In this tour I will take you to Ta Van, a beautiful local minority village based approximately 15 km outside of Sapa. Ta Van is one of the most popular villages amongst people who go trekking in Sapa.
We start trekking in Sapa and the first part of this hike we will be walking downhill. From the main road a small path will lead us into the Muong Hoa valley. Soon you will reach a small but fast flowing river that we will follow. The trail leads through an astonishing landscape, The stunning views, with mountains and steep rising ricepaddies as far as the eye can see, is only interrupted by rivers, local houses or farmers working their fields.
In Y Linh Ho, a charming little town inhabited by the Hmong minority, we will cross the bridge. From here the road goes up and down. We will walk over the edges of the rice fields in the shadow of the mighty Fansipan-mountain which is right behind us. We will cross some hills before we enter the village of Lao Chai, one of the oldest and largest Hmong villages in the area. This is the village I was born and I will tell you everything about the centuries old traditions of the local people who still live of self sufficient farming. If we have enough time I can even bring you to my family-house up in the mountains.
From Lao Chai we will walk to Ta Van Village, mostly inhabited by the Giay and Hmong ethnic minorities. You are likely to see the people planting rice or, if it’s the right time of the year harvesting it. I will learn you all about the differences between the ethnic minority groups you will see before we reach the car that will bring us back to Sapa.
This tour includes a lunch, the village entree fees and transport back to Sapa.
LOCAL LUNCH INCLUDED
Because I would like to give you an insight in the culture of the ethnic minority tribes in Vietnam it is possible to have a traditional lunch in a local house, prepared by the family. You will get to try traditional dishes of the specific minority group. The costs of a local lunch are usually a bit higher then in a restaurant because of the ingredients and the work for the family. With this tour an optional local lunch is included in the price.
Bring good shoes, the trails can be quite slippery. Also a Waterproof Jacket, comfortable clothes and mosquito repellent are recommended.
Visit the beautiful villages surrounded by the steepest rice terraces.
ONE DAY: MUONG HOA VALLEY
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Please note that all tours described are just examples to give you an insight in the possibilities. The itinarary of the tour can be modified to your wishes. Please contact me for more information.