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Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trek with Homestay

1. Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trek with Homestay

Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa Your day will begin with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, from where you will board your bus to depart for Sapa. You will follow the highway to Lao Cai City, where you will have your first break. At 1:00PM, you will have lunch at a local restaurant, after which you will begin trekking to Y Linh Ho through rice paddy fields and small hamlets. You will then continue trekking through villages and terraced fields to Ta Van village. Once there you will be free to communicate with the local people, and will later cook, enjoy dinner, and overnight with a local family in Ta Van. Day 2: Trekking to Giang Ta Chai and Ban Ho Village Following breakfast at your home stay, you will farewell your local family before continuing to visit the Red Dzao people of Giang Ta Chai. The Red Dao women have colorful red embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf, with some of the women having shaved off their eyebrows due to Red Zao legend. You will later continue along small paths in the rice fields, crossing the Muong Hoa River via a suspension bridge and walking onward to Supan. Next, enjoy a picnic lunch by the stream before moving on to Ban Ho village. You will eventually overnight at Ban Ho with a local Tay family, who live in houses on stilts. Day 3: Ban Ho, Sun Pa Chai, Sapa, and Hanoi You will rise early on your final day at which point you will have breakfast at your home stay. From there, you will trek 2 kilometers to a waterfall which was discovered by the French during the colonial era in Vietnam. Whilst there, you will enjoy a picnic lunch, before trekking 4 kilometers up to the main road to board your Jeep and return to Sapa. Take a shower at the hotel's bathroom and then enjoy some free time until 3:30 PM, when you will board the bus for Hanoi. Your tour will eventually finish in Hanoi at around 9:00 PM.

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2-Day Overnight Sapa Tour by Bus from Hanoi

2. 2-Day Overnight Sapa Tour by Bus from Hanoi

Head to Sapa and enjoy an overnight stay in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Trek to ethnic minority villages and experience local culture and hospitality. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek (Lunch, Dinner) Meet the tour guide for the bus to Lao Cai and Sapa (duration roughly 5 hours). Check-in at your hotel, then take a walk around Sapa, visiting the market and old cathedral, and meet Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities selling handicrafts. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and then trek through Cat Cat village, stopping at local homes and experiencing the hospitality. (Trekking distance approximately 2.5 km; duration about 2 hours) Return to the hotel for dinner at 5:00 PM and overnight stay. Day 2: Long Trek and Sapa to Hanoi by Bus (Breakfast, Lunch) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading on a trek to Muong Hoa Valley. Walk to Y Linh Ho village and stop for a picnic lunch. Continue to Lao Chai and Ta Van village, visiting homes and local schools. (Trekking distance approximately 9 km; duration about 5.5 hours) Meet your group at the hotel and head to the bus station. Drop off in Hanoi is at the bus office (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or your hotel/ apartment in the Old Quarter (Monday to Thursday).

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From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

3. From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

Day 1: Get picked up from the meeting point between 6:45 and 7:00 AM. The bus will stop for a couple 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 afterwards. At around 2 PM, continue your tour with a drive 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, you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner by 5:00 PM. Enjoy some leisure time afterward. Day 2: After breakfast, take a 5 km 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. The total trekking distance is about 9 km and lasts about four hours. At 11:30 AM, a bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to head back to Sapa. After lunch, enjoy some free time to discover Sapa on your own. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner and another overnight stay. Day 3: After breakfast you will trek to Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way and you will take in a breathtaking view at the top of Ham Rong Mountain. This two-hour trek is approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) long. At 11:00 AM, you will be back at your hotel to check out and have lunch. By 3:00 PM you will be on your way back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel around 9:00 PM.

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From Hanoi: 2-Day 1-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

4. From Hanoi: 2-Day 1-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

Day 1: Start the tour with an 8:00 PM departure from the local operator's office. The tour guide/driver will drive you to Hanoi station where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Enjoy the night on the train and reach your destination in the next beautiful morning. Day 2: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek with lunch and dinner Meet your tour guide at the train station then to Sapa at 6:00 A.M. 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. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and then trek through Cat Cat village for a duration of around 2 hours. Stop at local homes and engage with the community. Meet your group at the hotel and head to the bus station at 3.30 P.M. Get dropped off in Hanoi at the bus office in Hanoi Old Quarter at 10:00 P.M.

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Lao Chai: Full-Day Ta Van Trek Tour from Sapa

5. Lao Chai: Full-Day Ta Van Trek Tour from Sapa

Start your day at 9:30am by meeting your friendly guide at Cinnamon restaurant. After a short meet and greet with your driver/guide you will set out on a brief, scenic drive full of panoramic views of the valley whilst heading down the main road to Muong Hoa valley. Whilst driving along the main road toward the valley you will eventually head off-road and travel down small trails, opening up views of terrace rice fields. Head through these gorgeous bush trails on your way to Y Linh Ho hamlet, seeing a local village of Black Hmong people along the way.  From Y Linh Ho village, you will travel along the river to go to Lao Chai village (old village). Here you will have time to visit the local families and listen to your guide teach you about the local culture. Learn how they live, how they build their traditional housing, their techniques of making clothes and hear stories about traditional ailments for sick people. After meeting with the locals stop for a bite to eat. Enjoy a fresh, delicious lunch served in one of the restaurants along the side of the river. In the afternoon, you will leave Lao Chai and continue to Ta Van village, the home of the Giay people. Your guide will introduce you to some families. You will learn about their life story, enjoy some green tea and learn about the different cultures that inhabit this area. After Ta Van you will be taken back via the main road to our final destination of Sapa where your tour will come to an end. 

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From Hanoi: Sapa 2-Day 1-Night Trip By Bus With Hotel Stay

6. From Hanoi: Sapa 2-Day 1-Night Trip By Bus With Hotel Stay

You will be collected by bus from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, then depart for Sapa. After a comfort break, you will arrive into Sapa Town, where you can see the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, and Tay ethnic people. After a welcome drink and itinerary briefing, enjoy lunch and check in to your hotel. You will then go on a short drive to the gates of Cat Cat village which is home to the Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Your local guide will show you the daily activities of the locals, before you trek down to the valley's bottom to the waterfall, where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station. Stop for a photo then come back to Sapa Town for dinner. The next day, after breakfast, you will drive 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. After that, head to Ta Van village – home to the Dzay ethnic people. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon before you return to Hanoi.

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What people are saying about Sa Pa

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 135 reviews

A great experience! Our cheerful, tireless and very warm guide Chu accompanied us on very beautiful and varied paths, protected us from stray dogs with a height of only 1.45 m and told a lot about life and her tribe to the Black H'mong. Lovely hosts in the homestays and delicious food everywhere on our way. The trip was a bit different than announced or booked. No picnics, no houses on stilts and no return trip on the train. Dear GetYourGuide team, to avoid disappointment or irritation, it would be good if the travel plan and the execution were congruent. However, these changes did not harm our enthusiasm. A real asset!

I don’t want to tell more JUST DO IT THE BEST EXPIRIENCE.you gone met the happiness and the good of the people there.tou are not gone find enywhere else.the ladies of the villages are very good and helpful.the only bad was the sleeper bus it was awful very dirty but it’s worth it when you arrive in sapa to make the trek

I loved seeing the local culture and Sapa is truly beautiful! The only downside is that you’re constantly harassed by the local women to purchase their crafts, even during the trek. Also, if you’re staying in the winter, it will be very cold.

It s a great tour. You don t want to miss it. Very nice and friendly guides, good hotel with great food and kind staff. The walk is fantastic as the scenery.

Fabulous service, we made changes on the second day and they were great about meeting our needs. Wonderful guide and wonderful local people,