Lao Cai Province
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Our most recommended Lao Cai Province Train Tours

  • From Hanoi: 2-Day 1-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

    1. From Hanoi: 2-Day 1-Night Sapa Tour by Overnight Train

    Day 1: Start the tour with an 8:00 PM departure from the local operator's office. The tour guide/driver will drive you to Hanoi station where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Enjoy the night on the train and reach your destination in the next beautiful morning. Day 2: Hanoi to Sapa and Short Trek with lunch and dinner Meet your tour guide at the train station then to Sapa at 6:00 A.M. Then, indulge in breakfast at your hotel before taking 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 for a duration of around 2 hours. Stop at local homes and engage with the community. Meet your group at the hotel and head to the bus station at 3.30 P.M. Get dropped off in Hanoi at the bus office in Ha...

  • Sapa 3-Night Trek & Homestay with Overnight Train

    2. Sapa 3-Night Trek & Homestay with Overnight Train

    Start the tour with an 8 PM departure from your hotel lobby in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, or choose to meet at the local operator's office on Au Trieu Street. The tour guide/driver will drive you to Hanoi station where you board the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The next morning at 6 AM, get picked up from Lao Cai station for a 1-hour drive in a shared minivan to Sapa.  After freshening up and stopping for breakfast in a local restaurant, explore Sapa on foot. Stop to visit the local market and the old cathedral. Meet local communities such as Black H’mong and Red Zao. Browse fresh produce and handmade souvenirs. At 10:30 AM, return to the operator's Sapa Office and embark on your hike to the Muong Hoa Valley. Follow the main road heading south for about 1 hour before turning onto a footpath that leads downhill through the valley. Admire the spectacular scenery of the highest p...

    The tour itself was good, but for the amount of money we pay for these tours, the local guides only get like $8 per day pay, so I personally dont know if this one was worth it. Perhaps its better to book a tour with your hotel, and research the best tour operator who pays the guides better. Also, no drinks are included with any of the meals, they all have to be paid for. And when you arrive back to Hanoi, you do not get a transfer back to the hotel, that was an annoying inconvenience to find out at 4am, when a bunch of drivers are swarming around you, trying to overcharge you. As well as that, we got no choice in either top or bottom bunk on the overnight train, and I got top bunks both times, which was really inconvenient.

  • Train Ticket Hanoi to/from Sapa (Lao Cai Station)

    3. Train Ticket Hanoi to/from Sapa (Lao Cai Station)

    The Chapa Express Train is one of the newest trains in Vietnam and makes the overnight journey between Hanoi and Lao Cai - Sapa, one of style and comfort with 14 compact yet fully equipped cabins featuring air-conditioning, reading lights, comfortable beds and Sapa-inspired décor. Travel through the night with the gentle swaying of the train to rock you to sleep, allowing you to arrive refreshed and ready to take on the day. Daily train departure from Hanoi (Tran Quy Cap Railway Station at 01 Tran Quy Cap Street) will be at 22:00 and daily departure from Lao Cai Railway Station will be at 21:40. High-speed internet, restrooms, toiletries and hot/ cold water will all be available on-board for your convenience. Feel right at home with complimentary welcome drinks, snacks (biscuits/ fresh fruits) and hot/ cold towels. Well-trained, professional and multilingual Chapa Express Train staff w...

    It was a lot of fun! The space is really small so take limited luggage. The station waiting area is not great but serves its purpose. The train is really noisy so we didn't get much sleep but we didn't really mind. The bathroom gets pretty messy!!

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What people are saying about Lao Cai Province

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 48 reviews

The organization was perfect and the guides very friendly. We were accompanied on the trekking tour by women from the village, who were very gracious and did not help the steadfast participants with the steep passages. In the end, they then offered bags and jewelry they made themselves (we knew beforehand). Then bought three really nice bags for $ 10 and the ladies were also very grateful that they could make a little money. A win win win situation. The landscape and the village were simply overwhelming and everyone was incredibly open and friendly. Even if you haven't bought anything, nothing has changed.

I really enjoyed this tour! Everything was well organised and it went very smoothly. It was only a small trekking group of 3 + our guide which was great. And our guide Chau was absolutely fantastic, she answered all of our questions and told us lots of great information about the area and her village. The overnight train was very clean and comfortable - although if you are a solo traveler you will just be in a cabin of 4 with other members of the public, but that was still okay. The homestay was fantastic, the food was really great also. And there were enough opportunities for food and showers.

Hiking in the rice fields was one of our absolute highlights during our Vietnam trip. The incredible scenery and getting to know the people who live there was unique.

I spontaneously booked on the VM and was already on the way to Lao Cai in the evening! Everything was super organized and staff very friendly

Great tour, everything arranged well. Highly recommended. We have booked another tour with the same tour operator which was also fine.