Surrounding the mountains area of Sapa is some of the most breathtaking scenery in Vietnam. In addition there are a number of ethnic minority hill tribes whose culture and way of life is truly amazing.

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Sapa Valley Trek (Sapa - Ban Ho - Thanh Phu- Sin Chai - Sapa)

Sapa Valley Trek (Sapa - Ban Ho - Thanh Phu- Sin Chai - Sapa)
On this trip you will have opportunity to meet several different minorities, which can not be found in other areas of Sapa, such as Tay and Xa Pho. Even though they live close to each other, the Tay is one of the most advanced minority meanwhile the Xa Pho still maintain the tradition of being nomadic. You will also enjoy beautiful landscape in Ban Ho valley.
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Day 1: Sapa - Ban Ho - Sin Chai (B,L)

The day commences with a drive to the trekking route. The trek starts by walking through the incredibly scenic " Ban Ho" valley. Here you will have the opportunity to visit and explore the wooden houses, which traditionally belong the Tay ethnic minority. You will then continue to walk to Thanh Phu village where you stop for lunch in a local house.

After lunchtime, you head to Sin Chai village of Red Dao minority where the night will be spent bamboo huts. You will be attracted by the wonderful hospitable atmosphere of the red Dao.

Approx: Grade of 2 of 5/ 1hour driving/ 5 hours walking,/ 1hour lunch.

Day 2: Sin Chai - Nam Nhiu - Nam Than- Thanh Phu (B,L,D)

Today's trek takes you through several villages where you will be able to meet Tay, H'mong and Xa Pho ethnic minorities. You will have time to photograph the beautiful rice paddy terraces and the surrounding mountain. On the way you will visit a local school. Your lunch will be prepared and served in a local house. In the afternoon, you head back to Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. Here you will spend the night. You can take a walk to explore the local daily life while your dinner will be served with Vietnamese dishes.

Approx: Grade of 2 of 5/ 4 hours walking/ 1hour lunch.

Day 3: Thanh Phu - My Son - Nam Toong - Sapa (B,L)

On the last day of the trek you will cross several suspension bridges and trek through lush rice paddy fields and stunning scenery. You have a unique opportunity to meet Xa Pho minority in My Son village, one of the smallest group ethnic living in Northern Vietnam. They always maintain their unique  costume and nomadic life. You trek uphill to Nam Toong village of red Dao minority, where you have lunch in local school.

In the afternoon, your trek will be firstly downhill to Ban Ho village where you will have time for a swim in the river. You will then climb toward Su Pan. The car will meet you there and return you to Sapa.

Approx: 1 hour driving/ 4hours walking / 1 hour lunch

Note: The walk from Ban Ho to Thanh Phu and Sin Chai is mostly on the main dirt road.