Trip Description & Day-by-day Itinerary
The Sapa half day tour, available on private basis, takes you to Sa Seng valley, where you have the chance to enjoy marvelous landscapes of Hoang Lien mountain range, and to visit traditional H’mong villages.
Locating just at the southeastern side of Ham Rong mountain and just close to Sapa town but this valley seems to be unknown by most of the tour operators as well as visitors. Inhabited by the Hmong peoples this narrow valley is quiet and non touristic which is quite different from Ta Phin or Muong Hoa valleys where the local peoples have changed much because of the strong influence of tourism.
Trip begins from Sapa at about 08.30pm or 01.30pm, firstly by road transfer for 12km southwards and uphill the Den Thang mountain. Enjoy several stops for marvelous landscapes of Hoang Lien mountain range and Muong Hoa valley before arriving to a small hamlet of village which sits at 1,572m high and overlooking down the Muong Hoa valley.
Leaving the vehicle for an easy walk to explore this charming hamlet of the Black Hmong with lots traces of the past sifting lifestyle of the Hmong. Then follow the large village path gradually downhill along the stunning valley of Sa Seng, passing several hamlets of the Sa Seng and Sau Chua villages along the way which are organized in typical way of the Hmong dwelling,: Wooden roofed houses surrounded by rock-wall where pot-belly pigs, chickens, water buffaloes running here and there and children entertaining themselves with their own games and toys. There are chances to see Hmong women making fiber from hemp, spinning, weaving to make traditional costumes.
Walk end after paying visiting to Sa Pa, another hamlet of the Hmong which located near the former place of Sapa traditional market. Picked up and transfer for about 15 minutes back to Sapa.