Five-Day Private Sapa Journey from Hanoi with English-Speaking Guide

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Sapa is a former French hill station situated in the valleys near the Chinese border. Its high elevation of 1,600 meters creates its cool climate. This inspired the French to build villas there as a summer retreat. Today, Sapa still attracts visitors for its stunning scenery, comfortable climate, colorful markets, and a variety of ethnic hill tribes living in nearby villages.

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Hanoi - Sapa - Hill tribe villages - Hanoi

Sapa is a former French hill station situated in the valleys near the Chinese border. Its high elevation of 1,600 meters creates its cool climate. This inspired the French to build villas there as a summer retreat. Today, Sapa still attracts visitors for its stunning scenery, comfortable climate, colorful markets, and a variety of ethnic hill tribes living in nearby villages.

Day 1: HANOI – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI

Our trip starts with an overnight train journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai.

Day 2: LAO CAI - SAPA

Arrive early morning in Lao Cai and take a vehicle to Sapa (approx. 45 mins). Check into the hotel, freshen up and have breakfast. We then start with a five to six hour trek to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, Ta Van and Cau May. As we walk through these villages nestled in the valleys below Sapa, we will meet some of the local ethnic minority people. These minority people, including the Red Zao, H'mong and Tay people, walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Overnight in Sapa town. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: SAPA – TA PHIN

Today we walk to Ham Rong Mountain for a panoramic view of Sapa and its surrounds. Once we have come back down, we will then drive six kilometers out of town. From here we commence an hour-long walk to Ta Phin, situated in a wide valley and surrounded by rice paddies. Ta Phin is a Dao community. Dao women are particularly striking as they wear a large red turban often covered with old coins or jewelry. They also shave their hair and eyebrows. Here we have the opportunity to visit a Zao household and learn a little about their way of life. From here we will return to Sapa for lunch and have free time in the afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4: SAPA - HANOI

Today we have an optional market day trip. Depending on the day of the week, this may either be Bac Ha (Sunday), home to the flower H'mong hill tribe minority people or Can Cau takes part on Saturday, Coc Ly on Tuesday. Alternatively you may relax in Sapa town and enjoy the views and local restaurants. Early evening we head back to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5: HANOI

We arrive back to Hanoi station in the early morning. Our guide will arrange a transfer back to your hotel.

Includes

  • Bottled water

  • Meal (refer to the details in the schedule)

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee

  • Accommodation fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Sapa Mountain Tour for 1 Person

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Bottled water / Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:15

    Check-in at Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Departure for Sapa

  • Arrival at Sapa

    Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel accommodation and you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Day 2
  • Walking Tour

    Make your way to various locations south of Sapa. Veer off from popular tourist hubs as you venture onto local villages, lush fields and rivers. Take in the scenic of wonders of rural Vietnam before enjoying lunch at a local village restaurant.

  • Lao Chai Village

    Enjoy a warm cup of tea before a Batik painting lesson taught by an expert. The locals or the Black H'mong are famous for their superb textile products that feature this traditional form of art. You can even take your own creation home as a souvenir!

  • Spend the Night at a Local's House

    Visit Ms. Moo's house for a captivating sunset viewing experience. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot bath before feasting on a H'mong-style dinner. Learn fascinating facts about the local culture from your hosts.

  • Day 3
  • Breakfast at Ms. Moo's Residence

  • Ta Van Village

    Journey across the Muong Hoa valley for an unforgettable trek that will lead you to various scenic sites within the valley. You will then arrive at the Ta Van village where you can spend some time with the locals as you wait for the bus that will take you back to the city.

  • End

    Check-out at Hanoi City Center

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Sapa Mountain Tour for 2 People

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Bottled water / Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:15

    Check-in at Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Departure for Sapa

  • Arrival at Sapa

    Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel accommodation and you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Day 2
  • Walking Tour

    Make your way to various locations south of Sapa. Veer off from popular tourist hubs as you venture onto local villages, lush fields and rivers. Take in the scenic of wonders of rural Vietnam before enjoying lunch at a local village restaurant.

  • Lao Chai Village

    Enjoy a warm cup of tea before a Batik painting lesson taught by an expert. The locals or the Black H'mong are famous for their superb textile products that feature this traditional form of art. You can even take your own creation home as a souvenir!

  • Spend the Night at a Local's House

    Visit Ms. Moo's house for a captivating sunset viewing experience. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot bath before feasting on a H'mong-style dinner. Learn fascinating facts about the local culture from your hosts.

  • Day 3
  • Breakfast at Ms. Moo's Residence

  • Ta Van Village

    Journey across the Muong Hoa valley for an unforgettable trek that will lead you to various scenic sites within the valley. You will then arrive at the Ta Van village where you can spend some time with the locals as you wait for the bus that will take you back to the city.

  • End

    Check-out at Hanoi City Center

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Sapa Mountain Tour for 3 People

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Bottled water / Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:15

    Check-in at Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Departure for Sapa

  • Arrival at Sapa

    Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel accommodation and you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Day 2
  • Walking Tour

    Make your way to various locations south of Sapa. Veer off from popular tourist hubs as you venture onto local villages, lush fields and rivers. Take in the scenic of wonders of rural Vietnam before enjoying lunch at a local village restaurant.

  • Lao Chai Village

    Enjoy a warm cup of tea before a Batik painting lesson taught by an expert. The locals or the Black H'mong are famous for their superb textile products that feature this traditional form of art. You can even take your own creation home as a souvenir!

