Fansipan Trekking for Singaporean students

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Fansipan Trekking for Singaporean students

The travel package for Singaporean students to Trek Fansipan. It is suitable for the travelers with low budget and start from Singapore. Our package includes the international flights from/ to Singapore with Vietnam Airlines Fansipan Mountain is located 9km south-west of Sapa Town let in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range. It has been branded as “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3,143m. Mount Fansipan has been approved as one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species. The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950-1,000m), is created by a narrow strip of land at the base on the east side of the mountain. Geologists say the Hoang Lien Mountain Range, with Fansipan as its highest peak, did not emerge in the mountainous North West of Vietnam until the neozoic period (circ. 100 million years ago). Fansipan, a rough pronunciation of the local name “Hua Xi Pan” means “the tottery giant rock”. The French came to Vietnam and in 1905 planted a landmark telling Fansipan’s height of 3,143m… Very few people climbed to the top of Fansipan at the time. Then came the long years of war and Fansipan was left deserted for hunting and savaging. The trail blazed by the French was quickly overgrown by the underbrush. The summit of Fansipan is accessible all year round, but the best time to make the ascent is from mid-October to mid-November, and again in March. Kindly note that this is a tough trek… suggested to be done after you have climbed mountains like Kinabalu and/ or Rinjani. DETAILS Day 1: Singapore- Hanoi Check in at the Airport at least 2 hours before flight departure. Fly to Hanoi, North Vietnam (3hrs plus flight). Our representative will meet you upon arrival at the airport. From here, you will be transferred to Hanoi Railway Station in Tran Quy Cap Street for your overnight train journey (sleeping berths with Air Conditioner) to Lao Cai, leaving at about 21:50. Overnight on the train Day 2: Lao Cai- Sapa- Base Camp The train will arrive in Lao Cai station around 6:30 in the morning. The driver will pick up the Singaporean group from station to Sapa for breakfast at local restaurant. 9:00 you are transferred to the start point in Tram Ton, amongst the H’mong Village. Commence the Fansipan Trekking, with a light lunch stop at about 1300m. Continue through the bamboo forest until arrival at base camp located at 1650m. Dinner with the local porters. Overnight stay in tents. Day 3: Summit- Base Cam Breakfast. Continue down the valley to ascend the ridges towards the Roof of Vietnam. Continue trekking, aim to arrive at the Summit (3143m) for a late picnic lunch. After the usual mandatory photo shoot, descend to base camp, arriving before last light. Overnight stay in...

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Budget package Hanoi- Halong- Sapa

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Budget package Hanoi- Halong- Sapa

The package at low rate from Sapa Travel in 2015 with the main destinations in the North of Vietnam. The trip starts in Hanoi – one of the most beguiling cities in South East Asia then followed by an overnight trip to explore World Heritage site of Halong bay. You will also have an adventure trek to hill  tribe village in Sapa   DETAILS Day 1: Arrival Hanoi On your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, please exit and find a guide from Sapa Travel with your name on a sheet of paper. Get picked up to your hotel. Free & relax. If your flight arrives in the morning, we will have the day for Hanoi City Tour. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake. – Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city. Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum. – Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch. – 14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day. – Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake. 16:30 Arrive back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi (Lunch included) Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay 8:00 tour guide will pick you up at a hotel near station then transfer to Halong Bay. Stop reroute in Hai Duong City for refreshment around 20 minutes. On arrival, enjoy a warm welcome aboard the cruise and drink in the spectacular vista during our passage into this magical bay. Cruise briefings and check-in your traditionally styled cabin. Vietnamese lunch is served while passing the symbol of Halong bay “Fighting Cocks” Rock. Visit Sung Sot Amazing cave with many stalactites in numerous attractive forms and shapes. There will be plenty of time for kayaking, swimming and sunbathing (weather permitted) as you anchor for a night on the bay. Enjoy a wonderful delectable seafood dinner. Overnight on boat (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included) Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi Wake up, enjoy fresh atmosphere on one of the World Natural Heritage Sites Halong Bay. After breakfast, our chef teaches you how to decorate dishes with flowers made by vegetables and fruits or roots while cruising around the bay and back to the port. Lunch at local restaurant in Halong City. After lunch, get on bus and return...

