Sapa full 3 days trekking with overnight bus or train.

Sapa full 3 days trekking with overnight bus or train.

Destination: Sapa-Valley and inhabitants, surrounding regions. Ma Tra - Ta Phin: the quaint Red Dzao Village.

From: USD $215
Explore the picturesque scenery
Trekking to the local villages
Meet up with the local hill-tribes people
Enjoy a culture far removed from Western life.

NIGHT 1: Hanoi - Sapa by train or overnight bus

DAY 1: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa

Around 06:30am, be greeted by our tour guide and driver upon arrival at Lao Cai train station, before being transferred to Sapa village, by a shared tourist bus. The bus ride uphill to Sapa takes a little over an hour, and will give you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces as you make this short trip.

Once arriving in the hotel in Sapa, an early check in follows if room is available, otherwise in the interim, you will have access to a basic room for your refreshment, before enjoying breakfast prior to going on the morning tour.

09.30 Start your tour with 6km of walking down to the South East of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village, home of the Black H’mong people. Then continue with a 3km-trek down to Lao Chai village. Here we will stop for a simple lunch before exploring the village. After lunch, continue trekking through terraced rice fields to Ta Van, village of the Dzay minority people. This trek is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommende

15:00 Return to Sapa by shared tourist bus and check in to your hotel. You’re free to explore the town, especially the market with all the colorful handicrafts, and interact with the locals.

Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.

  • Trekking level: 6/10

  • Trekking: 10Km trekking and 8Km driving from Tavan village back to Sapa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

NIGHT 2: Overnight at hotel in Sapa

DAY 2: Exploring Cat Cat & Sin Chai Village

After breakfast around 08.00am, we begin our next day of adventures, that will take in exploring the villages which are located in a little bit further to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) including a visit to Cat Cat village, home of the ‘Black H’mong’ people. This trek offers some stunning views of a waterfall and the vestige of a hydro-electric power station which was built in the early 20th century. Also here you will have the opportunity to see local villagers working in the paddy rice fields, watch their children playing as only rural kids can, and get close up to animal such as water-buffaloes, pot-bellied pigs and chickens. After passing through these villages, you will arrive at a well-known and picturesque waterfall, which is an ideal place for resting & taking pictures. Enjoy your lunch and the mountainous scenery.

Later, we continue to hike to Sin Chai village (3km) which is situated at the base of Fansipan Mountain, (which is also well-known as ‘the roof of Vietnam and Indochina’). There you will see stunning landscape in every direction and more photo opportunities before heading back to Sapa town.

  • Trekking level: 4/10

  • Trekking: 7KM trekking, 3Km driving from Cat Cat back to Sapa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

NIGHT 3 Overnight at hotel in Sapa

DAY 3: Sapa - Suoi Thau - Ma Tra - Ta Phin - Sapa

After breakfast around 8am, get on the bus and travel 5km by jeep to visit the red Dzao tribes people in Suoi Thau, Ma Tra villages. There you will start a 9km trek through the local village

precinct, and enjoy the stunning rice and corn field vista’s along the way. A picnic lunch is a highlight en –route. Later, continue your trek to Ta Phin village, where we have a first-hand opportunity to observe the living conditions and daily habits, as well as gain an insight into the history, lifestyle and customs of the red Dzao minority group. These are unique opportunities not to be missed!

After visiting a family in the village, we walk to the main road and meet up with our driver, who will return us to Sapa town. You will still have time to explore the people and town area more before being transferred to Lao Cai Train Station.

  • Trekking level: 5/10

  • Trekking: 9KM of trekking and 20km of driving.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Bus to Lao Cai train Station

NIGHT 4: Sapa - Hanoi by train or overnight bus

Price: 215$/pax


Meals as indicated in the itineraries (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

Transfer within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle.

English speaking guide (other language on request)


All entrance and sightseeing fees

All taxes and service charges.


Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program

Travel insurance

Personal expenses.

Tipping/ gratuities.

Any traditional expenses caused by reasons beyong our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, mecidal evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

What to bring:

Long sleeve clothes

Hat or umbrella

Sun cream

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