From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

4.5 / 5

19 Reviews

From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

From US$ 209 per person

See Sapa in 3 days on a small group tour. Enjoy luxury limousine transfers, hotel stays in beautiful locations, an itinerary with an easy trek program, and visits to local ethnic groups.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 3 days
Starting time 6:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-day tour to Sapa from Hanoi by a comfortable and air-conditioned luxury bus transfer
  • Visit the most beautiful villages in Sapa
  • Learn about the local minorities H'Mong, Red Dzao, and Dzay
  • Taste the scrumptious local food
  • Trek through beautiful natural landscapes
Full description
Day 1: Get picked up from the meeting point between 6:45 and 7:00 AM. The bus will stop for a couple breaks before arriving in Sapa at 12:30 PM. Once there, you will meet some local ethnic minority community members from the H’mong, Dzao and Tay tribes, in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and check in to your hotel afterwards. At around 2 PM, continue your tour with a drive to Cat Cat village, home to the Black H’mong ethnic minority and located at the foot of Mount Fansipan (the highest mountain in Vietnam). Your local guide will introduce you to local daily life and you will trek down to the valley. The two-hour trek covers about 4 km (2.3 miles). In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner by 5:00 PM. Enjoy some leisure time afterward. Day 2: After breakfast, take a 5 km trek along rice terraces to the Black H'mong village of Lao Chai. Then, trek to Ta Van village, home to the Dzao ethnic minority. The total trekking distance is about 9 km and lasts about four hours. At 11:30 AM, a bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to head back to Sapa. After lunch, enjoy some free time to discover Sapa on your own. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner and another overnight stay. Day 3: After breakfast you will trek to Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way and you will take in a breathtaking view at the top of Ham Rong Mountain. This two-hour trek is approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) long. At 11:00 AM, you will be back at your hotel to check out and have lunch. By 3:00 PM you will be on your way back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel around 9:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from the meeting point in Hanoi
  • 2 nights accommodation at Legend Hotel (24 Dong Loi road) or similar depending on availability
  • Transportation in a modern air-conditioned luxury bus
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to indicated sites
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Be aware that the trekking can be challenging, especially in rainy weather
  • Tour is not suitable for individuals with mobility difficulties and children under 6
  • Note that the homestay offers only the most basic amenities
  • Please bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent and any special medication you require. Also bring warm clothes including a scarf, hat and cap because the weather in Sapa is unpredictable
  • It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March due to the altitude. It is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March
  • Please bring Vietnamese Dong because the banking system in Sapa is unpredictable
  • U.S. dollars, Euros, and Australian dollars are also accepted in Sapa
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Overall, Sa Pa is a beautiful place and a must visit destination. However, the advertising for this experience is a little bit misleading. We were not given an itinerary, instead we had to rely on the minimal instructions from the various staff we encountered. These instructions were occasionally confusing and left us guessing where we were meant to be for dinner or lunch and also where and when we should meet any transport. For a ’3 day trekking tour’, only 1 of the days was an actual trek. The Cat Cat village looks surprisingly like a movie set and after asking some questions we found out that no local villagers actually live there (this was still a great photo opportunity; just not authentic). The quality of the guides was inconsistent, one day the lady was helpful then the next day the lady was clearly in a rush to get the trek finished. Also prepare yourself for pestering “village women and children” who will follow you the entire way trying to sell things.

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December 4, 2019

Beautiful area where you will not get bored and photographed. Very varied walks to beautiful villages. Villagers walk along with the long walk to the rice fields to help you on the sometimes slippery journey. Halfway they say goodbye with the expectation that you will buy something from them. The guides were very friendly and told a lot about the area. Spoke English well.

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August 28, 2019

was good

Guides were very nice but somewhat disorganized. So we sometimes had to wait up to an hour for them to come .. Bus was great on the way there, catastrophe on the way back, someone of us had to sit in front of the driver for 7 hours. Wasn't comfortable at all ... The tour is rather for older and less active audience.

April 8, 2019

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