Sapa Tour from Hanoi 4 Days

Sapa Tour from Hanoi gives you chance to discover the town of four seasons in a day and a beautiful market of hill tribe people in the North West of Vietnam. This 4-Day-4-Night Northern Vietnam tour package also creates a beautiful balance between hiking in tremendous scenery to visit villages of different hill tribes and relaxing in peaceful atmosphere of Sapa – the town with four seasons in a day.

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  • Prices valid until December 2019
Sapa Tour from Hanoi 4 Days
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DAY 1: HANOI – O/N TRAIN TO LAO CAI

Transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train from Hanoi to Laocai.

Overnight on the train.

DAY 2: LAOCAI – HILL TRIBE MARKET – SAPA (B/L/-)

Arriving in Laocai early in the morning, then drive to see the weekly market (see the reference list bellow). 

Option 1. Tuesday: COC LY MARKET

After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Coc Ly, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai. It will take you through rural area. The road is rougher for the last 30km. You arrive in Coc Ly by the time where the market is the most crowded.

Coc Ly market locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in a village.

The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Take the 2,5 hours drive to Sapa. 

Option 2.Wednesday: CAO SON MARKET

After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Cao Son Market, which is 90 km Northeast of Lao Cai. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the ride until you arrive in Muong Khuong. From there, you turn in a dirt road, which goes up in mountains. The tinny market is surrounded by pine trees forests and villages. Flower Hmong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. After exploring the market, you will be able to visit a village of Flower Hmong. You will then head back to Muong Khuong for lunch before diving to Sapa.

Option 3.Thursday: LUNG KHAU NHIN MARKET
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After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Lung Khau Nhin Market, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the ride until you arrive in Muong Khuong. From there, you turn in a dirt road, which goes up in mountains. The tinny market is surrounded by pine trees forests and villages. Flower Hmong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. After exploring the market, you will be able to visit a village of Black Dao. You will then head back to Muong Khuong and have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you get on the car to dive to Sapa.
Option 4.Saturday: CAN CAU MARKET
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. Situated in the mountains in border area, 20 km from Bac Ha, Can Cau is very colorful market. Opening only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La ethnic costumes. Chinese people also come for trading. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the market for Bac Ha town for lunch then drive to Sapa.
Option 5.Sunday: MUONG HUM MARKET
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After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Muong Hum, which is 60 km northwest of Lao Cai. From Lao Cai, you turn into a dirt and rough road running through mountainous area. Muong Hum is located 35 km from Y Ty border and totally untouched by tourism. On Sunday, Muong Hum is always packed with colorful ethnic minorities such as Ha Nhi, Phu La, Tu Di, Black Dao, Giay, Red Hmong as well as Black Hmong. They come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, visit the village of Ha Nhi people with impressive houses made from clay before having lunch in a local restaurant then take a beautiful drive from Muong Hum to O Quy Ho – another side of Hoang Lien Son Pass to Sapa. You will have a chance to view the spectacular scenery of Hoang Lien Son mountain view, jungle and hidden villages along the way.
Option 6.Sunday: MUONG KHUONG MARKET
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Muong Khuong, which is 50 km Northeast of Lao Cai. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the ride until you arrive in Muong Khuong. The market locates inside a small border town, which is frequented by Flower Hmong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay ethnic minorities. They come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

You will then visit a village of Tay people, where you have opportunity to explore their daily life. You can make a stop nearby a waterfall before you get on the car for the journey to Sapa.

Option 7.Sunday: BAC HA MARKET
After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities… gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then drive to Sapa.

Overnight in Sapa. 

DAY 3: SAPA TOUR (B/L/-)

This morning, we have chance to explore the villages of different ethnic groups around Sapa. First, we take very beautiful drive from Sapa to the villages along the valley of Muong Hoa. The scenery like a painting of Mother Nature with the fields on the terrace, waterfall on the hill side, the green of the vegetation, a winding stream down below and the air is so fresh and pure. Our first stop is at Y Linh Ho – village of the H’mong people. It is said that H’mong was one of the first immigrants to this area and famous for their hand weaving and terrace rice field in Sapa. Take a beautiful trek to Lao Chai – the other village of Mong. We take a walk around the village and to the village of Ta Van of the Giay people via the terraces rice field and the trails, experience the diversity of hill tribe people there. After that, you will be transferred back to Sapa by car for lunch at local restaurant. The rest of the day is on your own arrangements. You can choose to do some shopping in town, or you should not miss the visit up to Ham Rong Mountain where you can admire the view of Fansipan, “the roof-top of South East Asia” as well as the romantic view of the whole town in the mist.

Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 4: SAPA – LAO CAI – O/N TRAIN BACK TO HANOI (B/L/-)

You have the whole morning to relax and discover Sapa or taking another hike to Cat Cat and Sin Chai Village. Check out hotel before noon and enjoy lunch at local Restaurant. After lunch at Cha Pa – the first restaurant in Sapa, drive to Ta Phin – the village of Red Dzao people. Take a beautiful hike in the village area then drive down to Lao Cai for the train back to Hanoi.

Overnight in the train.

DAY 5: HANOI

We will get back to Hanoi early in the morning. End of 4-Day Sapa Tour from Hanoi.

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TOUR SERVICES

Services included:

  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (in sharing A/C 4-berth cabin)
  • Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Water & towels on the car/van/coach

Services excluded:

  • Other meals, tip, drinks, personal expenses, insurance…
TOUR PRICES

Sapa Tour from Hanoi 4 Days – Best Prices 2019!

  • The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
Price per person in US$
Valid till 31 December 2019 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
Group size First Class Superior Class Deluxe Class
2 participants 360 435 554
3-4 participants 313 388 507
5-6 participants 270 345 464
7-8 participants 258 333 452
9-10 participants 241  316 434
Single Supplement 44 119 163

* First Class:
– Oriental Express (shared 4 berth cabin)
– H/Mong Sapa Hotel: Superior
* Superior Class:
– Oriental Express (shared 4 berth cabin)
– Paos Sapa Hotel (Deluxe)
* Deluxe Class:
– Oriental express train (private cabin)
– Aira Boutique: Junior Suite Balcony

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