Sapa Homestay Adventure Tour – 3 Nights

Sapa Homestay Adventure Tour . Reach out the best spots of Sapa when trekking across Lao Chai, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai villages. See people from an assortment of ethnic minorities wandering the streets in the traditional dresses. Speak, cook, and stay with locals to learn how their lives go. Tell your friends at home about something they have never witnessed before.

Day 1: The night train to Lao Cai station

20.30pm – Our’s tour guide come to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (overnight on the train, the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning). Arrive Lao Cai 5:30 or 6:00am.

Sapa is the focal point for mountain travel in Vietnam, and is a riot of colour and atmosphere as people from the myriad ethnic minorities of the hills gather in the markets.

The ‘Flower Hmong’ wear rainbow-coloured smocks, while the Red Dao’s traditional costume is a more muted indigo but topped off with a bright red headdress. When all of the mountain people congregate, the result is a feast for the eyes and the senses.

*** It takes about 9 hours to go from Hanoi to Sapa by night train.

Day 2: Visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages ( B , L , D )

The train arrives at around 6:00 am. Look for the “Our’s Logo & Your Name” sign when you exit the train station, as our guide will pick you up there and transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colors of its hill tribe population – flashes of shining silver jewelry from the necks and wrists of indigo-clad H’mong and the scarlet hues of the turbans worn by the Red Dao can be seen. It is here you will find hands stained with color from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.

After having breakfast at local restaurant, a short rest and some last preparations before our Sapa trip 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 along Y Linh Ho valley and from here lead to the Black H’mong in Lao Chai village. 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 indigio blue clothing.

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. Check in the room then you have 1 hour party for dinner ( listening to music, enjoy a little wine & soft drinks).

With ‘Homestay’ experience, your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There are some private rooms on the first floor for priavte tour and you will have toilet or bathroom sharing. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow and mosquito net. The restroom is at standard and a few steps from the main house.

Approx: 10 km of trekking

Day 3: Visit Giang Ta Chai Village ( B , L , D )

Following a breakfast with local people, enjoy marvel at the breathtaking scenery morning, then leave the village to continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also have short break near by a hanging brigde made from cane and a beautiful 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 village where you will meet the jeep and transfer back to Sapa. The rest of day free time for exploring local market and Sapa twon. Late afternoon, the car will pick you up for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi.

Approx: 8 km of trekking 

Day 4: Getting back to Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi early morning (around 5:20am) Here you can catch a taxi back to your hotel by yourself. Finish unforgettable Sapa Tour with TrekkingSapa. Good bye & see you in the next time! TrekkingSapa can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.

Tour price : Contact Us

What’s Included

  • Tour guide pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station .
  • Train return tickets in 04 berths sharing cabinet, A/C Wooden Soft sleeper.(If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us).
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request)
  • Private room at homestay in the valley
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( 2B= Breakfast, 2L = Lunch, 2D = Dinner ) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • Purified water and wet towel
  • Private car transfer in Sapa
  • All taxes and service charge.

What’s Not Included

  • Vietnam Visa Stamp fee
  • Other meals and drinks at meals
  • Hotel early check in /Late check out
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide
  • Possible Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24& 31 December
  • Other services not listed in inclusive column