A Real Life Sapa Package – 3 Days
A real life sapa package is combination between the local special markets with the daily life of hill tribe at home stay along the Muong Hoa River with the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. This is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. Come and experience
Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Bac Ha Market – Lao Chai – Ta Van village - Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan - Lao Cai – Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from the hotel in evening)
Tour Level: Easy adventure
Group Size: Private only - 2 persons minimum and above
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 01: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Day 02: Sapa – Bac Ha market - Sapa
Day 03: Sapa – Lao Chai Ta Van (Homestay)
Day 04: Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Night train to Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi
Day 01: Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai
Pick up at your hotel then transfer to the station for a night train to Sapa. Overnight train soft sleeper with AC to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station.
Day 02: Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market (only on Sunday) - Sapa (B, L)
After meeting a guide at the Lao Cai railway station we have breakfast there and go to the Bac Ha Market for two hours by a van. This is the largest market in the region, a place where many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. We can buy homemade handicrafts and clothes. In the afternoon we will have a 2 hour trek to Ban Pho village (Flower H'Mong people) where we can have look in their houses and understand little more about their lifestyle and traditional customs. Especially, we can try homemade wine from corn. And then we drive back to Sapa for 3 hours.
Overnight in Sapa.
Day 03: Sapa - Lao Chai Ta Van (Homestay) (B, L, D)
At 10 am we leave the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van Village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor.
We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.
Day 04: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa - Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dzao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dzao women have very colorful red embroidery 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 and trek up to Su Pan where you will meet the jeep and transfer back to Sapa. Evening take a transfer to Lao Cai station for a night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train.
Day 05: Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi in the early morning. End of all services here. (No any services on this day)
Market Optional: (you can choose one of the below market)
Coc Ly Market (Available on Tuesday only)
Cao Son Market (Available on Wednesday only)
Lung Khau Nhin Market ( Available on Thursday only)
Can Cau Market (Available on Saturday only)
Muong Hum Market (Available on Sunday only)
Muong Khuong Market (Available on Sunday only)
What is included?
- All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
- 01 night hotel in Sapa base on twin sharing room
- 01 night home stay
- English speaking tour guide
- Soft sleeper train ticket: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (sharing cabin 4 berths soft sleeper))
- Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
- Entrance fees and water
What is excluded?
- Car and guide on free time
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expense
- Travel insurance
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Dear Giang, We came back in Hoi An today from Sa Pa. We had a wonderful time and we would like to thank you for organizing everything perfectly. The tours were exactly how we wanted them to be, it was even above expectation. Our tour guide Dudu was fantastic and so was our driver.
Again thank your very much,
Nelly and Keith Brooker Monday, March 2, 2020
Dear Giang, I wanted to thank you very much for arranging our holiday so well - we had a wonderful time and everything seemed to go very smoothly. In the group tour at the start we were impressed by how various different staff always knew where...
The private tour was particularly good and Khanh was an exceptional guide - great fun to spend time with, knowledgeable and good at keeping everyone happy throughout the trip. He adapted the itinerary to suit the weather and our preferences ...
Thank you again.
Fiona Cloke, Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Good afternoon Diu, The trip was wonderful and our guide May Nihn is very helpful and experienced. Thank God that the weather turns out well on the 2nd day in Sapa so it's makes our journey easier to Fansipan and other places of interests. Our driver is also very accommodating...
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to you for coordinating this itinerary and reacting promptly to change the hotel for us. In fact my dad had a fall in Hanoi hotel and ...
Having said that, it's still a pleasant and enjoyable trip for us.
Veron Tan, Saturday, March 16, 2019