Tour Duration: 2 Days / 3 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Activity Level: Classic & adventure home stay
Price: Contact us (+84) 43 877 0298
Day 01: Hanoi – Lao Cai (Train) We will catch the overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 20:25' from Hanoi railway station.
Day 02: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (O/N) (B, L, D) At 10 am we leave the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are build of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.
Day 03: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B, L) After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend.
We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su pan where you will meet the jeep and transfer back to Sapa. Then go to the station for a night train to Hanoi.
Day 04: Hanoi
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.