Sapa - Vietnam
Sapa and Mu Cang Chai are the two amazing places in Northern Vietnam where you will admire the beautiful rice terraced paddies. You have a 5-day tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam. Private 5-day Mu Cang Chai & Sapa trip includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to Vietnam!
We will get picked up at Noi Bai international airport and transferred to Nghĩa Lộ.
Overnight at homestay in Nghĩa Lộ.
Accommodation: Homestay in Nghĩa Lộ
7:00: Continue our trip to Mù Cang Chải. Several stops on the way for breaks and photos. It is a long journey (300km), but as you reach Mu Cang Chai, it is like a step to the paradise of rice terraces.
10am: On arrival, we start walking to visit small village in Tu Le, follow the terraces fields and conquer the pine forest. Then you will stop at Khau Pha Pass, one of four peaks pass in Vietnam. You will enjoy the fresh air cool in the middle of nature and mountains. When you go on a small road in the forest, you will have the opportunity to hear the birds singing and the occasional squirrel in a tree.
After 2 hours walk you will encounter villages where people Hua Khat ethnic minority Hmong live, where you'll discover extremely simple lives and many wild character. Yet indigenous people could not communicate with us because of the language barrier, but they are very friendly and open welcome when we visit home. Leaving the village of the Hmong people you will be completely surprised to see the valley of terraced fields, which is the mark of human impact on nature in a harmonious way. We can imagine as the space carved by the hands of the artists.
Check in homestay in Mu Cang Chai then waiting for the dinner, enjoying local foods and local wine with Thai's family.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Homestay in Mu Cang Chai
A wonderful morning starts with breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee in the paradise of rice terraces.
8h30: You depart to visit terraced fields are recorded as national heritage.
We will go about 7km to reach the point of walking. All the beautiful things of Mu Cang Chai are waiting for you at the top, after a 1 hour climb we go through the H'mong people where you will meet innocent children, met hardworking women. All will welcome you with a friendly smile, in this village you can visit the traditional home of the indigenous people and learn the customs. You continue on the trail until you see the whole terraced fields that have been recorded as national heritage. This beautiful place has been rated as the theater of golden rice traveler magazine
After lunch at homestay, our tour guide and driver will guide you go through the most beautiful road in Vietnam, Than Uyen Valley.
Around noon, your driver will take you to Sapa. Check in on arrival. Overnight hotel in Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Sapa Vista hotel
Breakfast at your hotel,
8.30-8.45: Trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
The trekking distance is about 12 km and it lasts for 5 hours.
12.00 – 13.30: Have lunch with delicious Vietnamese dishes made by the family. In the late afternoon, you arrive at Ta Van Village - home of the Dzay ethnic group.
14.30: Check in the homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time enjoying the mountain life on Sunset.
In the evening, you can play games and socialize with other tourists, then overnight at the homestay in Ta Van Village.
8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with a more interesting trek.
8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies, where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and a stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.
The trekking distance is about 4km and it lasts for 2 hours
11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road.
12:00: Back to the bungalow to shower and prepare for lunch
12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch.
13:30: The bus or car picks you up to come back to bus station.
14:00: Get on the your private car to go back to Hanoi with two rest stops.
19:00-19:30 Get dropped off at your hotel near Noi Bai Airport.
Overnight at Paragon Noi Bai Hotel (Deluxe double with Balcony)
Trip ends here!
Day 6: Hanoi departure (no meal)
There is no breakfast for for this day as you will need to leave for the airport early (should be 5am); meanwhile the time for breakfast is 6:30-9:30. You can book a cab to go to the airport by yourself as the hotel is just close to the airport (1.5km)