Sapa Culture Exploration Tour

  3 Days 2 Nights  |  Sapa Tours

Lao Chai - Ta Van/Cat Cat - Sin Chai/ Ma Tra - Ta Fin

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  • Soak up the beautiful views of rice terraces, mountains and villages during your trek
  • Take a great chance to meet friendly Black Hmong and Red Dzao minorities
  • Get to know more local traditions and culture

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3 Days 2 Nights

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This tour will bring you to the beautiful Muong Hoa Valley, trek through rustic ethnic villages along the mountains. Have a great chance to interact with local peole and understand more about their daily life. Made up of almost entirely Black Hmong families, the only means to which the community has traditionally participated in the Sapa tourism industry, street vendors following tourists along the trekking routes selling embroidered items. Join our tours to Sapa and see what you've never seen before!


Lao Cai - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Upon arrive Lao Cai train station, Excursion Vietnam will pick you up and transfer to Sapa town by a tourist shared bus. Early check in is possible if the room available otherwise we will provide you a basic room where you can have fresh shower. Enjoy breakfast at restaurant. 

Your trip will start at 9:30, we firstly start of 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue a 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Giáy minority people

Have lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes on the way. Last trek is about 2Km to the bus stop in Ta Van villlage then get back to Sapa by jeep or minivan. Free your time to discover the town in the evening.

Overnight in Sapa


Cat Cat - Sin Chai Villages

Today, you walk down to the South-West of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 3 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa. Free your time at night.

Overnight in Sapa.


Sapa - Suoi Thau - Ma Tra - Ta Phin - Night train back to Hanoi

After the breakfast, riding 5km by jeep, to visit the red Dzao in Suoi Thau, Ma Tra villages. Have 9km trekking through the local village, the rice and corn field. Enjoy picnic lunch en – route. Reach Ta Phin village where we have chance to learn about the life styles and the custom of the red Dzao minority, enjoy stunning landscapes then drive back to Sapa. Transfer back to Lao Cai train station for a night train back to Hanoi. 

Overnight on train.

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  • Pick up at your hotel to Hanoi railway station
  • A/C vehicle
  • Accomodation basing on sharing (double/twin room)
  • Train ticket (02 round trip), 04 berth/cabin
  • Entrance fee
  • 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 02 dinners
  • English guide on Sapa


  • Personal expenses
  • Beverage
  • Tips
  • Single supplement
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary

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