Glimpse of Sapa and Muong Hum Market
Duration: 2 Days / 3 Nights
Depart / Return: Hanoi / Hanoi
Visit: Hanoi, Sapa , Suoi Ho, Taphin, Muong Hum Market.
This trip combine the shorly image of Sapa and Muong Hum vision, the market deeply shows the typical cultural features of Vietnam's remote areas.
Night 1: Hanoi - Sapa
At 20: 30 our tour guide will pick you up at hotel lobby to escort you to the Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. The train conditions are very basic however we will travel in soft sleeper class which is compartment for 4 passengers.
Stay overnight on the train.
Day 1: Sapa - Suoi Ho -Taphin - Sapa (10 km) (B)
Train arrives at Lao Cai Railway Station at 06: 00am, transferred to Sapa by bus. Have your breakfast at restaurant in the town and have a walk to Sapa market to see the local people purchasing the product. Then whole day trekking following the buffalo trails, we trek up and down hills through the forest and on the terraced rice fields and visit the villagers of Black H'mong tribe in Ma Tra and Suoi Ho villages. We pass schools with scenic views of terraced rice fields and picnic lunch on the way and then continue our trek to Taphin with Red Dzao ethnic group. We meet the jeep & transfer back to Sapa.
Stay overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Muong Hum Market - 110km (B)
After having breakfast in Sapa we go to the Muong Hum Market by a van. It takes us 2 hours to get there. This is a colorful market situated in a small village in the mountain. You will see several different minority groups here but mainly the Flower H'mong people. The local people come here not only to buy and sell clothes, vegetables, meat and cattle but eat and drink wine together as well. In the afternoon we have 2 hours trek up to Nam Pung village where we can meet Ha Nhi ethnic group and understand little more about their lifestyle. After the village we go back to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi. The guide sees you off at Lao Cai train station and takes you on the train.
Stay overnight on train.
Day 3: Hanoi arrival
Train arrives around 06: 00am, turn back to your hotel on your own.
* Note: tour finishes at Hanoi railway station.
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Trip Included services
Accommodation at hill tribe village, very basic but clean
Accomodation at 3*** standard hotel - Option 2, twin share
Meals as mention at the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- Lunch, D- dinner)
Return train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper with air- condition, 4 berths)
Local English/French speaking tour guide
Entrance fee & permission to visit the hill tribe village
Water bottle during the trek
Trip Excluded services
Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
Other meals & drinks
Admission fees during free time
Personal expenses such as shopping; telephone, laundry and bar bills etc