Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Sapa
6.30 am: Pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, follow the highway to Lao Cai city, before approaching Sapa.
12.30 – 13.00pmm: Arrive in Sapa, home of many different ethnic minority people such as Flower H’mong, Black H’mong, Dzao, Dzay, Tay people…. Here enjoy a lunch of local Vietnamese dishes.
After lunch, you will take a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’mong ethnic people, just free yourseves and enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery along the road covered by rain forest under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park. You will also find out more about the local life at Y Linh Ho village inhabited by Black Hmong people if time allows.
Back to Sapa, check in your hotel and free leisure to discover the little town yourselves.
Dinner on your own and overnight in hotel in Sapa.
Trekking distance: 04 – 06 km approximately – trekking time: 2 – 4 hours
Cat Cat village Visiting Site/Activity
Located 3 km from Sapa center, Cat Cat - the old village of H'mong people- attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages
Y Linh Ho Visiting Site/Activity
Y Linh Ho is a Black H'mong village where you can enjoy the beautiful and interesting scenery of these villages and learn about daily life of Black H'mong people.
Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Hanoi
Get ready for a day devoted to a beautiful hike through the breath taking scenery of Sa Pa valley. We will follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and visit the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai – admire the rice terraces hidden behind the mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. At Ta Van Giay, there is a fascinating collection of rock carvings to explore. Lunch is served in a very local house/picnic lunch
In the afternoon, the Trek is made through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After the trek, we head back Sapa to join the bus to return Hanoi.
The trip ends at the hotel at 21.30 pm approximately.
Trekking distance: 06 – 10 km approximately – trekking time: 4- 5 hours
Lao Chai – Ta Van Visiting Site/Activity
Ta Van Village is a place where many Vietnam ethnic minority groups gather and live together in harmony. Visiting the village, tourists can admire natural landscapes, experience homestay service, and enjoy traditional food of this land.
Giang Ta Chai Visiting Site/Activity
Located 15km from Sapa town, in the right side of Muong Hoa Village, Giang Ta Chai has become of the attractive places to visitors who want to experience the colorful traditional customs of Red Dao people.
- Return bus tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi in modern air-conditioned bus
- Hotel in Sapa
- Meals as mentioned
- Service of a local Englishs speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees
- Personal expenses
- Bank charge (for payment by credit card)
- Surcharge (Christmas and New Year)
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