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Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village Tour 2 Days (Overnight in Ta Van Village)


Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village Tour 2 Days (Overnight in Ta Van Village) 22.812,000 VND equals 125 USD

Ta Van located far from Sapa less than 10 kilometers, Ta Van – a village of Lao Cai province is lying peacefully in the valley of Muong Hoa. Residents are mainly the H’Mong ethnic, Giay, and Red Dao… with approximately 1000 people.

The road leads to Ta Van village that is small and narrow. Along two sides has a fertile terraced field which adorns by the green of corn and rice. When visitors come to Ta Van village, they will not be amazed at the simple beauty of the houses in the village. Previously, Ta Van based on the customs and characteristic of the Giay in Lao Cai. They live together at the bottom, mountains, the valleys, along streams.

Growing rice is the major profession of the Giay. Besides, they also produce instruments and engraved silver. They live in both stilted houses and common houses with a solemn central part which is served as a place for ancestor altar and guest reception. The Giay have quite various cultures with fairy-tale, poetry, proverbs and riddles. Costumes of the Giay are simple: women with short eczema, wearing cloth bag with embroidered flowers; man also wears pants and shirt. If having the opportunity to come here, visitors can enjoy some special dishes of ethnic Giay such as: roast fish of Muong Hum, horse meat of Muong Khuong, sticky rice of Van Ban… and enjoy festivals, folk games of the Giay: Nao Cong, Roong Pooc… and participate in tours of the village.

+ Duration: 2 Days 1 Nights

+ Destinations: Sapa, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van Village, Giang Ta Chai.

+ Travel style: Daily Tours

+ From: 2.812,000 VND equals 125 USD

Itinerary

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

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colourful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

- Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

- Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes

14.15: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Giay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon.

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

17.45: Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at The Yen Homestay in Ta Van village

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

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

8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.

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

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

12.00 -12.30 : Have a shower at hotel, check out.

12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch.

13.30 - 14.45: Relax and leisure on your own.

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

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

21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

Notes:

- The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.

- Old people should not attend the long trek (9 kms) due to its challenge and danger in case of rain

- Handicapped people and children under 6 years old should not attend this tour

- Homestay is totally different from hotel due to its basic and simple facilities

- Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.

Tour Price: 125USD/ per person

Tour price included:

- Modern air - conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi

- Modern air - conditioning bus from hotel to local villages with experienced drivers

- Complimentary bottles of water 2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi

- English speaking tour guide escorted Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide in Sapa, Bac Ha

- Meals as 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner with local dishes

- All entrance tickets to indicated sites

- Homestay sharing with the Dzay minority in Tavan village.

- Public bathroom with hot water in homestay

- Insurance during time using the bus

Tour price excluded:

- Private room in homestay: 15USD/ per person

- Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program.

- Travel insurance

- Personal Expense

- What not mentioned clearly

- Tipping is at customer’s discretion.

- Departure time and meeting point: as requested.

Child Policy:

- Child from 0 – under 3 years old: FOC

- Child from 3 – under 5 years old: 50% of adult fare

- Child from 5 – under 7 years old: 75% of adult fare

- Child from 7 – under 11 years old: 90% of adult fare

- Children from 11 years old: 100% of adult fare

Remark:

- Please be informed that the quotation does not imply or constitute availability.

- In case if the hotel listed is unavailable, other similar class hotel shall be provided.

- Compulsory Gala Dinner may be applied during Christmas Eve and New Year Eve.

- The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.

- Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date. Food will be prepar by local Restaurant with local food.

- After trip the local guide always expect the guests tip about 1$ or 2$

- Surcharge 20usd - 35usd/pax if travel date fall on Lunar New Year (30 Dec, 1 - 3 Jan according to Lunar Calendar)

Thing to bring

- Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March

- Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.

- Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.

- You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.

Cancellation Policy:

- All cancellation must be made in writing

- Any cancellation at 30 Days prior to arrival date: No charge

- Any cancellation between 29Days – 15 Days prior to arrival date: 50% of tour fare charge

- Any cancellation between 14Days – 3 Days prior to arrival date: 75% of tour fare charge

- Any cancellation less than 3 Days : 100% of tour fare charge

- As mentioned on particular booking and depends on each period



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