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Trekking in Sapa - Homestay in Ta Van Village

Vietnam Travel Top - 2 days

  • Trekking in Sapa - Homestay in Ta Van Village
  • 2 days / 1 night
  • Max. group: 0 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Overview
Itinerary
Included
Homestay
Vietnam Travel Top
FAQ
Packing List
Safety
How to book

Overview

> Overnight in a homestay
> Visit the most popular travel site in Sapa
> English speaking local guide. 

This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience one night at a basic homestay in hill tribe village and go for a long trek to the most popular travel sites in Sapa. This tour includes a bus ride and this makes it way cheaper then trips including the night train to Sapa.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van village (L, D)

Pass By: Ta Van Village, Sapa, Lao Cai Province

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter, get on the bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: On the way to Lao Cai city you will have your first break. 

11.00: Second  break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive at Sapa Town. Enjoy the sights of the H'mong and Dzoa local people with colorful traditional costumes. You have to wait about 30 minutes for the tour guide & driver who will pick you up. You will have lunch at a local hotel in Sapa. 

14.15: A short drive to Y Linh Ho, the starting point of your trek. Hike through the rice terraces and along the Muong Hoa Stream to the Black H'mong village of Lao Chai. Over here you will have a spectacular view of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You will arrive at Ta Van village where Giay Ethnic People live in the late afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 9 km and it lasts for 3.5 hours

17.45: Check-in at the homestay; get to know the local Dzay family and enjoy the sunset in the Vietnamese mountains. The family prepares a great local dinner for you. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with live music and socialize with other tourists.  

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village - Sapa - Ha Noi (B, L)

Pass By: Giang Ta Chai Village, Sapa, Lao Cai Province

7.00: If you wish, you can join the local cooking class and learn how to make Vietnamese food like Pho and Nem Cu and prepare your own breakfast. 

8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with a great trek.

8.45: We will start with a walk through the rice paddies where you have the opportunity to take some pictures of the amazing surrounding landscapes. After trekking through the bamboo forest you will arrive at the point where you will have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the Red Dzao People.

Trekking distance is about 4 km and it lasts for 2 hours

11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, the bus picks you up to to get back to Sapa Town.

12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch at a local hotel.

13.30 - 14.45: Relax and leisure on your own, have a shower in the public bathroom of the hotel if you want.

14.45 - 15.00: Meet all group members at the hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.30: Get on the bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: Arrive Hanoi. Trip ends.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Included

Included:

√ Meals
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. 

√ Bus from/to Hanoi to Sapa
The bus from Hanoi to Sapa and back is included in this trip. From here you will be picked up and brought to your hotel in Sapa. 

√ Transport 
All transport as mentioned in the itinerary is included in the price. 

Homestay
You will stay in a Homestay in Ta Van Village. 

√ Local English speaking guide
You will be guided by a local guide who will speak decent English to show you around. 

√ Travel permits
All needed permits to climb the Fansipan Mountain are included in the price. 

Excluded:

× Accommodation in Hanoi
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

× Personal Clothing
Personal trekking clothing such as trekking boots, pants, and jacket are not included in the price of the trek.

× Tipping
Tipps for the guide is not included in the price of the trek. You decide how much to tip, but if you got a good service from your guide, be generous.

Homestay

Homestays in Sapa

Sapa is famous for its rich nature, terraced fields, and beautiful landscapes. However, the region is also famous for the eight ethnic tribes that live in this part of the world. A popular accommodation alternative in Sapa is staying at homestays with the locals.

During this trek, you will have the chance to immerse yourself fully into the local culture. While staying at a homestay, you will be able to help families in their day-to-day lives, learn to cook regional specialties, and get to know their customs and traditions.

Vietnam Travel Top

Vietnam Travel Top

Vietnam Travel Top is a fresh company in the Vietnamese travel industry, founded in 2018. With already a team of 20 persons, and working with solely local English speaking guides it's a company where you can find the Sapa trip of your desire. 

Their favorite destination is Sapa. Why?  There is no place better than Sapa to admire most spectacular views of natural beauty, cast your eyes over plunging valley, immerse in the most wonderful scenery on earth and meet amazing local hill-tribe people. 

"Find yourself here!" is their slogan and they are committed to offering their best service to their clients. Are you coming to Sapa?

FAQ

Where is Sapa?
Sapa is a border town located at 1600 m of altitude, in the mountainous zone bordering with China. Famous for its rich landscape and mix of ethnic groups that inhabit the area, Sapa is the ideal destination in Vietnam for those looking for mountains and activities such as trekking or hiking. 

How to get to Sapa
A common question when visiting Vietnam is how to get from Hanoi to Sapa. There are 2 ways to get to Sapa for your trek: by train or by bus.

By Train
This is the easiest and most popular way to get to Sapa. If you choose this way of transport, you will have to take the 8-hour train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Railway Station. From the train station, you will need to take a shuttle to get to Sapa. We advise you to book your train ticket in advance since it can get very busy, especially during the weekends.

By Bus
The bus journey from Hanoi directly to Sapa takes 6 hours approximately and the prices vary depending on the level of comfort. Buses depart at all times of day from Hanoi. The only detail about choosing buses instead of trains are the roads, which can get quite windy and sometimes dangerous.

If you need help arranging your transfer from Hanoi to Sapa, your trekking company can arrange it for you. They are always happy to help!

Best season
The weather in Vietnam can be quite unpredictable, and this applies to all the seasons. However, there are some months that are more advisable than others when it comes to visiting this unique country. The best month to trek in Sapa is in August when the rice fields are the greenest. This month, however, belongs to the rainy season, so, if you choose August, make sure you bring a good pair of trekking boots because it will get muddy.

March to May and September to November are the most recommended months to visit the region. During these months it doesn't rain as much and the landscapes are clearer.

During winter, from November to February, the temperatures can get as low as 0°C. Although it doesn't rain much during winter, thick fog is common, which makes it difficult to enjoy the beautiful landscapes typical of this region.

Tipping
Tipping is not customary in Vietnam though it is highly appreciated. Remember that tourism is an important activity in the region and it helps boost the local economy. Of course, there is no fixed sum when it comes to tipping. However, if you had a good trek, you can thank you guide with a generous tip. USD 5-10 per day of trek is a good estimate as to how much to tip your guide.

Packing List

Packing List

In order to enjoy your Sapa trek to the fullest, having the right gear is essential. Of course, the clothing items you bring depend mostly on the season that you choose, but there are some basics that you cannot miss:

- Good trekking shoes
- Raincoat
- 2 sets of clothes
- Extra pair of socks
- Sandals or soft shoes for the camp
- Warm fleece (for winter)
- Camera
- Water
- Fruit and snacks
- Personal medication
- Torch

Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks.

How to book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case, you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.

Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.

After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all the necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com

The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

 

 

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