This is the largest group of ethnic minorities in the region. Originating from China, they started to arrive about 300 years ago. They are famous for making hemp fabric and decorating it with indigo batiks. They wear long black jackets and wrap their legs with black scarves tied with bright ribbons. They wrap a black band around their heads. You buy their crafts in Ta Van and Cat Cat village.
Where to visit: You can visit the Black Hmong minority in Supan, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Cat Cat village.
History: The Black Hmong immigrated from China approximately 300 years ago.
Many places are reserved for worshipping in a H’mong house – there’s a place for ancestors, for the house spirit, for the kitchen spirit, even the door spirit. There are different rituals that forbid people to walk into the H’mong house or their villages. For example, a green tree branch on the front door indicates that entrance is forbidden. Costume:
The Black H’mong women are famous for making cloth from hemp and dying it a deep indigo blue. They wear long blouses decorated with batik flowers over short trousers, and wrap long scarves around their legs. They wrap their long hair around their head and wear a blue turban. The men wear long jackets with shirts and a long waist coat embroidered at the collar, and a small hat. Today some H’mong wear Viet or western clothes. Social organization:
H’mong women are respected in their community as being equal with H’mong men. Husbands and wives are very affectionate and do many of their tasks together like going to the market, working on the field and visiting relatives. In this way, they help each other to develop a strong community life.
Like the other minorities, the Black H’mong have lots of different festivals during the year. They ensure that there is always time for community activities, which play an important role in their life. One of the most important festivals is the New Year, which they celebrate for an entire month. It happens about one month earlier than Vietnamese Tet. During this time, boys play flutes and girls play an instrument made from two leaves. They all spend time together playing traditional games.
For the Black H’mong it is important that a girl knows how to embroider and work well in the field. These skills are more important than her beauty. Boys and girls are allowed to get to know each other before they get married. They go to the love market where they eat and sing songs together. After this time, the boy can propose marriage and if the girl agrees, she goes to live in his house. She is put in a small room and visited by the boy’s mother and sisters who give her food to persuade her to accept the marriage.
The boy must give the bride’s family silver coins, pigs, chicken and rice wine for the wedding ceremony. The bride has some time to decide if she accepts the marriage – even after living with her husband for a few days, she can choose to break their agreement. If the boy doesn’t have a dowry to give to the girl’s family, he lives in her house until he is able to marry her.
When there is a death in the family, the deceased’s children fire a gun to let everyone in the area know. People in the village come to the deceased’s house with anything they have – chicken, rice, a small pig, or rice wine – to help the family. Everybody sings and eats until the deceased is wrapped in a mat and carried to a grave by one group, while a coffin, which has been kept in a cave somewhere near the grave, is carried by another. Both groups have to run very fast to meet at the grave to make the deceased forget the way home. If the deceased’s family is not able to supervise the funeral rituals, they can wait for a few years before organizing a special one called ma kho. They invite people in the village to a place by the grave for the funeral for a celebration, at which they sing and dance.
Fansipan Mountain Sapa is located 9km south-west of Sapa Townlet in the Hoang Lien Mountain Range.
Characteristics: Fansipan is branded “the Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3,143m; Fansipan is to be approved as one of the very few eco-tourist spots of Vietnam, with about 2,024 floral varieties and 327 faunal species.
The topography of Fansipan is varied. Muong Hoa Valley, at the lowest altitude (950-1,000m), is created by a narrow strip of land at the base on the east side of the mountain.
Geologists say the Hoang Lien Mountain Range, with Fansipan as its highest peak, did not emerge in the mountainous North West of Vietnam until the neozoic period (circ. 100 million years ago). Fansipan, a rough pronunciation of the local name “Hua Xi Pan” means “the tottery giant rock”. The French came to Vietnam and in 1905 planted a landmark telling Fansipan’s height of 3,143m and branded it “the Roof of Indochina”. Very few people climbed to the top of Fansipan at the time. Then came the long years of war and Fansipan was left deserted for hunting and savaging. The trail blazed by the French was quickly overgrown by the underbrush.
It takes six or seven days to reach the 3,143m summit, the highest peak of the Indochina Peninsula.
In 1991, Nguyen Thien Hung, an army man returned to the district town and decided to conquer Fansipan. Only on the 13th attempt did Hung, with a H’Mong boy as his guide, conquer the high peak by following the foot steps of the mountain goats. Scaling the height was meant to satisfy his eager will and aspiration to conquer the mountain without expecting that his name would be put down in the travel guidebook. After that the Sapa Tourism Agency started a new package tour there. It seemed the Fansipan Tour was meant only for those who wished to test their muscular power.
