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Trek Fansipan Mountain
From the charming capital of Hanoi to the soaring Hoang Lien Mountains; this tour takes you off the beaten path on a trekking adventure up Vietnam’s tallest Mountain. Visit minority hill tribe peoples and savor the enchanting natural beauty of breathtaking vistas, lush valleys and mist-entwined peaks as you tackle the challenging ascent to the top of Fansipan Mountain....

Start city: Hanoi

End city: Hanoi

Durations 9 Days 8 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi

Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi

Trek Fansipan Mountain

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Laocai.
Day 3: Laocai - Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa - Fansipan Trekking.
Day 5: Fansipan Trekking.
Day 6: Fansipan Trekking.
Day 7: Fansipan Trekking - Sapa.
Day 8: Sapa- Laocai - Night train back to Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi Departure.

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation cyclo tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter then savor a welcome dinner at one of the city’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Laocai.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas; Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture – before heading to the train station to catch your night train to Laocai.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Cabin with AC
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Day 3: Laocai - Sapa
The train arrives in Laocai in the early morning. Have breakfast at a local restaurant then embark on a scenic drive up the mountain to Sapa: Northwest Vietnam’s premier travel destination. Perched at an attitude 1,600 meters above cavernous valleys and terraced rice paddies, Sapa was first established as a hilltop retreat for French administrators seeking to escape the summer’s heat. Home to many hill tribe peoples, Sapa’s diverse cultures and seclusion give it a unique charm. Check in at the hotel (if room available before 2 P.M) and savor the fresh mountain air on a walking tour around the enchanting town.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
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Day 4: Sapa - Fansipan Trekking
Fansipan Mountain, Vietnam’s tallest peak, towering in alpine elegance above the Sapa hill station. Have breakfast at the hotel then set out on your expedition, leaving town and hiking through cascading rice terraces to visit many of the surrounding hill tribe villages. Stop for a picnic lunch at an altitude of 1,300 meters before continuing your trek to night’s campsite (1,650 meters ASL). Your guide and posters will pitch the tents and prepare a delicious dinner around the camp fire.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tent
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Day 5: Fansipan Trekking.
Spend an entire day trekking the soaring Fansipan Mountain. The hike can be very strenuous at times and requires some physical preparation. Stop for lunch on a ridge perched 2,200 meters ASL. Stretch your legs and soak in the breathtaking views over the Sapa Valley before continuing to the night’s campsite at 2,900 meters ASL.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tent
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Day 6: Fansipan Trekking.
The expedition continues as you ascend Fansipan Summit, topping off at an altitude of 3,143 meters. Weave through bamboo forests as we climb the steep path to the mountain peak. The hike is challenging, but the panoramic vistas from the “roof of Vietnam” makes the hardship all worthwhile. Have lunch and rest at the summit, drinking in the raw beauty of the wilderness. Descend in the afternoon and return to yesterday’s campsite for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Tent
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Day 7: Fansipan Trekking - Sapa.
Have breakfast at the campsite then begin your decent back down to Sapa. You take time descending the steep trails to enjoy the surrounding views of the mist-woven mountains and distant villages. Your expedition ends in Sapa with a farewell dinner held at one the town’s famous eateries - the perfect way to thank the local team.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 8: Sapa- Laocai - Night train back to Hanoi.
Enjoy a free day to discover Sapa at your leisure. Explore the local market and orchid garden, visit Dragon Mountain, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. Leave Sapa in the late afternoon for the Laocai Station, where you will catch your train back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Cabin with AC.
Day 9: Hanoi Departure.
After breakfast, enjoy a free morning to explore Hanoi before transferring to Noi Bai Airport to take your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A
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1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Return train tickets Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi.
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel in average.
  • Meals that mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle.
  • English/French Speaking Guide.
  • H'mong supporter (one for each tourist).
  • All entrance fees, snack & drink warter.

Price Excluded

  • nbsp; Accommodation pre & after tour (upon request).
  • Vietnam Visa.
  • Tipping and other personal expenses.
  • Insurance and international flights.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. TRAVEL VIETNAM can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights. Call us on +84982 661 133 to speak to one of our experts.

 

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