Tour code: SP 12E
Departure dates: Everyday
Destination: Sapa, Northern, Vietnam.
Duration:  5 days
Tour type: Private  tour
Tour price: USD $/ person

  Night 1
Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa
Sapa town, tour trekking in Sapa
An English speaking guide will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi at 21:00 and take you to Hanoi Train Station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.

Day 1
Sapa – Y Linh – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)
Rice fields in Sapa, Sapa trekking tour
You will arrive in Lao Cai at around 06:00, and you will be met by your guide and driver who will take you to Sapa Town. You will have breakfast at your hotel before setting out on your first day of trekking. After a short stretch following the road, you will branch off onto a small trail and into the Muong Hoa Valley. You will follow a picturesque trail along the Muong Hoa River surrounded by towering mountains and cascades of rice paddies. You will first trek to the Black Hmong villages of Lao Chai. Here, you will be able to learn about the traditional culture which has remained the same for many generations. You will then discover the culture of the Zay ethnic group in Ta Van Village. You will be able to see the traditional houses which are built using bamboo and feature a clay floor. You will be able to learn more about the cultures and customs as you spend the night with a local family in their homestay.
Day 2
Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Seo Trung Ho (B/L/D)
hmong people, Sapa trekking tour
After the breakfast with your host family, you will set out for another exciting day of trekking in Sapa. Today, you will learn about the Red Dao culture in Giang Ta Chai Village. You will understand the name when you see the vibrant red colours of the traditional outfits worn by the local people. Giang Ta Chai also has a beautiful waterfall which you will have time to visit. After, you will hike further along the mountainous local trails to another Red Dao village, Seo Trung Ho. You will stay the night here with a local family.

Day 3
Seo Trung Ho – Nam Toong – Thanh Phu(B/L/D)
trekking route, tour trekking in Sapa
After a tasty breakfast, you begin the trek to the Tay village of Thanh Phu. This is another beautiful route along the rural paths which crosses over the Muong Hoa River. You will have plenty of time to socialise with the local people and explore the village. You will spend the night in a traditional style stilt house belonging to a local family.

Day 4
Thanh Phu – Nam Sai – Nam Ken – Ban Ho (B/L/D)
trakking trails, Sapa trekkin tours
After breakfast with your Tay host family, you will trek to Nam Sai Village, which also belongs to a Tay community. You will then visit a Red Dao village and a village belonging to the Xa Pho, the smallest ethnic group in Vietnam. The people in these remote areas have very little interaction with modern Vietnam, so their culture remains unchanged. You will stay overnight in Ban Ho Village with a Tay family. Time and weather permitting, there is a beautiful little stream in Ban Ho which is perfect for an afternoon swim.

Day 5
: Ban Ho – Sapa (B/L/D)
Sapa trekking, trekking in Sapa
After breakfast you, you will say goodbye to your host family and trek Ban Den where the car will be waiting to take you back to Sapa. You will have free time in Sapa to wander around the enticing stalls of Sapa Market. In the late afternoon, you will be taken to Lao Cai where you will board the night train back to Hanoi.


Tour price includes

+ English speaking guide
+ All transportation and transfers
+ Accommodation
+ Train tickets
+ Meals as indication
+ Entrance fees and permits where applicable
+ Bottle of water on coach/trek

Tour price excludes :

+ Pre & Post trip accommodation
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips and expenses
+ Travel insurance

What to take:

+ Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
+ It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, towels, toiletries, flash lights, sunglasses & hat with shade...
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