Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: Sapa 3-Day Medium Trek and Limousine Trip

4.3 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour
Multi-day trip

From Hanoi: Sapa 3-Day Medium Trek and Limousine Trip

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 150 per person

Breathtaking mountain scenery and tribal villages amongst perfect natural settings are the highlights of Sapa. Trek off the beaten track and walk through villages where ethnic people live. Visit their homes and witness their daily activities.

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Duration 3 days
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At your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter.


  • Visit the famous parts of Sapa and overnight at a homestay
  • Observe the daily activities of the ethnic minority people of the area
  • Enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery and rice terraces
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Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by limousine, trek Cat Cat village

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi and begin the journey to Sapa Around noon, arrive in Sapa, have lunch and then check into your hotel room. Take a quick break to freshen up then walk around this charming town, paying a visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral. Meet local people such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses, selling farming products and handicrafts as souvenirs. Around 5:45 PM,  enjoy dinner at the restaurant in the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel with a mountain view room.

Day 2: Sapa - Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Wake up in the morning and enjoy the fresh air. Have a local breakfast in the restaurant, then, get ready for trekking.

Check out of the room and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. Follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a footpath downhill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and on a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen.

Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here, pay a visit to some H’mong families, and watch them doing their daily work.

After a picnic lunch, the trail continues up and downhill for about 2 hours as you reach Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong, and then follow the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Visiting local homes, enjoy your cultural discovery as well as the breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight homestay.

Day 3: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Sapa – Hanoi (breakfast, lunch)

Leaving Ta Van village after breakfast, take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice fields and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall.

Enjoy a break for some magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao people, which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river.

After spending time visiting the village, making friends with the Zao, and experiencing their hospitality, cross the river by another suspension bridge and then go uphill again to Hau Thao village. Visit a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather to exchange experience and skills of making handicrafts.

A late lunch will be prepared nearby this center and then you have time to relax and prepare before heading back to Hanoi. The tour guide will take you to the bus station. The limousine journey back to Hanoi takes five or six hours (depending on traffic). Arrive in Hanoi around 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Drop-off location: - During weekdays (Monday to Thursday): your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter - During Weekends (Friday to Sunday): the bus office or street corner that is close to your hotel/apartment in the Old Quarter.

  • Modern air-conditioned limousine from Hanoi to Sapa and return
  • Modern bus in Sapa with experienced driver
  • English-speaking local tour guide in Sapa
  • 2 dinners, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • 1 night at 3-star hotel (deluxe room on twin sharing base)
  • 1 night at homestay with basic single bed (hot water, mosquito net, blanket)
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for the guide or driver
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The 9-kilometer trek is not recommended for older guests or children
  • You may stay overnight at a homestay for the first night or on the second night, depending on circumstances
  • Note that the facilities at the homestay are not the same as in hotels in Sapa
  • Bring warm clothes, including a scarf, hat or cap as the weather in Sapa is unpredictable; it is normally cold from September to March
  • Due to the altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February, and March
  • Please bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream, and insect repellent
  • Please bring cash in in Vietnam Dong as the banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well; US Dollars, Euros, and Australian Dollars are accepted in Sapa
  • Please bring medicine with you in case of illness
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Organized way to visit Sapa

Everything was well organized and planned out. I just had a few detailed things that didn't quite go according to my expectation. 1) Bus. For myself and my 2 kids was great. The sleeper bus had double decker bunks, cocoon reclining seats that was very cozy. But if you're over 5'5" and above, you will not fit and will be miserable like my husband. 2) The home stay is very rustic. It's basically a barn/dorm with 20 mattresses on the floor with zero privacy. No drapes, no walls, all out in the open. At night you can hear everyone snore and fart. If you were a single lady traveling, I would be concerned about safety. I'm not sure if we had a choice of upgrading to a private home but the facilities we had was poor. 1 bathroom to over 10 people. All in the open. We couldn't wait for the hotel the next day. The hotel was great. 3) Our guide the 1st day was really late picking us up. By the time we started trekking it was dark. Good thing last hour of hike we had a van.

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January 4, 2018

Great thing. Any time.

November 23, 2022

Actual itinerary did not match what was described before purchasing, but it was still a beautiful trek.

November 7, 2022

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