Hanoi - Sapa - Trekking To Villages - Sapa - Hanoi

Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Trekking To Villages - Sapa - Hanoi

Duration: 06 days / 05 nights

Features: If you are from abroad or even working in Vietnam, let’s travel from Hanoi to Sapa in a different way, with more difficulties, approach the villages closer, live with the hill tribal people several days to deeply enjoy their hospitality, as well as contemplate the magnificent scenery of this hill station better.

Connection: Easy to connect with Bangkok, Yunnan and Northern Myanmar. Check here for direct flights to these destinations.


Delight yourself in the unique climate and landscape of Sapa - the city in the clouds and get in touch with ethnic people.

  • Enjoying the sublime natural beauty and cool climate of Sapa's mountains and valleys
  • Mingling with traditionally dressed locals in a traditional ethnic minority village

Itineary in Brief

  • Day 1 – Day 2
    Discovery by trekking at Sapa and visiting a market at Bac Ha or nearby. 
  • Day 3 - Day 4
    Visit Sincha - a village of the “Dzao“ ethnic people. Trek to Suoi Thau &  Ban Ho village.
  • Day 5 - Day 6
    Strolling around Sapa Sapa and visiting Catholic church and the Dragon Peak with a panoramic view. 


  • English-speaking tour guide.
  • Train tickets (air-con compartment) 
  • Land transfer by shared bus from Lao Cai and Jeep in Sapa. 
  • Twin-shared room in Sapa and homestay at villages 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks) 
  • Admission and permit


  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
  • Other meals 
  • Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.) 
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Taxi cost   

The tour guide of THREELAND will see you at your hotel in Hanoi for overnight train at 21.30 or 22.00 to Lao Cai, the town nearest to Sapa. Overnight on the train (No meals provided).

Arrive in Lao Cai early morning. Pick up at Lao Cai station by a Station Bus and transfer uphill by a very winding road to the town of Sapa, a former French Hill Resort and home to five of Vietnam's most colourfully-dressed hill tribal groups - H’mong, Tay, Dzay, Yao and Sa Pho. Check-in hotel and have breakfast in Sapa. Head down a track to Su Pan and walk on thru splendid scenery of mountain ranges, terraced rice fields, seeing colourfully-dressed tribal farmers till reaching a family house at a Tay minority village called Thanh Phu. After lunch at Thanh Phu, trek up to the elevation of over 1,000m before arriving at the isolated and seldom-visited village Sin Chai. The trekking’s cook will prepare a delicious evening meal before settling down for the night in a local house or tent. Overnight at Sin Chai.

Sinchai is a village of the “Dzao“ ethnic people, whose women wear beautifully embroidered clothes with distinctive silver jewellery and an enormous red turban. Our day will begin early here in Sin Chai, with the first cock crow. After breakfast, have a two-hour light trek to Suoi Thau, another Dzao village that presents magnificent view across the valley. After lunch at Suoi Thau, return to Sin Chai for a rest. Dinner and overnight at Sin Chai. 

Say goodbye to the friendly locals and leave Sin Chai for the trek back to Sapa after breakfast, and perhaps, a swim in the river at Thanh Phu. Lunch is prepared at a local house in Ban Ho village, then we will continue the trek to Su Pan, where our car is waiting to be back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa. (dinner at your own arrangement)

Stroll around Sapa today will discover not less exciting charm of this mountain town - the Sapa Catholic church, Sapa bustling market especially on Sunday, the Dragon Peak with a panoramic view of the town will excite your trip. Lunch at your own arrangement. At leisure in the afternoon before transfer to Lao Cai Station by bus to take the night train back to Hanoi. Dinner in Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.

Arrive in Hanoi early morning. Our guide will help you arrange a taxi to be back to your hotel. End of services.


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