This is one of the most popular trips we offered including visits to various villages in Sapa. In this tour, you have chance to visit interesting places, ethnic minorities villages of H’Mong, Tay, Dzao, Dzay and Xa Pho minorities and take part in many interesting activities such as trekking to the villages sightseeing landscapes and relaxing.
* Duration: 5 days/ 6 nights
* Transport: Train, taxi, car
* Destinations: Hanoi – Sapa and villages – Hanoi
Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Taxi takes you to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at at 9:15 PM to get to Lao Cai Station. Sleep on the train.
Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa (4 hours trekking, 12 km, 3 villages) (B, L, D)
Arrive in Lao Cai and transfer to Sapa. After breakfast, explore around Sapa. Start trekking after lunch. Visit Lao Chai Village and then walking through hillsides and along Muong Hoa River, visit Ta Van village.
Explore the daily life of Dzay minority and spend a night at a Dzao family.
Day 2: Sapa (7 hours trekking, 18 km, 3 villages) (B, L, D)
After breakfast, get to a village located at the foot of Hoang Lien Son range via bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall and a rattan bridge. Then get down to the river, cross it and keep going to Supan village for 2 minorities – The H’Mong and the Red Dzao. Get off the road to go down hill to BanHo village.
O/N at Ban Ho village with a Tay family.
Day 3: Sapa (7 hours trekking, 15 km, 4 villages) (B, L, D)
Get up early in the morning for fresh air and peaceful daily life of the people. After breakfast, walk uphill to a smallest and almost untouched village of the Red Dzao (Namtoong). Go further to another village on the other side of the mountain range to see the XaPho ethnic group in MiSon village.
Have dinner and O/N at a Tay family in Thanh Phu village.
Day 4: Sapa (12 km with 4 hours trekking and 23 km by jeep) (B, L, D)
After breakfast, walk back to Supan village where take a jeep back to Sapa. On the way back, visit the ancient stone circle (stones decorated with ancient carvings which are said to have described to the life of the people lost in the mists of prehistory).
O/N at hotel in Sapa
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B, L, D)
After breakfast, free time to visit Sapa town and market. Have lunch. At 15:30, get on bus to Lao Cai railway station. Have dinner in Lao Cai. Then take the night train back to Hanoi.
Arrive in Hanoi the next morning. Tour finished.
Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway station
Roundtrip transfer in Sapa
Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Soft sleeper with A/C – 4 persons in one cabin)
3 nights home-tay in the villages
1 night at 3* hotel in Sapa
Full board meals
English speaking guide
Extra food and beverages
Phone and laundry
Tips and personal expenses
Breakfast in hotel : Buffet (plentiful and variety food)
Bring walking shoes, Raincoat, Jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and Sunscreen…
Train departure from Hanoi at 9:15PM and from Lao Cai at 20:45PM
Pick you up at your hotel at 8:00PM
Please take your passport to check in hotel.
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
All customers must obey the order of your tour guide for your safety.
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience.