Hidden Trail to Red Dzao Village – 2 Days

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
Price: Contact us

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

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 walking 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
Arrival Hanoi in the early morning,  Back to your hotel by yourself. End of all the services.

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