Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa lies in the far northwest of Vietnam, near the Chinese border. It’s such a colorful town thanks to the H’mong and Dzao people from the local hill tribes, who head into the town’s market every day.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Ta Chai Village
At 06:30, arrive at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai. Traveling on the new Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway, enjoy the region's beautiful scenery. Around 12:00, you will arrive in Sapa and have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, trek to Lao Chai, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai villages to explore the life of the locals in this rural area. Admire the spectacular natural scenery with terraced rice paddies. Visit Sa Pa’s ancient rock formations with engraved images of the unique patterns of the ancients, as well as the picturesque bridge to the clouds over Muong Hoa Stream.
Your last stop is Ta Chai village. In the evening, enjoy dinner with music and join in the party with some wine or soft drinks. Stay one night with a local family in the village.
Day 2: Cat Cat Village – Hanoi
At 08:00,l leave Ta Chai and travel to Cat Cat village. Upon arrival explore Cat Cat and Shin Chai villages, inhabited by the H’mong people, a French colonial area and a renowned resort for officials from the early 20th century. Visit the hydro-power station and the waterfall of Cat Cat village. Learn about the culture and customs of H’mong people including traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver and hand-forged agricultural tools.
At 12:00, begin the journey back to Sapa town. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant before enjoying free time to look around the town and go shopping. At 16:00, travel back to Hanoi where your trip will end.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Cold water
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meals as indicated
- English-speaking guide
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond control, such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.
Know Before You Go
• You can choose to stay in a hotel instead of homestay
• Please contact the tour provider by email or phone for more details