Sapa and Bac Ha Market with Luxury Victoria Hotel and Train

This tour is designed for those who love visiting Sapa and Bac Ha with just 2 days. You will have a chance to visit Bac Ha market where the most colorful costumes of all Flower Hmong, Red Hmong, Black Hmong, Red Dzao…are gathered in the local market. You will also know deeply about their traditional cultures together by discovery many ethnic villages with beautiful mountain view. With this luxury option, you will be staying in the Victoria Sapa Hotel and Resort (the best hotel in Sapa), and Victoria Express train (the most luxurious train in Vietnam) will be used for bringing you from Hanoi to Sapa and back.
Destinations: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Bac Ha Market
Departure date: Every Friday
Duration: 2 Days 3 Nights
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  • Summary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Tour Information


  • Lao Chai, Ta Van village
  • Bac Ha Hill Tribe Market


  • Enjoy the best hotel (Victoria Sapa hotel & resort) and the best night train (Victoria Express).
  • Trekking: around 10km visit most famous ethnic villages in Sapa: Y Linh Ho village, Lao Chai village, Ta Van vilage...
  • Explore Bac Ha market, shopping, taste kinds of food at market.

Brief Itinerary

Day Destinations Accommodation
Night 1 Hanoi - night train to Lao Cai Overnight train
Day 1 Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa Victoria Hotel & Resort
Day 2 Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Lao Cai - night train to Hanoi Overnight train

What to bring?

  • Original passport with valid visa
  • Camera and rolls of film
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Wide brim hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes (necessary to pack in during November to February)
  • Small amount of cash
  • Personal medicines
  • Insect repellent
  • Joy and big smiles :)

Night 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai (night train)

Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 pm and transfer you to Hanoi train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai province. Experience the romantic overnight train travel.

Stay overnight on Victoria Luxury train.

Day 2: Lao Cai station - Sapa -  Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa (B/L) 

Arrive at Lao Cai's train station at 6.00 am. We will take 1-hour 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 you have your breakfast and freshen up before the trip. Starting with 3km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong people. Lunch at a local house, and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. It gives you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily lifestyles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscape on the way. Get back to Sapa town by jeep or motorbike.

Stay overnight at Victoria Hotel & Resort.

Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha Market on Sunday – Lao Cai Station (B/L)

Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9.00 am until 2.00 pm. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese).

In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family, talk to them… and then enjoy landscapes on a roundabout way to Bac Ha for getting to Lao Cai station. Taking the overnight train back to Hanoi. You will be arriving in Hanoi at 5.30 am next day.

This itinerary is private and customized for a small group. Of course it's available join-in tour for some itineraries if you don't want to go over budget. For more details please contact us at anytime.

The price below is US$ per person:

Quantity of group 1 pax 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
Victoria Hotel & Train US$ US$ US$ US$ US$ US$

Service Inclusion:

  • English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Private transfer in Hanoi/Lao Cai/Sapa
  • Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi: 4 soft sleeper berth cabin with A/C
  • Twin or Double shared accommodation at luxury Victoria Sapa hotel with daily breakfast
  • Breakfast up on arrival at hotel in Sapa
  • Two (02) bottles of mineral water for each person per day.
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

 Service Exclusions:

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Domestic flights & departure taxes
  • Beverages
  • Entrance fees & permits not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone call..), tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$45 & 02 passport photos per person)
  • Others not mentioned above.


  • As we've mentioned above, this tour is private and could be customized in order to meet your requirements.
  • More people is equal to Lower cost.
  • Please be aware this itinerary or other trekking itineraries in general are not highly recommended to children, people with history of high blood pressure, heart disease, or stroke.
  • Itinerary is subject to change under certain circumstances such as: uncontrolled weather condition.
  • The selected hotel might be changed to another one because of fully booking or renovation. We will surely let you know before decide to book and guarantee that the hotel is the same level to the first one.
  • Bring with you the passport for overnight registration on sites.
  • Warm cloths is necessary to pack in during November to February.
  • High Season surchage will be applied if your travel date is on Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr.
  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, Lunar New Year, from 27 Apr to 1 May, from 27 Aug to 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec.