Sapa Insights (2 Days - RT300)

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  • A colorful experience with weekly market frequented by ethnic groups
  • Explore the beautiful Muong Hoa valley

Tour Code: RT-300

Perched high on the mountainside, opposite Mt. Fan Si Pan, Sapa has a stunning view. However, the main attraction is the numerous colourfully dressed ethnic people and their different traditions. This trip to one of their weekly market is a great chance to have a closer look to local life. The market that we choose are for not only for buying and selling, but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news.



Meal: not any | Accommodation: Night train - sleeper cabin (sharing)

20:30 - We depart from our office to Hanoi Railway Station to catch the night train to Lao Cai (4-berth sleeper cabin with air conditioning)


Meal: breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Around 6:00 – Pick up from Lao Cai station, time for your breakfast and refreshment. We then start with a 60km drive to Muong Hum market in a scenic valley where many Flower and Red H’mong, Dzay and Dzao people gather. This is one of the liveliest markets near the border between Vietnam and China. The drive from Lao Cai to Muong Hum is quite pleasant, taking us alongside mountains and rivers and beautiful plantations of a variety of agriculture. 

After joining the market, we travel to Sapa on the ‘road less traveled’ through beautiful untouched valleys and villages in Ta Giang Phin and Ban Khoang. Arrive at Sapa in the late afternoon. Hotel and check-in and the rest of day will be free at leisure.

With your free time, you can go up to Ham Rong peak where you will be able to experience a great view over the town of Sapa.  This is a great chance for some unforgettable photos! This is only recommended for a good weather afternoon (Entrance fee is not included).


Meal: breakfast, lunch | Accommodation: not included

8:00 – pick up from your hotel, we then start trekking from Sapa town to Golden Stream valley. The trek offers some stunning views of the rice terraces, gardens and Fan Si Pan mountain range. After crossing a suspension bridge, we will hike up to Lao Chai village for lunch. After lunch, we will explore the villages of Lao Chai (Black H’mong) and Ta Van (Dzay). This trek is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended. 

After visiting a family of the village, we walk to the main road to meet up with our driver and return to Sapa town. Shower is available at our partner's hotel. 

In the afternoon, you’re free to explore the town, its market and sloping streets with many colorful handicrafts.

15:30 - Meet the guide at our office. A car takes you to the bus station.

16:00 - Comfortable shuttle bus departs from Sapa to Hanoi. Enjoy beautiful views driving along the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The bus is equipped with large individual seats, A/C and wifi. There’re 2 stops on the way and dinner is at your own cost. 

You’ll arrive in Hanoi center at around 22:00. End of our services. 

Please note the transfer from there to your hotel is not included.

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  • Ham-Rong-Mountain-Sapa
  • Lao-Chai-Village
  • Sa-Pa-terraced-fields
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Single supplement: apply for those who travel with others but require a single room for him/herself  


  • Accommodation based on twin-shared room at Eden Boutique Sapa hotel - Deluxe room (or similar)
  • Meals as specified in the program: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • Train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai in air conditioned, 4-berth sleeper cabin
  • Bus ticket Sapa – Hanoi in comfortable, safe, air-conditioned shuttle bus
  • Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned support vehicle with an experienced driver
  • The services of an experienced, English-speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees


  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Presence of the tour guide on the train
  • Beverages, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any)
  • Insurance
  • Surcharge in peak season

Children’s Policy

  • Above 9 years old: Apply the same price as an adult.
  • From 4 to 9 years old: 50% of an adult tour price.
  • From 1 to 3 years old: Free of charge (only 1 child).
  • Please note the age of the child(ren) on Additional Information Form.
  • All children must be supervised by an adult at all times during the tour.
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