DAY 1. HANOI – SAPA (L, D)
Transfer to discover one of most picturesque destination of Vietnam: Sapa. Beautiful valleys, rice fields, mountains where live many ethnic groups. Welcome lunch and first discovery of the city, the church leisurely and practice the first climb by reaching the “Dragon Peak” to take a panoramic view of Sapa.
DAY 2. LAO CAI – SAPA (B, L, D)
Head down a track to Su Pan and walk on thru splendid scenery of mountain ranges, terraced rice fields, seeing colourfully-dressed tribal farmers till reaching a family house at a Tay minority village called Than Phu. Trek up to an altitude over 1,000m before arriving at the isolated and seldom-visited village Sin Chai. Dinner by and night in a local house or tent.
DAY 3. SIN CHAI (B, L, D)
Sinchai is a village of the “Yao“ ethnic people, whose women wear beautifully embroidered clothes with distinctive silver jewellery and an enormous red turban. Light trek among villages to meet different ethnic groups. Lunch in a village view across the valley.
DAY 4. SIN CHAI – SAPA (B, L)
Say goodbye to the friendly locals and leave Sin Chai for the trek back to Sapa after breakfast, and perhaps, a swim in the river at Than Phu. Lunch is prepared at a local house in Ban Ho village, then we will continue the trek to Su Pan, where our car is waiting to be back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa. (dinner at your own arrangement)
DAY 5. SAPA – HANOI (B, L)
Stroll around Sapa to visit the town and Sapa market, where you can meet the local tribal people from H’Mong, Dzao, Dzay, Xa pho, and other ethnic groups with their raw crafts made of woods, silver, dyed fabrics and so on. Transfer to Hanoi.