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Sapa - A Big Trekking Adventure and Homestay

SAPA Trekking 5 days & 6 nights. Visit Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ban Ho  and Thanh Phu with 10 villages of 5 different minorities. Private tour – Daily departure. This is the most sapa adventure and exposure with a big trek through most of the trible villages in Sapa, totally enjoy and study  the Sapa lanscape and local tribes.

Tour Overview

Tour code: OPT8 - 5D
 2 days/ 3 nights
Departure: Every evening from Hanoi
Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi
Grade: Medium

Night 1: Ha Noi - Lao Cai


8h30pm Sapa Pathfinder tours 's taxi take you from your hotel in Hanoi to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train at 9:30 PM to get to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train. (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).

  • Overnight on the train
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sa pa - YLinhHo - Lao Chai - Ta van (5h trekking, 14Km, 3 villages)

Picked up at Laocai Station early in the morning by our bus. Arrive at Sapa round 7:00 AM; Take a room for your shower before enjoy your breakfast in Sapa Cuisine restaurant, Prepare to start your trek at 9h30am to get to Y Linh Ho then Laochai village. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces. Visit the H'mong living in wooden and bamboo houses. Continue going to Tavan village to visit the Dzay minority. Stay the night in Tavan village at a Dzay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the home-stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Home stay in Tavan Village
Day 3: Ta van - Ban Ho (7 hours trekking, 18 Km, 3 villages)


Breakfast with the local family and then get to a village located at the foot of HoangLienSon range via bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall and a rattan bridge. After visitting Giang ta chai village, get down to the river, cross it and keep going to SuPan village for 2 minorities - The H'mong and the Red Dzao. . Get off the road to go down hill to BanHo village. Overnight at Ban Ho with a Tay family who have houses on stilts. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner at the family.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Home stay in Ban Ho Village
Day 4: Ban Ho - Thanh Phu (7 hours trekking, 15 Km, 3 villages)

Get up early in the morning for fresh air and peaceful daily life of the people. Breakfast and leave the village for a hard day. Walk uphill to a smallest and almost untouched village of the Red Dzao (Namtoong). Go further to another village on the same side of the mountain range to see the XaPho ethnic group in NamKen. Get down to the river and go up to MiSon to visit the XaPho again. Spend the night in ThanhPhu village at a Tay family. Picnic lunch on the way and dinner with the local family.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
  • Accommodation: Home stay in Thanh Phu Village
Day 5: Thanh Phu - Ban Ho - Sa pa (12Km with 4 hours trekking and 30 Km by Jeep)


Breakfast at ThanhPhu village. Walk back to Ban Ho village where to take a jeep back to Sapa. On the way back, visit the ancient stone circle (stones decorated with ancient carvings which are said to have described the life of the people lost in the mists of prehistory). Lunch at Ban Ho and dinner in Sapa. Get a room in Sapa for shower and have free time to vissit Sapa until leaving for the night train.

  • Overnight on the train
Night 6: 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)

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Price/person $226 $177 $166 $157 $151 $147 $144 $143


Note: This trip can be optional for 1 more night in Fansipan View Hotel ( At $20 for double or twin share) to take part in BacHa Sunday market group tour at $15, 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.
  • Fluent English speaking tour guide
  • Home stay sharing with the Dzay minority in Tavan village,  with the Tay in Ban Ho village, and with the Red Dao in ThanhPhu
  • Transfer by bus/van to/from Laocai train station.
  • Meals as specified (5 breafasts,5 lunches, 5 Vietnamese traditional 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: Original Passport, towels, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes, rain coat, and warm clothes in the winter time (Sapa is a coolest place in Vietnam) and rain coat.


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