Sapa Tours

Sapa lies in a beautiful valley near the Chinese border and is the north's main attraction for travellers to Vietnam. The whole area has spectacular scenery and is home to a mix of many ethnic hill tribe cultures. There is an excellent market place with local produce and handicrafts made by the local mountain people who venture down to come and trade in the town.

Trekking in Vietnam is becoming very popular and the Sapa valley is no exception. Our trekking tours vary from the short moderate walks which can be done quite easily on day trips from town, to the long and more vigorous hikes taking several days and staying overnight in the villages along the way.

Surrounding Sapa are the Hoang Lien Mountains, known by the French as the Tonkinese Alps. These mountains include Mt Fansipan, which at 3143 metres is Vietnams highest mountain. The peak of Mt Fansipan is generally accessible throughout the year, but don't underestimate its difficulty, you should have a good level of health and fitness.


Whether you like long trekking or just casual short walks, staying in a hotel or village homestay or a mixture of both all of our Sapa tours can be tailored to suit you.

Contact us
to design a tour program to suit your needs and requirements.


See below for details of some of our established Sapa tour programs.



Sapa Tour Programs


Sapa Tour - 2 days / 3 nights

Option 1: Stay in Hotel *** - (Private Tour)

Depart Hanoi: At 8pm you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the station for the 9.30pm overnight soft sleeper train to Lao Cai.

Day 1: Arriving in Lao Cai at 7am we drive over the mountains to Sapa. After checking in to your hotel and having some breakfast you are free to have a look around the town and the local ethnic markets.

After lunch in the hotel we take a short walk down into the valley to visit the Black H'mong Hamlet of Cat Cat. Here you can chat with the locals and watch the young women weave their traditional designs on their looms, or you can just sit and relax and bathe in the rainforest waterfall.

Dinner and overnight stay in three star hotel ***

Day 2: This day you have the choice of going to the village of Lao Chai to visit the Tay and Day tribes people for lunch or have a free day in the Sapa town and maybe take the short walk up to the lookout over the Sapa Valley, have lunch in your hotel and do some final shopping.

If Day 2 is a:

At 6pm after having dinner in your hotel you are returned to Lao Cai railway station for the evening train soft sleeper back to Hanoi arriving at 5.40am.

Tour price:* from ... $280 ($US) per person - minimum 2 persons ... Tour Enquiries


Option 2: Stay in Hill Tribe Village - (Private Tour)

Day 1: Arriving in Lao Cai at 7am we drive over the mountains to Sapa where we stop for breakfast.

Starting our day we begin with a comfortable trek across the Sapa valley passing through Lao Chai village. Here we stop to visit the Tay and Day tribes people and have lunch. After lunch we continue on to the quaint little village of Ta Van where we settle in for the evening and enjoy their friendly hospitality.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ta Van.

Day 2: After breakfast we trek to Giang Ta Cha, village of the Red Dao tribe, here we see some amazing scenery and a beautiful waterfall. We return back to Sapa town by noon for lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the township and local ethnic markets before returning to Hanoi.

At 6pm you are returned to Lao Cai railway station for the evening train soft sleeper back to Hanoi arriving at 5.40am.

Tour price:* from ... $250 ($US) per person - minimum 2 persons ... Tour Enquiries

Tour prices include: Personal guide, all transport and accommodation, all meals and national park entrance fees.

Printer friendly tour program - Sapa 2day/3night ...... Sapa 2 day / 3 night tour program


 

Sapa Tour - 3 days / 4 nights - (Trekking - Private Tour)


Depart Hanoi: At 8pm you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the station for the 9.30pm overnight soft sleeper train to Lao Cai.

Day 1: Arriving in Lao Cai at 7am we drive over the mountains to Sapa where we stop for breakfast.

Starting our day we begin with a comfortable trek across the Sapa valley passing through Lao Chai village where we stop to visit the Tay and Day tribes people and have lunch. After lunch we continue on to the quaint little village of Ta Van where we settle in for the evening and enjoy their friendly hospitality.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ta Van.

Day 2: After breakfast we trek to Giang Ta Chai, village of the Red Dao tribe, where we see some amazing scenery and a beautiful waterfall. Here we stop for lunch.
After lunch our trek takes us over the rolling hills and through a small rainforest. We pass the Muong Hoa River and waterfall to arrive at Ban Ho village, the home of the Tay tribe. On arrival we check into our wooden stilt house and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and friendly people.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ban Ho.

