Sapa Highlights (3 days / 4 nights – weekly departure on Monday/Saturday/Sunday evening)
This Sapa highlight weekly departs on Monday/Saturday/Sunday evening.
We pick you up from your hotel
VRT – SAPA 03
3 days/ 4nights
– Full transportation by private A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
– Return train ticket basing on first class 4 berth shared cabin with air-conditioner (Soft sleeper wooden cabin).
– Sightseeing fees and permits.
– Boat trip along the Chay River.
– Local English speaking guide (French speaking guide on request at additional cost US$ 15.00/day per group)
– Meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
– Accommodation as program based on twin sharing or double (on request)
– The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
– Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
– Meals not indicated on the itinerary
– Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips
Tour costs per person in US Dollars
6 pax and more
Accomodation base on sharing double/twin at 2 ** hotel, solf sleeper on train with air-condition and 4 persons in one cabin, private transfer.
Accomodation base on sharing double/twin at 3 *** hotel, solf sleeper on train with air-condition and 4 persons in one cabin, private transfer.
Accomodation base on sharing double/twin at 4 **** hotel, solf sleeper on train with air-condition and 4 persons in one cabin, private transfer.
• All rates are in US Dollars and per person based on twin sharing room.
If one person prefers to stay in one room, the single room supplement must be paid as quoted in the above tariff rate.
• The rate may be changed without prior notice if there is a market fluctuation relating petrol, food and goods or ticket price.
– Keep your luggage and money by yourself.
– Inform in advance if you are vegetarian or allergy.
– Take original passports, good and comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent, torches, sun scream, towels, rain gear and extra warm clothes.
– Please follow the guidance of youe local experts for your safety
Accommodation in Tour
Standard: Sapa Town hotel, Fansipan View hotel,
Superior: Sapa Eden Hotel Bamboo Sapa, Sunny mountain hotel
Deluxe: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
Hara/ Orient Express Train/ victoria train
The hotel lists above are just only for reference, our travel consultant will propose you the suitable one upon the availability and/or your wishes.
Night 1 (Monday night): Hanoi - Lao Cai by Train
You will be picked up from your hotel lobby by our representative at 20:00 for a short transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10.
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden cabin (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Day 1 (Tuesday): Lao Cai - Coc Ly Market - Sapa (B, L, -) Lao Cai | Coc Ly Market | Chay River | Trung Do Village | Sapa
Coc Ly market is a rural market on every Tuesday. About 55km east from Lao Cai town, the market place lies on the bank of the Chay River, surrounded by steep mountains covered with fabulous forest. Going to the market, minority people such as H’mong, Zao, Tay, Nung… from remote villages have to wake up very early and walk up and down hills for hours. The train arrives early in Lao Cai, meet your guide and driver, freshen up and enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant nearby. Then you will travel along national road 4D about an hour via rich farmland with lush fruit gardens and tea farms, turn left to a tough road for 18 km, passing some canyons, mountain passes and villages to Coc Ly. With your camera in hands you will spend few hours joining the locals at the market for your own experience until noon. After simple Lunch, you will board a sampan and follow the Chay River downstream for a discovery of wild nature and minority life style in this “off the beaten” track region. Late afternoon, we meet our car again near Trung Do village of the Tay and transfer for about 2.5 hour to Sapa. Arrival in Sapa town. Check in hotel. You are free at your own leisure to explore the town at night. You will have dinner on your own.
Night 2: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner on your own
Day 2 (Wednesday): Sapa tribal villages (B, L, -) Sapa | Ma Tra | Ta Phin Village
Lying on the south of Sapa town, this vast valley composes of 3 chambers surrounded by high mountains with thick forest at the top and terraced rice paddies from lower slopes stretching to the bottom. It is home to the Black H’mong and the Red Zao ethnic minority who live in wooden houses scattering here and there.
After breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby, follow a trail running through fruit and orchard gardens, lush pine forests to a Black H'mong ethnic minority village named Ma Tra, isolated away from the civilization. Chickens, water buffalos, pot-belly pigs and piggy everywhere, some locals will be happy to invite us to their home which offers chances to see their dwellings, weavings on belly looms to makes traditional costumes out of hemp fiber…Our path weaves itself up and down hills, through valleys with terraced rice fields which create spectacular landscapes.
After picnic Lunch, we get to Ta Phin Commune where the Black H’mong and the Red Zao live together. It is very interesting to realize culture assimilation: Which can be mixed, which can not! At the end of the footpath, our car is waiting for us for the return journey to your hotel in Sapa town where the full day trip ends. You will have dinner on your own.
Night 3: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel and Picnic Lunch. Dinner on your own.
Day 3 (Thursday): Sapa - Explore Muong Hoa Valley - Night train to Hanoi (B, L, -) Sapa | Lao Chai | Ta Van Village | Night train to Hanoi
Breakfast at hotel. Today morning, you will explore the spectacular Muong Hoa. A car will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…walking trail can be seen clearly from the road winding up and down hills on the other side of Muong Hoa River to connect village to villages… Our suggested walk starts from Lao Chai village of the H’mong along the river to Ta Van, the Zay village.
You will be picked up at Ta Van Bridge and drive back to Sapa at noon.
Afternoon is at your leisure for wandering Sa Pa town and market until late afternoon when transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train back to Hanoi leaving at 20:15.
Night 4: Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden cabin (4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request).
Meals included: Breakfast at hotel and Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Arrival in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. You will be picked up at Hanoi station and trasfer to Hotel - Hanoi View 2 Hotel. Early check in will be arranged upon your requests.