With lush paddies, stilted houses, and waterfalls tumbling from the mountains, Sapa is the place to go for experiencing traditional Vietnamese culture. Meet the locals, explore bustling markets, and taste the flavors of Sapa on this 3-day tour from Hanoi.
What to Expect
Sapa is a picturesque town complete with paddy fields and the rolling slopes of the Hoand Lien Mountains. Appearing like an image straight off a postcard, Sapa is the place to come for spectacular scenery and an insight into traditional Vietnamese culture.
Board the night train from Hanoi and spend 3 days in this special landscape, led by a friendly and professional guide. Visit village communities such as the Sin Chai or the Ta Van village, and meet the locals. Marvel at waterfalls tumbling from the mountains, and hike through the glorious countryside.
Because all the details such as accommodation, meals, fees, and transportation have already been organized for you, sit back, relax, and enjoy the tour. This all-inclusive option erases all the stresses of traveling in a foreign country.
Day 1 (B, L, D)
At 20:00 a taxi will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and take you to the railway station to board the 21:15 night train to Lao Cai. Sleep on the train.
Arrive in Lao Cai and then transfer to Sapa. Enjoy breakfast before visiting Cat Cat and Sin Chai Village. Here you will explore the Red Dzao ethnic minority village, meet some of the locals, and experience everyday life in the village. Marvel at the waterfall nearby the village, visit the hydroelectric power station, and then drive back to Sapa. Stay overnight in a 3-star hotel.
Day 2 (B, L, D)
After breakfast, trek to Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the H’Mong and Dzay people. This is a 7-hour trek covering around 17 kilometers. Visit the Giang Ta Chai village and the nearby waterfall. Ride a jeep back to Sapa and stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 3 (B, L, D)
Breakfast and then enjoy some free time to explore Sapa town and market. Have a leisurely lunch, and at 15:30 board a bus back to Lao Cai railway station. Have dinner in Lao Cai and then catch the night train back to Hanoi where the tour will finish.
- Transfer from the hotel to Hanoi Railway station
- Roundtrip transfer between Lao Cai and Sapa
- Return train tickets Hanoi to Lao Cai to Hanoi
- 2 nights at a 3-star hotel in Sapa
- Full board meals
- Tours and activities
- Security permits
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Extra food and beverages
- Phone and laundry
- Tips and personal expenses