Itinerary: Hanoi – Sapa – Lao Chai Village – Ta Van Village (Homestay) – Giang Ta Chai Village – Su Pan Village – Ban Ho Village (Homestay) – Nam Toong Village – Sapa – Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Lao Chai Village – Ta Van Village (L, D)
07:00 – 07:30: Pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point and then departure to Sapa, following Noi Bai – Lao Cai High-way.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break for 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.
13:00: Arrive in Sapa, check in your hotel and have lunch. You should bring a little clothing, a comfortable shoes to trek.
14:00: You will begin yours 12 km trek on small trails down the Muong Hoa Valley toward the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. The Muong Hoa Valley contains some of the most beautiful views of terraced fields in Asia.
Continuing along the bottom of the Valley to go the Dzay tribe village of Ta Van to experience their way of life when you stay in a local family’s cottage.
Have dinner and overnight at homestay. You will have free time in the evening to interact with the locals, learn about their culture and customs.
Day 2: Ta Van Village – Giang Ta Chai Village – Su Pan Village – Ban Ho Village (B, L, D)
After breakfast at homestay, we continue to visit Red Dzao people at Giang Ta Chai Village where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dzao women have very colorful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of them have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Dzao Legend.
We will walk to the rice paddy fields visit Supan Village of the H’mong people where we’ll have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest to a waterfall gives you the experience of Vietnam tropical jungle.
Enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for 30 minutes to Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dzao people which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa River.
After spending time visiting the village, making friends with the Dzao and experiencing the hospitality, you will cross the river by another suspension bridge and then uphill again to Su Pan Village where you will pay visiting to a local handicraft center where H’mong and Dzao women gather for exchanging experience and skill of making handicrafts.
A late lunch will be prepared here nearby the center and then you have time relaxing as well as getting acquaintance with local school boys, girls and their teachers as well.
Keep walking a little along the main road, get through the rice terraced paddies to the second homestay in Ban Ho Village of the Tay minority people where you will spend the night on a wooden-stilt house.
Sharing dinner with the family prepared by the host and your tour guide with the local specialty and wine would be the best time for relaxing and cultural exchange.
Trekking distance is about 16km.
Day 3: Ban Ho Village – Nam Toong Village – Sapa – Hanoi (B, L)
You will be waken up by the village animals or farming activities. After breakfast we will do a trek of 4km to Nam Toong remoted village of the Red Dzao people, learning their specific customs and enjoying the lanscape before getting back to the waterfall named “the Lavie” by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam for refreshing swimming.
Then back to the homestay for lunch. You will trek about 11km during this day.
After lunch, a short drive will take you back to Sapa, taking a shower and free at your leisure before transferring to the bus station.
16:00: Be available at the bus station and come back Hanoi.
21:30: We arrive in Ha Noi and you will be dropped off at your hotels in Old Quarter.
– Pick-up and drop-off at the hotels in Old Quarter
– English speaking guide
– Eco Sapa Bus (2 ways)
– Accommodation at homestay
– All meals as mentioned
– All entrance fees as mentioned
– Small bottles of water
– Personal expenses
– Pre & post accommodation
– Others not mentioned