Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is one of the tourism centers of the northwest. Sapa is oriented to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; it overlooks a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it's cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with colors. Travellers experience an authentic, timeless way of life among the hill tribes of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains on this package tour to Sapa, traveling on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi. Take trekking, 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.
Meet members of the minority peoples
Learn about cultures and traditional lifestyles among the rice terraces
Enjoy sweeping views of verdant rice fields and forests
Travel from Hanoi on board an air-conditioned sleeper train
Day 1: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (Meals: -/-/-)
8:00pm: Our guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter then leave for Hanoi Railway Station for night train to Lao Cai. We will keep the train tickets for you and guide you how to get into train cabin and get out of the train from Lao Cai Railway Station.
Night 1: Overnight on train to Sapa
Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village trekking tour (B/L/D)
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station about 6:00am. Our driver will hold your name welcome board at the exit gate of Lao Cai Railway Station. He will pick you up and transfer you along the beautiful road to Sapa town. You will have breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, we leave the hotel and start trekking. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, and from here to the Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along Muong Hoa stream, paddy field to Ta Van village, visit and understand about "Zay" ethnic people. You will see houses of The Zay people which are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor. You will have picnic lunch at the village when enjoying beautiful sightseeing of paddy fields around.
Go back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Note: If you don’t want to go hiking, we will organize private car and tour guide for you. Please contact us for this service.
Evening: Have dinner at your hotel then you will have time to go around discovering Sapa town.
Night 2: Overnight at the hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Sapa tour – transfer to Lao Cai railway station (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at hotel.
Option 1: Cat Cat village trekking tour
Trekking from hotel to Cat Cat village of H’ mong, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French, learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.
Option 2: Fansipan Peak – The Roof of Indochina
After breakfast at the hotel, you will get to the Mountain Railway and start the 2-km line departs from MGallery Hotel in Sapa and arrives at the Mount Fansipan cable car station and is the longest mountain-climbing railway line in the country.
( Or our driver will pick you up to the Cable Car Station)
Reach the altitude of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. (Spend about 1,5 hours for hiking and taking photos).
11.00: Come back to Cable Car Station and return to the hotel.
Option 3: O Quy Ho pass - Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you to Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall. We will go through O Quy Ho pass on the way. We visit Silver waterfall first. The moderate climate and majestic natural scenery have turned Silver Waterfall Sapa into one of the most attractive tourist attractions alluring tourists. Then we leave for Golden stream and love waterfall. This is a lovely little walk on a stone path through some woodlands and along a stream to a bridge and viewpoint for the Love Waterfall.
Enjoy lunch at the restaurant.
Afternoon, you will have free time to visit Sapa town, market, church. Have dinner at restaurant or a take-away dinner on the way to the Lao Cai train station, then catch the night train to Hanoi.
Night 3: Overnight on the train back to Hanoi
Day 4: Arrival in Hanoi (Meals: -/-/-)
You will arrive in Hanoi railway station around 5:30am. Trip ends.
Option 1: Visiting Cat cat village
Option 2: Visiting FANSIPAN PEAK -THE ROOF OF INDOCHINA at surcharge 40USD/person
Option 3: Contact us to check the surcharge if visiting O Quy Ho pass - Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall
• Transportation with A/C
• English speaking tour guide for trekking tour
• All entrance fees
• All meals mention above+ mineral water bottles
• Train tickets(4-soft berth per cabin with A/C). You may share with other passengers
• Tax & service charges
• Beverages, Tips( not compulsory), and Personal Expenses
• Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
• The tour price above is for small group trekking tour in Sapa. Group size is less than 14 people. Please contact us if you want to do private tour.
• Price is not applied for Christmas and Vietnam Pulic Holidays. Please contact us if you travel in these periods.
• The itinerary can be changed with out prior notice by weather condition, traffic and other reasons beyond our control