The mountain town of Sapa is known for its terraced rice fields, traditional lifestyle, and ethnic Hmong community. This 2-day small-group tour from Hanoi strips away the tourist trappings and lets you experience authentic local life with guided trekking, overnight in a farming family’s home, and the chance to work in their fields: an experience near-impossible to recreate independently. Free time in Sapa, sleeper bus transport, and meals are included.
Day 1: Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (Meals: L, D)
12km trekking through the terrace fields to homestay: from Sapa town, you have the chance trekking through the local village, terrace fields, and this trekking route is approx. 12 km from Sapa town to local guide’s house.
06:30 – 07:00: Meeting at the pick-up point in Hanoi old quarter and depart to Sapa. Short break-time on the half way to stretch your legs and taking photo of natural landscape. 12:45: Arrive Sapa town. Your guide would love to welcome you to Sapa. Pick you up when you arrive Sapa and start enjoy Real Sapa Experience trip. From Sapa town, you have the chance trekking through the town to see the background of the daily life and architecture of ethnic minority. Take off the town, you will step on the terrace rice, corn and potato fields on non-touristy route. Not only trekking to see the natural landscape, fresh air, but also host will love to share with you about their local culture, custom and habit. You will get the feeling that you are a member of their family. Trekking through the villages to see and understand much more the life of minority in Sapa. With the simple house, life and people, you get the light feeling and want to stay there for longer time. On trekking route, terrace by terrace fields will appear in front of you, with the lovely waterfall where you will have a nice time for relaxing, taking photo. Arrive guide’s house, tour guide’s family will welcome you as a member back home for long time no see. You will prepare the dinner with her family if you like it. Picking the vegetable from the garden, cooking the local foods in the kitchen while sharing a lot of stories with each other. Evening time, it is the nicest time to experience the local family’s atmosphere. Sharing and learning their culture with the stories host is so happy to share with you.
Overnight at guide’s house.
Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi (Meals: B, L)
You can wake up a little early to see how about host starting a new day. Cooking breakfast and join altogether. You have the options:
+ Trekking to see the further village and sceneries, through the Bamboo forest, terrace fields. +Or, you can tell your guide to go to their family’s fields to work, such as harvesting, or planting, or taking care their fields. Get back to Sapa town by shuttle bus. You still have the free time to visit local market in Sapa town, and discover Sapa town by your own before come back to Hanoi.
15:30: Get on the sleeper bus and come back Hanoi city.
21:30: Arrive Hanoi Old Quarter. Trip ends.
- Return transportation Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi by sharing sleeper bus with Air-conditioner
- Complementary water in the sleeper bus
- Meals as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner with local dishes
- Local English speaking tourguide ( local host )
- Trekking time
- Local village visit
- Photo taking time
- Accommodation ( Local house
- Cooking with host
- Experience the real rural daily life
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All meals & beverages not specifically mentioned.
- Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter not included
- Tips, Personal Expenses & those not clearly mentioned above
- Travel insurance.
- Visa application (where applicable) and personal travel documents are the sole responsibility of travelers.
What to bring:
Please bring the sun-cream, sun-glasses, warm clothes, shoes, camera.
Child under 5 year old: free charge
Child from 5 to 9 year old: 75% of adult
Child above 9 year old: full charge
You want to extend your trip, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.
Keep contact with Vietnam Real Tour to get support any time.