Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: 2-Day 2-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: 2-Day 2-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 150 per person

With your experienced guide, visit Sapa by train from Hanoi and trek to various local villages. Go to the market, the old cathedral, and meet locals.

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Duration 2.5 days
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  • Learn about the cultures of the ethnic minorities living in the Sapa area
  • Trekking to Cat Cat villages and Lao Chai Ta Van
  • Admire the mountainous landscapes en route to Sapa
  • Enjoy the overnight train and the stunning view on the way to Lao Cai
Full description
Day 0: From Hanoi to Lao Cai by overnight train If your hotel is in the Old Quarter, around 9pm our staff will catch a taxi for you and take you to Hanoi Railway station (120 Lê Duẩn street) where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. If our hotel is outside the Old Quarter, please move to the destination to meet our staff. They'll help you find your cabin. The train leaves at 10pm. Enjoy the night on the train and reach your destination in the next beautiful morning. Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek with lunch and dinner Meet your tour guide at the train station then to Sapa at 6am. Then, indulge in breakfast at your hotel before taking a walk around Sapa, visiting the market and old cathedral, and meet Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities selling handicrafts. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and then trek through Cat Cat village for a duration of around 2 hours. Stop at local homes and engage with the community. Day 2: Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Limousine back to Hanoi Morning: Have breakfast in hotel. And then 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. Walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. It gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes and have lunch. Afternoon: around 2pm you’ll be back and pack your things. Say good bye and preapre to leave Sapa, get on the limousine back to Hanoi at 2.30pm. Evening: around 9-10pm drop off at your hotel in Hanoi. End of tour!
  • Overnight train based on 1st class 4 bed shared a cabin with air-con from Hanoi to Lao Cai
  • Limousine from Sapa back to Hanoi
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return transfer from Lao Cai station to Sapa in a shared minibus with AC
  • Sightseeing fee, tax, and services charge
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Hanoi Train Station 120 Lê Duẩn street

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pick up at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, if outside Hanoi Old Quarter, please go directly to the meeting point before 10 minutes
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

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4 /5

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Zuerst muss ich sagen die 3 Sterne gibt es nur wegen den Guides und der tollen Region. Die Organisation war sehr mühsam. Wir kamen mit dem Nachtzug an und hatten kaum Informationen zum Hotel und allem drum und dran. Die Wanderungen waren wirklich super und die Damen die mit einem durch die Reisfelder wandern waren echt toll. Super informativ und konnten gut Englisch. Der Rest war sehr nervenaufreibend und mühsam.

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February 24, 2023


Nos vinieron a buscar al hotel y nos llevaron a la estación de tren. De ahí vino otra persona con los tickets para que ingrésenla al tren. La experiencia de dormir en el tren es hermosa. Al llegar una camioneta nos estaba esperando para llevarnos al Hotel. En el Hotel una chica local nos llevo a Cat Cat, un pueblito cercano y turístico muy bonito. Pero no nos explicó nada. Era lo mismo ir solos o no. Luego de eso nos dejaron en el hotel, tarde libre. El hotel the view, muy bonito. Al día siguiente nos vino a buscar otra chica local muy buena quien sí nos explicó sobre el recorrido, las costumbres y la cultura del lugar. Muy linda excursión! La vuelta en micro también estuvo bien. Quizá sería bueno que también sea en tren nocturno para aprovecha los dls días completos en Sapa.

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February 1, 2023


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