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Sapa: 3 Days 3 Nights Trek & Hotel with Overnight Train

1. Sapa: 3 Days 3 Nights Trek & Hotel with Overnight Train

Day 0: Transfer from Hanoi to Lao Cai by overnight train - At 9pm you need to be at Hanoi station (120 Lê Duẩn street) where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The train leaves at 10pm. Enjoy the night on the train and reach your destination in the next beautiful morning. Day 1: Sapa center - Cat Cat village (L,D) - Morning: Meet your tour guide at the train station then to Sapa at 6am. Then, indulge in breakfast at your hotel before taking a walk around Sapa, visiting the market and old cathedral, and meet Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities selling handicrafts. A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 3 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way back to Sapa. - Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside a charcoal fire or go shopping. - Overnight in Sapa Hotel ( 3 stars hotel) Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L,D) - Morning: Have breakfast in hotel. And then 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. - Enjoy a cooking class and lunch at a local family, and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people where we stay for the night. It gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes. - Overnight in a local homestay Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B,L,D) - After breakfast, continue on trekking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest to the main road to catch the Car to return to Sapa. - If any roads are too far or too difficult to trek, we can go by electric car or motorbikes. - Afternoon: around 2pm you’ll be back and pack your things. Say good bye and preapre to leave Sapa, get on the limousine back to Hanoi at 2.30pm. - Evening: around 9-10pm drop off at your hotel in Hanoi. End of tour

From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Trekking Tour with Limousine Transfer

2. From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Trekking Tour with Limousine Transfer

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa (Lunch) Start with pickup from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and depart for Sapa. Follow the highway to Lao Cai city where you will make your first stop for breakfast by yourself. Stop off at Lao Cai city before arriving in Sapa, where you'll see the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, and Tay People. Here enjoy a lunch of local Vietnamese dishes at the hotel. Take a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’mong ethnic people and located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. A local guide will give you insight into the daily life of the locals. Trek down to the bottom of the valley to the waterfall, where the French built a hydraulic power station. Stop to take photos before walking back uphill to meet the bus. The trek is approximately 2.5 kilometers and lasts for 2 hours. In the evening, return to Sapa Town, where you can enjoy your evening at your leisure. Stay overnight in Sapa Lodge/Charm Sapa Hotel or similar. Day 2: Sapa – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch) Have breakfast at your hotel and prepare a light pack for trekking. You can keep your luggage in storage at the reception. Take a Trek to Lao Chai Village through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Streams to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai.  See the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain before heading to Ta Van village, home of the Dzay People. The trek takes around 3.5 hours and covers about 9-12 kilometers. The tour guide will make the best itinerary for the trek depending on your ability of trekking. The bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to take you back to the center of Sapa. Take a break at the hotel and have lunch, before enjoying some time to explore at your own leisure. After some free time, meet the rest of your group at the hotel to prepare for your return to Hanoi. Get back on the bus around 2:30 PM to go back to Hanoi. During the journey, stop for a break. Arrive back at your accommodation in Hanoi in the late evening at about 9:00 PM.

From Hanoi : 3-Day Homestay Trekking in Tour Sa Pa

3. From Hanoi : 3-Day Homestay Trekking in Tour Sa Pa

You will be picked up from your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi in the evening and driven to Sa Pa, where you will arrive at 4:00 AM the following day. You can sleep on the bus until 6:00 AM, then you will be woken up and taken to a boutique hotel for breakfast.  Day 1: Lao Cai to Ta Van (B, L, D) After having breakfast and getting to know your group, your guide will pick you up from the hotel at 9:30 AM. You will start trekking to Lao Chai, an area inhabited by the Hmong ethnic minority, through Y Linh Ho village. Enjoy lunch in Lao Chai village, in the home of a local family. Keep trekking to Ta Van village, where Giay people live. Stay overnight in Ta Van village, and discover the cultural identities and local tradition of the Giay people. Day 2: Ta Van to Ban Ho (B, L, D) Have a local breakfast then leave Ta Van village, trekking through the bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village, where people from the Red Dzao ethnic minority group live. Enjoy the countryside along the trail. Visit Rattan Bridge and a Dzao’s family home, then enjoy lunch on footpath. Continuing trekking to Ban Ho village, where you will have free time for relaxing and strolling in the village. Have dinner and spend another night in a homestay with local people.  Day 3: Ban Ho to Lao Cai (B, L) After breakfast, enjoy the amazing sunrise in Ban Ho valley. Start the short trek to Nam Tong village, inhabited by the Red Dzao tribe. Learn more about their culture and traditions. Return to Ban Ho village, where a van will pick you up for the journey back to Sa Pa. Relax at the hotel before taking the bus back to Hanoi at 4:00 PM. When you arrive in Hanoi at 10:00 PM, your tour will end.

