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Excursions from Sapa

beautiful terraced view                                                                            beautiful terraced view

 

Ham Rong Mountain

Named Ham Rong in Vietnamese, Dragon Jaw Mountain overlooks the town of Sapa – just look to the

northwest and you will see the peak forming the ‘dragon’s jaw’ rising impressively over the town. The route to the top begins with a walk through a beautiful orchid garden, and then on to a European style botanical garden where you will find a variety of colourful flowers and plants. By this time you will be at a good altitude to stop and appreciate the stunning views across the Muong Hoa valley to Fansipan Moutain, the highest peak in Vietnam, and over Sapa town itself. From here you will continue upwards to Heaven’s Gate where you can enjoy great views of the ‘dragon’s jaw’. Eventually you will reach the mountain peak where you will be treated to unrivalled views over the valley and a birds eye view of Sapa. Take it all in while resting your legs and looking forward to the easy-going descent back to Sapa for a well deserved refreshment!

Thac Bac

Thac Bac lies beside National Highway No 4D, about 12km from Sa Pa Town’s centre. Silver Waterfall is formed by sources of water from the Lo Sui Tong mountain peak. From the distance, the waterfall looks like a white dragon looking down from the sky. You can reach the Silver Waterfall by motor bike or by car in half an hour. From there you can see stunning view of the surrounding mountains and the last forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park.

Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat is a small but bustling village situated at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. Here you will see traditional H’mong homes at their best, and you will be able to meet a H’mong family to learn more about their way of life. The village is also the perfect place to see traditional clothing being made, hemp being dyed and women weaving.

Ta Phin Village

Ta Phin Village is located in Ta Phin Commune, Sa Pa District, about 12km northeast of Sa Pa Town. The village is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice terraces. The best time to visit Ta Phin is in late afternoon when tourists can enjoy amazing view of sunset over the village and the whole surrounding areas.

In Ta Phin Village there are two ethnic minorities living in harmony. They are the Red Dao, who make up the majority, and the Black Mong. It is the best for the tourists to distin-guish the difference in culture, way of living of ethnic minorities in Sapa.

Lao Chai village

Lao Chai is a village of black H’Mong ethnic group. Lao Chai is a commune composed by three large villages with over 100 families of the Black H’mong ethnic, and people here are quite hospitable.
Location :About 7-8 Km southeast of Sapa town on the west bank of Muong Hoa River.

Lao Chai is a commune composed by three large villages with over 100 families of the Black H’mong ethnic. From a high point of the main road 8 Km from Sapa town, great view of the whole village open wide to offer the marvelous panorama of the village, backed by high mountains and facing the river. The H’mong people in this village experience rice intensive farming on the lower land near the bottom of the valley as main source of earning while growing corn on the mountain slopes at the back of the village.

In this village which you will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs.

Ta Van village

Ta Van commune in Muong Hoa valley is located in the south and 8 km away from Sapa town ship.

Ta Van means “a big turning road” like a basket brim, or tripod-leg line.

Vast terrace fields with unique position of a big turning road become a landscape and a destination of Ta Van.

Seo Mi Ti scenery-old pine forest, a half day of sloping road away from township centre, is also a particularly interesting eco-tourist site of Ta Van.

And Ta van has become an integral tourist site for ecological excursions in Sapa.

Can Cau Market

Can Cau Market hold on every Saturday from 6hours until midday. Can Cau Market is a small, but it is the place where you can encounter Flower H’mong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities in colorful costumes. The Flower Hmong minority is the most common here, and their colourful dresses makes is a beautiful sight. Set in the mountains near the Chinese border, Can Cau Market is the area where different minority groups in colorful dress exchange local items. You will spend the whole morning there then go to Bac Ha for lunch. Light trekking to nearby villages and visit the old castle of the former Hmong king are also highlights of trips.

Coc Ly Market

Leaving Sa Pa early Tuesday morning or picked up in Lao Cai arriving with the train from Hanoi, we drive with land cruiser to Coc Ly Market. The drive from SaPa will take us approx. 2 1/2 hour. We visit the market with all it’s colourful ethnic people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen who gathers to buy and sell. Before lunch we go on a short trek to the nearby village of Sa Koun Ho which is inhabited by the Flower Hmong and Black Dao minority. We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we leave Coc Ly and drive to Trung Do village – inhabited by Tay minority. From the village we go by boat down the river, where we experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and bustling life on the riverbank. The boat trip takes us about 2-2 1/2 hours before we are picked up by our jeep. The jeep takes us back to SaPa or to Lao Cai train station depending of your wishes.

Bac Ha market

This is a big market filled with many different hill-tribe peoples. It is the most colorful market in North Vietnam. At the market, you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice, cassavas, corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps, apples, peaches… talking to the minorities through the guide s interpretation.

Bac Ha market is well-known for its naturally sub-tropical scenery. Tam Hoa plums are really a local specialty: sweet and fresh. This seems to be created by its own land, people and nature. Average temperature here is 19°C and it’s not so cold as in Sa Pa. Bac Ha is specifically identified by each mount, each house and naturally-made carpet of white plum-flowers in spring. There are 14 ethnic minorities and the H’Mong ethnics count for 47% then the Dao, Tay, Nung, Phu La… Mountaineers take care of their horses as their properties, means of transport and close friends. Besides plums, Bac Ha is reputed for its alcohol (made of maize). Maize is grown on high mountains, its low in productivity but high in nutrition. To make alcohol, it’s fermented with Hong My seed (the local only plant). Bac Ha alcohol is well-known due to its source of water. So it’s surely believed never to have faulted one in Bac Ha market. Visitors can see the locals selling their own alcohol without feelings to be cheated.

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Ultimate Trek and Home Stay in 4 days

Have the ultimate Sapa experience with this four day trek, taking in all the regions highlights

ultimate trek and home stay

ultimate trek and home stay

Route: Sapa —> Cat Cat —> Ylinh Ho —> Lao Chai —> Tavan —> Giang Tachai —> Supan —> Banho —> Nam Toong —> My Son —> Thanh Phu —> Ban Ho

Distance Covered: 53 km

Grade: Medium

ITINERARY

Have the ultimate Sapa experience with this four day trek, taking in all the regions highlights.

Day 1 – 16 km: Cat Cat- Y Linh Ho

On Day 1 we will leave Sapa at 9am and trek down to Cat Cat village, taking in the stunning waterfall at the bottom of the hill. After a slight retrace of steps (but not all the way back up!) we will take a turn towards Ylinh Ho and begin a 2km walk through rice terraces. Ylinh Ho is home to the H’mong minority, and their established rice terraces are around 100 years old. Rice appeared after the French left at the turn of the century – before this the H’mong traditionally hunted animals for food. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in true H’mong culture. From Ylinh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai, an established H’mong minority village which has been inhabited for centuries. See the product of this minority at its best with established rice terraces, homes and a vibrant community. You will be welcomed warmly by Mai and her family who run the first ever homestay owned and run by H’mong Minority in the Sapa regionTravelSapa supported Mai in setting up this homestay and we hope it’s the first of many!

Day 2 – 17km: Ta Van- Giang Ta Chai- Supan- Ban Ho

When you awake on Day 2, open the window and have a look outside – weather permitting you will be treated to amazing views across the rice terraces in the valley. After breakfast you will make your way toTavan where you will visit the Giay minority people. This tribe traditionally fished for a living and as a result established themselves close to rivers. They have mastered the art of fishing with bamboo sticks, and cook the fish in the bamboo. Nowadays however you are more likely to see the Giay working in fields planting or harvesting rice. We will continue our walk through an impressive bamboo forest to Giang Tachai, and then on to the village of Supan where you will be able to rest your legs and take in the stunning mountain scenery as we stop for a picnic lunch.

Feeling revitalized, we will hike the final 6km to Ban Ho village where will spend the night at another homestay. This building is particularly special as it sits on stilts overlooking rice terraces. Dinner is cooked on an open fire, and some local speciality rice wine will be on offer to help you wind down!

Day 3 – 16 km : Nam Toong- My Son- Thanh Phu

On Day 3 you will know when it’s time to wake up when you hear the patter of feet on bamboo heading up the stairs to the bathroom. After a filling breakfast in the homestay we will walk 3km to Nam Toong village, home to the Red Dao minority.  We will then follow a buffalo trail through sprawling rice terraces, taking in the spectacular views of Halong National Park as we make our way to My Son village. Here you can meet the Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest tribes in the Sapa area. We will spend the night in the village of Thanh Phu, where you enjoy local food and a warm bed in a Tay minority stilt house.

