Sapa in Style Tour

6 Days / 5 Nights

  Sapa

6 Days / 5 Nights

Sapa in Style Tour

  Sapa

Be transported from Vietnam’s frenetic capital to Sapa’s towering mountains. Spend days revelling in the magic of the region’s terraced rice paddy fields whilst encountering local people from a variety of different ethnic minorities. Leave footprints upon mountain trails on a day-hike from one hill tribe village to the next. Soak up the chaos of Sapa’s ethnic market with indigenous food, elaborate textiles and sometimes even the odd buffalo available for purchase.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Board the luxurious Victoria Express for an overnight train ride to the magnificent Northern highlands
  • Spend time exploring one of Vietnam’s most unique and awe-inspiring regions
    Encounter members of the Red Dao ethnic group and learn about their age-old traditions
    Trek for a day through a picturesque valley, passing by different minority villages along the way
    Wander through Sapa’s ethnic market bursting with an array of ethnic food, textiles, and jewellery

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English speaking guides
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by AC vehicle
  • Overnight train Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Hanoi – Sapa

DAY 1 - Hanoi – Sapa

Meet a Hanoi guide at the hotel for transfer to Hanoi Railway Station. Board the luxurious Victoria Express train for an overnight journey to Lao Cai Station located on the northern border of Vietnam. 

DAY 2

DAY 2 - Sapa

Upon arrival in Lao Cai, transfer 45 minutes to a Sapa hotel to freshen up and energise with breakfast. Explore Sapa township in the morning then enjoy an afternoon excursion to Ta Phin Village. With unspoiled scenery, this unique place is home to the Red Dao people who maintain a rich culture and their well-preserved traditions.

DAY 3

DAY 3 - Sapa

Trek mountain trails to two different minority villages, Ta Van and Lao Chai. This moderate day-trek provides the perfect opportunity to encounter different ethnic minorities and immerse in the famed scenery of Northern Vietnam. In Ta Van village, admire the natural scenery of a place where many different ethnic groups live together in harmony. Be introduced to a distinct system of folklore in this traditional place. Continue to Lao Chai village nestled within a picturesque valley, and home to the hospitable Black Hmong people. Hike back to Sapa town later in the afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure.

DAY 4

DAY 4 - Sapa

After breakfast at the hotel, walk to Sapa’s ethnic market. This vibrant hub is where hill tribe minorities from all over the region convene to trade an array of textiles, food, jewellery, decorative accessories, and animals. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or ask the guide to arrange an optional trek if still feeling energetic.

DAY 5

DAY 5 - Sapa – Lao Cai station – Hanoi

Wake for a final day in beautiful Sapa; this can be enjoyed at leisure until late afternoon. Later on, it’s time to board the Victoria Express for the return overnight journey back to Hanoi.

DAY 6

DAY 6 - Arrive Hanoi

Around 5:30am the train will roll into Hanoi Railway Station; transfer to a hotel in the city then enjoy the rest of the day independently.

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