The summit of Fansipan is accessible all year round, but the best time to make the ascent is from mid-October to mid-November, and again in March.
Foreigners like best to book Fansipan tours between October and December, as this period is more often than not free from the heavy rains that obstruct the jaunt. But the Vietnamese prefer their tours to the peak of the mountain from February to April, as it is not so cold then. However, the best time for the trek to the mountain is from the end of February to the start of March, when the flowers all flourish and the climbers may behold the carpets of brilliant blossoms, violets and orchids, rhododendrons and aglaias.
Muong Hoa Valley is one of the most famous destination for breathtaking scenery and is the largest farmland for rice growing in SaPa. It is far from town about 14 kilometers. Going to visit Muong Hoa, you can trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley nearby SaPa town. This valley lies between two high ranges of mountains running in parallel south-east of SaPa town. On the way, you can learn more about how is the rice cultivating. From the highest elevation of the mountain range covered by endless forest, rain water follows dozens of streams downhill to the floor forming the Muong Hoa, which follows across the small town and rice fields of the ethnic minority people of H’Mong, Dao and many others. They has been working on the slopping land and living their own ways for hundereds years.
Visiting Muong Hoa Valley, you will enjoy an easy walk downhill and along Muong Hoa River, through terraced fields passing some hamlets of the H’Mong people as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai…, watching locals at work. The night you spend in Ta Van village. The unique village in SaPa area where Giay minority live, will be an excellent and remarkable experience.
Hoa stream flows along the Muong Hoa valley, extends throughout the Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao,… It is a place, along through the mountains is a strange carved stones. Spread over 4 kilometers length, 2 kilometers width with at least 159 stones, Muong Hoa have mysterious graphics. This place was researched by scientists of Vietnam, Russia, France, Australia, etc.
Both populations of ancient stones with beautiful carving are located in Ban Pho. With the big stones, it has many different sculptures on the surface. Especially, there have various postures and 11 motifs strange shape. Most scientists evaluated that it is the great heritage of mankind.
People found many similarities with the Dong Son culture, which has date from2300 to 3000 years. The mysterious graphics of the Sapa’s ancient stones can be of many ethnic groups living in different ages. They draw a primitive picture or sophisticated picture to express many different cultures. They can be either Dao or Mong.
On the main road leading to Muong Hoa valley, tourist will have opportunities take photos and sight Sapa’s views. This valley has terraced fields which is the most beautiful terraced fields of Sapa. Cross the suspension bridge, you will be visiting the village of weaving and dyeing cloth of the Hmong and exploring Muong Hoa valley. Exploring the magnificent Muong Hoa valley to enjoy its breathtaking landscapes, you will also paying visit to small and isolated hamlets and villages meet the Black H’mong, Zay and Red Zao at home and at work.
Every year on Dragon’s first lunar month, Ta Van commune, Sapa district, they open the festival to welcome a new year for bumper harvest. The Giay, H’mong, Dao ethnic… and a large number of tourists come here, which makes Muong Hoa valley becomes more vibrant and colorful. Previously, Ta Van Giay was called Roong Pooc festival. Although it is the traditional festival of Ta Van ethnic, many years it has spread to become the festival of the whole valley of Muong Hoa. Tourists from Sapa attend and festival ambience spreads throughout the valley of Muong Hoa.
Along Muong Hoa River
It takes about 5 hours for visitors to walk downhill to the valley, tracing the Muong Hoa River, through its terraced fields and passing hamlets of minority groups in Muong Hoa Valley. The valley, being part of Mt. Fansipan’s varied topography, is at the lowest altitude of about 1000 meter and is the home for H’mong, Zao, Zay minority groups, who have been working on the slopping land and living their own ways of life for hundreds over years.
The largest farmland of Sapa district
Starting as a small stream of water from the foot of Silver Waterfall about 14km north west of Sapa town, the water weaves its way along mountain’s feet. Rain water running down from highest elevation of mountain ranges, gathered into dozens of streams flowing downhill to form Muong Hoa River. The river peacefully flows through the valley, weaving itself along the foots of mountains, nourishing the earth and the people. On rice season, the rice farmland valley serve up different shades of green and yellow, in ranges of ranges. Patches of colors lining side by side each other creates amazing sensual patterns and a sublime and majestic landscape.
