Prices will depend on travel date, hotel choice, room category and number of people travelling.
Please note that all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered to suit your requirements.
Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
Day 2: Lao Cai station – Muong Khuong market on Sunday (B, L)
Day 3: Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Sapa (B, L)
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai station (B, L)
- 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
- 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.
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Drinks, tips, gratuities and personal expenses.
- Other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.
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Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)
Transfer from hotel to train station | Night train: 4-soft sleeper A/C shared cabin | Meals: not applicable.
Overnight on 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.
Attractions & Review :
Lao Cai station - Muong Khuong market on Sunday (B, L)
Transfer from Lao Cai station to Muong Khuong | Trek: 8km, easy grade | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) English speaking guide |Freshen up services | Meals: B, L.
Meeting your Sapa guide and driver upon your arrival to Lao Cai station early in the morning, freshen up and Breakfast before transferring 55km to Muong Khuong. The road was recently upgraded to ensure smooth drive and enjoy beautiful scenery of the lush mountainous region along the way with some stops for nature wanders and photos. Arriving to the market place you will spend the whole morning joining the local tribal peoples of different groups coming from remote villages to attend the market for their most important week end activities. Shopping? Of course. You can see a variety of things for sales from farming products, medicinal herbs, spices to Chinese made electronic appliances… but is not as important as meeting, contacting, socializing and enjoying food! It is easy to realize the H’mong and Dao through their colorful dresses and head gears who are the massive at the market. The Ha Nhi, Tu Zi, Tu Lao peoples in smaller numbers and wear unique traditional costumes which are not so colorful but beautiful. You will sit down for a simple Lunch while the market is getting over. The trip back to Lao Cai is more interesting for having lot chances for personal contacts with locals on the way back to their villages. Then the road goes uphill to Sapa offers spectacular view of mountain and valleys to make the drive shorter. Arriving in Sapa in middle afternoon, check in hotel and enjoying a leisured walk around this charming town.
Attractions & Review :
Sapa - Ma Tra - Ta Phin - Sapa (B, L)
Trekking: 3km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.
Starting from hotel with your guide, you will follow a trail running through fruit and orchard gardens, lush pine forests to a Black Hmong ethnic minority village named Ma Tra, isolated away from the civilization. Chickens, water buffalo, pot – belly pigs and piggy everywhere, some locals will be happy to invite us to their home which offers chances to see their dwellings, weaving’s on belly looms to makes traditional costumes out of hemp fiber…Our path weaves itself up and down hills, through valleys with terraced rice fields which create spectacular landscapes. After picnic Lunch, we get to Ta Phin Commune where the Black H’mong and the Red Zao live together. It is very interesting to realize culture assimilation: Which can be mixed and which one can’t? At the end of the footpath, our car is waiting for us for the return journey to Sapa.
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Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Lao Cai station (B, L)
Transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa | Trek: 14km, easy grade | English speaking guide | Hotel: Bamboo Sapa (or equivalent) | Meals: B, L.
Today morning, you will explore the spectacular Muong Hoa. A Jeep will take us out of the town, following the only road built on the side of a mountain range, looking down the valley, over viewing magnificent landscapes composed of high mountains, deep valleys, and stream of water winding, waterfalls and terraced rice paddies…walking trail can be seen clearly from the road winding up and down hills on the other side of Muong Hoa River to connect village to villages… Our suggested walk starts from Lao Chai village of the H’mong along the river to Ta Van, the Zay village. Our Jeep will pick us up at Ta Van Bridge and drive back to Sa Pa at noon. Afternoon is at your leisure for wandering Sapa town and market until late afternoon when transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train back to Hanoi.