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Hanoi - Sapa - Bac Ha - Can Cau Market 3 days / 4 nights

Tour highlights:
  • Trek through this beautiful mountain region and observe the varied customs and cultures of some of the minority people .
  • Visit villages, markets and places that are off the tourist trail.
  • Escape the busy town for swallowing the nature
  •   Night 1: Night train to Lao Cai Station (C,G).  
    Our bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you for the overnight train to Lao Cai Station. Enjoy the experience the romance of overnight train travel.
    • Transfer hotel – railway station: AC vehicle.
    • Accommodation: Soft sleeper in AC cabin.
    • Meal: Not applicable.
    Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L/D)

    Welcome tour group at Lao Cai railway station and transfer to Sapa, high in the Hoang Lien range of mountain. Arrive at Sapa town and check in hotel. Trekking from hotel to Lao Chai (Black H'mong ethnic minority). Lunch on foot path, then trek through Ta Van (Giay ethnic minority), Rattan Bridge. Return to hotel by Jeep. Free evening.


    • Trekking: trek on dirt paths-downhill. Moderate grade.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
    Day 2: Sapa – Bac Ha – Can Cau (B/L/D)

    Morning check out and transfer to Can Cau market, a small market surround by rice paddy field and primary giant tree forest, see the traditional costume of the local people as: Flower H’mong, Phu La, Tay, Nung, Hani, daily life performed alively at the market… Lately,  transfer to Bac Ha, check in hotel, lunch’s already served. In the afternoon, trek to Ban Pho village, where Tay, Nung and Flower H’mong co-exist. A short trekking around  the village lead the way back to the town, visit Hoang Yen Chao castle, an old building of a Tay landlord under the French domination in the past. Finally, back to the hotel for dinner and enjoy the traditional dancing performed by local ethnic people.


    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Day 3:   Bac Ha  – Lao Cai Station – Overnight train back to Hanoi (B, L, D):

    Visit Bac Ha market, have chance to meet 6 hill tribes, and, more importantly,  their colorfull costumes and full of  cultural indentities. On the way back to Lao Cai, stop at Bao Nhai, get on boat sail along Chay river visiting Trung Do village, Fairy Cave. Then, back to Lao Cai for the night train. , dinner at the restaurant,  then bus will pick you to train station for overnight train back to Hanoi .


    • Accommodation: Soft sleeper in AC cabin.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • Transfer Sapa town – Lao Cai station: 45 minutes.
    Day 4: Arrive back to Hanoi :
    You will arrive in Hanoi Station at around 5h30. Our tour finishes.



    Quotation in USD per person:


    Price per person in USD 

    Cost/Pax (US$) 2 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 7
    Standard  (2*) 260 250 240
    Superior (3*) 312 302 292


    Accommodation Standard (2*) Mid-range (3*)
    Sapa hotels Roya Hotel, similar

    Royal View Hotel, Bamboo Hotel

    Our prices include:
  • Pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station
  • Twin /Double sharing Room at hotel in Sapa
  • Transport as programe
  • Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Hanoi (A/C soft sleeper cabin).
  • Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
  • The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)

    Our prices do not include:
  • International flight tickets and airport tax.
  • Visas.
  • Dinners, except as specified above.
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any).
  • Insurance






    The transfers:
    In Hanoi, Our guide will accompany you to the train to show you your cabin and tell you how to deal with night train traveling in Vietnam.
    In Lao Cai, our guide will meet you at Lao Cai Railway Station in the morning of the first day. He also sees you off at Lao Cai Railway Station on the third day.
    When you get back to Hanoi on day 4, you can easily find a taxi to get to your hotel.

    What to bring:
    Trekking boot, sun block, hat, anti-insect repellent, sunglasses, rain coat, toiletries, original passport.

    Note on client safety:
    We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions, frequency of visits to a village, or for any other factor which may influence client safety.