Experience Sapa and Mu Cang Chai Tour– 6 days
Activity Level: Moderate & Adventure
Group size: Private Tour
Tour date: Daily
This is a great adventure tours as well cultural exploring tours to discover two wonderful destinations in the North of Vietnam: Sapa and Mu Cang Chai. The tours are carefully designed to ensure travelers will enjoy the best of nature, countryside and fantastic rice terraces in both destinations. Enjoy trekking tours in Sapa, adventure trekking tours in Mu Cang Chai, discover unique culture and experience daily life of local people will be wonderful experience while taking Sapa – Mu Cang Chai Tours in 6 Days.
Day 1 : Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
09:00 P.M Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Accommodation: 4 berth soft sleeper train cabin.
Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Off beaten track to Muong Hoa Valley (14km trekking , 4,5 – 5 hour trekking) B,L,D
Your train arrrives in Lao Cai around 06:30 A.M, then we take an hour on the car for a transfer to for freshing up and having breakfast.Departure from Sapa Town at 09.00 am for a short road transfer out of Sapa town to walking path. Then we star to walk along a large path for 2 hours uphill the Den Thang range. Reaching to the top, great view of the Fansipan Peak and the stunning Muong Hoa Valley opens wide in the sight as the trek approaching to Hang Da Village of the H’mong which sits at 1,800m hill-top and over looking down the Muong Hoa Valley. Explore the village and then lunch break. For almost an hour after lunch, the walking path sneaks on high elevation and offers amazing panorama of Muong Hoa Valley. Then getting downhill through several H’mong hamlets of the Hau Thao Commune which scatter on steep and rocky mountain side. There are chances to see different process making fiber from hemp: Spinning, weaving,…in these hamlets.The walk end at Red DzaoVillage of the Giang Ta Chai Village in the late afternoon. Checking the home stay, you can swim at the Muong Hoa Stream or Ta Chai Waterfall as well as walking on Rattan Bridge to have adventure feeling. Having dinner and sleeping with the local tribe.
Accommodation: home stay.
Day 3 :Giang Ta Chai – Muong Hoa Valley– Sapa (10 km trekking) B,L,D
After having breakfast, we will walk uphill via Bamboo forest to visit Ta Va Village, home to Red Dzao Tribe, continue to walk along the Muong Hoa Valley with billions of rice paddy fields to visit Lao Chai Village, having lunch there before climbing to the main road for a transfer back to Sapa. The rest of afteroon, you are free to your leisure.
Accommodation: Sapa Unique Hotel
Day 4 : Sapa – Love Waterfall – Tram Ton Pass – Bo Village – Mu Cang Chai (3 hours driving, 2-3 hours trekking) B,L,D
Check out to leave Sapa this morning, we will head to Mu Cang Chai where have beautiful terraced fields that was recognized as heritage of terraced fields. From Sapa town, our car will take us cross Tram Ton Pass where you can enjoy freshestand cool air and nice landscapes then we will have a short walk of an hour to visit one of the most beautiful watefalls in Sapa named Love Waterfall. The following, we will take tours to visit villages of Ban Bo Village where you can see very colorful minority groups. Lunch en route. Arrival in Mu Cang Chai at mid afternoon, we will drive to Kim Noi village, the village of Black Thai people, one family here will be our host today. Leisure time we may take a strolling around this village to see the normal life of villagers. Dinner with family. Overnight at Kim Noi village of Thai people in Mu Cang Chai.
Day 5: Mu Cang Chai – Hua Khat Village – Tu Le (B,L,D)
After having breakfast at the homestay, we will walk to visit Hua Khat Village which is home to Hmong Tribe and it will be great day for photo opportunity with amazing landscape of rice paddy. Continue to walk to the main road where car is waiting for, crossing Cao Pha Pass on the bumpy road and visiting bee-growing farm and someminority groups on the way until you get to Tu Le. Check in the hotel then you are free at your leisure.
Accommodation: Muong Lo Hotel
Day 6: Tu Le – Muong Lo – Hanoi (B)
After having breakfast ,we continue our trip by car to Hanoi via Muong Lo (Nghia Lo). This is quite unspoiled tourist destination where you can enjoy the most beautiful landscapes. Visiting Dzao and Thai minorities on the way. Lunch en route in your own. Arriving in Hanoi around 03:00 P.M, ends the tour by dropping you off at your hotel.
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
The service is inclusive of:
• One way train tickets Hanoi – Lao cai
• Private car transfer along the trip
• Accommodation mentioned in program
• English speaking guide (other luggage upon request)
• Meals as listed in the itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
• All entranced and permission
• Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
The service is excluded:
• Visa to Vietnam
• International and domestic airfare
• Other meals and drinks
• Other optional and activities not on the package
• Travel insurance, personal expense
• Your hotel accommodation in Hanoi
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack, warm clothes in the winter time (from November to March).
We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun-hat….