Sapa Villages & Ethnic Market - 3Days/4Nights

Discovery the biggest ethnic market in north Vietnam! Sapa surrounding hill tribe villages and Ethnic market.. And this is only the start of your 3 Days adventure

Night 1: Ha Noi - Lao Cai by Train
Pick up at your proposed Hotel at 20:00 then transfer to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding to Lao Cai by Express Train at 21:10. 
Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ). 

Day 1: Lao Cai - Sapa  - Cat Cat Village (B, L, D)
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6.00 Am. Welcome by your local guide and driver. Take a drive of 40km to your hotel in Sapa town. Having breakfast in restaurant. The guide will help you to put your bags in the Hotel luggage store then take you to explore Sapa town. Back to the Hotel for check in. Have lunch. 
After lunch, a walk down to the South-West of Sapa (around 4km), pass through the market to the sealed pathways to Cat Cat village. This twisty beautiful vista road leads you to stairs where we descend to the centre of the Black H'mong’s village then keep going down to the Cat Cat waterfall. This is a chance to see the hydroelectric power station established by the French. We walk along by the river and follow the sealed road back up to your Hotel. Dinner at restaurant. In the evening, you’re free to do as you wish. You can explore the town of Sapa at night.

Night 2: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town

Day 2: Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages (B, L, D)

Breakfast at Hotel. Start the trip at 09.00 AM from the Hotel by car to Lao Chai Village. Walk about 15km to visit 3 different villages belonging to the Black H'Mong, Dzay and Red Dao people. Picnic lunch on the way at a picturesque location or in a minority home. We guide you along waterfalls, rice fields and a small river in a lush valley with sweeping landscapes. Walk up to the road for the transfer back to Sapa. Dinner at restaurant.

Night 3: Overnight at hotel in Sapa town

Day 3: Sapa - Ethnic Market - Lao Cai (B, L, D)

Visit one of the colorful tribal markets near Sapa. The schedule as follow:
Tuesday:   Coc Ly Market ( 90km from Sapa ) 
Wednesday: Cao Son Market ( 100km from Sapa )
Thursday:  Lung Khau Nhin Market ( 80km from Sapa ) 
Saturday:  Can Cau Market  ( 140km from Sapa ) 
Sunday: Muong Hum ( 85km from Sapa ) 
Muong Khuong Market ( 90km from Sapa )
Bac Ha Market ( 120km from Sapa )
Transfer to Lao Cai railway station to catch the overnight train back to Hanoi. Dinner at restaurant.

Night 4: Overnight in the A/C soft sleeper wooden Cabin. ( 4 people/cabin or 2 people/cabin on request ).

Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 AM next day. Tour ends.

Type of tour: Private tour Only, Medium Trekking 
Departure:    Everyday 
Meeting Point: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter


--- Number of Persons in Group/Pax ---
Price in US dollars per person - Private tour


2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 - 6 pax

7 - 8 pax

Single SUPP

Standard (2*)






Mid-range (3*)






Superior (3*+)






Deluxe (4*)







As indicated: (A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)


Tariff for this trip: The tariff may differentiate according to number of participants and the high or low seasons in Vietnam. Please contact our travel consultant for the price of this trip.



- Full transportation by private A/C vehicle as tour program indicated.
- A/C 4 berth soft sleeper train (join cabin - wooden cabin)
- Sightseeing fees and permits.
- English or French speaking guide
- All meals as mentioned in program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing or double (on request)



- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- International flight and international airport tax on departure
- Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips and emergency transfers.



Standard: Fansipan View Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Mid-range: Bamboo Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Superior: Chau Long Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel
Deluxe: Victoria Sapa Hotel/ Sao Mai Hotel



- Keep your luggage and money by yourself.
- Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
- Take original passports, good and comfortable trekking shoes, insect repellent, torches, sun scream, towels, rain gear and extra warm clothes.

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