The French built this mystery town of Sapa in the early 1920s, once as their hill station. Just a few years ago, the government allowed this town to open for foreign travelers, and this isolated peaceful village has come to famous after decades hiding behind huge mountains since the end of World War II. The Sapa region was once nicknamed as the “Tonkinese Alps” by the French and still keep itself a draw of rugged and exotic beauty. Eight different ethnic groups has populated this district for hundred years. Their origin was in China and other countries surrounding Vietnam, and they almost major in farming work for their life, primarily plant rice. Enjoy fabulous views the villages of Hmong and Black Daos, and rice terraces as we take a trekking tour through.
Transfer from your hotel to Y Linh Ho Village. This is our starting point of a guided trek via a trail to the village of Lao Chai. Our destination is the largest paddy terrace in Sapa area lying in the valley. Walk descendingly to the valley while getting more interesting informations about rice and rice growing provided by our guide. If you come in July or August, it is possible to experience how the locals do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in their daily life. From Lao Chai village of Black H’mong minority, we are keeping heading to Ta Van village of Giay minority, stop en route to visit to one of the local schools. Lunch will be served at a local family.
After lunch, transfer to Hau Thao village of Black H’Mong by private vehicle. This village is located on a high position and just a few tourists could find it. Take short rest and stroll along the village, meet up with lovely children and locals to feel their hospitality. With a good fortune, you will have a rare chance to observe locals practice singing in the communal house for their church service. Upon arrival back in Sapa, you're free for the rest of time with dinner on your own. Have a pleasant night at the hotel !