Tour route
Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho - Su Pan
3 days / 4 nights
Ha Noi - Sapa
Tour type
City Breaks, Adventure Tours

Sapa 11

Sapa is located in the north of Vietnam and in the middle of the breathtaking landscapes. It’s one of the most beautiful places not only in Vietnam but in Asia as well. With ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air, it’s a magical combination of landscapes. This trip will bring you though the excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone, the paddy fields of H’mong village, and give you an oppotunity to explore daily activities of the local ethnic peoples.

Day 1 HANOI – TRAIN TO LAO CAI (no meal)

Be ready at your hotel lobby at 7:00 p.m, our driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to catch the overnight train to Lao Cai City. Stay overnight on train (Superior Compartment with soft berth air-con, private cabin).

Day 2 LAO CAI – SAPA – LAO CHAI/TA VAN (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Sapa 7Local guide will pick you at Lao Cai Railway Station in the early morning. Transfer (35 km) to Sa Pa, the best resort of the Northern Vietnam with cool climate all year round, where includes hundreds of different minority people. Check-in hotel for relax and have breakfast. After that you will leave your luggage in the luggage storage room to prepare for your trek. You will only need to bring a change of clothing, trekking gear and toiletries for your stay at the village homestay. At around 9 AM you will begin your 12 km trek on small trails down the Muong Hoa Valley towards the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. The Muong Hoa Valley contains some of the most beautiful views of rice paddy fields in Asia.  After having lunch along the Muong Hoa River in Lao Chai, you will continue along the bottom of the valley to get to the Dzay tribe village of Ta Van to experience their way of life while staying in a local family’s cottage.

Day 3 TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – BAN HO (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Sapa 33After having breakfast in the village homestay, you will begin your trek to Dzang Ta Chai of the Red Dzao tribe. You can experience the difference between the way of life of the different tribes people. You will have lunch in the village before you continue your trek through the amazing scenery and to the beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon, you will continue your trip to the Tay tribe village of Ban Ho. You will arrive at a village homestay where you will stay the night with a Tay family and have another authentic dinner.

Day 4 BAN HO – SU PAN – LAO CAI - TRAIN TO HANOI (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Sapa 45After having breakfast in the village homestay, you will trek to Su Pan, the last village you visit on your trip. You will be amongst the terraced rice paddy fields and will have the opportunity for a dip in the river before being picked up for transportation back to Sapa. Then go back to the main road to be transferred back to Lao Cai. Relax at mini hotel in Lao Cai to take shower than have dinner. Transfer downhill to Lao Cai Railway Station to take the night train which arrives in Hanoi early at 05.30 to 06.00 next morning. Stay overnight on the train (Superior Compartment with soft berth air-con, private cabin). 

Day 5 TRAIN TO HANOI - HANOI (no meal)

Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer back to your hotel. End of the tour.

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