One day trekking tour with Lao Chai - Ta Van route

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What To Expect

This one day tour will give you interesting experiences about a real discovery to the ethnic villages in Sapa. You will visit 3 villages: Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van which is one of the most beautiful trekking route in this mountainous area. Leave your footprints on small trails, you will see beautiful and peaceful views of the villages, meet the local and get a closer view in their life. 



  • Get long trek route through ethnic minorities 
  • Admire beautiful landscapes of mountains, valley and terraced fields 
  • Find out more about the daily life of the local 
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Sapa city center 

Brief Itinerary: 

9.00 - 9.30Pickup time at the hotel in Sapa city center and then move to Y Linh Ho village and Lao Chai village. 

Trekking through villages of ethnic minorities to explore the village and the local’s life. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have lunch at Lao Chai village.  

In the afternoon, you will continue to discover Ta Van village.  

14.00 - 14.30: Come back to hotel in Sapa center area. Tour ends. 


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. 

12.00 - 12.30: 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.  

14.00 - 14.30: Come to Ta Van Bridge to Sapa. Return to Sapa city center. 


  • Pickup and drop-off service at Sapa city center; 
  • English speaking guide; 
  • Lunch;
  • Entrance fees; 
  • 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

  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station (5 USD/pax/way);  
  • Timeline of activities can be changed depending on weather or other factors; 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, water and cash;   
  • The price is not applied in holidays. 

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