Lao Chai village is 6 km far from the centre town, you will see Lao Chai village where the black H'mong people are living, it is also the begining of a valley which is called Muong Hoa valley, here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terrace fields, stream, visit and discover some of the H'mong's families.
Ta Van commune in Muong Hoa valley is located in the south and 8 km away from Sapa town ship. Ta Van means "a big turning road" like a basket brim, or tripod-leg line. Vast terrace fields with unique position of a big turning road become a landscape and a destination of Ta Van. Seo Mi Ti scenery-old pine forest, a half day of sloping road away from township centre, is also a particularly interesting eco-tourist site of Ta Van. And Ta van has become an integral tourist site for ecological excursions in Sapa.
You will commence your short journey by driving south toward Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area. The guide can provide you interesting information about rice. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. After visiting Ta Van the car will return you to Sapa.
Approx: 1 hours driving/ 2 hours walking.
• English or French speaking guide
• All needed transport
• Water, snack and fruit
• Entrance fees
• All government tax
• Personal Pocket Money
• Soft drink (beer, coca cola…)
• All other services not indicated above
This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on number of people in your group and time of travel. Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.