Hidden Trail to a Village of Red Dzao – 2 Days

 Village of Red Dzao
Trekking through beautiful terrace rice fields, landscapes; Meeting smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people; Talking with them to understand a bit more about their way of life, their customs and traditions.

Tour Duration: 2 days/ 3 nights
Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Mong Sen – Taphin - Matra - Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Starts: Hanoi (pick up from the hotel in evening)
Ends: Hanoi (drop off at the hotel in the morning)
Tour Level: Moderate
Group size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 01: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Day 02: Sapa – Mong Sen – Taphin (L, D)
Day 03: Taphin - Matra - Sapa (B, L)
Day 04: Hanoi arrival

Day 01: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai – Sapa
Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai – Sapa.
Overnight on train
 Village of Red Dzao

Day 02: Sapa – Mong Sen – Taphin (L, D)
Pick up at station in the early morning, transfer to hotel in Sapa, having breakfast then meet local guide and trek downhill to Mong Sen, where you start trekking uphill through mountainous area. Enjoy while walking the spectacular view over rice paddy terraces, corn fields. Your picnic lunch will be provided on the spot.
After lunch, we continue our trek downhill towards Taphin village where you will meet Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition.
Have dinner and overnight in the village.

Approx: 1-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 03: Taphin - Matra - Sapa (B, L)
After breakfast, we start our trek towards Sapa. We will pass through several minority villages; rive paddy terraces along the way. Upon arriving in Matra village inhabited by Black Hmong people, we will stop for our lunch. Then, we continue our walk to Sapa.
Evening transfer to Lao Cai station for a night train to Hanoi.

Approx: 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Day 04: Hanoi arrival
Arrive Hanoi in the early morning, pick up at station then transfer to your hotel

What is included?

- All transfer and transportation vehicle
- Home stay in the village
- English speaking guide
- Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi ( cabin 4 berth - soft sleeper)
- All indicated meals, plus snacks (B: as breakfast; L: as lunch; D: as dinner)
- Water on the whole trip
- Waterproof bluebag for luggage
- Tents if needed
- All entrance fees and permit

What is excluded?

- Transfer and guide on free time
- Other meals and drinks
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Other optional and activities
- Travel insurance
- Personal expense