Sapa Trekking Tour
Trekking Sapa Valley: Su Pan – Ban Ho – Nam Toong Village
Trekking through Su Pan – Ban Ho – Nam Toong hill tribes. - Private tour – Approx: 2 hours driving/ 5 hours walking.
Meet up at your hotel then transfer to Su Pan Village. We start our trekking day by walking downhill through the breathtaking scenery from Su Pan village. We will trek through rice paddy fields until we reach Ban Ho village, a village of Tay people. We have a short visit of local house before passing a suspension bridge to a nice house where your guide will prepare your lunch here.
After lunch, we continues our walk to a Red Dao village, called Nam Toong. Stop by a nice house to meet local people and talk with them to understand their culture, customs and traditions before heading back to Ban Ho. Swimming is possible but you absolutely should check your guide’s advice before jumping on the water. Our car is await for the journey back to Sapa.
Bac Ha Market Day Tour
Day trip to Bac Ha Sunday market from Sapa, see the different and colorful ethnic minority coming to sell their homemade products or buy something for their family. You can meet and interact with Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minority people, some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas.
What to expect: This trip bring you to live yourself in Bac Ha colorful market that happens only on Sunday and also to take a wonderful boat trip upstream Chay River, to have some pleasant walks through Tay village.
Approx: 5 hours driving/ 30 mins boat ride/ 0.5-hour walking
Morning pickup at your hotel in Sapa or meet the tour guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast (optional).
Then start our drive to Bac Ha town. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey up to Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac Ha small town, the largest market in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority coming to sell their homemade products or buy something for their family. You can meet and interact with Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minority people, some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon, we drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. Stop on the way to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households. A large village is divided into many small hamlets. The houses are built on stilts or level with the ground. Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai bridge where your car will be waiting to transfer you back to Lao Cai or hotel in Sapa.
Note: In case the level of water is not suitable for the boat trip, alternatively you can take a buffalo cart in Trung Do village instead.
Sapa in cloud and Fansipan peak by flight
Leave the busy life behind to enjoy a nice walk and conquer the peak of Fansipan, experience the world’s longest three-rope cable car route and the world’s biggest ascent between the departure and arrival, measuring at 1,410 meters, enjoy the stunning scenery of Sapa under cloud.
What to expect: Experience the world’s longest cable car route and the world’s biggest ascent between the departure and arrival, at 1,410 meters
Enjoy the scenery of Sapa in the cload from Silver waterfall, Heaven Gate and Fansipan peak.
8:30am Pick up at hotel and depart for the Silver Waterfall. Located half hour drive from Sapa, the Waterfall offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. Stop by a local farm to enjoy a cup of traditional tea, have a talk with friendly locals. Then drive uphill to Heaven Gate, the highest stretch road of Vietnam. Enjoy the fantastic view over the valley.
Light lunch at local restaurant then continue by a short transfer to cable car station in O Quy Ho around 15 minutes. The flight by cable car will take you around 25 minutes to the next station at 3,000m ASL. Enjoy the view of Sin Chai valley, Fansipan peak as well as Hoang Lien national park from cabin.
Following stone steps from station to the top (40 minutes), then we will arrive at the 3,143m summit Fansipan, celebrate this victory, sitting high above the hills with views of this stunning mountainous landscape.
The return will take you about an hour back to your hotel. Tour ends
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