Hanoi - Sapa

SAPA tour 2 days 1 night: LAOCCHAI- TAVAN – GIANG TA CHAI

Sapa tour 2 days 1 night is designed for travelers who want to experience 1 night at a basic homestay in a hill tribe village, go a long trek to the most popular travel sites in Sapa, and of course, much lower than going by night train even lower than other tours organized.

Along with an enriching cultural experience, the tour also offers an exhilarating trekking adventure to some of the most popular travel sites in Sapa, including Lao Chai, Ta Van, and Giang Ta Chai. The trek route follows winding paths through the lush rice terraces, verdant bamboo forests, and scenic mountain streams, providing you with an opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring natural beauty of Sapa.

You can interact with the locals, learn about their traditional customs and way of life, and try your hand at cooking local dishes with them. The homestay offers a cozy and comfortable accommodation to unwind and rejuvenate after a long day of trekking. With experienced guides and well-organized logistics, you can explore the best of Sapa in a hassle-free and enjoyable manner.

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Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van 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

14.15: 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. You approach Ta Van village which Zay Ethnic People inhabit in the late afternoon.

The trekking distance is about 9 km and it lasts for 3.5 hours

17.45: Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time enjoying the mountain life at Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at homestay.

8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with the more interesting trek.

8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao People.

The trekking distance is about 4 km and it lasts for 2 hours

11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, bus picks you up to come back to Sapa Town.

12.00 – 13.00: Have a shower at the hotel, have lunch, time at leisure on your own.

13.30: Meet all group members at the hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

14.00: Get on the bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

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

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Sleeping bus from Hanoi – Sapa and Return ( Tour guide not available on the bus)
  • English-speaking tour guide during the trip to Sapa
  • Meals as 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast with local dishes
  • All entrance tickets to indicated sites
  • Single basic bed with the mosquito net at homestay
  • Insurance during the time using the bus
  • Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
  • Others not clearly mentioned above


Important Notes


  • 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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