Spectacular scenery and ethnic minorities of Sapa. The northwest of Vietnam is a captivating blend of dramatic landscapes and colourful hill tribes. Sapa is set in a spectacularly beautiful valley close to the border with China. Its breathtaking mountain scenery is some of the best in Asia. Ethnic minorities from many of the surrounding villages don their most colourful costumes and head for the famous Saturday market and hiking and trekking opportunities are in abundance.
Day 1: 20:00 pick up at the hotel. Transfer to railway station for a night SP train around at 21:00 to Lao Cai.
Day 2: Lao Cai station – Sapa – Hau Thao
6:00 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai station then transfer to Sapa by bus. Check in when the room is available. Have breakfast in the hotel before the trip starts. 9:30 we walk along the main road for a while then take a small path up hill to get to Hau Thao village of Black H’mong tribe. The trekking brings you through the upper mountain rage of Sapa overlooking down to it’s valley. Our guide will prepare lunch in a local house while you walk around the village to meet the tribe and visit their catholic church. After lunch the guide take you back to Sapa on a different way which goes further to the other side the mountain. (Breakfast, lunch included)
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Cai – Ta Van
Have breakfast and check out before the trip starts. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Stay overnight in a local family. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 4: Ta Van – Sapa
Rise up easly in the morning for breakfast then head to Ban Ho by motorbike. You pass the Muong Hoa river and waterfall. Ban Ho village where you have lunch there live the Tay tribe with their special wooden house on stilt will amaze you, let alone the peaceful scenery and friendly people. And the last 45 min climbing up hill to get to the waiting point is ready a challenge for you. You get back to Sapa by motorbike/ jeep. (Breakfast, lunch included)
Day 5: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai
Breakfast in hotel, the rest of the morning is free to explore the town on your own. After lunch you check out and leave your luggage in the hotel then get yourself ready before heading down to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Back to Sapa and get fresh with a shower in the hotel’s day room then transfer to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.(Breakfast, lunch included)
Day 6: Hanoi
Price in USD per person
|Number of persons
||3 - 4 persons
||5 - 9 persons
||10 -14 persons
||15 persons up
(5 May -31 Aug)
(1 Jan - 4 May & 1 Sep - 31 Dec)
English Speaking Guide.
All accommodation in 2 star hotel with twin sharing
Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Transport (Return train tickets, Bus, Jeep)
Entrance fees and permits during guided time.
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
Tips and gratuities