Our Bus Pick up at your hotel (Hanoi old quarter in the early morning and transfer to Sapa, depart at 6.30 Am.
Around 12.00 noon: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
Take a scenic drive to the hill station of Sapa, enjoy the spectacular views of rice –terraced mountains and black H’mong and red Dao hill tribe people dressed in their colorful wares walking along the roadside.
On arrival Sapa Mountains
, check in hotel and have lunch (your own account),
Our guide pick up you to explore Sa Pa town like Stone Church, Sapa lake, Ham Rong Mountain, take pictures and admire the remote of Muong Hoa valley. (Dinner - your own account).
Then you’re free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire.
Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market - one of the unique cultures of the highland peoples in northern Vietnam.
Overnight in Sa Pa hotel.
What is the best local food to try in Sapa town?
1. Thang Co
This dish is known as the traditional dish of H'mong people, cooked from horsemeat, horse’s viscera and horse’s bone, all made into a soup with 12 spices from cardamon, ginger, citronella, anise to cinnamon twig. When local people cook this dish, they often stew for couple of hours. The dish is served with fresh vegetable and local red hot pepper.
2. Cap Nach Pork
A special kind of pork which is often found in Northwest Vietnam. There're quite many ways to cook this dish with different ingredient but its highlight is the fleshy, soft yet tough texture of the pork meat. It's said that the pigs living on mountainous areas are not caged and free to run around therefore their meat is so much better than regular pork meat.
Yes, it's true, you can eat salmon in Sapa. And it's not a rare dish here, in fact, salmon restaurants are everywhere to be found. A salmon dish that worth trying the most is Salmon Hotpot, especially in freezing days. The fish meat comes is a heaven match with the hotpot broth with a familiar sour taste from local vegetables and herbs.
When is the best time to travel Sapa Mountains?
Thanks to its high altitude, Sapa enjoys one of the most favorable weather in Vietnam with average temperature for all year round is 15 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius and humidity from 83-87%. You can visit Sapa almost all year round because every month there is something to see in this lovely highland town of Vietnam.
In summer time, Sapa makes a great getaway from the busy, heated cities. Sapa in summer is much milder than lower regions. Sapa in this time is mostly hot for domestic travelers.
For foreign tourists, Sapa is best to visit in either March-May or September-December. Especially in later months of year, Sapa shines with the golden terraced rice fields everywhere you go.
Breakfast at hotel before start our hiking to Cat Cat village, the home of black H'Mong ethnic group. at the same time to visit an old French hydroelectric station and beauty waterfall, a bit hard trek to other trails to Y Linh Ho village before take our rest for picnic lunch.
Continue to Muong Hoa valley, we will pass through Lao Chai village and then Tavan village, the home of Giay, this is a beautiful setting village in the large valley with high mountains surrounding.
Check in for our Home-stay with a local family, fresh up and ready for dinner tonight (Note: home-stay in Sapa is very rustic) (B/L/D)
Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority.
You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park.
On the way you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Sapa by car
15h30 PM: Transfer back to Hanoi by Shuttle bus and will be arrival your hotel at evening (around 4 and half hours drive from Sapa back Hanoi, hotel room in Hanoi not included). Tour ends (B/L)