Sapa Hill Tribe Visit on Bicycle Tours
Duration : 2 days-1 night
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
This tour takes you through the Sapa valley with its amazing scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields as far as the eye can see. You will start from Sapa by cycling along the newly built dirt road, which will bring you to the Black Hmong village of Su Pan. After a short break here, you will pass through the Black Hmong village to the Tay ethnic minority village of Ban Ho village While your cook is preparing a delicious lunch, you will have time to explore the village and soon you will find out that things are not done in the way you are used to know
Day 01: Arrival Sapa – Sapa Highlights (B,L,D)
The train arrives at Lao Cai station early at about 06.00, meet your guide and driver as you check out and an hour transfer uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa. Great views of valleys and terraced rice fields! Upon arrival in Sapa you will check in hotel if room available, freshen up and Breakfast.
Your guide will show you around for a brief introduction of this charming town. At the market, ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos. Later you will follow the footsteps uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain for over viewing beautiful scenery of the town and surrounding area,paying visit to an orchard garden and a mini museum which tell you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sa Pa and the northwest region. Later in the afternoon, you may wish to continue your walk down hill to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong, 5 km away or drop in a local terraced café to enjoy your self as the cloud comes and goes.
• Accommodation: Sunnymountain hotel
Day 2: Sapa Lao cai -Tavan Su Pan -Ban Ho -sapa (B,L,)
Starting your cycle from Sapa heading south along the narrow motor downhill and the first 7km features with steep road, wild nature and spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount on your right side and then the large view of Muong Hoa Valley opens wide suddenly. You will cross the Muong Hoa River and exploring ethnic villages including Ta Van(Zay) and Lao Chai and Su Pan(Black H’mong).
Continue 12 km further south, you will see another large valley in oval shape. As you cycle along the road winding on the left side of the valley at high elevation great view of the Ban Ho Valley dominated by green fields and stilt houses stretching far away under your wheels. Arriving in the Tay ethnic minority village of Ban Ho at noon and enjoying a brief discovery of the village before Lunch. In the afternoon the car will pick you back to sapa to catch night train back to Hanoi
Accommodation :Sunnymountain Hotel
Day 03: Hanoi night train the end
Arrival hanoi station at 6 Am and take shuttle bus back to hotel the end of tour
Tour price includes
• Accommodation: 1 night hotel in Sapa
• Return train tickets king express ,Livitrans in 4 bed shared cabin with A/C, tourist class
• Transfer by private vehicle for group as in detail itinerary
• Good mountain bicycle with helmet
• All meals indicated in the detail itinerary. Drinking water and snack when cycling
• English speaking guide, visiting fee and government permission, tax and service charge.
Tour price excludes
• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Drinks and personal expenses.