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2-Day Overnight Sapa Tour by Bus from Hanoi

Product ID: 107482
This 2-day package is an opportunity to visit Sapa even if you have limited time. Travel by bus from Hanoi and trek to various minority villages.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
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Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire the mountainous landscapes en route to Sapa
  • Enjoy treks to Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Cai and Ta Van villages
  • Learn about the cultures of the ethnic minorities living in the Sapa area
Full description
Head to Sapa and enjoy an overnight stay in the mountains of northern Vietnam. Trek to ethnic minority villages and experience local culture and hospitality.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek (Lunch, Dinner)
Meet the tour guide for the bus to Lao Cai and Sapa (duration roughly 5 hours). Check-in at your hotel, then take a walk around Sapa, visiting the market and old cathedral, and meet Black H’mong and Red Zao ethnic minorities selling handicrafts.

Enjoy a Vietnamese lunch and then trek through Cat Cat village, stopping at local homes and experiencing the hospitality. (Trekking distance approximately 2.5 km; duration about 2 hours)

Return to the hotel for dinner at 5:00 PM and overnight stay.

Day 2: Long Trek and Sapa to Hanoi by Bus (Breakfast, Lunch)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before checking out and heading on a trek to Muong Hoa Valley. Walk to Y Linh Ho village and stop for a picnic lunch. Continue to Lao Chai and Ta Van village, visiting homes and local schools. (Trekking distance approximately 9 km; duration about 5.5 hours)

Meet your group at the hotel and head to the bus station. Drop off in Hanoi is at the bus office (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) or your hotel/ apartment in the Old Quarter (Monday to Thursday).
  • Round-trip sleeping bus transportation between Hanoi and Sapa
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels in Old Quarter Area
  • 2 bottles of water and tissues on bus
  • Modern bus transfers in Sapa with experienced drivers
  • English-speaking tour leader on the Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi bus
  • Local guide in Sapa
  • Meals: 1 dinner, 2 lunches and 1 breakfast (local dishes)
  • All entrance tickets to sites mentioned
  • Deluxe room with a mountain view at a 3-star hotel
  • Insurance during bus ride
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• On day 2, if you do not want to do the long trek the tour leader will organize a visit to another place. You will be responsbile for all tickets and transportation fees
• Older people should not do the long trek (9 km) as it is challenging and dangerous in case of rain
• Handicapped people and children under 6 should not do the trek
• Bring warm clothes, a scarf and a hat or cap as the weather in Sapa is unpredictable. It is normally cold from September-March
• Due to the altitude in Sapa, it is sometimes foggy from December-March
• Please bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and insect repellent
• Bring cash with you in Vietnamese Dong, as banking systems in Sapa sometimes do not function. US Dollars, Euros and Australian Dollars are accepted in Sapa
• Bring medicine with you although there are some chemists in Sapa if you become ill
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From £123.12 £86.18 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

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    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    3.9 / 5
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The tour guide was helpful and spoke good english, it was cloudy so not the best time of year to go, really beautiful though, make sure you bring good shoes with grip as it is slippery, the sleeper bus was comfortable however drivers were a little rushed. Hotel was great and the best 3 star I've stayed in.

January 15, 2020

The journey on the coaches was long but comfortable. Day 1 in the first village Cat Cat was fine but very many tourists, the village seemed to be built up only for the tourists. Day 2 with a 5h long hike was good. Narrow and slippery trails along the mountain down to the real villages with guide. Something challenging but fun for us who like this. The inhabitants of the villages try to sell a lot of crafts to tourists.

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January 3, 2020

On the way there the gaid was very rude. Hate treated the whole gesture like army soldiers.

November 24, 2019

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Crossing Vietnam Tour

Product ID: 107482