Hanoi to Sapa Tour by Train

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa

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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. 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.

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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.

Inquire This Tour

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

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Sapa Ta Van Ecologic Homestay Sunny Moutain Amazing Sapa Victoria Sapa

In Vietnam

Sapa Ta Van Ecologic Homestay
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 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

 

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 54 reviews

ElmarieEd

South Africa

"11 DAY UNFORGETTABLE VIETNAM TOUR"

03/06/2019

My husband and I just arrived back in Cape Town from the best ever Asian holiday, arranged by Vietnam Travel - Ha Nguyen (Sales1@Vietnam Travel). From the time I made contact with Ha, till we left Vietnam, she was inconstantly assisting and advising via WhatsApp ... More +

Pamemla Harvey

South Africa

"10 WONDERFUL DAYS IN VIETNAM"

We landed in Ho Chi Minh and spent three days there. We went to see the tunnels that were excavated in the Vietnam War. Very interesting and thought-provoking.
Did a local boat trip on the Mekong Delta. We were introduced to the way of life there ... More +

Landy Lowe

South Africa

"5-Star + Service!!"

06-07-2019

We traveled from North to South in Vietnam over a two week period. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Ha from Vietnam Travel! From the first contact, she made me feel that I was her only client. I changed our itinerary, added people ... More +

Barbara

South Africa

"2 week holiday from South to North Vietnam"

30/04/2019

Ha Nguyen from Vietnam tours was beyond excellent in her service in putting together the most amazing 2-week trip. We started in the south in Ho Chi Min and ended in the North. Having a local agent in Vietnam made a huge difference. All arrangements, ... More +

Allan Avril

Cape Town, South Africa

"Exceptional tour service"

29/04/2019

Fantastic service from tour booking to meet and greet, making us feel special to the hotels and tour arrangements. Ha Nguyen is an absolute star. We really appreciated her checking constantly if everything was ok. It helped make our Vietnam holiday great. Don’t miss BaNa ... More +

Dian

South Africa

"THE PERFECT EXPERIENCE"

29/04/2019

Excellently organised trip to a beautiful country. We dealt with the friendliest and most helpful consultant (Ashley). Everything was organised to perfection. You really do get exactly what it says on the tin. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, we couldn't have asked for a ... More +

Elmarie

South Africa

"Time well spent"

12/04/2019

We have been privileged to go on an 11-day trip from north to south and are extremely happy with the excellent service we received from Vietnam Tours, especially Rosie, our friendly operator! As 2 ladies traveling, we felt safe and well looked after. Everything was ... More +

Karen & Jennifer

South Africa

"From North to South Vietnam"

11/04/2019

We had an awesome experience organized by Ha of Vietnam Tours and I cannot praise her enough. We were picked up on time, the tours were amazing, the tour guides were excellent. Will be going back again and using Vietnam Tours.

Anibal Wanth

South Africa

"Amazing 2 Weeks in Vietnam & Cambodia by Ha Nguyen - Vietnamtours"

01/04/2019

My Wife Reetha & I and my friend Neeri had the MOST AWESOME holiday in Vietnam & Cambodia for 14 Nights. This is largely due to our Travel Agent, Ms. HA NGUYEN, from Vietnamtours. She assisted us with every fine detail including the Internal Flights; ... More +

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South Africa

"Amazing 7-day trip to Vietnam"

01/04/2019

We had the most enjoyable Vietnam experience and would definitely recommend using Vietnam Travel to organize your trip. Every activity was well-organized and thought out and we had very knowledgeable tour guides for every trip. We traveled to Hanoi, Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh, ... More +

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South Africa

"7 Days in Vietnam"

31/03/2019

The 7 days we spend in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Mihn) was unbelievable and most enjoyable. All of this is thanks to Ashley, our travel agent from Vietnam Tours. A professional and friendly person with that personal touch to ensure we enjoy our stay ... More +

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South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam and Cambodia"

31/03/2019

Traveled to Vietnam n Cambodia in March 2019. Our travel arrangements were done by Vietnam Tours and our travel consultant was Ashley Tran. We communicated through emails and what's app and our tours were perfectly organized despite the many changes we made. Ashley was available ... More +

