On arrival at Lao Cai a transfer through the breathtaking mountains leads you to Sapa. Rising mountains serrated by lush green rice paddies are hallmarks of this area. The vast expanse of green brought to life by its equally colorful indigenous hilltribes. Indigo clad H'mong wear their scarlet hue clothing with the sun reflecting off their shining silver jewelry.
A vehicle takes guests up to Heaven's Gate and Tram Ton Pass, at 2,684m it is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. Walk around the area to admire the unhindered views from both sides of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. From here we descend to Sapa, stopping at O Quy Ho village, known for its production of vegetables, flowers and fruits.
Visits to local homes and walks through hilltribe villages in Bac Ha allow insight to the residents everyday lives. Learn about family practices, how to prepare locally produced foods and their symbiotic relationship with the land.
Your final 2 nights are spent at the Pan Hou Lodge in Hoang Su Phi, an area of outstanding beauty. Wander through the nearby rice paddies and embark on a trek to the village of Nam Hong, stopping to meet a number of hilltribes along the way. Enjoy a picnic in a Man Ta Pan village and visit a Tay community where the houses are constructed on wooden stilts before returning to your lodge for the final night of your tour in Vietnam.
Destinations: Hanoi - Lao cai - Sapa- Bac Ha - Ha Giang - Hoang Su Phin
- - Trek in Sapa and visit villages of ethnic minorities.
- - Enjoy the primitive natural beauty on the way.
- - Spend time to visit a local market to learn more about the daily life of people here.