Depart early from your hotel in Hanoi for a five hour drive to Sapa, a town in the mountainous northwest of Vietnam. Arrive Sapa Town with colourful traditional costumes of Hmong, Dzao, Tay ethnic people. Take a short rest and have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, start trekking to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain then trek to Ta Van village – home to the Dzay ethnic people. This ethnic minority group possesses a rich traditional culture. On arrival in Ta Van Village you will have free time to discover around the village by yourself, before eating dinner with a local family, and staying overnight in a homestay. Trekking distance is about 9 km (6 miles, 4 hours trekking).