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TRIP CODE: SLKN-M-2  |  Departure: every Tuesday and every Wednesday, from Hanoi  |  Tour type: private


This tour is designed for those who love visiting Sapa and ethnic minority markets with just 2 days. You will have a chance to visit Lung Khau Nhin market (opening on every Thursday) where the most colorful costumes of all Flower Hmong, Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Red Dao… are gathered in the local market.

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Hanoi - Sapa - Lung Khau Nhin market - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van.


  • Visiting Lung Khau Nhin market, beside a normal shopping place, play an important role to spiritual life of local ethnic peoples.
  • Easy trekking in some most famous ethnic villages in Sapa: Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van.    

Brief itinerary:

Day 1 Taking overnight train from Hanoi city to Sapa.
Day 2 Visiting Lung Khau Nhin market (on Thursday).
B, L
Day 3 Easy trekking in Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van villages. B, L

Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Lung Khau Nhin market (opening on Thursday only) on the Day 3.

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 Lung Khau Nhin market (opening on Thursday only) on the Day 3.

Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
We will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 7.00 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: 4-soft sleeper A/C shared cabin | Meals: not applicable.

Day 2: Lao Cai - Lung Khau Nhin market on Thursday - Sapa (B, L)
Upon arrival in Lao Cai station at 6.00am, pick up and spend time for breakfast before driving to the Lung Khau Nhin Thursday market by a van or car. It takes us 2 hours to get there.This is a small market but very colorful in a remote mountainous area where the Flower H'mong mainly gathers to exchange their homemade products. You can not see many tourists visiting this market. After the market we can visit a Flower H'mong village on the way back to Sapa. Overnight in hotel in Sapa.

Transfer from Lao Cai station to Lung Khau market | Walking: 3km | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai Station (B, L)
After breakfast, taking 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. A 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily lifestyles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike. In late afternoon we will transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train to Hanoi. You will be arriving in Hanoi at 5.30 am next day.

Transfer from Sapa to Lao Cai station | Trek: 8km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.




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 
Standard 3* (Bamboo Sapa hotel or equivalent) $235 $15
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $259 $25
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $305 $39

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.