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Classic Sapa
Tour Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Tour Price: Available upon Request
Destination: Hanoi & North Vietnam
Travel Style: Tribal Tours
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Day 1 - Hanoi - Lao Cai

In the evening transfer to the train station and take the night train to Lao Cai.

Overnight on the train.

Day 2 - Lao Cai - Sapa (B,L)

sapa tours, classic sapa, sapa vietnam, sapa town, sapa short trip, taste of sapa, sapa culture, minority in sapaArrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.

Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, take a light trek to discover Sapa's quaint hill tribe villages.

Overnight in Sapa.

Day 3 - Sapa - Lao Cai (B)

In the morning either visit one of the areas weekly markets (the market location rotates daily, please contact  us for more information) or enjoy free time to discover Sapa at your own leisure.

Market days:

  • Can Cau - Saturdays
  • Bac Ha or Muong Hum or Muong Khuong - Sundays
  • Cao Son - Wednesdays.
  • Lung Khau Nhi -Thursday

In the late afternoon transfer back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train.

Day 4 - Hanoi

Early arrival in Hanoi. End of services


Places Visited:  Sapa and surroundings
Tour operated: All year round.
Ethnic groups encountered: Tay, Dzao, Hmong and Giay


What To Expect
This tour is designed to be a tribal tour, and, as such, we must be flexible in our scheduling. Much of what we do, and when we do it, will depend upon weather,your interest. We will, however, visit the major sites listed in each destination.

Vietnam has made great changes in tourist accommodations and services in recent years, but please remember that it is still a developing country, so we may experience occasional-especially in remote area- inconveniences. All our accommodations will be clean and comfortable, with western toilet and shower/bath. The hotels have been chosen for your comfort as well as their proximity to prime photographic locations. 

What to bring?

  • Original passport
  • Appropriated  clothes for different time of the year and  each region
  • Vietnamese currency for mountainous areas
  • Insect repellent

Tour Price: Available upon Request

Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour includes:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels or local restaurants
  • Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
  • Services of  English speaking guides during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited.
  • Boat trips as stated in the itinerary
  • Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L,D)
  • Domestic airport taxes for any domestic flights on tours

Tour excludes:

  • International flights to and from Vietnam.
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
  • Tips
  • Personal insurance
  • Any domestic flights not mentioned
  • International departure airport tax (normally included in your ticket price)
  • Other services not clearly mentioned in the "Tour Includes"

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All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. We are waiting to hear from you so that we can Tailor Make a Vietnam tour to your individual specifications.

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