Ta Van Village Sapa located far from Sapa less than 10 kilometers, Ta Van – a village of Lao Cai province is lying peacefully in the valley of Muong Hoa. Residents are mainly the H’Mong ethnic, Giay, and Red Dao… with approximately 1000 people.
The road leads to Ta Van village that is small and narrow. Along two sides has a fertile terraced field which adorns by the green of corn and rice. When visitors come to Ta Van village, they will not be amazed at the simple beauty of the houses in the village. Previously, Ta Van based on the customs and characteristic of the Giay in Lao Cai. They live together at the bottom, mountains, the valleys, along streams.
Growing rice is the major profession of the Giay. Besides, they also produce instruments and engraved silver. They live in both stilted houses and common houses with a solemn central part which is served as a place for ancestor altar and guest reception. The Giay have quite various cultures with fairy-tale, poetry, proverbs and riddles. Costumes of the Giay are simple: women with short eczema, wearing cloth bag with embroidered flowers; man also wears pants and shirt. If having the opportunity to come here, visitors can enjoy some special dishes of ethnic Giay such as: roast fish of Muong Hum, horse meat of Muong Khuong, sticky rice of Van Ban… and enjoy festivals, folk games of the Giay: Nao Cong, Roong Pooc… and participate in tours of the village.
Giay is their name for themselves. Neighboring Tribal peoples call them Giang, while the Vietnamese call them Nhang. There is one distinct subgroup who go by the name Pu Na. The 1974 census put the Pu Na total at 1,687, but they have been included with the Giay ever since. Pu Na means “farming people” in their dialect of the Tai-Thai language. The Giay are also known by a number of other names, to include: Sa Nhan, Pu-Nam, Chung Cha, Xa, Cui Chu and Pau Thin.
Where they cultivate the rice
History: The earliest records of the Giay show them living in southwestern China, where many still live. About two centuries ago, many began migrating southward. They fled to Vietnam to escape persecution. This was about the time of the Black and Yellow Flag Wars in China, which may have caused them to make the decision to leave their homeland.
There seems to have been a second wave of departures two or three decades after the first. They lived in the community of the Bo Y peoples in China, and are often included in that people group. In Vietnam, however, they have become a distinct people, though often remaining in the general area of their Bo Y cousins.
The Giay are similar in numerous ways to the Tay, Bo Y, Thai, and Nung people groups. They are all of the same language family. Customs, clothing, and their daily life all show a close relationship with the above people groups. They consider themselves a people distinct from the others, however, and close observation confirms their self-identification.
The Giay brought a class system with them from China, where upper classes had political control, and the lower classes were forced to pay heavy taxes and provided other services to their superiors. This system has been replaced by one in which all Giay are under the control of Vietnamese government officials. Oppressive self-government has been replaced by repressive central government, in other words.
How do they live? The Giay live in mountain valleys near their fields where they cultivate wet rice. They traditionally built houses on stilts, though today (particularly in Lao Cai and Lai Chau) they often build houses level with the ground. They also often have temporary houses near their fields, often occupied by the elderly, who have the job of protecting the crops. In areas where houses are being built on the ground, they use an upper level of the house as a drying place. Sometimes, though, a porch near the front of the house is used as the drying area. The Giay are also noted for weaving baskets and making bamboo objects for their own use. The Giay have enjoyed good relations with their neighbors. This despite the pressures of growing populations, caused mainly by lowland Vietnamese encroaching on areas inhabited by minority peoples. Natural resources in these areas are strained to their limits.
The interior of Giay houses is comprised of three rooms. The family altar is in the middle room of the three. Usually the front room is used for receiving guests, and the rear area is for the private use of the family. Otherwise, the houses found in Giay villages are not particularly unusual or different from those of other peoples in the area. Giay villages are very crowded, with some comprising hundreds of households. Fields in Giay areas are often cultivated in common, which is somewhat unusual. Most tribal peoples have resisted Communist pressures to adopt rural commune structures.
Giay society is based upon the nuclear family, which is patriarchal. Marriages are monogamous, and family lineage is reckoned through the male line. Women must be able to show that they are under the authority of a man. Wives are under their husband’s authority, unmarried girls must obey their fathers, and widows defer to their sons.
