On this trek you will explore the beautiful Sapa valley for two days with a one night home stay in Ta Van village, home of the Dzay minority. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to touch base with nature, enjoy the mountain landscape and views, feel revived and mingle with the humorous village residents. A lovely genuine Sapa experience arranged by Sapa Pathfinde Travel.
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 Pathfinder Travel guide will welcome you. Look for the "Sapa Pathfinder 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:
Leaving Ta van village after breakfast, you will head off on an uphill trail, past fascinating terraced rice fields and small pockets of H'Mong housing before walking through a bamboo forest to a picturesque waterfall. Here, we rest briefly and admire the scenery, following this we continue walking for about half and hour to Giang Ta Chai village, home of the Red Zao people- this sits on top of a hill and overlooks the Muong Hoa River. After spending time with the villagers and enjoying their genuine hospitality we will cross the river via a suspension bridge and head upwards again to visit a local handicraft centre where H'Mong and Zao women gather to share their crafts and skills and have a good chat!
A late lunch will be prepared for you near the craft centre and then it is time to relax and become acquainted with the local school children and their teachers. Later, a short drive will return you to Sapa, you are free to shower and enjoy a couple of hours free time in town before transferring down the mountain to Lao Cai station.
At 5:30pm, you will be transferred by a shared bus to Lao Cai station, where you will then take the night train back to Hanoi. We hope you have enjoyed your time in Sapa and your experience with Sapa Pathfinders.
Sapa Pathfinder Travel Co., Ltd is created in 2006 by a group of tour guide who have worked in Sapa for over 10 years. We are a tour operator. Sapa Pathfinder Travel has office at 013 Xuan Vien street, Sapa town, Lao Cai province, Viet Nam. We design and operate personalised tours in Sapa and the surrounding area such as Bac Ha, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Ha Noi, Ha Long, Cao Bang, Ha Giang... for the independent travelers from throughout the world. We have strong, established relationships with all cooperators of the destinations that we operate. We are one of the best agencies in Sapa to have skilled adventure travel specialists, designing tailor-made adventures for individual and corporate clients. The quality of our adventure programs is assured. All our adventure guides work directly for us and all equipment belongs to Sapa Pathfinder Travel. We organise the best home stay tours in Sapa to visit the remote hill tribe villages. We provide large choices for accommodation in Sapa: hotels, guesthouses, homestay, hostels. We have professional drivers assuming for clients the best transportations for the trips around Sapa. We have travel tools for rent: motorcycles, bikes, clothes, shoos... As we are the most experienced in the region, our guides, experts have their footprint at any corner of Sapa and the surrounding, we are proud of call our self Sapa Pathfinder Travel’ or SPT and SPTravel