From Hanoi: Sapa 3-Day Medium Trek and Limousine Trip

4. From Hanoi: Sapa 3-Day Medium Trek and Limousine Trip

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by limousine, trek Cat Cat village Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi and begin the journey to Sapa Around noon, arrive in Sapa, have lunch and then check into your hotel room. Take a quick break to freshen up then walk around this charming town, paying a visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral. Meet local people such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses, selling farming products and handicrafts as souvenirs. Around 5:45 PM,  enjoy dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel with a mountain view room. Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Wake up in the morning and enjoy the fresh air. Have a local breakfast in the restaurant, then, get ready for trekking. Check out of the room and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. Follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a footpath downhill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and on a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here, pay a visit to some H’mong families, and watch them doing their daily work. After a picnic lunch, the trail continues up and downhill for about 2 hours as you reach Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong, and then follow the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Visiting local homes, enjoy your cultural discovery as well as the breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight homestay. Day 3: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa – Hanoi (breakfast, lunch) Leaving Ta Van village after breakfast, take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice fields and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall. Enjoy a break for some magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao people, which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friends with the Zao, and experiencing their hospitality, cross the river by another suspension bridge and then go uphill again to Hau Thao village. Visit a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather to exchange experience and skills of making handicrafts. A late lunch will be prepared nearby this center and then you have time to relax and prepare before heading back to Hanoi. The tour guide will take you to the bus station. The limousine journey back to Hanoi takes five or six hours (depending on traffic). Arrive in Hanoi around 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Drop-off location: - During weekdays (Monday to Thursday): your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter - During Weekends (Friday to Sunday): the bus office or street corner that is close to your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Cultural Exchange Tour with Homestay

5. From Hanoi: 2-Day Sapa Cultural Exchange Tour with Homestay

Day 1: After getting picked up by your guide in Hanoi Old Quarter, board your tour bus and begin the journey to Sapa, stopping for regular breaks along the way. Arrive in Sapa just in time for lunch at a local restaurant to prepare for your first hike.  After lunch, begin your hike to Y Linh Lo. Trek downhill through the Muong Hoa Valley, passing by rice paddies and small hamlets where you will learn more about the life of local tribes. Continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, a place settled by the Dzay people and is commonly considered to be the most beautiful in the area. Whilst in Lao Chai village, you will also be able to exchange communication with the local villagers. Here, you will also cook and eat dinner overnight with a local family of the Dzay people in Ta Van. Stay with your family overnight for an evening of rest and relaxation.  Day 2: Commence your day of adventure with a nourishing breakfast prepared by the family you are staying with before setting off on your trek. The trekking distance for this part of the tour is 4 kms and lasts 2-hours. Start your scenic trek to the rice paddies, where upon arrival you will have a fantastic opportunity to take some unique holiday photos of the surrounding landscapes. Enjoy a walk through a bamboo forest and stop to have a panoramic view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao People. Continue on your trek through the Ciang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, from here, a bus will pick you up to head back into Sapa town.  Upon your arrival in Sapa Town, you can shower in your hotel, check-out, have a bite to eat and relax at a leisurely pace until all the group members are ready to travel to Hanoi again. Once the group is ready, you will board your comfortable bus back to Hanoi, with two comfort breaks along the way.

From Hanoi: Explore Sapa 2-Day Tour

6. From Hanoi: Explore Sapa 2-Day Tour

Day 1: Hanoi — Sapa — Cat Cat Village + Lunch and Dinner Begin the day with pickup at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter (or at the meeting point if you’re staying outside this area). Get on the shuttle bus and depart for Sapa. Make a couple of stops for comfort breaks before arriving in Sapa around lunchtime. Upon arrival in Sapa, admire the colorful traditional costumes of the Hmong, Dzao, and Tay peoples. Your guide will quickly provide you with some information before you check in to your hotel and savor a set menu lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. After lunch, take a short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village, the home of the Black Hmong people near the bottom of a deep valley. See the locals’ daily activities with a local guide and go trekking to the bottom of the valley to discover a waterfall and hydraulic power station. Later, return to Sapa for a couple of hours of free time before having dinner and staying overnight. Day 2: Sapa — Muong Hoa Valley + Breakfast and Lunch On the second day, have breakfast at the hotel before checking out of your room and preparing a light pack for trekking (any big luggage can be stored at the hotel). Then, take a short 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. From there, continue trekking to Ta Van village, home of the Dzao people. Afterward, return to Sapa for lunch in the hotel. Enjoy some free time after lunch to relax and have a shower in the public bathroom, if you want. Finally, meet all your group members and head back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking with Limousine Transfer

