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With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.


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Experience Homestay in Sapa 5 Days

If you come to sapa, let do one night at home stay of the local people, in here you will have a chance to communicate with minority and discovery their life style as well as their custom. This one is quite interesting and will give you more experience.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Ham Rong Mountain – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (Driver Pickup)

A car will arrive to take you to Hanoi railway station in time to board the 21.10 p.m. overnight sleeper to Lao Cai. You will spend the night on the train.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa – Lao Chai Ta Van and Stay overnight in a Homestay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide)

You’ll arrive in the early morning, where you’ll be met and taken up into the mountains by car to Sapa, a small town perched on the mountainside opposite Mt. Fan Si Pan, Vietnam’s highest peak. Once at Sapa, you will have breakfast then start your trekking. You will take the short part before turn right to walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River then to the Black H’mong village in Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. After that, you will continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. Tonight, you will stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have your dinner here.

Day 3: Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan - Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

After the breakfast, you will continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where you can see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head, they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend.

You will continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su Pan where you will meet your transportation to transfer back to Sapa. You will spend the night in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa – Ham Rong Mountain – Night train back to Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Guide)

After breakfast, you will visit Dragon Jaw Mountain ( Ham Rong mountain) overlooks the town of Sapa – just look to the northwest and you will see the peak forming the ‘dragon’s jaw’ rising impressively over the town. The route to the top begins with a walk through a beautiful orchid garden, and then on to a European style botanical garden where you will find a variety of colorful flowers and plants. By this time, you will be at a good altitude to stop and appreciate the stunning views across the Muong Hoa valley to Fansipan Mountain, the highest peak in Vietnam, and over Sapa town itself. From here, you will continue upwards to Heaven’s Gate where you can enjoy great views of the ‘dragon’s jaw’. Eventually you will reach the mountain peak where you will be treated to unrivalled views over the valley and a bird’s eye view of Sapa. Take it all in while resting your legs and looking forward to the easy-going descent back to Sapa for freshmen before being transferred back to the Lao Cai station to catch a night train back to Hanoi. You will spend the night in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi (Breakfast, Driver Pickup)

You will arrive in the early morning then you will be transferred to your hotel for refreshment and have breakfast. Tour Ends

Please note: hotel for refreshment is upon your request.

Inclusive

  • Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter.
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
  • Return train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai (air-conditioned soft four-berth cabin, good local standard in Fanxipan Train carriage or similar)
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
  • Lunches and dinners, as specified, in the best local restaurants, picnics where suitable restaurants are not available
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • VAT and other taxes
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Exclusive

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Lunches and dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance
  • Surcharges for Peak seasons (if any)
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Other services not mentioned above.

 

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