Authentic Sapa Tour 3 Nights

Authentic Sapa Tour 3 Nights

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Hanoi to Lao Cai Railway Station: A Nighttime Odyssey

At 20:30 PM, our AsiaTourAdvisor's dedicated guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi, ushering you into an unforgettable journey. We'll smoothly transfer you to Hanoi Railway Station, where the anticipation of an exciting adventure begins. Board the night train bound for Lao Cai, indulging in the comfort of a cabin equipped with four berths, soft sleeper accommodations, and air conditioning. Anticipate your arrival in Lao Cai around 5:30 AM or 6:00 AM.

Sapa, the focal point of mountain travel in Vietnam, unfolds as a riot of colors and atmosphere where myriad ethnic minorities gather in vibrant markets.

Note: The night train journey from Hanoi to Sapa takes approximately 9 hours.


  • Tour guide pick-up from your hotel to Hanoi station
  • Train tickets for a 4-berth cabin, A/C Wooden Soft Sleeper.
Lao Cai - Sapa – Suoi Ho – Giang Cha – Saxeng Villages: Authentic Rice Terrace Exploration

As the train arrives at around 6:00 AM, seek the “AsiaTourAdvisor’s Logo & Your Name” sign upon exiting the train station. Our guide will greet you, guiding you to the former hill station of Sapa. After a delightful breakfast at a local restaurant, take a brief rest and make final preparations for your Sapa adventure.

The Real Authentic Rice Terrace Tour in Sapa immerses you in an authentic, non-touristy experience. Trek down to the pine tree forest and Suoi Ho village of the Hmong ethnic people, nestled in a small valley with rice terrace fields. Explore a traditional wooden house, unraveling the mysteries of their culture. Traverse beautiful scenery of rice paddy fields, trek to Giang Cha village with a panoramic view of a small, beautiful valley. Lunch in a local house, then walk down to corn fields with black limestone fields. Visit one of the most beautiful rice terraces in Vietnam, discovering the Dzao ethnic people in Ta Phin valley.

Additionally, experience the peaceful countryside of the northern mountains, interact with friendly farmers, and witness their enthusiasm as they toil in the fields. Overnight in a red Dzao homestay with the option to take a herbal bath (self-payment), a traditional healing bath using medicinal plants in the jungle, promoting good health after a day of trekking. Sleep well and be ready for the next day's adventure.

Approximate Distance: 13 km of trekking (Duration about 5 hours), Over 30 km of driving from Lao Cai to Sapa.


  • Private car transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Private room at homestay in the valley.

With the 'Homestay' experience, your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-stilts. Private rooms are available on the first floor for private tours, with shared toilet or bathroom facilities. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress, blankets, pillow, and a mosquito net.

Saxeng Villages - Hau Chu Ngai Village - Sapa – Night Train to Hanoi: A Highland Farewell

After breakfast with local people, head towards Sapa village, passing through several minority villages along the way. Experience a scenic walk through the rainforest and rice paddy terraces before reaching a small highland, enjoying breathtaking views over the fantastic valleys. Stop by Hau Chu Ngai village of Black Hmong for lunch. Post-lunch, take a walk under the bamboo forest and a short stroll across the Muong Hoa valley, passing a charming waterfall before returning to Sapa. The rest of the day is free for exploring the local market and Sapa town. In the late afternoon, a car will pick you up for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive at Lao Cai train station and board the night train for the return journey.

Approximate Distance: 14 km of trekking (Duration about 5 hours walking), Over 30 km of driving back to Lao Cai.


  • Private car transfer
  • English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Entrance fees
  • Train tickets for a 4-berth cabin, A/C Wooden Soft Sleeper.
Hanoi Arrival: A Tranquil Return

Arrive in Hanoi early morning (around 5:20 AM). Here, you can independently catch a taxi back to your hotel, marking the conclusion of your unforgettable Sapa Tour with AsiaTourAdvisor. Farewell, and we look forward to welcoming you on your next adventure! If the provided itinerary does not fully meet your expectations, be aware that AsiaTourAdvisor can tailor additional customized trips to suit your preferences.


Real Authentic Rice Terrace Tour in Sapa brings you to amazing rice terrace field every where in Sapa, small waterfall, stunning view, discovering the strange cultures of Hmong and Dzao minority peoples.

