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					                                  SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR
                                               (6 Days/ 5 Nights)


Destination : Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa Trekking (Ylinh Ho - Lao Chai - Tavan - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho -
Nam Toong - Nam Ken - Muong Bo - Ban Den Villages) - Lao cai - Hanoi
             Duration : 6 Days/ 5 Nights
                        Highlights :
On this trip you have an opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts in Sapa area, which is under
protection of Hoang Lien National Park. The trip also takes you to one of the most remote area where you
can meet very friendly locals. The night you spend in Red Dao family. The trip also offers you opportunity to
enjoy wonderful scenery, which is still well protected.
                                       Price: 215 US$


Day 1: SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR: HANOI - O/N TRAIN TO LAO CAI (-/-/-)
20h00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, transfer to Hanoi Railways for overnight train to Lao Cai.
O/N on board.




Day 2: SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR: LAOCAI RAILWAYS STATION - SAPA - YLINH HO -LAO CHAI -
TAVAN HOMESTAY PACKAGE (B/L/D)
06h00: Arrive at Lao Cai Railways Station, transfer to Sapa. Breakfast and have a short walk
inside the town.
At 10 am: we leave the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to
the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the
Black H’mong village Lao Chai San, Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority
groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of
living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing. After this you
continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of
about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development
has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional
shirts with a purple, blue or green colour. The Zay houses are build in wood and bamboo with
clay floor. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.




* Trekking distance: 15 km



Day 3: SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR: TAVAN TREKKING TOUR TO GIANG TA CHAI - BAN HO (B/L/D)
After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a
waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colourful red embroideries and coins on their clothing.
On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows
because of a nice Red Zao’ Legend.
We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and arrive to the Tay
village Ban Ho (900 m). Tay is the most populous of the hill tribes. Because of the development
and adaptation to the Vietnamese society some of them have started wearing Vietnamese
clothing. But most women still wear the traditional checkered headscarf. We stay overnight in a
wooden Tay stilt house. If we reach Ban Ho in the early afternoon you will have time to swim in a
nearby river. In the evening we have dinner with the Tay family.
* Trekking distance: 25 km.



Day 4: SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR: BAN HO HOMESTAY - NAM TOONG - NAM KEN - MUONG BO
(B/L/D)
After breakfast you trek up to to the Red Dzao Village at Nam Ken & the Xa Pho the village of Xa
Pho tribe the smalest group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam.
     Overnight in Muong Bo Village of Tay people.
    * Trekking distance: 20 km



    Day 5: SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR: MUONG BO - BAN DEN - SAPA - LAO CAI - O/N TRAIN BACK TO
    HANOI (B/L/-)
    After breakfast you trek up to Ban Den place (10 km). From here you will be picked up and
    transferred back to Sapa. In the afternoon you will have time to experience the colourful Sapa
    market where women from different ethnic minority groups come into town to sell their products.
    17h00: Transfer back to Lao Cai Railways Station for overnight train back to Hanoi.
    O/N on board.



    Day 6: SAPA ADVENTURE TOUR: HANOI RAILWAYS STATION (-/-/-)




    Arrive at Hanoi Railways Station, transfer back to your hotel.

    --- End of services ---

    INCLUDING:
    • Accommodation at village huts
    • Transportation in private Russian jeeps in Sapa

    •   English or French speaking guide
    •   Meals as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
    •   Entrance fee and permit to indicated sights

    EXCLUDING:

    - Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (sharing 4-berth A/C cabin)
    - Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance...
    TRIP NOTE

             Viet Nam is a developing country whose infrastructure may differ from what you expect in
        your homeland. Road conditions are poor and accommodation may be basic in mountain
        region.
             Good weather for trek from September until June. We recommend you to bring rain
        jacket, inner sleeping sheets, walking boots, warm clothes, lamp torch, and toilet papers.
          Occasionally, this itinerary may be amended for reasons beyond our control such as
      weather and roads conditions.

    TOUR PRICE:

                  Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2012)
    Grade of
    Hotel
                                                                                           Single
                  2 Pax          3-6 Pax        7 - 10 Paxs    11 - 14 Paxs 15 - 19 Paxs
                                                                                           Supplement


    Home-stay     248            198            188            170              168        On request




    To get more informations about the trip, please take a look to this link:

    http://vietlongtravel.com/viet-nam-tours/vietnam-adventure-tours/sapa-adventure-
    tour.html
    Or contact to us: Nguyen Thi Thai Ha
    Sales Manager
    Cellphone: +84988724882
    YM: thaiha19_8
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