Sapa Medium Trek (SPMED-003) 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 - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Hill Tribe Market - Sapa
Departure date: Flexible Travel Dates
Duration: 3 Days 4 Nights
TravelStyle: Adventure & Discovery
  • Summary
  • Detailed Itinerary
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  • Lao Chai, Ta Van village
  • Muong Hoa valley
  • Giang Ta Chai village
  • Hill Tribe Market


  • Visit ethnic villages and communicate with local people.
  • Overnight at their homestay and tasting many kinds of local food.
  • Discover beautiful Sapa town.
  • Explore Hill Tribe market. Shopping & tasting many kinds of food at the 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 Ta Van homestay
Day 2 Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa Hotel in Sapa
Day 3 Sapa - Hill Tribe Market - Sapa - 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 – night train to Sapa

From 8:30 pm to 9:00 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: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L,D)

Our driver will pick you up at Lao Cai Railway station early in the morning then transfer you to Sapa around 8:00 am.

You will check in at the hotel, have breakfast and take a shower.

Start from Sapa at 10:00 am by jeep and then get down to a valley, visit an H'mong village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French.

Take a small path to go and visit other 2 villages of the H'mong and the Dzay people – Lao Chai and Ta Van village.

Estimated distance trekking: 12 km

Estimated time trekking: 3.5 hours

You will have lunch en-route and stay in Ta Van at a Dzay family. Stay with them you will have a chance to learn more about their culture. In the evening, you can help them to prepare and cook for dinner.

Overnight at Ta Van village. 


Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa (B,L)

Breakfast at the home-stay and say goodbye to them, ready for the upcoming trip.

You will take the road to Giang Ta Chai village to see the Red Dzao people via the paths through terraces and bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall, a suspension bridge. Picnic lunch en-route and cross the river.

Estimated distance trekking: 10 km

Estimated time trekking: 3 hours

Then you will visit an H'mong village up to the mountain. Take a jeep back to Sapa. Visit the ancient stone circle on the way back. Check in hotel and have a free evening for relaxing or other personal activities in Sapa.

Overnight at hotel.


Day 3: Sapa – Hill Tribe Market – Lao Cai – night train to Hanoi (B,L,D)

After having breakfast and check out, we will leave Sapa town.

As each day it has one hill tribe market, then we will take you to the market, depending on the day in week. For example, if it is Sunday, you will have chance to visit Bac Ha – the most famous market in Lao Cai.

In the afternoon, we will leave the market to go back to Lao Cai Railway Station.

You will take the night train back to Hanoi.

Stay overnight on train.

We will arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 am.

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$ 318.00 US$ 223.00 US$ 196.00 US$ 183.00 US$ 175.00 US$ 170.00
Deluxe hotel US$ 368.00 US$ 242.00  US$ 208.00  US$ 191.00 US$ 181.00   US$ 175.00


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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