Sapa Easy Walking, Homestay and Handicraft Making Tour
Activity Level: Easy
Group size: Private
Tour date: Daily
This tour helps tourist have some hands-on experience with handicraft making at the Ta Phin Village. Also, you will have opportunity to try the local cuisine with the local as well as enjoy a short walking to be around the village & stay with them
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 : Hanoi – Lao cai – Suoi Ho Village – Ma Tra Village – Ta Phin Village – Homestay (12km trekking, 3-4 hour trekking) (B,L,D)
Arriving at Lao cai Train Station at 06:30 A.M, you are welcomed by our driver then we have an hour driving to Sapa for freshing up & breakfast.
09:30 A.M, we begin the day with a 3km trek through breathtaking landscape to the village of Suoi Ho, home to Hmong minority. From here you can enjoy views over endless rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. Take a minute to explore this intriguing sight and take some photos. Trekking to the village of Ta Phin you will be able to meet both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. A Red Dao herbal medicine bath can be arranged for you to experience. Check in the homestay. Tonight, we will stay overnight and have dinner with the local.
Day 3 : Half Day Handicraft Making Tour – Day Bus to Hanoi (B,L)
08:30 A.M, breakfast time
09:15 A.M : Weaving introductory session and hands-on about 30 minutes
09: 45: Batik introductory session of tools, style and hands-on about 30 minutes
10:15 A.M : Dyeing of batik introductory session and hands-on about 30 minutes
10:30 A.M: Hmong/Vietnamese cooking brief introductory about 1hour 30minutes
12:00 A.M: Lunch and rest
01:00 P.M : Trek from Handicraft workshop to a cave where locals ask for blessings to help their children recover from illness
02:00 P.M: Embroidery introductory session and hands-on about 1hours
02:30 P.M Drive back to Sapa Town
04:00 P.M, catching a bus to Hanoi
09:00 P.M, arriving in Hanoi. Ends the tour by dropping 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
One way bus ticket Sapa – Hanoi
Private car transfer along the trip in Sapa
Accommodation mentioned with 01 night at the homestay
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
Handicraft making class
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….