Dear my friend,
Im Tavan hostel owner
Thanks for your booking and our family are really appreciating , here are some useful informations
Transport – Pickup to Ta van Hostel
We dont have pick up service to our hostel, but we can give you some tips
– Best way to go from Laocai to Sapa :
From Laocai, you can take a local bus to Sapa. There are 2 red yellow buses departing from Laocai railway station every 15 or 30 minutes, the cost is 30 000 VND, but sometime, there are some bad guys who want more and try to follow you to make you pay more. Stay at 30.000 VMD no more, dont be afraid, no agressive , just go to bus then take a seat, if some one ask you to pay more than 30000 before the bus go, dont pay, wai until he get off then the bus will go, then pay 30000 VND to the bus staff.
Also, there are many white mini buses that can transfert you to Sapa, negociate the price, around 50.000 VND per person for a seat.
– How to go From Sapa to Ta Van:
Tavan is 7 km from Sapa, so when you arrive to Sapa, make another transfert to Ta van. By taxi, 200 000 VND< by moto taxi, 100 000 VND. Keep my number in case that the driver dont know where to go . I will tell him on phone what to do. Keep in mind that you have to pay entrance fee for Ta Van village. In the way, the taxi will stop at the check point , you have to pay 75 000 VND / person. If you want to save money, try to get to Tavan before 7 AM or after 5 PM because the check point will be closed .
In my hostel , you can book :
– Transfert back to Hanoi by bus : price 200 000 VND, sleeping bus Read here if you want to book bus from Hanoi to Sapa I can arrange bus tickets for your from Hanoi to Sapa
– Trekking tour : 15 USD/ per for a one day tour, and 50 USD/ tour for 2 days. If you want to book full package including all transferts and trek , read here Full package including Sa pa 1 day trek and transfert from Hanoi to Tavan
– Moto renting: 100 000 – 150 000 VND per day
And many more options…..check once youa arrive
Very important :
To check in Tavan village, you need to pay 75 000 VND per person, if you dont want to pay this, go to my house before 7 AM or after 5 PM
Waiting for you
All the best