Sapa Medium Trek (SPMED-001) Private Tour

Sapa is an incredibly picturesque town that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in northwestern Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sapa and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.
Destinations: Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa
Departure date: Flexible Travel Date
Duration: 2 Days 3 Nights
TravelStyle: Adventure & Discovery
  • Summary
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  • Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van village
  • Muong Hoa valley
  • Cat Cat & Sin Chai village
  • Sapa town


  • Visit Cat Cat and Sin Chai - famous villages in Sapa.
  • Visit also Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van village and communicate with local people.
  • Discover Sapa town

Brief Itinerary

Day Destinations Accommodation
Night 1 Hanoi - night train to Lao Cai Overnight train
Day 1 Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa 3 star hotel
Day 2 Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Sapa 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 – night train to Sapa

From 07:30 pm to 08:00 pm, our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel to go to the Hanoi Railway Station.

You will take overnight train to Sapa.

Day 1 : Sapa – Cat Cat and Sin Chai – Sapa (B,L,D).

05:30 AM: Arrive at Lao Cai train station. Our staff will pick you up with the sign of your name then transfer to Sapa. 

07:00 AM: A morning shower could be offered after or before Breakfast as your request. 

09:00 AM: Check in  the hotel then start a new day by a short trek about 3km down to  Cat Cat Village -  the home of H'mong minority, visit Tien Sa waterfall and also have chance to take part in a performance art of H’Mong boy and girl. 

Affer continue trekking to visit Sin Chai village where you can see spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan-highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina; and Black Hmong ethnic minority, see people weaving,embroidering and dying their clothes,… then  take a Jeep/van back to Sapa. 

Estimated distance trekking: 10 km

Estimated time trekking: 3 hours 

Lunch at the restaurant  and free time in the afternoon  to discover Sapa town and Sapa Market. Dinner at  the  hotel or restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2 : Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B,L,D).

8:00 AM – Breakfast in hotel.

9:00 AM – Begin trekking from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes.

11:30 AM – Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H'mong tribe.

12:30 PM – Break for delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa stream.

1:15 PM – Keep trekking through lush rice-terraces towards Lao Chao village to experience Black H'mong people's daily life and traditional culture.

3:00 PM - Walk to the bridge where you get the jeep or car back to Sapa for shower.

Estimated distance trekking: 12 km

Estimated time trekking: 3.5 hours

05:00 PM - Dinner before you get the bus back to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.

Stay overnight on train.

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
Superior hotel US$ 257.00 US$ 183.00 US$ 154.00 US$ 158.00 US$ 148.00 US$ 144.00
Deluxe hotel US$ 278.00 US$ 209.00  US$ 190.00  US$ 179.00 US$ 174.00   US$ 170.00


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 3 star hotel or 4 star 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.
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