Sapa Authentic Biking & Adventure 3 days 2 nights
Activity Level: Moderate – Adventure
Group size: Private
Tour date: Daily
This wonderful itinerary takes you over the Tram Tom (“Heaven’s Gate”) Pass to explore the other side of Mt. Fansipan and the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. Descend through one of ‘s most picturesque and inspiring valleys. The partially rocky road meanders along the base of the mountain range past old growth forest and through the villages of Thai, H’Mong and Lu ethnic minority people
Day 1 : Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
09:00 P.M Pick up at the lobby of the hotel in Hanoi transfer to Hanoi Railways Station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Accommodation: 4 berth soft sleeper train cabin.
Day 2 : Lao cai – Sapa– Tram Ton Pass – Binh Lu – Than Thuoc (B,L,D)
06.30am – Arrive in Lao Cai. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign holding by our driver. The car ride uphill to Sa Pa takes a little over an hour, giving you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. After breakfast, gear up for your exciting ride. It’s a tough climb out of Sa Pa to Heaven’s Gate, so your support vehicle will transfer you to the starting point at the Silver Waterfall. A 3km climb (30-60 mins) over the stunning Tram Ton Pass (the highest in Indochina ) provides great views of the Hoang Lien Valley. After lunch, a free-wheeling 26km (1.5hrs) glide to Binh Lu Junction. Heading off the main road, ride 20km of occasionally rocky road to Than Thuoc, a charming little tea town where you’ll spend the night in a local guesthouse
Day 3 : Than Thuoc – Than Uyen (B,L,D)
Your support vehicle will transfer you up a steep mountain pass to the starting point to glide 20kms down to Than Uyen through valleys of old growth forest, tea plantations and rice paddies. After lunch in Than Uyen, spend a wonderful afternoon exploring single track trails and visiting villages of local ethnic minority communities, including the interesting Lu with their distinctively black teeth. Arrive back in Than Uyen for dinner and overnight in the local guesthouse.
Day 4 : Than Uyen –Lao cai (B,L)
A 40km ride around the other side of the spectacular Muong Kim Valley provides plenty of time to stop and take pictures of the local sights. Arrive in Van Ban for a late lunch before taking the support vehicle back to Lao Cai. Freshen up with a shower in Lao Cai before dinner time
21:00 pm – Night train back to Ha Noi.
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!
The service is inclusive of:
Round trip train tickets Hanoi – Lao cai – Hanoi
Private car transfer along the trip in Sapa
Accommodation mentioned in program
English speaking guide (other luggage upon request)
Meals as listed in the itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
All entranced and permission
Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
The service is excluded:
Visa to Vietnam
International and domestic airfare
Other meals and drinks
Other optional and activities not on the package
Travel insurance, personal expense
Your hotel accommodation in Hanoi
What to take:
Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack, warm clothes in the winter time (from November to March).
We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun-hat….