Visiting different ethnic groups such as the Tay, the Xa Pho who which cannot be found in other areas of Sapa. Even though they live close to each other, their living standard, their customs and traditions are not the same. Also enjoy beautiful landscape in Ban Ho valley.
Duration: 3days/ 4nights overnight at Homestay - Tavan & Ban Ho Village
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi & go to Sapa by Sleeper bus
Grade: Easy trekking
Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by overnight bus
At 9.00 pm pick up and transfer from your hotel for boarding at 10:00 pm. You will be in AC soft sleeper bus to travel Sapa town.
Day 1: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van homestay
The next morning: The bus arrives in Lao Cai at about 3:00 am. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1 hours), our guide pick up you to hotel or bus drop you off at hotel. When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to for a morning shower & breakfast, then prepare for the trek to villages.
After freshening up and having breakfast you are free to take a walk around the charming little town of Sapa. Pay a visit to the fascinating market and or the old cathedral where you can meet and greet some of the local ethnic minority people. The Black H'Mong and Red Zao come into town daily to sell their farming produce and hand made crafts - you will spot them easily in their bright traditional dress.
At 9:30, back office we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley.
We begin by driving approximately 3 kms to Cat Cat village - here we start walking. This village is home to the H'Mong. There is a pretty waterfall to enjoy and an old hydro power station built by the French is nearby. A further 12kms of trekking will see us visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Here we will have lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river, we continue hiking to Ta Van village (here resides the Dzay people) where we settle for the night in a local village family home. This provides a great opportunity to share their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!
Day 2: Ta Van - Giang Ta Cai - Ban Ho Village homestay
We will have breakfast in the local house before embarking upon another day of adventure. Today we will trek across mountains, bamboo forest, terraces and streams to reach Ban Ho Village, a beautiful village at lower altitude. Picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho. Dinner and overnight in local house.
Day 3: Trek to Nam Tong and drive to Sapa – Night sleeper bus to Hanoi ( B/L/D )
After breakfast we leave Ban Ho for Sapa. We will trek shortly to Nam Tong village inhabited by the Red Daos, discover their culture and tradition before descending to the Lavie water for the nice pictures, Return to Ban Ho village and take a jeep ride back toSapa. Back to the town we can take shower and change clothes in hotel.
Free at leisure in the afternoon. We can explore the town on foot and have great shopping time in Sapa market. Diner at a local restaurant.
Night 4: Sapa to Hanoi by soft sleeper tourist bus
At 21:00pm, you will be pick up to the overnight bus, where you will then take the night bus back to Hanoi. We hope you have enjoyed your time in Sapa and your experience. Early morning arrive Hanoi, tour end.
Tour Price per person in US Dollars: Basing on bellow join group or private tour
- Join Group tour price: $115 (group maximum 10 persons)
- Private Tour price:
Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat.