Trekking & Homestay In Sapa – 4D3N

Head to the highlands for an unforgettable journey of cultural discovery and natural beauty. Take an overnight train to Sapa and dive into the traditions of Vietnam’s hilltribe people. Admire remarkable landscapes on the way to the Muong Hoa Valley, where towering mountains and vibrant fields await at every corner.


Outlined itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi – Lao Cai Thanh Phu – Sin Chai (B/L/D)

Day 3: Sin Chai – Nam Sai – Xa Pho (B/L/D)

Day 4: Xa Pho – Ban Ho – Hanoi & Departure (B/L)


Day 1

Upon arrival in Hanoi, be met by our car driver and be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.

*Notes: The itinerary can be flexible base on the arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with small surcharge).

Day 2

A frontier town 350km (217mi) northwest of Hanoi and close to the border with China, Sapa’s terraced rice fields are some of the world’s most beautiful. Departing from the Lao Cai Railway Station, take a scenic 2hr drive to the Su Pan Village in Sapa. From an altitude of 950m (3,116ft), you will trek down to visit the Tay village of Ban Ho. If weather permits, you may choose to have a swim in the nearby waterfall before trekking to the Tay village of Thanh Phu where lunch is served in a local home. Continue with a 2hr trek to the Dzao village of Sin Chai for your overnight homestay. Over dinner, learn more about local traditions and customs from your hosts.

Overnight at local homestay in Sapa (Lunch, Dinner)

Suggested departure time: 08:00
Tour duration: 08 hours
Trekking distance: 14km (9mi)
Grade: Easy

Day 3

Rise early to observe the bustling morning activities in a traditional village. After breakfast, start your downhill trek into a stunningly beautiful valley dotted with bamboo houses belonging to the Tay tribe in Nam Sai Village. The largest minority in Vietnam, the Tay live in wooden stilt houses with tile or palm leaf roofs. Notice their style of dress, where both men and women wear clothes made of hand-woven cotton, dyed with indigo with little embellishment compared to some of the other minorities. Cross the river and walk uphill to one of the four Xa Pho villages, one of the smallest ethnic groups in Vietnam, where you may visit the local school (closed on weekends) and stop for lunch. Continue along the mountainside, passing two other Xa Pho villages before arriving at My Son Village. Stay overnight in a local home. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Xa Pho people along with dinner cooked over an open fire.

Overnight at local homestay in Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Suggested departure time: 08:00
Tour duration: 06 hours
Lunch time: 13:00
Trekking distance: 12km (7mi)
Grade: Moderate

Day 4

From the village of My Son, we cross several suspension bridges before returning to the Tay village of Ban Ho to enjoy lunch in a local home. Drive up to the mountainous village of Su Pan after lunch to admire the views of the Muong Hoa Valley. The village is home to the Black H’mong and Red Dzao who cultivate corn and cassava instead of rice because of the thin soil. Return to Sapa and transfer to the Lao Cai Railway Station.

End of service (Breakfast, Lunch)

Suggested departure time: 08:30
Tour duration: 08 hours
Lunch time: 13:00
Trekking distance: 10km (6mi)
Grade: Easy

Inclusions: Homestay with simple meals/ Private transportation in Sapa/ English-speaking guide in Sapa/ Entrance fees/ Meals as specified (meals only, beverages at your own expense)/ Porter during trekking trip/ Mineral water and cold towelette in car/van/bus.
(Prices do not include: Round-trip train ticket/ Hotel to freshen up at Lao Cai Railway Station/ Breakfast on arrival day/Escort guide from Hanoi/ Transfers in Hanoi)

End of our services! Cam On & Hen Gap Lai! (Breakfast, Lunch)

Tour price includes:

  • + Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • + All private transportation.
  • + Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • + Experienced English speaking guide.
  • + Private boat trip as per tour
  • + Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • + All sightseeing tickets.
  • + Tissues and water on coach.
  • + Services charges and government tax.
  • + No extra charge after services confirmation
  • + 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:

  • + International flights & Departure taxes if any
  • + Personal expenses, drinks, tips and gratuities
  • + Travel insurance
  • + Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • + Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
  • + Vietnam visa
  • + Other services not mentioned above.

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