Sapa Easy Trekking 3 days 4 nights

Tour summary: Departure from Hanoi to Lao Cai by experienced night train, and then spending 45 minutes transferring to Sapa town, where is one of the famous hill-tribe market towns in the mountainous area. The highlights of trip is two days of trekking via green valley, rice terraces, streams, suspension bridge to the hill tribe villages and an experienced homestay with local people.

Detailed itinerary:

Night 1: Hanoi night train to Sapa, Lao Cai provice

We pick you up from Hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station,

Getting on night train and departure for Lao Cai province

Service inclusion: Night train tickets, Tour guide, Transfer from Hanoi to Lao Cai station

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village

After night experienced night train, we arrive in Lao Cai station in early morning, and then we take 45 minutes for driving up to Sapa town.

After breakfast & short morning beak and have some last preparation for the trekking to villages

We leave the hotel and start easy trekking through the hill-tribe villages, green valleys, rice terraces and have picnic lunch en trekking track.

H’mong: The pride and identity of Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is famous for its wonderful mountainous sceneries and its traditional culture of ethnic minorites. Coming to Sapa, you will have chances to see how local minorities live in Vietnam. One of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam is the Hmong Tribe. Hmong originally means “free people”. The Hmong minority is divided in several subgroups. It is very easy to identify them, just by looking at the color of the clothes they wear. People who live in the region still use their traditional clothes (young and old people alike). The Hmong women and their children carry on the tradition of wearing the heavy native costumes of their ancestors, complete with leggings that are worn at all times of the year, including Vietnam’s hot summer months.

The Black Hmong

The Black Hmong are by far the largest ethnic minority group in and around Sapa and you’ll see them walking between Sapa and the surrounding villages. They’re called Black Hmong because they’re dressed in dark clothing dyed black with indigo. All of the Black Hmong I encountered were quick to smile and laugh even when I was not buying anything from them. You will see lots of Black Hmong people at Sapa and they are very skilled at selling souvenirs (in fact some of them speak good English). You will also get to visit their villages during trekking (Cat Cat Village, the nearest to Sapa belongs to the Black Hmong).

Peaceful destination: Ban Ho, Lao Cai, Viet Nam

Northwest is famous tours of Vietnam, especially Sa Pa, where not only the scenery and wonderful climate, but also cultural characteristics of ethnic identity. Ban Ho is one such destination.

And come to Sa Pa, there is a village without a foreign visitor before leaving without leaving the emotional line guestbook, because in addition to natural scenery and the fascinating traditions are maintain longstanding, people here are extremely friendly and hospitable, which is Ban Ho.

Although it doesn't take advantages as a tourist center near other villages in Sa Pa, but Ban Ho has spectacular natural scenery, waterfalls, rapids tinged legendary heritage and unique culture...
In recent years, Japan has been actively exploring Lake strengths in tourism, attracting thousands of visitors a year and become one of the key tourist area of Sa Pa district.

Ban Ho (Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province) located from the center of Sapa town about 30 kilometers south-west. Nestled Hoang Lien Son range and spectacular shine down Muong Hoa stream creates poetic charming scenery to Ban Ho.

When come to Ban Ho, visitors will be surprised from an untouched green color sight of upland rice on terraced fields, surrounded by hills and there are mixed into the fold of the nation is scattered along the banks of streams. Ban Ho village center is The Den, where the two streams meet and Muong Hoa La Ve.

Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai (Full day)

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Duration:  Full day
Itinerary:  Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa 

A moderate 1 day trip going through the villages of Lao chai, Ta Van and, Giang Ta Chai. Perfect for those looking for something a bit adventurous yet, full of interesting discoveries. Be warned that in case of rain boots are highly recommended for the bamboo forest as it can be very slippery !

On the way you will learn more about how is the rice cultivating, from when the seed sowed to harvested, until being served as cooked rice on your dinner table. The trip offers an opportunity to meet Black Hmong, Giay and Red Dao minorities as well as explore their different cultures.

Met up at your hotel by local guide and driver then transferred to Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong ethnic minority village. You will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives. Here you will be able to rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your guide in a local house.

Hoang Lien National Park

Hoang Lien National Park - Trekking
Hoang Lien National Park is located in territory of Sa Pa town of communes: San Sa Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Ho of Sa Pa district, a part of Van Ban district – Lao Cai province and two communes Muong Khoa, Than Thuoc of Than Uyen district – Lai Chau province. This is an ideal eco-tourism suitable for scientific research.

From Sapa town passing through a winding ramp of about 20km, you shall come to O Quy Ho – Hoang Lien pass in territory of the National Park. Continue going along the trail winding around mountain at elevation of over 1,000m above sea level, you will see overall landscape of mountain and forest here – a forest of vast trees covering with golden sunny strips that looms each flap of azalea, forest orchids, plum … which are blooming together; distantly, villages of ethnic minorities are hidden among thin mist…

Hoang Lien National Park – one of the important special-use forests of Vietnam – has total area of 29,845ha, including a high mountain system of Hoang Lien Son range, in which the Fansipan peak is of 3,143m high and the buffer area is of 38,724ha, consisting of Sa Pa town, some communes in Sapa district, a part of Van Ban District – Lao Cai province and two communes in Than Uyen district – Lai Chau province. Hoang Lien National Park is mainly primary forest with mountainous tropical vegetation and diversified fauna system.

Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (Full day)

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Duration:  Full day
Itinerary:  Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van – Sapa

Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (Full day). You will have a trek through beautiful landscape surrounded by rice paddy terraces and mountains covered by rain forest under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park. Also you will hear about the life style and tradition of Back Hmong and Giay minorities.

Pick up at your hotel in Sapa in the morning and first sneak through the Sapa market and leave the busy town behind.

After a couple of minutes, you follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces. You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. You eventually arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.

After lunch, you head toward Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will return Sapa from Tavan by car.
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Package Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa 6 Days 5 Nights (Highly Recommend!!)

Discovering Vietnam - Hanoi
Day 1: – Arrive in Hanoi

Our driver will pick up you on time. He holding a board with the guest’ name will wait at the airport when you arrival.(Please kindly advice the arrival time, the flight No)
Check in HaNoi Emotion Hotel (Check in time: from 14.00hrs, free early check in before 14.00hrs if the room available)
You have full free time night to discover Hanoi Old Quarter and Vietnamese food by yourself.

Day 2: – Hanoi – Halong Long Bay (B, L/D)

7.00 AM: Have buffet breakfast at Hanoi Emotion Hotel
07.30-8.15: Take a 3-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay
11.45: Arrive in Halong Tourist Wharf
12.00: Transfer to Halong Emotion Boat by tender
12.15: Welcome cocktail – cruise briefing, safety instructions
12.30: Check in the cabin
13.00: Vietnamese lunch served on board, while cruising towards Bai Tu Long Bay, passing Yen Ngua Island, Luon Cave.
16.15: Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave. one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
17.12: Stop at Titop Beach, enjoy one of optional activities:

[HOT NEWS] Hoang Lien National Park re-opens, limits tourist number

The Hoang Lien National Park in the northwestern province of Lao Cai was re-opened to visitors on April 1 after a temporary close from January 1 due to high risk of fire.

The park’s director Nguyen Quang Vinh said however, visitors will be allowed to travel on only two routes, the Suoi Vang-Tinh Yeu Fall and the hiking track from Tram Ton to the peak of Fansipan Mountain.

The number of visitors is limited to 20 per group on the Suoi Vang-Tinh Yeu tour, while a maximum of 100 climbers can climb the Fansipan each day.

The 3,143m Fansipan is located at the heart of Hoang Lien National Park. It is the highest in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and dubbed the “Roof of Indochina”.

Over the past three months, several major fires broke out in the park, destroying hundreds of hectares of natural forest.

Hoang Lien National Park covers the communes of San Sa Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van and Ban Ho in Sa Pa District, as well as part of Than Uyen District in Lai Chau Province.

Panorama of Bac Ha and Sapa - 5 days

This is a captivating panorama of Sapa and Bac Ha we invite you to discover. With this five day tour, you will truly live a fantastic journey to the most enchanting destinations in Northwest Vietnam.

Detailed program

Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai

About 20:00 p.m, pick up at the hotel & transfer to Hanoi station and catch train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train

Day 2: Lao Cai –  Bac Ha - Sapa (B, L)

Arrive in Lao Cai station in the morning about 06:00a.m. Transfer to Bac Ha market (70km) (only opens on Sundays morning). Breakfast in a local restaurant. Then, we will visit Bac Ha market - situated 18km from Bac Ha centre. This market is  the most popular spot. In the market, you can see Flower H'mong people and other ethnic groups gathering to buy and sell items like buffaloes, pigs, horses, wine and handicrafts. After lunch, continue to visit Ban Pho 1, Ban Pho 2 village. Ban Pho is home to Flower Hmong people. It is a beautiful village on the mountain side.  Finally we will take the road to Sapa where we arrive late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa

Day 3: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Ham Rong (B, L)

After breakfast, we depart to discover Sapa- the city in cloud, take part in the mountainous market which is very busy with sellers and buyers. After the market, walking down the road to discover the village of Cat Cat- home to black H'mong. This walk through the old villages offers a taste of traditional customs and habits. You also can enjoy a beautiful waterfall on the way and the remains of a hydroelectric plant built by the French in the colonial era.

Weekend Market Tour (Sat & Sun)

Sapa Market
Code: SPT0032
Price from:  $208
Duration:  3 days/4 nights
Itinerary:  Hanoi - Sapa - Can Cau - Bac Ha - Y Linh Ho Village - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village - Hanoi

Weekend Market Tour (Sat & Sun) - This special tour is organized on every Saturday. Visit 2 Markets (Can Cau, Bac Ha), 4 villages (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Pho) and 8 different minority peoples (Black H’Mong, Day, Red Dao, Flower H’mong, Black Dao, Tay, Day, Ha Nhi and Nung).

Day 1 (Saturday): Lao Cai – Can Cau – Bac Ha (B/L/D)
Day 2 (Sunday): Bac Ha – Sapa (B/L/D)
Day 3 (Monday): Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Lao Cai

Night 1 (Friday): Hanoi – Lao Cai
Pick up at your hotel (20.00) and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station to take the night train from to Lao Cai. Sleep on the train.