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TRIP CODE: SMH-M-2  |  Departure: every Friday & every Saturday, 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 Muong Hum market (opening on every Sunday) 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 - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Muong Hum market.


  • Muong Hum market, beside a normal shopping place, play an important role to spiritual life of local ethnic peoples.
  • Visit 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 Easy trekking in Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van village.
B, L
Day 3 Visiting Muong Hum market (on Sunday). B, L

Note: The itinerary is flexible, you can also visit Muong Hum (opening on Sunday only) on the Day 2.

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 Muong Hum (opening on Sunday only) on the Day 2.

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: 4-soft sleeper A/C shared cabin | Meals: not applicable.

Day 2: Lao Cai station - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (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 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. And then continuing 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 | Trek: 14km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel in Sapa town | Meals: B, L.

Day 3: Sapa - Muong Hum market (B, L)
This gives you an alternative option to visit a Sunday market in the remote area which is different from Bac Ha market. Leave Sapa early in the morning we take the bus down to Lao Cai Muong Hummarket which is located 35km from Y Ty border. On Sunday Muong Hum is always packed with colorful ethnic minorities such as Ha Nhi, Phu La, Tu Di, Black Dao, Giay, Red Hmong as well as Black Hmong. Muong Hum market is more authentic and less visited compared with Bac Ha market. After spending the whole morning exploring the market you will have lunch in a local restaurant then we go to visit the village of Ha Nhi tribe. Go back to Lao Cai to have dinner and take the night train back Hanoi.

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) $215 $15
Superior 3*+ (Chau Long hotel or equivalent) $239 $25
Deluxe 4* (Victoria Sapa hotel) $285 $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.