- Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa lies in the far northwest of Vietnam, near the Chinese border. It’s such a colorful town thanks to the H’mong and Dzao people from the local hill tribes, who head into the town’s market every day.
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Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa lies in the far northwest of Vietnam, near the Chinese border. It’s such a colorful town thanks to the H’mong and Dzao people from the local hill tribes, who head into the town’s market every day.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa – Ta Chai Village
At 06:30, arrive at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai. Traveling on the new Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway, enjoy the region's beautiful scenery. Around 12:00, you will arrive in Sapa and have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, trek to Lao Chai, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai villages to explore the life of the locals in this rural area. Admire the spectacular natural scenery with terraced rice paddies. Visit Sa Pa’s ancient rock formations with engraved images of the unique patterns of the ancients, as well as the picturesque bridge to the clouds over Muong Hoa Stream.
Your last stop is Ta Chai village. In the evening, enjoy dinner with music and join in the party with some wine or soft drinks. Stay one night with a local family in the village.
Day 2: Cat Cat Village – Hanoi
At 08:00,l leave Ta Chai and travel to Cat Cat village. Upon arrival explore Cat Cat and Shin Chai villages, inhabited by the H’mong people, a French colonial area and a renowned resort for officials from the early 20th century. Visit the hydro-power station and the waterfall of Cat Cat village. Learn about the culture and customs of H’mong people including traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver and hand-forged agricultural tools.
At 12:00, begin the journey back to Sapa town. Here you will have lunch in a local restaurant before enjoying free time to look around the town and go shopping. At 16:00, travel back to Hanoi where your trip will end.
- maria lopez(20/10/2016)
Great experience.I joined this tour with my friend. We had amazing experience which we have never had. The guide's english was good, polite and friendly. She explained many things(culture, their life in sapa etc.) to us. It was very interesting. The accomodation which we stayed was real local style house. It was not fancy nor modern, and there are lot of mosquitoes. However we had great time there.(Bring some bug spray!) Trekking was not easy, but it became unforgettable time for us.
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