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Sapa Medium Trek 3 Days - A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE WITH HOMESTAY

Code: SM03
Routes: Sapa - Ta Phin - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Sapa
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Features:  This 3 day, 4 night tour is a perfect combination of trek and culture while visiting hill tribe villages at a pace and style that complements you. Journey away from the crowds and homestay at a traditional Dao home. Learn and participate in village life and truly feel the warmth and hospitality of these incredible people, and support a community based tourism project. This is an unforgettable soft adventure to Sapa that should be part of everyone’s time in Vietnam. A Footprint favorite!

Trip Itinerary

The night before at 8:30 PM, we meet you at your hotel for your transfer to the Tran Quy Cap train station for boarding at 9:40 PM. You share an AC soft sleeper cabin and travel North to Lao Cai town.


Today morning at around 6:30 AM, you are welcomed by our driver at the train station to transfer to Sapa. When you arrive in Sapa, you have a time for a short rest, hot shower and some breakfast before your inspiring trek. A short transfer and we’re off. Chances to meet and talk with locals working in the fields are plentiful. Picnic lunch en route then continue trekking to Ta Phin village – home of the Red Dao people. Your Dao host family warmly welcome you to their traditional home where we share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night.


Trekking Distance: 14 km (4-5 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 4/5


Inclusion: Transfers, guide, train ticket, morning shower, entrance fee,all meals, permit, homestay. 

At the first gleam of daylight, you see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join your host family in some of their morning activities like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, we take a short wander around the village or spend more time enjoying the view and company at the homestay. Then, you are supported by our car / van back to Sapa (30 minutes).


Back in Sapa, check in to your hotel, shower, rest and lunch on your own. At 2:30 PM, we take an easy walk to Cat Cat village, home of Black H’mong. Take part in a traditional musical performance. Back in Sapa for dinner and the evening on your own. Overnight here.


Trekking Distance: about 5 km

Trail Difficulty: 2/5


Note: The music show in Cat Cat village is closed on Tuesday afternoon. We arrange and alternative activity.


Inclusion: Transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fee, breakfast, music show ticket, hotel. 

Wake up in Sapa town, breakfast at the hotel then enjoy the morning activities in the town markets. Today your guide is available to you for the whole day, although you do have the option to enjoy the day on your own. Suggestions for today: visit the orchid gardens at Dragon Mountain or complete another day trek to a hill tribe village.


At 5:30 PM, transfer to the Lao Cai train station. Departure is at 8:15 PM on an AC soft sleeper class cabin to Hanoi.


Trekking Distance: around 6 km (optional trek)


Arrival at about 5:00 AM the next morning. Please find your own way to your hotel, a taxi normally costs about 80,000 VND.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, train ticket, breakfast, entrance fee.