Tour starts: 06.45am | Price: $139.00
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van.
06h30 – 07h00: Pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point and then start 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. 13h00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch. 14h30: Begin trekking from Sapa toward Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes. Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H’mong tribe and keep trekking through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village to experience Black H’mong people’s daily life and their traditional culture. Y Linh Ho village is a small commune composed by a dozen of small hamlets scattering on the very tough mountain terrain with high and steep mountains. There are some hundred inhabitants from the Black H’mong only living in this commune. They built their rudimentary houses on their farmland and mainly cultivate corn and dry rice on the steep hillsides. The only way to get to the commune is on foot from the main road. This village is home to the Black H’Mong people who wear very dark clothing in black and navy dyed with indigo (often seen on the hands of older H’Mong women). 17h00: Arrive into Ta Van village inhabited by Dzay minorities. Exhibiting strong Chinese culture where we have dinner on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospitality of our Dzay family and homestay overnight. Dinner and overnight at homestay in Ta Van village. Meals included: Lunch/ Dinner
Day 2: Ta Van – Dzang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Ban Ho.
After breakfast, we continue to visit Red Dzao people at Dzang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. 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 fields where we’ll have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest gives you the experience of Vietnam tropical jungle. Along the way, we will stop nearby a waterfall to have a panorama view of Dzang Ta Chai village and have lunch. After a picnic lunch, walking to Ban Ho, where the village lies within a beautiful valley, home to Tay minority who has their traditional houses on stilts and we will share a home-stay night here. Dinner and overnight at homestay in Ban Ho village. Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Day 3: Ban Ho – Nam Toong – Sapa – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)
Two kilometers walking to a very nice waterfall discovered and named “The Lavie” by the French during their colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy swimming then go up to the mountain to visit a small hamlet of the Red Dzao people called Nam Toong. Come to Ban Ho, you get chance not only to view wonderful spots, enjoy fresh air but also to see natural beauty. You will have opportunity to see water fall, go swimming in hot water pool or cold water stream, find out traditional weave fabric, make brocade… and take part in community activities. You will be alive and living in the cozy ambiance and friendly family. Because the climate in Ban Ho is warmer than Sapa (between 18-250C), in the afternoon, tourists can enjoy yourself in the stream Lavie, sight Da Nhay waterfall. After Nam Toong be back to Ban Ho village for lunch and by car to Sapa. 16h00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sapa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains. 21h00: We arrive in Hanoi. End of services. See you next time!!! Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
- Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return
- 2 bottles of water, tissues /2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi – Sapa – Ha Noi
- Modern bus in Sapa with experienced drivers
- English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa
- Meals as 1 dinner, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast with local dishes
- All entrance tickets to indicated sites
- Homestay at Ta Van Village and Ban Ho Village on twin sharing basis
- Insurance during the time using bus
- Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
- Others not clearly mentioned above
- In day 2, if you do not want to attend the long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van, our tour leader will help you visit another place. All tickets and transportation fees are paid by you.
- Old people should not attend the long trek (9 kms) due to its challenge and danger in case of rain
- Handicapped people and children under 6 years old shouldn’t attend trekking
Thing to bring
- Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
- Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
- Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
- You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.