Y Ty Terraces 3 Days - SAPA OF THE BEATEN TREK

Code: SYT03

Routes: Lao Cai - Y Ty - Muong Hum - Sapa

Durations: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Features: Easy hike, off the beaten track to beautiful parts of Lao Cai.

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 to heading to Y Ty.


We take a spectacular drive in about 2 hours, then do a short walk for about 3 km to visit the village of the blue Hmong people, picnic lunch.


Our afternoon is filled with another short drive through the beautiful terraces of rices, then with an easy trek of about 4 km to visit the Ha Nhi people to learn more about their life and house architecture.

Our dinner and the evening  are spent with the blue Hmong family.


Note: Avoid Sunday as the local authorities do not work on our permit this day. Better to plan this on Saturday so that you can see the Muong Hum market on Sunday (day 2 of this tour).


Trekking Distance: 7 km

Trail Difficulty: 4/5


Inclusion: Transfer, guide, train ticket, entrance fee, all meals, permit, homestay. 

Breakfast at the homestay before we leave at around 8:00 AM, we drive through many beautiful parts but hidden of Lao Cai, we stop en route for some more walks through the old forest and visit to a plantation of the herbal tree, visit to the black Hmong before having our picnic lunch.


Afterward, we drive through more villages of Lao Cai, passes and a waterfall before heading back to Sapa town for the night.


Driving Distance: 115 km

Trekking Distance:5 km

Trail Difficulty: 2/5


Inclusion: Breakfast, lunch, transfer, guide, entrance fee, hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel then enjoy the morning with some of your new friends that you may have met the afternoon before, you have the entire day for free time and visiting the lively markets. Some suggestions include a visit to the orchid gardens of Dragon Mountain, or a cultural day trek to the village.


In late afternoon, depart from your hotel for the Lao Cai train station at 5:30 PM. The train leaves Lao Cai at 8:15 PM and arrives after a pleasant sleep in your first class, shared AC soft sleeper car to Hanoi.


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.