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Sapa trek to remote villages( 9days/10 nights from 355 US$) 
Tour code:  TA12
Duration:  9 days

Travel Style: Adventure
Destinations: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sin Chai - Cat Cat - Ta Van - Seomity - Ta Trung Ho - Thanh Phu  



You will explore one of the most beautiful parts in Sapa area, which is under protection of Hoang Lien National Park. The trip also takes you to one of the most remote area where you can meet very friendly locals. The night you spend in bamboo hut in the hilly ground of a Red Dao family will be a good experience. Take advantage of the secret spots we take you to, and make this an adventure you will never forget. This is the way travel truly should be.

Tour features & highlights:

  •    Wonderful scenery, which is still well protected
  •    Diversified minority hilltribes with colourful culture
  •    Moderate to hard trekking tours to the most remote villages
  •    Great opportunities for taking photos of  locals in their daily and scenic rice terras landscapes
  •    Knowledge from your local guide about customs & traditions of different ethnic groups of Sapa
  •    Do homestay and socialise with locals



Day 1: Hanoi –night train to Lao Cai

At 8h30 pm, we will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for overnight train to Lao Cai.


Day 2: Lao Cai –Sapa (B)

Arrive in the early morning (around 6am), you will take a 45 –minute drive to Sapa. Check in hotel for your refreshment and breakfast. Rest of the day, you are free to explore the town. Accommodation at hotel in Sapa.
*early check –in is arranged today


Day 3: Sin Chai (H’mong) – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho (B, L, D)

You will travel by car mostly downhill toward Sin Chai village of Black Hmong minority located right at the foot of Hoang Lien mountain range. Here you start heading up the mountain. Once on the top, you will trek on a small trail with spectacular view and then gradually descend to Cat Cat village, where you will enjoy simple lunch nearby a waterfall. In the after noon, you take a trail sneaking through mountain and enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. Eventually you will arrive in Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, taking a rest in a nice spot nearby the beautiful river before climbing toward a road, where the waiting vehicle will transfer you back to Sapa for overnight.
Approx: Grade 4 of 5/ 0,5 hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch


Day 4: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Tavan (B,L,D)

Today’s trek will continue along Hoang Lien mountain range, which offers you many opportunities to enjoy view over huge rice paddy terraces in the largest valley of the area, Muong Hoa. After lunch at a nice spot, you descend into the bottom of the valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. Tonight, you will stay in a traditional house of Giay minority. And you can take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch


Day 5: Tavan - Seomity (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you start with mostly uphill trekking until lunchtime. Whenever you stop for a rest, you will witness beautiful valley view. Before noon, you stop again at a nice spot for lunch. The trek will be softer in the afternoon while the scenery becomes even more beautiful. You pass by Seomity village of Black Hmong minority before reaching a campsite located nearby a river outside the village. While porters put up tents and cook dinner, you can take a walk to stretch the legs.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch


Day 6: Seomity – Den Thang - Ta Trung Ho (B, L, D)

The trek today takes you through beautiful rice paddies and over old suspension bridges. You will trek on small trail sneaking through rainforest. Approximately, you arrive in Den Thang village of Black Hmong by noon. Here you will have lunch either nearby a river or in a local school according to the weather. After lunch, the trek will becomes tough on tinny footpath going up and down, which requires a lot of concentration. The last destination of today is Ta Trung Ho village of Red Dao minority where you spend the night in a local house.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 7 hours walking, 1 hour lunch


Day 7: Ta Trung Ho - Nam Toong – My Son – Thanh Phu (B, L, D)

You are now at the fringe of the rain forest by the Hoang Lien Son mountain range with Fansipan, the highest peak in Indochina with its 3,143m. You will start the trek today by ascending to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority. Here your lunch will be prepared in a local school. After lunchtime, you descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest groups ethnic in Northern Vietnam. From there you take a short walk to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you spend the night in traditional house of the Tay. You can take a walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 6 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch


Day 8: Thanh Phu - Nam Cum – Sin Chai (B, L, D)

Today’s trek will be relatively short and soft. Once leaving Thanh Phu, you follow the trekking route built in the bottom of the valley, which offers the best view to the surrounding mountains. After lunchtime, you continue the walk toward Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority where you will experience the night stay in bamboo huts. You will be attracted by the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the Red Dao.
Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch


Day 9: Sin Chai - Nam Ket –Ben Den – Lao Cai (B, L)

After a good sleep in bamboo hut, you wake up for an early breakfast and repack your luggage for the long trek heading toward Lao Cai. Once you leave Sin Chai, the trip takes you into a fabulously mountainous area, the most remote part of Sapa. En route you meet children’ curious eyes as you are very first tourists passing by. Red Dao ethnic minority inhabits the entire area. You will enjoy the fresh of bamboo forest and jungle until you make a stop at Nam Ket for lunch. After lunch, your trek will be mostly downhill for approximately half an hour; then you will have a opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful view of days over a green valley lying along the Red River. Arriving in Ta Thang village of Tay minority, you will be transferred by car to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi.
Approx: Grade 3 of 5/ 7.5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.


All Travel Authentic tours are private and specially arranged for you. You will not join a group when you arrive at your destination.


As a guide, this tour costs from 612  USD  per person.


This price is indicative (low-season) pricing only, and is the price per person, based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin/double room in standard hotel accommodation.


Prices include: all accommodations with daily breakfast, transfers and land tranportation in private air-con vehicle with driver, local & international flights in Indochina, professional English speaking guide, other meals as detailed in the tour itinerary, all entrance fees and boat fees.

Price does not include: visa fees, airport departure taxes where not included in air fares, tips and other personal expenses


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The exact price of your holiday depends on the date of travel, number of travelers, your special needs and request. Our quotation will be sent to you by email and will include prices for standard accommodations, 3 stars boutique hotels and 4 stars deluxe hotels.


How to minimise the cost of your holiday

  • Avoid travel at peak times, i.e. Christmas, New Year and lunar New Year.
  • Take more friends with you! Larger parties lead to price reductions as many costs are shared;
  • Avoid single supplements by making sure your group comprises an even number of travellers;
  • Consider taking a more in-depth tour of one country rather than trying to visit too many countries in one trip. International flights between countries add cost. If you like one country, you can always go back to a neighbouring country next year!


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The above itineraries are our suggestions only. All tours can still be custom-made to your personal need and budget !

Our differences

  •  We’re fully-licenced ground Tour Operator:

Travel Authentic is a fullly licensed tour operator by Vietnam Administration of Tourism. When you book with us, your money will be safe and you are dealing directly with the person on ground. That is why we can give you support on spot and our prices will be unbeatable for the quality.

  •  All of our holidays are Private:

You can pick your date of departure, choose what hotel you want to stay, decide what touring you want to do and how much free time you want to have. For all road journeys you will have your own car and driver, offering you the flexibility to stop off along the way if you see something of interest or wish to take a photograph. All sightseeing excursions are accompanied by your own private English-speaking guide. This means that you can ask as many or as few questions as you like and take sightseeing trips at your own pace focusing on your own personal interests.

  •  Our unique authentic experiences:

Our guide and driver will be flexible to give you chance to meet up with friendly locals and do authentic local things to explore the insights of their life and a sense of their cultures. Inspite of not being stated or costed in the itinerary, it is a part of our tour operation and will surely give you many nice surpises and contribute to your memorable holiday.

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