Sapa Tour by Bus (RECOMMENDED)
On this trek you will explore the beautiful Sapa valley for two days with a one night at a lovely 3-star hotel. This trip is a wonderful opportunity to touch base with nature, enjoy the mountain landscape and views, feel revived and mingle with the humorous village residents. A lovely genuine Sapa experience.
[Day 1] Hanoi- Sapa- Giang Ta Chai village
Meals: N/A | Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
06:30: Pick up from the hotel, get on big bus and depart for Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
The tour guide will be waiting for you at No.3 Fansipan Str (where the bus stop),
holding the sign “Hanoi Elegance Hotel” to welcome you. Then, please follow him to come to the hotel
You will start by a short driving south toward Muong Hoa valley which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area. The walk commences at a point near an ancient rock field which was uncovered by a French researcher in 1925. There are 159 carved rocks on an area of eight square kilometres in Muong Hoa valley in Hau Thao and Ta Van Communes. The shapes of the carved rocks have provoked the curiosity of both local and foreign researchers wishing to decode the mysterious messages for nearly a century. After a short time for discovery the rock field, you follow a dirt trail going downhill to Rattan Bridge, waterfall and Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao people. This portion of the trek offers stunning view of Muong Hoa valleys as well as chances to understand life of tribal peoples in remote land when paying visit to a local house of Red Dao. (Approx: Grade 2 of 5/ 1 hours driving/ 1,5 hours walking)
If you are willing to do further trek for one more hour, we can continue our way toward Su Pan village of Black H’mong people then up to main road where your car is awaiting for a transfer back to Sapa. Back in Sapa early evening and have free time to wander around.
[Day 2] Sapa- Ma Tra and Ta Phin village- Sapa- Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast and lunch | Accommodation: N/A
You will be met up by local guide at your hotel at 8:00AM. The walk commences from Sapa on a trail running through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. You will then pass through the Black Hmong ethnic minority village of Matra, a very small village hiding way from the civilisation.
The walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will also be able to visit a local school. You will enjoy your lunch before arriving at the Taphin village. Here you can hear about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area. You can already recognise them by dressing while they are both very famous of handicraft. You will enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses as well as visit the local caves. You will return Sapa by car.
15:30: The tour guide will take you to the bus stop
16:00: Get on bus to back to Hanoi.
22:00: Bus back to the office in Hanoi and our hotel staff is waiting to escort you back to the hotel. Trip ends.
Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch.
• Hotel in Sapa- standard opt: Sapa Centre hotel-deluxe room (or Sunny mountain hotel- deluxe if Sapa Centre is fully booked)
• Bus tickets from Hanoi to Sapa and Sapa back to Hanoi (one ticket per person)
• Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned support vehicle with an experienced driver
• The services of an experienced, English-speaking guide
• All entrance fees
• VAT and other taxes
• Hotel in Hanoi
• Presence of the tour guide on the train
• Beverages, Tips and personal expenses.
• Camera fees (if any)
• Surcharge in peak season (Christmas & New Year)
***: Extension for one more day and night:
Day 3: OPT1: Sapa- Heaven’s Gate-Silver Waterfall
8:00AM- 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 we 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.
Day 3: OPT2: Sapa- Cat Cat- Y Linh Ho
You will be met up at your hotel in Sapa at around 9AM then leave Sapa market town. We will go downhill to Cat Cat village. Enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery along the road. Upon reaching a waterfall and a hydroelectric station, we will take a short rest before continuing our trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraced fields. The area is still covered by rain forest under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park. We will arrive in Y Linh Ho village inhabited by Black Hmong people where we will have one more rest before climbing toward the main road. Our vehicle will pick us up there and drive us back to Sapa.
Approx: 15 minutes driving/ 3 hours walking.
Note: The trail can be slippery during rainy season from Cat Cat to Y Linh Ho.
Included: Hotel in Sapa- standard opt: Sapa Centre hotel-deluxe room (or Sunny mountain hotel- deluxe if Sunny mountain is not available), car, English speaking guide, entrance fees and travel permission.
Price & Include
TOUR PRICE (Standard Option)
Group Size 1 pax 2 pax 3 - 5 pax 6 - 8 pax
Tour cost (per person) $221 $145 $127 $115 $25
Extra charge for the extension
Group Size 1 pax 2 pax 3 - 5 pax 6 - 8 pax Single Supplement
Tour cost (per person) $89 $52 $44 $44 $25