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Sapa Trekking 2 days one night homestay

On this trek you will explore the beautiful Sapa valley for two days with a one night home stay in Ta Van village, home of the Dzay minority. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to touch base with nature, enjoy the mountain landscape and views, feel revived and mingle with the humorous village residents. A lovely genuine Sapa experience.

Tour Duration:
2 day/ 3 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai -  Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai -Su Pan-  Sapa  – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from the hotel in evening)
Ends: Hanoi
Tour Level: Moderate
Group size: Private tour and Group tour

 Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with AC - Lao Cai to Sapa by car/van.

 Day 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van ( B, L, D)

 Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – SuPan – Sapa (B, L)

 Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin
Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with AC - Lao Cai to Sapa by car/van.

At  7:30 pm transfer from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:15 pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town. The next morning: The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 5:00 am where your Sapa Ethnic Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Sapa Ethnic Travel" sign when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by bus / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to Fansipan View Hotel for a morning shower & breakfast, then prepare for the trek as detailed below:

Day 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van ( B, L, D)


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 Pathfinder office at by 9:20 and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley.

12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

With your tour guide and the house owners, we will set up a temporary cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food for dinner.

Enjoying your dinner and getting to know local typical traditional customs, cultural….

Home-stay at the Dzay local house

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – SuPan – Sapa (B, L)


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 Su Pan 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 two hours free time in Sapa before transfer down hill to Lao Cai station.

Night 3: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin


At 6:00 pm, you will be transfered by a tourist shared bus to Laocai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi. End of the trip.
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