SAPA MOTORBIKE 2DAYS HOMESTAY

Motorbike | Homestay | Private Touring
Amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields as far as your eyes can see in Sapa valley is the highlight of this tour. You will have a chance to ride along the newly built road to the Black Hmong village of Su Pan then pass through the Black Hmong village to the Tay ethnic minority village where you find out many things that are not used to know. Come to Sapa to enjoy the sceneries and explore daily life of the tribal people
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SAPA MOTORBIKE 2DAYS - HOMESTAY
Motorbike | Homestay | Private Touring

OVERVIEW:
Amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields as far as your eyes can see in Sapa valley is the highlight of this tour. You will have a chance to ride along the newly built road to the Black Hmong village of Su Pan then pass through the Black Hmong village to the Tay ethnic minority village where you find out many things that are not used to know. Come to Sapa to enjoy the sceneries and explore daily life of the tribal people

Duration: 2 days & 3 nights
Grade: Adventure
Activities: 2 Days trekking/motorbike
Accommodation: 1 night home stay and 2 overnight trains

HIGHLIGHTS:

•    Ride down Sapa valley with its amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields on terraces as far as the eye can see.
•    Discover Black Hmong and Giay villages of Lao Chai , Ta Van, Su Pan, Ban Ho.
•    Take a little walk around the village to visit Lavie water fall.
•    Continue into the Tay village of Thanh Phu, Nam Sai - offers the best view to the surrounding mountains.
•    Home stay will give you a close-up experience of the life-style and culture typical of the area
•    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: transportation, train
DAY 1: LAO CAI - SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – BAN HO – THANH PHU – NAM SAI
              Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, motorbike, permit, homestay.   

DAY 2: THANH PHU – NAM SAI – THANH PHU -- LAO CAI STATION 
              Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, motorbike, train ticket   
              8pm boarding Lao Cai – Hanoi overnight train, 5am following day arrive Hanoi.

DETAIL ITINERARY:


Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai Overnight Train
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.

 Inclusion: Train ticket (4 Soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - sharing cabin), transfer

DAY 1: LAO CAI - SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – BAN HO – THANH PHU – NAM SAI
Arrive in Lao Cai Station at about 5.00 AM . Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign held by your guide. The take a bus ride uphill to Sapa for a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.
Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast & Fenshen up before your trip. Then start riding down Sapa valley with its amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields on terraces as far as the eye can see to the Black Hmong and Giay villages of Lao Chai , Ta Van , Su Pan.
After a short break there, you will pass through the Black Hmong Village to the Tay ethnic minority village of Ban Ho. Take a little walk around the village to visit Lavie water fall, then have lunch in a local family in Ban Ho Village.

In the afternoon, your adventure continues into the Tay village of Thanh Phu , Nam Sai and arrive your homestay.
Have dinner in a local house and stay overnight in the bamboo huts of Thanh Phu.

Biking: 15 KM of Moto bike, 40 KM Driving from Lao Cai.
Night 2: Home stay
Inclusion: Transfer, private guide, full-day meals (B, L – picnic lunch, D), motorbike, homestay, entrance fees.


DAY 2: THANH PHU – NAM SAI – THANH PHU -- LAO CAI STATION  

In the morning, wake up and enjoy the fresh air of the mountain area.
Today you areleaving Thanh Phu again, following the trekking route built in the bottom of the valley, which offers the best view to the surrounding mountains.

Continue toward Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority, where you will be attracted by the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao.
Stop at a nice spot for lunch and then head to a fabulously mountainous area, which is the most remote part of Sapa. En route you will meet Red Dao children’s curious eyes as you are one of those rare tourists passing by.

Have an opportunity to enjoy great views of an ever green valley lying along the west bank of the Red River. You arrive in Ta Thang village of Tay minority and then your motorbike will run on the flat road back to Lao Cai.

The rest of the afternoon is set for freshen up, relax and dinner before boarding the train for Hanoi.

At 18:00, get transferred by bus from Sapa to Lao Cai Station. Overnight on the train back to Hanoi.

Night 3: train
Inclusion: Transfer, private guide, train ticket (4 Soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - sharing cabin), full-day meals (B, L - picnic, D), motorbike, entrance fees.

DAY 3: HANOI ARRIVAL

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.

Inclusion: Transfer, breakfast, shower.

Important Notes:

PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
Warning: There is some cheating at Lao Cai train station that some guys try to see your travel voucher, then they say, they are looking for you, invite you to the bus, then force you to pay at $30 for a seat on the bus to Sapa. So please do not pay for any body here, and be aware of this problem.
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.

Local cash payments are becoming increasingly popular with many operators in the adventure travel industry. The policy seems to benefit the tour operators, more than the local economies or travelers, as it avoids local taxes and transfers the cost and risk of cash handling to travelers. In accordance with our Responsible Travel practices we have chosen a policy not to ask for such payments.
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