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Sapa Home Stay Tour 4D

SAPA HOME STAY TOUR 4D

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Day 1: Sapa-Ylinh ho-Lao chai-Ta van. (Trekking distance: 15 km).

Day 2: Ta van-Giang Ta chai- Ban ho. (Trekking distance: 25 km.)

Day 3: Ban ho-Nam toong-Nam ken-Muong bo. (Trekking distance: 20 km).

Day 4: Muong bo-Ban den-Sapa (10 km).

Day 1: Sapa-Ylinh ho-Lao chai-Ta van . (Trekking distance: 15 km).

At 10 am we leave the hotel and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village Lao Chai San, Lao Chai. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their own language and wear traditional indigio blue clothing. After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam . The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green colour. The Zay houses are build of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta Van and have our dinner here.

Overnight in Ta van Village

Day 2: Ta van-Giang Ta chai- Ban ho. (Trekking distance: 25 km.)

After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also see a waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colourful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao legend.

We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and arrive to the Tay village Ban Ho (900 m). Tay is the most populous of the hill tribes. Because of the development and adaptation to the Vietnamese society some of them have started wearing Vietnamese clothing. But most women still wear the traditional checkered headscarf. We stay overnight in a wooden Tay stilt house. If we reach Ban Ho in the early afternoon you will have time to swim in a nearby river. In the evening we have dinner with the Tay family.

Overnight in Ba Ho Village

Day 3: Ban ho-Nam toong-Nam ken-Muong bo.( Trekking distance: 20 km).

After breakfast you trek up to to the Red Dzao Village at Nam Ken & the Xa Pho the village of xa pho tribe the smallest group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam .

Overnight in Muong Bo Village of Tay people.

Day 4: Muong bo-Ban den-Sapa

After breakfast you trek up to Ban Den place (10 km). From here you will be picked up and transferred back to Sapa. In the afternoon you will have time to experience the

colourful Sapa market where women from different ethnic minority groups come into town to sell their products. .

Included: English/ French Speaking Guide, Jeep transfer at the end of the trek back to Sapa Town, Meals As mentioned in the program above, entrance fee, homestay fee with clean accommodation, permit.

What to bring: Good trekking boots, rainwear, 2 sets of clothes, socks, towel, swimming suit, Camera and film, flash light, Medicine for personal use.