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 Sin Chai village where the Black Hmong ethnic minority people are living. This place is a Community Based Tourism where you are going to spend an overnight. Coming here, you will have the chance to explore the everyday activities of one of the largest ethnic minority groups in Sapa.
After having breakfast, you will leave Sin Chai village and head up the mountain.
Once you reach the top of the mountain, you will trek on a small trail yet providing stunning views of the area.
Then, you continue climb downhill to Cat Cat village which is located in a beautiful valley only about 3 kilometers from Sapa town.
Upon your arrival here, you will stop for a while to enjoy the beauty of a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. You can enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery as well as fresh air along the road.
Your lunch will be prepared nearby the waterfall.
After lunchtime, you will trek on a trail sneaking through a mountain. En route, you will enjoy stunning sceneries while walking along a small narrow river.
The last destination of the day is 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 spend an overnight in this village.
The third day’s trek will continue along the Hoang Lien mountain range. Along the way, you will have the chance to enjoy spectacular view over the huge rice field terraces in Muong Hoa valley. This is considered the largest one in Sapa area.
You then find a nice spot to stop and have lunch there
After having lunch and a short rest, you will continue the journey by going downhill to reach the bottom of the 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 second 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 fifth 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 6, 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 6’s program ends.
The seventh day’s trek will be quite short and short, yet the sceneries are still beautiful.
After having breakfast, you will leave Thanh Phu 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.
On day 8, you will get up early for breakfast and then, pack your luggage for the long trek to Lao Cai.
Once you are ready, you will leave Sin Chai for the adventure through an amazingly mountainous area and the most remote part of Sapa.
On the way, you will not only enjoy the beauty of nature with mountains, bamboo forests and jungles but also have fun with children looking at strange tourists curiously. Most of them are Red Dao ethnic minority people who are the main residents of this area.
Then, you will stop at Nam Ket for lunch.
After lunch and a short rest, you will trek down the hill for half an hour to reach a green valley lying along the Red River. You will have the chance to enjoy one of the most magnificent views of stunning natural landscape here. Don’t forget to keep your camera handy to capture these beautiful images.
In the end, you will arrive at Ta Thang village where Tay ethnic minority people are living. Once your arrival here, you will be welcomed by a driver who will drive you back to Lao Cai station. You catch a train to back to Hanoi. The tour ends.