Trek and discover the magnificent mountainous region of Sapa in this 3-day tour. Explore the famous rice terraces, get to know the ethnic hill tribes, see Hoang Lien Son Mountain, and taste the local cuisine. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience the real authentic Sapa.
- Visit the famous rice terraces of Sapa
- Trek through paddy fields and bamboo forests
- Sample local dishes from different ethnic tribes
- Discover the magnificent Y Linh Ho
- Experience the culture of the hill tribes of northern Vietnam
- 3 days
- All year long
- Hoang Lien Son Mountain
- Y Linh Ho
- Lao Chai
- Ta Van village
- Cat Cat village
Day 1 Hanoi - Sapa
The first day of the tour will start with an early morning pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. From the hotel, you’ll hop on a bus that will take you to Sapa. The drive to Sapa takes about 6 hours, with a couple of stops on the way to stretch your legs and get some refreshments.
You will arrive in Sapa at around 1 pm, where you’ll be offered a welcome drink while your tour guide explains the tour itinerary to you.
After the introduction, you’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch with a variety of Vietnamese dishes before heading on today’s trek, which will be amongst the beautiful rice terraces.
The trek starts at the beautiful Y Linh Ho rice terraces where you follow Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai, where you’ll see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
In the late afternoon, after a 4-hour trek, you’ll arrive in Ta Van village, home of the Dzay ethnic tribe. In Ta Van, you’ll check into the homestay and take in the culture of this famous mountain region.
You will have a delicious dinner at the homestay where you’ll have the opportunity to sample the local Dzay cuisine. You can even participate in the preparation and cooking of the meal.
After enjoying dinner, you’ll be free to relax at the peaceful homestay or wonder to the nearby bar for drinks and live music.
Day 2 Sapa
The second day of the tour start with an 8 am homemade breakfast at the homestay before heading out on today’s adventure. You will start at Ta Van and walk through the paddy fields and bamboo forests before stopping for a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village, home of red Dzao People.
You will then pass through Giang Ta Chai Bridge, where the bus will pick you up and take you back to Sapa town after a 2-hour trek. When you get back to Sapa, you’ll enjoy a drink at the hotel before having a delicious authentic Vietnamese lunch.
After lunch, you’ll make a short drive to Cat Cat village located near the bottom of a deep valley at the base of Fansipan mountain. Your local guide will educate you on the daily life and activities of the local tribal people, their history, and cuisine.
From Cat Cat village, you’ll trek down to the bottom of the valley, to a beautiful waterfall where you’ll stop for a rest and photo opportunity before the bus picks you up and takes you back to Sapa.
Once you get back to Sapa at around 5 pm, you’ll head to the hotel where you’ll have a nice dinner followed by some entertaining evening activities before going to sleep.
Day 3 Sapa - Hanoi
The third day of the tour starts with breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you’ll be free to explore the beautiful and fascinating town of Sapa.
At 11:30 am, you’ll check out of the hotel before having lunch. After checking out, you’ll have the option of relaxing at the hotel or continue exploring the town of Sapa, before meeting up with the group at 3 pm.
The bus to Hanoi will depart at 3:30 pm and arrive in Hanoi at around 9 pm, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or another agreed location.
Good to know
- English speaking guide
- Meals as stated in itinerary
- Pick up/Drop off
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance