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Sapa Homestay for the backpackers

Room in nature lodge hosted by Luan
16+ guests1 bedroom16 beds
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Includes:
Pick up at train station
Home stay sharing with the Dzay minority in Tavan village.
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Transfer by tourist shared bus/van to/from Laocai train station.
Meals as specified (2 breafasts, 2 picnic lunches, 2 dinner).
Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
Services charges and all government taxes.
Excludes:
Drinks, tips and gratuities.
Services not clearly mentioned above.

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Day 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

After freshening up and having breakfast you are free to take a walk around the charming little town of Sapa. Pay a visit to the fascinating market and or the old cathedral where you can meet and greet some of the local ethnic minority people. The Black H'Mong and Red Zao come into town daily to sell their farming produce and hand made crafts - you will spot them easily in their bright traditional dress.
At 9:30, back at the Sapa Pathfinder office we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Ho valley.
A 12kms of trekking will see us visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Here we will have lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river, we continue hiking to Ta Van village (here resides the Dzay people) where we settle for the night in a local village family home. This provides a great opportunity to share their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all included
Accommodation: Home stay in Tavan
Homestay in Tavan

You will stay at a local house and share the diner with the family of the Dzay minority people



Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – SuPan – Sapa

Leaving Ta van village after breakfast, you will head off on an uphill trail, past fascinating terraced rice fields and small pockets of H'Mong housing before walking through a bamboo forest to a picturesque waterfall. Here, we rest briefly and admire the scenery, following this we continue walking for about half and hour to Giang Ta Chai village, home of the Red Zao people- this sits on top of a hill and overlooks the Muong Hoa River. After spending time with the villagers and enjoying their genuine hospitality we will cross the river via a suspension bridge and head upwards again to visit a local handicraft centre where H'Mong and Zao women gather to share their crafts and skills and have a good chat!

A late lunch will be prepared for you near the craft centre and then it is time to relax and become acquainted with the local school children and their teachers. Later, a short drive will return you to Sapa, you are free to shower and enjoy a couple of hours free time in town before transferring down the mountain to Lao Cai station.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are all included
Overnight on the train
Includes:
Pick up at train station
Home stay sharing with the Dzay minority in Tavan village.
Fluent English speaking tour guide
Transfer by tourist shared bus/van to/from Laocai train station.
Meals as specified (2 breafasts, 2 picnic lunches, 2 dinner).
Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
Services charges and all government taxes.
Excludes:
Drinks, tips and gratui…

Amenities

Elevator
Wifi
Breakfast
Hot tub
Cable TV
Heating
Air conditioning
Essentials
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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1 Ngõ Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hosted by Luan

Joined in October 2011
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Dear Valued Guests, Thank you very much for choosing our little home. We do hope that you will have the great time here. My name is Luan, I have worked for more than 10 years as a local guide, and I travelled in many places especially in Vietnam. My biggest dream is to travel all over the world and be able to share my great knowledge about Vietnam. With my family, we decided to support each other and open Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay (2011) and now a new one: Authentic Hanoi Homestay. My main objectives were to include what the travelers want the most which is experiencing the authentic Vietnamese life and exploring local activities. Today, I consider that the authentic Vietnamese life has become quite rare. Whenever or wherever you travel you all want discover new customs and learn more about a culture. So this inspired me to the host and share my home with the travelers from all over the world.  In order to offer a great service, our team: Mr Huy (Local Tour Guide) and Miss Thuy (young assistant) will help us to manage HANOI OLD QUARTER HOMESTAY & Mr Kevin & Mr Hoan (Experienced Tour Guide) will take care AUTHENTIC HANOI HOMESTAY. === ACCOMODATION == My home is located in the Old quarter, the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by good restaurants and shops, in green, quiet streets within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake which is the perfect environment to enjoy your holidays. The cozy rooms are lovely decorated with air-conditioning. Some of the rooms have a balcony with a nice view of the Old Quarter streets. The others rooms are located in the back of the building, which guarantees you a relaxing and quiet night. === EXTRAS === - Pick up service from and to the airport. - Renting or buying motorbike. - Laundry. - Family dinner. - Local Tour Arrangements. Just contacting us to get the best trips and vacations in Vietnam Best regards Luan
Dear Valued Guests, Thank you very much for choosing our little home. We do hope that you will have the great time here. My name is Luan, I have worked for more than 10 years as a…
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Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
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