Duration: 4 days 3 nights

A 4-day escapade in the North starting with an overnight train ride from Hanoi to Lao Cai. There, you will drive to Sapa where you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes, including the view of Mount Fansipan, and some of the most incredible rice terraces in Vietnam. You will also have the chance to interact with local ethnic minorities.


  • The stunning beauty of Sapa  region with astounding mountainous scenery
  • Interact with ethnic minorities and get to know more about their lifestyle


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (-)
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L, D)
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Cai – Night Train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Day 4: Hanoi – departure (B)


Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (-)

Upon arrival, you will be picked up taken to our office, where you can leave your luggage.

Free time to visit Hanoi on your own until you are taken to Hanoi station. You will take the night train to Lao Cai (air-conditioned cabin shared by 4 persons, soft beds).

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L, D)

Early morning arrival in Lao Cai. A bus will pick you up for a 38-km drive to Sapa.

Breakfast at your hotel before hitting the road to visit Sapa and the surroundings: Cat Cat Village, Cat Cat Waterfall, an old hydroelectric factory, and a local Black H’Mong family.

Back to town and lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit to Ham Rong Mountain, where you will have an astounding view of the town of Sapa and Mount Fansipan.

Later, you will see a traditional show performed by local minorities.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Sapa – Lao Cai – Night Train to Hanoi (B, L, D)

Today, we will take a footpath to trek on the rim of the deep valley of Muong Hoa. During the trek, you will have the opportunity to see the most enchanting rice terraces of the area while also having the chance to meet the H’Mong hill tribes of Lao Chai Village and the Dzay hill tribes of Ta Van Village.

Right after, we will have lunch before being picked up by our bus to head back to Sapa.

Free time for the rest of the day before heading to Lao Cai station. You will take your night train to return to Hanoi (air-conditioned cabin shared by 4 people, soft beds).

Day 4: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Arrival early in the morning. Check-in at a small guesthouse near the train station for a nap and free time until being picked up and transported to the airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour.

Please contact us for more information about this tour or to customize this itinerary.


  • All transportation
  • Accommodation (twin room or double room)
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Soft sleeper train ticket (Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi)
  • Room for shower before and after the trip to Sapa
  • One small bottle of water on bus everyday
  • Service fees

  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa to Vietnam if needed

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