Popular Transportation in Sa Pa
Our most recommended Sa Pa Transportation
1. Hanoi: Private Transfer to/from Sapa
Enjoy a safe and reliable private 1-way transfer between Sapa and Hanoi City. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at your hotel. This private transfer can give you peace of mind for your journey through Central Vietnam. Benefit from the flexibility of your preferred departure time and relax in a privately chartered vehicle. Take advantage of complimentary bottled water and WiFi in the vehicle. Save yourself the trouble of carrying your luggage on public transport. Sit back, relax,a nd enjoy the scenery of Vietnam.
2. From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour
Day 1: Get picked up from the meeting point between 6:45 and 7:00 AM. The bus will stop for a couple breaks before arriving in Sapa at 12:30 PM. Once there, you will meet some local ethnic minority community members from the H’mong, Dzao and Tay tribes, in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and check in to your hotel afterwards. At around 2 PM, continue your tour with a drive to Cat Cat village, home to the Black H’mong ethnic minority and located at the foot of Mount Fansipan (the highest mountain in Vietnam). Your local guide will introduce you to local daily life and you will trek down to the valley. The two-hour trek covers about 4 km (2.3 miles). In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner by 5:00 PM. Enjoy some leisure time afterward. Day 2: After breakfast, take a 5 km trek along rice terraces to...
Overall, Sa Pa is a beautiful place and a must visit destination. However, the advertising for this experience is a little bit misleading. We were not given an itinerary, instead we had to rely on the minimal instructions from the various staff we encountered. These instructions were occasionally confusing and left us guessing where we were meant to be for dinner or lunch and also where and when we should meet any transport. For a ’3 day trekking tour’, only 1 of the days was an actual trek. The Cat Cat village looks surprisingly like a movie set and after asking some questions we found out that no local villagers actually live there (this was still a great photo opportunity; just not authentic). The quality of the guides was inconsistent, one day the lady was helpful then the next day the lady was clearly in a rush to get the trek finished. Also prepare yourself for pestering “village women and children” who will follow you the entire way trying to sell things.
3. Hanoi: Private 1-Way Taxi Transfer to Sa Pa
Travel to the mountainous town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam by private taxi. Located about 350 kilometers north of Hanoi, Sa Pa is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country. Start your transfer with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. The drive from Hanoi to Sa Pa is a beautiful journey of approximately 6 hours by car. You can choose to take the scenic route, adding an additional 100 kilometers to the journey, crossing Lai Chau province, Khau Pha Pass, and O Quy Ho Pass. There will be plenty of opportunities for photo stops and short breaks during the drive. Depart from Hanoi in the morning to ensure a safe and successful journey. On the way, admire the terraced fields, wonderful landscapes, and spectacular passes. You will be safely dropped off at your hotel in Sa Pa.
4. Train Ticket Hanoi to/from Sapa (Lao Cai Station)
The Chapa Express Train is one of the newest trains in Vietnam and makes the overnight journey between Hanoi and Lao Cai - Sapa, one of style and comfort with 14 compact yet fully equipped cabins featuring air-conditioning, reading lights, comfortable beds and Sapa-inspired décor. Travel through the night with the gentle swaying of the train to rock you to sleep, allowing you to arrive refreshed and ready to take on the day. Daily train departure from Hanoi (Tran Quy Cap Railway Station at 01 Tran Quy Cap Street) will be at 22:00 and daily departure from Lao Cai Railway Station will be at 21:40. High-speed internet, restrooms, toiletries and hot/ cold water will all be available on-board for your convenience. Feel right at home with complimentary welcome drinks, snacks (biscuits/ fresh fruits) and hot/ cold towels. Well-trained, professional and multilingual Chapa Express Train staff w...
It was a lot of fun! The space is really small so take limited luggage. The station waiting area is not great but serves its purpose. The train is really noisy so we didn't get much sleep but we didn't really mind. The bathroom gets pretty messy!!
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What people are saying about Sa Pa
The anticipation was great, the disappointment all the greater
This tour description does not correspond to the facts. Our tour has been reorganized. 1. Day Tour 3. After 45 minutes we were up. After 1.5 hours back a Micky Mous hike up stairs and paths through a terrible park. No trekking. Tour 2. That was ok. 11 km mostly on paths. At the start, 4 Hmong women joined our group. We were not informed why. But it was fun with them. This could also be called a trekking tour. In the end, the companions had to sell souvenirs. You could hardly say no after 4 hours of escort. Day 3 Tour 1 to the village of Cat Cat almost everything on a busy road. What was waiting for us was folklore at the lowest level. Simply horrible. The best thing was that the guide, who lived in the village, showed us her house. The tour was about 7 km long with no pick up. Positive: bus transfer there and back in the minibus was pleasant. All food was of good quality and the guide ok. Please change tour description
Beautiful area where you will not get bored and photographed. Very varied walks to beautiful villages. Villagers walk along with the long walk to the rice fields to help you on the sometimes slippery journey. Halfway they say goodbye with the expectation that you will buy something from them. The guides were very friendly and told a lot about the area. Spoke English well.
Thank you so much to your service We arrived station at 9:59 But we get the train... get your guide’s staff was waiting for us in station And the train’s room was very clean, no bugs, and comfortable But so noisy we cant get sleepㅠㅠ But it was great experience~~
Our tour guide Me, was excellent. Spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the area. Would recommend to all, however some fitness is required.
train was superbly clean and nice experience!! enjoyed our journey!!