PRIVATE TOUR – TOUR CODE: CSP04
The Hanoi – Lao Cai new highway opening in September 2014 marks a milestone for Sapa tourism. Now travelers can forget the 2 nights in the train. Instead, travelers will take a 5-hour transfer to Sapa, joining some trekking in nearby villages, discovering the night life of the downtown, then take the return bus to Hanoi. It’s easy, simple and daily departure.
|No. Persons||2||4||6||8||Single Supplement|
|US$ per Person||135||109||96||90||15|
This private tour departs daily with the roundtrip bus Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi.
HOTEL UPGRADE OPTIONS:
If you’d like to upgrade from Hoang Ha 3-star hotel to another, you pay the surcharge as follows:
– Cat Cat View 3-star www.catcathotel.com : + US$ 10/ per person
– Sunny Mountain 4-star www.sunnymountainhotel.com : + US$ 30/ per person
- Private taxi & our VietnamCheapPackages staff will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi center to the bus station !
- Hoang Ha hotel 3-star in Sapa
- Comfortable van or minibus shared with other passengers. Van/bus tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi with soft clining seats, complimentary mineral water and tissue
- Private vehicle in Sapa with experienced driver
- All meals as indicated in Sapa: 1 x B (Breakfast); 2 x L (Lunch)
- Admission fees to sightseeing places.
- Free luggage handling in hotels.
- Drinks, trekking gears & other personal expenses.
DAY 1 HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA (L)
Early departure by Sapa Express bus from Hanoi at 7:30 to Sapa at 12:30, meet our English local guide and driver upon arrival. Check in your hotel and have lunch.
Depart from Sapa town by car to Lao Chai village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. After turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house. After lunch you trek up and downhill. Specially you will trek through bamboo forest then relax beside the waterfall. Explore the Red Dao village of Giang Ta Chai where you will also have the chance to see their daily activities.
Back to your hotel. Free discovery in the evening. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 2 SAPA – LAO CAI – HANOI (B,L)
Morning enjoy 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2km-trekking down to Cat Cat village through terraced rice fields. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the grand landscape on the way. Private transfer back to your hotel.
Shuttle Sapa Express bus to Hanoi. Bus departs at 16:00 in Sapa, arriving in Hanoi at 21:00. End of services.
Sapa Express buses run during day rather than night, which is an advantage over trains. The buses provide complimentary mineral water, tissue, wifi. Soft clining seats opens a large space for your sleep on bus. You can easily control the seat back fold or leased by pressing the buttons in front of you – the same to a seat on a plane. The buses are new and not noisy as train during running.
For travelers have a short time holiday in Sapa, traveling by bus is the 1st choice. You still have enough time to explore the downtown and some must-see villages in Muong Hoa valley withou any rush from place to place. The Hanoi – Lao Cai highway allows vehicles to run at maximum 120km/h speed, shortening the tour duration into 2 days only. The highway is scenic with rivers, hill tribal villages and terrace rice fields surroundings.
Despite the tour lasts in 2 days only, the tour schedule is not tight. The most importance is the bus quality. Sapa Express is worthy trying, and the new highway Hanoi – Lao Cai makes your bus transfer fast and easier. You will have 5 hours sitting on “a plane service but running on land”, arriving at Sapa hotel at the regulated time of checking-in, then back to Hanoi on the next day at 9PM. You have enough time to take a shower and fall asleep in Hanoi hotel.