Trail762759

South Africa

"Vietnam and Cambodia"

30/03/2019

A well-organized trip. Ashley, our agent went the extra mile to ensure that all our needs were met. She was in constant contact and ever willing to help. I strongly recommend this travel agency. An awesome destination. Thanks to the whole team of guides and ... More +

Reana-travels

South Africa

"16 Days Vietnam Tour"

16/03/2019

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South Africa

"Expectations exceeded on Private 12 day Vietnam Tour"

14/03/2019

From my first contact via email to the warm and helpful advice from a friendly agent I was most impressed by the service. Do not hesitate to select this company whether you choose one of their set itineraries or a custom made tour you can ... More +

Daved1506

South Africa

"10 wonderful days in Vietnam"

21/01/19

What a wonderful travel experience!! From the time I first chatted to Ashley Tran of Vietnamtours and started to plan our trip to Vietnam until the very last day of our trip, Ashley was absolutely fantastic! She was extremely attentive and initially helped me in ... More +

Turnbull5

South Africa

"Tailor made Tour"

19/01/19

Hanoi

5 days in Ho Chi Min City/Saigon

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As we had a limited time in Saigon we wanted to ensure that our bucket list visits were arranged before we arrived and so booked a personalized tour with Ha Nguyen. The must-see Mekong Delta, Cu Chi tunnels, Military ... More +

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South Africa

"12 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS IN VIETNAM"

22/01/2019

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South Africa

"15 day tour of Vietnam"

20/01/19

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South Africa

"Our two week family holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia"

23/01/19

10 stars!!
Hello Vietnam Travel is far more than a travel agency. They were our virtual travel companions. This made life so much easier for us.
From compiling a draft travel itinerary through Vietnam and Cambodia, throwing in some ideas, booking hotels, flights, and excursions, to monitoring ... More +

Marius G

South Africa

"Personalized tour : Vietnam, South to North"

19/01/19

Our travel consultant, Ms. Ashley Tran of Vietnamtours, assisted with compiling a personalized tour from Saigon, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hanoi all the way to Sa Pa and back to Hanoi. All transport, tour guides, and activity arrangements were taken care of before we left ... More +

M. Bazdar

South Africa

"11 Days VIETNAM Tour from NORTH to SOUTH"

16/01/2019

Our 11-day tour started at Hanoi after a long flight. Ashley Tran (sales4@vietnamtour.co.za) was our professional Travel Consultant, caring demeanor was amazing! She took care of all arrangements which were precise and on time throughout our trip (Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Bana ... More +

Liz Inskip

South Africa

"NORTH TO SOUTH VIETNAM TRIP"

14/01/2019

We had already secured our flights and knew roughly what we wanted to do but realized we needed help to make this a holiday to remember for all the good reasons. We were delighted with the prompt and efficient feedback from Ha Nguyen who ensured ... More +

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South Africa

"NORTH TO SOUTH TOUR AND PHU QUOC BEACH BREAK"

15/01/2019

Our 13 day tour started with a friendly, warm welcome by Ha Nguyen ("our" Travel Consultant) at Hanoi after a grueling flight from South Africa. Her professional, caring demeanor was amazing! She took care of all arrangements which were precise and on time throughout our ... More +

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South Africa

"SHORT BUT AWESOME"

17/01/2019

Our trip to Vietnam was all we hoped it would be. Hanoi and Halong Bay were breathtaking... Our travel consultant Ha Nguyen was overly attentive and efficient... It was really a pleasure for us to have booked through your company. Everyone was helpful and friendly.. ... More +

Jonathan and Shanay

South Africa

"VIETNAM & CAMBODIA TOUR"

15/01/2019

What a superb holiday!

We started off planning our trip around August 2018. Our travel consultant, Ha Nguyen, was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. We were initially undecided about how we wanted to do the trip and we had a lot of changes to the ... More +

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South Africa

"Our awesome experience in Vietnam"

08/01/19

We would like to thank Ashley from, Vietnamtour (sales4@vietnamtour.co.za) for a fantastic vacation we had in Vietnam. All the transfers were arranged so seamlessly and the hotel choices were spectacular. Our journey started from South Africa to Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Hoi An, and ... More +

Zoë D

South Africa

"Perfect Vietnam"

02/01/19

A huge thank you to HA NGUYEN for organizing a fabulous vacation. From the moment I contacted her to my final day, it was handled with such passion and love. I made so many changes along the way and HA was always patient and accommodating. ... More +

Pienaar Keith Rowan

South Africa

"Amazing!"

