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Discover The Daily Life Of Hill Tribes

Discover The Daily Life Of Hill Tribes

  • Vietnam Tours – Sapa Tours
  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 5 Days
  • Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Destinations: Sapa – Su Pan – Ban Ho – Nam Tong – Thanh Phu – Sin Chai B – Nam Nhiu – My Son – Bac Ha

Description: The 5 full day adventure Sapa tour is a hard trek adventure, this trip is customized for active adventure travelers, features 2 nights of home-stay experiences with local tribal families, stunning scenic trekking. Round trip transported by comfortable and clean train, private comfortable car or mini van.

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Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai train station

Vietnam Explorient Travel  guide and transportation will pick up you at your hotel, transfer you to Hanoi  railway station for boarding  the overnight train departing to Sapa. Air-conditioned 4 berth cabin with western toilet facility. Private cabin is applicable in advance.

Overnight on train

Day 2: Sapa –  Su Pan – Ban Ho – Nam Tong – Thanh Phu

Upon arrival at Lao Cai Railway station in the early morning, our awaiting guide will pick you up and transfer you to Sapa for freshen up, have breakfast at a local restaurant in Sapa, you enjoy a walk to visit Sapa local market, interacting with some friendly tribal Sapa people, then travel by car to Su Pan where you begin to trek downhill through the breathtaking scenery to Ban Ho village of Tay people, followed by a picnic lunch. After lunch, you continue the trekking, pass through Nam Tong village of Red Dao people. This village is native and isolated. The journey is continued to Thanh Phu village of Tay people. Check in our host’s family, freshen up, then you are free on your own to walk around village to explore local daily life while dinner is prepared.

Have dinner with your friendly host and learn more of the local culture.

Overnight at home-stay. Approx: 1 hour driving/ 5 hours trekking/ 1 hour lunch.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay

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Day 3: Thanh Phu – Sin Chai B- Nam Nhiu – My Son – Ban Ho

After enjoying breakfast. You venture the big adventure trekking day off the bitten track. Trekking from Thanh Phu through the scenic hilly area to Sin Chai B, a remote village of Red Dao people. You visit the village, interact with local people and have lunch in Sin Chai B. After lunch, we trek on a trail to Nam Nhiu village of Red Dao people, then continue along the trail to My Son village of Xa Pho minority people. Then continue to Ban Ho Village Here you spend a night in traditional of Tay minority people.

Approx: 6,5 hours trekking/ 1 hour lunch.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay

Day 4: Ban Ho – Bac Ha – Lao Cai

Wake up in the morning, you enjoy an early breakfast and repack your luggage to depart to Bac Ha weekend market by van.

Bac Ha is the largest market in the region, many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. In the afternoon we will have a 2 hour soft adventure trek to Ban Pho village of Flower H’Mong people, then you will be transferred back to Lao Cai by late afternoon to visit the border-crossing Ha Khau of Vietnam and China. Here you get a chance for enjoy a coffee while watching the world going by on the Chinese border, just over a small river from Vietnam. Have dinner on your own cost. Saying good bye to your guide and board the night train return to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight on train

Day 5: Hanoi

Arriving at Hanoi station at 05:00 am, our driver will pick up you at Hanoi Railway station, transfer you to your hotel for early check in. End of services.

Did you know: we can also organize this trip with welcome you at the airport in the first day and seeing off to the airport in the last day, or you can also request for more days to Halong bay or relaxing in Hanoi.


This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on the number of people in your group and time of travel.

This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy with 3-star hotel standard.

Price Inclusions:

  • All land transportation by private air conditioned vehicles
  • Home stay accommodation on a double or twin-share basic
  • Soft sleeper in cabin 4 berths with A/C
  • Meals as mention in the program
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa approval fee
  • Mineral water

Price Exclusions:

  • International airfare and airport tax in & out Vietnam
  • Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Additional expenses in case of force majeure

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