Following your arrival in the early morning, you can shower, have breakfast and then begin exploring Sapa and its beautiful valley for 2 days, spending 1 night in the lovely FansipanViewHotel. The trek involves travelling from Sapa along the Muong Hoa River, during this you will pass through fascinating H'Mong villages. A great opportunity to take memorable photos, interact with locals and admire the spectacular scenery.
At 7:00 pm you will be transfered from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 8:35 pm. You will be in a shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town. The train arrives in Lao Cai at approximately 5:00 am where your Sapa Pathfinder Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Sapa Pathfinder Travel" sign and your name as you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). Upon arrival in Sapa you will be taken to Fansipan View Hotel for a morning shower & breakfast, Early check in may be possible if your room is available, then we will help you prepare for the trek as detailed below:
Overnight on the train
Transfer 6 km by jeep or van. Followed by a 2km walk down to Lao Chai village, and continue a further 3 km to Ta Van village where the Dzay minority people live.Here you will enjoy lunch provided for you in a local family home, all for you to discover their daily life, works and special custom, enjoy landscapes… After lunch we will trek through bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village - home of the red Dzao. Nearby we will rest at a wonderful watter fall followed by a rattan bridge crossing taking us back to the Jeep for our return to Sapa. You will have free time untill your included dinner in Sapa Cuisine restaurant. After dinner the romantic town of Sapa is all yours to enjoy.
We will be walking down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village where the Black H’mong reside. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the remnants of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time. Enjoy picnic lunch by the riverside, and after lunch continue on for 3 km to Sin Chai, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, also known as “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here we take in the beautiful picturesque view before returning to Sapa by Jeep/van. There will be some free time for you to find a local cafe or restaurant for dinner before being transferred to Lao Cai train station.
At 5:00 pm, you will be transfered by a tourist shared bus to Laocai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi. Here your Sapa experience ends and we hope you have enjoyed your time with us. Take care.
Sapa Pathfinder Travel Co., Ltd is created in 2006 by a group of tour guide who have worked in Sapa for over 10 years. We are a tour operator. Sapa Pathfinder Travel has office at 013 Xuan Vien street, Sapa town, Lao Cai province, Viet Nam. We design and operate personalised tours in Sapa and the surrounding area such as Bac Ha, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Ha Noi, Ha Long, Cao Bang, Ha Giang... for the independent travelers from throughout the world. We have strong, established relationships with all cooperators of the destinations that we operate. We are one of the best agencies in Sapa to have skilled adventure travel specialists, designing tailor-made adventures for individual and corporate clients. The quality of our adventure programs is assured. All our adventure guides work directly for us and all equipment belongs to Sapa Pathfinder Travel. We organise the best home stay tours in Sapa to visit the remote hill tribe villages. We provide large choices for accommodation in Sapa: hotels, guesthouses, homestay, hostels. We have professional drivers assuming for clients the best transportations for the trips around Sapa. We have travel tools for rent: motorcycles, bikes, clothes, shoos... As we are the most experienced in the region, our guides, experts have their footprint at any corner of Sapa and the surrounding, we are proud of call our self Sapa Pathfinder Travel’ or SPT and SPTravel