Sapa Hill Tribe Village Discovery Tour – 8 Days

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Sapa Hill Tribe Village Discovery Tour is an adventure tour with some high levels of trekking, hiking and home staying. Though the terrain could be steep and slippery at times it unmasks the mesmerizing beauty of Muong Hoa Valley of Sapa Town and different hill tribe groups inhabiting the area as we trek though the region.

All meals on this adventure tour are prepared by the local cook. Accommodation is at a simple home-stay with a local hill tribe family every night. Since the weather can be unpredictable and the local conditions are poor, please bring along a rain coat or poncho, good hiking shoes, degradable soap and medicine.

As they say tough paths often lead to beautiful destinations, the reward for  this physical challenge is evidently the stunning natural beauty and the colorful hill tribe culture.

Day 1: Hanoi

In the evening, we meet up at our appointment and transfer to train station to catch the night train to Lao Cai

Accommodation: Ratraco Express Train


Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L/D)

Upon arrival at Lao Cai we’ll drive 35 km to the former hill station of Sapa. In the afternoon we trek to Cat Cat village, and then make a drive to the Red Dao village of Ta Phin. Overnight in Sapa town.

 Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel


Day 3: Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van. (Trekking distance: 15 km)

Begin trekking at 10.00 am down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai San, Lao Chai. We then continue to Ta Van village to visit Zay people. We’ll stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van. Accommodation is basic but a unique and special experience.

 Accommodation: Home-stay in Ta Van village


Day 4: Ta Van- Giang Ta Chai – Seo Trung Ho. (Trekking distance: 15 km)

After the breakfast we’ll continue to the at Giang Ta Chai. The scenery is breathtaking on the trekking way. Overnight in the Seo Trung Ho village of Red

 Accommodation: Home-stay in Giang Ta Chai Village


Day 5: Seo Trung Ho – Nam Toong – Thanh Phu (Trekking distance: 20 km)

Continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and arrive at the Tay village Thanh Phu. We stay overnight in a wooden Tay stilt house.

Accommodation: Home-stay in Thanh Phu village


Day 6: Thanh Phu – Nam Sai – Nam Ken – Ban Ho (Trekking distance: 20 km)

After breakfast we’ll hike to Nam Sai Village to visit the Tay People, and then we’ll trek up to the Red Dzao Village the village of Xa Pho tribe – the smallest group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam. Overnight in the Ban Ho Village.


Day 7: Ban Ho – Sapa. (Trekking distance: 6 km)

After breakfast, we’ll trek to Ban Den place. From here, we are collected by our vehicle and transferred back to Sapa. In the afternoon you will have time to experience the colourful Sapa before driving to Lao Cai for the overnight train.

Accommodation: Ratraco Express Train


Day 8: Sapa – Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi Station you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Tour ends.  Thank you for traveling with us! We look forward to serving you again


What’s includes?

Accommodation in twin sharing basic

Meal as indicated in itinerary

Transfer and tour by private A/C car

English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)

Service charges, room tax and baggage handling

Entrance fees and permits during guided time


What’s excludes?

Travel insurance



Personal expenses


Tour Notes

Home-stay condition is very basic

Meals: Vietnam food.

What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks. If you feel the need then sleeping bags, cable lock for your bags is recommended.

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