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Muong Khuong Market and Sapa minority villages 3Days, 4Nights Tour

Tour code: MP05
Duration:
 3days/ 4nights at Hotelstay and homestay 
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi 
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi 
Grade: trekking and walking market

Night 1 ( Saturday night ): Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train

Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Pick up from you hotel or be ready at our office at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City. Overnight on the train.        

¨ Day01 ( Sunday ): Lao Cai - Muong Khuong Market -  Sapa Town
Meeting your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai Station early in the morning, freshen up and Breakfast before transferring 55km to Muong Khuong. The road was recently upgraded to ensure smooth drive and enjoy beautiful scenery of the lush mountainous region along the way with some stops for nature wanders and photos. Arriving to the market place you will spend the whole morning joining the local tribal peoples of different groups coming from remote villages to attend the market for their most important week end activities. Shopping? Of course. You can see a variety of things for sales from farming products, medicinal herbs, spices to Chinese made electronic appliances… but is not as important as meeting, contacting, socializing and enjoying food! It is easy to realize the H’mong and Zao through their colorful dresses and head gears who are the massive at the market. The Ha Nhi, Tu Zi, Tu Lao peoples in smaller numbers and wear unique traditional costumes which are not so colorful but beautiful. 
You will sit down for a simple Lunch while the market is getting over. The trip back to Lao Cai is more interesting for having lot chances for personal contacts with locals on the way back to their villages. Then the road goes uphill to Sapa offers spectacular view of mountain and valleys to make the drive shorter. Arriving in Sapa in middle afternoon, check in hotel and enjoying a leisure walk around this charming town.

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch / Dinner on your own
* Accommodation: hotel in Sapa town

¨ Day2 ( Monday): Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van villages - Homestay
After freshening up and having breakfast you are free to take a walk around the charming little town of Sapa. Pay a visit to the fascinating market and or the old cathedral where you can meet and greet some of the local ethnic minority people. The Black H'Mong and Red Zao come into town daily to sell their farming produce and hand made crafts - you will spot them easily in their bright traditional dress. We will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley. 
We begin by driving approximately 3 kms to Cat Cat village - here we start walking. This village is home to the H'Mong. There is a pretty waterfall to enjoy and an old hydro power station built by the French is nearby. A further 12kms of trekking will see us visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Here we will have lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river, we continue hiking to Ta Van village (here resides the Dzay people) where we settle for the night in a local village family home. This provides a great opportunity to share their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience. 

* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
* Accommodation: homestay at Ta Van village

Day 3 (Tuesday):  Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village– SuPan – Sapa – Lao Cai - night train to Hanoi

Today morning, you will explore the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…walking trail can be seen clearly from the road winding up and down hills on the other side of Muong Hoa River to connect village to villages…
Our suggested walk starts from Lao Chai village of the H’mong along the river to Ta Van, the Zay village. Our Jeep will pick us up at Ta Van Bridge and drive back to Sapa at noon.
Afternoon is at your leisure for wandering Sa Pa town and market until late afternoon when transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train back. Trip ends when arrives in Hanoi early next morning on Friday at about 6:00 am.

* Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
* Accommodation: On train

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: ( private tour ) 
Join Group tour: 149 USD/ person
Private Tour:

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149
Chidren Policy
Under 5 free, from 6 to 10 charge 75 %, 12 years and above pay for adult price

Notice: upgrade 2beds cabin( private cabin on train): USD/ 2person/ way

Included:

•  Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin
• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Return overnight train deluxe class in 4 berth cabin with air-conditioning.
• Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in Sapa.
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
• Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
• Local English speaking tour guide .

Excluded:

  • Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities.
  • Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat

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