Private tour to discover ethnic villages with non touristy route staying at homestay from Lao Cai station

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Private Tour
2 Days - 1 Night
Hotel pick-up

What To Expect

With characteristics of topography, the north of Vietnam owns many high mountains and mountain ranges with amazing landscapes. Sapa is one of the most famous attractions in the north that you should pay your attention. If you are interested in trekking and discovering peaceful views of ethnic minority’s villages, this tour will satisfy you. Spend 2 days 1 nights here, you can leave your footprints on beautiful trekking routes, go inside small villages of local people. Observe their daily life as well as their jobs, and talk to them to have a deeper understanding about the hill tribes in Sapa. This tour will give you an incredible opportunity to live slower in a fast-paced world.



  • Visit villages of ethnic minorities Black Hmong, Red Dzao, Dzay  
  • Learn more about the local life and their jobs  
  • Have long trekking routes in cool weather   
  • Forget all of burdens and immerse to the nature with stunning landscapes  
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station 

Brief itinerary: 

Day 1: Sapa - Sa Seng - Hang Da - Hau Thao - Giang Ta Chai (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. 

9.00 - 9.30: Meet tour guide and receive bike. Start your tour with Sapa – Sa Seng – Hang Da – Hau Thao – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa route. 

12.00 - 12.30: Have picnic lunch at the Hang Da village.  

In the afternoon, continue to trek to Hau Thao village.  

15.30 – 16.00: Arrive at Giang Ta Chai village. Check in your homestay.  

Have free time at leisure. Have dinner at the homestay and overnight at the homestay. 

Day 2: Giang Ta Chai - Ta Van - Lao Chai - Y Linh Ho (B/L/D) 

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 Ta Van village. 

In the afternoon, you will trek to Lao Chai and Y Linh Ho. 

15.00 – 15.30: Go to the main road to get the bus to Sapa city center. 

17.30: Get the bus to Lao Cai station. Tour ends. 


Day 1: Sapa - Sa Seng - Hang Da - Hau Thao - Giang Ta Chai (B/L/D) 

You will be picked up at Lao Cai station and then transfer to the hotel in Sapa city center.  

Have breakfast and enjoy free time before starting the tour.  

In the first day, you will go to Den Thang mountain range of Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province. It can take around 2 hours to climb to the top of Den Thang. From there, you will have a panoramic view of Fansipan mountain and Muong Hoa valley.  

Then, you will go Hang Da village of Hmong people. The village is quite non-touristy with friendly people. This village sits at 1800m above sea level. The village give you an stunning view of Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the north of Vietnam. For many travelers, this is an ideal place for hunting clouds. However, it will depend on the weather of that day. 

Have picnic lunch at the village and take a short free time. 

In the afternoon, you will go to Hau Thao village of Black Hmong people.  

Continue your trekking day to Pho village and go to Giang Ta Chai village. This village is famous for herbal bath service which helps people can be relaxed and good support for your heath. Herbal bath is a good ideal for being relaxed and relieving fatigue. It is a habit of the local people and nowadays, it becomes a best seller service. 

Check in your homestay at Giang Ta Chai village. 

Have free time at leisure. Have dinner at the homestay and overnight at the homestay. 

Day 2: Giang Ta Chai - Ta Van - Lao Chai - Y Linh Ho (B/L/D) 

After having breakfast at the homestay and enjoy your free time at early morning, you will meet tour guide for starting the last day in your tour.  

From the homestay, you will trek on small paths to Cau May waterfall. You can hear the sound of water’s flows. You will stop here to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and take some photos. Then, you will go through a short path which is covered by bamboo trees. In countryside of Vietnam, bamboo is a familiar tree and it represents strength and integrity. You will be impressed by the green shade and the comfort that it brings to.  

Arrive a Ta Van village of Giay 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. 
Have lunch at Ta van village to recharge your energy. 

In the afternoon, you will continue to tour to Lao Chai village of Black Hmong people.  

Next to Y Linh Ho is 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.   

You will go to the main road to get the bus to come back to Sapa city and Lao Cai station. Tour ends.  

Get the bus to Lao Cai station. Tour ends.  



  • Pickup and drop-off service at Lao Cai station; 
  • English speaking guide; 
  • Entrance fees; 
  • Accommodation: 1 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 5.30 - 6.15 depending on your train schedules; 
  • You should bring good walking shoes, hat, sunglasses and cash;  
  • 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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