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4 days 3 nights
Availability : Daily Tour
In font of Sapa's Church
Small traditional village & mountain views
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 20
The Experience

Trekking through the stunning rice fields in the Sapa’s traditional villages

We will trek from Sapa town to the Muong Hoa valley, which is one of the large rice paddies in the North of Vietnam. We’ll visit some traditional villages such as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, and the other conventional villages which no tourism visit like Su Pan, Ban Lech, and Thanh Kim.

You will be witnessing the local daily life as well as learn about their traditions, custom, culture, and more. You’ll meet at 4 different ethnic minorities in different villages.

You will see the country’s most representative animals such as water buffalo, cows, goats, etc.

You can able to join cooking traditional with your guide and the host.

Depending on the time of year, we’ll see farmers either planting or harvesting rice, and we’ll witness the daily life of northern Vietnam’s minority tribes.

Departure & Return Location

In font of Sapa’s Church (Notre Dame Cathedral) or  your accommodation (Google Map)

Departure Time

4 Days 3 Nights

Price Includes

  • 4 lunches + 3 breakfast + 3 dinners
  • 3 Nights Homestay Accomodation
  • Local Guide
  • Village entry fees
  • Transport back to Sapa after the tour in villages

Price Excludes

  • Tips
  • Other expenses outside the program
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Extra drinks (e.g., bottled water or beer) at the restaurant

Things To Bring

  • Trekking shoes or boots
  • Sunscreen
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Bug Spray
  • Poles ( If you have)
  • Waterproof for your small bags
  • Cap or hat
  • Raincoat
  • A Jacket - It might be cold in the evening (temperature about 10 - 15)
What to Expect

You will get to see the stunning view of the terraced rice fields and gorgeous landscaper of the mountains and valleys. We will trek across the 7 traditional villages and meet up at 4 different ethnic minority groups.

  • A local private guide: A Local guide in a private tour only get your needs focused, and has enough time to answer all your questions.
  • Trekking offside the touristic paths.
  • Adventurous mountain trekking up to the 1.800 metres above sea level.
  • Enjoy visiting the mountain as well as Vietnam’s most famous rice terraces – ideal photo shooting scenery.
  • Meeting the country’s most representative animals such as water buffalo.
  • Eat amazing traditional foods.

Day 1Trekking Through Amazing Rice Paddies and Traditional Villages

9:00 AM: Our guide will meet you at Sapa’s Church ((Notre Dame Cathedral) or your accommodation. After a short introduction, you will be taken by our local experience to the first village of Y Linh Ho.

9:30 AM: You will admire the most beautiful of the terraced rice fields – Idea to take a great photo (this is just below the town).

10:00 AM: We arrive in Y Linh Ho, a village of Black Hmong people. Here, we will walk across a hanging bridge to the next side of the Hoa Lien Son mountain.

10:30 AM: You will see the Back Hmong ethnic people’s daily life as well as learn more about their culture and traditional. This tribble has a unique arrange marriage, and best traditional skill house building.

11: 00 AM: Our guide will show you the indigo and hemp, they are both used to make traditional clothes.

Noon: We will have lunch at a local restaurant in the Black Hmong Family.

1:00 PM: After lunch, we will continue the walk to the Lao Chai, here you also get to see the incredible view of the rice fields on the hills.

1:30 PM: Arrive at the Lao Chai village, where the Black Hmong people are living, it is also the beginning of a valley which is called Muong Hoa valley.

2:00 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 from the other ethnic minority as well. Ta Van is also the last village of the first-day hike.

3:00 – 4:00 PM: We will arrive in the homestay, which your local host family will welcome you. You will then have some time to rest, take a hot shower, and get ready for your dinner – if you want, you will also have the chance to take part in an informal cooking class!

Day 2Bamboo Forest and Mountain Landscaper

7:30 AM: When you wake up the next morning and open the window, you can see the clouds flowing through the valley while the sun starts to rise above the mountains.

