Sapa 3 days Minority Trek/ 1 night village stay,1 night hotel stay

Price: $ 171.00

Try the different experiences by staying at the local family in the village and the hotel in Sapa. Most of Sapa exposure in rich tribe culture with meaningful lanscape will definitely make you an unforgetable holiday in Sapa which is the hightlight in Vietnam.

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Tour Overview

Tour code: OET5 - 3D

Duration: 2 days/ 3 nights

Departure: Every evening from Hanoi

Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi

Grade: Medium

 Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with AC

 Day 1: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

 Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – SuPan – Sapa

 Day 3: A full day trek to Matra - Ta Phin

 Night 4: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin


Night 1: Hanoi to Lao Cai by the night train 4 berth soft sleeper cabin with AC

At  7:30 pm transfer from your hotel to the Hanoi train station for boarding at 9:15 pm. You will be in shared AC soft sleeper cabins of 4 to travel North to Lao Cai town. The next morning: The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 5:00 am where your Sapa Ethnic Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Sapa Ethnic Travel" sign when you exit the train station. Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car / van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to Fansipan View Hotel for a morning shower & breakfast, then prepare for the trek as detailed below:

Day 1: Sapa - Cat Cat - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant you will enjoy a free walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir. Back to our Sapa Ethnic Travel office at by 9:30 and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley.

We start to make our special and different trip by driving 3 Km by Jeep to Cat Cat village, We start our trek from this cultural village, here is the home of Hmong, enjoy a water Fall, an old hydro power station built by Friend.

12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

With your tour guide and the house owners, we will set up a temporary cooking class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food for dinner. Enjoying your dinner and getting to know local typical traditional customs, cultural…

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

 Accommodation: Home stay in Tavan

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – SuPan – Sapa

Leaving Ta Van village after Breakfast, you will take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by another suspension bridge and then uphill again to Su Pan village where you will pay visiting to a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather for exchanging experience and skill of making handicrafts.

A late Lunch will be prepare here nearby this center and then you have time relaxing as well as getting acquaintance with local school boys, girls and their teachers as well. Later a short drive will take you back to Sapa, check in at Fansipan View Hotel, free time at night to explore Sapa town.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

 Accommodation: Hotel of your choice in Sapa

Day 3: A full day trek to Matra - Ta Phin

Take a car ride 5 km to the North East of Sapa. From here, take off car to visit Matra village of the H'mong people. After this village, do a 4-hour trek through the mountain and reach Taphin village - a handi-craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H'mong. Mountains surround the village and the landscapes are beautiful. Stroll around the villages and visit some hospitable Red Zao families to learn about their culture.  Have picnic lunch at village. In the afternoon, the car waits for you and takes you back to Sapa, You will be provided a room for refreshing shower, having free time until leaving for Laocai train station.

 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

 Overnight on the train

Night 4: Lao Cai to Hanoi by 4 berth soft sleeper tourist sharing cabin

At 6:00 pm, you will be transfered by a tourist shared bus to Laocai train station, then take the night train back to Hanoi. End of the trip.

Tour Price per person in US Dollars: Basing on bellow join group or private tour

Join Group: Please see the prices of the last column (group maximum 8 persons)

Private Tour:

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Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more night in Fansipan View Hotel ( At $28 for double or twin share) or at the hotel of your choise to take part in BacHa Sunday market group tour at $20, or to have 1 free day in Sapa romantic town. 


 Pick up at the hotel you stay in Hanoi, transfer by a private car to Hanoi train station, we take you to the train cabin.

 Soft sleeper 4 berth cabin on Livitrans or Ratraco to/from Laocai.

 Home stay sharing with the Dzay minority in Tavan village.

 Hotel of your choice in Sapa

 Fluent English speaking tour guide

 Transfer to/from Laocai train station.

 Meals as specified (3 breafasts, 3 picnic lunches, 3 dinners).

 Admission fees for all sightseeing places.

 Services charges and all government taxes.


 Personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).

 Drinks, tips and gratuities.

 Services not clearly mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat.

We hope that our suggestions will meet your expectation, please feel free to contact us if you have further ideas, comments or questions.

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Tel: +84214 3773388  (international) or 0214 3508 399  (in Vietnam and outside Sapa) or 2143 773388  in Sapa.
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Price Detail

Tour Class/ No of Participant Number in Group - Maximum 8 persons Booking
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

02 Star Hotel

$ 250.00 241.00 $ 241.00 195.00 $ 195.00 188.00 $ 188.00 181.00 $ 181.00 177.00 $ 177.00 175.00 $ 175.00 173.00 $ 173.00 171.00 Booking

03 Star Hotel

$ 280.00 277.00 $ 277.00 219.00 $ 219.00 212.00 $ 212.00 205.00 $ 205.00 201.00 $ 201.00 197.00 $ 197.00 195.00 $ 195.00 194.00 Booking