Hanoi, Vietnam, June 03, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- At an elevation of 1,600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and colorful attire. This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. Travelers will experience overnight accommodation in the hospitable villages of Giay and Tay ethnic minorities. The apparent hardships are worth it though as travelers walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer and experience unique villages culture.
First day Travelers transfer from hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Second day, Travelers will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The rides give travelers a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town travelers have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. Travelers will walk on small paths and trails to reach Tavan Village, where travelers will have unique homestay experience among hill tribe people and overnight in the local house in ethnic minority.
Third day, travelers will have breakfast in the local house before embarking upon another day of adventure. Today, travelers will trek across mountains, bamboo forest, terraces and streams to reach Ban Ho Village, a beautiful village at lotravelersr altitude and overnight in local house in ethnic minority.
Last day, travelers leave Ban Ho for Sapa. Travelers will trek shortly to the dirt road for a jeep ride back to Sa Pa. Back to the town travelers can take shower and change clothes in hotel.
Free at leisure in the afternoon. Travelers can explore the town on foot and have great shopping time in Sapa market. In the late afternoon, travelers transfer to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.
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