Day 1: Hanoi Sapa (L,D)
6:30am-7:00am You will be picked up from your hotel begin your trip to Sapa.
9:30am You'll have a first break on your way to Lao Cai city.
11:00am Another short break upon arrival to Lao Cai City. Once arrived to Sapa at
1pm You will meet local ethnic people of Hmong, Dzao, Tay tribes in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy local Vietnamese lunch and check-in to your hotel after.
2:30pm You'll continue your tour by driving to Cat Cat village, a home to the Black Hmong people, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Your local guide will introduce you to daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley.The 2-hour trekking distance is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles). In the afternoon you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner at 6pm and your overnight stay.
Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho Lao Chai Ta Van village (B,L,D)
7:00am-7:45am Have breakfast at hotel and prepare a light pack for a long 5-km (3-mile) trek. Take a short ride to Y Linh Ho, then trek through the rice terraces, along Muong Hoa Stream to Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Then trek to Ta Van village home of Dzay ethnic people. Total trekking distance is about 9 km (5.6 miles) and it lasts 4 hours.
11:30am A bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to head back to Sapa. After lunch at 12:00pm enjoy free time in the afternoon and discover Sapa town by yourself. In the evening return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Sapa Ham Rong Mountain Bus to Ha Noi (B,L)
8:30am After breakfast the tour guide will pick you up at trek to Ham Rong (Dragons Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way. Walking up through two Heaven Gates you will get to the top of Ham Rong Mountain to observe a spectacular view. This 2-hour trekking route is approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) long.
11:00am You will be back to your hotel to check out and have lunch.
3:00pm you will meet with group members and by 3:30pm you will leave back to Hanoi. On your way back you will have two stops for breaks and arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at 9:00pm.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 3 Days
Departure Time :
6:45 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Departure Details :
Charming Vietnam Travel, 37A Hàng Thùng, street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
Traveler pickup is offered
Free pick up/Drop off Hotels located in Old Quater of Hanoi.
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Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Visit the beautiful Sapa - a famous market town in Northwest Vietnam, where colorful ethnic groups such as the Red Dzao, H'Mong, Dzay live in Cat Cat, Lao Chai and Ta Van Village, Ham Rong Moutain. Learn about their hill tribe cultures and see the life of locals during this 3 day bus tour from Hanoi.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Multi-Day Trip
- Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
- Get inside tips from a local
- Hotel pickup included
Know More about this tour
Day 1: Hanoi Sapa (L,D)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transfer on modern AC bus
Transfer on modern AC bus from hotel to local villages
English-speaking tour guide
Meals as per itinerary: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
2-night Deluxe room in Sapa Legend Hotel on twin sharing basis at 11 Muong Hoa Road, Sapa Town
Free pick up/Drop off Hotels located in Old Quater of Hanoi. For Hotels far from Old Quater of Hanoi. Please come to our office: 03 Gia Ngu str, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi.
For AirBnBs and Apartments, it is quite hard to pick up then please come to our office: 03 Gia Ngu str, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi. We would drop you at our office after the tour
For Hotels far from Old Quater of Hanoi. Please come to our office: 03 Gia Ngu str, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi. For AirBnBs and Apartments, it is quite hard to pick up then please come to our office: 03 Gia Ngu str, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Old people should not attend a long trek (6 km) due to possible challenges, especially in rainy weather
Handicapped people and children under 6 years old should not attend this tour
Homestay is totally different from hotel due to its basic and simple facilities
Please bring: trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent, any special medication. Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
Please have some cash with you in Vietnamese Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesnt function well. US Dollars, Euros, Australian Dollars are also accepted in Sapa
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
The trip included only one real trekk through the rice fields on day 2 which was very good. In the free afternoon that day we went up to Fansipan. Our guide spoke good English. Also I suppose like with most tours we were on a schedule and there was barely time to take a photo before you have to start running after the guide. Day 1 was visiting flower gardens with few flowers and Day 3 was a walk through Cat Cat Village which is not authentic and consists of shops only. On days 1 and 3 we saw 0 rice paddies. Other than the schedule, the trip was nicely organised, the hotel was good with mountain view balcony, meals included were generous portions although pretty much the same set menu for most meals. The deluxe bus was a 7-seater to Sapa and 18 back to Hanoi (misleading tour photo) and as so many people had to be dropped off we were at the hotel at 9:45pm. We got a bottle of water and soft drink voucher in each direction which we appreciated.
Below the expectation with the exception of the hiking on the second day. Nice rice pads but a bit difficult
The transport was ok except for unaccurate departure time - the driver was an hour late. The car itself is excellent. The ride back to Hanoi took 5.5 hours. The hotel was actually a guest house, but the food and service were great.
Only the 2nd day worth as cat cat and dragon mountain are over tour.
The 7 seater minivan was truly luxury, with soft padded leather seats, usb charing ports and free water. Thankfully we had some passengers who could translate for us, as our driver to Sapa spoke no english. The walks to visit the local villages were great. The guides spoke English and we were able to learn about local village life. The walk on the second day was longer than was advertised, 15km instead of 9km, but really beautiful country. It was an experience to be trekking up and down rice paddies. There were plenty of guides to assist you negotiating some of the trickier paths. Of course there was some pressure to buy items from them. The food provided at our accommodation, was amazing, we could never eat it all, but the quality was excellent. Being able to package the trip to Sapa, the village tours, and have some free time in Sapa was great.
This trip did not have a guide available for the whole trip, which it could use. On the bus were a number of clients on different trips of different durations, staying at different hotels in Sapa. I was dropped off on a Sapa street, and was given verbal instructions on how to climb the stairs in a nearby alley, to a hotel, where i was given further instructions on the location of my actual hotel. The hotel front desk staff had information on each of my day hikes, which had a different guide for each day. Hotel and restaurant was fine for a three star quality establishment, as I was not expecting Inter-Continental standards in a remote mountainous community. Treks each day were challenging, scenery was outstanding, and interacting with the tribal people in their communities was very interesting. People should be aware of the altitude and cool climate in Sapa when coming from the tropical lowlands. On the return to Hanoi another client and I were dropped off at a downtown street, and was given money by our guide to hail a taxi to return to our hotel. then left on our own. More effort should be given by Viator to provide a central guide source for this multi-day trip, and to be returned to the hotel of the client. However, Sapa should not be missed when visiting Vietnam, and overall the tour experience was very positive.