Marriage. Marriage is thought of as a purchase of a bride for a young man of the family. Complex negotiations are conducted by both families, and the bride-price is expensive (and must be paid in silver). The agreement to the marriage is sealed by the giving of a silver necklace and bracelet. In addition, each relative of the bride must receive a chicken, a duck, and a silver coin. A common way around this expense is to arrange a “kidnapping” of the young girl, similar to the customs of the Hmong. The young couple will then present their elders with the marriage as an accomplished fact.
Birth.Giay women usually give birth in a squatting position. The birth room is furnished with an altar to invite the spirits to attend and bless the family. The placenta is saved and buried beneath the new mother’s bed. When the baby is one month old, the parents arrange a ceremony to inform the ancestors of the birth. At this time a sorcerer is asked to consult a horoscope to learn the expected future of the child. An “age concordance” will be prepared which will give the predicted day and time of the child’s marriage and death. A female godmother is appointed for sickly babies. Since the Giay believe that the souls of children will be reincarnated if they die while young, a mark is placed behind a child’s ear to prevent this unwanted rebirth.
The Giay use handmade musical instruments similar to those used by their neighbors. They have a rich heritage of wise sayings, maxims and moral codes which are often cited to resolve conflicts. They do have a form of written language, though few are literate in it. They have many legends, humorous tales, epic verses, riddles and folk songs. They often sing stylized songs on such occasions as farewell songs, night songs, and feast songs.
Livelihood Agriculture, especially wet rice production, is the basis of the Giay society. They are noted for their skill in growing rice in irrigated terraced fields. But, in addition to rice growing, they also practice traditional slash-and-burn cultivation, used to grow corn (maize), potatoes, cassava, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, beans, and other vegetables. They do raise domestic livestock such as chickens, other poultry, pigs, and horses. Water buffalo are raised as draft animals. Their animals are usually allowed to roam at will through uncultivated lands surrounding the community. The weaving of baskets and tile making are specialties of the Giay. But they also weave cotton and make metal tools and silver jewelery. They mainly produce craft objects for their own use.
Giay women normally wear a blouse that buttons at the side, below the right armpit. They also wear trousers, usually indigo in color. Their hair is worn in a bun or braids wound around the back of the head. They often wear a turban. Their costume is often woven of bright colors, with pinks, greens and blues perhaps the most common. Their clothing is decorated at the neck and hems with a strip of contrasting bright cloth. For festive occasions, they may wear clothing with embroidered motifs. They usually wear some form of jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and chains.
Giay men wear clothing similar to the Viet, but for ceremonial occasions they wear turbans, indigo or blue trousers, with matching tunics, sometimes with embroidered hems. Unreached People. The Giay in Vietnam are an unreached people group. There a small number of Catholics among the Giay in China; however, no known believers exist in Vietnam.
Their bondage is to a mix of traditions, but the dominant belief system is polytheism. Most of the Giay understand that life is more than materialism. They are correct in this belief. Unfortunately, they know no other way to deal with spiritual things than to try to worship or appease false gods and spirit beings that, if they exist at all, are demonic. Some of the younger generation have embraced atheism, probably due to their indoctrination under the Communist system of education.
The Lahu practice a religion termed polytheism. But the religious world-view of the Giay, like most minority groups in Vietnam, is complicated. Their beliefs combine elements of Taoism, ancestor worship and animism, as well as other superstitious ideas. Polytheism is the worship of many gods. Animism holds that both living and non-living things possess spirits. These beliefs combine to create a life of bondage to and fear of the spirit world. The main deities that they worship through rituals are the spirit of heaven, the spirit of the earth and the spirit of the kitchen. They also worship ancestors, including the ancestors of the female side of the family, and consider them the family guardians. One other commonly-worshipped goddess is the Goddess of Childbirth. Some of these deities are derived from Taoism.
Ancestor worship. Like the Tay, Nung and many other minority people, the Giay worship their ancestors. They believe that the spirits of their ancestors can assist and bless them. They worship not only their parents, but also more distant ancestors on both sides of the family. An exception may be made in the case of serious illness. In that event, the previous three generations may be entreated for help and healing. The altar dedicated to worship of the parents is located in their homes at the head of their bed.
Each Giay village has a “forbidden forest” where the biggest tree is considered sacred. Twice each year the spirit of the village is worshipped at the foot of the tree. Whenever these rituals take place, outsiders and visitors are strictly forbidden to enter the village. Bamboo barricades are erected at the entrances of the village to keep strangers away. Parts of sacrificed animals are then hung from the tree; pig or buffalo ears, chicken’s feet, and tufts of animal hair are commonly used.
