Hanoi to Sapa Tour by Train

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa

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3

Days

From R5135

R3346/pp

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Overview

Being one of the most enchanting towns in North Vietnam, Sapa has become a popular destination thanks to the natural beauty created by pictuesque landscape of mountains, green hills and valley and small villages.This tour from Hanoi to Sapa with a night train will be a special experience during your dicovery of Vietnam.

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This evening, our guide and driver will meet and take you to Hanoi Railway Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai located on the north of Vietnam. Next early morning, you will reach Lao Cai where your exciting adventure will be truly started.

After getting at Lao Cai station, you will be transferred uphill the great Hoang Lien Son mountain to Sapa - one of the interesting destinations in north Vietnam. The scenic drive will take you through the vast valleys and beautiful rice paddies offering stunning scenery.

After breakfast, set off your walking tour to a local market where you can be surprised by the colorfulness of traditional clothes of the locals who come and sell their local products. You could buy something as a gift to save your amazing trip in this charming land. Take the chance to interact with the friendly locals and have some memorable pictures with them.

After some time exploring the market, transfer uphill to the top of Ham Rong Mountain - home to different kinds of flowers with their enchanting beauty welcoming any tourist. This makes the place an interesting place to enjoy and relax in the beauty of nature. You also visit a mini museum which provides you a deeper knowledge about different ethnic minorities on the peaceful land of Sapa.

In the afternoon, our experienced guide and driver will accompany you on the way to the beautiful Silver Waterfall - a popular attraction in this mountainous area. After immersing in the natural beauty, continue onto Tram Ton - the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. Here, you will be rewarded with the magnificent views of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and the surrounding areas.

Head back to the hotel for relax. Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Sapa for your reference.

 

Start your new day with an excursion to the fabulous Muong Hoa Valley. Leaving the busy town behind, you will follow a beautiful road surrounded by mountain range and the charming valley. There is no better way to unwind in the nature like this. During your trip, you will be welcomed by the delightful sound of birds and the verdant scenery.

Along the way, there will be some stops to visit several tribal villages such as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van. There are various chances to observe and experience the unqiue local way of life of different ethnic minorities such as Day, H'mong, Red Dao.

In the afternoon, transfer back to Sapa as your adventure comes to an end. After a short rest, it's time to say goodbye to Sapa. Transfer back to Lao Cai station for an overnight train back to Hanoi. In the next morning, arrive in Hanoi. End of services.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Sapa Sunny Moutain Amazing Sapa Victoria Sapa

In Vietnam

Sapa
Sapa Sunny Moutain
Sapa Amazing Sapa
Sapa Victoria Sapa

This is one of the best options for travelers to choose when traveling to Northern Vietnam. Sapa has too many interesting things to explore and activities to join.

Depending on your time, you can stay longer in Sapa and explore deeper about local ethnic minorities. Contact your travel consultant to discuss about special activities such as hard trekking, biking, motorbike or home stay.

The best time to visit Sapa:

  • September: best time for harvest season
  • December: cool weather
  • March until April: normal weather - not too hot or too cool
  • May till August: quite hot but sunny 
  • October and November: foggy

There are some special notes for this Sapa trip:

  • We will arrange our local guide to meet you at your hotel in Hanoi and then assist you to Hanoi Station to check in your cabin.
  • The cabin is shared cabin with 4 soft sleepers. If you want to stay in a private cabin, you can pay extra. For example, if your group has 2 persons, you can pay extra 80USD/ cabin/ way.
  • On your arrival Lao Cai station, you will meet our local guide there.
  • On the day back to Hanoi station, you will manage the transportation to your next destination on your own. If you want to have pick up guide and car, please contact with your travel consultant for more details.
  • If you want to travel to Sapa in the weekend or during Vietnamese holidays (the end of April and August), you should have early plan to avoid fully booked of train tickets and hotels in Sapa
  • Beside train option, you can consider tourist bus from Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi 

We suggest you combine this Sapa tour with some beautiful itineraries as below:

» Vietnam Tour from South to North - 12 Days

» Hanoi to Ninh Binh Tour - 4 Days

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

 

Inclusions

  • 3 day tour of Sapa exploring the picturesque beauty and colourful hill tribes.
  • 3 nights' accommodation - 1 night in Sapa and 2 nights on the overnight train. 
  • 4 meals included in the package.
  • Return overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Station. 
  • All transfers – You will be taken to the train station in Hanoi, collected in Lao Cai on arrival, all transport throughout your time in Sapa and again you will be met at the station in Hanoi and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. 
  • Air conditioned mini van for all overland transport.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

Sheila

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +

Okicjoe

Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +

CarolineVp

Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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