Routing: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van - Thanh Phu - Ban Lech - Yen Bai - Hanoi

Trip Duration:

4 days 3 nights


Culture Tour, SightSeeing, Trekking, Moutain Climbing, Homestay,

Physical Grading:

Our newest adventure taking advantage of Highway in Vietnam launched in Sep 2014 exposes the beauty of the most wonderful valley in Sapa via amazing trek trails. You will complete your exotic trekking experience with authentic homestay at local ethnic houses. The trip is done via road transfer only giving the most flexibility in the schedule with the combination of express highway and traditional, stunning twisting roads along mountains.the Sapa trekking adventure ends up with a homestay at hidden, lovely Lavie Vu Linh is surely an unforgettable highlight

Tour Highlights
  • Awesome scenery
  • Rice terraces
  • Colorful minority groups 
  • Homestays in minority villages

Day by Day Program:

Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa via Highway - Trekking Village
Day 2: Ta Van trek to Thanh Phu Village
Day 3: Ban Lech - Transfer via Road No.70 to Lavie Vu Linh - Yen bai. 
Day 4: Thac Ba Lake - Transfer to Hanoi. Tour concludes

Services and Activities included:

•  Private transfer with A/C vehicles 
•  English speaking guide throughout
•  Meals as indicated in the itinerary
•  Homestay permission
•  First-aid kit
•  Water & Snacks
•  Entrance fees & sightseeing fees

Tour Exclusions:

•  Travel insurance
•  Visa
•  Tips
•  Personal expenses
•  Domestic & international flights (find cheap tickets here)


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    Day 01: Hanoi – Sapa via new Express Highway – trek to Ta Van 

    Our Vietnam adventure tour guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and head to Sapa via New Express Highway Hanoi – Lao Cai opened in Sep 2014. Lunch at Lao Cai city and then commencing our trekking tour to Sapa.

    When we arrive Sapa, drive toward Muong Hoa valley for home stay check-in and short walking journey. We will then start your walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraces among Sapa area. The guide provides you interesting information about rice planting techniques by local ethnic people. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily farming life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai, a village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van, a village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. Overnight in homestay Ta Van.

    Approx: 5.5 hours driving/ 2 hours walking.
    Accommodation: Homestay in Sapa
    Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 02: Ta Van – Su Pan – Nam Toong - My Son - Thanh Phu 

    After breakfast, we transfer to Su Pan.  We will start hiking downhill through the breathtaking scenery. Passing through the Ban Ho village where you will witness the stunning views of the valley and rice paddy terraces, you will have the opportunity to explore the Ban Ho village of Tay minority before crossing the suspension bridge over the stream. We continue uphill to the Red Dao minority village of Nam Toong, where you guide will prepare a delicious lunch in a local school.

    Following with lunchtime, we descend to the valley where locates My Son village of Xa Pho minority, one of the smallest groups ethnic in Northern Vietnam. From there we take a short walk to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority where we are about to stay overnight at a traditional house of the Tay. Spare time for you to take an easy walk to explore local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.

    Approx: 30 mins driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
    Accommodation: Homestay in Sapa
    Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 03: Thanh Phu – Ban Lech – Sapa – Yên Bai via old road No.70 - Vu Linh homestay

    This trekking part is relatively short compared to other days. Having breakfast and leaving Thanh Phu for 2 hours downhill to the Muong Bo River, we cross the river to the other bank and then challenging uphill for 2,5 hours along a narrow trail to Ban Lech Village of the Red Zao. 

    Spend an hour exploring this beautiful village before being picked up for 1-hour road transfer back to Sapa. Leaving Sapa after lunch via the old road No 70  which once is the sole road connecting Hanoi and Lao cai. The old road takes you longer than the new highway but you will be rewarded back with stunning scenery after passing each turn embracing mountain slopes. Arrive in Lavie Vu Linh in the late afternoon - a beautiful ecolodge homestay close to Thac Ba, a human-made lake for the very first hydroelectric plant in Vietnam.

    Approx: 5 hours driving/ 4,5 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch
    Accommodation: Homestay in Lavie Vu Linh - Yen Bai
    Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 04: Vu Linh explore around – Hanoi

    Enjoy breakfast then you will take a boat to visit Thac Ba lake. The lake was made by damming Chay River to build Thac Ba hydroelectric plant in 1971. Accidentally, this area is mainly limestone then it creates hundreds of islets on its surface and makes the water emerald all year round. The whole scenery gives you feeling of a small Halong bay but completely untouched. You boat back and lunch at Lavie Vu Linh before transferring back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon, free time to relax and get ready for your next adventure tours in Vietnam or Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar with ActiveTravel.Asia. 
    End of the Sapa trekking tour with different transfers.
    Approx: 3.5 hours driving/ 2 hours boating
    Accommodation: Not Available
    Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch 
    Group size Price guide (USD/person)
    Walking pole 
    Manufacturer: Coleman, USA 
    Telescoping pole extends from 27 to 53 inches. Contoured handle grip features adjustable nylon strap and compass. Aluminum pole has steel tip with removable cover and basket for various terrains

    Manufacturer: ATV, Vietnam 
    Waterproof and breathable gaiter. Used for jungle trek


    Manufacturer: Kenwood, Malaysia 
    Kenwood, 16-channel VHF FM Transceiver. Used for jungle trek with group from 5 passengers up. Help to manage group

    Manufacturer: China

    Fansipan Adventure Travel & Tours