Sapa & Ethnic Markets 3days/4nights- 1 night hotel 1 night homestay

Sapa & Ethnic Markets 3days/4nights- 1 night hotel 1 night homestay
Sapa is located in Lao Cai province, 350 km from Hanoi, close to the border with China. The Hoang Lien Son range of mountains dominates the district, which is at the eastern extremity of the Himalayas. This range includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan, at a high of 3142m above sea level and a vast area covered by thick forest, rich in wildlife.

The town of Sapa lies at the attitude of about 1,600m. The climate is moderate, cool in summer, foggy and cold in winter with occasional snowfall. Sapa is home to a great diversity of ethnic minority people. It is likely that, Sapa was first inhabited by highland minorities of H’mong and Yao group and later came the Tay, Zay, and a small number of Xa Pho to form the 5 main ethnic groups which takes about 85% of the district’s population today and a very small number of them live in Sapa town, most of them live in small villages and hamlets scattering in valleys and hamlets scattering in valleys and mountains throughout the district.

Tour Features

Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D

Night 1: Hanoi Tirant Hotel Staff escorts you to the train station for boarding on a 4 A/C soft sleeper cabin to Lao Cai.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Ethnic Market – Sapa (B/L/D)

5:00AM Arrive Lao Cai Train Station. Our tour guide will welcome you at train station. After transfer to Sapa town, have breakfast at a local restaurant then we continue the journey to visit one of colourful tribal markets (Itinerary subject to your travel date)

Tuesday: Coc Ly Market (56 km from Lao Cai)
Wednesday: Cao Son Market (81km from Lao Cai)
Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin Market (65km from Lao Cai)
Saturday: Can Cau Market (87km from Lao Cai)
Sunday: Bac Ha Market (67km from Lao Cai)
Lunch in town then transfer to Sapa for staying overnight.

Night 2: Overnight at hotel in Sapa

Day 2: Sapa – Cat Cat – Lao Chai (B/L/D – Homestay/Hotel)

After breakfast in the hotel, we trek down to Cat Cat village of Black H’mong people to see their daily life activities and learn more about their customs, the way they plant rice, make fabrics… then we visit hydro power station built by French in the old days.
After lunch, we will go down hill to Lao Chai village then Ta Van Village to visit Black H’mong minority and Dzay minority.

Night 3: Overnight in a homestay family or hotel

Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai station (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we visit Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dzao minority. Meet and talk with people to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditions. Pass over the Cau May (Rattan) Bridge and silver water fall – perfect place for photos.
Back to Sapa Town in noon. Before leave Sapa town, you can have early dinner in Sapa. At around 4.00PM, leave the town for transfer to Lao Cai train station for night train back to Hanoi.

Night 4: back to Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi (B)

App. 5.00AM: arrive Hanoi. Take a taxi to Tirant Hotel and our staff on duty will help you pay the cost.
Breakfast is served at Tirant Hotel from 6.30-9.30AM.
Optional: Early check-in is available on request at costs.



- Tax & Service charge

- Train tickets from Hanoi to Sapa and return to Hanoi (soft sleeper with A/C).

- Transfer to and from train station

- Accommodation

- Entrance fees

- Meals as indicated

- English-speaking tour guide 

- Beverage

- Travel Insurance

- Personal expenses

- Tips

- All other services not mentioned in the itinerary



Why choose us!

- We can customize this tour to suit your needs
- Private tour & private transportation in Sapa
- Personal escort to train station and back to Tirant Hotel
- Buffet Breakfast in early morning the day return Hanoi
- Early check-in at 4.30AM (subject to availability, please check with us for confirmation)
- Late check-out until 1.00PM
- Usage of room for showers (subject to availability, please check with us for confirmation)
- Luggage storage at Tirant Hotel
- Main meals are included
Private tour for  Price per person
 Standard  Deluxe
 2 persons  $339 $349
 3 persons  $295  $305
 4 persons  $274  $284

Standard option: Sapa Boutique Hotel

Deluxe option:    Chau Long 2 Hotel
                           Bamboo Sapa Hotel
                           Cha Pa Garden Hotel

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