Sapa hiking & homestay - Leaving crowded town

Sapa hiking & homestay - Leaving crowded town: Sapa trekking & homestay - leaving crowded town
Sapa is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional clothes and colorful ethic market in Weekend. Sapa is well known with rice terrace field and flowers in the mountainous area of Northwest Vietnam

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Details of Sapa hiking & homestay - Leaving crowded town, Hanoi, Viet Nam Hiking & Trekking
Details for Sapa hiking & homestay - Leaving crowded town

Active Adventure

Awesome scenery
Rice terraces
Colorful minority groups
Home stays in minority villages

Typical Day

Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai.

Transfer from your hotel to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight in AC soft sleeper cabin.
Transfer hotel to railway station: AC vehicle
Accommodation: Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 1: Transfer to Sapa to Trek to Tavan Village

Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.30 am. We will take 1hr bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town, we have breakfast in local restaurant and prepare for driving for a short road transfer to the trekking point. Trekking uphill on a large and rocky path for 2 hours along the narrow valley which runs between two high mountains passing two hamlets of the Black H’mong of Sa Pa Commune: Sau Chua and Sa Seng. Lunch in the village.
After lunch, we continue along the same trail gradually uphill the Den Thang mountain for an hour to Hang Da Village of the H’mong which sits at 1,800m height and over looking down the Muong Hoa Valley. Then, we enjoy easy walk on high elevation for half an hour which offers great view of Muong Hoa Valley until arriving to Thao Hong Den, another village of the Black H’mong.

We getting downhill for another hour along a dirt track to Pho Village at the center of Hau Thao Commune. Back to Giang Ta Chai for dinner and overnight in the local house.

Transfer Lao Cai to Sapa: 45 mins
Trekking: 4-hr trek
Moderate grade
Accommodation: Local house in Giang ta Chai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Trek to Ban Khoang to Giang Ta Phing - Night train to Hanoi

We will have breakfast in the local house before embarking upon another day of adventure. Today we head on northwards of Sapa with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan, Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms before arriving to Ban Khoang. It is a village of the Red Zao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. We stay over an hour walking to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life. We leave Ban Khoang and process along the road for about 10km to Ta Giang Phin valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in some small villages scattering along a peaceful stream.

We enjoy lunch on the bank of a stream before walking along village path which connects village to village to witness daily activities of local life such as plough and harrow the fields, growing, harvesting or doing some house work. In leisure months men often gather to built new houses or repair parts of old ones while women stay home making their traditional costumes. We back to Sapa in mid afternoon, In the late afternoon, we transfer to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.

Trekking: 4-hr trek
Moderate grade
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Soft sleeper in AC cabin

Day 3: Back to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi around 5 am. Tour ends at Hanoi Railway Station.

Age range, type of group

Single, Group

Sleeping and meals

AC sleeper cabin on train for two ways
Transfer two ways in Sapa
Transfer one way in Hanoi
16 seated transfer mentioned in program
English or French speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Home stay permission
First-aid kit
Water & Snacks
Entrance fees & sightseeing fees.


Travel insurance
Personal expenses

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