This tour will involve you in the 4-day adventure of exploring one of the most beautiful parts in Sapa areas. Joining this tour, you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of valleys under the protection of Hoang Lien mountain range. You will also be able to meet and participate in the everyday activities of the local ethnic minorities in Sapa, such as the Tay, Xa Pho and Red Dao people.
At the departure time, you will be greeted and picked up at your hotel’s lobby by a local tour guide and a driver.
Then, you will be driven to Muong Hoa where you will start your trekking journey.
You will be impressed by the stunning sceneries of abundant rice field terraces in Muong Hoa valley which is the largest one the Sapa. Don’t forget to keep your camera handy to capture these fabulous images. You will start trekking from Tavan village where Giay ethnic minority people are living. Your trekking journey in the first day will be mostly uphill. You will enjoy the trekking adventure with stunning natural landscape around. Whenever you stop for a rest, you will be able to feel the magnificent views of the valley.
Then, you will stop at a nice place for a picnic lunch.
After the lunch time, you will start the afternoon program. The trekking route will be easier, but the sceneries will be even more fantastic. You will pay a visit to the Seomity village where the Black Hmong ethnic people are living. You will spend time walking around the village and observing their daily life activities. Then, you will head to the campsite located on a river bank which is outside the village. You will spend a night in the tents.
The second day’s program will take you through beautiful and charming rice fields and over old suspension bridges.
From Seomitry village, you will start your trekking on a small trail and through a rainforest.
By noon, you will arrive at Den Thang village inhabited by Black Hmong people. Here, you will stop for lunch. You can choose the place for lunch, either by a river or in a local school according to the weather.
After lunch and a short break, you will continue trekking on a tougher route with small footpath. You will have to be very attentive on the way to ensure your safety.
Then, you will reach Ta Trung Ho village where Red Dao ethnic minority people are living. You will spend time strolling around the village, talking and playing with the locals in the village. You will spend a night in the cosy and hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao people there.
On the day 3, you will have an early breakfast at Ta Trung Ho village before starting the other trekking adventure. You will start from the fringe of the rain forest situated by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. And for your information, Fansipan, which is considered the roof of Indochina with its height of 3140m, is local on this mountain range as well.
You will trek uphill to reach Nam Toong village where the Red Dao ethnic minority people are living. Coming here, you will be shown around the village by the locals. Your lunch will be prepared and serve in a local school in the village.
After lunchtime, you will continue the afternoon program by trekking downhill to the valley where the My Son village of Xa Pho minority is situated. This is regarded as one of the smallest ethnic groups in Northern Vietnam.
Leaving this village, you will walk to Muong Bo village inhabited by the Tay ethnic people. Here, you will spend a night in a traditional house of Tay people. You can walk around and explore the village, observe the everyday activities of the locals; and then, enjoy a delicious meal served with typical and tasty Vietnamese dishes.
Your day 3’s program ends.
The fourth day’s trek will be quite short and short, yet the sceneries are still beautiful.
After having breakfast, you will leave Muong Bo village for Nam Cum.
You will go on a trail built on the bottom of the valley. Here, you will enjoy the most fantastic view over the surrounding mountains.
You will find a nice spot and stop there for lunch.
After lunch, you start the afternoon program by walking toward Sin Chai village where the Red Dao ethnic minority group are living.
Once you come here, you will spend time walking around the village, observing, participating in and learning about the daily activities of the locals here.
You will spend an overnight in a local house.
At about 8:00 am, after having breakfast, you will leave Sin Chai B village to start the day 5’s adventure.
This trekking route will take you through some small hill tribe villages inhabited by some ethnic minorities, such as the Red dao, Tay, Xafo and Black Hmong ones.
En route, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic sceneries of Nam Sai and Nam Cang valleys. In addition, passing by and paying visits to the hill tribe villages, you can observe and learn more about the daily activities, traditions and customs of the ethnic minority people in remote areas of Sapa.
The final destination of the second day’s journey is Nam Sai village of the Tay people. Coming here, you will firstly check in the homestay; then, having a short rest and enjoy an easy walk around the village to explore this tranquil and charming village.
You will spend an overnight in the homestay.
On day 6, after having breakfast, you will leave Nam Sai village to continue the trekking adventure.
You will trek downhill to reach Nam Sang village where the Xa Pho ethnic minority people are living.
Coming here, you will experience a very interesting way of exploring the everyday activities of the local by paying visits to the local families. The Xa Pho ethnic group is one of the smallest ones in Sapa with the whole population of approximately 4000 people. This is a sub group of the Phu La ethnic group.
Leaving Nam Sang, you will continue the trip by following the trails sneaking through mountain. You will then reach Thanh Phu village.
Once you arrive at the Thanh Phu Bridge there, you will get on a car to back to Sapa.
The tour ends when you arrive at Sapa.