If you are traveling to the northern parts of Vietnam and if you love nature and tribe cultures, you simply can’t miss trekking in Sapa.
Located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, Sapa is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam. Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.
Joining this incredible trekking tour, you will have opportunity to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Sa Pa, immerse yourself in the everyday lives of the hill tribes, meeting H’Mong, Black H’Mong and Red Dao minority people.
- Learn about Vietnam’s diverse ethnic minority cultures from your experienced guide
- Meet members of the H’Mong, Black H’Mong, Red Dzao and other minority peoples
- Learn about traditional lifestyles among the rice terraces of the Hoang Lien Son mountains
- Travel from Hanoi on board an air-conditioned sleeper train
- Enjoy sweeping views of verdant rice fields and forests
- Take a small-group tour limited to 8, to ensure a more personalized experience
- Tour guide pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station.
- Train return tickets in 04 berths sharing cabinet, A/C Wooden Soft sleeper.(If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us).
- Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request)
- Twin /Double rooms at hotel in Sapa
- Meal as mentioned in the program ( 2B= Breakfast, 2L = Lunch, 2D = Dinner ) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
- Entrance fees, sightseeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
- Purified water and wet towel
- Private car transfer in Sapa
- Shower room after the tour on the 3rd day (if you choose to check out)
- All taxes and service charge.
- Hotel early check-in/late check-out
- Travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- Extra nights spent in the accommodation in Sapa after the tour on the 3rd day
- Other personal expenses
- Other services not mentioned above
Minimum 30% Deposit to confirm the Voucher
Pre Full Paid before Departure
- A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
- The rest of the payment should be paid 07 days before arrival.
- If the booking is cancelled up to 10 days prior to the arrival date, there is no cancellation fee.
- If the booking is cancelled less than 10 days prior to the arrival date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to bring:
- Original passport with valid visa
- Camera and rolls of film
- Warm clothes, especially between November and March, along with trekking shoes and a raincoat
- Wide brim hat
- Comfortable shoes
- Rain gear
- Warm clothes
- Small amount of cash
- Personal medicines
- Insect repellent
We will let you know in booking confirmation
Tour Detail Itinerary
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20.30pm: tour guide comes to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai (overnight on the train, the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning). Arrive Lao Cai 5:30 or 6:00 am.Sapa is the focal point for mountain travel in
Sapa is the focal point for mountain travel in Vietnam and is a riot of colour and atmosphere as people from the myriad ethnic minorities of the hills gather in the markets.
The ‘Flower Hmong’ wear rainbow-coloured smocks, while the Red Dao’s traditional costume is a more muted indigo but topped off with a bright red headdress. When all of the mountain people congregate, the result is a feast for the eyes and the senses.
*** It takes about 9 hours to go from Hanoi to Sapa by night train.
The train arrives Lao Cai station at around 6:00 am. Our guide will pick you up at exit gate of the train station there and transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colors of its hill tribe population – flashes of shining silver jewellery from the necks and wrists of indigo-clad H’mong and the scarlet hues of the turbans worn by the Red Dao can be seen. It is here you will find hands stained with color from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
After having breakfast at a local restaurant, you start the trip on foot to explore the Cat Cat village of ethnic Hmong – discovered by the French who chose to use the area as a resort in the early twentieth century. Coming to Cat Cat village, you will be visiting hydropower station, waterfall of the Cat Cat village, and learn about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, forged agricultural tools,…Then pick up from Cat Cat village back to Sa Pa town for walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black H’Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Overnight at a hotel in Sapa
Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning start trekking from Sapa to Ta Phin valley. Walking through the town for about 20 minutes before turning to a dirt road to Ma Tra Village, were inhabited by Black H’mong ethic. Continue trekking up the village and getting through paddies fields will lead you to an ancient Catholic abbey, built by French colonists. Walk 2 km more to reach Ta Phin Village for exploring the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethnic people and having picnic lunch before exploring the village and Ta Phin Cave and small hamlet of Black H’mong people. At the end of day, return to Sapa by van with group to have a dinner. Rest of the day at leisure for explore the town, its market and sloping streets with all the colorful handicrafts.
In the late afternoon, the car will pick you up for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Hanoi train Station your time with us comes to an end. Here you can catch a taxi back to your hotel by yourself.
- Private Group
- Adventure Activities
- Walking & Trekking
- Private Couple
- Group of Friends
- Family with Children
- Old Persons over 50s
- Teenager Activities
- Executive Retreats
- Women Only
- For Everyone
Means of Transportation
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- Group Tour Guider