Sapa Remote Village Trek 2D3N

Easy Trek | Homestay | Group Touring I Private Touring
Spend a 2-day trip trekking  to discover the valley Ta Phin in the North of Sapa, the village of the Dzao & H’mong minority people . Experience daily life of  H’Mong and Dzao minority hilltribe people, learn their culture, trade stories and have a meal with them. Home stay offer you an opportunity getting a cultural exploration insight and a cub of rice wine during the dinner make this trip truly an authentic experience. You will leave the busy life behind to enjoy a nice walk in an area, which is not touristy as well as visit a small village of Black H’mong minority.
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SAPA HOMESTAY - 2 DAYS
Spend a 2-day trip trekking  to discover the valley Ta Phin in the North of Sapa, the village of the Dzao & H’mong minority people . Experience daily life of  H’Mong and Dzao minority hilltribe people, learn their culture, trade stories and have a meal with them. Home stay offer you an opportunity getting a cultural exploration insight and a cub of rice wine during the dinner make this trip truly an authentic experience. You will leave the busy life behind to enjoy a nice walk in an area, which is not touristy as well as visit a small village of Black H’mong minority.

Duration: 2 days & 3 nights
Grade: Easy Trek
Activities: 2 Days trekking
Accommodation: 1 night home stay and 2 overnight train

Highlights
Trekking through scenic valley
Home stay, an authentic cultural experience
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: 8:30pm boarding Hanoi – Lao Cai overnight train
              Inclusion: transportation, train
DAY 1: LAO CAI  - SAPA – MA TRA - TA PHIN
              Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, permit, homestay.    
DAY 2: TA PHIN - MONG SEN– SAPA – LAO CAI - NIGHT TRAIN
              Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, train ticket   
              8pm boarding Lao Cai – Hanoi overnight train, 5am following day arrive Hanoi.

SAPA  HOME STAY 2 DAYS 3 NIGHTS


Night 1
: Hanoi – Lao Cai  - Overnight Train
8:30 pm you will be escorted to Hanoi railway station by Finnegans hotel staff and say good bye at your cabin.

 Inclusion: Train ticket, transfer

DAY 1: LAO CAI – SAPA – MA TRA – TA PHIN VILLAGES ( B/L/D)
 
Picked up at Lao Cai Station upon arrival for over an hour drive to Sapa. After freshen up and Breakfast in the restaurant in Sapa town.
9:30 AM We trek  from Sapa on a trail running through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. You will then pass through the Black H’mong ethnic minority village of Ma Tra, a very small village hiding away from civilization. The walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will also be able to visit a local school. On the way to home stay, enjoy picnic lunch. This trek helps you to experience the culture  life of Black H’mong and red Dzao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. They are both very famous of handicraft so . You can recognize them by looking on their clothes. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses as well as visit the local caves. Overnight in homestay

Night 2: Home stay
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, full-day meals (B, L, D), entrance fees.

DAY 2: TA PHIN – MONG SEN – SAPA – NIGHT TRAIN (B/L/D)
Leaving Ta Phin village after breakfast, we will trek to Mong Sen village. On the way, we  will have chances to see  spectacular view of rice paddy terraces and cornfields. We will be transfered back to Sapa by car to have lunch and have few hours to discover Sapa town by your self before taking to train station
Have  dinner at a local restaurant then get on train back to Hanoi

Night 3
: train
 Inclusion: Transfer, guide, train ticket, full-day meals (B, L, D), entrance fees.

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 145 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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