After the overnight bus journey from Hanoi, you will be exploring Sapa and its beautiful southern valley for two days with one night home stay in Ta Van village of the Zay minority peoples. The trek from Sapa along Muong Hoa River, passing villages of the H’mong, Zay and Zao will offers spectacular scenery and a lot opportunities to get intact with local ethnic peoples for your new cultures discovery.
Tour price includes:
- Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa and back in shared mini bus with air-con
- Return overnight train basing on first class 4 bed shared cabin with air-con
- Accommodation: 1 night in Ta Van Village.
- All meals as mentioned on above itinerary.
- Sightseeing fee, tax and services charge.
- Local English speaking tour guide.
Tour price excludes:
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Drinks and Personal expenses.
Night 1: Take overnight bus from Hanoi to Sapa
Be ready at your hotel lobby at 8:00 p.m, our tour guide pick you up for a short transfer to the bus office to take the overnight bus to Sapa.
• Overnight on the bus
Arrive Sapa early in the next morning, pick up at bus to the hotel. After freshen up and breakfast in a local restaurant you will enjoy a free walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir. Back to our Sapa office at about 10.30 and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. You will follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight home stay.
• Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van Village
Day 2 : Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Hau Thao - Sapa - Overnight bus to Hanoi (B,L,D)
Leaving Ta Van village after breakfast, you will take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by another suspension bridge and then uphill again to Hau Thao village where you will pay visiting to a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather for exchanging experience and skill of making handicrafts. A late lunch will be prepare here nearby this center and then you have time relaxing as well as getting acquaintance with local school boys, girls and their teachers as well.
Later a short drive will take you back to Sapa, take a shower and enjoy about few hours free time in Sapa before take the overnight bus back to Hanoi, which arrives early next morning and the trip ends.
• Overnight on the bus
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