Muong Hoa Valley - 3 Days

Easy Trek | 1 Night Homestay | Group Touring I Private Touring
On this 3-day trip is combined with one night homestay and one night in the hotel,  offering you  an opportunity to meet several different minority hilltribe group. A truly enriching experience, the Muong Hoa Valley is home to a diverse array of ethnic minorities, spectacular mountain scenery, and rugged terrain. Discover the interesting tradition, one night home-stay give you a deep insight into daily life of local people here.
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MUONG HOA VALLEY
On this 3-day & 4- night  trip is combined with one night homestay and one night in the hotel,  offering you  an opportunity to meet several different minority hilltribe group. A truly enriching experience, the Muong Hoa Valley is home to a diverse array of ethnic minorities, spectacular mountain scenery, and rugged terrain. Discover the interesting tradition, one night home-stay give you a deep insight into daily life of local people here.

Duration: 3 days & 4 nights
Grade: Easy Trek
Activities: 3-Days trek
Accommodation: 1 night homestay, 1 night hotel and 2 overnight train

Highlights
Homestay, truly an authentic experience
Advantaged from our knowledge guide
Be guided  by an operator who is one of the pioneer Sapa tour operator and their extensive knowledge of the region has allow us to offer and  deliver high-quality trekking, biking and village encounters.

Itinerary at a glance
             Night 1: 8pm boarding Hanoi – Lao Cai overnight train
             Inclusion: Transfer, and train ticket
DAY 1: LAO CAI  - SAPA – Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI – TAVAN
             Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, permit, homestay.    
DAY 2: GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA
             Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, permit, hotel
DAY 3: CAT CAT – LAO CAI – HANOI OVERNIGHT TRAIN
             Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, train ticket   
             8pm boarding Lao Cai – Hanoi overnight train, 5am following day arrive Han
SAPA 3 DAYS 4 NIGHTS PACKAGE ITINERARY
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8pm you will be met by our travel expert to fulfill the pack list and escorted to Hanoi railway station by our staff. Boarding the train, Finnegans prefer to take you to your cabin before saying good bye and will meet you again here on the day you are back Hanoi.

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai Overnight Train |  Inclusion: Train ticket, transfer

DAY 1: LAO CAI – SAPA – Y LINH HO- LAO CHAI – TA VAN
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At dawn, arrive Lao Cai Train station. Met by our driver and riding a road trip in to picturesque mountain. First shower in a hotel room, then enjoy a leisure breakfast. Our adventure starts with a trekking brief, heading out into the magnificent verdant valley, following windy trails used by local, we trek through Y Linh Ho village of Black H’Mong Minority Hilltribe. Lunch at Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong Minority people which habitant next to Muong Hoa Stream, and swimming is an idea option to refresh. Later on in the afternoon, visit school and discover the life of local people here. More trekking through rice terrace-field towards Ta Van Village of Dzay Minority Hill Tribe. Arrive village enroute, enjoy preparing dinner by firewood. Spend a silent night in a Family of Dzay Hilltribe people.

Night 2: Home Stay | Inclusion: Transfer, guide, train ticket, full-day meals, entrance fees, homestay, permit.

DAY 2: GIANG TA CHAI – SUPAN - SAPA 
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Get up early, enjoy simple breakfast prepared by local but surely enough energy, say goodbye to our hosted family to start a new adventure with trekking through bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, village of Red Dzao Minority people with fascinating dress in red color. We take a short break by visiting a family where you have a best interaction with local daily life. We have lunch in a local family while enjoying the magnificent view of the valley.  After lunch we continue our trip with trekking downhill to Supan where habitanted by black H’mong minority people. Pick up for riding a road trip in an other way back to Sapa town. Shower and refresh with a drink before discover Sapa Market. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Night 3: Hotel | Inclusion: Transfer, guide, train ticket, full-day meals, entrance fees, hotel.

DAY 3: CAT CAT – SHIN CHAI - LAO CAI - HANOI    
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Today we take a short walk down to Cat Cat Village of Black H’mong next to a waterfalls, discover the handicraft textile with traditional technique. After lunch, discover Sapa market, shoping and take a road ride down hill to Lao Cai. In late afternoon, depart from your hotel for the Lao Cai at 5:30 pm. Dinner  in a local restaurant before boarding Lao Cai – Hanoi overnight train.  You may option to relax all day by the water-falls and have luch in the village with local people

Night 4: Lao Cai - Hanoi Overnight train | Inclusion: Transfer, guide, full-day meals, entrance fees, train tickets.

8pm boarding the train, after 8 hours we arrive at Tran Quy Cap railway station in Hanoi, our staff are ready to pick you up and take you to our hotel for shower and breakfast. End service.
PRICE: FROM 155 USD/PERSON ( The rate will be depended on size of group and tour type)

Train Schedule

SP1: Depart Hanoi – Lao Cai: (21:40 - 05:45) 
SP3: Depart Hanoi – Lao Cai: (22:00 - 06:30) 
SP2: Depart Lao Cai - Hanoi (20:35 - 4:45)
SP4: Depart Lao Cai - Hanoi (21:05 - 5:30)

All cabins are equipped with air-conditional and soft linens and basic necessities like individual reading light with the aim of making your stay the most enjoyable. Each carriage has one toilet at the end and open during journey.
The bunk berths are  comfortable, but if  you are taller than 1.83cm, you won’t be able to fully stretch out. You might pull your legs a bit. The ride is comfortable but it can be noisy of the train track is a bit bumpy ride. 

Based on experiences from our past travellers, we have some tips which may help you to have better trip to Sapa:
Luggage: You have to carry your own luggage during the trekking hence you should have a bagpack to carry necessary things like water, camera, personal stuff..

What to wear? You shoud have comfortable walking shoes, sandals, flip-flops, warm clothes for Winter ( Nov – April), raincoat, small umbrella, waterproof bags ( for the wet day) 

What to bring? Personal health care, insect repellent,  anti-diarrhea pills , spare batteries or charger, plastic bags for dirty clothes, toiletries ( specially when you’re going to sleep in village)...

How much for tip? Tip is welcomed and it depends on your budget. A tip after receiving good services will be greatly and genuinely. ( Generally around 50,000 vnd – 200,000 vnd per person – equal 2 usd – 10 usd)

Something you should not DO: don’t use drugs, don’t touch the sacred objests , don’t drink too much and make noise, don’t kiss in public, don’t take photos before asking their permission ( specially to elderly)

Why travel with Finnegans?
Our expert local guides are the best available and to ensure the smooth operation of all trips, our partners in Sapa continually work with us to improve our itineraries to ensure we are taking the ‘paths less travelled’. Most importantly, our adventures always aim to benefit the local people we interact with, safeguard the ecosystems we explore and contribute to the sustainability of travel in the regions we experience.

More than a tour operator - Finnegans team offer service of dedication for our clients.

Luguage store – Before you leave for the trip, our travel expert will give you advises what to pack up and necessary gear to enjoy your vacation at comfort, your big bag are store in the hotel with a safety store.

Hand-picked itineraries – Not like the other hotel, you are disturbed to get involved through day and night to book the tour with, our hotels are your peaceful bases during Hanoi, and tour booking is out of your obligation. Who wants to explore the exciting regions of Sapa, our travel experts are always ready to help you to design your itinerary to your specific needs.  Our extensive knowledge and year-contacts in each region enable us to tailor your trips with boundless possibilities. We sell you what we are experts at.

Service like no other- Travel production is invisible, and words of advertising are flying-wing one, the traveled only experience the real promise after the trip. At finnegans, we do like no other with taking your deposit and balance after the tour finished to confident to state that our service is like no other.

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