Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes, cool climate and colorful local markets. Along this tour you'll enjoy beautiful natural scenery and contact with the ethnic villages and people still following their traditional ways of life.
Explore the old Hydro Electric Power station, built by French in the old days
Admire the breathtaking scenery as you trek in Northern Vietnam
Visit the ethnic villages and observe the daily life of the local people
Get started: Taxi will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at 9:15 PM to get to Lao Cai Station. Overnight on the train.
Day 1: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai San - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B/L/D):Train - Bus
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.
Have breakfast (by guest’s account) in local restaurant, we 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 home stay in Ta Van Village
Trekking distance: 12 km
Trekking Time: 6 hours
Day 2: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan –Ban Ho (B/L/D): None
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. Continue our trek to Ban Ho village of Tay minority.
Dinner and overnight are at Tay home-stay on a stilt house.
Trekking distance: 16km
Trekking time: 6hours
Day 3: Ban Ho – Nam Toong – Su Pan – Sapa (B/L/-): Bus - Train
Breakfast athomestay then we heading out for trekking though buffalo dirt path to Nam Toong village of Red Dao tribe. The trek offers you an panoramic view of Muong Bo valley with nice scenery along the trek. Return to Ban Ho for swimming at Lavie fall (recommended in summer).
Have picnic lunch at Ban Ho then we trek up hill to Supan to meet Russian Jeep for transferring back to Sapa. Freshen up at hotel before catch bus to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi. Trip ends.
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...
Train departure from Ha Noi at 9:15PM and from Lao Cai at 20:45PM
Pick you up at your hotel at 8:00PM
Please take your passport to check in hotel.
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.
- Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway station
- Roundtrip transfer in Sapa
- Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Soft sleeper with A/C – 4 persons in one cabin)
- 02 nights at homestay
- Meals as stated above
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Phone and laundry
- Tips and personal expenses