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From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Cultural Exchange Tour with Homestay

1. From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Cultural Exchange Tour with Homestay

Day 1: After getting picked up by your guide in Hanoi Old Quarter, board your tour bus and begin the journey to Sapa, stopping for regular breaks along the way. Arrive in Sapa just in time for lunch at a local restaurant to prepare for your first hike.  After lunch, begin your hike to Y Linh Lo. Trek downhill through the Muong Hoa Valley, passing by rice paddies and small hamlets where you will learn more about the life of local tribes. Continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, a place settled by the Dzay people and is commonly considered to be the most beautiful in the area. Whilst in Lao Chai village, you will also be able to exchange communication with the local villagers. Here, you will also cook and eat dinner overnight with a local family of the Dzay people in Ta Van. Stay with your family overnight for an evening of rest and relaxation.  Day 2: Commence your day of adventure with a nourishing breakfast prepared by the family you are staying with before setting off on your trek. The trekking distance for this part of the tour is 4 kms and lasts 2-hours. Start your scenic trek to the rice paddies, where upon arrival you will have a fantastic opportunity to take some unique holiday photos of the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy a walk through a bamboo forest and stop to have a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao People. Continue on your trek through the Ciang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, from here, a bus will pick you up to head back into Sapa town.  Upon your arrival in Sapa Town, you can shower in your hotel, check-out, have a bite to eat and relax at a leisurely pace until all the group members are ready to travel to Hanoi again. Once the group is ready, you will board your comfortable bus back to Hanoi, with two comfort breaks along the way.

Sapa: 3-Day Medium Trek and Bus Trip from Hanoi

2. Sapa: 3-Day Medium Trek and Bus Trip from Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus, free and easy After 6:30 AM pick-up, depart to Sapa town. Following the highway to Lao Cai city, see the rice fields on both sides of the road and enjoy the peaceful scenery. Take a short comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa. At 1:00 PM, arrive in Sapa, take a quick break to freshen up then walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral. Meet local ethnic minority people such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses, selling farming products and handicrafts as souvenirs. A meal with local Vietnamese dishes will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, spend some free time this afternoon discovering Sapa town by yourself. Around 5:45 PM,  enjoy dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Wake up in the morning and enjoy the fresh air. Have a local breakfast in the restaurant, then, get ready for trekking. Check out the room and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. Follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and on a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here, pay a visit to some H’mong families, and watch them doing their daily work. After a picnic lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then follow the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Visiting local homes, and village schools, enjoy your cultural discovery of local ethnic people as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight home stay. Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van Village Day 3: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa – Hanoi (breakfast, lunch) Leaving Ta Van village after Breakfast, take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice fields and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall. Enjoy a break for some magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao people, which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friends with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality, cross the river by another suspension bridge and then go uphill again to Hau Thao village. Visit a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather to exchange experience and skills of making handicrafts. A late Lunch will be prepared nearby this center and then you have time to relax and prepare before heading back to Hanoi. The tour guide will take you to the bus station. Tour ends. The bus journey back to Hanoi takes five or six hours (depending on traffic). Arrive in Hanoi around 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Please notice the drop off location: - During weekdays (Monday to Thursday): your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter - During Weekends (Friday to Sunday): the bus office or street corner that is close to your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter. (There is a walking street area on some streets in the Old Quarter during the weekend and the transfers are not allowed inside these walking streets).

