Are you setting up the plan to travel Sapa? In this article, Travel Sense Asia will offer the detailed schedule of the most popular Hanoi to Sapa tour which brings the most authentic and unique experience with a maximum of satisfaction for you. As you known, Sapa is one of the greatest breathtaking hill stations in this country. And this place particularly shows the signal architectures in French and the colorful hill tribal cultures. Especially, Sapa is home to stunning mountain landscapes, nice rice terraces, unique villages and Fansipan peak. Travelers are invited to enjoy the best of Sapa all the year round with different taste of foods and strange souvenirs.
Overview of the Hanoi to Sapa tour
Welcome to the most attractive destination in Vietnam country, Sapa is famous for the stunning of places such as the beautiful terrace rice fields, the green beauty landscape and so fresh environment of a natural reserve, then several villages of Black Hmong and Red Dao people. When you catch up Hanoi capital, you can prepare some necessary items for the tour in Sapa. For example, warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because of the weather in Sapa, trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, small umbrella, light raincoat, the medicine. You want to know how to get Sapa from Hanoi. There are three ways to catch up Sapa such as train, bus, and motorbike. Finally, we offer the most popular Hanoi to Sapa tour in three days.
The itinerary in the Hanoi to Sapa tour
Day 1 Hanoi to Sapa Tour: Trekking the famous villages in the first day
6:30 a.m: You arrive at Lao Cai railway station early in the morning then transfer to Sapa hour. Then you need to check-in your hotel and let’s start the Hanoi to Sapa tour.
Starting your trip for moving towards the Tram Ton Pass where you can trek two villages as Cat Cat village and Shin Chai village. You should have an opportunity to through Cat Cat Village, just 2 kilometers trekking from Sapa Town then on the way to Sin Chai Village. Cat Cat village is the old village of ethnic groups which attracts many tourists from many countries for its distinctive customs and practices kept from a long time. Come here, you will approach the life of Black H’mong people to learn about the culture. On the way, you can view the village of Sin Chai below then you keep the walk on the road to pass 2047 meters. The trip will stop at the pass for you to breathe the mountain air while viewing the mountains and forests below. Sin Chai is a village where the Red Dao ethnic group live. In this village, the woman wears the beautifully embroidered clothes with distinctive an enormous red turban and the silver jeweler so it is an attractive point. After that, you should take a walk around an ethnic minority village and interact with the local people, the very special thing is that all the kids in the village will be your companions during the adventure as you will fall in love with them. They will be around all the time, singing, dancing or anything to make you smile. Moreover, you can teach them songs, poems that you used to love when you were a child.
In the afternoon, you continue driving back down to the Golden Stream and the Love Waterfall. Actually, Love Waterfall is the ideal place of relaxation because you have a chance to explore a legendary love story that has been told to generations in this land as well. If you stand from afar, the waterfall looks like a twinkling pyramid under the sun. With a height of about 100 meters, it starts from the peak of Fansipan Mountain and rushes noisily into the Gold Stream like a never-ending song. In order to go to the Love Waterfall, you have to go on a red dirt road running through the lush and vast bamboo forest and gentle beauty of flowers with the various colors such as red, white, yellow, which creates the particular scenery here.
6:00 p.m: You will come back to Sapa town and have a free evening.
Day 2 Hanoi to Sapa tour: Continue visiting other villages
After finishing the breakfast, our day 2 Hanoi to Sapa tour journey will depart with a car riding along a road get to Ban Khoan. Coming here, you will follow and climb the village of Ban Khoan where Red Dao minority lives. You have great opportunities to discover the traditional life and daily activities of local people there. After lunch, our trek will be taken through the corn-farm and the rainy forests to get Ta Phin village of Red Dzao and Black Hmong tribe. Especially, there is a chance for you to get to know more about local hill-tribes as visiting their home, communicate with them, experience some of their daily activities.
In the second afternoon, Ham Rong Mountain is nearby Sapa town, about 3km. Standing on the top of the mountain, tourists will take a sight of the whole town, Muong Hoa valley. You can grace the white clouds, which help you feel like you are in the paradise on the earth.
Next, down to the Dragon Mountain, you go visit Muong Hoa valley where is one of the most famous destinations for many tourists. In the heart of the valley is Muong Hoa stream, 15 km length, where is the romantic place for local couples. The local also construct the wood bridges crossing the stream to strengthen ties with the neighbors. In the valley, there are many famous stones with many strange words and symbols which nobody can explain. When you visit Muong Hoa in the spring, you will have a chance to experience many local festivals with multi colors.
Day 3 Hanoi to Sapa tour: Exploring to the local market
8:00 a.m: Depending on the time you come to Sapa, you can visit the specific market. For example, if you travel on Sunday, you can experience in Bac Ha market which is the largest market in here. Bac Ha market in the Northern Vietnam is always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes and is the place you shouldn’t miss in Hanoi to Sapa tour. There are many ethnic groups like Flower H’Mong, Nung, Day… concentrate on the market with multi-color traditional clothes. Come here you can buy souvenirs to your family and enjoy the particular foods. There are many delicious foods such as Bamboo cooked rice (Com Lam) cooked by sticky rice, five-colored “Xoi Nam Mau”, chicken of Mong ethnic people, fruits…
11:00 a.m: You continuously explore Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai where you can grace the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. In the trip, you have an opportunity to trek Lao Chai, Ta Van village where you can see indigo dyeing by H’mong local people. Coming to this village you know how they make their traditional clothes, handicraft, indigo… Otherwise, you will visit the biggest valley which offers to the awesome landscape of the golden rice terrace field in Vietnam. Then our tour tends to walk to Ta Van, a village of Dzay people. It is a small group of ethnic people living in Northern Vietnam, they still keep a rich and traditional culture. There are many delicious foods such as Bamboo cooked rice (Com Lam) cooked by sticky rice, five-colored “Xoi Nam Mau”, chicken of Mong ethnic people, fruits… However, street foods are not cheap.
2:00 p.m: You will come back to Sapa town to visit the Sapa stone church which is located in the central position. Not only that, the backside of the church relies on Ham Rong Mountain and its front side overlooks the lowland. It is said that the direction of the church is the east, the direction of the sunrise. According to the old conception, it’s regarded as the light direction of the God that brings the good things to the humans. The Church was made from the shaped stones in combination with a mixture of sand, lime, and molasses even from the smallest details; that makes the church becomes more special. Nowadays, Sapa Stone Church is a religion for belonging people as well as locals and foreigners. Therefore, you can grace their custom. Moreover, it is also the main place for keeping many cultural traditional activities of the ethnic people in there.