Home to dozens of ethnic minority communities, enduring cultures and traditions and magnificent tiered rice paddy fields, Sapa is a magical place to experience the diversity and charm of northern Vietnam. With misty mountain trails and the highest peak in Vietnam, it is a perfect destination for those seeking culture and adventure.
Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Meet with our guide at your hotel and start walking to the Black H’mong village of Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai. The hiking distance is approximately 6 km. Arrival will be at Muong Hoa, one of the most excellent panoramas of the larger valley, paddy terraced fields and the H’mong villages of Northern of Vietnam. We hike slowly along a small local path leading into the bottom of the valley, where some stalls are available that serve tea and fruits; a perfect spot to take a rest and have lunch. After lunch, you will visit the Zay people of Ta Van, which lies in the middle of the Muong Hoa valley. You will check-in at a local homestay for the night. Your host will prepare your dinner. A great opportunity to get to know the local culture.
Ta Van - Homestay
Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai
Next morning after having breakfast, the trek continues towards the Red Dao village in Giang Ta Chai. On the way, you will trek up and downhill then through a bamboo forest. The village of Giang Ta Chai is the next stop, which we will reach by following a path over a bridge. Lunch will be provided near a waterfall, just before arrival at the village. Eventually, the trek returns to the hill of Hau Thao village. then continue trekking to Ban Ho village. There live the Tay tribe with their special wooden houses on stilts, which are sure to amaze you.
Ban Ho - Homestay
Ban Ho – Love Waterfall – Sapa
Have breakfast with Tay minority. Walk around Ban Ho village and walk to Love Waterfall to relax, then trek up to the road to take the car back to Sapa.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.
Homestay in villages
In the villages you will experience you will experience a typical homestay, where you will get to meet the locals and learn from their way of life.
This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.
The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.
Traveling to and from
This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.
Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.
Accommodation before and after the trek
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.