Day 4 – 6 km : Ban Ho- Sapa

We will start Day 4 with a filling breakfast, after which we walk from Thanh Phu back to Ban Ho by a different route, following the Muong Hoa River. It is an easy but beautiful route to wind down from the last three days, and it will give you the chance to absorb as much of the remaining scenery as possible. There will also be a chance to swim in the river if the weather is good (or even if it’s not if you are brave!). Transport will be waiting in Ban Ho to take you back to Sapa for a well deserved rest!

PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 150 145 140 135 120 110

 

INCLUDES

Breakfast (day 2, 3, 4), Lunch (every day), dinner (day 1, 2, 3), tour guide, transport, village entrance fees

EXCLUDES:

Personal travel insurance, tips.

WHAT TO BRING:

trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Ultimate Trek and Home Stay in Sapa, you can make any changes you wish. We are a very flexible tailor-made tour operator and we can design tours to meet our clients’ precise requirements.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via:info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rates from First Choice.

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Fansipan in 3 days

fansipan

fansipan

Tour name: Conquer Fansipan in 3 days

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Start: Sapa

End: Sapa

Route: SAPA —> PARK RANGER’S STATION —> MOUNTAIN CAMP —> FANSIPAN SUMMIT —> PARK RANGER’S STATION —> SAPA

Grade: Medium

ITINERARY

Get back to nature and enjoy the wild mountain without rushing.

Day 1: Sapa (L, D)

We begin this tour at a practical time of 9.00am.  After meeting both your guide and driver, we are transferred by car, a short distance of 15km to begin the start of the climb to Fansipan Mountain. We start the climb at a height of 2000m. Throughout this climb, we can observe and learn about the local cardamom trees, and the uses they have for this local area. Local birds can also be seen throughout this walk, with seasons varying, and the time of year you visit. As we trek up to the height of 2200m, we relax with a picnic lunch. We then keep on trekking up to the height of 2800m, taking in the spectacular views along the way. After setting up camp for the night, dinner is cooked on the campfire. Ready to unwind from the day, you will find yourself sleeping soundly, while nestled in amongst this rugged beauty that the countryside has to offer.

Day 2: Very top of Fanxipan (B, L, D)

With an early rise of 6.30-7.00am, we have breakfast together before we undertake the next ascent to the very top of Fanxipan Mountain. Around 10.00-10.30am, we can celebrate the victorious achievement as we arrive at the very top of Fanxipan Mountain (3143m above sea level). Take some time out, as you absorb the combination of the fresh crisp air, and beautiful views while overlooking Sapa town, admiring its thick green forestry landscape. (Please Note:  Sapa is known to be an area consisting of four seasons in one day, therefore the weather can change quite rapidly, altering from heavy mist and fog to warm sunny days. Hence, we cannot guarantee clear views from the top of this mountain. ) After enjoying the remarkable views, we commence the descent to 2800m and enjoy a picnic lunch around 1.30pm. We then trek on back down to 2,200m and set up our camp for the night. Enjoy a warming dinner as we sit around the campfire cooking together, and drift off into a well-earned sleep after an eventful day.

Day 3: Sin Chai- foot of Fansipan (B, L)

Today we can enjoy a well-deserved lye-in, rising around 7.30am for a shared breakfast. As this is the last day of tour, we walk at a gentle pace down to Sin Chai, a Black H’mong village situated at the foot of Mount Fansipan. Here we meet with our driver are transferred by car back to Sapa town. We complete the tour with a refreshing herbal medicine bath and foot massage.

Fansipan 3 days word file 
Fansipan 3 days pdf file

PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 175 170 140 130 120 115

INCLUDES:

– English or French speaking guide (Surcharge for French speaking guide US$ 10/day)

– Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)

– Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)

– All needed transport –

–  All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)

– Water on the whole trip

– Sleeping bag and mattresses

– Waterproof bluebag for luggage

– Tents if needed – Mosquito net

– All entrance fees and permit

– Overnight in local house or tent

EXCLUDES:

– Insurance

– Hotels in Sapa

– Train tickets from/to Hanoi

– Other meals not mentioned

– Banking fee and credit card fee

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Fansipan Mount, you can make any changes you wish. We are a very flexible tailor-made tour operator and we can design tours to meet our clients’ precise requirements.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rate.

