Day 1: Lao cai – Sapa – Fansipan Mountain by Cable car – Love Waterfall (B/LD)
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then drive uphill to Sa Pa. Check in to your hotel and enjoy breakfast. A 40 minute drive takes you to Tram Ton Pass at the height of 2047 meters above sea level (the highest pass in Vietnam) where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek 30 minutes through forest. Along the way you have many chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the stream you will arrive the Love Waterfall . It is the best place for relax in Sa Pa then return Tram Ton and drive back to Sa Pa. Have lunch at the local restaurant.
Pm : You will take a car from Sa Pa to visit Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains. It normally takes people one or two days to reach the peak of Fansipan mountain on foot. However, you will take The three-rope cable car system which carry you from the bottom to the highest point of the mountain in 15-20 minutes. Fansipan cable car is kind of a modern three-wire cable in the world, the first time presence in Asia. Distance from the Muong Hoa Valley to the peak is 6,2km long, a total of 35 cabins, passing 6 main pillars, each pillar is away from each other 1 km.
From there, you can enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa and can admire views of Muong Hoa valley and Hoang Lien National Forest from above. also beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. Then, you will be transferred back to Sapa.
Overnight in the hotel in Sapa ( Optional)
Day 2: Visit Muong Hoa Valley – Ta Phin village – Herbal bath – Lao cai train (B/LD)
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel then start to visit Muong Hoa valley.
A short journey of 20 minutes by car takes you to Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in northwest Viet Nam. Descending into the valley by foot you will see the largest terraced rice paddy in the Sa Pa area The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong minority to Ta Van village of the Zay minority, providing the opportunity to see the different traditions and costumes of the two ethnic minority groups. Return to Sa Pa by car. Have lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, Travel by car to Ta Phin where you can meet Red Dao people ( the most colorful people in Sapa). You will walk around Ta Phin village where 2 ethnic groups, Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, live their own way with no cultural mixture. Experience how different they are in many ways by visiting their house and interact with the locals.In the afternoon, take your time for a herbal bath. Red Dao people will boil a collection of fresh and dried plants and bark in a water-filled giant wok, over a charcoal fire. Then this water will be transferred to a wooden barrel tub and ready for you to come and soak your bones in the Dao traditional bath and wash away your aches, pains, worries and woes all at once in the privacy of a separate bathhouse. Afterward, we will be picked up again by our private awaiting van and transferred to Lao Cai station to board the overnight train back to Hanoi.
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- Private tour in Sapa
- Meals as indicated in program (B- breakfast, L - lunch, D- dinner)
- All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
- Professional English speaking tour guide at places
- Transfers as the itinerary
- Cable car round way ticket
- Mineral water & tissue are available on the car
- Tips and Gratuities
- Train ticket
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks
- Accommodation at the places
THINGS TO BRING:
Hat, sun block ; good walking shoes; tee-shirt & shorts; medical kit; camera with plenty of film.