02/01/19

Had an excellent time in Hanoi thanks to Vietnam travel. Travel assistant Hu was very professional and helpful. We traveled from Hanoi to Sapa to Halong Bay and back. Hu was helpful throughout the trip and stayed in touch with us all the time. Excellent ... More +

Sineesha

South Africa

"North to South Vietnam Tour"

8 January

Writing this review with major withdrawal symptoms from our fantastic holiday in Vietnam which was perfectly organized by ASHLEY TRAN from Vietnam Tours.

She was absolutely efficient, thorough, helpful and so loving to deal with. Especially when we landed in Hanoi (after a 27-hour journey ... More +

Arlene D.

South Africa

"Arlene, Rodney and Warren Dredge"

22/12/2018

Our visit to Vietnam was amazing. The sights and sounds and the aromas of the food will stay with us forever. Tasting new food was an experience. Our private tour started in Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta and Cu Chi tunnels. Thank you to ... More +

Simone Strydom

South Africa

"Hanoi to Saigon tour"

22/12/2018

An incredible holiday! We could not have asked for more!
We will always look back on our first trip to Vietnam with fond memories. A huge thank you to Ha Nguyen for arranging the most incredible holiday for us! Everything ran smoothly and on time as ... More +

Thresia P

South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam!"

2nd December 2018

We had heard from friends about Vietnam being a great holiday destination, but boy were we blown away when we experienced it for ourselves! Vietnam is an amazing country, with beautiful weather, people, natural and man-made wonders! The hotels, restaurants, travel arrangements and tour guides ... More +

Maddi Welman

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thanks for a great trip"

25th September 2018

We have just returned from our 16 day North to South Vietnam trip and I have to thank and recommend HA NGUYEN for being the best travel consultant!! Working with Ha was a great experience. She was very helpful and knowledgeable and assisted in creating ... More +

Cyndy Purchase

Stellenbosch, South Africa

"All Good"

Our booking with this company was exceptionally good from start to finish. Ashley was our contact person and she dealt with all our questions and queries with great efficiency and everything was organized as we had asked. Our hotels were almost perfect, our drivers always ... More +

MikeH6967

South Africa

"Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia"

October, 2018

Our tour group of two couples had a fantastic trip arranged by Thu Ha, their travel constant. She dealt personally with us and looked after every detail. She met us after our arrival in Hanoi and introduced us to the local food and beer in ... More +

Lynette Susan

South Africa

"Awesome 5 Star 17 day tour of Vietnam & Cambodia"

November, 2018

Thank you Ha Nguyen for arranging such a wonderful 5 Star 17 day tour for me and my husband to Vietnam and Cambodia. Your personal touches especially the flowers and birthday cake from the Hotel in Ho Chi Minh as well as the complimentary dinner ... More +

Philip & Lynn Roux

South Africa

"Ha and Vietnam Tours are the best!"

November, 2018

Ha from Vietnam Tours in Hanoi has been an excellent TripAdvisor...from arranging our South to North tour and adding extras as we requested! Every transfer was on time and professional, we always felt safe and treated as VIP wherever we arrived! The itinerary is excellent, ... More +

Lafinia

South Africa

"Amazing 5 Star Luxury 17 tour to Vietnam & Cambodia"

November, 2018

Thank you Ha Nguyen for arranging such a wonderful 5 Star Luxury 17 day Tour for myself and Sam to Vietnam and Cambodia. It was such a special & incredible trip and your personal touches like the flowers and birthday cake as well as the ... More +

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South Africa

"What an experience!"