This 3-day trek to Fansipan is operated by Sapa Travel with its professional travel guide and local porters.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Explore Red Dzao minority culture in 3 days

Route: Sapa —> Suoi ho —> Ma Cha —> Giang Cha —> Ta phin —>Sa Xeng —> Ta chai —>Ta Phin —> Sapa

trekking red dzao village

trekking red dzao village

Distance Covered: 30km

Grade: Medium

ITINERARY

Day 1: Suoi Ho- Ma Cha

As we ease into our tour with a relaxing start time of 9.30am, we depart from your hotel. It is here that we meet our friendly guide and begin the tour. Within a few minutes of walking, we bypass through the town of Sapa, and head on out to the spectacular countryside thatSapa has to offer. Throughout this trek, we walk alongside stunning rice terraces, with plenty of picturesque opportunities.  As we make our way through this countryside, we meet both the H’mong andRed Dzao minorities. This is a good opportunity to chat with your guide to learn about local life for minority groups in this area. As you arrive in the afternoon at your homestay village, you will be happily greeted by the local Red Dzao people. Relax with a refreshing beer while dinner is prepared on an open fire. Share a few laughs, while you eat dinner with your homestay hosts as you also experience the local rice wine. Finish the night with a warming herbal bath, and sleep the night away in the peaceful surroundings of the mountains.

 

Day 2: Ta Phin- Sa Xeng- Ta Chai

After a relaxing sleep, you may be woken early to the sounds of the resident rooster. If you find this is too early to rise, you may like to sleep for a few more hours and be ready to take on the day with a freshly prepared cooked breakfast around 8.30am. We wander on through to the main village, observing this beautiful landscape. Here we witness local people working in the corn fields. Along the walk your guide will explain about the local plants, and the important uses they have for herbal medicines within this region. As we traipse on through the misty Mountains, you are provided with an opportunity to experience fantastic views, and take plenty of photos (with weather permitting, as it can change quite rapidly). With an ascent up into the mountains, we will enter into the charming village of the Red Dzao people, where you are left to roam around independently and uncover the way of life for the local people within this village.It is here that you can take in the scenic view of the Chinese border

Please note: As mentioned above, weather can be unpredictable. Weather conditions vary on a day to day basis. Tonight we stay in a local house, hidden in amongst the mountains in the quiet village of Ta Chai.

 

Day 3: Ta Phin- Sapa

We begin the day with a shared breakfast within the village. Depending on the group’s preference, we have time to meet more of the local village people, or carry on with the trekking. As you begin the walk back to Ta Phin village, you are offered picturesque views with the layout of several houses located together overlooking the impressive mountainous landscape. We stop and relax to enjoy a picnic lunch, followed by a traditional local Red Dzao herbal footbath. Feeling rejuvenated, we begin our walk back to the local bus station, with a bus waiting our arrival to transfer back into Sapa town.

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 120 115 110 95 75 65

INCLUDES

2 Dinner/ 3 Lunch/ 2 Breakfast/ 2 Night homestay/ Guide included/ Car transfer

EXCLUDES

Water/ Insurance/ Tips/ Drinks at homestay

WHAT TO BRING:

trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

BOOKING

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Trekking to the villages of Red Dzao, you can make any changes you wish. We are a very flexible tailor-made tour operator and we can design tours to meet our clients’ precise requirements.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via:info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rates from First Choice.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2014 in Excursions

 

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Trekking to Muong Hoa Valley in 3 days

Tour name: Trekking to Muong Hoa

muong hoa valley

muong hoa valley

Duration: 3 days 2 nights

Accommodation: Home Stay with minority people

Start: from Sapa

End: in Sapa

Route: Sapa —> Cat Cat —> Y Linh Ho —> Lao Chai —> Ta Van —> Giang Ta Chai —> Su Pan —> Ban Ho —> Nam Toong —> Sapa

Distance Covered: 38km

Grade: Medium

there are some more challenging sections to this trek… however this is balanced with easy legs and the chance to recuperate at the homestays.

