NIGHT 1 : HANOI TO SAPA BY OVERNIGHT TRAIN OR BUS.
Overnight on the train or bus
DAY 1 : SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – (B, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai train or bus station.
Transfer to Sapa for breakfast and check-in hotel (if available).
12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority.
After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
Homestay at the Dzay local house.
DAY 2 : TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA – (B, L, D)
Breakfast before start tour with 14 km walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan).
Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the car to return to Sapa.
Overnight at the hotel in Sapa
DAY 3 : BAC HA MARKET (ON SUNDAY ONLY) – B, L, D
Breakfast in the hotel.
Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam.
This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).
In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority.
We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to catch the train to Hanoi.
NIGHT 4 : LAO CAI TO HANOI OVERNIGHT TRAIN
Overnight on the train. Tour finishes.
English speaking tour guide
Village entrance fees
Personal travel insurance
What you should bring :
Comfortable trekking shoes
110 USD/person (travel by bus)
140 USD/person (travel by train)
99 USD/person (travel by bus)
128 USD/person (travel by train)
125 USD/person (travel by bus)
155 USD/person (travel by train)
The visit of Bac Ha market is possible on Sunday only.
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