SAPA HILL TRIBES TREKKING
3 Days / 4 Nights
Tour route: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Hanoi
Group tour: US$149/p.p
At a glance:
- Tour code: CT0066
- Tour style: Group tour
- Tour type: Hill tribes trekking
- Grade: Medium trekking
- Vehicle: Train & bus
- Accommodation: hotel & homestay
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.
FIRST NIGHT: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
At 8:00 pm you will be transferred 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. Night train
DAY 01: Sapa – Cat Cat and Sin Chai – Sapa (B, L, D)
We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus, to take you to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at. 08:00am – After breakfast and a morning shower, we will start walking to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan- highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina. Go through a village of Black H’mong tribe, see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, enjoy the colorful rice terraces
and the interesting waterfall. Come back to afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa town. Enjoy your lunch in the hotel.
DAY 02: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B ,L ,D )
Enjoy your breakfast then check out of the room. Keep your baggage in the hotel then we will walk from Sapa towards
Muong Hoa valley where can admire magnificent landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien mountain ranges and meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can have a nice swim. Lunch at Lao Chai Village then keep going to Ta Van Village of Zay people
arriving at Ta Van, where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the homestay overnight.
DAY 03: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sa Pa (B , L ,D )
Then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities. Here we will experience their daily life then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people. We then take the bus back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi railway station at 6.00am. End of services. Morning taxi to your hotel by yourself / private car to airport upon request
- 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
- Any drinks
- Private expenses
Accommodation on this tour
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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