Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – 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 – 13.00 pm: 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, we driving 6km to Ma Tra village of Black H’mong tribe then start trekking through paddy rice field to Ta Phin village. Along the way, you will have chances to explore a real daily life of local hill-tribe with activities: raking soil, transplanting rice…Lunch is en-route. Get back to Sapa, check in your hotel and free leisure to discover the little town yourselves.
Dinner on your own and overnight in the hotel in Sapa.
Trekking distance: 04 – 06 km approximately – trekking time: 2 – 4 hours
Ma Tra village Visiting Site/Activity
Ma Tra Village is a stunning destination in Sapa. The hamlet is home to the H’mong and Red Zao ethnic people and only boasts around 50 homes.
Ta Phin village Visiting Site/Activity
Located about 17km in the west of Sapa, Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life
Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Laochai San – Laochai – Ta Van
After breakfast, we first take a short drive to the first village H’Mong – Cat Cat Village, start trekking and walk around the village. We continue to visit the old Hydro Electric Power station, built by French in the old days. 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 Zay minority. Have dinner and free evening at leisure.
Overnight at homestay in Ta Van Village
Trekking distance: 08 – 12 km approximately – trekking time: 5 – 6 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 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta chai – Supan – Sapa – Hanoi
After the breakfast, we take on road to Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths between terraces, visit silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge. We have chance to meet the local people and share cultural experiences with families. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su pan village. Picnic lunch is on the way. We will meet the driver and transfer back to Sapa to join the bus to return Hanoi.
Trip ends at hotel at 21.30 pm approximately
Trekking distance: 06 – 10 km approximately – trekking time: 4- 5 hours
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 village Visiting Site/Activity
Also located in Muong Hoa Valley Su Pan commune can be referred to as “mountainous commune”. Walking uphill from the road, one can see rudimentary houses built on the rocky farmland where the locals cultivate corn for their staple food.
- Return bus tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi in modern air-conditioned bus
- Hotel in Sapa & Homestay in village
- 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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