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. Along with Vietnam day tours, this special journey from Hanoi to Sapa on a night train will be a memorable experience during your Vietnam holiday packages.

Highlights

  • Explore our North with Hanoi capital to understand more about our culture, history and of course, our cuisine
  • Have a whole view of Sa Pa with beautiful terraces and picturesque scenes with diversity of local cultures
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Price from:

R 3,346 R 5,135

per person

35% OFF
Tour Code

Tour Code
VNZA-800

Duration

Duration
3 Days

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Accommodation

Accommodation

Transports

Transports

Special Offers

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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 relaxing. Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel. 

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.

Useful Information

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

Meals

  • Breakfast: 2
  • Lunch: 2

Transport

  • Private car 
  • Train

Included Activities

  • Walking tour to explore Sapa Town, Silver Waterfall & Tram Ton Pass
  • Exploring Muong Hoa Valley

Special Note:

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 

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.

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 25.Feb.2020 – 03.Mar.2020 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days  prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, a cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members. 

Children Policy

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

Customer Reviews

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Zelda

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

In December 2019 we were lucky enough to do a 23 day tour through Vietnam. Friends of ours recommended Vietnamtours.co.za. So we emailed them and within a couple of minutes the ball started rolling. Our Agent Ashley was eager to help and worked out a itinerary that suited our request and of course our budget. We started in Hanoi working our way out Hoi Chi Min. We had a mini bus to ourselves every day we travelled and we were only 4. So space and comfort was on point. We had different guides throughout the tour and loved each and every one of them. They loved what they were doing and their knowledge of their country is impeccable. Shoutout to

Thai aka Harry

Daniel

Terry

Sherlock (Mai). All Wonderful people.

 

Vietnam and It’s people are in one word AMAZING... I was fortunate enough to travel before and I must say the Vietnamese are SO Friendly. I felt save and comfortable the whole trip.

 

The food Is Amazing. It’s the first time I actually went on holiday where I lost weight because the food is so healthy and freshly prepared. Sometimes it might look different but believe me the taste is amazing. My pallet loved the whole experience. So much so that I’m trying to adopt the eating habits back at home.

 

Our trip showed us the very best Vietnam has to offer, so we have many stories and wonderful memories left of this Amazing Place.

 

I would strongly recommend using Ashley and her company to give you your dream holiday of Vietnam. It’s definitely A must See.

 

I can write a book about all our experiences and the beautiful places. But as I can only write so much I highly recommend. Pu Luong, Halong Bay Tràng An and Hoi An, Ba Na Hills And Both the cities of course.

 

Just a note Prepare yourself for the traffic in Vietnam... I call it Organized Chaos. It’s amazing to see the traffic flow. You will be gobsmacked

 

I highly recommend EVERYTHING

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Lara de Bruijin

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We had an absolute blast in Vietnam!

Everything was organised exceptionally well, there were no hiccups. We felt secure, safe and looked after. Thank you to our brilliant travel agent, Ashley Tran, from Vietnam Tour for being available on Whatsapp 24/7 if we had questions or wanted to squeeze in another tour. Truly amazing service, comfortable transportation, friendly English speaking tour guides, great hotels, perfect balance of exciting tours and personal free time. Thank you for making this trip so memorable. We would strongly recommend this company!

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Nonkululeko

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

My family & I had an opportunity to travel to Vietnam on a 10 day tour and it was absolutely amazing. We were dealing with Ashley from the beginning and she did a fantastic job organizing our tour to the last detail. The hotels were great especially in Hoi An, the transport was comfortable, the tour guides were informative and the overall tour was well planned. Thanks for the excellent customer service!

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Experience_Editor

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

After googling and speaking to many of our South African and other Vietnamese tour companies, Vietnam Tours had the best quote and amazing customer service for our December travel to Vietnam and Cambodia.

We contacted them in June 2019 and liaised with Trung Hoang.

Trung was amazing from the get go.

He personalized our trip according to our exact needs, if we did not like specific hotels, he assisted with finding better options to suit our needs.

We chatted on email and whatsapp - payment was simple.

The itinerary that was planned was perfect - we had a private tour, best tour guides, lovely air conditioned vehicles, airport transfers were waiting on arrival and on time to fetch us for departures.

Thank you to Trung and the team for arranging a magical trip Vietnam and Cambodia.

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 12/06/2017

Vietnam's weather differs greatly from region to region.  Depending on where and when you're going to visit, make sure you prepare for the weather before you go.

North: Best time to visit is during spring (from February and April) and autumn (from September to November). The temperatures are more moderate with lighter rainfall

Central: Best time to visit is between January and August when the weather is dry with no heavy rains

South: The best time to visit the region is during the dry season, between December and April when the city experiences warm weather without rain showers.

If you're planning to visit the whole country, it is possible to travel to any part of Vietnam during any season.

A Response from Seni World 06/12/2018

Depending on your place of choice and your interest, the duration could be varied. Normally, for first- time travelers, it will take you about 10- 14 days to discover the must-see attractions throughout Vietnam.

A Response from Seni World 22/12/2018

There are two available methods for passport holders from South Africa to choose to apply for a visa to Vietnam. You can either apply for your visa at the local embassy or obtain a visa on arrival with a visa letter.

You need to have a passport which is effective for at least 6 months beyond arrival date, 2 photos 4x6 and 2 blank pages on it for visa stamp (which costs 25$) and a visa letter. When you book tours with vietnamtour.co.za, we will offer a visa letter for free. 

A Response from Seni World 03/11/2018

Our price doesn't consist of international flight tickets. If you have any problem in finding international flight tickets, we could book them for you. 

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