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Sapa - Ethnic market - Chay river

Code       :   VNC_SPMK07

Price       :      411 USD

Duration :   3 Days/4 Nights

Description: Sapa - Cao Son - Coc Ly - Chay River - Sapa

Cao Son is the most stunning part of Lao Cai province. The wonder of Cao Son is ever inspirational with mild weather, authentic culture of local hill tribes, spectacular views toward lush valleys and mighty Chay river. Duc Minh Travel always offers travelers an unique experience to Cao Son included taking an breathtaking trek and the markets which locate in a beautiful landscape or simply indulge yourself in the beauty of nature when cruising on Chay river.

Itinerary:

 

Sunday: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (-, -, -)

VietNamcharming Travel’s coach and guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you for the overnight train to Lao Cai Station. Enjoy the experience the romance of overnight train travel.

Summary

  • Transfer hotel - railway Station: AC vehicle
  • Accomodation: Solf Sleeper in AC cabin
  • Meal: Not applicable 

 

Monday:  Lao cai - Cao Son (B, L, D)


Pick up and enjoy a cozy breakfast in a local restaurant near Lao Cai train station. After few minutes resting, the driver will take you to Muong Khuong district, via tea plantation and forest of pine. You might encounter Giay tribe in their traditional dress in Ban Lau or Thanh Binh. Reaching Cao Son about 10.am. Check in Cao Son lodge and relax.


In the afternoon you will commence your walk to the most secluded yet peaceful village- Tin Thang. In this village, people still distill the wine from corn, making bacon in the most basic way and offering special corn cake to anyone who drop by their house. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Approx: 3 hours driving, 2,5 hours walking

Summary

  • Transfer Lao Cai - Sapa: 1 hr
  • Guide : English speaking guide
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Cao Son Lodge


Tuesday: Cao Son - Coc Ly market - Chay river - Trung Do – Sapa (B, L, D)


After having breakfast in the Cao son lodge , you will travel by car to Coc Ly market located by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch at a nice spot or later in a village.

The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey to Sapa. Dinner and overnight in Sapa.

 

Approx: 3,5 hours driving/ 1.5 hours boat cruise/ 0.5-hour walking/ 1-hour lunch

Summary

  • Guide : English speaking guide
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: hotel in Sapa 

 

Wednesday: Sapa - Ta Phin - Mong sen - Lao Cai (B, L, D)

 

We will first travel by car downhill to Ta Phin  where you can meet Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa. Here your guide will tell you about local daily life. After that you start ascending on a dirt trail through a mountainous area. En route, you have many opportunities to enjoy spectacular view over rice paddy terraces and cornfields. You will take a stop for lunch at a nice spot. After lunch, the trek will continue by going downhill toward Mong Sen where you will take the car to Lao cai for the night train back to Hanoi. End of service.

 

Approx: 1,5-hours driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Summary

  • Guide : English speaking guide
  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation: Overnight on night train to Hanoi

 

Thursday: Hanoi - departure

Arrived in Hanoi Station at 6.00. End of service

Quotation in USD per person:

Price 1 pax 2 - 3 pax  4 -5 pax 6 - 8 pax From 9 pax
Package Price N/A 411 321 277 269

 

NOTE:

  • Prices are valid till Dec 29th, 2013
  • The bank transfer fees are not included

 

Inclusion:

  • Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway station
  • Roundtrip transfer between Lao Cai and Sapa
  • Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
  • All indicated meals (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and permits
  • Boat on Chay
  • All needed accommodation (Hotel or homestay)

Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Phone and laundry
  • Tips and personal expenses

Notes:

  • Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
  • Train departure from Hanoi at 20:15PM and from Lao Cai at 20’45PM
  • Hotel in Sapa: Bamboo Sapa Hotel or Similar
  • Pick you up at your hotel at 8:00PM
  • Bring your passport to check in hotel.
  • Beware of your luggage and money
  • Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
  • All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
  • Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.

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