This specially designed Sapa Tour of Get Up And Go Vietnam is packed with highlights; -> Transfers to Sapa and back by luxury bus. -> Perfect hotel with great service and nice views of the valley -> Off the beaten track and less touristy trekking through ou... View more
Destinations: Sapa, Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai
Duration: 3 days & 2 nights

Day 1 : Hanoi - Sapa (Not applicable)

Picture of Hanoi - Sapa

Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi – Sapa

Your guidance service will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi in between 6.30 and 7am and transfer you to the bus stop for boarding your luxury day bus to Sapa. The bus leaves at 7am and after some stops on the way you will arrive in Sapa town at around 12:30pm. From the bus stop it is just a short 5-minute walk to your hotel. See for address details your voucher. If you prefer a taxi, then please go inside the office of the bus company and ask if they call you one. The ride should not be more than $2. After check-in, you can explore Sapa by yourself. The rest of the day and evening are at your own interpretation.

Day 2 : Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley - Ta Van (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Picture of Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley - Ta Van

Itinerary Details Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai - Tavan

Enjoy breakfast together with amazing scenery over Sapa town and the Muong Hoa valley. At around 8.30am your local Hmong tour guide will meet you at your hotel from where your trekking adventure will kick off. On your request, she can offer you to have your luggage transported to our overnight place in Ta Van. She will only charge a couple of $ for it. We'll start our trekking with a visit at the local market before we’ll start this fantastic trek to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van, down in the Muong Hoa valley.

During the 15 km walk we’ll visit three villages of ethnic populations. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley that leads towards Fansipan, the highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina. The trek leads through the village of Black Hmong people, where you can learn how they weave and embroider their incredible clothes. Further along our descent we’ll enjoy the many colorful rice paddy fields until we reach Ta Van village, inhabited by the Dzay people.

We’ll have a filling lunch on the way and dinner with your host in a beautiful traditional Hmong house in Ta Van and you’ll overnight in a traditional Hmong house, by far the best accommodation in Ta Van!

Day 3 : Ta Van - Sapa - Hanoi (Breakfast & Lunch)

Picture of Ta Van - Sapa - Hanoi

Itinerary Details Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai - Sapa

After a traditional breakfast we leave Ta Van and continue our trek in the direction Giang Ta Chai village, inhabited by Red Dao people. We pass some stunning scenery and a lovely waterfall along our route. As their name suggests, red is used extensively in the Red Dao women’s clothing and scarves.

Our journey leads us along the small paths edging the rice fields, across the Muong Hoa River and lunch will be on the way at a fantastic spot. We’ll head back to Ta Van after our second amazing trekking in the early afternoon where you can enjoy a refreshing shower and some free time before heading back to Sapa.

Around 2pm we say goodbye to you and we will transfer you back to Sapa. From here your luxury AC bus will bring you back to Hanoi. Expected arrival time is 9:30pm. Unfortunately, this bus does not drop off at hotels in the Old Quarter so please take a short walk or taxi ride to your accommodation.

The given price per person on our website is valid for a group of minimum 2 participants (sharing room)

What’s included?

  • Transfer service from your hotel to the bus stop in Hanoi
  • Luxury day bus from Hanoi to Sapa
  • Overnight in Sapa Hotel
  • Meals:
    Day 2: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Day 3: breakfast and lunch
  • Private transportation from Tavan to Sapa
  • Luxury day bus from Sapa to Hanoi
  • Entrance fees 
  • English speaking local Hmong guide on day 2 and 3
  • Taxes and Service Charges

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking voucher 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.

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 any special food requests, please 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!

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