7 DAY(S) Active & Adventure

Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Ta Phin - Sapa - Hanoi

Going to Sapa in different way, with more challenges, staying at villages and living with the hill tribal people to share their real life, experience their hospitality and contemplate miraculous scenery outside the town.


  • Discover Sapa, a hill station combining great scenery, ethnic culture and challenging roads.  
  • Trek and cycle through terraced rices fields in Sapa's suburb. 
  • Meet and talk with tribal local people to learn about their real life.  

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Hanoi and have an orientation tour to discover highlights of the capital. 
  • Day 2 - Day 3
    Trek in Cat Cat, Lao Chai and Tavan Villages and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life.
  • Day 4 - Day 5
    Walk uphill through Mong Sen, Ta Phin  and Matra Village and enjoy the spectacular view over rice paddy terraces and corn fields.
  • Day 6 - Day 7
    At leisure to explore the town before transfer back to Hanoi for departure  


  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Bicycles as per program 
  • Land transfer by private air-con vehicle. 
  • Accommodation based on Twin-shared room with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks)
  • Boat trips and admissions as per program.
  • Drinking water during tours. 


  • Airfare (international and domestic) 
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/room upgrading surcharge.
  • Other meals, drinks, personal expenses (laundry, tipping, etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program.
  • Optional Tours        

Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam!
Upon arrival flight, the tour guide & driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the center of Hanoi then check-in at hotel. 
Afternoon, let’s start our city tour from Temple of Literature, the 1st university in Vietnam then continue to Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities for taking photos of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside). Later have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Overnight in Hanoi.
Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to availability of the hotel

Early check-out and start to drive to Sapa (around 05 hour driving). Have breakfast box on the way.
Sapa is surrounded by mist-shrouded mountains and the villages of several ethnic-minority groups. 
After arriving in Sapa, leave our luggage at the hotel before hanging around with our guide to Sapa market, where we can meet the montagnards and admire their handicrafts made of wood, silver, or dyed and embroidered fabrics and clothes. Take a 2-km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of Hmong Ethic. Meeting and talking with locals to learn more about their daily life. Back to hotel for relax. Overnight in Sapa. 

From Lao Chai you turn in a dirt trail, which sneaks through rice paddy terraces and villages, home to different hill tribes such as Black Hmong, Giay. You will have time to stop by a local house as well as enjoy excellent views over huge rice paddy terraces. You will later arrive in Tavan, where the car returns you to Sapa.
 Approx: 1.5 hour driving/ 3,5 hours cycling/ 1 hour walking

You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and transferred 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

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. Overnight in Sapa.
Approx: 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch.

Free at leisure in the morning, check-out hotel and transfer back to Hanoi (around 05 hours driving). 
Upon arrival in Hanoi, check-in hotel. Free at leisure rest of day after a long route. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Breakfast at hotel and check out. You are free until transfer to airport for departure flight. End of service!
Please note: Standard check out time is 12:00.

# Destination Standard Superior/First Class Deluxe
1 Hanoi - Supper hotel
- Sunway Hotel
- Melia Hotel
2 Sapa - Sapa Dragon Hotel
- Sapa Highland Resort & Spa
- Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa
3 Ta Phin - May Kieu Homestay
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