Sapa is Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam's remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam..
Y Ty is located at an altitude of over 2,000m, leaning back into the mountains furrowed available but its peak 2.660m high, cloud cover almost all year round. The sun may have little place that shines all day is 12 hours. Y Ty is the way to trails zigzag lines and then sank in the forest leaves, the house in the clouds looming. Is it so that when the next Y Ty, many people feel like you are entering another world, separate from the earth
This tour covers a vast range of Vietnam hill tribe villages in northeastern Vietnam. Visit the minority villages of Ha Nhi, Black Hmong, Black Lolo, Red Dao, Tay and Nung. You will also get photo opportunities at several colorful ethnic minority markets. Come experience the warmth of a home-stay while immersing yourself in different cultures and customs. This Vietnam tour is specially designed for the avid photographer, adventure lover, and people curious,interested or fascinated with the lives of the ethnic minorities.
Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa
Following to having breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind,our shuttle bus take transfer 4 hours on newly high way Hanoi – Lao Cai. You will quickly admire stunning scenery and authentic village life of nothern Vietnam. Have lunch in Lao Cai City, after lunch, our driver will take you on alluring road to Sapa. Upon Sapa, you do check in and relax by yourself. Dinner and stay overnight in Sapa.
Activity: Transferring 5 hours fom Ha Noi - Sapa
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel****
Hiking distance: No
Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat –Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van, Trek
Have breakfast in hotel, we commence trekking from hotel, through the vibrant town and turn of to beaten track road lead to Cat Cat village – home of Black Hong people. On the way you have good chance to acquaint with with hill tribe people, share with them about their unique culture and customs. You also admire breathtaking scenery, picturesque rice terrace paddy fields. We trek down to village and turn off the trail to contemplate unspoited nature, limestone panoramas. Arriving Y linh Ho for picnic lunch.
After lunch we start trekking downhill to Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here. you will continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by Dzay ethnic which is supposed to be the most beautiful village in the area. Have dinner and overnight at a local family in Ta Van – homestay of the Dzay people village.
Activity: 17 km Hiking from hotel Cat Cta – Y linh Ho - Tavan
Hiking distance: 17 Km
Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa
After recharging energy for new hiking day, we commence trekking tour to the Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai village where we also see a lovely waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroideries 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, Suspending Bridge and walk up to Supan village where you will meet the transfer back to Sapa. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Free for leisure – shopping and visit Sapa town, Sapa market in the afternoon.
Activity: Hiking 12 km from Tavan – Su Pan
Accommodation: Bam boo hotel****
Hiking distance: 12 Km
Day 4: Sapa – Muong Hum – Trinh Tuong – Lung Po – Y Ty
After breakfast, our driver and guide will take you from Sapa to the O Qui Ho Pass to start our adventure tour by trekking down to Y Ty Village. After a long trek, we will stop for a break and taste the local dishes in Mong Xoa before our car take us to Trinh Tuong village(35km) which is home to the famous houses with rammed earth walls drawing the eyes of many photographers. There, we will have chance to communicate with the friendly locals, deeply understand the life of the highlanders as well as how they build their rammed-earth houses.
We will then continue driving along the border with China to reach Lung Po (22km) where the Red River start its flow into Vietnam land and meet a blue water spring.
It’s no doubt that the scenery here is so adorable and poetic. After a short break here to relax and enjoy peaceful moments with bird songs surrounding, our journey will be continued to Y Ty valley by car to reach a vantage point for cloud watchers. This trekking day will end in Y Ty, we will stay in a local home-stay and enjoy the dinner with local foods.
Activity: Transferring and hiking in village
Accommodation: Y Ty Bungalow
Hiking distance: 12 Km
Day 5: Y Ty – Ngai Thau – Den Sang – Nhiu Co San
After a deep sleep at the home-stay and an energy breakfast, we will trek through the path hidden in the clouds of Y Ty – Ngai Thau to Den Sang, then our car will pick we up then we depart to Sang Ma Sao Village for another 8-km trekking along the rough rocky routes to Nhiu Co San Village.
After enjoying a local lunch, we will trek and discover the ancient stone path hidden in the forest. 30km stone road from the last century riskily located along the stream and deeply connecting into Hoang Lien jungle will surely amaze you. We’ll then stop for camping in the forest, next to the stream in the primary forest. Dinner and exciting camp-fire will be served and we’ll sleep overnight in camp.
Activity: Hiking in hidden path
Hiking distance: 20 km
Day 6: Windy Pass – Sang Ma Sao – Y ty
On this day, we will conquer the windy pass by trekking through the ancient stone trail, visiting the ancient tombs of the workers sacrificed in building this road at the top of the pass. We will then return back to the start trekking point and be picked-up by driver to go back to Y Ty to have a late dinner.
Meals: B/L: D
Hiking distance: 15 km
Day 7: Y Ty – Muong Hum – Sapa
This day will bring you back to Sapa town. On the way, you’ll have a chance to join in Muong Hum Sunday hill tribe market before passing the rough way through the heaven gate to turn back to Sapa and end this adventure tour of conquering the Nhiu Co San peak. Overnight in Sapa.
Activity: Transferring and visiting Market
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel***
Hiking distance: No
Day 8: Sapa – Lung Khau Nhin Market – Bac Ha
we will drive toward to visit Cao Son Market. Cao Son Market is a small/medium sized market held every Wednesday. Set among beautiful rolling mountains .
