Routes: Ha Noi - Sapa - Cat Cat - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho - Thanh Phu - Sin Chai - Suoi Thau - Gia Phu - Lao Cai
Sapa is Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam's remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam..
This trip will give you a chance to contemplate magnificent mountains covered with thick rain forest, lush plantation, wild nature and friendly people from different ethnic minority groups with their colorful and fantastic culture and custom, cycling throughout Sapa mountains and villages..
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - Overnight train to Lao Cai
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport,Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in,Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Following dinner meal, our shuttle bus take to Train Station to catch the night Train to Lao Cai. Stay over night train with four cabin share ( wooden cabin – soft bed with aircondition
Activities: Transferring and Briefing Schedule
Accommodtions: On Night Train
Day 2: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Thanh Kim
5.00am - Arrive in Lao Cai. Get to the exit of the train station where you can find your name sign held by Snail Adventure tours’ Guide. The bus 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. We depart the tour at 9:30am, we are riding down Cat Cat village on the small trail along the terraces reach to Y Linh Ho, then riding up hill to get to Lao Chai San 2 and Lao Chai on the villager’s paths. Visiting and communicating with Hmong people in these villages along the way. After cycling around Ta Van - a village of Giay minority, we are riding cross bamboo forest (no recommend in the rainy day) to get to Giang Ta Chai of Red Dao residence and Su Pan before reaching Ban Ho for homestay with Tay minority on stilted-house. Picnic Lunch is on the way. Dinner in Topas Ecolodge
Accommodtions: Topas Ecolodge
Cycling distance: 45 Km
Day 3: Thanh kim -Ban Ho - Nam Toong - (Ta Trung Ho) - Thanh Phu - Nam Sai – SinChai
Breakfast and take some photos with the host of homestay for his cordial welcome or take a chance to have a small swimming in a hot spring before continueing gear up to Ta Trung Ho along the same name stream from Hoang Lien primetive forests. Take a short break by visit some families of Red Dao in Ta Trung Ho, a village in the core of the Park. It is really challenging to explore Nam Toong village by cycling through mountain trails covered with thick rain forest, lush plantation, wild nature and friendly people. Some difficult part of route you have to take the bike on the shoulder. Control handlebar crossing bamboo forest to reach Nam Toong before riding on main road to get Thanh Phu and Nam Sai. After a short break here, you will pass through the Black Hmong Village to the Tay ethnic minority village of Thanh Phu . While your cook is preparing a delicious lunch, you will have time to explore the village and soon you will find out that things are not done in the way you are used to know. In the afternoon, your adventure continues into the Red Dao village , where you will have tasteful dinner in a local house and stay overnight in a homestay
Cycling distance: 48 km
Day 4: Sin Chai - Suoi Thau - Gia Phu - Lao Cai
After breakfast, your journey will continue cycling to Suoi Thau village of both H'mong and Dao ethnic minority. Riding on down hill trail to get to Gia Phu along the nice stream and terrace. Lunch is set in a small foodstore on the way. Slowly pedalling on the trails and paths around this area to enjoy and experience the typical rural life of Vietnam. In the afternoon, transport vehicle picks up and transfer to Lao Cai for showering, dinner before get on the train back to Ha Noi and end tour with us.
Activities:Cycling and Night Train Back to Hanoi
Accommodtions: on Night Train
Cycling distance: 59 km
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Tour included in:
Tour excluded in:
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Tip for team and guide