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Sapa School Tours

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Those looking for a bit more than a traditional trek would do well to take part in this tour.  This Sapa school tours is specially tailored to organizations and schools that want to get an authentic overview of the area and give a little back to the community. This trip will immerse you right into the local culture, giving you the chance to understand in great depth the local culture and customs of the traditional communicates in the north of Vietnam. This tour is sure to be an experience you will never forget!

Destinations included:
Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi

Sapa School Tours

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Staying with the Dzay tribe and learning more about their traditions

Trekking through bamboo jungles and past lush rice paddies and flower gardens

Taking in the amazing mountain vistas

Enjoy the wonderful hospitality of Vietnam’s people

Learn traditional farming methods practiced in the area

Pay a visit to local schools in Ta Van

Meet and greet local people to learn more about their traditions and culture

Get to know the culture of the tribal groups inhabiting the area

 

 

Day 0 : Hanoi – night train to Sapa

8.00pm Transfer to Station with our guide to catch the night train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper with airconditioning) at 21:50pm, arrive 5:30 or 6:00am. Overnight on the train.

Day 1: Arrival in Lao Cai –  Ta Van – Community work 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekking: 16kms

You will take the train to Lao Cai and arrive at about 6am where your tour guide will meet you alongside your transport and take you on the journey to Ta Van village (About 90 minutes from Lao Cai)

This morning, enjoy your morning meal in your homestay during which your tour guide and other organizes will prepare a briefing on the activities ahead.

We will then take you to help out on one of the plantations or farms, assisting those who have perhaps a real need for additional help. You may try your hand at ploughing, or perhaps getting the fields ready for the next season. Following this you will eat a well-deserved traditional lunch in a local’s home. This afternoon you will visit a local family to try your hand at weaving in a traditional manner, using their ancient methods to create textiles.

On your return to your host’s home you will learn a bit about traditional cooking by helping prepare the evening meal, before you are escorted to the local secondary school in Tavan where you will have the opportunity to meet the teenage aged pupils. Let them try out their English before they put on a traditional show for you to enjoy.

Day 2 : Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan

Trek: 8km

Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Arise to the sound of local people preparing for the day ahead and eat breakfast with your host family. Next, we start the day’s activity – a leisurely hike through a forest of bamboo on the way to the settlement of Giang Ta Chai, via Seo Mi Ti village. Giang Ta Chai, where the colorfully dressed Dzao tribe live, is situated next to a brook where you will be permitted to take a dip if you fancy it, depending on the weather. The stream is particularly charming, set at the end of a beautiful waterfall under hanging trees. Once we finish here we head on to the H’Mong tribe settlement of Su Pan, where we will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant before we take a 60 minute trek to our awaiting transfer for the onward journey to Sapa.

3.00pm : Transfer by mini bus back to Hanoi.

9.00pm : Arrive in Hanoi. End of services!

What’s Included

  • School visit
  • Accommodation : 1 night stay in a local family homestay
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (02 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 02 dinners)
  • Transfer with Airconditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing and entrance fee
  • Hynam’s live English speaking tour guide,

What’s Excluded

  • Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Surcharge on Festival (if any)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Other services not mentioned above

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed