3-Night Sapa Trekking Tour From Hanoi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Departure Time :
    8pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Hanoi Railway Station at 5am
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a round-trip journey to northwest Vietnam by overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai and Sapa, where youll embark on two moderate treks past rice terraces and scenic mountain valleys to local villages. With an experienced private guide at your side, observe the daily lifestyle of the Black Hmong, Red Dao and Dzay people as you interact with villagers and gain insight into tribal traditions. Relax in the evening, with free time to explore the colorful market town of Sapa, including overnight accommodation at a 3 or 4-star hotel.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

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Day 1 : Hanoi - Overnight train to Sapa on 4-berth cabin on air-conditioned sleeper train

Day 2: Lao Cai Sapa (B, L, D)
Upon arrival in Lao Cai at dawn, youre transferred to Sapa. You can leave your luggage at the tour office and enjoy a shower plus a full buffet breakfast at Hotel.
Once youre refreshed and fortified, your morning trek departs from Sapa to Ta Phin valley. Walk with your experienced guide through the town for about 20 minutes before turning down a dirt road to Ma Tra, a Black Hmong village defined by its traditional clothing and customs.
The moderate hiking route through this rural community offers more picturesque vistas of vegetable gardens and rice terraces flanked by green mountains rising in the background. You have time to visit with local families and learn about traditional fiber processing before continuing your trek to Ta Phin village, located in one of the most scenic valleys in Vietnam.
Stop here for a simple picnic lunch before exploring the village, admiring the embroidered clothing and red headscarves worn by the tribal women of this ethnic group called the Red Dao.
In the afternoon, youll return to Sapa by private, air-conditioned vehicle to check in to your hotel and eat dinner. Youre free to explore the charming town's sloping streets or the market with many colorful handicrafts, or head up to Ham Rong peak for a fantastic photo op over Sapa (depending on weather conditions; entrance fee not included).
  • Overnight in Paris Boutique Hotel, Sapa Diamond Hotel or similar (3 stars option)
  • Overnight in Sapa Legend Hotel, Amazing SapaHotel or similar (4 stars option)
Day 3 Sapa Lao Cai Hanoi (B, L)
Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning and depart on a second trek from the town of Sapa to Golden Stream valley. Todays hike offers more stunning views of rice terraces and gardens as well as Mt Fansipan, whose summit rises 10,312 feet (3,143 meters) above sea level.
After crossing a suspension bridge, marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you continue through the Golden Stream valley, stopping at Lao Chai village for lunch.
After your meal, follow your guide on a walk through this village where Black Hmong people reside, and continue on to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay tribe. This part of the hike is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended.
Youll visit with some local families and learn about their daily lifestyle and fascinating culture, before departing to the main road to meet up with your driver and return to Sapa.
A shower is available at the hotel, followed by an afternoon free to explore the town on your own.
In the evening, depart Sapa for Lao Cai, where youll take the night train back to Hanoi.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Lao CaiAfter you’re picked up from your Hanoi hotel in the evening, you’re transferred by private vehicle to Hanoi Railway Station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Relax aboard the comfortable train car and get a good night's sleep in preparation for the next day's trek.
Overnight: 4-berth cabin on air-conditioned sleeper train
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L, D)Upon arrival in Lao Cai at dawn, you’re transferred by shuttle bus to Sapa. The bus ride uphill takes a bit more than an hour, giving you a glimpse of the region's stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces along the way.
When you reach Sapa, you can leave your luggage at the tour office and enjoy a shower plus a full buffet breakfast at Chau Long Hotel.
Once you’re refreshed and fortified, your morning trek departs from Sapa to Ta Phin valley. Walk with your experienced guide through the town for about 20 minutes before turning down a dirt road to Ma Tra, a Black Hmong village defined by its traditional clothing and customs.
The moderate hiking route through this rural community offers more picturesque vistas of vegetable gardens and rice terraces flanked by green mountains rising in the background. You have time to visit with local families and learn about traditional fiber processing before continuing your trek to Ta Phin village, located in one of the most scenic valleys in Vietnam.
Stop here for a simple picnic lunch before exploring the village, admiring the embroidered clothing and red headscarves worn by the tribal women of this ethnic group called the Red Dao.
In the afternoon, you’ll return to Sapa by private, air-conditioned vehicle to check in to your hotel and eat dinner. You’re free to explore the charming town's sloping streets or the market with many colorful handicrafts, or head up to Ham Rong peak for a fantastic photo op over Sapa (depending on weather conditions; entrance fee not included).
Overnight: 4-star U Sapa Hotel or 3 stars Bamboo Sapa Hotel
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B, L)Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning and depart on a second trek from the town of Sapa to Golden Stream valley. Today’s hike offers more stunning views of rice terraces and gardens as well as Mt Fansipan, whose summit rises 10,312 feet (3,143 meters) above sea level.
After crossing a suspension bridge, marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you continue through the Golden Stream valley, stopping at Lao Chai village for lunch.
After your meal, follow your guide on a walk through this village where Black Hmong people reside, and continue on to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay tribe. This part of the hike is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended.
You’ll visit with some local families and learn about their daily lifestyle and fascinating culture, before departing to the main road to meet up with your driver and return to Sapa.
A shower is available at the hotel, followed by an afternoon free to explore the town on your own.
In the evening, depart Sapa for Lao Cai, where you’ll take the night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight: 4-berth cabin on air-conditioned sleeper train
Day 4: HanoiEnd your tour at Hanoi Railway Station at 5am.

Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Inclusions

Hotel pickup from Hanoi hotels

Round-trip train fare from Hanoi including 2-nights' sleeper car accommodation

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Overnight accommodation in 4-star hotel

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel drop-off

Gratuities (optional)

Optional activity fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

A moderate amount of hiking is involved

Sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes and insect repellent is recommended

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Rates are based on twin-share accommodations

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Apr-2016

    This tour is amazing! We stayed in a 4-star hotel in Sapa that was brand new and had a great view of the mountains Amazing Hotel, had a private tour just myself and my husband with a great guide for the 2 days of trecking Phaj Muas belongs to one of the local minority tribes, speaks impressive English and took us through trails where we could see beautiful landscape and how local tribes live, always respecting our pace. Only cons relate to the tiredness of the overnight in the train to arrive and leave Sapa and also to the fact that we could not do an early check in at our hotel in our arrival to Sapa, so we were taken to the agency to another hotel to take a shower not the best installations and have breakfast and also before our return to Hanoi.
    I definitely recommend this tour!

  • 04-Jan-2016

    I thought everything was amazing. Really happy with this tour including the trek and our guide Thinh (or spelt Thanh). The only thing I thought could have been better was the dinners, it seemed very samey on the two nights we were in Sapa and very simple. A choice for dinner would have been great.

  • 13-Dec-2015

    Best Part of my trip to Vietnam. The tour guide was very informative and fun. The town is a must visit to all visitors to Vietnam. Be prepared for cold weather during winter.

  • 01-Dec-2015

    Viator sub-contracted this tour out to a company called Bravo IndoChina tours who were a complete shambles. We got picked up from our hotel to be taken to the train station by someone who didn't have a clue about the tour and turned out to only be a random Uber taxi driver. We were also dropped off unnecessarily early to the station.

    When we got to Sapa we were briefly met by the guide who led us to breakfast at a different hotel to the one that we were actually staying at. He informed us we could check into our hotel at 8.15 which he'd confirmed with the reception. We went there but couldn't actually get our room until 9.30.

    The trekking was ok but more of a walk through the countryside. It was a big pity the guide didn't do anything to deter the local women from constantly following us and trying to sell us trinkets. This really took away from a beautiful part of the world.

    Bravo had been in contact with me before the tour as apparently we needed a voucher that was different to the Viator one. Despite chasing them many times they never actually sent it to me even though they kept saying they would. Eventually they sent it to our guide. this voucher was also to be exchanged for our train tickets for the overnight train back to Hanoi. My friend and I were given tickets for berths in carriages at opposite ends of the train but verbally told they were actually meant for the same cabin and just to go there. However, when we did this the train staff weren't happy at all and kept asking us to move.

  • 01-Nov-2015

    We had a great experience in Sapa. Our guide TimLuan was fantastic - informative, entertaining, extremely patient in answering our many questions and very attentive to our comfort and safety on the tracks we loved the detours off the main paths. Our two walks through the countryside were varied, both with beautiful scenery and a great insight into life in the region. Lunches were enjoyed in unique settings. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and congratulate Bravo Indochina Tours

  • 26-Oct-2015

    Tony in the office is VERY helpful and can write proper English. I had problems at the train station, he called, what's app........and helped.
    I saw others tour guide can speak much better English.