Sapa hill station is one of great highlights for Vietnam tourism. It located on high elevation in northwest of Vietnam near china border. Very famous for so beautiful natural landscape and multi culture of ethnic minority people. Visitors would be easy fascinated by so imposing mountains, terraces rice field, down valley basin is so colorful culture of ethnic people. Within 2 full days in Sapa is allow travelers enjoy sightseeing and explore culture by moderation trekking to villages around the town.

Tour Code: VEHS04
Duration : 4 Days
Tour Type :
Starts / Ends : Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sa Pa hill station – Cat Cat Village – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Hanoi
Tour Level: Moderate
Group Size: Private tour only
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1 Hanoi – Lao Cai (Night train)
Day 2 Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat – Sa Pa
Day 3 Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sa Pa – Lao Cai
Day 4 Hanoi

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Day 1 Hanoi – Lao Cai (Night train)
Our tour will be started at 20:45 at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met by our guide and transferred to the Hanoi Railway station for the overnight train to Sapa.


Day 2 Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat Village – Sa Pa (B, L)
Up on arrive in Lao Cai Railway station at around 06:00, we will be met by a local guide and we transfer up to Sapa town where we will have our breakfast at a local restaurant. We may be tired after one night on the train but the fresh atmosphere and splendid view of the Northwest Mountain will make us relax completely and interest in our coming trip. Arrive at hotel after one hour driving, check in hotel and take a quick shower before going out for our visit the town. Firstly in the morning we climb up the Ham Rong mountain for the overview of Sapa town and villages where will visit after that. After lunch we will have time to walk through the local market to Cat Cat village, home of H’mong, ethnic minority people. Once we walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet the local minority people on the way and we will have chance to visit the home to share culture with families who live here. In the late afternoon we walk back to the town to join the local market. Overnight in Sapa.
Trekking distance 5 km


Day 3 Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Sa Pa – Lao Cai (B, L)
Trekking today by embarking along the buffalo paths and trails through several hill tribe villages, Lao Chai and Ta Van – home of Black H’mong and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor we can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds us. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. After that we return to Sapa by our waiting vehicle and transfer to Lao Cai railway station. Overnight on the train to Hanoi.
Trekking distance 10 km


Day 4 Hanoi
Up on arrival in Hanoi very early in the morning we transfer to our hotel.
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About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give you as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

Trip Price Included:

  • English speaking guide in Hanoi and Sapa
  • Transfer and transportation in Hanoi and Sapa
  • Return train from/to Hanoi
  • Meals indicated in itinerary (2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches)
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Water on day trek (01 bottle of water/day)

Trip Price Excluded

  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses: Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.



  • Stacey

    Hill tribe ethnic minorities in Sapa?

    I ‘ve seen many hill tribe ethnic minorities in Sapa. Could you name some of them?

    • There are many hill tribes in Sapa such as Black H’mong, Zdao, Thai, Giay, Phu La… But the most popular are Black H’mong and Dzao.

  • Harrison

    Can we book 4 Days Sa Pa Daily Tour?

    • Stephen

      Of course, we have sent you reservation form for tours in Sapa, please fill necessary information in empty blank and send us back via email.

  • Is it cold in Sapa in winter?

    • Yes, winter in Sapa is very cold. Make sure that you have prepared warm coat for your Sapa trips in this time.

  • Silvia

    What are your longest tours in Sapa?

    • Stephen

      The longest Sapa tour is 7 days, you can entirely make customized tours in Sapa to extend more time for your vacation in Sapa.

  • Mian Imran

    Are there any things to buy in Sapa?

    • Stephen

      There are many things for you to buy in Sapa trips such as brocades, local food, Vietnamese medicinal herbs…

  • Tony Babor

    Is 4 Days Sa Pa – Bac Ha Market Tour available?

    • We are available 4 Days Sa Pa – Bac Ha Market Tour included visiting Hanoi – Bac Ha market – Sapa.

