1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Ham Rong Mountain

From Hanoi: 3-Day Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour

Product ID: 63878
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See Sapa in 3 days on a small group tour. Enjoy luxury limousine transfers, hotel stays in beautiful locations, an itinerary with an easy trek program, and visits to local ethnic groups.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-day tour to Sapa from Hanoi by a comfortable and air-conditioned luxury bus transfer
  • Visit the most beautiful villages in Sapa
  • Learn about the local minorities H'Mong, Red Dzao, and Dzay
  • Taste the scrumptious local food
  • Trek through beautiful natural landscapes
Full description
Day 1: Get picked up from the meeting point between 6:45 and 7:00 AM. The bus will stop for a couple breaks before arriving in Sapa at 12:30 PM. Once there, you will meet some local ethnic minority community members from the H’mong, Dzao and Tay tribes, in their colorful traditional costumes. Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and check in to your hotel afterwards.

At around 2 PM, continue your tour with a drive to Cat Cat village, home to the Black H’mong ethnic minority and located at the foot of Mount Fansipan (the highest mountain in Vietnam). Your local guide will introduce you to local daily life and you will trek down to the valley. The two-hour trek covers about 4 km (2.3 miles).

In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Sapa for dinner by 5:00 PM. Enjoy some leisure time afterward.

Day 2: After breakfast, take a 5 km trek along rice terraces to the Black H'mong village of Lao Chai. Then, trek to Ta Van village, home to the Dzao ethnic minority. The total trekking distance is about 9 km and lasts about four hours.

At 11:30 AM, a bus will pick you up at Ta Van Bridge to head back to Sapa. After lunch, enjoy some free time to discover Sapa on your own. In the evening, return to your hotel for dinner and another overnight stay.

Day 3: After breakfast you will trek to Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way and you will take in a breathtaking view at the top of Ham Rong Mountain. This two-hour trek is approximately 2 km (1.2 miles) long. At 11:00 AM, you will be back at your hotel to check out and have lunch. By 3:00 PM you will be on your way back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel around 9:00 PM.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from the meeting point in Hanoi
  • 2 nights accommodation at Legend Hotel (24 Dong Loi road) or similar depending on availability
  • Transportation in a modern air-conditioned luxury bus
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to indicated sites
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• Be aware that the trekking can be challenging, especially in rainy weather
• Tour is not suitable for individuals with mobility difficulties and children under 6
• Note that the homestay offers only the most basic amenities
• Please bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun screen, insect repellent and any special medication you require. Also bring warm clothes including a scarf, hat and cap because the weather in Sapa is unpredictable
• It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March due to the altitude. It is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March
• Please bring Vietnamese Dong because the banking system in Sapa is unpredictable
• U.S. dollars, Euros, and Australian dollars are also accepted in Sapa
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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From £171.54 £137.23 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Overall, Sa Pa is a beautiful place and a must visit destination. However, the advertising for this experience is a little bit misleading. We were not given an itinerary, instead we had to rely on the minimal instructions from the various staff we encountered. These instructions were occasionally confusing and left us guessing where we were meant to be for dinner or lunch and also where and when we should meet any transport. For a ’3 day trekking tour’, only 1 of the days was an actual trek. The Cat Cat village looks surprisingly like a movie set and after asking some questions we found out that no local villagers actually live there (this was still a great photo opportunity; just not authentic). The quality of the guides was inconsistent, one day the lady was helpful then the next day the lady was clearly in a rush to get the trek finished. Also prepare yourself for pestering “village women and children” who will follow you the entire way trying to sell things.

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December 4, 2019

Beautiful area where you will not get bored and photographed. Very varied walks to beautiful villages. Villagers walk along with the long walk to the rice fields to help you on the sometimes slippery journey. Halfway they say goodbye with the expectation that you will buy something from them. The guides were very friendly and told a lot about the area. Spoke English well.

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August 28, 2019

The anticipation was great, the disappointment all the greater

This tour description does not correspond to the facts. Our tour has been reorganized. 1. Day Tour 3. After 45 minutes we were up. After 1.5 hours back a Micky Mous hike up stairs and paths through a terrible park. No trekking. Tour 2. That was ok. 11 km mostly on paths. At the start, 4 Hmong women joined our group. We were not informed why. But it was fun with them. This could also be called a trekking tour. In the end, the companions had to sell souvenirs. You could hardly say no after 4 hours of escort. Day 3 Tour 1 to the village of Cat Cat almost everything on a busy road. What was waiting for us was folklore at the lowest level. Simply horrible. The best thing was that the guide, who lived in the village, showed us her house. The tour was about 7 km long with no pick up. Positive: bus transfer there and back in the minibus was pleasant. All food was of good quality and the guide ok. Please change tour description

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November 14, 2018

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Product ID: 63878