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.
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 Muong Hoa 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.
Trekking distance: 13 km approximately - trekking time: 5-6 hours
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.
Trekking distance: 07 km approximately - trekking time: 4- 5 hours
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