Sapa Homestay with Ethnic Minority – 2 days

Admiring wild nature of Hoang Lien Son mountain range, exploring a sere of the remotest ethnic minority villages to discover their colorful and fantastic culture, experiencing part of local life and enjoying the most magnificent and beautiful landscapes…this trip including 2 days trekking and 1 nights home stay in tribal villages is really a great challenge to hikers who love adventure.

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

20:30 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi to Ha Noi train station 60 minutes before train leaving at 8:30pm for Lao Cai. Your train arrives at 5:30 or 6:00am

Day 2 : Muong Hoa Valley and Giang Ta Chai  villages

The train arrives at around 6:00 am. Look for the “ 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. Take a car along road to Muong Hoa Valley, on the way you will explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sa Pa’s ancient rock with engraved images, both big and small – unique patterns of the ancients. Admire the Bridge which is made by clouds, cross the picturesque Muong Hoa stream to visit Ta Van Village where H’mong and Day minority to live. Arrive in Giang Ta Chai village to visit Red Dzao, you will explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields, the natural beauty of Silver Waterfall and Rattan Bridge. Continue on to Ban Ho Village to visit Tay people. Check in the room then you have 1 hour party for dinner.

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: 8 km of trekking with about 6 hours, Over 30 km of driving from Lao Cai to Sapa with about over 1 hour,10 km of driving to village.

Accommodation : Home- Stay
Meals : Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 3 : Giang Ta Chai – Thanh Phu – Sapa – Train back to Hanoi .

Following a breakfast with local people, enjoy marvel at the breathtaking scenery morning, then leave the village for a waterfall which found by French people. Enjoy a short walk to explore this large village of the Red Dzao people in NamToong and then continue on to Thanh Phu village and Ban Ho Village. You’ll visit with some local families and learn about their daily lifestyle and fascinating culture, before departing to the main road to return to Sapa. 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: 10 km of trekking with about over 6 hours, 18 km of driving back to Sapa and Over 30 km of driving back to Lao Cai with about over 1 hour.

Accommodation : On Train

Meals : Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: 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 us . Good bye & see you in the next time!

Tour price in USD d per person = 185 usd / Pax

Single Room Surcharged = … / pax

Group Size : Min from 2 – Max 15 Travellers

Departure Date : Daily

What is 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 is excluded?

  • Personal expense (drinks, telephone…)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Presence of the tour guide on the train
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)
  • Hotel early check in

What to bring :

  • Original passport with valid visa
  • Camera and rolls of film
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Wide brim hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Small amount of cash
  • Personal medicines
  • Insect repellent
  • Joy and big smiles

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