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The heart of Sapa trek 3 days

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This 3 day tour will show you Sapa in all its finest – the beautiful scenery, charming local tribes, interesting customs and traditions, and of course delicious food. As you go, you will take in the locals going about their daily lives, set against a stunning backdrop of mountains, forests and rice paddies.

Destinations included:
Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Ban Ho - Nam Toong - Sapa - Hanoi

The heart of Sapa trek 3 days

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Trying your hand at batik painting

Staying with the Dzay tribe and learning more about their traditions

Trekking through bamboo jungles

Enjoy locally cooked Tay specialties in a local’s home, and spend the night enjoying their hospitality

Rinse off your worries at Lavie waterfall

Visit with the Red Dzao tribe in Nam Toong and learn more about their traditions

Take a hike through the Muong Hoa Valley

 

 

Day 1: Arrival in Lao Cai – Sapa – Ta Van

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekking: 16kms

You will take the train to Lao Cai and arrive at about 6am where your tour guide will meet you alongside your transport and take you on the journey to Sapa (About 60 minutes from Lao Cai). On arrival in Sapa you will be treated to breakfast in a traditional restaurant before checking into your hotel. Your guide will then take you on an interesting walking tour of Sapa, bypassing the touristy areas in Cat Cat and heading on a more authentic tour. We leave the town center and head onward on off the road trails that lead into the valley near Y Linh Ho settlement. Here, in the homeland of the Black Hmongs, you will enjoy views of the valleys and rice fields below as you track a stream to the village. On arrival you will have a midday meal in the hamlet before we continue on down the hill into the Muong Hoa Valley.

This relaxing walk will have you learn more about the Black H’mong tribal group as we learn about their day to day activities, culture and way of life.  You will have the chance to try your hand at some Batik painting, an endangered art form of the H’mong group. Your teacher will be one of the tribe’s experts who will guide you through this traditional textile art form. This is a good activity that not only helps you learn more about the culture and allows you to create a souvenir, but also supports the Batik art form and employment in the local area. Once we are done we take a walk to the village of Ta Van and visit the DZay tribe. Again, this is an interesting group with their own traditions and customs and they will welcome you to stay in their village, providing dinner and accommodation

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Ban Ho 

Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekking: 14kms

You will be served breakfast by your hosts in the village of Ta Van before you begin today’s activity – a hike across the stunning forests. Take in your surroundings and stop for photographs as you pass Giang Ta Chai before heading to the settlement of Su Pan for a much welcome break and midday meal, served against the beautiful backdrop of mountains.

Once you have rested sufficiently we begin a six kilometer walk to the settlement of Ban Ho. Here we are amongst the Tay people, and are welcomed into a local’s home for our evening meal, served in traditional manner and accompanied with local rice wine, before heading off for a good night’s sleep.

Day 3 : Ban Ho –  Nam Toong – Sapa – Hanoi 

Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arise to the sounds of your host preparing breakfast and getting ready for the day ahead. Enjoy breakfast in the home before we take a slow hike to the beautiful waterfall nicknamed as the “Lavie” by French colonists. If you wish, take a dip in the stream – most welcome, especially if the day is hot – then we will continue upward to the hamlet of Nam Toong. Here, the Red Dao tribe live according to age-old traditions, so we will take some time to explore the settlement. Back at Ban Ho we will have lunch before your return transfer to Sapa where we arrive mid-afternoon.

3.00pm : Take a limousine minvan back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi around 9.00pm. End of tour

 

What’s included
• Accommodation:  2 nights at the home stay
• Return train tickets basing on first class 4 bed cabin with air-conditioning
• Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary
• All meals as listed in day by day itinerary
• Entrance fee
• Local English speaking guide
What’s excluded
• Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary
• Beverage
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance

Things to bring 
• Comfortable trekking shoes
• Sun Block and wide brim hat
• Rain gear and warm clothes
• Insect repellent
• Original Passport

We pride ourselves in creating personalised travel experiences that suit all your preferences and needs.

With this tour you can:

  • Choose your own departure date
  • Select the comfort level of accommodation
  • Adjust activities to cater to special interests
  • Modify any aspect of the tour as needed