Discover Northern Vietnam on this 3-day trekking tour from Hanoi. Enjoy the mountain air as you trek through the breathtaking landscapes. Stay overnight in Sa Pa and visit the local tribes at several of the villages in the area.
What to Expect
This 3-day trekking tour from Hanoi takes you on a discovery of Northern Vietnam. Explore Sa Pa, a former French hill station, boasting a magical combination of spectacular landscapes, ethnic cultures, and bracing mountain air. You can also admire the waterfall in the village of Cat Cat, encounter the Black Hmong tribe in Sin Chai village, and explore the beautiful village of Ta Van.
Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 20:15 and transferred to the railway station to catch the overnight train to Lao Cai. The scheduled train time is 21:15-6:15.
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Village
Upon arrival at Lao Cai in the morning you will be picked up at the station and then transferred to Sa Pa. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and spend some time relaxing before checking into your room at midday. After lunch you will trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai village, home to the Black Hmong tribe. Admire the waterfall in Cat Cat and the beautiful scenery along the way. You will then return back to the hotel for dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel in Sa Pa.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Trekking duration: approximately 4 hours.
Trekking distance: 8 kilometers.
Day 3: Sa Pa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Lao Cai – Hanoi
After breakfast you will check out of your room and leave your luggage at the hotel. You will then trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes. You will then continue on along the Sa Pa valley to reach Ta Van village, one of the most beautiful villages in the area. Enjoy a picnic on the way before returning to Sa Pa by motorbike or jeep. You will then transfer to Lao Cai station by car to catch the overnight train back to Hanoi. The scheduled train time is 20:15-4:30.
Meals included: breakfast and lunch.
Trekking duration: approximately 7 hours
Trekking distance: 15 kilometers.
- Hotel pick-up in Hanoi
- Return train ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai (air-conditioned soft sleeper 4-berth cabin)
- Transportation by air-conditioned tourist car between Lao Cai and Sa Pa
- Accommodation (twin sharing or triple)
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- English-speaking guide
- Entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Single supplement
- International and domestic flight ticket
- Visa arrangements
- Drinks and additional meals
- Travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses