Sapa and Bac Ha in Style

Sapa and Bac Ha in Style

High in the mountains of North-West Vietnam, Sapa is home to a variety of ethnic minorities living in remote villages. This former French hill station offers excellent trekking opportunities and cultural insights. Just before the harvest season, the hillside terraces are defined in infinite shades of green. In winter, the fog rolls in and Sapa becomes a romantic, mist-shrouded retreat, perfect for nights around the fireplace. This journey will also bring you to the traditional Sunday Market of Bac Ha, where the ethnically diverse people of the region meet to sell their handmade clothes and other handicrafts.
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Day 1

Train Journey to Lao Cai (Thursday)

We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Hanoi Railway Station for an overnight rail journey to Lao Cai. Overnight in a comfortable air-conditioned cabin.

Accommodation: On the train
Meals: Not included
Transfer distance: 5 km
Please note:
A transfer without tour guide to the train station in Hanoi; no escorting tour guide on the train.
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Day 2

Transfer to Sapa & Trekking to Local Villages (Friday)

On arrival in Lao Cai, you will be met and transferred to the hotel and Spa for breakfast and a chance to freshen up.
Start your day with a short walk through Sapa and continue down a trail with a view of the expansive valley and terraced hillsides. Walk through traditional Black H’mong ethnic minority villages, learn how indigo is used to dye clothes, and enjoy watching children play in a local school. This mountain hike will take you on charming trails winding among the rice terraces. Pass the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, where you will be picked up by your car to return to Sapa.
Accommodation: In Sapa
Meals Breakfast, Lunch (lunch box)
Transfer distance: 40 km
Please note:
Check-in time is from 14.00, and check-out time is 12.00 (noon)
Day 3

Sapa Free & Easy Day (Saturday)

Discover Sapa at your own pace. An interesting place to visit is the Sapa market where Red Dao, Black H’mong and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their traditional embroidery, silverware and handicrafts.
Accommodation: In Sapa
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: Nil
Day 4

Overland Travel to Bac Ha & Return to Lao Cai, Journey to Hanoi (Sunday)

Drive to Bac Ha in the morning for the Sunday Market and immerse yourself in the traditional life of local ethnic groups such as Lo Lo, Giay, Flower Hmong, Nung and Tay. Take a walking tour of Ban Pho village and observe everyday life there. Afterwards, transfer to Lao Cai railway station for the Victoria overnight train back to Hanoi.
Accommodation: On the train
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 170 km
Day 5

Arrive Hanoi & Transfer to Hotel

Your driver will meet you at Hanoi train station and take you to your hotel.
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Breakfast
Transfer distance: 5 km
Please note:
A transfer without guide from the train station to your hotel in Hanoi.

Tour RATES & details

A rough idea of the price and what is included in this tour program. The exact price depends on season, accommodation and activities, it will be provided on your personalised quote.

Group SizeDeluxe
2 persons520
3 – 6 persons470
7 – 10 persons409
Single Supp.225
  • Rates are quoted in USD per person based on double-sharing occupancy.
  • Rates are subject to change with or without prior notice. Amasia Travel reserve the right to change the quoted prices.
  • Rates do not apply over Christmas and New Year.
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in a twin/double room at the Hôtel de la Coupole – MGallery
  • Day use of hotel in Lao Cai on day 4
  • Three breakfasts and one lunch
  • All sightseeing as specified, including entrance fees
  • Transportation and transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round trip ticket on high-quality sleeper train Hanoi to Lao Cai (sharing a 4-berth cabin)
  • English-speaking guide for day trips in Sapa & Bac Ha
  • Government tax and service charges
  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnamese visa
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary

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