Sapa Lu minority and limestone valleys 3days
Highlight: Hanoi – Sapa – Binh Lu – Ban Hon – Tam Duong – Sapa On this trip you will enjoy landscapes, which varies from temperate mountain to Limestone Mountain. The trip also offers you an opportunity of getting experience about Lu minority emigrating from the neighbor country of Laos.
• English or French speaking guide
• Porters (to carry food and luggage)
• Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
• Cook (from group sizes of 6 pax)
• All needed transport
• All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)
• Water on the whole trip
• Sleeping bag and mattresses
• Waterproof bluebag for luggage
• Mosquito net
• All entrance fees and permit
• Overnight in local house or tent
• Personal Pocket Money
• Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
• All other services not indicated above
Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
8pm transfer pick up you at your hotel in Hanoi to railway station for night train up to Sapa.
Day 2: Sapa – Tam Duong – Ban Hon (L,D)
You will start early heading uphill to Heavens Gate Pass by car, where you will make a stop and enjoy the views from atop the pass. From there, you will then drive downhill on the zigzag mountain paved road to Tam Duong. Upon arrival in Tam Duong, the car turn into a dirt road which leads to Duy Phong, where the walk start. You will follow tea fields to a viewpoint from where you have a fantastic view down to the valley. The area you are walking in this morning is a wide valley, spotted with limestone hills wherever you look. You will pass through several villages of Flower Hmong and Giay minorities where you can stop for lunch in local house.
After lunch you continue towards the village of Ban Giang, which is around 1.5 hours away. The Giay people also inhabit Ban Giang. You will then follow a small but good trail to the Lu village of Ban Hon, where you will stay overnight in a local house. You will enjoy dinner in the house, and taste, together with the family of the house, how rice wine tastes in this area of Vietnam.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 2 hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
Day 3: Ban Hon – Binh Lu – Sapa (B,L)
You wake up to the sound of pigs, chickens and dogs. The family is already preparing for today’s work. Today’s walk will be a few hours shorter than yesterday, passing some other Giay and Lu ethnic minority villages, but still the surrounding landscape will be magnificent.
After having lunch at a beautiful spot next to a small river, you will arrive in Binh Lu, where the car is waiting to transfer you back to Sapa. You will have the opportunity to have a break at the famous Heavens Gate and Silver Waterfall, before arriving in Sapa in the afternoon then transfer down to Lao Cai Station for nigt train back to Hanoi.End of services.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 2 hour driving/ 3 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
Note: Local house with no toilet facility, toilet tent will be provided.
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