Unforgettable Sapa by Bus & Train – 3 Days 2 Nights

Explore and experience Sapa by road via the new Noi Bai highway, Lao Cai, length 245km. This new road shortens the travel time and distance from Hanoi to Sapa. Moreover, you will have chance to admire the beautiful scenery as you travel the longest highway in Vietnam before enjoining yourself in Sapa. 3 days 2night discovering the landscapes of terraced rice paddies and the minorities’ villages at Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa is a wonderful tour which will provide you a unique and unforgettable experience. Join us in this tour and enjoy...

Tour Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sin Chai - Cat Cat village - Ta Phin Village - Sapa night train to Hanoi
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi – Sapa by Victoria coach – Lao Chai – Ta Van (L)
Day 02: Sapa - Sin Chai – Cat Cat village - Sapa (B, L)
Day 03: Day 3: Sapa – Ta Phin Village – Victoria night train to Hanoi (B/L)

DAY 01: HANOI - SAPA BY BUS - TREK TO CAT CAT VILLAGE (L)
07:00AM: Pick you up at your hotel and depart to Sapa by Limousine, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai high-way. Along the way, you will have chance to admire the beauty of northwest mountains with terraced fields. Have a short break for 30 minutes en route.
01:00PM: Arrival Sapa, enjoy lunch at local restaurant then we embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the H'Mong hill tribe minority people. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 02: SAPA - HEAVEN GATE - SILVER WATERFALL - FANSIPAN BY CABLE CAR - LAO CHAI - TA VAN (homestay) (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet your guide and driver for a leisure trip. The drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount. Just a kilometer out of the town, rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. We'll stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall before continue the road trip for some kilometers further to Heaven Gate and Tram Ton Pass. At 2047m above sea level, the Heaven Gate & Tram Ton Pass is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. From here enjoy walking around for half an hour for beautiful scenery of both two side of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The wind blows stronger to force the clouds moving constantly. It is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain Range. Amazingly that the weather is very different by the side: In many days It is foggy and cloudy on Sa Pa side and sunny brightly the other side.Leaving the Heaven Gate for the way back downhill 7 km, then stop to pay visiting to some lush farm in O Quy Ho where different kind of vegetable, flower, fruit trees and even medicinal plants are grown for years which makes this part of Sapa ever green.
After that we will explore Fansipan by cable car. The cable car system in Sapa is the world's longest and highest cable car, running up from sleepy Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province to the peak of 3,143-meter. Fansipan Mountain, known as Indochina's rooftop. Reaching Mount Fansipan used to mean a full-day hike at least. But from Feb 2016 the trek up will be reduced to a 25-minute flight by cable car. The 6.5km long cable car can carry a maximum of 2,000 passengers an hour, with each cabin accommodating 35 passengers.
We flight down by cable car to the ground station, enjoy the view of Sin Chai and O Quy Ho valley from cabin. After that your car is awaiting for taking us back to Sapa. After lunch, you head Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will spend the night in local house of Giay minority. You will be able to take a walk to enjoy the valley view as well as swim in the river nearby. Overnight at homestay.

DAY 03: TAVAN - GIANG TA CHAI - SU PAN - NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L)
Once you get energy for your last day trek by having a delicious breakfast, you leave for Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao minority. You will trek through bamboo forest, which belongs to Hoang Lien National Park. On the way you will pass by a waterfall where you will have time to take a rest and enjoy the surroundings. You will find a nice place to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, you continue toward Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Here you start your journey back to Sapa by car.
In the late afternoon, we transfer to the station for overnight train to Hanoi.
Arrival at Hanoi railway station in the nearly morning on the next day, trip ends!

What is included?

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
  • Bus Hanoi - Sapa
  • Train ticket: Sapa - Hanoi (share cabin 4 berths- soft sleeper)
  • 01 nights hotel base on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • 01 night at homestay
  • English speaking tour guide (other language upon request)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D – Dinner
  • Entrance fees and water
 

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Single room
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Other optional and activities not on the package
  • Travel insurance, personal expense
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