9:30 AM: After a nice breakfast in the homestay, we will begin the trek of the next day. From the village, we will be walking uphill until we reach a bamboo forest.

10:30 AM: We keep walking until we reach the top of a waterfall. From here, you have a beautiful view of the village of Giang ta Chai.

11:30 – Noon: We reach in Su Pan, where you will have lunch at the local Vietnamese restaurant.

1:00 PM: We will continue then walk from the restaurant to the center of the Su Pan; this is a small village close to the mountains of Black Hmong people. From here you can shoot photos with the panorama view of rice fields, the locals here are living in small traditional houses, and the life still true nature.

1:30 PM: After visiting Su Pan, we will continue on a little jungle route to Ban Lech Hmong village, where you will see the incredible view of Muong Hoa valley (forward to Sapa town), which is 1.500 metres above the level sea – this view will be your own. This hill, we also called Tiger Mountains because a long time ago the tigers are living in this place, it’s a true story – Our guide will explain to you more about it.

3:00 PM: We will then downhill to the Lech Dao where you will see the different ethnic minority of Red Dao people, this tribe is known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as the usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses.

4:00 – 5:00 PM: We will arrive at Red Dao tribe Homestay, here you will have time to take a hot shower and wait for your dinner.

Day 3Red Dao Culture and Homestay Experience

7:30 AM: Wake up in the morning; here will have a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of the rice terrace fields. Then you will have a nice breakfast.

9:00 AM: We will start the trek to the Lech Hmong, a village of Black H’Mong Ethnic minority where you will get to see the beautiful view, friendly people as well as learn more about the unique Hmong marriage traditional.

10:30: We arrive at the top of Lech Hmong Mountain View, here you will get to see the panorama view all of this village. It is a fabulous view. Here is no tourism; the light will be your own.

11: 30 AM: We then downhill to a valley with the fantastic panorama view.

Noon: We will arrive in the bottom, at a small traditional village of Red Dao people, here you will have lunch at the local house as well as learn about their authentic life. This tribble has the traditional cooking wine, and they use many treatments, especially medicinal baths, and know which plants from the forest to use to treat many illnesses.

1:30 PM: After lunch, we will continue the trek to on the hill to a different village.

2:30 – 3:00 PM: You will arrive at Ban Phung, a community of Red Dao ethnic minorities. Here is a school on the top with a fantastic view of the valley. You will meet local student are playing at the school.

4:00 – 4:30 PM: Arrive at the homestay, an accommodation of the Red Dao ethnic minorities, enjoy your shower, and having fun talk with your guide and the Red Dao people.

Day 4Downward To The valley and Enjoy the fabulous View

7:30 AM: Get up and enjoy a nice cut of coffee or tea, then prepare for your breakfast.

9:00 AM: After saying bye-bye to your host, we will continue the trek to some traditional house – here you will learn about the local skill house building and the way they make their beautiful red clothes.

10:00 PM: We will trek to a mountain-side, you will have the chance to admire the gorgeous view of the valley. This is the way from Sapa town to Lao Cai.

11:00 AM: We will reach the bottom of the valley, here you will see a big hydroelectric, it built by the government in Sapa.
Noon: We will arrive at the next side of the valley, here is a different road through from Lao Cai to Sapa.

Here we have 2 options for you consider as follows:
The firsts option: If you booked a train from Lao Cai to Hanoi, our driver would bring your luggage and a tasty picnic lunch to you and your guide here. After lunch, at 1:00 – 2:00 PM, we will bring you back to Lao Cao Provence. You might reach in Lao Cai at 3 PM after that our guide will show you a good coffee place, and then your guide will go back Sapa with the driver. – End of the tour

The second option: If you booked a bus from Sapa, our driver would bring you back to a small market, then you will have 30 minutes lunch at the market. After lunch, the driver will bring you back to Sapa ( at our office or your accommodation) – End of the tour

Don’t forget to give our guides a hug and keep in touch. It’ll likely be an experience to remember, and a new friend made.
Please let us know what option do you prefer.


Ban Lech Map