Sapa Wonder and Minority Market

Departure Date



5 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Hanoi, Sapa

Commence and conclude your journey in Hanoi! Embark on the Active Adventure known as “Sapa Wonder and Minority Market,” a 5-day tour package guiding you through the captivating destinations of Hanoi and Sapa. This expedition, Sapa Wonder and Minority Market, encompasses lodging in a hotel, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, inclusive of meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

Kindly prepare yourself in the hotel lobby at 20:00 for a brief transfer to Hanoi Railway Station, where you will board the overnight train (first-class 4-bed cabin with air conditioning) destined for Lao Cai city, situated near the Chinese border, arriving the following morning.In the event that train services are not accessible, an alternative arrangement will be made. You will be picked up at your hotel to catch the 10 PM sleeper cabin bus bound for Lao Cai.
Day 2

Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa Town’s Highlights ( B,L,D)

The train pulls into Lao Cai station around 6 AM. Upon disembarking, meet your guide and driver for a one-hour uphill transfer into the Hoang Lien Son mountains, heading to Sapa. Revel in the breathtaking views of valleys and terraced rice fields along the journey.Following breakfast, your guide will provide a brief tour of this enchanting town. At the market, people from various ethnic minority groups, adorned in their traditional costumes crafted by hand, gather daily to sell local products such as vegetables, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, medicinal herbs, and souvenirs. This presents an opportunity to engage with the locals and capture captivating photographs.Later, embark on an uphill journey to the summit of Ham Rong Mountain for panoramic views of the town and its surroundings. Explore an orchard garden and a mini museum, offering insights into the lives of ethnic minority communities in Sapa and the northwest region. In the afternoon, you may choose to continue your descent to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong, located 5 km away, or relax at a local terraced café, immersing yourself in the serene ambiance as clouds drift by.Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Sapa.
Day 3

Day 3: Visit Ta Phin Valley - Silver Waterfall - Tram Ton Pass ( B,L,D)

This morning, your destination is Ta Phin commune, situated 14 km southeast of Sapa town. Nestled in a vast valley surrounded by lofty mountains, adorned with pine trees and forests, Ta Phin Commune is the residence of the Red Zao and Black H’mong ethnic groups. Despite their close proximity over the years, these two ethnic communities exhibit notable differences: the H’mong are known for their cheerfulness and openness, while the Red Zao are characterized by their frugality and reserve.Embark on a 14 km journey to the heart of the valley, where you'll enjoy a leisurely walk along village paths, exploring H’mong hamlets scattered from the valley floor to the higher mountain slopes. From elevated vantage points, marvel at the expansive views of the valley below. Continue your stroll to the Red Zao village, where you'll encounter groups of women crafting various items, including embroidered clothes and handbags. Return to Sapa for lunch and a midday break.In the afternoon, your local guide and driver will pick you up around 2:00 PM for a scenic drive uphill to visit the renowned Silver Waterfall. Next, proceed to Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam, situated at 1,800 m above sea level. Take in the magnificence of the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, enjoying breathtaking views of the entire area that seem to stretch endlessly. Return to Sa Pa and unwind.Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Sapa.
Day 4

Day 4: Tribal Villages visiting along Muong Hoa Valley ( B,l,D)

Two parallel mountain ranges to the southwest of Sa Pa town give rise to the enchanting Muong Hoa valley, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and serving as the habitat for a significant portion of Sa Pa's ethnic population, including the H’mong, Zao, Zay, Tay, and Xa Pho communities.Today, immerse yourself in the wonders of Muong Hoa throughout the day. A Jeep will transport us out of town, traversing the lone road etched into the side of the mountain range. From this vantage point, you'll gaze upon magnificent scenery featuring towering mountains, deep valleys, meandering streams, waterfalls, and terraced rice paddies. On multiple occasions, departing from the main road, you'll have the opportunity to visit tribal villages such as Ta Van of the Zay and Su Pan of the Black H’mong, before returning to Sapa. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Sapa.
Day 5

Day 5: Full day joining a Tribal Traditional Market ( B,L,D)

Based on the current date, you can select a market from our list, and we will tailor a detailed itinerary with specific activities for your preference.Following a day of immersing yourself in the local culture and savoring the vibrant market atmosphere, you will board a VIP sleeping bus departing from Sapa to Hanoi at 4 p.m., with an expected arrival in Hanoi between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.


OptionPrivate TourSmall GroupHotel
 Standard898 USD498 USD3star
Deluxe1098 USD698 USD4star

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
*Domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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