Hanoi - Sapa

3 day Sapa tour from Hanoi: CATCAT – LAOCHAI – TAVAN – BAC HA

3 day Sapa tour from Hanoi is designed for travelers who want to spend more time in Sapa with the most popular travel sites and visit the colorful Bac Ha market with friendly services offered .

This comprehensive tour is thoughtfully designed to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and cultural highlights of Sapa. Over the course of the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the charming Cat Cat village, trek to the top of Y Linh Ho mountain, as well as delve into the bustling atmosphere of the vibrant Bac Ha market.

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Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (L, D)

6.30: Pick up from Bus Station get on the sleeping bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfortable break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive in Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, and Tay ethnic People.

– Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

– Enjoy lunch with local Vietnamese dishes

14.30: A short walk to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home to Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for a photo with the bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for the bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

The trekking distance is about 2.5 km and it lasts for 2 hours

16.30: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in a hotel with night activities.

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at the hotel and prepare a light pack for the long trek of 5 km

8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain then trek to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people. The trekking distance is about 9 km and it lasts for 4 hours

11.30: The bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.

12.00 to the Evening: Have lunch and enjoy your free time in the afternoon to discover Sapa town by yourself. Have dinner and overnight in a hotel.

6.15 – 7.00: Have breakfast at the hotel and prepare all your luggage for Bac Ha market

7.00 – 13.00: Take 2.5-hour drive to Bac Ha Town – home of Flower H’Mong ethnic People

  • Visit Bac Ha market – the most typical weekly market with inhabitants of lots of Ethnic People.
  • Have lunch at a local restaurant
  • A short walk to Hoang A Tuong’s palace which was built in 1914 with French – Viet architecture and visit the “Pho” village of Flower H’Mong People. The trekking distance is about 4 km and it lasts for 2 hours

13.00: Take a 1.45-hour drive back to Lao Cai city.

15.00: You are welcome to shuttle the bus back to Hanoi with one comfort break.

20.30 -21.00: We say goodbye to you at the bus stop. Trip ends

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa –Hanoi ( Tour guide not available on the bus)
  • Modern air – conditioning bus from Sapa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai with experienced drivers
  • English-speaking local guide in Sapa, Bac Ha
  • Meals as 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • Double room/Twin room in the hotel (3 or 4,5 stars) based on twin sharing basis
  • Insurance during time using the bus
  • Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
  • Others not clearly mentioned above

Important Notes


  • When you come back to Lao Cai City If you want to visit somewhere, the transport fee is paid by yourself
  • You can join this tour even if you depart for Sapa on Saturday with the same tour price.
  • Old people should not attend the long trek (9 km) due to its challenge and danger in case of rain
  • Handicapped people and children under 6 years old should not attend this tour
  • Homestay is totally different from hotel due to its basic and simple facilities

Thing to bring

  • Warm clothes, scarf, hat, and cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February, and March
  • Due to the altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February, and March.
  • Trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream, and insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because the banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US dollars, euros, and Australia Dollars are accepted in Sapa.
  • You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick

Booking Policies

Children policy

  • Children under 5 years old (or under 1m high): Free of charge based on 2 adults 1 kid sharing bed/ berth/ bus with adult
  • Children from 5 – 8 years old: charge 75% adult price, sharing a bed with an adult
  • Children from 9 years old and above: charge as adult price


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