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3 Days - 2 Nights By Bus (1 Night In Ta Van Village, 1 Night In Hotel)

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Day 1: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village - Muong Hoa valley (-/ L/ D)

Stop At: Sapa, Sapa, Lao Cai Province
06:30: Free pick up at your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and transfer to Sapa E.

07:00: Start departure to Sapa. The tour guide will explain to you about the trip and Sapa. Then you will be served mineral water and some snacks.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break for 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.

12h30: Arrive in Sapa.

14h00: You will begin yours 12 km trek on small trails down the Muong Hoa Valley toward Lao Chai village of Black H’mong ethnic people. Here we will discover their daily life and how they make traditional clothes, handicraft, indigo... We will visit the biggest valley which provides the best view for golden rice terrace fields in Vietnam. After Lao Chai we walk to Ta Van village of 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, where black H’mong and Dzay people are living, it is also the beginning of the valley which is called Muong Hoa. From a high point of the main road, great view of the whole villages open wide to offer the marvelous panorama views, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terraced fields and stream, discover and visit some of Black H’mong families. You will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs…
Dinner and overnight at homestay with a local family in Ta Van village.
Duration: 18 hours

Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
Bus Pick up In Old Quarter Hanoi From 06.30 - 07.00 AM
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ta Van, Ta Van, Lao Cai Province
Ta Van, a village of the famous Giay minority, where your local host family will welcome you
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lao Chai, Lao Chai, Lao Cai Province
You will begin yours 12 km trek on small trails down the Muong Hoa Valley toward Lao Chai village of Black H’mong ethnic people
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Family Lunch
• Dinner: Local Family Lunch
Accommodation included: Homestay With Locals

Day 2: Ta Van - Dzang Ta Chai villages - Hanoi (B/ L/-)

Stop At: Sapa, Sapa, Lao Cai Province
After breakfast, we continue to visit Red Dzao people at Dzang Ta Chai village 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 them have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Dzao Legend.

We will walk to the rice paddy fields where we’ll have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest soon follows which gives you the experience of Vietnam tropical jungle. Along the way, we will stop by a waterfall to have a panorama view of Dzang Ta Chai village and have lunch. Then walk to the main road to take a bus back to Sapa.

15:00: Back to Sapa and free time at leisure...

16:00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sapa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of the northwest mountains.

21:30: We arrive in Hanoi.
Duration: 22 hours

Stop At: Giang Ta Chai Village, Ta Van Commune, Sapa 008420 Vietnam
Giang Ta Chai village where you will get to see the waterfall as well as to see the Red Dao minority
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Local Breakfast
• Lunch: We will then have lunch at the local restaurant
• Dinner: Dinner at hotel in Sapa
Accommodation included: Hotel in Sapa

Day 3: Sapa - Ha Noi (B, L)

Stop At: Sapa, Sapa, Lao Cai Province
7.30 – 11.30: Have breakfast at hotel and free times to discover Sapa town by yourself.

11.30: Check out and clear all the bills

12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch at the hotel.

13.30 - 14.45: Relax and leisure on your own, have shower in the public bathroom in the hotel if you want.

14.45 - 15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.30: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Duration: 22 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up all the guests in Old Quarter From 06.30 AM

hanoi old quarter
Departure Time
6:30 AM
3 days
  • 2x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 1-night accommodation (homestay)
  • Roundtrip Bus Transfer
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Village entry fees
  • Transport back to Sapa
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 1 night at hotel in sapa
  • Entry/Admission - Giang Ta Chai Village
  • Chrismtas & New Year Surcharge 15 USD/ person
  • Extra drinks (e.g. bottled water or beer) at a homestay
  • Lunar New Year Surcharge 15 USD/ person
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Single Supplement: 25 USD
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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