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Travel Hongkong and Sapa

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Travel Hongkong and Sapa

This article shows you how to travel Hongkong and Sapa continuously Hong Kong is a key aviation hub serviced by more than 100 airlines that provide connections to major cities throughout the world. Your gateway to the city is the 24-hour Hong Kong International Airport, which is consistently ranked among the best airports in the world. Use the search function below to find the most appropriate airlines travelling to and from your location Hong Kong is linked to a number of ports in Mainland China by high-speed ferries servicing Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Hong Kong International Airport (off Lantau Island).   By train: To and from Shenzhen Hong Kong travellers coming to and from Shenzhen in Mainland China via the Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau checkpoints can take a local MTR train into town after passing through Hong Kong Immigration. Intercity services The MTR runs regular through-train intercity services between Hong Kong and Guangdong province, Beijing and Shanghai. The through-train terminus is MTR Hung Hom Station located on the Kowloon harbour-front, where travellers need to pass through Hong Kong Immigration before boarding the train TOUR ITINERARY SAMPLE Name: 12 Day Hong Kong and Northern Vietnam Duration: 12 days and 11 nights Price: From 2166 USD Tour Starts: From Hong Kong, China Tour Finishes: Hanoi City, Vietnam Places To Visit: Hong Kong, Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay OUTLINE Day 1: Hong Kong Arrival Day 2: Private City Tour Day 3: Themed Park Tour Day 4: Hong Kong – Hanoi Day 5: City Tour – Overnight train to Sapa Day 5: Village trek & Bike Day 6: Trek & bike – Topas Ecolodge Day 7: Trek & bike – Topas Ecolodge Day 8: Village Tour – Hanoi by overnight train Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay Day 10: Cruising Day 11: Back to Hanoi Day 12: Depart Hanoi Trip Highlights Explore Hong Kong – Asia’s most attractive and exciting city Visit Hanoi and its landmarks including exciting richshaw ride and water puppetry show Enjoy 02 nights aboard traditional junk on captivating Halong Bay Visit colorful hill tribes and off the beaten path activities in Sapa Stay in the lodge with stunning view of the villages in Sapa Accommodation More Sharing Services In Hong Kong, you can hang your hat in modest guesthouses, youth hostels, palatial hotels, chic boutiques, and mid-range comfort – in the heart of the city or away from it all. With over 72,000 rooms in almost 250 hotels, you’re sure to find the perfect place for you (and your hat). Hotels One of the joys of visiting Hong Kong is staying in one of the city’s hotels, which include historic and world-famous venues, major international chains, and local brands. Most hotels are concentrated on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon. Many offer a commanding harbour vista (but you can expect to pay more for a room with a...

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3 day Sapa tour by bus

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3 day Sapa tour by bus

This 3-day tour is designed for travelers who want to stay longer in Sapa and want to experience 1 night at basic homestay in hill tribe village and 1 night at hotel in Sapa, even save lots of money in comparison to going by night train. You will have free times between the lines to enjoy Sapa’ hidden charm, especially you can enjoy friendly services provide by Travel Sapa. The first night in homestay can be changed to the second night. This depends on group size and homestay availability. Our tour leader will informs you in the bus on the way to Sapa Duration: 3 days 2 nights Destinations: Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van Village, Giang Ta Chai Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (L, D) 6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/accommodation, get on big bus and depart for Sapa Town. 9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break 11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa 13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Welcome drink and itinerary briefing, enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes 14.15: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Dzay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon. Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours 17.45: Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at homestay. Meals included: Lunch, Dinner Day 2: Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa (B, L, D) 8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with more interesting trek. 8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes; a trek through the bamboo forest; stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People. 11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road, bus picks you up to come back Sapa Town. Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours 12.00 – 14.00: Welcome drink at hotel, have lunch with delicious Vietnamese dishes and check in procedures 14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the...

