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Ultimate Sapa trekking 4 days

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A four day trek through the remote tribal settlements that dot the area. Spend time with the interesting different local tribes Black Hmong, the Red Dao, the Tay, the Giay and the Xa Pho, learning about their different cultures and customs. This trekking adventure will allow you a glimpse into a different world as you stay in local homes and hike off the beaten track trails deep into the country.

Destinations included:
Sapa - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Ban Ho - My Son - Thanh Phu - Sapa

Ultimate Sapa trekking 4 days

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Explore remote tribal villages in Sapa area

Learn more about culture and trandtion of different hill trible

Combine highlights and off the beaten path experience in trekking Sapa

Stay with a local family in their homestay

 

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, by passing 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 – My Son – Thanh Phu 

Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day with 2 hours hike that will take you to the settlement of My Son, reached by an exhilarating walk along the side of the mountain. The village is home to the Xafo people, which is a less known and smaller tribe settled in the north of the country. Here, take a well-earned break and eat a delicious midday meal before continuing on to the hamlet of Thanh Phu, inhabited by the Tay people. A cultural experience awaits you as you overnight in a local family’s home and enjoy their warm welcome and tasty food. Overnight in Thanh Phu village

Day 4 : Thanh Phu – Sapa 

Included : Breakfast, Lunch

We’d recommend you rise early and take in the beautiful views as the sun rises over the land, before enjoying breakfast with your hosts. You will then have ample time to take a walk around the hamlet before coming back to Thanh Phu for your midday meal and then heading off in the direction of Sapa

What’s included
• Accommodation:  3 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