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Tour  > Vietnam Tour  > Vietnam Adventure Tour  > Trekking Tours  >   Sapa Ethinic Minorities

Sapa trek
7days (4day trek)
Trip code: VNSPT7

An adventurous trip through wonderful area of northern Vietnam. The trek bring us to sample the traditional culture and lifestyle of different ethnic groups and meet with friendly local people, visit the colorful market...

Day  01 : Hanoi -Lao Cai- train  ( train )

We will catch the overnight train  soft sleeper with A.C to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station.

Day 02: Lao Cai - Sapa ( bus + trek )

Arrive Laocai station around 6am there will be a transfer to Sapa, situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters and 33 km from Lao Cai. It's a beautiful, scenic drive as we wind our way towards Sapa. After we have checked into our hotel and had breakfast we will embark on a soft walk  to visit Catcat village to take in stunning scenery that this region has to offer.  As we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Sapa market is always an exciting place as several different ethnic minorities congregate here. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Diner included)

Day 03: Tavan village BanHo villages (trek)

Today we will have pleasant trek into the scenic rice field and mountains of Sapa , there will be ample opportunity to meet with our friendly people. We walk to Laochai and Tavan village  From here we pass through several H'mong villages perched on distant  hill, and are sure to attract attention as  this part of the country receive very  few visitors. We will arrive at Ban Ho village, Tay minority people by later afternoon . We will have time to walk around this charming little village, enabling us to understand a little more about how the people live. The village is home to the Tay people and tonight we will be their guests in one of their traditional stilt houses. There we will be toasted as honored guests and will be able to sample some of their homemade rice wine!
(Breakfast, Lunch and  Dinner included)

Day 4: Sinchai villages
Following breakfast we embark on our five to six-hour trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you will meet. We cross the river and passing by Nam Tong villages, Red Dzao people. Lunch in Nam Cang village Phula ( Xa Pho ) minority people, then hike through  Thanh Phu, Tay minority people to Sinchai Red Dzao people for home stay. Tonight the accommodation is just rustic but the experience is enriching.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Diner  included)

Day 5:  Supan village Sapa

We walk  uphill toward Supan, red Dzao villages. As we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Sapa market is always an exciting place as several, different ethnic minorities congregate here. As well as the Hmong you will also see the Dao (pronounced Zao). Dao women are particularly striking as they wear a large red turban often covered with old coins or jewelry. We meet our awaiting jeep for the drive to Sapa. Tonights accommodation will be at a local guesthouse.
(Breakfast, Lunch included)

Day 6: Bacha market - Hanoi

Rising to the sounds of morning coming to life for another lovely day, we  breakfast and head out for a stunning spectacular of bobbling bazaar.  Bacha s considered  one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attires busily buy and sell the local produces. Dog, cat, pig, horse... are all on sales. This is golden opportunity to take best shots! Afternoon we leave for Cocly, where we visit the limestone cave  before we board our sampan for a couple of hour cruise along the wild river. Our awaiting van at the dock will pick you up  and  transfer to Laocai for overnight train back to Hanoi
(Breakfast and Lunch included)

Day 7: Arrive Hanoi

The train arrive Hanoi at 5am.
Transfer to your hotel. Our trip concludes.

Trip  includes:
  English speaking guide
  All transportation and transfers by A.C bus, A.C cabin on overnight train
  All accommodation on twin/double  share basis in standard hotels, local homestay
  Meals as indication
  Admission fees and permits where applicable
  Drinking water during the trek.
Local supporting team during the trekking (porter, cook ... )
Trekking arrangement

Trip excludes:
Pre/post trip arrangement
Meals not indicated ( allow US$ 5-6 /meal/person)
Travel insurance
Other personal expenses

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