5 Day Trekking Sapa – Mu Cang Chai Tour
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa & Northern Vietnam, Vietnam
Hi everyone, my name is Nghia. I was born and live in a mountain town in Northern Vietnam that allow me the chance to experience every mountainous roads – both dangerous and stunning, I understand deeply the culture & life of various ethnic locals here. Through organizing homestay tours with the ethnic locals, I not only would like to share the beauty of our country & Vietnamese people to all friends in the world, but also want to help to develop the community’s life. I have a tour company that specialize in Adventure in Vietnam. My team and I provide private/customize trips in different ways: motorbiking, cycling, trekking, hiking, kayaking, homestay and off beaten track trips to Vietnam. Our mission is to offer the interesting & true experience to our customers. Contact me for more information!
(A) Unique, off the beaten track experiences
We take you off the beaten track to see the real Vietnam. Experience different combinations of adventure, fun and relaxation, in diverse cultural and natural settings. Go to and stay in places that the masses do not go to – even in places like Sapa, Mt Fansipan and Ha Long Bay – and we’ll do things that others aren’t doing – like cycling, kayaking, trekking, motorbiking, volunteering, interacting with locals, and staying at homestays.
(B) Plan your own tours with the flexibility to make changes on your trip
Your way all the way! We tailor-make what you want to do and where you want to go. All of our tours are private tours giving you the flexibility and customization you deserve.
Our advice for those just finding us, is to go to our website, see our tour options and itineraries, and then start getting creative: adjusting them, changing them, and making them your own!
(C) Our guides and travel consultants
Our bi-lingual guides and travel consultants will create an unforgettable trip with their outstanding knowledge, sense of humor and great care to your flexibility. We believe that from the time you begin planning your trip online with our travel consultant, to the time our guides make sure you are safely on your way home, that having personalized, quality service is key to a safe and memorable experience.
Day 1: Hanoi – Yen Bai city – Nghia Lo (130km) (L, D)
7 am: Our guide will pick you up at the hotel. Start your journey to Nghia Lo, Yen Bai.
On the road, we will visit Suoi Giang Commune, Van Chan district to admire the hundreds of years old – ancient tea trees, which make up the specialty Tea San Snow. The wild tea trees growing in the high mountains, plus a cool climate all year round haze tea flavour in particular. We have lunch here. Then leave Suoi Giang, continue going to Nghia Lo.
Arrive at Nghia Lo town, check into our homestay at a peaceful village of Thai people. Rest on a traditional stilt house. In the afternoon, we embark on a cycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields or enjoy the Hot Spring.
Dinner and overnight at the homestay.
Day 2: Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – trekking around villages (B, L, D)
You will be surprised before the wonderful rice terrace along the route of Tu Le – Mù Cang Chải. Run over the Khau Pha pass, one of the four greatest passes in Northern Vietnam, connecting Tu Le and Mu Cang Chai. We’ll cross Tu Le town, and you’ll have the chance to see the interesting activities of Thai women in Tu Le making the “Com-green rice”, the famous special product of Tu Le along the road during the harvest season. Most scenic roads which offer a lot of stops for picturing as the viewpoint to see the Lim Mong, Lim Thai village or paragliding-point on the top of this pass.
Enjoy trekking tours around La Pan Tan commune, explore the life & musical of Mong people. Continue trekking from La Pan Tan village to enjoy Mam Xoi rice terrace of H’mong people in Mu Cang Chai. Lunch is served along trekking path.
Visit some schools, play a game or sing with children. Besides seeing the beauty of rice fields, you will be guided on how to plant rice, harvest rice or discover the farm with working locals. It will be an exciting experience. Enjoy stunning landscapes along the way, spectacular views of countryside and nature, visit local villages, experience the daily life of hill tribe people and see how traditional clothes are made.
Overnight Homestay at Mu Cang Chai
Note: 3- hour drive & 3-4 hour light trek
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Sapa (B, L, D)
Morning: Have breakfast and go on a half-day trek to explore the ethnic village around Mu Cang Chai.
Afternoon: The car will drive you to Sapa, pass over O Quy Ho pass, one of the four greatest passes in Vietnam where you can enjoy fresh and cool air and breathtaking landscapes. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Overnight hotel stay at Sapa town.
Day 4: Trekking Giang Ta Chai – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
From Sapa, we trek via Y Linh Ho through the beautiful sceneries to the Black H’mong Village of Lao Chai where we will spend time looking around the village and learn about life in the village. Enjoy your picnic lunch in Lao Chai or at an appropriate spot. After lunch, walk through rice terraces and local paths to the Zay village of Ta Van. This is the only village in the Sa Pa area where the Dzay people live. We will spend some time looking around the village.
Afterwards, meet with our local Dzat hosts in their home. While our hosts and guide prepare for the evening meal, get to know more about family life in Ta Van or take a leisure stroll around the village.
Day 5: Ta Van – Sapa – Hanoi
After our breakfast, there’s more time to look around and experience life in Ta Van. We then, continue our trekking in the valley through a bamboo village, stopping for a picnic lunch at an appropriate spot along the way. There is a local food shop at the foot of a waterfall and the famous rattan bridge.
After lunch, we leave Sapa and come back Hanoi. Finish tour and say goodbye.
(*)Customers can change the itinerary as enquiry
- Food & Beverage
- Outdoor & Sightseeing
- Sports & Adventure
- Unique & Localized
We pick you up at your hotel.
- By bus and train as stated in itinerary
- Pick up and drop services