The given price per person on our website is based on a family of 4
- Transfer service to the train station in Hanoi
- Soft sleeper berth on the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai
- Pick up service from Lao Cai train station and transfer to Sapa
Day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 3: breakfast and lunch
- Private transportation from the homestay back to the bus stop in Sapa
- Comfortable late afternoon bus from Sapa to Hanoi
- Entrance fees and area permits
- English speaking local Hmong guide on day 2 and 3
- Taxes and Service Charges
- Tips and personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- All not indicated in our itinerary
What do I need to bring?
- Booking or Service Ticket confirmation from us
- Valid Passport with valid visa
- Cash for personal expense (Vietnamese Dong or USD)
Sapa – what to bring
Bring as little as possible but bring everything you need. Travelling light is much less of a hassle so do not bring things you can do without. You can leave some of your luggage at your hotel in Hanoi or we can store items at the Buffalo House, so you can trek light.
Thanks to its geographic condition, Sapa has one of the most favorable climates in Vietnam. The temperature remains stably cool throughout the year though winter may see more severe changes, with frost and even snow for a few days per year (mostly from mid-December to mid-January). In the valley the altitude is 1000 meters and temperatures don’t drop below 6 degrees Celsius.
Trying to predict the weather in Sapa is almost impossible. However, here is our best attempt:
Sapa weather is characterized by a sub-tropical climate. However, as a result of the high altitude, the weather in Sapa is cool all year round. In summer, Sapa does not suffer the harsh heat like that on the coastal plains. Temperature in summer fluctuates from 10-18°C at night and 20-28°C during the day.
When the sun shines, it can be harsh, even on cloudy days so expect to need sun protection. Rain and fog is possible throughout the year.
In winter, Sapa Town is often blanketed by fog and cold air and temperatures may drop below zero degrees Celsius for some days.
Luggage and bags:
A daypack to bring on your treks is a good idea. These can be easily bought in Hanoi or Sapa.
Clothing/ Shoes/ Weather Gear:
Bring clothes to suit the local weather.
Always keep your spare clothes in a watertight bag to ensure they stay dry if there is a sudden downpour. The Sapa climate is totally unlike the rest of Vietnam. Essential items to have for the trek are some layers of warm & light clothing (mornings can be cold but you may get pretty warm during the day as you trek). A pair of sturdy trekking shoes is essential.
In January to March it can be quite cold, foggy and rainy. A fleece and raincoat/ poncho is advisable and gumboots/ Wellington boots.
These items are available in Sapa at good prices.
Bring your camera! Any camera will do, or you will be sure to regret it.
Recommended kit list for homestays
- Long-Sleeved Shirt/ T-Shirt
- Fleece for evenings
- Trousers (Such As Lightweight Cargo Trousers, avoid Jeans)
- Shorts Optional
- Swimwear Optional
- Lightweight Water & Wind Proof (Jacket & Trousers)
- Walking Shoes (Sturdy, with good grip)
- Gumboots/ Wellington boots (for the wet and wintery periods)
- Sun Hat and sun protection
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste,
- Ear Plugs & Eye Mask Optional
- Flash light
Dietary or special food request
In order to take care of your special food request we would like you to inform us by email in advance.
Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control.
Our apologies for that!