Visit the beautiful Sapa - a famous market town in Northwest Vietnam, where colorful ethnic groups such as the Red Dzao, H'Mong, Dzay live in Cat Cat, Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, Ham Rong Moutain. Learn about their hill tribe cultures and see the life of locals during this 3 day bus tour from Hanoi.
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa (L,D)6:30am-7:00am You will be picked up from your hotel begin your trip to Sapa. 9:30am You'll have a first break on your way to Lao Cai city. 11:00am Another short break upon arrival to Lao Cai City. Once arrived to Sapa at 1pm You will meet local ethnic people of H’mong, Dzao, Tay tribes in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy local Vietnamese lunch and check-in to your hotel after.2:30pm You'll continue your tour by driving to Cat Cat village, a home to the Black H’mong people, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Your local guide will introduce you to daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley.The 2-hour trekking distance is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles). In the afternoon you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner at 6pm and your overnight stay.Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (B,L,D)7:00am-7:45am Have breakfast at hotel and prepare a light pack for a long 5-km (3-mile) trek. Take a short ride to Y Linh Ho, then trek through the rice terraces, along Muong Hoa Stream to Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Then trek to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people. Total trekking distance is about 9 km (5.6 miles) and it lasts 4 hours. 11:30am A bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to head back to Sapa. After lunch at 12:00pm enjoy free time in the afternoon and discover Sapa town by yourself. In the evening return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 3: Sapa – Ham Rong Mountain – Bus to Ha Noi (B,L)8:30am After breakfast the tour guide will pick you up at trek to Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way. Walking up through two Heaven Gates you will get to the top of Ham Rong Mountain to observe a spectacular view. This 2-hour trekking route is approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) long.11:00am You will be back to your hotel to check out and have lunch. 3:00pm you will meet with group members and by 3:30pm you will leave back to Hanoi. On your way back you will have two stops for breaks and arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at 9:00pm.