Living Sapa Culture 4N3D

Living Sapa Culture 4N3D

This trip combines some visits to a wide variety of ethnic minority groups generally retaining their lifestyle, traditional costume with high mountains, deep ravines and terraced fields of Vietnam will excite your spirit of adventure. In this tour, you also visit and stay with Dzay and H’mong family for learn about their daily life.

Terraced Rice Field – photo by

Night 1: The Hanoi Meracus Hotel staff escorts you to the railway station for boarding on a 4 – AC – soft sleeper – cabin to travel up Lao Cai town.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages (B, L, D)
Arrives Lao Cai in the early morning, our driver or tour guide with the placard of your name will welcome you. You will be driven to Sapa in about 1 hour. Once you arrive, a morning shower will be offered and breakfast is served after.

The new day will be started at 9:00 by a visit to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages down in Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Trek through the villages of Black H’mong ethnic minority to learn the way people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down to enjoy amazing sceneries of paddy fields and interesting waterfall. Trek back to Sapa. In the afternoon, you have free time to discover Sapa town and market.

Eating at Sapa Homestay

Night 2: Overnight at hotel in town

Day 2: Sapa – Lao Chai & Ta Van villages – Homestay (B/L/D)
Enjoy the breakfast then check out. Start trekking from Sapa by 9:00 towards Muong Hoa valley where you can admire the magnificent landscapes. Downhill trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages, the home of Black H’mong and Dzay people. Then enjoy a picnic lunch. Once arriving Dzay’s house, refresh by a local tea break and explore the culture, custom and religion by chatting with the villagers.

Later on, attend a cooking course for dinner. Enjoy what you have made and stay overnight.

Night 3: Overnight at a local Dzay’s house.

Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai station (B, L)
Wake up with the locals in the sound of pigs, chickens and the family dogs. The family is already on their feet preparing your breakfast. After breakfast, say good bye to the family and trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai where the Red Dzao are living. Talk to the inhabitants to get to know more about their daily life, customs and traditions. Pass over the Cau May Bridge then around 12:00 get back to Sapa Town. Free time for shopping or discovering the town (Dragon mount, Orchid garden…)

Leave the town for Lao Cai railway station at around 16:30 pm. Then boarding a night train back to Hanoi.

Night 4: Overnight on the train

Day 4: Hanoi
The train arrives Hanoi in the early morning, Hanoi Meracus Hotel staff will pick you up, and escort you back to the hotel. Tour ends.

Private Group

Validity until 31st Dec 2014
Price per person in USD in party of

1 person


2 persons 235
From 3 persons 210


  • Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information

Peak season surcharge:

  • + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:

  • Under 05 yro: free of charge (sharing cabin/bed with parents)
  • From 06 yro: full charge


  • Private transfers;
  • All meals as specified (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Homestay, hotel and market tour.


  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Air-conditioning soft sleeper train tickets;
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

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  • Comfortable footwear for trekking
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gears, hat, sun cream, sunglasses, and warm clothing
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