12 Days
Halong, Sapa, Muong Khuong, Vietnam

Sapa and Muong Khuong Nomad Trekking Tour 12days

Hanoi – Muong Khuong – Bac Ha – Lung Khau Nhin – Nam Than – Quan Than San – Halong – Lao Cai

In the festive atmosphere of the region’s biggest market, Muong Khuong offers a chance to encounter peoples from some very small ethnic groups: The Pa Zi, Tu Zi and Tu Lao beside the H’mong and Zao who can be met in most other markets in Lao Cai. Together with two days exploring Sapa’s tribal villages your vacation will be highlighted by nature wonders, new culture discovery and excitement.
Join in Special hill-tribe market, discover the daily life of Flower H’mong, Red Dzao people.
Visit Muong Khuong market.

What to bring?

  • Original passport with valid visa
  • Camera and rolls of film
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Wide brim hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Small amount of cash
  • Personal medicines
  • Insect repellent
  • Joy and big smiles

+ Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
+ Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
+ English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
+ Meals as mentioned:B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
+ Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
+ Entrance fee to indicated sights
+ Permit and porter for trekking
+ Sleeping bag and mattresses
+ Waterproof blue bag for luggage
+ Tents if needed
+ Mosquito net
+ Water puppet show
+ Cyclo trip
+ Boat trip
+ Motorbike
+ Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
+ Equipment

+ Other meals
+ tip
+ drinks
+ airport tax
+ single room supplement
+ personal expenses
+ travel insurance
+ visa
+ flight in/ out of Vietnam
+ any optional additional tours or activities during free time
+ surcharge for peak season
+ local holiday days and gala dinner (X’mas, New Year & Tet “Lunar New Year”)

Additional information



Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival

Arrive at Hanoi International Airport , meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in hotel for rest some minutes then visit Hanoi , the capital city of Vietnam , was built since 1010. Take a tour around this unique city to the sites of – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh house on Stilt, One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature , Museum of Art , Sword Lake , Ngoc Son Temple and ancient streets. Dinner and then transfer to Hanoi railway station for a night train to Lao Cai.
(Lunch, Dinner)


Day 2: Lao Cai – Muong Khuong – Lung Khau Nhin Village (B/L/D)

Breakfast at Lao Cai town bordered with China then transfer to Lung Khau Nhin village. It takes about 6hrs to trek in hard trails, difficult and high terrain. Have picnic lunch on road. After many hours of trekking, we arrive at Lung Khau Nhin village. It is very nice village of H’mong ethnic minority in this border region. Leisure at village, dinner and overnight here for discovering the farming methods, life and traditional customs of Nung community.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 3: Lung Khau Nhin Village – Ban Me Village (B/L/D)

after breakfast then Trek around Down to Song Chay River . Here is the area of inhabitants of ethnic minority H’mong and Nung . Arrive at Me village, have dinner and spend a night in house on of stilt made by Nung.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DDay 4: Ban Me Village – Quan Than San Village (B/L/D)

Take leave of inhabitants of Ban Me ethnic minority, it takes 12 Km to Quan Than San by trekking through many peaceful and nice villages. During the trekking we can visit some villages along the streams and contemplate the imposing mountains. Leisure at village, here visitors can meet more of Lao Cai’s colorful Flower H’mong people and the highly-photogenic ethnic minorities in North West of Vietnam. Have dinner and overnight in the village of H’mong .
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 5: Quan Than San – Ta Chai (B/L/D)

Check out hotel and breakfast. Start trekking about 12 Km to Nam Mon village. Have leisure, lunch and dinner at the village of Nung ethnic minority.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 6: Tai Chai – Bac Ha

After having breakfast, visitors can leave the inhabitants here for Bac Ha town, Sunday: A scenic 3-hour trek to Can Cau on Saturday or drive to visit famous Bac Ha Market, situated on the border to Yunnan . Every Sunday the otherwise sleepy town is transformed into a bustling place full with various ethnic minorities. Here visitors can meet more of Lao Cai’s colourful Flower H’mong people, plus Nung, Dzao Tuyen, Tu Di and a number of other ethnic groups such as the Thu Lao, the Pa Di, the La Chi and the highly-photogenic Lo Lo. Check in Bac Ha hotel. Have dinner at local restaurant.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 7: Bac Ha – Coc Ly – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Breakfast start trek down about 2hours to Coc Ly market(every Tuesday) locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in a village.
The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey back to Lao Cai.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Kayaking (B/L/D)

Today we depart hotel at 8h00 and drive towards Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam’s most scenic impressive sights. On arrival in Halong Town we are welcomed on a traditional junk with a refreshing drink and get some boat information as well as kayak orientation. This is time for us to settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a four days exploring Halong Bay. The traditional boat cruises through Dinh Huong island , Ga Choi island, Sung Sot cave before it anchors at Soi Sim area, giving us a free hand kayaking. We row our kayak passing by the limestone karst formations which are littered with beaches and beautiful caves. At sunset we regroup at the escort boat for relaxation and dinner. The night paddle is available for kayaking fervors. O/N on board
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 9: Halong Bay – Cua Van – Ba Ham Kayaking (B/L/D)

The sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and outcrops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay make for a marvelous scene. We have an option to get up early to admire the splendid landscape and see the fishmen on a morning catch. The huge breakfast is an impressive way to start our active day. We continue cruising towards Ba Ham area for the second kayaking. Today we paddle around this scenic zone at our pace to explore the mystical rock formations, hidden caves as well as many secluded lagoons. The kayaking is not only activity in places. You have plenty of time for you own pleasure; swimming or simply soaking up the sunshine. O/N on board
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 10: Ba Ham – Lan Ha Kayaking – Ba Trai Dao (B/L/D)

Upon leaving our last night stop area we weave our way towards Lan Ha Bay. On arrival we get down to the turquoise water and row our kayak past the incredible rock formations of various shapes and sizes. The modern kayaking equipment will enable rowers to easily maximize on speed and venture into the many hidden lagoons or secluded caves. They are particularly difficult to be accessed by different means of transport. We paddle across an open sea area to Ba Trai Dao. These unspoiled beaches are an ideal place for anyone seeking an enjoyable escape. The perfect way to round off our day is a sunset paddle or leisurely swim on beaches. O/N on board
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 11: Halong Bay – Ba Hang Kayaking – Hanoi (B/L/D)

The traditional escort boat delivers us near Ba Hang area. We spend a few more hours rowing our kayak past Con Vit, Cay Tao and Veu rocks. These imposing islets are aptly named by their distinctive shapes. The amazing blend of the islands and the turquoise water is nothing short of spectacular. By mid morning we complete our exciting kayaking adventure and arrange our luggage to cruise back to the Halong pier. The shuttle bus will pick us up for a return journey. Overnight in Hanoi
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


Day 12: Hanoi – Departure (B/L)

Free at leisure on your own for shopping or sightseeing. Transfer to airport for your flight departure for next destinations.
(Breakfast, Lunch)
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