Night 1: We depart in the evening from Hanoi train
station Gate B, take night train to Sapa...
Day1: Sapa free
Get pick up at Laocai
train station, then transfer by bus to Sapa (round 8.30 AM ). Check in hotel
& have a breakfast. Free to explore the town.
Day 2 : Sapa Town - Seo Trung Ho Village . Overnight
at the village
17 km by jeep, 18 km
trekking , round 6.5 hours of trekking.
Breakfast at the hotel,
take a jeep ride along MuongHoa valley to visit the Rattan Bridge , silver
waterfall, the first village of the Red Dzao people (GiangTa Chai village). Do
a trek round 6 - 7 hours through the forests up and down in Fanxipan range then
reach Seo Trung Ho village of the Red Dzao. This is an almost untouched village
and there are very few tourists getting here. In here, there is a chance to
enjoy a most beautiful waterfall in Sapa, which comes from a height of about 70
m. Stay overnight in the village with a Dzao family.
Day 3: SeoTrung Ho - Ta Trung Ho - BanHo Village (
Overnight at the village )
Have breakfast with the
family, start climbing up to the mountain for another untouched village: Ta
Trung Ho village located at about 1450m above the sea level. Picnic lunch at
the village and then trek BanHo village to visit a different minority: The Tay
people who have houses on stilts. Stay overnight at Ban Ho village in a stilt
house . Have dinner togerther with the family.
Day 4 : Ban Ho Village - Sapa - Laocai .10 km of
walking, 23 km by jeep.
Breakfast at BanHo, trek
to a waterfall called Lavie which was discovered and named by the French in the
past. Leave BanHo and the family for Supan village where you will take a jeep
back to Sapa. Have hot shower at the hotel and then take a bus to Laocai train
station to get night train back to Hanoi .
Note : The itinerary
above may be changed at the time of booking
Sa Pa is a quiet
mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. The
total population of 36,000 consists mostly of minority groups. Besides the Kinh
(Viet) people (15%) there are mainly 5 ethnic groups in Sapa: Hmong 52%, Dao
25%, Tay 5%, Giay 2% and a small number of Xa Pho. Approximately 7,000 live in Sapa,
the other 36,000 being scattered in small communes throughout the district.
Most of the ethnic
minority people work their land on sloping terraces since the vast majority of
the land is mountainous. Their staple foods are rice and corn. Rice, by its very
nature of being a labour intensive crop, makes the daily fight for survival
paramount. The unique climate in Sapa has a major influence on the ethnic
minorities who live in the area. With sub-tropical summers, temperate winters
and 160 days of mist annually, the influence on agricultural yields and health
related issues are significant.
The minority people can
only yield one crop of rice annually, which leads to food shortfalls in many
communes at specific times. This shortage of food contributes to malnutrition
and other related health problems. The climatic conditions also contribute to
many health issues including coughs, colds, and bronchial and respiratory
problems that are commonplace throughout the community.
location of the area makes it a truly unique place for many interesting plants
and animals, allowing it to support many inhabitants. Many very rare or even
endemic species have been recorded in the region.
Included: Return train
tickets (Hanoi - Laocai); Bus transfer; English speaking guide; all meals;
Entrance fees; Accommodation in Sapa;
Single room, Personal expenses, Tips for tour guide and drive...
Necessary things: Sun
cream, Insect repellent, hat, sunglasses and trekking boots.
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