22/07/2018

We booked the north to south tour with probably the best consultant Thu Ha. She organized the most memorable tour for us. Everything was planned very expertly and transfers and tours went without any hassle. The hotels used by the company were also well situated ... More +

John Kalyani

South Africa

"VIETNAM TOUR AND SENITOUR"

15/09/2018

Was an amazing experience.We enjoyed every minute of it.The travel was free of hassles with our guides and driver and car at our disposal at each city we travelled to.The experience of travelling to the islands ,the fishing village and boat rides,cruise and the hotels ... More +

Adrian Wutte

South Africa

"Great and personally organization of excursions!"

21/09/2018

I just asked to book a tour to Ha Long Bay. At the end I booked also a tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh and Cu Chi Tunnels.
Ashley was a wonderful consultant and gave me great advices. I was able to book just the parts ... More +

Maddi Welman

South Africa

"Thanks for a great trip!"

26/09/2018

We have just returned from our 16 day North to South Vietnam trip and I have to thank and recommend HA NGUYEN for being the best travel consultant!! Working with Ha was a great experience. She was very helpful and knowledgeable and assisted in creating ... More +

Huizemark South Africa

South Africa

"The experience was memorable and your assistance in getting everything done so seamlessly, invaluable. "

31 May 2018

We are now all back in South Africa and already hard at work. Visiting your beautiful country and learning more about the culture, enjoying the food and cruising Ha Long Bay will be the highlight of many of our people’s lives.

The experience was memorable and ... More +

Shelley H

Cape Town, South Africa

"Seamless and effortless and magical"

26 May 2018

A friend and I had the pleasure of having our week in Vietnam organized by Thu Ha, a tour operator for this company . What a pleasure it was. The arrangements were perfect, everything went according to clockwork and she herself went the extra mile ... More +

j128mcnair

Howick, South Africa

"What a wonderful experience of Vietnam"

26 May 2018

The tour was exactly as per our choices and itinerary with all pickups, drivers and guides on time and exceptionally well informed and polite and welcoming. No hidden costs at all. A well balanced tour tailored to our needs. Exceptional value for money for a ... More +

Rona

Cape Town, South Africa

"Thank you for organising such a wonderful tour for us"

24 May 2018

Dear Kim,

This is just a note to THANK YOU for organising such a wonderful tour for us. It was a job well done. It was such a pity that we did not get to meeting you. But can assure you that what you have done ... More +

Rudi Gudde

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Awesome 9 day honeymoon - Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia"

3 May 2018

Wow. What a wonderful honeymoon. It was all beautifully organised and we felt safe and secure being chauffeured around in comfort and with knowledgeable guides and drivers. People in Vietnam and Cambodia are incredibly welcoming and have fascinating histories which, though sometimes hard to hear, ... More +

Guenter

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Wonderful time and trip"

15 Apr 2018

Hi Candy. I just wanted to touch base after our return to South Africa. It was an amazing journey through your wonderful country and to Cambodia. Everything was organised absolutely spotless from your side- I would recommend your services ANYTIME! Thank you very much for ... More +

Nathan Rhoda

Cape Town, South Africa

"Awesome Experience with Vietnamtour"

9 Apr 2018

Kim was such a pleasure to deal with was available on whatsapp whenever called upon and organized a 10 day honeymoon to Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An and Hanoi that was filled with only good memories. Will definitely call on her again when visiting.

Adele Prinsloo Cillie

South Africa

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Kelly Berger & Hendrik Kapp

Johannesburg

"The message from email of Hendrik Kapp"

• From: Hendrik Kapp
• To: info@vietnamtour.co.za
• Subject: Thanks

Thanks so much Ms Alex for organising everything so well for us. Will definitely be recommending your company to everyone we know.

Mrs. Katrine

Cape Town (now Katrine is our representative in South Africa)

"A truly magical trip thanks to vietnamtour.co.za"

I recently at 64 decided to go to Vietnam. As a lone older female I was a bit nervous. Luckily for me I found vietnamtour.co.za. They planned the entire trip for me including train trips tours and a plane trip and all hotels. I was ... More +

Margit Wilhelm

Namibia, Southern Africa

"Review on Facebook"

5 Feb 2018

Really couldn't have asked for a better holiday. We first thought it must be a scam, as it couldn't be true, because of their amazing price. But it wasn't! It was real even though it felt like a dream. Excellent service, well-organised, amazing views, friendly ... More +
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