Welcome to Sapa
Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest.Sapa is oriented to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; it overlooks a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it's cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with... Read More
Top experiences in Sapa
3-Night Sapa Trekking Tour from Hanoi
Enjoy overnight accommodation at 4-star lodging in Sapa, plus two nights in an air-conditioned, 4-berth sleeper car on this 3-night private tour from Hanoi. Hike with a private guide from village to village, past rice paddies in the mountains of northwest Vietnam, and spend your free time enjoying the shops and stalls of charming Sapa. Hotel pickup plus additional transport by private car or minivan are included.
Overnight Sapa Tour from Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (L/D)6.30 – 7.00: Local pick up from your hotel to our coach service to Sapa.9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.Welcome drink and itinerary briefingEnjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours17.00: Return to Sapa. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.Meals included: Lunch, DinnerDay 2: Sapa - Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B/L)7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking9.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people.Trekking distance is about 12 kms and lasts for 5 hours14.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.15.00 : Have a shower at hotel, check out.15.30: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends.
2-Day Trip to Sapa from Hanoi by Daytime Deluxe Bus
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa - Cat Cat village (Lunch/Dinner)6:30am - 6:45am: Get picked up from your accommodation and board a coach ride to Sapa. While en-route you can admire the countryside and mountains in the distance.9:30am: You will continue to Lao Cai where you will take a short break. You can have quick breakfast or coffee at the stopover.11am: Take one more break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains and rice terraces along the ways from Lao Cai to Sapa city.1pm: Arrive in Sapa Town and admire the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.Your tour guide would take you to the hotel where you will stay to have a local Vietnamese lunch.2:30pm: Take a short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village, which is home to the Black H’mong ethnic group and is also located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. You will walk uphill for bus to pick you up and head back to Sapa in the afternoon. Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and lasts for 2 hours5pm: Arrive back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel.Day 2: Sapa - trek to Lao Chai and Ta Van – Sapa – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)7pm: Have breakfast at the hotel, check out of the room and prepare a light bag for trekking. (Keep big luggage in the hotel)9am: Start trekking down to the Lao Chai village of the Black H’mong ethnic group, about 8 km from Sapa town. Here, you will discover their daily life including how they make traditional clothes, handicraft, and more. You will also visit the biggest valley which provides the best view for golden rice terrace fields in Vietnam. After Lao Chai, it's time to walk to the Ta Van village of the Dzay people, a small group of ethnic people in Vietnam with a rich culture and beautiful houses located on rice paddy fields.12pm: Lunch with the locals in one of the local houses. The bus will pick you up from Ta Van village and return to Sapa Town.In the afternoon. you'll have free time at your leisure for shopping or visiting Sapa on your own.2:30pm: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sapa.” Your driver pick up you at your hotel and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, you will once again have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains.9:30pm: Arrive in Hanoi and transport you back to your hotel.
3-Day Sapa Tour from Hanoi by Deluxe Bus
Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa (L,D)6:30-7:00am You will be picked up from your hotel begin your trip to Sapa. 9:30am You'll have a first break on your way to Lao Cai city. 11am Another short break upon arrival to Lao Cai City. Once arrived to Sapa at 1pm You will meet local ethnic people of H’mong, Dzao, Tay tribes in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy local Vietnamese lunch and check-in to your hotel after.2:30pm You'll continue your tour by driving to Cat Cat village, a home to the Black H’mong people, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Your local guide will introduce you to daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley.The 2-hour trekking distance is about 2.5 km (1.5 miles). In the afternoon you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner at 6pm and your overnight stay.Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (B,L,D)7-7:45 am Have breakfast at hotel and prepare a light pack for a long 5-km (3-mile) trek. Take a short ride to Y Linh Ho, then trek through the rice terraces, along Muong Hoa Stream to Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. Then trek to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people. Total trekking distance is about 9 km (5.6 miles) and it lasts 4 hours. 11:30am A bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to head back to Sapa. After lunch at 12:00 enjoy free time in the afternoon and discover Sapa town by yourself. In the evening return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.Day 3: Sapa – Ham Rong Mountain – Bus to Ha Noi (B,L)8:30am After breakfast the tour guide will pick you up at trek to Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way. Walking up through two Heaven Gates you will get to the top of Ham Rong Mountain to observe a spectacular view. This 2-hour trekking route is approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) long.11am You will be back to your hotel to check out and have lunch. 3pm you will meet with group members and by 3:30 pm you will leave back to Hanoi. On your way back you will have two stops for breaks and arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at 9 pm.
3-Day Sapa Biking Tour from Hanoi
Before the official start of your tour, you will be picked up in the evening at your Hanoi hotel and transferred to the Hanoi train station to catch an overnight train to Lao Cai. Day 1: Biking to Muong Hoa Valley (L, D) The train arrives in the early morning at Lao Cai station, near the Chinese border. You will be picked up by your local guide for a scenic 1-hour drive up to the hill station of Sapa for check-in at the hotel.After check-in, start your day trip to explore Muong Hoa Valley by bike. You'll make stops to relax and take photos of the scenery, including the largest terraced rice fields in Sapa. If traveling between May and October, the local harvest period, you will see farmers in action. Then take a walk from Lao Chai village, home to the Black H'mong people, to Ta Van village, home to the Giay people, making a stop at the local Catholic church to take in the different traditions, cultures, and costumes of the two minority groups. Return to Sapa by car; spend the night in Sapa. Day 2: Biking to Binh Lu (B, L, D) Check out of hotel after breakfast, and start your 28-mile (45-km) bike ride to Binh Lu. Stop to take a short walk to Silver Waterfall and Heaven’s Gate, where you can see Fansipan Mountain, the highest peak in the country. A 1.5-hour downhill ride to Binh Lu includes a stop at Chu Va village, home to the Flower H'mong. Enjoy a packed lunch on the way before cycling to Pa Pen village of the Lu people where you can talk with the locals and visit the village school (closed on weekends).Then return to the hotel by car to freshen up before the transfer to the Lao Cai railway station to board the train back to Hanoi. Spend the night on the train. Day 3 (B) Early morning arrival at the Hanoi train station, where you'll be picked up and transferred to your Hanoi hotel.
3-Day Sapa and Fansipan Tour from Hanoi
On the evening of your travel date, you will be transferred to Hanoi train station to catch an overnight train to Lao Cai, where Day 1 starts the following morning.Day 1: Tram Ton – Fansipan (L, D)The train will arrive in the early morning at Lao Cai station, near the Chinese border. You will be picked up by a local guide and take a scenic one-hour drive up to the hill station of Sapa to check-in to your hotel. After breakfast, a car will take you to Tram Ton, a part of the Hoang Lien Son Nature Reserve. Follow the bamboo forest and begin to conquer Fansipan, the tallest mountain in Indochina. After 3 hours of trekking, you will enjoy lunch and then continue through the forest. Camp overnight in small tent. Day 2: Fansipan – Ha Noi (B, L, D)Enjoy the early morning fresh air, have breakfast, and continue to conquer the Fansipan peak at 3143 meters. From the top of the mountain, you can see the panoramic view of Sapa. Relax and have lunch before taking the trail down the mountain. A car will pick you up and take you back to Lao Cai railway station to board the train back to Ha Noi. Overnight on train. Day 3: End of the trip, full of experiences (B, L)Early morning arrival at the Ha Noi train station. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Ha Noi.