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

Sapa - Bac Ha Adventure | by train & shuttle bus from Hanoi
  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Sapa - Lao Cai - Bac Ha
  • Duration: 04 Days
  • Travel style: Authentic, Active, Mountain & Minority, Nature & Discover
  • Category: Private tour
  • Tour guide in: English, Français

Travelling by limousine van (09 seats / Hanoi - Sapa & Lao Cai - Hanoi) is a great option to explore Sapa & Bac Ha. This private adventure tour in Sapa takes you through the newly discovered trails to the villages of hill tribes and their wonderful landscapes of world famous rice terraces, majestic mountains and colourful markets. 

  • 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 limousine 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 - 8hSat, Nov 28, 2020
    An overnight on traditional train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

    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
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Train:SP3 (Hanoi - Lao Cai) / 22:00 - 06:20 - Vip Plus( 4 berths / cabin) / 06 tickets
  • Day 2,Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Sapa170km - 4hSun, Nov 29, 2020
    Exploring Bac Ha region, typical mountain market, transfer to Sapa

    Arrive Lao Cai city in the fresh air of the early morning. Have breakfast at train station then transfer directly to Bac Ha Town.

    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 Cau 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.

    Have a break for lunch then in the afternoon get a transfer to Sapa via Lao Cai City. Stop in the city for a visit to the Vietnam - China border gate and the mother temple nearby. Drive up - hill to Sapa which has been well-known as the tourism center since the French colonist with the variety of ethnic groups and paradise of rice terraces. Free to explore town in the evening.

    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    Private transportation
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Sapa Elegance Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    3 Hoang Dieu street, Sapa town, Lao Cai , Vietnam
  • Day 3,SapaMon, Nov 30, 2020
    Off-the-beaten track from Sau Chua to Hau Thao village, best views of Muong Hoa valley

    8:00 AM: Depart to Sau Chua hamlet to start off the beaten trek of 15km up-downhill that is your challenge but the reward is worth it. Towards a hill-tribe village of Sa Seng where you will be able to see the authentic lifestyle of the Black H’Mong people who originated from China since and have been in Vietnam from the 11th century.

    Enjoy a picnic lunch or a meal at a local restaurant before trekking uphill along the side of mountain to get the most wonderful views of the Muong Hoa valley at the elevation of 1,800m. Descend into the valley on a trek to the Hau Thao village, consisting of only a few houses and church scattered on a rocky point. You will get the best scenery in the area with rice terraces, small villages nestled on the huge Hoang Lien mountain range and even the peak of Indochina, Fansipan peak (when the weather permits). Keep trekking down the trail to Muong Hoa valley.

    Pick up by driver then transfer back to Sapa.

    Note: Hard trekking day, when finish 3/4 trek route you may order car (7 seats) to pick up
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B, L
    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 4,Sapa - Hanoi320km - 6hTue, Dec 1, 2020
    Well-known Tram Ton pass, Silver Waterfall, less touristy trekking route to Sin Chai village

    After breakfast drive to Tram Ton pass with stunning views of the Fansipan Mountain and valley. Continue 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).

    After that, set off the trek to Sin Chai village, which is home of over 60 Black Hmong families. Immerse yourself into the beauty of nature with flowers, vegetables, medicine plant farms and amazing rice terraces. Walk along the path to Sin Chai village and discover the story of the Black H’Mong people who immigrated to these mountains centuries ago. The distinct of cultures, languages and lifestyles that make this group is so fascinating. Visit a primary school and an authentic H’mong house then get a transfer back to the town.

    2:30 PM: Get pick up by shuttle bus at hotel lobby for a transfer to Hanoi. Arrive to your hotel in Hanoi around 8:00 PM

    Shuttle bus: Sapa - Hanoi
    English speaking guide
    Meal: B
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    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
  • Private car following itinerary
  • Shuttle bus: Sapa - Hanoi
  • Train: SP3 (Hanoi - Lao Cai)
  • Meal: B: 03, L: 02
  • 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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  • Adult in single room $ 203

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