Hill Tribes of Sapa - 7 days

See the sights of Hanoi and take a day trip to the Red River Delta before heading north to the picturesque highland town of Sapa where you’ll trek through scenic valleys, encounter the Red Dao and Black Hmong ethnic hill tribes and cruise the Chay River.


6 breakfasts and 6 lunches

2 overnight sleeper trains (soft sleeper A/C 4 berth) Hanoi - Lao Cai and Lao Cai - Hanoi
Guided sightseeing - Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Sapa and hill tribes of the area
Boat ride through the Trang An Grottoes and Cruise along the Chay River
Escorted by an English-speaking Vietnamese tour guide (for groups of 6 or more)
Vietnam Visa approval letter (excluding stamp fee required upon arrival)
4 nights 3 star & special class hotels
Airport arrival and departure transfers days 1 and 7
Scenic bicycle ride to Tam Coc
A trek through the scenic Ma Tra Valley
All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

International flights and visa. Vietnam visa letter included - stamping fee required upon arrival

Entrance Fees: USD$15-25, paid in USD
Tip for your tour guide. 




Price per person in USD for private party of 

2 -3 

4 - 5 

6 - 7 



$ 680

$ 620

$ 580


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Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival ( L)

Welcome to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2 : Day trip to Ninh Binh (B, L)

This morning we transfer to Ninh Binh where we visit Hoa Lu, the erstwhile capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries, home to palaces, pagodas, tombs and pavilions. From here we cycle to Tam Coc, passing through rice paddy fields and beautiful landscapes en route, and stopping for lunch upon arrival at a local restaurant. This afternoon we drive to Trang An, where we’ll take a boat through a remarkable cave system. Returning to Hanoi we’ll embark on a walking tour of the city.

 Overnight: Hanoi 

 Day 3 :Hanoi city tour ( B,L)

Hanoi - Lao Cai. Today we start with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, followed by a stop at Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda. Next up is a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, which provides an excellent overview of the country’s ethnic groups, their customs and ways of life. After time to freshen up we take the overnight train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper).
Overnight: Sleeper train

Day 4:Cao Son market & Chay river ( B,L,D)

Lao Cai - Sapa. Early this morning we arrive into Lao Cai, a province in mountainous northern Vietnam. After enjoying breakfast in a local restaurant, we drive uphill through the Muong Khuong district onto Cao Son commune, passing terraced rice paddies, tea farms and pine plantations along the way. At Cao Son local market, we browse the wares on offer. Leaving the market, we take a short walk to Flower Hmong village before a break for lunch. The road then takes us along the Chay River through mountains, valleys and hamlets before we arrive at the Coc Ly Bridge. Boarding a local boat, we cruise along the Chay River to Trung Do village before continuing onto Sapa. 
Overnight: Sapa 

Days 5-6: Northern hill tribes ( B,L,D)

Sapa - Hanoi. On day 5 we meet the ethnic hill tribes of northern Vietnam with a visit to the Black Hmong minority village and Dzay hill tribe. After our picnic lunch, we walk through the bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao minority village and take a break at the waterfall. 

On the morning of day 6 we enjoy a trek through the scenic Ma Tra Valley, with views of verdant terraced rice paddies on steep hillsides, to the Ta Phin Village of the Red Dao group. Returning to Sapa there's free time before taking the overnight train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper).
Overnight: Sapa 

Day 7: Hanoi Quang Ba Flower Market ( B)

Saturday. Arriving into Hanoi we visit the Quang Ba Flower Market and Truc Bach Lake before breakfast at a local restaurant. From here you’ll be taken to the start hotel of your next tour booked with us, or to await your departure transfer to the airport. If departing Vietnam today, please ensure that you book a flight departing Hanoi after 12 noon.

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