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TRIP CODE: SBH-L-V-3  |  Departure: every Thurday & Friday, from Hanoi  |  Tour type: private

 

Summary
This tour is designed for those who love visiting Sapa and Bac Ha. You will have a chance to visit Bac Ha market where the most colorful costumes of all Flower Hmong, Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Red Dzao…are gathered in the local market. You will also know deeply about their traditional cultures together by discovery many ethnic villages with beautiful mountain view. With this luxury option, you will be staying in the Victoria Sapa Hotel and Resort (the best hotel in Sapa), and Victoria Express train (the most luxurious train in Vietnam) will be used for bringing you from Hanoi to Sapa and back

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Destinations
Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Bac Ha market 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the best hotel (Victoria Sapa hotel & resort) and the best night train (Victoria Express).
  • Trekking: around 10km visit most famous ethnic villages in Sapa: Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Cat Cat, Sin Chai...
  • Explore Bac Ha market, shopping, taste kinds of food at market.    

Brief itinerary:

DateActivitiesMeal
Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
 
Day 2 Easy trekking in Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van village. B, L
Day 3 Easy trekking in Cat Cat and Sin Chai village. B, L
Day 4 Visiting Bac Ha market (on Sunday). B, L

What to bring?

    • Original passport with valid visa
    • Camera and rolls of film
    • Sun block
    • Sun glasses
    • Wide brim hat
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Rain gear
    • Warm clothes
    • Small amount of cash
    • Personal medicines
    • Insect repellent
    • Joy and big smiles



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Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Bac Ha market (opening on Sunday only) on the Day 2 or Day 3 of the trip.


Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
We will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 pm and transfer you to Hanoi train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai province. Experience the romantic overnight train travel.

Transfer from hotel to train station | Night train: Victoria Express' soft sleeper cabin | Meals: not applicable.

Day 2: Lao Cai station - Sapa -  Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa (B, L)
Arrive at Lao Cai's train station at 6.00 am. We will take 1-hour car ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa town you have your breakfast and freshen up before the trip. Starting with 3km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong people. Lunch at a local house, and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily lifestyles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscape on the way. Get back to Sapa town by jeep or motorbike.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa | Trekking: 6km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Victoria Sapa | Meals: B, L.
 

Day 3: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa (B, L) 
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 3 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 the 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 by a jeep to return to Sapa town.

Trekking: 6km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Victoria Sapa | Meals: B, L.


Day 4: Sapa – Bac Ha Market on Sunday – Lao Cai Station (B, L)
Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese). In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for getting to Lao Cai station. Taking the overnight train back to Hanoi. You will be arriving in Hanoi at 5.30 am next day.

Transfer from Bac Ha to Lao Cai station | Walking: 3km | English speaking guide | Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.

 

 

BOOK  THIS  TOUR


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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  • If the price goes down after you book, we will refund the difference — guaranteed.
Hotel optionsPriceSingle supplement 
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $535 $79

 
What's included?

  • Pick-up and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the program.
  • Return overnight train tickets in 4-berth cabin (A/C wooden soft sleeper). If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us.
  • Twin /double sharing room at hotel in Sapa.
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle and/or a private jeep with an experienced safe driver.
  • Meals as mentioned in program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request).
  • Freshen up service.
  • Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • All taxes and service charge.

Special offer

  • We'll arrange Vietnam visa (1 month, single entry) for all members of your group for free of charge

What's excluded?

  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Insurance.
  • Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.