Sapa Ta Phin & Muong Hoa valley 2days 3nights
Visiting Sapa, Ta Phin village, Muong Hoa valley, weekend local market with different ethnic groups such as the Tay, the Xa Pho who which cannot be found in other areas of Sapa. Even though they live close to each other, their living standard, their customs and traditions are not the same. Also enjoy beautiful landscape in Muong Hoa valley.
Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train
At 8:00 pm transfer from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:15 pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town.
Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa Town - Ta Phin Commune
The train arrives in Lao Cai early at about 06:00 am, meet your guide as you check out the station. In a private car, you will travel uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa and enjoy as many stops as you wish for over views of valleys and terraced rice fields as well as magnificent scenery.
Breakfast and check in Victoria hotel upon arrival to Sa Pa if your room available. Later your guide will show you around this charming town for a brief introduction. Ten minute walk from Victoria hotel, you will be the market where ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves come every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos.
In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin commune. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Dao and Black H’mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic people are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Dao are economical and reserved…
You will transfer to the center of the valley car and from here take an easy walk following village path around the valley, passing by and paying visit to Black Hemming houses scattering on mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your feet. Continue your walk to the Red Dao village in which you will meet groups women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Drive back to Sapa.
Evening is set free at your leisure. You may have dinner at the fine restaurant of the Victoria Hotel or your guide may help you to book a table in a chosen restaurant in town.
- Breakfast, Lunch included & Dinner on your own
- Accommodation: Victoria Hotel in Sapa
Day 2: Explore Muong Hoa Valley – Sapa - Lao Cai - Night train to Hanoi
Two high ranges of mountains run in parallel north of Sapa town create a narrow and long valley, the Muong Hoa, the most famous valley for its breathtaking scenery valley in the region which is home to the major part of Sapa’s ethnic population including the H’mong, Dao, Giay, Tay and Xa Pho.
Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa. Your car will take you along the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…Many time, leaving the main road, you will enjoy short walk to tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Giay, Su Pan of the Black H’mong, Ban Ho of the Tay… meeting locals at home and at works. Leaving Ban Ho in afternoon, your car takes you back to Sapa, freshen up and then transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early at 05:30 to 06:00 next morning.
- Breakfast & Lunch included & Dinner on your own
- Overnight on the train
Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin
At 6:00pm, you will be transferred by a shared bus to Lao Cai station, where you will then take the night train back to Hanoi. We hope you have enjoyed your time in Sapa and your experience.
Next morning arrival Hanoi, pick up and transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Tour Price per person in US Dollars:
Notice: upgrade 2beds cabin( private cabin on train): USD/ per/ 2ways
- Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin.
- Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin on train.
- Luxury room in Victoria / Chau Long hotel in Sapa.
- Fluent English speaking tour guide
- Transfer by private car to/from Laocai train station.
- Meals as specified (2 breafasts, 2 lunches ).
- Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
- Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
- Drinks, tips and gratuities.
- Services not clearly mentioned above.
Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat.