Don't just visit Sa Pa, experience the true local!
Sa Pa is one of the most top must-visit locations of Vietnam, representing the beauties of the North West of Vietnam with the mountainous tribals, the step ricefields and the untouched nature. With us, we will take you away from the tourist traps and give you the true Sa Pa expericence.
Living among the locals, but still have the modern necessities! Our local tour guides will take you on the small village trails to visit farming communities and introduce you to the beauty of a life not lived in many other parts of the world.
NIGHT 1 - BUS HANOI - SA PA TOWN
9:00PM A very comfortable sleeping bus will go picking up from your hotel/hostel in the Old Quarter (for those don't stay around the Old Quarter, please go to the bus office or at our hostel)
DAY 1: HA NOI - SAPA – CAT CAT – SIN CHAI - SAPA( B/ L/ D)
You will rrive at Lao Cai station at about 6:00am. Our tour guide will pick up you at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa by bus. Have breakfast before the trip starts. We Trekking to Y Linh Ho and start trekking downhill you at Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddy fields and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here. Communication exchange with local people in Lao Chai village. Cook & have lunch at local family, continueing trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by Dzay ethnic people which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Diner and overnight with a local family in Ta Van. Overnight at home stay of the Dzay people.
Day 2: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Supan – Ban Ho (B/L/D)
Fare welling the local family than we continue to visit the Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colourful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River, Supension Bridge and walk up to Supan. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho villages. Get off the road to go down hill to BanHo village. Overnight at Ban Ho with a Tay family who have houses on stilts. Have dinner and stay overnight at the family.
Day 3: Ban Ho - Su Pan - SAPA - Lao Cai (B/L)
Get up early in the morning for fresh atmosphere in the countryside. Have breakfast and trek 2km to a very nice waterfall discovered and named "the Lavie" by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Have picnic lunch. In the afternoon you will trek 4km up to the main road to get the jeep to return Sapa. Have free time in Sapa town before transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Ha noi
WANNA TACKLE FANSIPAN?
Climp to the "roof of Indochina" on our 2 Day Fansipan expedition. Breath n the air at 3143 metres (10.312 ft) and take in a view that few people visiting Vietnam get to see. This is a strenuous hike, a good amount of physical fitness is required to reach the peak. If you think you have what it takes to make it to the summit then you can add our Fansipan expedition onto our Sapa Trekking trip.
THINGS TO KNOW
1. You can extent your staying at our homestay or at Sa Pa and comeback with the bus on another day/time as long as you inform us as soon as possible.
2. Not so many locals in there can speak English and to respect the locals culture, please listen to the tour guide.
3. It's quite touristic in Sa Pa town, so it means there are also scams. Our drivers for pickup will have your name and your code from the booking, please only follow him to the homestay.
THINGS TO BRING
1. Shoes are must-to-bring.
2. Comfortable clothes and a light coat (the temperature in Sa Pa could get down to 10 degrees in winter).
3. Insect repellent (we will go trekking through forest)
4. Your camera for the photos.