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Sa Pa pronunciation (help·info) or Sapa (Westernized spelling) is a frontier town and district in the Lào Cai province in northwest Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where many ethnic minority groups such as H'mong, Dao and Tay live



Itinerary

Night 1: We depart in the evening from Hanoi train station Gate B, take night train to Sapa...

Day1: Sapa free

Get pick up at Laocai train station, then transfer by bus to Sapa (round 8.30 AM ). Check in hotel & have a breakfast. Free to explore the town.

Day 2 : Sapa Town - Seo Trung Ho Village . Overnight at the village

17 km by jeep, 18 km trekking , round 6.5 hours of trekking.

Breakfast at the hotel, take a jeep ride along MuongHoa valley to visit the Rattan Bridge , silver waterfall, the first village of the Red Dzao people (GiangTa Chai village). Do a trek round 6 - 7 hours through the forests up and down in Fanxipan range then reach Seo Trung Ho village of the Red Dzao. This is an almost untouched village and there are very few tourists getting here. In here, there is a chance to enjoy a most beautiful waterfall in Sapa, which comes from a height of about 70 m. Stay overnight in the village with a Dzao family.

Day 3: SeoTrung Ho - Ta Trung Ho - BanHo Village ( Overnight at the village )

Have breakfast with the family, start climbing up to the mountain for another untouched village: Ta Trung Ho village located at about 1450m above the sea level. Picnic lunch at the village and then trek BanHo village to visit a different minority: The Tay people who have houses on stilts. Stay overnight at Ban Ho village in a stilt house . Have dinner togerther with the family.

Day 4 : Ban Ho Village - Sapa - Laocai .10 km of walking, 23 km by jeep.

Breakfast at BanHo, trek to a waterfall called Lavie which was discovered and named by the French in the past. Leave BanHo and the family for Supan village where you will take a jeep back to Sapa. Have hot shower at the hotel and then take a bus to Laocai train station to get night train back to Hanoi .

Note : The itinerary above may be changed at the time of booking

Highlights

Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. The total population of 36,000 consists mostly of minority groups. Besides the Kinh (Viet) people (15%) there are mainly 5 ethnic groups in Sapa: Hmong 52%, Dao 25%, Tay 5%, Giay 2% and a small number of Xa Pho. Approximately 7,000 live in Sapa, the other 36,000 being scattered in small communes throughout the district.

Most of the ethnic minority people work their land on sloping terraces since the vast majority of the land is mountainous. Their staple foods are rice and corn. Rice, by its very nature of being a labour intensive crop, makes the daily fight for survival paramount. The unique climate in Sapa has a major influence on the ethnic minorities who live in the area. With sub-tropical summers, temperate winters and 160 days of mist annually, the influence on agricultural yields and health related issues are significant.

The minority people can only yield one crop of rice annually, which leads to food shortfalls in many communes at specific times. This shortage of food contributes to malnutrition and other related health problems. The climatic conditions also contribute to many health issues including coughs, colds, and bronchial and respiratory problems that are commonplace throughout the community.

The geographical location of the area makes it a truly unique place for many interesting plants and animals, allowing it to support many inhabitants. Many very rare or even endemic species have been recorded in the region.

Inclusion

Included: Return train tickets (Hanoi - Laocai); Bus transfer; English speaking guide; all meals; Entrance fees; Accommodation in Sapa;

Excluded: Beverage, Single room, Personal expenses, Tips for tour guide and drive...

Necessary things: Sun cream, Insect repellent, hat, sunglasses and trekking boots.

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