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Sapa - Ban Ho Homestay 2 Day Trip

Breathtaking mountain scenery and tribal villages among perfect nature setting are highlights of Sapa. Getting off the beaten track and walking through villages where ethnic minority peoples live, paying visit to their homes, witnessing their every day activities,.. Although traveling in very basic condition, including 2 nights on the train, 1 night home stay in tribal village, the trip will bring unforgettable experiences.

Tour Overview

Tour code: OPT4 - 2D
Duration:
 2 days/ 3 nights
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Medium

 

Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with AC

At  7:30 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. The next morning: The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 5:00 am where your Sapa Pathfinder Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Sapa Pathfinder Travel" sign when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to Fansipan View Hotel for a morning shower & breakfast, Early check in the hotel of your choise if the room here is available, then prepare for the trek as detailed below.

 

Day 1: Sapa – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai  – Su Pan – Ban Ho

12 km by jeep then trek down hill to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority. Follow along the side of Muong Hoa stream to Giang Ta Chai village of the red Dzao where we have lunch at a local family. After lunch, we keep hiking to Ban Ho, the village lies in the beautiful valleys, home-stay at the Tay minority house to experience the architecture of their traditional house on stilts and spend time beside them to exchange the cultures and knowledge.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included    
  • Accommodation: Homestay in Ban Ho Village 

 

Day 2: Ban Ho - Nam Toong - Sapa

After Breakfast we spend an hours walking to explore Ban Ho, a large village of the Tay peoples who live on spacious wooden houses built on stilts and very well organized before ascending uphill to Nam Toong village of the Red Zao. The trail of this part is really steep but the higher you reach to, the more stunning scenery will open in your sight. The village locates on the top of a hill and almost isolated and the houses are rudimentary but the peoples are very welcoming. After visiting Nam Toong, you will take another trail back to Ban Ho village an then pick up for transferring back to Sapa by Jeep.

  • Breakfast & Lunch., Dinner included    
  • Overnight on the train

 

Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin

At 6:00 pm, you will be transfered by a tourist shared bus to Laocai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi. End of the trip.

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: Basing on bellow join group or private tour

Join Group: Please see the prices of the last column (group maximum 8 persons)

Private Tour:


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Price/Person $230 $182 $135 $127 $122 $118 $115 $114

 

Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more night in Fansipan View Hotel( At $28 for double or twin share) or at the hotel of your choise to take part in BacHa Sunday market group tour at $18, or to have 1 free day in Sapa romantic town.      

 

Includes:

  • Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi, transfer by a private car to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin.
  • Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin on Livitrans or Ratraco to/from Laocai.
  • Home stay sharing with the Tay minority in Ban Ho village.
  • Fluent English speaking tour guide
  • Transfer to/from Laocai train station.
  • Meals as specified (2 breafasts, 2 picnic lunches, 2 dinners).
  • Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
  • Services charges and all government taxes.

Excludes:

  • 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.

 

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