Sapa Best of Homestay Tour – 2 Days
On the way to village, you will have more experience about different process to make rice terrace. You will feel more countryside live. On this trip you will trek along Muong Hoa valley to Tan Van for overnight in a homestay. Homestay in the village of Ta Van will bring you an unforgettable experience! You will discover not only the authenticity of the valley but also the lifestyle of your hosts who welcome you warmly. You can also participate in the preparation of dinner and walk through the neighborhood. The surrounding landscape is rice terraces, here they grow rice and corn.
Night 1: Ha Noi – Lao Cai
8:00 pm – Mini bus pick up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station
9:00pm – Train depart and sleep the nights on train. Travel time approx 9 hrs
At 10 am we leave the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. The Zay houses are build of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.
After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend.
We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su pan where you will meet the jeep and transfer back to Sapa. Then go to the station for a night train to Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi Arrival
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning, Back to your hotel by yourself.
Tour Price Includes:
All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
01 night home stay in Ta Van
English speaking tour guide
Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
Entrance fees and water
Tour Price Excludes:
Car and guide on free time
Hotel in Hanoi
Other meals and drinks