Easy Explore Sapa - Bac Ha | by train & shuttle bus from Hanoi - 04 Days

Easy Explore Sapa - Bac Ha | by train & shuttle bus from Hanoi
  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Sapa - Lao Cai - Bac Ha
  • Duration: 04 Days
  • Travel style: Most popular, Mountain & Minority, Nature & Discover

By train (Hanoi - Sapa) and limousine van (09 seats/ Sapa - Hanoi) is the best combination to save time but also have a great experience. The Sapa adventure tour is made perfect with your own private itinerary. Explore great trekking routes and experience the lifestyle of ethnic minorities nestled in the beautiful rice terraced valley.

  • Overnight train experience
  • Visit the authentic villages of Black H'mong, Red Dao and Dzay people
  • Stunning rice terraces in Muong Hoa valley, Fansipan range and mountain landscapes
  • Bac Ha region's market
  • Train to Sapa is very traditional with soft bed but at times may be noisy and uncomfortable for some guests.
  • Shuttle picks up guests from different hotels, sometimes you may have to wait your turn. 
  • Winter season ( December to January) is cold and foggy on some days. 
  • Bring trekking shoes
Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Hanoi - Sapa350km - 8hThu, Apr 9, 2020
    Overnight train Hanoi - Sapa

    In the evening, pick up by driver from your hotel (in the Old Quarter) for a short transfer to Hanoi Train Station. Enjoy an overnight traditional train journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai.

    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Train:SP3 (Hanoi - Lao Cai) / 22:00 - 06:20 - Vip Plus( 4 berths / cabin) / 06 tickets
  • Day 2,Lao Cai - Sapa75km - 2hFri, Apr 10, 2020
    From Red Dao to H'mong culture

    Arrive in Lao Cai train station in the early morning. Private guide and car will escort you an hour trip up-hill to Sapa. Enjoy the beauty of nature and rice terraces after every turns and meet H’mong, Red Dao people along the way. Have a breakfast at local restaurant before exploring the town.

    8:00 AM: Depart to the Can Ho B village where the hamlet of over 60 friendly Red Dao families reside. They are not only well-known for the most beautiful attire in Sapa, but also for the unique tradition “No eyebrow” women after getting married. Visit their homes to learn how their traditional wooden houses are built and organized.

    Continue tour with a short transfer to the Ta Giang Phinh hill tribe village for a 3-4 hour trek. As you walk in the village nestled in the valleys, you will meet the H’Mong people who are native to this area. Stop to visit some houses and schools and learn more about their unique lifestyle and culture. Have a picnic lunch along the stream then trek through the rice field.

    On the way back to Sapa, make visit to the Silver waterfall, which is the biggest one in Sapa. Hike up 200 steps and cross the bridge to get as close as possible to the waterfall, enjoy the views (if the weather permits).

    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Sapa Elegance Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    3 Hoang Dieu street, Sapa town, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 3,Sapa - Bac Ha100km - 2.5hSat, Apr 11, 2020
    The world's most beautiful rice terrace in Muong Hoa valley, visit H'mong, Dzay families, travel to Bac Ha town

    We will start a full day of trekking from Y Linh Ho village. Follow the path downhill, interact with the friendly Hmong ladies and children who live in houses nestled in the valley. Enjoy a bit of relaxation at the cable-bridge with the harmony and beauty of the surrounding nature. If you are sportive and adventurous, follow the uphill trek along the buffalo path with breathtaking views and less tourists. For those looking for an easy trek, embark on a leisurely stroll along the Muong Hoa River.

    Direct to Lao Chai village. Turn on a small path crossing the rice field to a small hamlet. Have a special visit to grandma who is the only craftsman left in the community, traditionally using beeswax for decoration to make the unique Hmong’s indigo clothing. It is also great chance to learn about their daily life and culture.

    Continue to Ta Van village, the charming land of the Dzay people, well located on the hill with amazing views of river, rice terraces and Hoang Lien Son Mountain range. As you leisurely walk, meet villagers who will kindly invite you to visit their homes.

    In the afternoon, transfer to Bac Ha. Stay overnight in town. Located at an altitude of 1000m, Bac Ha is home to several ethnic groups such as the colorful Hmong, Phu La and Tay. Bac Ha region is well known for its weekly, colorful markets surrounded by wild and beautiful scenery. The markets are not only for the exchange of goods but also for the cultural exchange of the ethnic groups for centuries.  

    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Bac Ha Homestay (Sharing homestay)
    Bac Ha district, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 4,Bac Ha - Hanoi320km - 6hSun, Apr 12, 2020
    Colorful mountain market, meet Black H'Mong group

    7:00 AM: Start to explore Bac Ha, it is possible to visit a colorful, ethnic market ( Bac Ha market is on Sunday. Otherwise we can visit Coc Ly market on Tuesday, Can Can market on Saturday instead). Enjoy the striking atmosphere with so many goods such as vegetables, poultry, horses and buffalos while capturing many minority groups in their best colorful clothing of the week. After visiting the market, take a walk through some idyllic ethnic villages, which is a typical Bac Ha landscape, interspersed with corn fields, cassava hills and clay houses, plum gardens adorned by H'Mong women and their colorful dresses will accompany you throughout the trip.

    3:30 : Pick up by shuttle bus in Lao Cai city for a transfer to Hanoi. Arrive to your hotel around 8:00 PM
    Shuttle bus: Sapa - Hanoi
    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Shuttle bus: Sapa - Hanoi
  • Train: SP3 (Hanoi - Lao Cai)
  • Meal: Breakfast: 03, Lunch: 01, Dinner: 01
  • 01 bottle of water per pax per day
  • Service charges and Taxes
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program

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