  • Spend the Night at a Local's House

    Visit Ms. Moo's house for a captivating sunset viewing experience. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot bath before feasting on a H'mong-style dinner. Learn fascinating facts about the local culture from your hosts.

  • Day 3
  • Breakfast at Ms. Moo's Residence

  • Ta Van Village

    Journey across the Muong Hoa valley for an unforgettable trek that will lead you to various scenic sites within the valley. You will then arrive at the Ta Van village where you can spend some time with the locals as you wait for the bus that will take you back to the city.

  • End

    Check-out at Hanoi City Center

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Sapa Mountain Tour for 4 People

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Bottled water / Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:15

    Check-in at Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Departure for Sapa

  • Arrival at Sapa

    Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel accommodation and you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Day 2
  • Walking Tour

    Make your way to various locations south of Sapa. Veer off from popular tourist hubs as you venture onto local villages, lush fields and rivers. Take in the scenic of wonders of rural Vietnam before enjoying lunch at a local village restaurant.

  • Lao Chai Village

    Enjoy a warm cup of tea before a Batik painting lesson taught by an expert. The locals or the Black H'mong are famous for their superb textile products that feature this traditional form of art. You can even take your own creation home as a souvenir!

  • Spend the Night at a Local's House

    Visit Ms. Moo's house for a captivating sunset viewing experience. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot bath before feasting on a H'mong-style dinner. Learn fascinating facts about the local culture from your hosts.

  • Day 3
  • Breakfast at Ms. Moo's Residence

  • Ta Van Village

    Journey across the Muong Hoa valley for an unforgettable trek that will lead you to various scenic sites within the valley. You will then arrive at the Ta Van village where you can spend some time with the locals as you wait for the bus that will take you back to the city.

  • End

    Check-out at Hanoi City Center

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Sapa Mountain Tour for 5 People

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Bottled water / Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:15

    Check-in at Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Departure for Sapa

  • Arrival at Sapa

    Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel accommodation and you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Day 2
  • Walking Tour

    Make your way to various locations south of Sapa. Veer off from popular tourist hubs as you venture onto local villages, lush fields and rivers. Take in the scenic of wonders of rural Vietnam before enjoying lunch at a local village restaurant.

  • Lao Chai Village

    Enjoy a warm cup of tea before a Batik painting lesson taught by an expert. The locals or the Black H'mong are famous for their superb textile products that feature this traditional form of art. You can even take your own creation home as a souvenir!

  • Spend the Night at a Local's House

    Visit Ms. Moo's house for a captivating sunset viewing experience. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot bath before feasting on a H'mong-style dinner. Learn fascinating facts about the local culture from your hosts.

  • Day 3
  • Breakfast at Ms. Moo's Residence

  • Ta Van Village

    Journey across the Muong Hoa valley for an unforgettable trek that will lead you to various scenic sites within the valley. You will then arrive at the Ta Van village where you can spend some time with the locals as you wait for the bus that will take you back to the city.

  • End

    Check-out at Hanoi City Center

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Sapa Mountain Tour for 6 People

Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Bottled water / Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Transportation fee / Admission fee / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 06:15

    Check-in at Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Departure for Sapa

  • Arrival at Sapa

    Upon your arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel accommodation and you can spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

  • Day 2
  • Walking Tour

    Make your way to various locations south of Sapa. Veer off from popular tourist hubs as you venture onto local villages, lush fields and rivers. Take in the scenic of wonders of rural Vietnam before enjoying lunch at a local village restaurant.

  • Lao Chai Village

    Enjoy a warm cup of tea before a Batik painting lesson taught by an expert. The locals or the Black H'mong are famous for their superb textile products that feature this traditional form of art. You can even take your own creation home as a souvenir!

  • Spend the Night at a Local's House

    Visit Ms. Moo's house for a captivating sunset viewing experience. Enjoy a traditional herbal foot bath before feasting on a H'mong-style dinner. Learn fascinating facts about the local culture from your hosts.

  • Day 3
  • Breakfast at Ms. Moo's Residence

  • Ta Van Village

    Journey across the Muong Hoa valley for an unforgettable trek that will lead you to various scenic sites within the valley. You will then arrive at the Ta Van village where you can spend some time with the locals as you wait for the bus that will take you back to the city.

  • End

    Check-out at Hanoi City Center

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  • (For Check-In) Hanoi Old Quarter (Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam) Time: 06:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Hanoi

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Hanoi Old Quarter (Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam) Time: 06:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Lengthy walks under the sun is to be expected. Participants are required to have enough stamina and are able to walk for long periods.

  • Children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Please ensure you have sturdy and comfortable walking shoes as mountain trails can become slippery in wet weather.

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
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  • Accommodations on the first night is at a hotel in Sapa while the second night will be spent at a local's house.

All Packages
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Sapa Mountain Tour for 1 Person
  • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 1.

Sapa Mountain Tour for 2 People
  • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 2.

Sapa Mountain Tour for 3 People
  • You can book a minimum of 3 and maximum of 3.

Sapa Mountain Tour for 4 People
  • You can book a minimum of 4 and maximum of 4.

Sapa Mountain Tour for 5 People
  • You can book a minimum of 5 and maximum of 5.

Sapa Mountain Tour for 6 People
  • You can book a minimum of 6 and maximum of 6.

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  • Any cancellations made between 6 business days (18:00:00 local time) to 3 business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 18:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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