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Sa Pa Ethnic Homestay - 10 Days

Sa Pa Ethnic Homestay

Vietnam · Private Tour · 10 Days
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Enjoy a wonderful trek adventure across the Sa Pa region and interacting with local tribes to witness their hospitality. This is the perfect getaway in Vietnam's northern territory to experience its nature and culture.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Hanoi
Day 2 - Hanoi → Lao Cai
Day 3 - Lao Cai → Sa Pa
Day 4 - Sa Pa → Y Linh Ho → Lao Chai → Ta Van
Day 5 - Ta Van → Giang Ta Chai → Seo Trung Ho
Day 6 - Seo Trung Ho → Nam Toong → Thanh Phu
Day 7 - Thanh Phu → Nam Sai → Nam Ken → Ban Ho
Day 8 - Ban Ho → Sa Pa → Lao Cai
Day 9 - Lao Cai → Hanoi
Day 10 - Hanoi

What is included

  • All transports in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 nights accommodations in comfort hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in train
  • 4 nights accomodation in hill tribe village
  • Daily breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing
  • Local English/French speaking guide

What is NOT included

  • International flight tickets
  • Meals and beverages mentioned in this itinerary
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

After a welcome drink and tour briefing enjoy a performance of Vietnam’s unique traditional Water Puppetry.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Star View Hotel

Deluxe Room Hanoi

day
2
Hanoi → Lao Cai

After breakfast, visit to President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature. It is then followed by a tour of Hoa Lu Prison Museum and the Museum of Ethnology.

After the tour, you can enjoy the tranquility of Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. After the sightseeing, you take an overnight train to Lao Cai.

Overnight at the train.

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Hanoi → Lao Cai281 km 3h 45min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Train to Lao Cai

Hanoi

day
3
Lao Cai → Sa Pa

Upon arriving in Lao Cai at about 6:30 am, you transfer up to the former French hill station of Sa Pa in an air conditioned vehicle.

Check in, have breakfast and head out to discover this bustling market town at your own pace.

In the afternoon a guided walk to Cat Cat village and a chance to enjoy the hospitality of its friendly locals.

Overnight at the hotel

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Lao Cai → Sa Pa36 km 52min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Holiday Sa Pa Hotel

Superior Room Sa Pa

day
4
Sa Pa → Y Linh Ho → Lao Chai → Ta Van

After breakfast, you stroll down to the Muong Hoa River and from here an easy trek takes you to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai.

Continuing on, you walk to Ta Van village inhabited by the Zay people.

Overnight at the village.

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Sa Pa → Ta Van8 km 1h 60min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Home stay in a Ta Van village

Ta Van

day
5
Ta Van → Giang Ta Chai → Seo Trung Ho

After breakfast, you set out to the Red Dao people village at Giang Ta Chai and have a chance to see a wonderful waterfall, followed by further trekking to Seo Trung Ho village, where you stay overnight and learn about the hill tribe’s culture and way of life.

Overnight at the village.

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Ta Van → Giang Ta Chai13 km 2h 40min
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Giang Ta Chai → Seo Trung Ho13 km 2h 55min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Home stay in a Seo Trung Ho village

Seo Trung Ho

day
6
Seo Trung Ho → Nam Toong → Thanh Phu

After breakfast, you trek through terraced rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River to arrive at the Tay minority village of Thanh Phu.

Here there is a time for you to wander among the local family houses before dinner.

Overnight at the village.

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Seo Trung Ho → Thanh Phu25 km 5h 15min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Home stay in a Thanh Phu village

Thanh Phu

day
7
Thanh Phu → Nam Sai → Nam Ken → Ban Ho

After breakfast, you hike to Nam Sai Village inhabited by the Tay minority people and continue on up to the Red Zao Village of Xa Pho where people are live their life traditionally as they have done for hundreds of years.

Tonight you will stay in Ban Ho Village and enjoy more hill tribe hospitality.

Overnight at the village.

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Thanh Phu → Ban Ho24 km 5h 35min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Home stay in a Ban Ho village

Ban Ho

day
8
Ban Ho → Sa Pa → Lao Cai

After breakfast, your last trek will be to Ban Den village from where you board your vehicle and drive to Sa Pa.

After lunch there is time to explore the colorful market filled with many different minority groups.

Then you transfer to Lao Cai for an overnight train to Hanoi.

Overnight at the train.

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Ban Ho → Lao Cai48 km 1h 20min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Train to Lao Cai

Hanoi

day
9
Lao Cai → Hanoi

The train arrives in Hanoi station in the early morning and you are transfer to your hotel for early check in and breakfast.

The whole day is free to explore Hanoi’s shopping centers, enjoying its delightful cafes by the tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake or to explore the Old Quarter at your own pace.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Lao Cai → Hanoi281 km 3h 43min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Star View Hotel

Deluxe Room Hanoi

day
10
Hanoi

After an early breakfast, you are at your leisure until transferring to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Hanoi
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Star View Hotel

Deluxe Room
Sa Pa
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Holiday Sa Pa Hotel

Superior Room
Ta Van
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Home stay in a Ta Van village

Seo Trung Ho
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Home stay in a Seo Trung Ho village

Thanh Phu
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Home stay in a Thanh Phu village

Ban Ho
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Home stay in a Ban Ho village

Hanoi
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Train to Lao Cai

Price for standard experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person1 pax
Double Sharing Basis
2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
3-4 pax
Double Sharing Basis
5-6 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$1690$1030$952$823

Photos

Water Puppetry Show, Hanoi
Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi
One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi
Temple of Literature, Hanoi
Cat Cat Village
Black Hmong Woman, Sa Pa
Red Dao, Sa Pa
Minority Girl, Sa Pa
Ha Tay, Sa Pa
Ban Ho Village, Sa Pa
Hmong Woman, Sa Pa
Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

Map

What travelers say

  • Gary D. and Kitty W. from Holland
    Feb 2015

    We want to thank you personally for all of your services which made this holiday a very memorable experience for us.

    We enjoyed ourselves very much !

    All of the transfers to/from hotels, airports and to the local sights were very good and always on time. The quality and size of your cars were also very good and comfortable. We also found our Guides and Drivers in North Vietnam, Central Vietnam and in the South all very good and polite. They were all careful drivers.

    Also a big thank you for the birthday cake, flowers and wine that your Guide & Driver gave to my wife on her birthday whilst we were in Ninh Binh.

    Congratulations on the complete service you provided us and we would recommend you to anyone who wants to visit Vietnam. We will also pass these compliments on to Travel Agent as well.

    Thank you again!

  • Aloijsius B. from Holland
    May 2015

    We have our last day in vietnam today. After our first days, we feel that it is important to inform you, that we enjoyed the next days. We already told you by phone about hue and hoian. The days in saigon and mekong delta were also special and very good arranged. Our compliments to the guide and the driver.

    So we leave vietnam with a good feeling. Thanks for your support and thanks for the upgrades we received.

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