Trip Style: Adventure
Service Level: Standard
Physical Grading: Soft Adventure
Homestay in a trible village,walking & hiking in a stunning area of Sapa( North-West of Vietnam).
In the far north of Vietnam, you'll find an area of breathtaking natural beauty dotted with the small villages of native hill tribes. During our Sapa adventure trekking trip, you'll hike into the mountains, stopping in tiny settlements to meet the villagers and grab a cup of tea. You'll even stay overnight with a hill tribe, giving you a unique glimpse into local life.This hill tribe experience is more physically demanding than our Sapa extension so it's ideal for energetic travellers.
Sapa adventure from $256 USD
Tour Code: SPAV
Duration: 05days / 04 nights
Tour grading: Soft Adventure
Commencement date: All time around the year upon request
Accommodation: hotel and home stay
In the far north of Vietnam, you'll find an area of breathtaking natural beauty dotted with the small villages of native hill tribes. During our Sapa adventure trip, you'll hike into the mountains, stopping in tiny settlements to meet the villagers and learn about their culture and tradition. You'll even stay overnight with a hill tribe, giving you a unique glimpse into local life.
Day 1: Hanoi-Laocai
You will depart from Hanoi aboard the overnight train to Laocai in the Northern of Vienam. Catch some sleep in 4-person soft berth deluxe comfort with Air- conditioner.
Day 2: Sapa- Lao Chai-Tavan
Arrive in the early morning, you will be met by your guide and drive to the town of Sapa. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in town before setting off for the trek. Journey in to the valley Muong Hoa. Stopping at several hill tribes along the way,you'll be warmly received in Black H’Mong’village, Lao Chai and Zay’village, and offen invited to drink tea in the huts.Stay overnight in Ta Van with a local family and take ample opportunity to learn about Zay culture and way of life, wilst enjoying a traditional meal.
Day 3: Tavan-Giang Tachai- Sapa
After the breakfast, continue trekking to visit the Red dzao tribes at Giang Ta chai. Stop at a local waterfall for a rest. Continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa river and head up to Supan where we will get transfer back to Sapa. After check into your hotel in centre of the town you will have your free afternoon to explore the town & the local market. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa-Laocai-Hanoi
Today, enjoy the guided tour to the Cat Cat village. This small village is inhabited by the Black H’mong; a striking tribe whose people wear mainly black clothing. The dye that they use often runs, staining their hands slightly black. Although Cat Cat sees more tourists than the smaller surrounding villages, the people here still live in much the same way as their forefathers. You might see a few effects of tourism, but the visit will still provide a fascinating glimpse into hill tribe life. In the afternoon, we will make a visit to the home of the Red Dzao in Taphin village en route to Lao Cai for the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Day 5: Arrive Hanoi
You'll arrive on Day Five at about 5am in the morning. This is where your Sapa adventure ends.
01 night accommodation in Sapa(3 star hotel with breakfast)
02 nights on the train Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi( soft berth with air-con/4 pax per cabin)
01 night in the village with home stay & permission
Entrance + sightseeing fees
All meals as indicated in the itinerary
Transfers as mentioned per itinerary
Local English speaking tour guide
Other meals not specified in the itinerary
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar charges, tips, optional activities
EASY: Soft adventures enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Walks and mountain hiking are generally on good tracks and rarely exceed five hours in a day. Ideal for families.
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. Toilets are usually western-style.