This is a colorful market full of local products and handicrafts. Here you will find Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Nung, Tu Di, Pa Di ethnic form villages in the surrounding region but many come from China to add more colors to the market. Cheerful and smiling faces are everywhere at the market place and the peoples behaved like close friends meeting again after long time away.
It is easy to realize women from different groups through traditional costumes they wear while men’s dresses are similar.
As with most markets, it starts early. So an early start is again advised. A typical itinerary for Cao Son Market would be: Enjoy spending time walking around the market taking in the sights and sounds (not to mention tastes) and perhaps engage in some business with the local people. After visiting Cao Son market, we will drive to Coc Ly market. We visit the market with all colorful ethnic people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen who gathers to buy and sell. Before lunch we go on a short trek to the nearby village of Sa Koun Ho which is inhabited by the Flower Hmong and Black Dao minority.
We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before we leave Coc Ly and drive to Trung Do village – inhabited by Tay minority. From the village we go by boat down the river, where we experience the magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and bustling life on the riverbank. The boat trip takes us about 2-2 1/2 hours before we are picked up by our car. Transfer to Bac Ha Town.
Activity:Transferring and visiting Cao Son or lung Khau Nhin Makret
Accommodation: Ngan Nga Hotel***
Hiking distance:/ Boat Trip on Chay River
Day 9: Bac Ha – Ta Van Chu
Recharging energy for new adventure day from hotel, we commence hiking day from hotel, walking on asphalt road few kilometer before turning off the dirt road and buffalo road to Ta Van Chu Village.
you will be quickly fascinated and rewarded by stunning scenery and outstanding landscapes on the way. You will be impressive on rustic Hmong village and rice terraces fields, schooling kids on the way going to school.
Have picnic lunch enroute, Following to lunch time, we continue to follow step rice fields to Ta Van Chu village. Upon arriving homestay, do check in and relax with cold beer for refreshment.
Have dinner and stay overnight in Ta Van Chu Homestay.
Activity: Hiking from hotel – Ta Van Chu
Hiking distance: 16 km
Day 10 : Ta Van Chu – Can Cau – Bac Ha – Ha Noi
Get up early to contemplate stunning scenery and fresh atmostphere in morning. Have hearty breakfast with our host. Say good bye them. We commence our new adventure day from homestay, hiking descendingly along hillside, rice terrace to Can Cau Market .spending 1 and half hour to visit colorful hill tribe market. Meet our bus transfer back to Hotel for lunch.
After lunch, we continue our trip to hotel.. take quick shower. Our bus take and transfer us back to Hanoi. Enjoy 5 hours on bus to Hanoi. Upon arriving hotel, do check in and relax.
Activity: Hiking and transfering back to Hanoi
Accommodation: The Light Hotel****
Transferring distance: 350 km/ 5 hours
Day 11 : Hanoi –Departure
Have breakfast in hotel. You are free by your own . our driver andd guide will meet you again at oppoitment time and transfer to Noi Bai international Airport to catch the flight onwards. Our service will finish. Thanks for your join a life time holiday with us. See you again.
Activity: Transferring back to Airport
Transferring : 30 km
What To Expect
This tour is designed to be Eco- tour, off the beaten track, culture tours and adventure tours for those who are keen on getting out of crowded, nature lovers. Vietnam has made great changes in tourist accommodations and services in recent years, but please remember that it is still a developing country, so we may experience occasionally. specially in remote area inconveniences. All our accommodations: will be clean and comfortable, with private western toilet and shower/bath. The hotels have been chosen for your comfort as well as their proximity to prime photographic locations.
Meals: if you have any specific food requirements ( vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide, our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, Snail Adventure tours can be your culinary guide and provide you opportunity to savor tempting local food and world famous – dishes.
Tour included in:
English speaking hiking guide ( other languages upon requests)
Accommodations are based on double/ twin occupancy
Ecohomestay with private house and shared mat / berth with individual.
Meals details in itineraries ( 10 breakfast, 10 lunches, 10 dinners)
A/C transfer/ and transportation
Sightseeing excursions as outlined itineraries
One night in Campsite
First aid kit
Cold water box, small fresh towel.
Mineral water for drinking
Boat Trip in Chay River.
Tour excluded in:
Items of personal nature
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks in meals
Mineral water beyond that supplied
Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry bills.
Price of The trip & rate:
Cost are based in USD $ and coverted to Vietnamese Dong ( VND). Therefore all costs are subject to currency fluctuations. If you wish to avoid any currency surchages should there be a change in the exchange rate, you can pay for your trip inadvance of the balance date. Please ask our reservation staff to issue an invoice for your final payment.. Please note invoice are valid for two days then rewiewed. According to exchange rates. Child rate are available.
Tour price and exchange rate are based on tour cost and exchange rate at 2020 and are subject to change. Costs shown are in American Dollar. ( USD) unless otherwise countries in Euro . we have made every effort to ensure itinerary documents accuracy at the time of going to print. However, Our company can not be held any responsible for typographical errors or errors arising from unforseen circumstance.
Booking are accepted on the undestanding that all persons travelling are normally in good health and physically equal to the demands of the chosen trip
Reservations are accepted on the standing that. Whilst each hotel is usually one of the most comfortable available, limitations are imposed by the itinerary to make it inevitable that sometimes the standard of accommodation may vary from place to place. Single room are generally booked for privacy than comfort and are of limited availability
You are responsible to ensure that
You are in possession of a valid passport. It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for entry to the countries you are visiting should they be required:
Adequate insurance to cover personal accident, cancellation, medical ans associated expense. Luggage, money and liability cover is a pre – requisite for the holiday