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Sapa Relaxation package 3 days

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Sapa Relaxation package 3 days

Travelling from Hanoi by Sapa Express via the new highway to Lao Cai. You know that the Topas Ecolodge and Nam Cang Riverside Lodge are located outside of Sapa town, in the tranquil mountains. Go beyond and visit the many colorful minority groups of Sapa, on a cultural tour with guided village walks and overnight stay in a Red Dao village and at Topas Ecolodge. Activity: Mountain Getaway Grade: Easy Trekking Duration: 3 days and 2 nights. You can extend more nights. Kindly contact Sapa Travel in advance. OUTLINE Day 1: Take Sapa Express to Sapa. Get deeper into the mountains to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge. Day 2: Explore the remote Red Dao and Blue H’mong village. Transfer to the Lodge. Day 3: Relax at Topas Ecolodge or visit Sapa town. Transfer by Sapa Express to Hanoi. Meal codes: B= breakfast, L = lunch, D= dinner DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: From Hanoi to the remote Nam Cang Riverside Lodge (-,-,D) From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, the Sapa Express will pick you up at your hotel before departing Hanoi for a 5 hours transfer to the town of Sapa. You will have lunch in a local restaurant in Sapa town on your own expense. From Sapa town you will take another 1.5 hour drive on a mountain road running along the picturesque Muong Hoa valley and enormous Hoang Lien Mountain Range to Nam Cang Village. Finally you will cross a private bridge and check into your private room in the comfortable Nam Cang Riverside Lodge. You can now explore the village or relax in the river or at the riverside veranda. Enjoy your dinner and you may want to stay late hearing interesting stories of life of the Red Dao minority, your hosts for tonight. Day 2: Explore the unmixed culture of local hill tribes. Transfer to Topas Ecolodge (B,L,-) The morning is for visiting the Red Dao minority village. Nam Cang village locates in the most remote area of Sapa. The Red Dao women wear some of the most colorful and diverse costumes of all Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Herbal bath, local medicine and embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao are very skilled at. Accompanied by your guide, you will explore around the village and learn how the local villagers make writing paper, jewelry and embroidery. In the afternoon you can choose to relax at lodge, make more visits to the village, take a swim in the river or join a trek to explore the beautiful surrounding nature. The 3 hours moderate trek starts with an ascent to a small Blue H’mong village, but from here it is mostly straight and downhill with a beautiful view to the high mountains, waterfalls and the deep valley. You then have a transfer to Topas Ecolodge. You will spend the night in your own private bungalow with a view...

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Sapa Mountain Getaway 2 days

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Sapa Mountain Getaway 2 days

Activity: Mountain Getaway Grade: Easy Duration: 2 days and 1 night – it’s possible to extend with one or more nights. HIGHLIGHTS Do you want to visit the quiet and remote Vietnamese mountains for relaxation and are you short in time? Then this is the package for you from Sapa Travel- an authentic travel agency in the area. Your journey from Hanoi to Sapa is by the new Sapa Express. The Sapa Express limousine has luxurious modern interior design with wood and leather, spacious and soft chairs, offers you a comfortable journey for the 5-5:30 hours transfer. You will stay in Topas Ecolodge, which is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 bungalows overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Thanh Phu, 400 altitude meters below. This package has been designed to give you the best relaxing stay in Sapa as well as the opportunity to experience the highlights of northern Vietnam; the ethnic communities with their unique cultures, the deep valleys covered by terraced rice fields, the breathtaking mountains. We recommend 1 more night at the lodge for the best relaxation. DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1: From Hanoi to the mountain retreat of Topas Ecolodge (-,-,-) From 6:30 – 7:00 AM, the Sapa Express will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi before departing Hanoi for a 5 hours transfer to the town of Sapa. From Sapa town you will enjoy another 40 minutes transfer to Topas Ecolodge on the mountain road running along the picturesque Muong Hoa valley and enormous Hoang Lien Mountain Range. The rest of the day is at your leisure and you can book an excursion to the surrounding villages. You will spend the night in your own private bungalow with a view of the valley and dotted mountain surroundings. Day 2: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi (B,-,-) The morning is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. You can either relax or borrow free of charge mountain bikes from the lodge for an exploration to the neighboring villages. You can also take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town. At 14:00, Sapa Express departs from Topas Ecolodge, pick you up if you are in Sapa town, and return you to your hotel in Hanoi. Please note: – Most of our visitors regret staying only one night at Topas Ecolodge, as the journey is worth at least 2 nights of mountain quiet and fresh air – Topas Mountain Express can only pick up and return passengers at hotels/ residence in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Tay Ho District. This package includes: • 1 night at Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe bungalow) • Indicated meals (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)* • Transfer by Topas Mountain Express Hanoi – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Hanoi *Other...

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