A glimpse of Sapa

Night 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Please, be ready at your hotel lobby at 20.30 for a short transfer to Hanoi railways station. Tonight you will travel to Lao Cai on sleeping train in the most comfortable 4 bed cabin of Victoria compartment or in 2 bed deluxe cabin of other train carriage.

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Day 1: Sapa Town – Ta Phin Commune
The train arrives in Lao Cai early at about 06.00, meet your guide as you check out the station. In a private car, you will travel uphill the Hoang Lien Son mountains to Sapa and enjoy as many stops as you wish for over views of valleys and terraced rice fields as well as magnificent scenery.

Breakfast and check in Victoria hotel upon arrival to Sa Pa if your room available. Later your guide will show you around this charming town for a brief introduction. Ten minute walk from Victoria hotel, you will be the market where ethnic minority people of different groups wearing their traditional costumes made by themselves comes every day selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs…there are chances to get intact and taking photos.

In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin commune. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin Commune is home to the Red Zao and Black H’mong ethnic. Although living close to each other for years, these two ethnic peoples are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Zao are economical and reserved…

You will transfer to the center of the valley car and from here take an easy walk following village path around the valley, passing by and paying visit to Black Hemming houses scattering on mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your feet. Continue your walk to the Red Zao village in which you will meet groups women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags… Drive back to Sapa.

Evening is set free at your leisure. You may have dinner at the fine restaurant of the Victoria Hotel or your guide may help you to book a table in a chosen restaurant in town.

  • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own
  • Accommodation: Victoria Hotel in Sapa

Day 2: Visit Muong Hoa Valley – Night train to Hanoi
Two high ranges of mountains run in parallel north of Sapa town create a narrow and long valley, the Muong Hoa, the most famous valley for its breathtaking scenery valley in the region which is home to the major part of Sapa’s ethnic population including the H’mong, Zao, Zay, Tay and Xa Pho.

Today you will spend the whole day exploring the spectacular Muong Hoa. Your car will take you along 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…Many time, leaving the main road, you will enjoy short walk to tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay, Su Pan of the Black H’mong, Ban Ho of the Tay… meeting locals at home and at works. Leaving Ban Ho in afternoon, your car takes you back to Sapa, freshen up and then transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the Victoria overnight train to Hanoi which arrives in Hanoi early at 05.30 to 06.00 next morning.

  • Breakfast and Lunch included, Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in 4 bed cabin of the Victoria carriage or other deluxe train carriage in 2 bed cabin

Tour Price per person in US Dollars

Pakage 01 pax 02 pax 03 pax 04 pax 05 pax 06 pax 07 pax 08 pax
Basic hotel 590 $ 326 $ 315 $ 296 $ 280 $ 265 $ 260 $ 255 $

Tour price includes

  • Transfer with private car as indicated in day by day itinerary.
  • Return train tickets in 4 bed cabin of Victoria carriage or deluxe 2 bed cabin of other train carriage.
  • Accommodation: 1 night in Superior room, Victoria Sa Pa Hotel.
  • All meals as listed in day by day itinerary.
  • Visiting fee, tax and service charge.
  • Local English speaking tour guide.

Tour price excludes

  • Meals not indicated in day by day itinerary.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
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