Sapa Hard Trekking & Sapa Homestay - 4Days/5Nights

At a elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful old French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnams' northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minorities groups all wearing their traditional and colourful attire. This trip includes a 4-day trek through the hills and valleys in the Sapa region. Average walking time for each day is around 6 hours, passing through H'mong, Day, Tho, Tay, Nhang, and Red Dao communities. Three nights are spent in these minority villages so be warned, you will have to do without some modern comforts on this one. Often there is no electricity or running water and bedding can be a layer of straw covered with a mat in some cases. The apparent hardships are worth it though as we walk through some of the most spectacular scenery that Vietnam has to offer.

Night 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai by Train
Pick up at your proposed Hotel at 20:00 then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10. 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ).

Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van Village: 5 hours trekking, 14km, 2 villages. (B, L, D)
6:00 AM - Arrive to Lao Cai train station. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Take a drive of 40km to your hotel in Sapa town to leave some luggages if you don't want to carry it all during the trek. Have breakfast and relax. 

Depart Sapa at 10:30 AM. Go down hill to the valley. Cross Muong Hoa River to get to the other mountainside for 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay. Stay the night at a local family in Ta Van village.
Night 2: Overnight at homestay.

Day 2: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Ban Ho Village: 7 hours trekking, 18km, 2 villages. (B, L, D)
Breakfast and leave the family for the next village. Visit the Red Dzao in Giang Ta Chai village by way of terraced paddy fields and bamboo forests. Enjoy the natural beauty of Silver Waterfall and Rattan Bridge. Cross the river and continue going to Ban Ho village where the Tay people settle down. On the way to Ban Ho, there is more chance to see the Red Dzao and the Black H'mong in Su Pan village. Spend the night in Ban Ho village at a Tay Family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.
Night 3: Overnight at homestay.

Day 3: Ban Ho Village - Sapa: 3 hours trekking, 7km (B, L, D)
Breakfast with the family and leave the village for a waterfall discovered by French people. Enjoy the view, swimming and return to Ban Ho to visit the people in the village. Say goodbye to the family and get up to the main road where to take transfer back to Sapa. Lunch on the way and dinner at restaurant in Sapa. 
Night 4: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.

Day 4: Cat Cat Village - Sapa - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B, L, D)
Breakfast at Hotel, visit village of the black H'mong (Cat Cat), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Back to the town for lunch and check out hotel, free at leisure to explore the town until transfer to Lao Cai railway station to catch the overnight train back to Hanoi. 
Night 5: Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ).

Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends. 
Type of tour:    Private tour Only
Departure:       Every day 
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---
Price in US dollars per person - Private tour


2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 - 6 pax

7 - 8 pax

Single SUPP

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (3*+)






Deluxe (4*)







As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.

Price includes:
- Full transportation by private A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
- Soft sleeper train: 1
st class A/C compartment (4 beds only)
- Accommodation in home stay and hotel based on twin-sharing or double room ( On request ).
- Full meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

- Sightseeing fees and permits.
- English speaking guide 

Price excludes:
- Insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers.

• The rate may be changed without prior notice if there is a market fluctuation relating petrol, food and goods or ticket price. 
• Surcharge might be added for this tour on Public Holiday


What to bring: Sun Block, Wide brim hat, Camera + Film, Comfortable shoes,  Rain gear, Warm clothes, Insect Repellent ,Original Passport