This tour is designed for travelers who want to experience one night at a basic homestay in hill tribe village and go for a long trek to the most popular travel sites in Sapa. This tour includes a bus ride and this makes it way cheaper then trips including the night train to Sapa.
Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van village
Your day begins early with a pick-up from our meeting point in Hanoi's Old Quarter between 6.30 and 7.00. You'll board a bus, setting off for the picturesque Sapa Town. As the journey progresses, around 9.30, you'll enjoy a break on your way to Lao Cai city. A second, brief pause takes place at 11.00 in Lao Cai before continuing onto Sapa.
By 13.00, the landscape of Sapa Town reveals itself. As you explore, the vivid and colorful traditional costumes of the H'mong and Dzoa local people will capture your attention. A brief 30-minute wait allows the tour guide and driver to pick you up. Your appetite will be satisfied with a delightful lunch at a local hotel in Sapa.
At 14.15, the adventure resumes with a short drive to Y Linh Ho, marking the commencement of your trek. The route takes you through mesmerizing rice terraces beside the Muong Hoa Stream, leading to the Black H'mong village of Lao Chai. Here, the breathtaking sight of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain awaits. As the afternoon wanes, you'll reach the Ta Van village, home to the Giay Ethnic People.
Covering a distance of approximately 9 km over 3.5 hours, the trek offers ample scenic beauty. Come 17.45, you'll check into a homestay, immersing yourself in the local Dzay family's culture. The Vietnamese mountains provide a serene backdrop for a sunset that's nothing short of magical. The evening unfolds with a scrumptious local dinner, courtesy of the hospitable Dzay family. And if you're in the mood for some nightlife, a local bar nearby offers live music, allowing you to socialize with fellow travelers.
Ta Van - Homestay
Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village - Sapa - Ha Noi
Begin your day at 7.00 by diving into a local cooking class where you can learn to prepare classic Vietnamese dishes like Pho and Nem Cu, even crafting your own breakfast. By 8.00, relish a breakfast served by the family before embarking on a memorable trek at 8.45 through the rice fields, capturing the stunning surrounding landscapes, and concluding with a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village, the Red Dzao People's home.
The trek covers about 4 km and is expected to last approximately 2 hours. By 11.00, journey over the Giang Ta Chai Bridge towards the main road, with a bus ready to whisk you back to Sapa town. Then, from 12.30 to 13.30, indulge in a hearty lunch at a local hotel.
Post-lunch, from 13.30 to 14.45, enjoy some downtime, with options to relax or freshen up with a shower in the hotel's public bathroom. Before heading back to Hanoi at 15.30, gather with fellow travelers at the hotel by 14.45, making brief stops for comfort breaks. By 21.15, you'll touch down in Hanoi, bringing your journey to a close.
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.
Enough drinking water will be provided during the trip.
Bus from/to Hanoi to Sapa
The bus from Hanoi to Sapa and back is included in this trip.
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.