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Explore Culture Of Minority People

Explore Culture Of Minority People

  • Type of trip: Private
  • Trip Duration: 5 Days
  • Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Finishing: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Destinations: Sapa – Cat Cat – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Ta Phin

Description: This Sapa adventure mini trip with 3 full days to experience 5 significant villages of their three typical ethnic groups including H’Mong, Giay, and Red Dao people, plus 2 nights at a comfortable hotel in Sapa highland town.


Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai train station

Vietnam Explorient Travel ’s guide and transport will pick you up from your hotel or home and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the overnight train departing Hanoi for Sapa, four berth air-conditioned superior cabin with clean sheet, western toilet facilities, you can request us to upgrade your ticket to a private cabin for your convenience. Your train will arrive to Lao Cai town at around 5.30 Am the next day.

Accommodation: Overnight on the train.

Day 2:  Sapa – Cat Cat Village

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Upon arrival at Lao Cai Railway station in the early morning, our awaiting guide and driver will meet you right at the exit of the station. Transfer you for an hour drive up hill to Sapa town. Check in hotel, freshen up and enjoy breakfast at the nearby local restaurant, (Check in time is 1.00 Pm, free early check in is subjected to availability). Then stroll around Sapa town, visit Sapa market and chatting with H’Mong, Dao people who come to market for trading. Colorful tribal dress, purses, aluminum bracelet, silver necklaces, horn comb at all sorts can be found from stalls on the second flour of the building.

Downstairs flour of the market is lively with all sorts of green vegetables, fruits, foods cultivated in Sapa.  We have scheduled a special lunch of typical Sapa foods at a popular local eatery in Sapa town.

After lunch, you enjoy walking down hill to the nearby Cat Cat village of the Black H’Mong people. Visit a local H’Mong friendly family and enrich your tribal knowledge with our local guide’s passion. Transferred back to Sapa, and you enjoy your time at leisure. Dinner tonight is on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan – Giang Ta Chai

Enjoy your time at leisure and late breakfast at hotel.

9.00 Am: Meet our tour expert and driver at hotel lobby to depart for the 4 hour trekking journey. Our driver will stop en route for Kodak moments on the way go down hill to Muong Hoa valley. You begin the trekking on a fairly rocky road (you need a good walking shoes for today), though Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong’s ethnic village.

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Then continue to Ta Van village of Giay ethnic minority people. Terrace fields are great for photographing, and cold soft drinks, beer, water can be found along the way of your trek. You will also visit local people’s house and schools en route. Continue the trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village.  Visiting the village and nearby waterfall, then we trek uphill to a road where your car is awaiting to transfer you back to Sapa.

Late afternoon you are free at leisure or enjoy foot massage at a local stall near your hotel. Dinner tonight is on your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast, take-away lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 4: Sapa – Ta Phin village – Overnight train to Hanoi

9:00 Am: meet Vietnam Explorient Travel guide and driver at hotel lobby and drive to Ta Phin village, and meet another interesting tribal who dress up nicely in their respective traditional costumes and wearing a bright red turban . They are the colorful Red Dzao people – the people of interesting legend. We also visit a family for learning local culture and life style. Transfer back to Sa Pa by lunch time. You are free at leisure until being transfer to Lao Cai railway station.  We will also visit China border, 3 km from Lao Cai station before boarding the night train. Lunch today and dinner tonight is on your own arrangement.

Accommodation: Overnight train back to Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5:  Arrival Hanoi

Arrival Hanoi around 5:00am, end the journey.

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 please request for more days to Halong bay or relaxing in Hanoi.

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