BEST OF HANOI AND SAPA 6 DAYS

  • This tour offers the best attractions in a short time. Starting out in the capital city Hanoi, you will visit many wonderful sites. Visit Sapa and trek along the spectacular landscapes & colorful hill tribe people.

    Brief Itinerary

    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Being personally welcomed and transfered to hotel by Sapa Hostel’ staff.

    Day 2: Hanoi City tour and night train to Sapa
    You will enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi‘s highlights with Sapa Hostel’s tour experts. Take the night train to Sapa.

    Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat
    Enjoy walking down hill to the nearby Cat Cat village of the Black H’Mong people.

    Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai
    Trekking on a fairly rocky road (you need a good walking shoes for today), though Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong’s ethnic village.
    Then continue to Ta Van village of Giay ethnic minority people.
    Continue the trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village.

    Day 5: Sapa – Ta Phin – night train back to Hanoi
    Enjoy a day to learn about the Red Dao ethnic minority’s life style, culture,…

    Day 6: Hanoi Departure
    You will be picked up at train station and see you off at the airport.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

You will meet Sapa Hostel’s driver, and being transferred to hotel for check in. The rest of the day you are at leisure.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L/-)

Breakfast is at the hotel,
08.30 AM: Our guide and driver pick up you at the hotel lobby for a full day exploring Hanoi.
You enjoy an hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, heading to Ho Chi Minh complex, the old quarter is also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the street’s names was related to the products being sold there. Then, we visit the most highlights of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, His House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda…
After that we will visit the Temple of Literature – a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070.
Lunch today features a feast of the best known authentic local cuisines of Hanoi Noodle soup with beef, Pho Bo at the most famous Pho eatery in Hanoi, and the best Bun Cha Hanoi, also known as Noodle with grilled pork serving with delicious special Hanoi spring roll serving with Hanoi local cold beer.
After having lunch you enjoy a drive out to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best museum in the country and it has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. Then, we go back to the centre of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a walking tour through the old quarter to explore the old town on foot with numerous shops and photo opportunities. At the end of the day, you can enjoy the famous traditional water puppetry show in Thang Long Theatre where you will have a chance to experience an overview of daily life in Vietnam’s rural areas in dramatic form. Dinner is on your own arrangement.
Tonight you are boarding an overnight train trip to Sapa
Accommodation: Overnight train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat Village (B, L)

Upon arrival at Lao Cai Railway station in the early morning, our awaiting guide and driver will meet you right at the exit of the station. Transfer you for an hour drive up hill to Sapa town. Check in hotel, freshen up and enjoy breakfast at the nearby local restaurant, (Check in time is 1.00 PM, free early check in is subjected to availability). Then stroll around Sapa town, visit Sapa market and chatting with H’Mong, Dao people who come to market for trading. Colorful tribal dress, purses, aluminum bracelet, silver necklaces, horn comb at all sorts can be found from stalls on the second floor of the building.
Downstairs flour of the market is lively with all sorts of green vegetables, fruits, foods cultivated in Sapa.
We have scheduled a special lunch of typical Sapa foods at a popular local eatery in Sapa town.
After lunch, you enjoy walking down hill to the nearby Cat Cat village of the Black H’Mong people. Visit a local H’Mong friendly family and enrich your tribal knowledge with our local guide’s passion.
Transferred back to Sapa, and you enjoy your time at leisure. Dinner tonight is on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai (B, L)

Enjoy your time at leisure and late breakfast at hotel,
9.00 AM: Meet our tour expert and driver at hotel lobby to depart for the 4 hour trekking journey. Our driver will stop en route for Kodak moments on the way go downhill to Muong Hoa valley. You begin the trekking on a fairly rocky road (you need a good walking shoes for today), though Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong’s ethnic village. Then continue to Ta Van village of Giay ethnic minority people. Terrace fields are great for photographing, and cold soft drinks, beer, water can be found along the way of your trek. You will also visit local people’s house and schools en route. Continue the trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. Visiting the village and nearby waterfall, then we trek uphill to a road where your car is awaiting to transfer you back to Sapa.
Late afternoon you are free at leisure or enjoy foot massage at a local stall near your hotel.
Dinner tonight is on your own arrangement.
Meals: Breakfast, take-away lunch
Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Sapa

Day 5: Sapa – Ta Phin village – Overnight train to Hanoi (B, D)

9:00 AM: Meet Sapa Hostel guide and driver at hotel lobby and drive to Ta Phin village, and meet another interesting tribal who dress up nicely in their respective traditional costumes and wearing a bright red turban. They are the colorful Red Dzao people – the people of interesting legend. We also visit a family for learning local culture and life style. Transfer back to Sapa by lunch time. You are free at leisure until being transfer to Lao Cai railway station. We will also visit China border, 3 km from Lao Cai station before boarding the night train. Lunch today is on your own arrangement.
Accommodation: Overnight train back to Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Hanoi Departure

Arrive to Hanoi by 4.30 AM. Our driver will pick up and transfer you to hotel.
Breakfast is at the hotel. Meet our guide at hotel lobby and being transferred to Noi Bai airport for boarding a flight to the next destination or extend this trip with other package in our tour list.
Finish the based trip.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Day use room in Hanoi

This is a sample itinerary, so the cost depends on the number of people in your group, hotel choice and time of travel. Please send us an enquiry for availabilities & the most updated price.

Tour cost included:

+ Meals as stated in the itinerary
+ Entrance fees
+ Round way airport transfer/ railway station in Hanoi
+ Private English speaking guide in Sapa
+ Accommodation as indicated
+ Private Sapa tour
+ Round train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi per deluxe cabins.
+ Taxes and service charge

Tour cost excluded:

– Visa
– International flight ticket
– Airport taxes
– Personal insurance
– Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency.

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