Sapa Tour 2 days by Train

This tour of Sapa 2 days by night train from Hanoi to uncover the hill tribe culture of this Sapa mountainous area. Visit Lao Chai, Ta Van minority villages, feel a warm welcome at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact with them and learn about their culture and customs.

Tour Itinerary

Trip length: 3 nights 2 days (2 nights on train)
Travel style: Sapa leisure tour with easy trekking to hill tribe villages

What to expect

  • Learn more about daily life of the minority people in mountainous of Vietnam
  • Enjoy Sapa’s mountainous landscape on the way hiking.
  • Trekking through hill tribes, visit the hydroelectric power station built by the French, blend with local ethnic minority.


Night train Hanoi to Lao Cai: 20.00 car picks up at hotel in Hanoi and transfer to the train station to get on the night train to Lao Cai. Spend the night on train in a deluxe cabin (shared 4 berths/cabin, air-conditioned)

Day 1. Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L, D)

Arrive in Lao Cai early morning, meet our guide and take 1hr car ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa town, have breakfast at local restaurant. The rest of morning to walk around Sapa town, discover colorful ethnic market. Lunch at restaurant.

After lunch, prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. We will walk on small paths and trails to reach Lao Chai and Ta Van Village to visit the Tay and Dzay tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley. Late of the day, our car transfers back to hotel in Sapa (or check in your homestay accommodation at the village). Dinner at your own and overnight in Sapa.

**Room for early check-in subject to availability (Early check-in available upon request)
**You can also choose to stay at hospitable hill tribe home at the village

Day 2. Sapa – Hanoi (B, L)

Get ready for our new fun & informative day. You first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going downhill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Take a rest here before you trek downhill to get Sin Chai village. Get on car and drive back to Sapa town for lunch.

Checkout hotel and Free time in the afternoon to discover the town by yourself (you can opt for a trip to Fansipan summit by cable car, please contact for additional cost)

16.00 transfer to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Arrive back to Hanoi early morning following day around 4.30am, taxi to hotel on your own. Tour ends.

Tour price

GROUP TOUR (Seat in coach tour) – price quoted in USD/person

Homestay accommodationUS$140/person
Hotel accommodation (3 star hotel)US$153/person
Hotel accommodation (4 star hotel)US$168/person

PRIVATE TOUR Sapa 2-day tour by train

No of travelers2 pax3-5 pax6-8 pax9 pax up
3 star hotel$196$178$148$140
4 star hotel$212$193$163$154

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Bus/private A/C car transferring & sightseeing as per program
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double sharing basic with daily breakfast
  • Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (shared in cabin with 4 berths, air-conditioned)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals as specified (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner) at local restaurant
  • Entrance fees for all visits mentioned
  • Complementary mineral water

Tour exclusive

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks & other meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Early check-in/late check-out at hotel

Additional info

The trekking: This tour comes with a slight trek through the hill tribe village (5-7km/day), we also arrange car transferring on the way back to hotel. Car transferring both ways is available upon your request.
Homestay is totally different from hotel due to its basic and simple facilities.
Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.

What to bring: Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, toiletries, original passport.. because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in November, December, January, February and March.

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Sapa Tour 2 days by Train

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