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Cycle Ta Phin and Muong Hoa Valleys
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Tour code: SPP-01  
Duration: 3 days / 4 nights
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Medium
 
  Description  
One day visiting Sapa town and its highlights, two days on wheels to explore the two stunning valleys near by Sapa, paying visit to tribal villages This trip is a combination of cyclists’ love with short walking, nature’s beauty and new culture discovery.  
   
     
  ITINERARY  
  Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.00 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station for taking the overnight train (first class 4 beds cabin with air-condition) which arrive in Lao Cai city, near the Chinese border next morning.
 
     
  Day 1 // Sapa Town’s Highlights  
  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 along the way.
After 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. Afterwards 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 tells you a lot about ethnic minority people living in Sapa 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.
 
 
  • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own  
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa  
 
  Day 2 // Explore Ma Tra & Ta Phin Valley // Silver Waterfall  
  Today morning, you will explore Ma Tra and Ta Phin valley on southeast of Sa Pa town. Leaving Sapa, you will cycle along the motor way fro few kilometers, then turn to a dirt road up and down hill to visit Ma Tra Village of the H’Mong, where you will leave your bike and take a walk for an hour to different hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes.
Continue on two wheels for another hours to center of Ta Phin Valley where you will meet groups of Red Zao women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… You will explore this village of the Red Zao for an hour and then set down for Lunch. Long Break with a lot of photos taken before following the main road up hill back to Sapa. The afternoon cycle 14km to the Silver Waterfall is let open on your decision then. If not cycle, you may enjoy this portion of the trip by vehicle.
Arrive back to Sapa and the rest few hours is set at your leisure.
 
 
  • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own  
• Accommodation: hotel in Sapa
 
  Day 3 // Tribal Villages Exploration along Muong Hoa Valley // Night train to Hanoi  
  Starting your cycle from Sapa at 08.00Am, heading south along the narrow motor way 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. Descending downhill for about 20minutes you will arrive Ban Ho Village of the Tay where you will enjoy Lunch prepared in a local home. After long break for Lunch you will leave your bikes here and on foot to explore Ban Ho and nearby villages.
The way back is flexible for your choice. You may choose to cycle for some portions and on vehicle for the rest of the road and arriving back to your hotel in Sapa before 05.00Pm. Take a quick shower and transfer to Lao Cai Station for the night train back to Hanoi. Which arrive the next morning and end up your trip.
 
 
  • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own  
• Overnight on the train in first class 4 beds cabin with air-conditioning
 
  Tour Price per person in US Dollars  
 
 
Group size 2 persons 3-6 persons 7-10 persons Single Surcharge
Standard hotel 249 230 208 25
Supoerior hotel 275 257 234 45
Upgrade 2 beds cabin 75 75 75  
 
     
  Tour price includes  
• Accommodation: 2 night hotel in Sapa
• Return train tickets 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 and visiting fee, tax and service charge.
 
Tour price excludes
• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
• Drinks and personal expenses.
 
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