around or stroll up the Ham Rong Mountain until for right time to leave Sapa town down to Lao Cai night train back to Hanoi.
Day 1: HANOI NIGHT TRAIN, SAPA ARRIVAL & EASY TREKKING TO LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE (B, L)
Spend the early evening in Hanoi by yourselves. Enjoy your own dinner then please be ready to meet Impress Travel’s tour guide at 20.15 PM, We spend about 20 minutes in a Taxi driving from your hotel (mostly located in Hanoi center) to Tran Quy Cap train station, First, we check-in 30 minutes before leaving and we can board the train early to avoid missing it. Alternate trains will depart earlier at 20:00 and 21:00 PM respectively. So, please make sure to be checking in to board the train about 30 minutes before the departure time; so as to be on the safe side.
The train will depart from Hanoi at 22:00 PM. This will be the start of an amazing journey of 374 km on the night train, the train travels to Lao Cai while you are sleeping on the soft berth. Train cabins have four soft berths, including two upper berths & two lower berths. Your cabin will be shared with three others, if you prefer to have a whole cabin to yourselves, please pay the extra cost for your private cabin.
5:30 – 6:00 AM: The train arrives in Lao Cai station.
Impress Travel’s tour guide will be show your name’s sign at the train station’s exit gate to welcome you. Then we take the van and drive up the winding road through amazing scenery to Sapa ( Distance is 38 km and takes approximately one hour)
7:00 AM: Hotel arrival then it’s good morning Sapa with breakfast & tea or coffee. Followed by a short rest before trekking to hill tribe villages.
9:30 Am: A small van bring you to the trekking point in Lao Chai. The village of the Black Hmong, Travelers will start to have a great trek via the tribe villages, suspension bridges, local schools, rice terraces and the trek down to Lao Chai valleys.
10:30 AM: We visit a local school or local family with Hmong People, We do small charity work here by giving small gifts ( Pens, pencils, book-notes) to local children at a school or local family ( We will arrange to visit a local 11: 00 12:00 AM: Continue on through the Muong Hoa Valleys and head up to the Ta Van village and the Dzay tribe where we have a lunch with local people. Here you have a chance to talk to Ethnic people and enjoy local food that is cooked by Dzay people.
13:00 PM: After lunch we will stroll around Ta Van village. Do a trek along Muong Hoa River & across the suspension bridge to reach up to the main road where the Van is awaiting you to bring you back to Sapa Town.
16:00 PM: Return to Sapa town. Check in your hotel. Then explore Sapa town at night.
Day 2: SAPA TREKKING TO SIN CHAI – CAT CAT VILLAGE & NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L)
Good morning Sapa with breakfast & tea at the hotel
9:30 AM:The tour guide & Van will bring you to Sin Chai village Black Hmong tribe, where you will visit local families. Being responsible travelers we offer kind support with small gifts for them (Pens, notebooks, instant noodles or school bags)
10:30 AM: Car / Van will bring you back to Cat Cat village where you will do a trek up & down of the cement paths to explore Cat Cat village with amazing scenery of Fansipan mountain, rice terraces, the waterfall and ancient hydrofoil power station ( It was built by the French in the 19th century)
11: 45 AM:You will depart from Cat Cat village to the main road where the van will drive you back to Sapa town where you will have a lunch at local restaurant.
The rest of this day is free. Giving you time to walk around Sapa to explore the town by yourself.
16h: 30 AM: We will take a Van and drive back to Lao Cai where you can dine by yourselves and take an evening stroll ending up at the night train to depart to Hanoi. (around 21:00)
21:00 PM:The train departs Lao Cai for return to Hanoi.
Around 5:30 AM of the next morning:The train arrives in Hanoi Tran Quy Cap Train Station at
You exit the train station gate then easily catch the Taxi back to your hotel by yourself. (the Taxi has a meter)
The tour will end at the train station or if you would like to book a connecting tour to Halong bay or tour around Hanoi & surrounding areas, we will make a customized trip connecting with your Sapa Tours.
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