Trip Style: Trekking & Homestay
Service Level: Standard
Physical Grading: Moderate
Trek from Sapa to remote villages,meet up with Black H'mong,Redzao,Zay and Tay tribe people in Sapa.Experience the real life of these tribes with homestay in their beautiful villages.
This is a marvelous 4 days tour to the remote area of Sapa where you will have a real look into the culture of the tribes people.You will trek along water buffalo paths,passing suspension bridges and pristine villages of the Black H'mong, Red Dzao,Zay tribes people. This trip offers great photo opportunities & challenges.
Situated at an elevation of 1, 650 meters and overlooking Fansipan (Vietnam's highest mountain at 3, 143 meters), Sapa can have all four seasons in one single day. The weather changes rapidly; in the morning it can be bright and sunny but within minutes, clouds can appear and the rains begin to fall. It is where you find the beauty of nature in valleys, mountain, streams, water falls, and the warm welcome of the ethnic peoples. Come to Sa Pa to enjoy the scenery and explore daily activities of the tribal peoples.
Sapa Trek & Homestay
From $215 USD
Tour Code: SPTHS
Duration: 02days / 03 nights
Trekking Routes: Sapa-Sinchai-Catcat-Ylinhho-Laochai-Tavan-Giang Ta Chai-Supan-Ban Ho.
Walking Distance: This tour will require a good level of fitness for the trek of between 22km to 26km per day on water buffalo trails and village roads.
Accommodation: Homestay at Tavan or Ban Ho village ( hotel option is upon request)
Trip Overview: This Sapa trek & home-stay is a soft adventure tour design for nature lover and one who love trekking and exploring the indigenous culture in the remote mountainous area of Vietnam. You will trek along the water buffalo trails and cross some stunning terraces, stay overnight in the village with the tribe people,learn their unique culture & tradition. This tour has alot of amazing challenges to offer.
Day 1: Hanoi-Laocai
You will depart from Hanoi aboard the overnight train to Laocai in the Northern of Vietnam. Catch some sleep in 4-person soft berth deluxe comfort with Air- conditioner.
Accommodation: Tulico Train
Day 2: Sapa-Sinchai-Catcat-Ylinhho-Laochai-Tavan (B, L, D)
Arrive early in the morning; you will be met by our tour guide at Laocai station for the private transfer to the town of Sapa. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in town before setting off on the trek. We will start from Sapa town with the trek down to Sinchai & Catcat villages where we will be warmly welcome by the Black H’Mong community. Afterward we will follow the stunning river of Muong Hoa from Ylinhho to the village of Laochai & Tavan which are inhabited by the H’mong and the Zay tribes. We will stop along the way for photo opportunities and enjoy our picnic lunch in this stunning valley amongst the nature. Tonight, we will spend a night in Ta Van village with a local family and take ample opportunity to learn about the Zay culture and way of life, whilst enjoying a traditional meal.
Accommodation: Homestay in Tavan or Banho village (hotel option is upon request)
Day 3: Tavan-Giangtachai-Supan-Banho-Sapa-Laocai-Hanoi (B-L-D)
After the breakfast, we will say goodbye to our host and continue our trek to visit the Red Dzao tribe at Giang Ta Chai. Stop at a local waterfall for a refreshment and picnic lunch. We then continue our walk along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa river and trek up to Supan where we will walk down hill to Ban Ho village where we will have chance to interact with the Tay tribe, enjoy some tea in their beautiful house built on stilt and visit this surrounding area. In the afternoon, our driver will pick you up for the transfer to Lao Cai town where we will have a day use room for shower before enjoying your diner in one of the local restaurant. Tonight, you will catch the overnight train back to Ha Noi.
Accommodation: Tulico Train
Day 4: Hanoi Arrival
This morning you will be arrive in Hanoi at around 05.00AM; this is where your Sapa adventure ends.
* 01 night in the Tavan village with home stay + permission
* 01 Day use room for shower in Laocai before boarding the train back.
* 02 nights on the train: Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi( soft berth with air-con/4 pax per cabin)
* All private transfers & transportation as mentioned per itinerary
* Local English speaking tour guide
* All meals as indicated in the itinerary ( B=breakfast, L=lunch; D=diner)
* Entrance + sightseeing fees
* Cold water & Wet tissue
* Other meals not specified in the itinerary
* Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar charges, tips, optional activities
Moderate: Soft adventures enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Walks and mountain hiking are generally on water buffalo path and in range of about 22km to 26km per day.
Home stays in villages are simple in terms of bedding and amenities. You are provided with a mattress, pillow and mosquito net and sleep on the floor like the locals. Accommodation and amenities may be shared with the host family.