- Duration: 03 Days
- Location: Y Ty, Sapa
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Y Ty commune is located west of Bat Xat District, about 100km from Lao Cai Town. Y Ty is dubbed “foggy land” with gorgeous terraced fields and the most beautiful earth walled houses in Lao Cai. There are Hani Villages, Dan Sang and Y Ty cardamom protected forests. Over a century ago, the French military kept watch on the Chinese border praising the beauty of the Y Ty plateau, 2000m-high and therefore 400m higher than Sapa.
What will you experience
Visit the local women in their traditional custom look like the gypsies. There are only a few thousand Hani left, less than 10 villages, the majority of whom live in China. Hani houses are made of thick adobe walls with small openings and thatched roofs. A few kilometres before the village of Y Ty, the road goes through a big forest producing cardamom. This spice, is highly prized by the Chinese, and has become the mountain minority’s most important source of income for over the last decade.
DAY 1: HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA (B/L/D)
The train from Hanoi arrives to Lao Cai Station approximately at 05:30 AM. After breakfast at the local restaurant, the guide will take you to visit the Dragon Mountain in Sapa, where you can enjoy the beautiful view, visit the “music village” with traditional ethnic music, walk around black rock mountains and even see many kinds of flowers like orchids and roses. Then you will come back to the hotel for rest before heading out to dinner at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon you will have a pleasant tour to Cat Cat Village, home to Black Hmong people. You will walk with your English speaking guide downhill about 4km. On the way to the village, you have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the mountains and peaceful Muong Hoa Valley; notice the villagers working on the paddy rice fields, their children playing around, and their animals such as: water-buffaloes, pot-bellied pigs and chickens.
You can also see on the way an old hydro-electric power station which was built in the early 20th century by French. After crossing the village, we’ll arrive to a beautiful waterfall which is a good place for refreshing and taking pictures. At the end of the tour, you will return back to Sapa by foot. In the evening, you have free time to explore the nightlife of Sapa. Dinner is held at a local restaurant in Sapa.
DAY 2: SAPA – TA PHIN – Y TY (-/L/D)
After having breakfast and checking out from the hotel, you will start your journey from Sapa by car to Y Tý. You will have the chance to see the starting point of Red River running into Vietnam’s land, a very popular river of Vietnam, which has one part running through Hanoi.
We will stop over there where you can see the conjunction of Lung Po Stream joining to Red River. Break to have lunch at Y Ty. In the afternoon, we start our visit to Lao Chai 1 Village in which we can see the biggest mushroom-shaped house located in the middle of the Ha Nhi (one of the most popular ethnic people living in Y Ty). Take this opportunity to meet the local people and share cultural experiences with families. After that, we continue discovery of Phin Ho Plateau with the height of over 2000m, enjoy the fresh and pure air as well as the diversity of the plants. Go back to Y Ty for overnight homestay in the village.
DAY 3: Y TÝ- MUNG HUM – LÀO CAI (B/L/-)
In the morning, after a quick breakfast our friendly driver takes you to Mung Hum by car. On the way, we will stop at Y Tý jungle which is primary forest consisting of ancient trees and rare herbs. Here the weather is foggy and cool every season of the year. Be sure to take photos of the local market and local people in their own colorful dress. This kind of market is held weekly by local people in 20km sq. surrounding. While breaking for lunch, go directly to Lao Cai and take the train back to Hanoi. Enjoy your dinner in Lao Cai City.
What are included ?
- Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway Station
- Round trip transfer in Sapa
- English speaking guide
- Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Soft sleeper with air conditioning – 4 persons in 1 cabin)
- 1 night at 3 stars hotel in Sapa + 2 nights homestay
- Meals and entrance fees
What are not included ?
- Visa services
- International & domestic flights
- Travel insurance of all kinds
- Tips, drinks, personal expenses and other