On this trip you will trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby Sapa town, which is surrounded by huge rice paddy terraces. On the way you will learn more about how is the rice cultivating, from when the seed sowed to harvest. Visit Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities through Ta Phin and Matra village, live their own way with no cultural mixture. You will experience how different they are in many ways by visiting the local house. The night you spend in Tavan village, the unique village in Sapa area where Giay minority live, will be an excellent experience.
Night 1: Hanoi Departure (night train)
Our tour will be started around 21:00 at the lobby of the hotel. Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight to Sapa.
Day 01: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide then walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong.
Lunch at a local family, and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people where we stay for the night. It gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes. Overnight at the Dzay local house.
Day 02: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa
Have a breakfast before trekking down to the South-west of Sapa (14 km ) to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest to the main road to catch the Car to return to Sapa. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 03: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Matra Village – Ta Phin – Lao Cai
You will be met up at your hotel at 8AM by local guide then start a short walk downhill through beautiful orchid gardens and pine forests. You will then reach a small village of Suoi Ho is inhabited by Hmong ethnic minority. Their house normally built of land has no windows because of the cold in the winter.
You will then continue your walk through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery to Ma tra. Your journey will be mostly driving to Ta Phin village. Here you can experience the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. They live happily together while maintaining their own tradition from generation to generation. You can recognise them by dressing while they are both very famous of handicraft. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses. Then our vehicle will be waiting for us for our drive back to Lao Cai for overnight on train.
Night 4: Lao Cai – Hanoi
Up on arrival in Hanoi very early in the morning. Then, we will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. End of service.
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