7. From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking with Limousine Transfer

Day 1: Get picked up from the meeting point between 6:45 - 7:00. The limousine minivan will stop for a couple of breaks before arriving in Sapa at 12:30 PM. Once there, you will meet some local ethnic minority community members from the H’mong, Dzao, and Tay tribes, in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and check in to your hotel afterward. 14:30: Start your easy trek tour to Cat Cat village, home to the Black H’mong ethnic minority and located at the foot of Mount Fansipan (the highest mountain in Vietnam). Your local guide will introduce you to local daily life and you will trek down to the valley. The two-hour trek covers about 4 km (2.3 miles). In the afternoon, transfer back to Sapa for dinner by yourself. Enjoy some leisure time afterward. Day 2: After breakfast, take a challenging trekking tour of 15-17 kilometers to the remote villages: First, take a 5-kilometer trek along rice terraces to the Black H'mong village of Lao Chai. Then, trek to Ta Van village, home to the Dzao ethnic minority. Next remote trek to Y Linh Ho and Ban Ho Village which bring you the area that not many tourists and real local life of the hill tribe people. Back to your hotel to enjoy some free time to discover Sapa on your own. In the evening, return to your hotel and have another overnight stay. Day 3:After breakfast, you will be free and easy morning to discover Sapa town by yourself. Or you could visit Fansipan Peak by yourself if you would like to buy the Fansipan Ticket, please contact the hotel receptionist for support or take a lazy morning after a hard day before. At 11:30 AM, Check out and have lunch. By 14:30 you will be on your way back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel around 21:00.

Sapa Hill Tribes 2-Day Trekking Tour from Hanoi by Train

8. Sapa Hill Tribes 2-Day Trekking Tour from Hanoi by Train

Experience an authentic, timeless way of life among the hill tribes of the Hoang Lien Son mountains on a package tour of 3 nights - 2 days tour to Sapa, traveling on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi. Options with savings for a shared cabin for 4 persons or a luxury private cabin for 2 persons. Take treks along old buffalo tracks, and get eye-catching views of the terraced rice fields. Encounter friendly locals in scattered villages, and learn more about a lifestyle that the everyday stresses of modern life has yet to touch. Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai Transfer from Hanoi on the overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai. Your guide will collect you from your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel in time for a departure at approximately 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Relax on board the air-conditioned train (4 beds in 1 cabin. A private option is available), and arrive refreshed at approximately 6:00 AM the next morning. Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat - Sapa (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Following a pick-up from Lao Cai Station on arrival, transfer to Sa Pa on the dramatic mountain roads of the Hoang Lien Son range. Check into your hotel (Sapa Legend Hotel) on arrival in Sapa town center, and freshen up before breakfast. Then, start a walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the H'Mong minority people. Discover H’Mong villages nestled in the valley, and meet some of the hill tribes going about their daily lives. Learn about their traditional cultures and meet local families. Return to your hotel in Sapa for your overnight stay. Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa - Lao Cai (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Following breakfast at your hotel, embark on a lovely trek along the buffalo trails of the surrounding hills. Pass several tribal villages, including Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to the Black H'Mong and Dzay minority peoples. Marvel at the spectacular scenery, inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can ever meet. Once on the valley floor, appreciate the beauty of the surrounding valley, walled by the multi-layered rice terraces and scattered villages. Return to Sapa to have dinner. Free time walking around the city centre a while before transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for the return train ride to Hanoi. Tour services end at Hanoi Train Station, from where you can easily catch a taxi to hotels in the Old Quater.