Day 1 – 14 km: Cat Cat Village- Y Ling Ho- Lai Chai

On Day 1 we will leave Sapa Town at 9.30am and trek down to Cat Cat village, taking in the picturesque waterfall at the bottom of the hill. After a slight retrace of steps (but not all the way back up!) we will take a turn towards Y Linh Ho and begin a 2km walk through rice terraces. Y Linh Ho is home to the H’mong minority, and their hereditary rice terraces are around 100 years old. This is a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in true H’mong culture! From Y Linh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai, an established H’mong minority village which has been inhabited for centuries. See the products of this minority at its best, with established rice terraces, homes and a vibrant community. You will be welcomed warmly by Mai and her family who run the first ever homestay owned and run by H’mong minority in the Sapa region. Sapa Travel supported Mai in setting up this homestay and we hope it’s the first of many!

muong hoa trek activities

muong hoa trek activities

Day 2 — 16 km: Ta Van- Giang Ta Chai- Ban Ho

When you awake on Day 2, open the window and have a look outside – weather permitting you will be treated to amazing views across the rice terraces in the valley. After breakfast you will make your way to Ta Van where you will visit the Giay minority people. This tribe traditionally fished for a living and as a result established themselves close to rivers. They have mastered the art of fishing with bamboo sticks, and cook the fish inside bamboo. Nowadays however you are more likely to see the Giay working in fields planting or harvesting rice. We will continue our walk through an impressive bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, and then on to the village of Su Pan where you will be able to rest your legs and take in the stunning mountain scenery as we stop for a picnic lunch. Feeling revitalized we will hike the final 6km to Ban Ho village where we will spend the night at a Tay people’s homestay. Their houses are particularly special as they are built on stilts overlooking rice terraces. Dinner will be cooked on an open fire, and some local speciality rice wine will be on offer to help you wind down!

Day 3 — 8 km: Nam Toong – Ban Ho- Sapa

On Day 3 you will know when it’s time to wake up when you hear the patter of feet on bamboo as the household comes alive. After a filling breakfast in the homestay we will walk 3km to Nam Toong village, home to the Red Dao minority.  Providing the weather is nice you will be able to cool off with a swim in the river (and if the weather’s not so nice you still can if you’re feeling brave!). Lunch will be provided back at the Ban Ho homestay, after which we will drive back to Sapa,arriving at around 3pm with a great sense of achievement!

 

PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 114 100 80 73 68 60

INCLUDES

Breakfast (day 2 & 3), lunch (every day), dinner (day 1 & 2), tour guide, transport, village entrance fees.

EXCLUDES:

Dinks, personal travel insurance, tips

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

BOOKING

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Treking to Muong Hoa Valley in Sapa, you can make any changes you wish. We are ready and willing to handle your customized tours at the lowest rates.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via:info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rates from First Choice.

 
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Fansipan in 2 days

Tour name: Conquer Fansipan in 2 days

fansipan conquer

fansipan conquer

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Start: Sapa

End: Sapa

Route: Sapa —> Park Ranger’s Station —> Mountain Camp —> Fansipan Summit —> Park Ranger’s Station —> Sapa

Distance Covered: 20km

Grade: Medium-Difficult

 

ITINERARY

Enjoy the adventure and reach the summit at your own pace.

Day 1: Sapa- Park Rangers Station (L, D)

We begin this tour at a practical time of 9.00am.  After meeting both your guide and driver, we are transferred by car, a short distance of 15km to begin the start of the climb to Fansipan Mountain.

We start the climb at the Park Rangers’ Station at a height of 2,000m. Throughout this climb, we can observe and learn about the local cardamom plants, and the uses they have for this local area.

Local birds can also be seen throughout this walk, with seasons varying, and the time of year you visit. As we trek up to the height of 2,200m, we relax with a picnic lunch. We then keep on trekking up to the height of 2,800m, taking in the spectacular views along the way. After setting up camp for the night, dinner is cooked on the campfire. Ready to unwind from the day, you will find yourself sleeping soundly, while nestled in amongst the rugged beauty of the mountains.

