- Pleasant time on a budget
- Insight into Sapa’s culture and lifestyle
- Meet locals to understand ethnic minorities’ daily lives
- Visit most famous attractions with dedicated local guides
- Customizable tour
Trekking along Muong Hoa River, what we can see is huge rice paddy terraces, surrounding a valley nearby Sapa town, like an artifact of nature. Inside the land where agriculture is still the main economy, we will have real experiences about the whole process from small seeds to yellow paddy fields.
Visiting Ta Phin and Matra village, we meet Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, who still preserve, inherit and promote their culture, their identities every day. They may be different in way of living, traditions, customs, but overall they all create values contributing to our Vietnamese culture. The night you live in Ta Van village, where Giay minority live, will be an excellent memory.
Hanoi - Lao Cai
Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai (B/L)
Walking along the side of Muong Hoa valley, we arrive to Y Linh Ho village to discover an important puzzle of Vietnamese cultural picture, the Black H’mong culture.
In Y Linh Ho Village, greenish corn stalks, extensive rice terraces to skyline will surprise you at a first glance. H’mong houses on stilts are architectural highlights in culture. From simple questions like why they live in stilt houses, it reveal a whole new knowledge about their history, customs, and their present lives too.
Rice terraces in Lao Chai is the most beautiful one in Lao Cai, listed as a national landscape. September to April is the most spectacular season of Lao Chai, when towering rice terraces from deep valley heighten up to the sky, fully brilliant yellow of ripe fields in the autumn.
Lao Chai - Ta Van (D)
Indigenous pristine beauty there is still intact. On two sides, scenery will astonish you with prolific terraces, beautified by the green of corn and rice.
We have dinner and overnight at the Giay local house
Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai (B/L)
Going through lush bamboo forests, we arrive to Giang Ta Chai village. That’s where we visit Red Dao people’s town, to see how to make colorful, gaudy brocade clothes, how sophisticated women are to create these unique costumes. Seeing Cau May waterfall, suddenly we realize how much we love nature.
Su Pan - Sapa (D)
After a full day exploring, we return to main road on the way back to Sapa and have overnight there.
Sapa - Suoi Ho - Matra Village (B/L)
There, locals will lead you to visit their tea gardens, cardamom gardens (specialty of this area). They are really proud of what they have done here with nature.
Continuing your trip through trails and rice terraces, we come to another H’mong village, Ma Tra. This is one of the most spectacular and tranquil rice terrace valleys in Sapa. Strolling around the village, we visit a small primary school here, meet and exchange ideas with some children if you want.
Ta Phin - Lao Cai (D)
Preserved cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in this area, may surprise you. They unite and share happiness to each other, while keeping their own tradition develop.
Here, we can visit traditional house of Red Dao and their brocade-embroidering villages, where you may admire their skillful and sophisticated to make these handicrafts. Locals aso show you their villages, tell you their folks, myths, what we haven’t known before.
At last, our vehicle will drive us back to Lao Cai for overnight on train.
Lao Cai - Hanoi
Pick up at Hanoi Hotel to Hanoi Train Station.
Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin)
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Visa services.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.