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In this tour, you will see the most beautiful of the natural landscape, streams, cardamom plants, terraced fields, and experience the ethnic minority culture of Sapa.
This route is not a lot of people know. You can’t do this trek by used GPS navigation like maps, but by leading with our local expert guide, you will no worry about the trail- you will love this tour and enjoy it. We will show you as much as the tour provides and more.
At the scenic stops, you will be able to see the whole Muong Hoa valley from the grasslands. You can admire the landscape of the valley, and the villages at the bottom of the mountain as well as Sapa town
This is an excellent tour for those who want to explore nature, learn about the flora of Hoang Lien National Park, and experience the national culture from housing, dining, traditional costumes, and daily life activities of the local’s people.
8 AM – 9 AM
Most of the locations on this tour are famous places to visit in Sapa, from Cat Cat village to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van. Each area has different beauty of nature, traditional, culture, and people.
At 9 AM: Meeting at your hotel or Notre Dame Cathedral (Sapa’s Church). And start your tour.
We will trek down 2km to Cat Cat village. On the way, you can see the whole Cat Cat village at the foot of the mountain and terraced fields with Hmong houses in the distance.
At 9:30 AM: Arrive Cat Cat village. You will admire their traditional houses, costumes, and dances. Under the homes of the Hmong people is a small stream that is the headwaters of the Muong Hoa River. Here you will see Tien Sa waterfall and Sapa power plant built during the French colonial period.
After 30 minutes visit, we will trek uphill to Y Linh Ho village. On the way, we can see the cardamom forest and flora of Hoang Lien National Park. There are many fruit trees on both sides of the road; you will be surprised.
At 10:30 PM: We will go to the meadow at the top of the mountain, where you can see all Sapa town and Muong Hoa valley where there are villages of Black Hmong and Giay people. We can take some pictures and then follow the trail of local people to get to the village.
At around 11:30 AM: We have a picnic lunch on the grassy hill of the mountain – have lunch and enjoy the landscapes.
At 1:00 PM After lunch, we will continue trekking to visit the houses of the Hmong people, learn about their life and culture, and admire the natural landscape and terraced fields.
At around 2:00 PM: Arrive Lao Chai village. Here, we will learn about customs and habits, the tools of life, listen to their experiences in building houses, and working on terraced fields.
At 3:00 PM: We will reach in Ta Van, a village of Giay ethnic minorities. Here you will learn two different cultures of the Back Hmong and Giay people. You will see the design of those houses is different as well. Ta Van is also the last village of this tour.
At 3:30 PM: A car or bus will pick you up from the community back to Sapa.
At around 4:00 – 4:30 PM: Arrive Sapa, end of the tour.