A Real Life Sapa Package Tour 3 Days

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3 days 2 nights
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What To Expect

Your Sapa package tour first step will be set in Lao Cai province where you find out a hive of colorful activity with fresh produce, a butcher’s section not for the squeamish and hill-tribe people from surrounding villages heading here most days to sell handicrafts. Then, you will spend your days in there on Sapa hiking, one of the best Sapa hiking trails in Vietnamese mountainous area, which is famous for its fantastic countryside scenery and local ethical culture. Take advantage of the mingling in the thick and interminable forest and mountain is glimpse of Hmong ethnic homes, like bird nests clinging to the cliffs and rice paddy terraces before you return your modern world.”


Highlights of 3 days Sapa package trip: 

  • Have a close glance in the daily life of Vietnamese ethnic minorities through the boisterous place – local market.
  • A unique Sapa hiking trails experience escorted by a professional expert guide.
  • Hike up to the most beautiful and photogenic section of Sapa town on the ridge of the mountains.
  • Be a guest at local resident house and witness the cultural differences making how original experience is.
ItineraryRoute map

Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai

Hanoi Departure: We will pick you up at the hotel then transfer to the station for a night train leading to Sapa. The train leaves at 22.00 from Hanoi railway station, which spends about 10 hours to get there.

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Free-time Idea(s): If you want to find Vietnamese taste in the deep inside of Hanoi, there are some following guidance:

  • Cha ca La Vong (14 Cha Ca St), Hanoi is a 100-year-old restaurant that is often a must-not-miss in guidebooks. It serves one iconic, delicious dish, called cha ca la Vong, which also happens to be the name of the restaurant.
  • Just as its name: Ancient Town (89 Hang Bac St), this restaurant is located on an very old street of Hanoi and also offers Vietnamese traditional food. Moreover, the restaurant is simply and elegantly decorated and will bring you the most comfortable feeling.

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Today useful note(s):

  • To make it safe, you should lock the door of cabin when you are inside.
  • If you require a private cabin, please feel free to give us a request.

Meals: __/__/__

Overnight on train (4-berth sharing cabin)

Day 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market (only on Sunday) – Sapa

Lao Cai Welcome: Freshen up in the morning at Lao Cai railway station and start your day by dropping in regional market which shows you how Vietnamese ethnic minority’s life is.
Lao Cai province of northern Vietnam borders the Chinese border and is home to a number of different ethnic minorities that have lived in the area for centuries. Lao Cai and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam

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Local life discovery:

  • Experience the noisy atmosphere at Bac Ha market the largest market in the region, here you will meet Flower Hmong (Red Hmong), Black Dao, Tay, Nung, La Chi, Phu La and other minority groups who come from far and wide to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock, to exchange news and to renew friendships.
  • Buy homemade handicrafts and clothes made from herbal remedies and meats such as
    chicken feet, horse legs, even dog to local crafts.
  • Spend 2 hours on trekking to Ban Pho village (Flower H’Mong people) a mountainous commune of Bac Ha district, which is very famous for its specialty “corn wine” and owning some of the kindest people you’ll meet in Vietnam.

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Market Optional: If the day you come is not Sunday, you can change your schedule by replacing one of the similar markets bellowed:

  • Coc Ly Market (Available on Tuesday only)
  • Cao Son Market (Available on Wednesday only)
  • Lung Khau Nhin Market ( Available on Thursday only)
  • Can Cau Market (Available on Saturday only)
  • Muong Hum Market (Available on Sunday only)
  • Muong Khuong Market (Available on Sunday only)

Free-time Idea(s): Let’s enjoy the tasty dishes in these home markets such as

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  • Bac Ha sour noodle (Pho chua Bac Ha) made from same ingredient as Pho Ha Noi, but the taste is particular and special. This food also is one of specialties of Sapa which tourist never can forget.
  • Thang Co is the traditional food of Hmoong people and it has been cooked for hundreds year, a type of soup which is made of horsemeat, horse’s viscera and horse’s bone.

Today useful note(s):

  • Bringing insect protection, trekking shoes and clothes will be very useful for these activities.
  • Sapa turns very cold in winter (from November till February, you should bring warm clothes this season)

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Sapa

Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Tavan

Sapa welcome: Meet your guide at your hotel. Then we start the hiking in Sapa trip to these Black Hmong villages and we’ll have a rest and enjoy your lunch near by the river.
Sapa, located at 1500 meters (4921 feet) above sea level in Vietnam’s remote northwest mountains, which is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity.

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A trekking day:

  • Follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village where you will be impressed by the peacefully picturesque sceneries. People can easily catch sight of women sitting in front of the loom with colorful pieces of brocade, while children playing around with pets or even livestock.
  • Contemplate all the beauty of nature in a waterfall, rice paddy terraces and a narrow blue river while you are on the way.
  • Conquer Y Linh Ho village which is a small commune composed by a dozen of small hamlets scattering on the very tough mountain terrain with high and steep mountains. This village is home to the Black Mong who wears very dark clothing in blacks and navy dyed with indigo (often seen on the hands of older Mong women).

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  • Reach Lao Chai village where both its sides are the Hoang Lien Son mountain range and grandeur Ham Rong Mountain. Coming here, you find that these terraces connect Lao Chai to mountains to soak up the clouds in the sky.
  • Go further 5km to come up Tavan village where the Zay, Giay and H’mong ethnic people live together.
  • Spend the rest of day in local house of Giay minority to find out their culture, get known customs and taste some local dishes.

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Free- time idea(s):

  • Register the cooking class to learn and experience the unique cooking methods of the ethnic cuisine of Sapa together with English speaking Hmong chef.

Today useful note(s):

  • Spend 5 hours walking and 1-hour lunch
  • Bringing insect protection, trekking shoes and clothes will be very useful for these activities.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Sapa

Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan

Recharge your energy to be ready for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast. We will enjoy the rest of stunning scenery on the way back to Sapa town.

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An “Exhausted” Hike

  • Walk past beautiful terraced rice fields, we will also trek through a gorgeous bamboo forest which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park to a picturesque waterfall in Giang Ta Chai village, home of Red Zao, Hmong and Dzay minority.
  • Continue toward Su Pan, located along Muong Hoa Valley like Lao Chai and Ta Van but Su Pan village can be referred to as “mountainous commune”. Occupying the highland on the east side of the main road about 17 Km from Sapa town, Su Pan.

Free- time idea(s):

  • Sipping a cup of corn wine and you will feel the torrid and very hot flavor and at the same time a sweet taste like the quintessence of the earth and firmament.

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Today useful note(s):

  • Spend 1-hour driving, 3 hours walking and 1-hour lunch.
  • Please check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving Sapa

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight on train (4-berth sharing cabin)

Hanoi Arrival in the early morning.

Come back to Hanoi: We will arrive Hanoi in the early morning. Please refer to our other tours if you want to continue your journey in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or Myanmar,
Goodbye and hope to see you again!



  • Hotel accommodation in twin/ double sharing basis with daily breakfast.
  • Door to door pick-up/transfer service with private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast/ L: Lunch/ D: Dinner)
  • 1 small bottle of water per person on day trip
  • Return train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi on 4 berths sharing/cabin
  • Entrance fee and Sightseeing tickets
  • One by one care service 24/7 during the trip.
  • Services charges and Government taxes



  • Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program
  • International flights
  • Personal Expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Bank fee



  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • Check in time is normally at 14.00; check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.

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