  • Rick Pain

    What is the weather in Sapa like in winter?

    • The weather in Sapa is very cold like other regions in northern Vietnam. It is easy to meet the heavy mist that can runs for days and it can reduce your visibility in some places.

  • Olivia

    How many days is enough for a Sapa tour?

    • Angela

      Normal should be 5 days 4 nights (except 2 nights on train to & return) for a nce trip in Sapa.

  • Camille

    05 days can travel in Halong & Sapa tour, can’t it?

    • Angela

      It is possible. You will have 02 days 3nights in Sapa and 2 days in Halong Bay/ Please give me your arrival & departure time to have the good itinerary.

  • Adalicia

    Bus or private car to Sapa?

    I don’t want to sleep overnight on train to Sapa. Can I take a bus or private car to Sapa and how long for this distance?

    • Angela

      In fact, night travel train will help you more comfortable than bus or private car. If you still want to bus/car to Sapa, it takes 8 hours to get there.

  • Adalie

    Do you any French speaking guide in Sapa? I want to hire 1 day for Sapa tour.

    • Angela

      Yes, we have both French & English guide. The price is around 25usd/per day. If you want to have group tour/private tour in Sapa, please give me your email address. We will send immediately.

  • Where can we find the main post office in Lao Cai?

    • You can find the main post office near the river but it is not convenience to get there. Some next to the station or border are a good choice. All are available long distance phone services.

  • Is there any other choice for market in Lao Cai?

    We want to avoid tourist crowds in Bac Ha market?

  • What is highest peak of Vietnam?

    • The highest peak in Vietnam is Fansipan which is located in Hoang Lien National Park at 3143 m above sea level.

  • Purple

    Are there any ATMs in Lao Cai?

    • It quite hard to find an ATM over Lao Cai, but there is an ATM of BIDV near the station and an ATM of Argribank near the border.

  • Micheal

    What will you recommend for sightseeing in Sapa?

    • You can catch wonderful views in Muong Hoa valley and Mount Fansipan when visiting Sapa.

  • Juliet

    Is it easy to find a hotel in Lao Cai?

    • Stephen

      There are many options for hotels and accommodations in Lao Cai. You can find a lot of them near the train and bus station as well as near the border.

  • Jessica

    Can we access internet in Lai Cai?

    • Not like big cities and towns, you can only access internet in some tourist sites or in some restaurants or hotels.

  • Whitmeyer

    Is it possible for us to visit Sapa in one day?

    • Actually you can visit Sapa in one day but it quite hard and there is not too much things thing to do and see in one day. We strongly recommend you taking 2 or 3 day for Sapa trip for visiting hill tribes, trekking, cycling as well as enjoy homestay and many other highlights in Sapa.

  • Christian

    New Hanoi – Lao Cai highway?

    We heard that the Hanoi-Lao Cai highway is newly opened in September. Could you tell me how much time have been reduced when traveling by bus in this new route from Hanoi to Sapa?

    • Stephen

      The calculated time is reduced from 7 hours (before) to 3.5 hours if traveling in this high way from Hanoi to Lao Cai province.

  • Polata

    How can I get to Sapa from Hanoi?

    • Stephen

      You can get from Hanoi to Sapa by overnight train or car. However, most visitors choose overnight train because of its safety and comfortableness.

  • Charles Hill

    How many days are sufficient to have a Sapa Tour?

    • Tracey

      It depends on your time you have in Vietnam. You can spend 2 or 3 days to discover Sapa and its colorful markets or spend more days for conquer Fansipan Peak.

  • How can we get around Sapa with small budget?

    • Tracey

      Hire a cycle or motor cycle seems to be the good way to experience Sapa in its best. You should hire motorbike to fully explore the natural beauty here. There are a lot places for hiring motorbike along the way with reasonable prices ranging from 100 000 – 200.000 VND/ day.