This program features a trekking adventure in North Vietnam. We depart from Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi, to the mountainous Northwest SAPA region. We will have an opportunity to experience the unique culture of hill tribe people and witness the stunning beauty of rice terraces.

ITINERARY

Hanoi – Sapa – Nam Cang Village

Day 1/ Arrival in Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi, greeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Golden Cyclo Hotel /  3 star

Day 2/ Hanoi street food & full day city tour (B,L)
The street food tour begins with a visit to a traditional house in the old quarter to learn about the old trade and its unique architecture.  Then we stop at Hang Be market to learn about the fresh Vietnamese ingredients. We will visit some famous eateries with authentic local tastes, such as phở, bánh cuốn, bún chả, chè… Our last stop is at the Bach Ma temple. Our tour ends at a local café where you can enjoy sips of café dripping from the filter.

Afternoon, continue visiting the Presidential Palace (façade only), the one-thousand-year old One Pillar pagoda and the Temple of Literature – the oldest university of Vietnam and Hoan Kiem Lake. The tour ends with the traditional cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, followed by the water puppet show at Thang Long Theatre. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Golden Cyclo Hotel /  3 star

Day 3/ Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa (B,L,D) joining tour
From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, the Topas Mountain Express will pick you up at your hotel and take you directly into the remote mountain of Sapa. From Thanh Phu Bridge, you have another short transfer to Nam Cang village, and check in the tranquil and comfortable Nam Cang Riverside Lodge.

You will enjoy lunch at the Lodge, connecting with Nam Cang village by its own suspended bridge.
In the afternoon you will visit Nam Cang village, which locates in the most remote area of Sapa. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal bath, local medicine and embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao are very skilled at. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing paper, jewelry and embroidery. After enjoying your well prepared dinner. Following the dinner it is maybe time to try the famous and traditional Red Dao herbal bath, based on locally handpicked herbs from the nearby jungle.
Grade: Easy/ 1.5 – 2 hours walking.
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge

Day 4/ Sapa – Hiking day to surrounding ethnic minority villages (B,L,D)
The breakfast is served on the terraces few meters from the river and it is time to yet another beautiful day. Your trek starts with an ascent to a small Blue H’mong village. The Blue H’mong mostly lives in the other side of Hoang Lien Mountain Range and only in the deepest part of Sapa Valley, they are found inhabiting in two small villages. You then take a descent to the Red Dao village of Nam Nhiu, having beautiful views of high mountains, waterfalls and deep valley. You enjoy your picnic lunch at a nice break place.

In the afternoon, you will turn into a small dirt trail and soon be inspired by the marvelous view of the rice valley dotted with bamboo huts, which used by local farmers as overnight lodge in harvesting days. Passing the rice terraces and a pretty river you will walk on a quiet road for a while before arriving back at Nam Cang village. It is great time for a cold beer or just refresh in the river in front of the lodge.
Grade: Moderate/ 5-6 hours walking.
Nam Cang Riverside Lodge

Day 5/ Walk in pure nature. Back to the city life of Hanoi (B,L)
In the morning you take a walk up to the jungle to explore the beautiful surrounding nature. You will encounter with the locals walking with their barefoot. The higher you go, the more you will be inspired by the origin of the nature. On the way back, you will visit one of the small houses of remote located Red Dao minorities, who are very poor and live just outside the forest. Now, the forest opens up to a great view into the valley, a big stream and several forests covered hilltops.
Arrive back at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, where you enjoy another lunch in the mountain.
At 14:50, you have a transfer by shuttle bus to the Thanh Phu Bridge, where Topas Mountain Express departs at 15:30 and return you to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2,5 -3 hours walking.
* You can extend your stay in Sapa or move to Topas Ecolodge or another hotel in town.
Golden Cyclo Hotel / 3 star

Day 6/ Hanoi – Departure (B)
Free at leisure until check-out (before 12.00pm) and transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Have a safe trip!

DETAILS

Package Tour Price In USD: $529.00 per person (private group of 2 persons)

Price is valid until September 2018.
Small gift: Free Visa Approval Sheet to Vietnam (Single entry 1 month) when you book this tour.
  • Included:
    • Private transportation as in program
    • Roundtrip transportation Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi by Topas Express bus (joining)
    • Accommodation on sharing Double/Twin with breakfast
    • Meals as indicated in program (excluded drinks) (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
    • All sight seeing fees
    • Local English speaking guide as described
    • Complimentary 01 bottle of drinking water per person per day tour
  • Excluded:
    • Drinks
    • Private expenses
    • All types of bank fee for payment
    • All airfares
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Other services not mentioned in the Included

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