Classic option from AU$925* PP
Trip code: SEP-C-6 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Hanoi, Sapa, Hanoi FINISH
A trip to Sapa is a journey into the fascinating lives of the ethnic minority villagers that thrive in the unique conditions that life high in the mountains brings. The spectacular views across the Ta Van valley will take your breath away and a stay at the Topas Ecolodge highlights the natural environment. This engaging insight is an ideal addition to any trip to Vietnam.
DAYS 1-2: HANOI & OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. Join your small group of like-minded travellers and tour leader for welcome drinks. The next morning enjoy a peaceful walk around tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake and try the famous Vietnamese coffee, before an exploration of the intriguing Ethnology Museum. Learn about the local cuisine in a hands-on cooking class. In the evening, board an overnight train and race through the night in a comfortable sleeper, waking to the stunning mountains of Northern Vietnam. The main town is Sapa, your base for discovering the surrounding rice terraces and villages of the ethnic minorities that live here. Sapa itself is full of charm and provides plenty of opportunity for exploration.
Hotels: Tirant Hotel, Overnight train
DAYS 3-6: SAPA & HANOI
Transfer to your hotel before exploring Sapa on a walking tour of the town and delightful local market. Tour the Ta Van valley with sweeping views across stepped rice fields and soak up the regional lifestyle of the mountain dwelling locals, before transferring to Topas Ecolodge, with incredible views on all sides. Gain a deeper insight into the lives of the unique minority people, as you are immersed in their villages. Further explore Sapa, before returning to Hanoi on the overnight train. Enjoy free time in Hanoi, or continue on to one of the many journeys that combine perfectly with a Sapa adventure.
Hotels: Bamboo Sapa Hotel, Topas Ecolodge, Overnight train
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