3 Days Luxury & Private Tour to Sapa from Hanoi / 2021-2022
Day 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market - Sapa
Day 2: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Night train back to Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi
Visit Bac Ha Market. Bac Ha Market is the largest and most colourful market in the area. Every Sunday morning, many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere
Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery and rice terraces
Walk through villages where ethnic people live. Visit their homes and witness their daily activities
Have the opportunity to take beautiful photos of rice terraces and meet ethnic minority people to learn more about their customs and cultures.
Ideal tour for first-time visitors - Its possible to extend with one or more nights
Private tour with flexible travel date and programs
Day 1: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market - Sapa (B,L,D)
Option 1: The train arrives in the early morning. Our local tour guide will be waiting you at the Railway Station. Breakfast at a local restaurant. A journey of 2.5 hours by private car takes you to Bac Ha Weekend Market - The most beautiful market of Minorities people in Vietnam. Bac Ha is the largest and most colourful market in the area. Every Sunday morning, many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. Have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we head to the Tay minority village of Trung Do where you will board on our boat and cruise along the Chay River.
Back to the private vehicle for the journey to Sapa and spend the night there.
Dinner at a local restaurant in Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
- Your private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the railway station for your overnight train to Lao cai. Overnight on train.
- The fast train SP3 will set off from Hanoi at 9.50 PM and reach Lao Cai at 6.30 am the next day. The route back to Hanoi with SP4 fast will start from 8:20 PM and arrive in Hanoi at 6.00 am the following day.
- If you cannot travel by boat down the Chay river, you will enjoy a magical water buffalo cart ride while traveling through amazing countryside inhabited by the happy and hospitable Tay minority people.
Option 2: You will arrive at Lao Cai at around 6.00 am and transfer to the restaurant nearby for a short rest and enjoying breakfast. Afterwards you will spend the day visiting Ta Phin and Ma Tra villages. We drive from Lao Cai to Ta Phin village where we will get to know the daily life style, handicraft traditions and specific customs of the Red Dzao tribe. Take a walk through rice paddies and enjoy spectacular scenery along the way before arriving at Ma Tra village, home of the black H’Mong ethnic people. Hidden away from civilization the villagers still maintain their way of living and life as they have for many centuries. Later on, transfer to Sapa town in the late morning. Lunch at a local restaurant. Check in to your hotel. The balance of day is free at your leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Night train to Hanoi (B,L,D)
Today our guide takes you to villages populated by H'Mong and Dzay peoples, respectively called Lao Chai and Ta Van .Lunch at a local family. From here you drive to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi. Dinner at a local restaurant in Lao cai city.
Day 3: Hanoi (B)
The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning (05.00 AM). Pick up from here and walk to a local restaurant for breakfast before a journey to Ha Long Bay or Ninh Binh.