Sapa Ethnic Minority Tour

SAPA TREKKING HOTEL STAY
2 Days / 3 Nights

Tour route: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Hanoi
Group tour: US$120/p.p

At a glance:

  • Tour code: CT0065
  • Tour style: Group tour
  • Tour type: Hill tribes trekking
  • Grade: Medium trekking
  • Vehicle: Train & bus
  • Accommodation: hotel

Sapa is famous for its beautiful, cool climate and colorful local markets. Along this medium-level trek, enjoy stunning natural scenery and see villages still following traditional ways of life. Allow yourself to fall into the natural rhythm of Vietnam!

What You’ll Do
> Trek through Vietnam’s beautiful Sapa region
> Visit ethnic villages and experience daily life in rural Sapa

What to Expect
On this wonderful trek to Vietnam’s stunning Sapa region, visit 5 villages – Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, and Sin Chai. The beautiful villages showcase ancient Vietnam with village people still following very traditional ways of life. The villages visited on the trek are home to 3 different minority groups – the Black H’Mong, the Dzay, and Red Dao people.

NIGHT BEFORE: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai

At 8:00 pm you will be transfered from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:35 pm. You will be in a shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town. The train arrives in Lao Cai at approximately 6:00 am where your Champa Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the “Champa Travel” sign and your name as you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). Upon arrival in Sapa you will be taken to your hotel for a morning shower & breakfast. Early check in may be possible if your room is available.


DAY 01: Sapa – Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai villages – Sapa

Transfer 6 km by van. Followed by a 2km walk down to Lao Chai village, and continue a further 3 km to Ta Van village where the Dzay minority people live.Here you will enjoy lunch provided for you in a local family home, all for you to discover their daily life, works and special custom, enjoy landscapes… After lunch we will trek through bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao. Nearby we will rest at a wonderful watter fall followed by a rattan bridge crossing taking us back to the van for our return to your hotel in Sapa town. You will have free time untill your included dinner in Sapa cuisine restaurant. After dinner the romantic town of Sapa is all yours to enjoy.

Accommodation: hotel stay


DAY 02: Sapa  – Cat Cat, Sin Chai village – Sapa – Lao Cai station

e will be walking down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village where the Black H’mong reside. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the remnants of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time. Enjoy picnic lunch by the riverside, and after lunch continue on for 3 km to Sin Chai, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, also known as “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here we take in the beautiful picturesque view before returning to Sapa by van. There will be some free time for you to find a local cafe or restaurant for dinner before being transferred to Lao Cai train station

17:30 Transfer to Lao Cai train station. before getting on the night train back to Ha Noi.

Hanoi arrival at 6.00am, morning taxi to your hotel (this will do by and pay by yourself)

What’s Included

  • Bus from Lao Cai to Sapa and back to Lao Cai
  • Pickup from Giang Ta Chai
  • Accommodation in Giang Ta Chai
  • Return train tickets from Hanoi to Lao Cai and back to Hanoi (soft sleeper A/C wooden cabins with 4 soft beds)
  • 3 star hotel in Sapa
  • All meals on tour
  • Entrance fees to the villages
  • English speaking guide

What’s Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Any drinks
  • Phones
  • Private expenses
  • VAT

Accommodation on this tour

SAPA ROYAL HOTEL

2 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS
Address: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Can Cau market – Bac Ha market  – Trung Do


SAPA ROYAL HOTEL

Address: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Can Cau market – Bac Ha market  – Trung Do

Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more day in Sapa to conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system before going to visit Bac Ha market next day. Extra charge US$60/p.p

Conquer Fansipan summit by cable car system
After breakfast at your hotel, we depart for the Silver Waterfall . The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. You are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life. After that, we are driven to Tram Ton Pass where we will trek 30 minutes through the forest. Along the way, you have chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the Golden Stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa, returning to Tram Ton Pass. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!

After that we will be transferred to cable car station where we will have 25 minutes travelling to Fanispan Mountain where is considered to be the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam now. Back to Sapa Town to have lunch then transfer to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back Hanoi

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