Attractions - Explore the City of Hanoi - Experience the Stunning Northern Highlands & enjoy the hospitality of the colourful Hill-tribes
Places we Visit - Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat - Ta Phin Villages - Ta Vn & Lao Chai Hill Tribe Villages - Su Phan & Ban Ho Villages
Day1 - D Hanoi On arrival at Hanoi's NoiBai International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Welcome dinner at a lovely restaurant in the Old French Quarter of Hanoi. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi
Day2 - D Hanoi Sapa The journey to Sapa will take the best part of the day. The drive is worthwhile, as the scenery on our northward journey into the highlands is both dramatic and breathtaking. Arriving in Sapa late in the afternoon, we will check into our hotel and use the remainder of the day with a short walk around town. This evening we will dine at one of the local restaurants. Overnight in Sapa.
Day3 - B/L Cat Cat - Ta Phin Villages - Sapa A new day at the mountain. A walk to Cat Cat village, set in a beautiful valley just outside Sapa. Cat Cat is home to the H'mong people. After lunch in Sapa, we drive to Ta Phin valley, home to Black Mong and Red Dao. The striking Dao women wear a large red turban often covered with old coins and jewelry. They also shave their hair and eyebrows. Tonight we spend a second night in our hotel in Sapa town at the foot of Fansipan. Overnight in Sapa.
Day4 - B/L Sapa - Ta Van-Lao Chai Hill tribe Villages Today is our first trek and a full day as we trek along buffalo paths and trails from Sapa town through several hill tribe villages. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you will meet. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way we will spend the night with a family in Ta Van village, inhabited by the Day ethnic minority. Overnight at a homestay.
Day5 - B/L/D Su Phan-Ban Ho Village After breakfast we depart for a 2-hour trek to Su Pan village, home of Red Dao then on to the Ban Ho village, home to the Tay people. We stay in their traditional long house on stilts. Again overnight at a homestay.
Day6 - B/L Ban Ho - Sapa - Hanoi Bidding farewell to our graceful host in Ban Ho and its friendly people we begin our return journey to the capital. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day7 - B Departure The day is yours for that last minute shopping until your transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight home.
Ex Hanoi from $2200NZD pp twin share Inc Service Charges & Govt Taxes
-Tucked high in Vietnam's remote northern mountains, close to the Chinese border, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnam's most colorful experiences. The views are breath taking. Vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-metre Mount Fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields cut by fast-flowing streams. Layer upon layer of green ridges fade into the distance, edged by sharp, rocky peaks. The region is home to several ethnic minority groups. A wonderfully rich & colourful experience-
6 nights accommodation (2nights at a Homestay)
English Speaking Guide
Vietnamese Water Puppet Show
Mineral water on coach
Services charges and government taxes
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