The Giay believe the universe is comprised of three separate levels. The upper level is the abode of spirits and the souls of the deceased. It is a beautiful and glorious place. The middle strata contains humans, animals and this world, while the lowest level is situated under the earth, a place of evil and wickedness. When there is a death, the immediate family has the responsibility to conduct a proper funeral to make sure that the soul is escorted to the upper level. If the funeral is not done correctly, the soul will be doomed to the third level underground. Their customs mandate that the dead be kept in the home for three to five days before burial. They fear that some evil power might steal the body on the way to the burial place, so the funeral procession proceeds very rapidly — some even run! If a person dies a violent death, burial must take place immediately. The Giay mourn their father for 90 days and their mother for 120 days. During the period of mourning, they do not shave or cut their hair. Just before the Lunar New Year festival, a ceremony to end the mourning is held, regardless of the date of death.
Because of their isolation, the Giay in Vietnam have never heard a clear presentation of the claims of Jesus Christ. The are no strong Christian communities near them. They have been overlooked by local Christians, generally. Despite the few Giay Christians in China, Christian materials are not available. No Giay version of the Jesus film is available, and there are not even gospel recordings. No Giay Bible has been translated nor are there radio broadcasts.
This means that the Christian literature needs of the Giay have received little to no attention from the Christian community. They remain spiritually isolated.
Lao Chai village Sapa is 6 km far from the centre town, you will see Lao Chai village Sapa where the black H’mong people are living, it is also the beginning of a valley which is called Muong Hoa valley. From a high point of the main road 8 Km from Sapa town, great view of the whole village open wide to offer the marvelous panorama of the village, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream, visit and discover some of the H’mong’s families, three large villages with over 100 families of the Black H’mong ethnic, and people here are quite hospitable. In this village which you will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs.
Only 2% of Sapa’s population come from the Giay ethnic group, and so it can be tough to discover much about this fascinating community that emigrated to Vietnam from China only two centuries ago. A majority of Vietnam’s Giay group live in more northern provinces in the country where stilted houses (the traditional-style home) is common even now. In the sunny and fertile Lao Chai village, though, Giay homes have adapted to be closer to be only one story, usually with a simple interior in a dirt floor.
Distinct from the H’mong communities they live alongside, the Giay wear relatively simple clothing that boasts splashy, vibrant colours but less ornamentation than H’mong textiles. Thanks to their geographic roots, a whole host of Giay cultural elements feel distinctly Chinese, with the group’s clothing and cuisine borrowing flavours from Vietnam’s northern cousin. In Lao Chai, the Giay sustain their livelihoods and health in much the same way as the H’mong – by raising lifestock and tending to endless rice terraces and mountain fields.
The Black H’mong
Making up a significant part of Sapa’s ethnic minority population, the H’mong community in Lao Chai is one of many scattered throughout the town’s verdant valleys. The Black H’mong are a distinct community within the larger H’mong ethnic group – so named after the deep indigo dye used in nearly all of their traditional clothing. Green, blue and purple is highlighted with splashes of red – and the Black H’mong’s uniquely vivid textiles have become a favourite element in souvenir shops and markets throughout all of Vietnam.
Black H’mong communities remain deeply traditional, with men and women often getting married as young as their mid-teens. It’s not unusual to meet a local H’mong villager of 25 that already has a handful of children – made even more astounding by the fact that many H’mong communities have few traditional forms of income. Instead, most families live off of the land and rely very little on income from selling textiles in local markets. Only when buying livestock or home goods will Black H’mong families need money – most (if not all) of their food comes from their crops and animals.
Explore a traditional Giay home, stay with a Black H’mong family and discover the quiet charm of Lao Chai Village on a brand new Sapa Easy Trekking Tour 3 Nights / 2 Days
Night 1: Escorted to the railway station of HE staff on board to go up to the city of Lao Cai.
5:00: By Train Lao Cai station early in the morning. Selected by your tour guide and get a 01hr drive to Sapa.
6:00: Leave your luggage at your hotel then enjoy breakfast and a shower in a nearby local restaurant. Walking around town to fresh up and make friends with the locals friendly.
9:30: Start walking down to the village of Lao Chai and Ta Van Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Walking through the village of Black H’mong ethnic minorities to learn how people weaving and embroidering their clothes. There is a break in a local restaurant for lunch then continue to go down to enjoy the rice fields of colorful and reached Ta Van village where ethnic minorities live here.
