Tour Code: VNSIC004E
Duration: 4 Days/ nights Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi
Operated: Joint & Private arrangement
Pick up: At hotels in Hanoi
Drop off: At Hanoi Airport
The prices are valid from 01/11/2020 to the 31/10/2021
7 + pax
Perched on a mountain’s edge, stay at the charming Topaz Ecolodge, acknowledged by National Geographic as a ‘unique lodge’, and help support Sapa’s hill-tribe communities and the environment.
Delve deeper into the lives of the Red Dzao people, one of Vietnam’s most fascinating minority groups.
Take a memorable walk through the breathtaking rice terraces of Nam Cang and gain insights into the many mountain-dwelling communities that call Sapa home.
Enjoy lunch at the Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, overlooking the beautiful Sapa highlands with your fellow travelers.
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- All described sightseeing as per program above
- Transfers and tours as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle with local English-speaking tour guide.
- Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast Admission fees to indicated sights
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Domestic gov’t tax and service charge Tipping
- Airfares to and from your departing destination Visa fees
- Travel Insurance of all kinds
- Meals not mentioned in itinerary Compulsory Meals Drinks during Meals
- Other personal expenses Early check-in and late check-out
DAY 1 HANOI TO SAPA
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Fanxipan overnight train where you will begin your onward journey to Sapa. (-)
Overnight in OVERNIGHT TRAIN
DAY 2 SAPA
As dawn approaches, arrive early into Lao Cai station, where you will disembark and transfer to your hotel in Sapa town. Along the way, take in the spectacular panoramic mountain scenery. Located in the far northwest of Vietnam in the mountains bordering China, Sapa is home to deep mountain valleys and traditional villages.
On arrival at your hotel, check in and enjoy a delightful breakfast with your fellow travelers. Spend your afternoon admiring the beauty of Sapa on-board the Fansipan Cable Car that will take you 3000m to the upmost peak of Fansipan to explore the many temples as well as admire the natural beauty of Hoang Lien Son and Muong Hoa Valley
Overnight in SAPA
DAY 3 SAPA
Enjoy a full day of guided touring with a journey to discover the rich culture of the many hill tribes that call Sapa home. Gaze at the beautifully terraced rice paddy fields and stunning vistas as you drive to the villages of the Xa Pho and Tay people. Discover the fascinating culture and heart-warming hospitality of these unique people before departing to indulge in a leisurely walk through the expansive rice terraces of Nam Cang. Take a break and further indulge in the peaceful surrounds at the Nam Cang Riverside Lodge for lunch. Continue your afternoon with a visit to one of the area’s most colourful minority communities, the Red Dzao. The Red Dzao women wear bright red turbans, shave their heads and eyebrows, and are known for their knowledge of local medicines and embroidery skills. As late afternoon approaches arrive at the Topas Ecolodge for
check in and your overnight stay. Perched over the surrounding valley and built using sustainable principles, in collaboration with the Red Dzao, its environmentally friendly features include solar power, water-waste treatment and a natural water source from the nearby mountains. The property has been recognized by National Geographic as a ‘unique lodge’.
Breakfast and Lunch included
Overnight in SAPA
DAY 4 SAPA TO HANOI
After breakfast enjoy some free time at the Ecolodge, where you might like to try a spa treatment or take a short walk into the surrounding area. Later check out of the lodge before journeying back to Hanoi, around 5 hours, where your tour will end. If you are departing from Hanoi on a late afternoon or evening flight you will be dropped directly at the airport, or at your hotel if you have further arrangements with us. Although it’s time to say goodbye to think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. Breakfast included.