Sapa, located in Lao Cai province in northeast Vietnam close to the Chinese border, is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority people. The scenery of the imposing mountains and diversity minorities give this area a great combination of nature and culture and is definitely a place for adventurers. Discover the fascinating culture of local minorities with a great trekking tour through village settings.
DAY 1: HANOI – LAOCAI
21.00 Pm: Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and depart for Hanoi station for overnight train to Laocai. Overnight on train (04 berth cabin sharing).
Hanoi – Lao Cai Visiting Site/Activity
Taking express train from Ha Noi Station to Lao Cai city
DAY 2: LAOCAI – SAPA – CAT CAT – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI SAN – TA VAN
Upon your arrival, we will be met at the Railway station of Lao Cai town. We then drive 38 km to the former hill station of Sapa. On the way, enjoy panoramic views of mountains and valleys in the region. After breakfast and a short break, we will take a short drive to the first village H’Mong – Cat Cat Village, start trekking and walk around the village. We continue the visit to an old Hydro Electric Power station, built by French in the colonial time. We then hike on a small path down the valley to the MuongHoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village of Y Linh Ho & Lao Chai. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces and visit the H’mong people living in the wooden and bamboo houses. After that, we continue going to Ta Van village to visit Giay minority (pronounced as Zay). Have dinner and free sightseeing time in the evening.
Stay overnight at homestay at Ta Van village.
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.
Lao Chai San Visiting Site/Activity
Lao Chai San is one beautiful Black H'mong Village on one of the most longest trekking paths of Sapa.
More about Lao Chai San
DAY 3: TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA – LAOCAI
After the breakfast, we take on the road to Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dao (pronounced as Zao) people via grassless paths between terraces, visit Silver waterfall and Rattan Bridge. We have a chance to meet the local people and share cultural experiences with families. We continue along narrow paths across the rice fields, then cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su Pan village. Picnic lunch is on the way. We will meet the Jeep and transfer back to Sapa.
We then head to the Railway Station for overnight train to Hanoi. À la carte Dinner included.
You will arrive in Hanoi the next early morning. The trip ends at Hanoi station.
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.
Su Pan Visiting Site/Activity
Su Pan village is 17 km from Sapa town, it is on the long trekking routes in Sapa. The village is looking down to Muong Hoa valley, one of poorest village in Sapa district and the land of this area is very poor soil.
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