Go on a 3-Day trek through Northern Vietnam!
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat (-/ L/ D)
06:30 - 7:00 am: Pick up at your hotel or at the meeting point and then departure to Sapa, following NoiBai - Lao Cai high-way.
Along the way, you will have chance to marvel at the beauty of the Northwest Mountains with terraced fields sparkling in the sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break for 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.
13h00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch.
Cat Cat village, you will have a chance to visit a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by French people. There is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. H’Mong women use indigo plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics and then they roll around and smooth sections of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.
Go back by car to the hotel and have lunch.
Afternoon: Free time to explore Sapa town or go shopping at Sapa Market.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside a charcoal fire, or go shopping. A stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities is highly recommended, especially on Saturday night.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 2: Trekking Lao Chai and Ta Van villages - Sapa (B/ L/ D)
09:00: After breakfast, start trekking down to Lao Chai village where the Black H’mong ethnic people live. Here you will discover their daily life and how they make traditional clothes and handcrafts. Visit the biggest valley which provides the best view for golden rice terrace fields in Vietnam. After Lao Chai walk to Ta Van village of the Giay people. It is a small group of ethnic people in Vietnam with a rich culture and beautiful houses located on rice paddy fields.
Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages, about 8 km from Sapa town is also the beginning of the valley called Muong Hoa. You can get a great view of the whole village from the high point of the main road backed by high mountains and facing the river. Here you will enjoy fresh air, see terrace fields, streams, and visit some Black H’mong families. You will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact with them and learn about their culture and customs.
Have lunch with the locals in one of the local houses before coming back to Sapa by bus.
Afternoon: free time at leisure for shopping or visiting Sapa town on your own.
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Trekking Ta Phin - Sapa - Hanoi (B/ L/ -)
The start of the walk takes you through Sapa town and around the lake before taking a trail along local paths and through rice fields to the Black H'mong Village of Ma Tra. During the day, you will also be able to visit a local school.
After lunch, continue walking through the beautiful scenery to the Red Dao village of Ta Phin. There is plenty of time to walk around the village and soak up the atmosphere. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit some local houses as well as visit the local caves.
The bus will take you from Taphin village to Sapa.
16h00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sapa!” and get back to Hanoi.
21h30: Arrive in Ha Noi.
End of services.
- Transport: Bus Sapa Express - Noble Limousine 29 seats is called "Special aircraft on the ground" with air-conditioner, travel blanket, pillow
- Welcome drink (tea, café), candy at the office
- Free water, damp towel on Sapa Express Bus
- Accommodation at hotel (2 - 3 persons/ room)
- English-speaking guide during the tour
- Meals as mentioned on itinerary
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- VAT (10%)
- Insurance, Visas
- Other personal expenses (tip, drinks with meals,...)