Day 2: Top of Fansipan (B, L)

With an early rise of 6.30-7.00am, we have breakfast together before we undertake the final ascent to the very top of Fansipan Mountain. Around 10.00-10.30am, we can celebrate the victorious achievement as we arrive at the very top, 3,143m above sea level. Take some time out, as you absorb the combination of the fresh crisp air, and beautiful views while overlooking Sapa town, admiring its thick green forestry landscape. After enjoying the remarkable views, we commence the descent to 2,800m and enjoy a picnic lunch around 1.30pm. Feeling revitalised after the break, we trek back down to Tram Ton Pass at 2,000m, where our driver awaits and we are transferred back to Sapa Town.

(Please Note:  Sapa is known to be an area consisting of four seasons in one day, therefore the weather can change quite rapidly, altering from heavy mist and fog to warm sunny days. Hence, we cannot guarantee clear views from the top of this mountain.)

 

PRICE in USD per person

 

Number of persons 2 3 4 5 6-7 8
Price 140 130 120 110 100 95

INCLUDES:

– English or French speaking guide (Surchage for French speaking guide US$ 10/day)

– Black Hmong porters (to carry food and luggage)

– Cook (from group sizes of 6 clients)

– All needed transport

– All indicated meals, plus snacks (B as breakfast; L as lunch; D as dinner)

– Water on the whole trip

– Sleeping bag and mattresses

– Waterproof bluebag for luggage

– Tents if needed

– Mosquito net

– All entrance fees and permit

– Overnight in local house or tent

EXCLUDES:

– Insurance

– Hotels in Sapa

– Train tickets from/to Hanoi

– Other meals not mentioned

– Banking fee and credit card fee

This 2-day trek to Fansipan is operated by Sapa Travel with its professional travel guide and local porters.

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Fansipan Mount, you can make any changes you wish. We are a very flexible tailor-made tour operator and we can design tours to meet our clients’ precise requirements.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rate.

 
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Red Dzao home stay trek in 2 days

Tour name: Red Dzao (Red Dao) Home Stay and Trek

Red Dzao home stay and trek

Red Dzao home stay and trek

Route: Sapa —> Suoi Ho —> Matra —> Ta Phin —> Trung Chai

Distance Covered: 24 km

Grade: Medium with some gradual ascents and descents

When: year around

ITINERARY

The Red Dzao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine, especially medicinal baths, and they use plants from the forest to treat many illnesses.

Day 1  – 14 km : Suoi Mo village, Matra- Ta Phin

Red Dzao dinner at home stay

Red Dzao dinner at home stay

We begin Day 1 with a 3km trek to the village of Suoi Ho, home to the H’mong minority people. From here you can enjoy stunning views of rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a monastery dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. The next stop is the village of Ta Phin where you will be able to meet both H’mong and Red Dzao minorities.  Your guide will introduce you to some Red Dzao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. You will be welcomed into the home of Chao Thi  May and her Red Dzao family, where dinner will be cooked on an open fire. You can soak your body in a herbal bath and sleep soundly enjoying the serenity of sleeping out in the mountains.

Red Dzao where to sleep

Red Dzao where to sleep

Day 2 – 10 km : Trung Chai- Sapa

On Day 2 as the resident rooster will kindly let you know it’s time to get up… and if that doesn’t rouse you, maybe the pigs asking for their food will.  After breakfast you will begin your trek to Trung Chai Village, with a choice of routes depending on the weather and your preferences. Trung Chai is home to Red Dzao and H’mong minorities, and they have chosen a location with an exceptional landscape! You will be provided with a picnic lunch on route to the village and upon arrival to Trung Chai there will be transport back to Sapa Town.

INCLUDES:

Picnic lunch (day 1 & 2), Breakfast (day2) dinner (day 1), Local tour guide, transport pick up, village entrance fees.

EXCLUDES:

Drinks, personal travel insurance, tips.

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, suitable clothing, mosquito repellent

BOOKING

Once you’ve seen our itinerary for Red Dzao Home Stay and Trek, you can make any changes you wish. Sapa Travel is happy to amend and customize the itinerary as your wish.

Please send email to Sapa Travel via: info@travelsapa.com for information about Sapa Tours  in Vietnam and our sample tours. Book now for getting promotion rates from First Choice.

 
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