SAPA TREKKING AND BIKING HOTEL STAY 2D3N

Easy Trek | Hotel stay | Private Touring
Sapa is one of the most wonderful places in Asia and is a magical combination of landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air. The trip itself is a combination of mountain biking, sightseeing and trekking to local tribe lives. Having chance to cover all along Sapa most beautiful valley - Muong Hoa - while other trekker only can see a part of it.
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SAPA HOTEL STAY TREKKING & BIKING - 2 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
Easy Trek | Hotel stay | Private Touring

OVERVIEW:
Sapa is one of the most wonderful places in Asia and is a magical combination of landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air. The trip itself is a combination of mountain biking, sightseeing and trekking to local tribe lives. Having chance to cover all along Sapa most beautiful valley - Muong Hoa - while other trekker only can see a part of it.

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

HIGHLIGHTS:
•    Exciting bike to scenic lanscape of the mountain, rice terrace, corn field and pine hill
•    Trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong, Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people.
•    Numerous villages offering encounters, experiences, and cultural exchange
•    Views of steeply terraced rice fields, towering verdant ridge lines, raging rivers and astounding waterfalls.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:
              Night 1: 8pm boarding Hanoi – Lao Cai overnight train
              Inclusion: transportation, train
DAY 1: LAO CAI - SAPA – BIKING MATRA – TA PHIN – TAKO PASS – TRUNG CHAI  - SAPA
              Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, permit, hotel stay.   

DAY 2: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN
              Inclusion:  Transfer, guide, entrance fees, full-day meals, train ticket   
              8pm boarding Lao Cai – Hanoi overnight train, 5am following day arrive Hanoi.

DETAIL ITINERARY:
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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 – BIKING MATRA – TA PHIN – TAKO PASS – TRUNG CHAI  - SAPA

Arrive in Lao Cai at around 5:00 am. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign held by HANOI FINNEGANS guide.

We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.

After breakfast on Sapa town, start your exciting ride.

Your ride will be mostly downhill through the suburb of Sapa. You ride along the smoothie road for 3 km, and then get off the main road to head to Ma Tra Village. The Village is home of H’mong ethnic people and only boasts around 50 homes. They survive using their craft such as weaving brocade, silk, forging farming tools and carving silver.

Then head back to Ta Phin Village. In Ta Phin, you will witness the daily life of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities. You will also have time to take a short walk around the local village.

Having lunch in the local family.

In the afternoon, keep riding up hill then down hill through the forest to Tako pass. From here you will transfer to Sapa to relax in the hotel, have dinner, and enjoy your free night in romantic Sapa town.

Biking: 12 KM Biking + 2 KM Trekking + 40 KM Driving from Lao Cai

Night 2: Hotel stay

Inclusion: Transfer, private guide, full-day meals (B, L – picnic lunch, D), biking, hotel stay, entrance fees.

DAY 2: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – LAO CAI TRAIN STATION

Start this day around 9:00am

Take a 6 km walking down to the South East of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho Village of the Black H’mong. The beauty of Y Linh Ho valley is adorned with green mixed gold of terraced rice field and corn field, imposing mountain coved by bushy plants and the fabulous white mixed blue clouds on sky.

Continue to get over 3km for trekking down to Lao Chai Village of H’mong people. To go inside the village, tourists trek through a small bridge led to Muong Hoa valley. There are some traditional houses of H’Mong people, streams flow tranquilly mixed with the smell of flowers and fields, all of them make a relaxed feeling for the new comers.

After lunch time at a local family, walking through terraced rice fields to reach Ta Van Village of the Dzay minority people, where we stay for the night. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture that is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom.

Get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike. Enjoy the landscapes on the way. Then having dinner & fresh shower before taking the car to Lao Cai Train Station. Leave Sapa to Lao Cai at about 18:00. Over night train back Hanoi

 Biking: 14 KM trekking, 5KM Driving Back Sapa, 40 KM driving to Lao Cai
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), 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. 

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 traveller 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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