This tour will involve you in the 8-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 guide and a driver.
Then, you will be driven to the first destination of the first day’s tour, the Silver Waterfall. Getting off the care, you will take another short walk to reach the waterfall where you can not only enjoy the fantastic beauty of it but also the cool fresh air around.
Then, you will take another drive to the Heaven Gate which is considered the highest peak of roads in Vietnam. This is also the place where you can see Fansipan, the roof of Indochina, and enjoy the magnificent views over the valley.
You will keep on trekking downhill sneaking through a bamboo forest which is a part of the Hoang Lien National Park. You will find a nice spot by a river and stop there for lunch.
After having lunch and taking a rest, you start the afternoon program by trekking to Cat Cat village where the Black Hmong ethnic minority people are living. You will pass though the rice fields and indigo fields. They will bring you spectacular beauty with the images of local women weaving hemp and dying fabric of indigo.
You can choose to spend an overnight either in a local house or in a tent depending on the weather.
On day 2, after having breakfast, you will start the journey by trekking on a dirt trail sneaking through the beautiful rice field terraces. You can enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery as well as fresh air along the road.
Then, you will trek through the mountain on another trail to Y Linh Ho village where Black Hmong people are living. You have to be noted that the trail can be slippery during rainy season from Cat Cat to Y Linh Ho. Here, you will have a chance to observe and learn more about interesting daily life and activities of these ethnic minority people. In addition, you will have the chance to see and marvel at the beauty of rice paddy terraces there.
You will stay in the village for a rest and enjoying a nice lunch served nearby the river.
After lunchtime, you start the afternoon program by trekking to Muong Hoa valley. En route, 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. Coming here, you can walk around the village to enjoy the stunning view of the valley and enjoy a refreshing swimming in the river nearby.
You will experience an overnight in a local house of the Giay ethnic people.
After having breakfast, you will start the third day’s trekking adventure, which is mostly uphill until lunchtime. Whenever you stop for a rest, you will be able to enjoy the stunning view of the valley. So don’t forget to keep your camera handy to capture these fantastic images.
Before noon, you stop at a nice spot for lunch.
After having lunch and a short rest, a will start the afternoon program. The trekking journey will be easier in the afternoon, but the sceneries are even more beautiful. You will pass by Seomity village which is inhabited by the Black Hmong ethnic minority people before arriving at a campsite, which locates nearby a river outside the village. While porters are putting up tents and cooking dinner, you can take a walk to stretch the legs and relax.
The 4th 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 5, 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 Thanh Phu 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 5’s program ends.
The 6th 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 8, 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.