3 Days / 4 Nights Train, Trekking and Homestay
Trek between villages in the stunning Sapa valley and stay the night with a local family
Day 1: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)
Your transfer will be waiting to meet you when you arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on the 1 hour drive up to Sapa town. Have breakfast before driving deeper into the Y Linh Ho village. Then we start trekking downhill to Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets, all the while learning about the life of the hill tribes who call this place home.
Stop in Lao Chai village to cook and have lunch with a local family. After lunch, continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to reach Ta Van village. This area was settled by the Dzay ethnic people and is thought to be the most beautiful village in the area. Have dinner and stay overnight with a local family, living as they do and learning about their lives.
Day 2: Sapa – Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan back to Lao Cai ( B/L/D)
After saying goodbye to the family, we continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai village where you can meet the Red Dao people and visit a lovely waterfall. The Red Dao women have beautiful red embroidery and coins on their clothing and on their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a Red Dao legend and they’ll tell you the fascinating story if you ask. We continue along small paths through the rice fields, crossing the Muong Hoa River on a suspension bridge and up to Supan village where we meet the transfer back to Sapa.
Have lunch at a local restaurant in the town then enjoy some free time before transferring to Lao Cai for your overnight train to Ha Noi.
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The homestay was nice. The trekking was great. We didnt book one of these “experiences off the beaten track” that costs a lot more money, we went on a budget tour. Still what we got was completely off the beaten track.Chuli_go