15:30: Let’s pick up by private car to get back to Sapa tours to check. The rest of the day will be your resting to explore the town (Dragon Mountain, orchid gardens, markets …)
Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Ta Phin Village (B)
9:30: After breakfast at the hotel, started visiting the village of Cat Cat and Sin Chai. Walkthrough lush rice terraces, with revenues and experience everyday life and the traditional culture of the Black H’mong people. Then back to the hotel.
14:00: Let’s drive to the village of Ta Phin (12km from Sapa) where the Red Dao people live to learn more about the culture, customs and their daily lives. There is a good choice to buy woven brocades and textiles which are handmade locally. You will visit one of the local family to experience the real life of the Red Dao.
16:00: About sapa tours for a shower then transferred to Lao Cai. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant near the railway station of a night train back to Hanoi.
The ship arrived in Hanoi in the early morning, Hanoi Elegance Hotel staff will pick you up and take you back to the hotel (optional).
For guests who are waiting to check-in, we recommend that you order a supplementary package includes All-you-can eat breakfast and Spa coupon @ 30 USD per person. This will rejuvenate your body after a tiring journey back from Sapa tours by train in the early morning.
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Note: Participation in the group is not available. Please contact us if you need more information
Messengers, 02 train tickets to go round in 4 * soft sleeping cabin, E.S. guides, admission fees, meals as prescribed @
Homestay – option 1
Hotel – option 2
Homestay & Hotel – option 3
Homestay & hotel & tourism market – select 4
* If you want to charter the entire cabin to have more privacy on board, there will be a surcharge 90 USD x 2 people.
Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses. Tips are welcome!
What to bring: passport, comfortable shoes for hiking, insect repellent, rain gear, hat, sunscreen, warm clothes.
Overview Topas Ecolodge 3Days, 4Days, 5Days of Sapa Tours
Topas Ecolodge, located deep in the Hoang Lien National Park, 18 km from the town of Sapa, offers you an ideal holiday during your hiking on mountains of Sapa tours.
Enjoy the return Hanoi – Sapa Topas ride with fast mountain luxury limousine and direct our take tours hiking best remote rice paddies along the experience of ethnic communities, relax with a quiet holiday and spectacular mountain views in Topas Ecolodge.
Day 1: Drive to Topas Ecolodge Comfortable and wandering to neighboring village of Red Dao
From 6: 30-07: 00, you will start from your hotel to the Mountain Express Topas for a transfer of Topas Ecolodge 5 hours.
The walk in the afternoon starting at Topas Ecolodge on a quiet street with a great view of the rice field, below. Then you go up slightly in Lech village where you will visit a local house, meet friendly hosts Red Dao and their daily experience of life. The Red Dao woman, like their ancestors, have hair and eyes and eyebrows shaved wearing very colorful customs. They are famous for beautiful handmade embroidery. On the way back Topas Ecolodge, you will walk on the trails that traverse terraces and crossing a hanging bridge, where you can take some great pictures of the landscape. Your guide will explain the interesting cultural soup of local farmers.
Topas Ecolodge back in, you might want to try a Red Dao herbal bath at the spa tradition newly opened hostel.
Day 2: Discover the most remote region of Sapa tours and return to Hanoi
Enjoy your breakfast at our restaurant or on the terrace. 9:00 AM, you will start the tour with a deeper move into the Hoang Lien National Park to the starting point near the village of Sin Chai trip. Now you’re “off the beaten track”, enjoying the beauty of high mountains, waterfalls and deep valleys. These trails will soon lead you to the Red Dao Village of Nam nhìu, here you will meet the villagers, enjoying a cup of green tea in their homes and learn about their daily way of life . Leaving the village behind, you will turn into a small dirt trail and soon to be inspired by the amazing view of the rice valleys dotted with bamboo hut, which is used by local farmers as motels overnight in the days of harvest. Go through the rice terraces and a river you will walk pretty on a quiet street in a time before coming to the village of Nam Cang. Your lunch is served at Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, the forest floor and connected by a suspension bridge Nam Cang itself.
Nam Cang is located in the most remote areas of Sapa tours. The Red Dao women wear some colorful costumes and diversity of all ethnic groups of Vietnam. herbal bath, water and medicine for embroidery are some of the things that the Red Dao is very skilled at. Enclosed with your guide, you’ll discover around the village and learn how the locals make rice paper, jewelry and embroidery. You may also want to go swimming in the river.
At 14:50, you will have a transfer to a meeting where you meet the Topas Mountain Express for some 4 and a half hour transfer back to Hanoi.