Day 3: After breakfast a short 45 minute trek to the main road where transport takes us back to Sapa. We then have the remaining time to explore the town, have some lunch and do some final shopping before returning to Hanoi.

At 6pm you are returned to Lao Cai railway station for the evening train soft sleeper back to Hanoi arriving at 5.40am.

Tour price:* from ... $290 ($US) per person - minimum 2 persons ...Tour Enquiries

Tour price includes: Personal guide, all transport and accommodation, all meals and national park entrance fees.

Printer friendly tour program - Sapa 3day/4night (Trekking) ... Sapa 3 day / 4 night tour program


 

Sapa Tour - 4 days / 5 nights - (Trekking - Private Tour)


Depart Hanoi: At 8pm you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the station for the 9.30pm overnight soft sleeper train to Lao Cai.

Day 1: Arriving in Lao Cai at 7am we drive over the mountains to Sapa where we stop for breakfast.

Starting our day we begin with a comfortable trek across the Sapa valley passing through Lao Chai village where we stop to visit the Tay and Day tribes people and have lunch. After lunch we continue on to the quaint little village of Ta Van. Here we settle in for the evening and enjoy their friendly hospitality.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ta Van.

Day 2: After breakfast we trek to Giang Ta Chai, village of the Red Dao tribe where we see some amazing scenery and a beautiful waterfall. Here we stop for lunch.
After lunch, our trek takes us over the rolling hills and through a small rainforest. We pass the Muong Hoa River and waterfall to arrive at Ban Ho village, the home of the Tay tribe. On arrival we check into our wooden stilt house and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and friendly people.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ban Ho.

Day 3: After breakfast we trek to Thanh Phu village which is set beautifully amongst the surrounding mountains. Here we stop for lunch and spend some time meeting the local residents and learning their traditional way of life. We then return to Ban Ho village where our farewell evening meal is being prepared for us.

Dinner and overnight stay in Ban Ho.

Day 4: After breakfast a short 45 minute trek to the main road where transport takes us back to Sapa. We then have the remaining time to explore the town, have some lunch and do some final shopping before returning to Hanoi.

At 6pm you are returned to Lao Cai railway station for the evening train soft sleeper back to Hanoi arriving at 5.40am.

Tour price:* from ... $320 ($US) per person - minimum 2 persons ...Tour Enquiries

Tour price includes: Personal guide, all transport and accommodation, all meals and national park entrance fees.

Printer friendly tour program - Sapa 4day/5night (Trekking) ... Sapa 4 day / 5 night (Trekking) tour program


 

Sapa Tour - 4 days / 5 nights - (Mt Fansipan Climb - Private Tour)


Depart Hanoi: At 8pm you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the station for the 9.30pm overnight soft sleeper train to Lao Cai.

Day 1: Arriving in Lao Cai at 7am we drive over the mountains to Sapa where we have breakfast and plan our assent. We begin our journey by trekking down into the valley towards the Black H'mong village of Sin Chai. Stopping for lunch on the way we trek for 8 hours through the rain forest following the animal trail to an elevation of approx 2000m. On arrival at the campsite our porters have erected the tents and are preparing our evening meal. We relax and settle in for the night.

Dinner and camping overnight.

Day 2: After a 5 hour exhilarating and exciting climb we reach the peak, we put our hands on the summit marker and enjoy the spectacular views towards Laos and China. Our porters set up camp for us and we relax and enjoy the scenery while watching the sun set.

Dinner and camping overnight.

Day 3: 8 hours downhill trek to Sapa town stopping for lunch on the way.
On arrival we check in to our hotel, freshen up and celebrate.

Dinner and overnight stay in three star hotel ***

Day 4: Free time to explore the Sapa town area, visit the local ethnic markets, do some shopping and taste some of the local cuisine.

At 6pm you are returned to Lao Cai railway station for the evening train soft sleeper back to Hanoi arriving at 5.40am.

Tour price:* from ... $450 ($US) per person - minimum 2 persons ...Tour Enquiries

Tour price includes: All transfers including train ticket (soft sleeper), all camping equipment with porters, private guide and National park entrance tickets, hotel accommodation and all meals with exception to lunch on the final day.

What's not included in your tours:
Drinks and personal expenses.

Printer friendly tour program Mt Fansipan climb 4day/5night ...Sapa 4 day / 5 night Mt Fansipan Climb tour program

 

Contact us
to tailor a Sapa tour program that suits you.

 

 

Get Adobe Reader ... Don't have Adobe Reader download it here.

 

* Please see our Terms and Conditions - prices correct at time of publishing but may be subject to fluctuation.