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Sapa Trekking - 5 Days

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Northwest Vietnam is one of the most interesting and beautiful areas of South East Asia. Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups and the area around Sapa is an exciting place to see the lives, culture and costumes of some of Vietnam's ethnic minorities. In this part of the country the minorities still dress in their traditional colorful clothing. Each group has its own distinct color and style of dress. On this tour you will go by train to Sapa and visit some of the minority people in the Sapa Valley. You'll also experience the colorful Sapa market, where some of the different ethnic groups come into town to sell their products.

Included: Meals: 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
Accommodation: 2 nights on train in deluxe 4-berth cabin, 2 nights in home-stay with shared bathroom in Sin Chai and Ta Van village
Entrance fees: Admission fee for villages are included in the trip
Transport: Train and car/minibus
English speaking tour guide: Included on part of the tour, please refer to itinerary
Not included: · Travel insurance
· Tips to guide and driver
· Drinks and personal expenses

All other expenses not stated as included in the above

· Only have a short time? Make the most of it in only 5 days, which still ensures you great trekking and local knowledge
· Trek through minority villages, overnight in their homestay and get an insight into their unique culture and customs
· Suitable for both backpackers and families alike packers and families alike

  • Day 1: Night train Hanoi - Lao Cai.

    Pick-up at the hotel 19:30 - 20:00 and transfer to the train station. From here, you take a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train (soft sleeper with A/C).

  • Day 2: Lao Cai – Sa Pa - Sin Chai village

    The train arrives at Lao Cai train station early in the morning, from where you will be picked up and transported by shared bus to Sapa (35km - about 1 hour drive). The bus will drop you off at Cat Cat Hotel. Here, you will have time to have breakfast (on your own expense) and relax before our tour guide comes to meet you. He will then provide you with more information about the trek. At 09:00 we transfer you by car to Km7 O Quy Ho. From this place, you start trekking down the field and have time to visit Doi Bang. Having lunch at a local family by a primary school. After lunch, you continue trekking to visit Sin Chai village, where the Black H'mong people live - the Black H'mong are proud of their culture, they have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing.
    You will arrive at your homestay at around 15:00. Free time to explore the area. Having dinner with the family and spend the night at Sin Chai village (L, D)

    Trekking distance: 9km (approx.)
    Driving distance: 9km

  • Day 3: Sin Chai - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van village

    After having early breakfast, at 07:30 you say good bye to the host and walk through Cat Cat tourism area and then continue your trek to Y Linh Ho - a small community in the hill's. In the afternoon, visiting Lao Chai village and learning more about their culture and customs. Then walking to Ta Van village to visit Zay people - The Zay minority people in Ta Van have their own traditional culture and lifestyle. They still live in traditional houses, which are built in wood and bamboo with clay floor. You'll have dinner and sleep overnight in Ta Van. (B, L, D)

    Trekking distance: 15km (approx.)

  • Day 4: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa. Night train to Hanoi

    After having breakfast, at 09:00 you will leave Ta Van and trek to Giang Ta Chai village, where you can see the Red Dao people. The women of Red Dao have very colorful red embroideries, coins on their clothing, and on their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because a hairless face is considered by the the Red Dao people to be very beautiful. Making a stop for lunch before leaving Giang Ta Chai and driving towards Sapa. In Sapa, you will wait to catch the bus at Cat Cat hotel. Drive in the shared bus to the train station, and go by overnight train in soft sleeper with Air-con back towards Hanoi. (B, L)
    Trekking distance: 6km (approx.)
    Driving distance: 11km

  • Day 5: Hanoi - Arrival in the early morning

    Your train arrives in Hanoi in the early morning. The trip ends at the train station and you can proceed to your next destination at your own arrangement.

    Key: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner

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Enjoy your experience visiting Sapa town, minority villages and trek through beautiful surroundings.


Children Age: From 10 to 11 years old Child price: See “rates” This tour is not recommended for: children below 10 years old


Hotel with private bathroom and home-stay with shared bathroom


Train and van/minibus


2x Breakfast, 2x Lunch, 1x Dinner


All year, however heavy rain may be expected during the rainy season (May-Oct)
This product may be affected by Vietnamese TET (New Year) – normally in Jan/Feb. Specific dates are blocked in the booking calendar if and when not bookable.
What can you expect during TET? The lunar New Year is very important to the Vietnamese. The days are spent together with family and relatives in private homes to celebrate. Expect the streets to be fairly empty and life at street level to be very limited.

Ekstra information

Sapa, Cat Cat village, Ta Van village, Giang Ta Chai village

· Trekking shoes or boots · Rain-wear · Warm fleece jacket in winter · Cap or hat, sunglasses and sun lotion · Torch · Mosquito repellent · Medicine for personal use · Earplugs