From Hanoi: 3-Day Sa Pa & Villages Guided Trek with Lodging

3. From Hanoi: 3-Day Sa Pa & Villages Guided Trek with Lodging

DAY 1 : HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT – SIN CHAI VILLAGE – OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL 13h00 : Get pick up from the Bus Office in Sapa to take you to Our Office. 13h30 : Have Lunch and check-in the room. 14h30 : We will then depart from the hotel and walk down 3Km to Exploring Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – A colonial French discovered area and a renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth century. 15h00 : Arriving to Cat Cat village, visitors will be visiting the Hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools. 16h30 : After that you will walk back to Sapa (4Km). 18h30 : Relax and have Dinner. 22h00 : Overnight at the Hotel in Sapa DAY 2 : SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE – OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL 7h30 : Breakfast at the restaurant. 8h30 : Then we could start our trek down to Y Linh Ho, a village inhabited by the Hmong minority. This is a great opportunity to take photographs of hereditary terraces that are estimated around 100 years old. 10h00 : From Y Linh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai village where you will visit the Hmong home town. 12h00 : Stop in Lao Chai for lunch break around 1 hour. 13h00 : You will then continue walking to Ta Van, an established Hmong and DZay village. In Ta Van village we will then arrange a mini van to pick you up and take you to Sapa. 15h00 -17h00 : Free Time to discover Sapa, how to learn the culture of local people. 18h30-19h00 : Have Dinner at the restaurant 22h00 : Overnight at the Hotel in Sapa DAY 3 : SAPA – MA TRA – TA PHIN VILLAGE – HANOI (B, L) 7h30 : Breakfast at the restaurant. 8h30 : We begin the day with a 3km by Car then get drop off to trek through breathtaking landscape to the village of Suoi Ho, home to Hmong minority. From here you can enjoy views over endless rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. 9h30 : Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s. Take a minute to explore this intriguing sight and take some photos. 10h30 : Trekking to the village of Ta Phin you will be able to meet both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. 13h30 : Transport will be provided from Ta Phin back to Sapa. Upon arriving back into Sapa 15h00 : We will got a shuttle to drive you to the bus office, check-in the bus for you to go back to Hanoi. Before you leave we got to prepare you some sandwiches to take a way with you 22h00 : We arrive at Hanoi City, drop off at the Hotel. Trip ends !

From Hanoi: 2-Day Sa Pa & Villages Guided Trek with Lodging

4. From Hanoi: 2-Day Sa Pa & Villages Guided Trek with Lodging

DAY 1 : HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT – SIN CHAI VILLAGE – OVERNIGHT AT THE HOTEL (L, D) 13h00 : Get pick up from the Bus Office in Sapa to take you to Our Office 13h30 : Have Lunch and check-in the room. 14h30 : We will then depart from the hotel and walk down 3Km to Exploring Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – A colonial French discovered area and a renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth century. 15h00 : Arriving to Cat Cat village, visitors will be visiting the Hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools. 16h30 : After that you will walk back to Sapa (4Km) 18h30 : Relax and have dinner 22h00 : Overnight at the Hotel in Sapa DAY 2 : SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE – HANOI (B, L) 7h30 : Breakfast and check-out the room. 8h30 : Then we could start our trek down to Y Linh Ho, a village inhabited by the Hmong minority. This is a great opportunity to take photographs of hereditary terraces that are estimated around 100 years old. 10h00 : From Y Linh Ho we will make our way to Lao Chai village where you will visit the Hmong home town. 12h00 : Stop in Lao Chai for lunch break around 1 hour. 13h00 : You will then continue walking to Ta Van, an established Hmong and Giay village. In Ta Van village we will then arrange a mini van to pick you up and take you to Sapa. 14h00 : Get back to Sapa. Have shower at Our Hotel. 15h00 : We will got a shuttle to drive you to the bus office, check-in the bus for you to go back to Hanoi. Before you leave we got to prepare you some sandwiches to take a way with you 22h00 : We arrive at Hanoi City, drop off at the Hotel. Trip ends !

From Hanoi: 2-Day Bac Ha, Lao Cai, Linh Ho, and Ta Van Tour

5. From Hanoi: 2-Day Bac Ha, Lao Cai, Linh Ho, and Ta Van Tour

Day 1: Bac Ha market (on Sunday only) Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese). In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for get back to Lao Cai to continue up to Sapa. Day 2: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by Car.

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What people are saying about Tả Van

The bus ride to Sapa was great, very comfortable way of traveling. Our guide was excellent - she was a local girl with very good English and knowledge about the area. The length of the hike in Sapa should be specified in the tour description. We didn't have any problems with this approx 11 kilometers long track, but other people did. Some needed to get picked up in the middle of the trip simply because it was physically too exhausting for them. Our return bus from Sapa was for some reason changed for 2 hours earlier (no communication about it from the company) and there was no one to pick us up to get back to our hotel in Hanoi. In the tour description it clearly says that the pick up and drop off to hotel are included. The tour organizer did not pick up her phone nor replied in WhatsApp. Luckily the Sapa Sleeping bus guide helped us out and we got a free taxi ride back to our hotel.

The whole pick up process was a little confusing and we never met our guide until the second day. The trek was amazing and the accomodation and food in the trek was really great as well.

Loved the experience! The agency is excellent, they took good care of me all the time and our guide was amazing! Super fun and patient. The family that hosted us is a love.

Excellent guide. Sleeper bus is only made for people <1,70m. Tall people have problems fitting in the seats.

Our guide Sung was amazing !!! The scenery is beautiful and the treck in the mountains is just great ...