Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Sapa 1 day tour takes you to tribe villages of Ban Giang, and Ta Giang Phinh where you have the chance to enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the untouched region highlighted by lush and evergreen rain forest; to explore villages of the Red Zao and Hmong tribal peoples for a unique discovery of local culture, custom and living way.
Leaving Sapa at about 08.30 am by vehicle heading northwards of Sapa along national road 4C for 8 km to O Quy Ho with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan.Mt, Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms.
Then turn right to follow a narrow tarmac for half an hour, getting through wild region with thick rain forest covering walled-up mountains, passing a oangbeautiful waterfall before arriving to Ban Khoang commune, home to the Black Hmong & Red Zao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. The villages here are prosperous thanks to the combination of wet rice cultivation on the terraced fields with cardamom farming under the shade of thick rain forest. Spend over an hour walking to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life.
Leaving Ban Khoang and process along the road for about 10 km to Ta Giang Phin valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in several hamlets scattering along a peaceful stream. Enjoy an hour lunch break on the bank of a stream.
Enjoy about 2 hours walking along village path which connects hamlet to hamlets witnessing daily activities of local life such as plough and harrow the fields, growing, harvesting or doing house works. In leisure months men often gather to built new houses or repair parts of old ones while women stay home making their traditional costumes. The walk ends in mid afternoon, picked up for the road ride back to Sapa.