Discover Non-touristy destinations in Sapa from Lao Cai station

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Sapa is always one of the most famous attractions in the north of Vietnam in tourist map. Sapa possesses many remarkable attractions with different types of terrains. Join this 3D2N trekking tour, you will have a great opportunity to trek and discover less tourist routes in Sapa with amazing views. Besides that, you will have time to talk to the ethnic minorities which has their own unique custom and culture. Don’t hesitate and just book the tour to experience pure joys in mountainous area, far from busy and fast paced life.



  • Set your foot on non-touristy trekking routes 
  • Admire the nature’s charm with a stunning picture of valleys, streams, mountains and tribe hill villages 
  • Challenge your strength by long trekking routes 
  • Interact to the ethnic minorities and learn more about their daily life 
  • Overnight in homestay and feel the peace of mountainous area 
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station 

Brief Itinerary: 

Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D). 

5.30 - 6.15: Pick you up at Lao Cai station to Sapa city center. Check in your hotel in Sapa city center. 

Have breakfast at the hotel. 

9.00 - 9.30: Meet tour guide and start the trekking tour Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have lunch at the local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, continue to trek in the route to Ta Van village. 

14.00 - 14.30: Check in at the homestay at Ta Van village. Free time at leisure.  

Have dinner at the homestay. Overnight at the homestay. 

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Ban Ho (B/L/D). 

Have breakfast at the homestay. 

9.00 - 9.30: Start the tour. Spend time to explore Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan village. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have picnic lunch at Su Pan village. 

Continue to walk to Ban Ho village. When you arrive at Ban Ho village, you will check in at the homestay at Ban Ho village. Free time at leisure.  

Have dinner at the homestay. Overnight at the homestay. 

Day 3: Ban Ho – Nam Toong - Sapa or Lao Cai station (B/L/D). 

Have breakfast at the homestay.  

9.00 - 9.30: Start the tour. Spend time to explore Nam Toong village. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have a picnic lunch and short break.  

Get back to Ban Ho before get to Sapa by Car around 14.00 - 14.30.  

17.30: Have free time until you get the bus to go to Lao Cai station. Tour ends! 


Day 1: Lao Cai station - Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D). 

You will be picked up at Lao Cai station to Sapa city center. Check-in the hotel and have time to be relaxed. You will meet tour guide around 9.00 AM and then start trekking day tour at Y Linh Ho – Ta Van route with the distance about 12 km.  

Trek to Y Linh Ho, a village is located at flank of mountain. The local live dispersed and not concentrate to just one area. The name of village is similar to the man came this land to live, tilled and sowed the land. The village is surrounded by Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The main job of the local is rice growing. Therefore, hitting on your eyes is a picture of many rice terraces. If you come here in harvest season, you can be overwhelmed by its grandeur and beauty with perfect yellow color.   

Then, you will move along Muong Hoa Stream to Lao Chai village. You will go to Lao Chai and Ta Van village. Lao Chai is about 7km from Sapa city center. Two villages are home of Tay and Hmong people. They are located between Hoang Lien Son mountain range and Ham Rong mountain which makes good condition for people can live. Come here, you will see many terraced fields and the local are working on their fields. If you visit Sapa in harvest period, you can be amazed by the golden view of ripe rice. This is a proud of the local people which is evidence for their efforts. 

Have picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village to get the energy back.   

Go to Ta Van village - home of Dzay, Hmong and Red Dzao ethnic people. Stroll on small paths of the village while observing landscapes of rice fields and small cottage houses near there. Its atmosphere is quite peaceful with wild nature, it is an ideal place for you to run away from busy life. Although their living standard is low, you can see that the ethnic minority own slow paced life. 

Check in the homestay. Free time at the homestay. 

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Ban Ho (B/L/D). 

You can wake up early to enjoy the fresh air of the morning in mountainous area. It will be a good way to start the day! 

You will get the meet tour guide and other customers to begin the second trekking day in Sapa with route: Ta Van – GIang Ta Chai – Su Pan.  

Along Muong Hoa valley, you will visit go through is Giang Ta Chai. From Ta Van to Giang Ta Chai, you will across the short path filled up of bamboo tree, a symbol of strength, and renewal. The village is famous for herbal bath service which helps people can be relaxed and good support for your heath. Using herbal bath has been a habit in the local’s life and when they see its potential, they products it wider.  

Then, you will continue to explore Su Pan village of Black Hmong and Red Dao people. Su Pan village is about 17km towards east of Sapa town center, this village owns a tranquil and attractive vibe. This is a poor village because of lacking soil for growing. However, recently, the local people know how to take advantage of their beautiful landscapes for boosting travelling services. More people know about this small village and felt in love with it. Su Pan village is an ideal place for From there, you can see Muong Hoa valley, one of the four most beautiful valleys in the north of Vietnam. The 15km long valley attracts people with full of terraced fields. This is a hot check-in place that you could not miss when you come to Sapa. 

Day 3: Ban Ho – Nam Toong - Sapa or Lao Cai station (B/L/D). 

you can wake up early and enjoy cool and fresh air in the mountain for the last day of your tour. It is a good decision to hunt the sunrise from the ethnic village. That moment will make your day!  

You will have time to have breakfast to be ready. Then, meet tour guide and depart to Nam Toong.   

You will trek around 8km for this day.  

At the begin of day, you continue to immerse to nature’s landscapes. You will arrive at a waterfall, the Lavie waterfall by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Water resource of Lavie waterfall is from Hoang Lien Son mountain range. You can choose to swim in cool water, walk around the waterfall of just sit on rocks and be relaxed in fresh air.   

Then go up to the mountain to visit a small hamlet Nam Toong. The local people live here is still Red Dzao people. Take time to listen to stories from tour guide and feel the restful atmosphere of village.   

Have a picnic lunch and short break.   

Get back to Ban Ho before get to Sapa by Car.   

Enjoy your free time until you get the bus to go to Lao Cai station. Tour ends! 


  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station; 
  • English speaking guide; 
  • Entrance fees; 
  • Accommodation: 2 night at homestay; 
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 


  • Tips and personal expenses;   
  • Other services are not mentioned in the itinerary. 

Please Note

  • Pick up time at Lao Cai station will be varied from 6.00 – 6.30 depending on your train schedules; 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and cash;  
  • You should bring small backpack with essentials; 
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather or other factors;   
  • No hotel option for this tour;   
  • No recommended for the elderly and children; 
  • The price is not applied in holidays. 

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