From Hanoi: Sapa Tour w Fansipan Peak and Limousine Transfer

9. From Hanoi: Sapa Tour w Fansipan Peak and Limousine Transfer

Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa - Cat Cat village (Lunch) You’ll be picked up from Hanoi early in the morning. Admire the scenery as you travel through the countryside. Stop at Lao Cai for a break. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains and rice terraces along the way from Lao Cai to Sapa city. At 1:00 PM, arrive in Sapa Town, where you'll view the colorful traditional costumes of the H’mong, Dzao, and Tay local people. Enjoy a lunch of traditional local Vietnamese dishes. Then, enjoy a trek to Cat Cat village, home to the Black H’mong. In the evening, free to discover Sapa Town in Night. Day 2: Sapa - Medium Trek to Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai (Breakfast/Lunch) After breakfast, embark on a 17km round trip trek to Sapa town and back. Discover the daily life of the local hill tribes and how they make traditional clothes and handicrafts.  After lunch in one of the local houses, you will walk to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay people. These people have a rich culture and beautiful houses located on rice paddy fields. You will visit the home of a local family to learn about their life, and enjoy some green tea. In the evening, return to Sapa Town for free time.  Giang Ta Chai village is home to the Red Dao people. Trek through terraced rice paddies, bamboo forest, and stunning waterfalls Day 3: Sapa – Fanxipan Peak – Sapa – Hanoi. (Breakfast/Lunch) On the third day, you have two options. Take a free and easy morning or walk around Sapa to enjoy the atmosphere of the town. Or you can book tickets for Fansipan Cable Car, at an extra cost. Check out from your room and depart for the Sapa cable car station, where you will board a cable car to Fansipan Peak. At the summit, enjoy free time to admire the panoramic views.  You’ll then head back to Sapa for lunch and to explore the town by yourself. At 2:30 PM you’ll be picked up by bus and driven back to Hanoi.

Private Hoang Lien National Park & Tribal Village Trek

10. Private Hoang Lien National Park & Tribal Village Trek

Meet your local guide and driver at your hotel in Sa Pa Town at 09:00 AM. Depart for the first tour stops, located a 30-minute drive away, visiting the Silver Waterfall, the Love Waterfall and Tram Ton Pass. After discovering this area, leave for the O Quy Ho Pass, where the trek will begin. The trek is a 10km long dirt trail through the bamboo forest of Hoang Lien National Park, offering great views of the surrounding rice paddies. Enjoy a picnic lunch at 12:30 PM, being served at a beautiful spot in the wilderness.  Continue your trek after the lunch break to Sin Chai village, where the community-based tourism in Sapa takes place. Proceed with the tour to visit the nearby village, inhabited by the Black Hmong people, one of the largest ethnic minority groups in the Sapa area. Explore some native houses to learn more about the culture, customs and handicraft skills. Take the transfer back to Sa Pa in the early afternoon. You will arrive at around 03:00 PM and will be dropped off at your hotel in Sa Pa Town.

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What people are saying about Sa Pa

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 220 reviews

Although the weather was clearly not on our side in Sapa (rain, muddy, foggy, and cold), yet, we had an enjoyable and memorial trip. Lana proactively provided a guidance and an arrangement before the trip. The night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai was really comfortable with private beds. Thanks to Lana, we luckily got a free upgrade to a private cabin. Our favourite tour guide, Lily (an ethnic local lady) who was nice, supportive, and knowledgeable. During the trip, we learned a lot about the richness of the local culture and the insight stories. The home stay at the village was also excellent, where we had a good evening and chat with other visitors and the locals. The foods were average but the hot drinks were outstanding. The home stay could consider providing heaters rooms for the cold nights. The hotel was good. The return trip to Hanoi on a Van (called Limousine!) was interesting as we sat on the first row to experience the “traffic”. We would definitely recommend the tour.

We are very excited about this tour. We fell in love with the views in Sa Pa. We had a great guide, namely Su. She mapped out beautiful walks, at the level of our wishes/physical capacities. My friend got a problem with his knee. Su helped replan the route and tried to help with ointments and herbs. She told a lot about the local culture along the way, very interesting! Sa Pa is mountainous and the ground can be very slippery, so the walks do require a certain amount of stamina and good shoes. The bus to Sa Pa was a cheaper sleeper bus, not very comfortable. On the way back we had a more luxurious bus. The transport and arrangements on site were always very good. The homestays were very basic in comfort, but we always ended up in a warm family who did their utmost for us. The food was also fine. Local and simple food.

We had an amazing trekking tour - would highly recommend! We stayed at Sapa Charm Hotel, and they have links with a local tour guide named Trang - she was absolutely fantastic. Took us on great trekking trails and helped us understand a bit about life in Sapa. She was a wonderful tour guide and we couldn't speak more highly of her - very enthusiastic and knowledgable!

Very good experience, with a guide for us alone. The reservation a bit disorganized as we were booked into another hotel (much better than we initially thought) but we were not told, so when we arrived in Sapa we didn't know where to go and the driver didn't know either and didn't speak much English. Except this, the rest very well with a guide of 10.

Amazing! Way above our expectations. Sung was our guide and she is a local. She answered every question, was always ready to help us with the trekking and took us through amazing trails. we will never forget these days.