Experience an authentic, timeless way of life among the hill tribes of the Hoang Lien Son mountains on a package tour of 3 nights – 2 days tour to Sapa, traveling on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi. Take treks along old buffalo tracks, and get eye-catching views of the terraced rice fields. Encounter friendly locals in scattered villages, and learn more about a lifestyle that the everyday stresses of modern life has yet to touch.


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Super trekking experience
Reviewed On: Sep 25, 2023AngelicqueSouth Africa

We had this trip laid out on a very short notice, despite all hazzles for visas, payment, arrangements, paper work etc. all worked out, perfectly arranged by Mr. Hong. Our knowledgable guide was extremely helpful preparing extra curricular affairs organized on spot, all added up to a very unique experience. Highly recommend. 
Angelicque-South Africa 

Fantastic trekking experience with My
Reviewed On: Sep 20, 2023JamesUnited Kingdom

We did the 3 nights / 2 day hike through Sapa and had a fantastic trekking experience. The tour was well-organized from beginning to end. Our guide My took us through the non-touristy routes of Sapa, and hence had a very relaxing hiking experience with gorgeous views. We did the 1-night homestay, which looks out on a rice field. Recommended to watch the sunset here! A special thanks to Hong from AsiaTourAdvisor for his proactivity and prompt replies!
James-United Kingdom

Much more than enough
Reviewed On: Sep 19, 2023ThissaNew Zealand

They have everything figured out for you - transport, accommodation, meals, showers, etc. The staffs and guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. They're happy to help and want to make sure you have the best experience possible! Thank you, AsiaTourAdvisor. 
Thissa-New Zealand

“The best tour guide”
Reviewed On: Apr 12, 2023Penny PengSingapore

Sunny was great help in planning our entire itinerary and making sure everything was prompt and in place. Our guide – sung my- was the best guide we’ve ever had on any of our holidays. She speaks good English, has much knowledge to share, very humble, made sure we were well taken cared of and her little jokes, still makes me laugh. Was a ready goodbye when we had to leave. If you need a guide, I’d say go with Sung My!! Penny Peng-Singapore

Great trekking experience
Reviewed On: Mar 10, 2023YEOHMalaysia

We did the 2 day hike through Sapa and had a fantastic trekking experience. The tour was well-organized from beginning to end. Our guide My took us through the non-touristy routes of Sapa, and hence had a very relaxing hiking experience with gorgeous views. We did the 1-night homestay, which looks out on a rice field. Recommended to watch the sunset here! A special thanks to Mr Hong from AsiaTourAdvisor for his proactivity and prompt replies! YEOH – Malaysia

Reviewed On: Mar 08, 2023LauraAustralia

I did the off the Beaten Treck with 3 other people and it was awesome! Our guide was Xuan May, she was lovely and her English was really good! She belongs to the Dzao and she told us a lot about their culture and the life in the sapa mountains. The first day it would rain almost the whole Treck, but it was fun and the views just amazing! On the first day we walked 1,5 hours uphill and another 1,5 until the lunchbreak in a small village. After the lunch we went off the Beaten track, along rice paddies, through rivers and over bamboo bridges. The path was quite difficult because everything was muddy and slippery. After going down and upp the valley we arrived at her village. We stayed with her husband, her children weren’t at home that night. The dinner and breakfast at her house were very good and the atmosphere very nice. The next day we went straight uphill for 3 hours and because it stopped raining it was quite hot. After we reached the top of the valley we walked down to the blue hmong village for another hour. We had lunch and a minibus drove us back to the office of AisaTourAdvisor. We could have a free shower before and after the trek. We met only two other tourist during the whole trek!! Laura-Australian

“The best”
Reviewed On: Feb 28, 2023Ms.Jennifer LangSingapore

We had a great great time with AsiaTourAdvisor. We did a trek of 2 days 3 Nights with Hung as a guide. He was excellent and very dynamic. We had the chance to take lunch at a local house. What a great experience.It’s important for the womens and Hmong familly that we chose companies that hires Hmong people as AsiaTourAdvisor. Ms.Jennifer Lang – Singapore

“Trekking Sapa”
Reviewed On: Feb 23, 2023Christof PieskerGermany

My girlfriend and I went on a 2 days trekking tour with AsiaTourAdvisor. This was the best experience of our 2 week trip in Vietnam. Our local guide has a natural instinct for hospitality and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and having a good time. It goes without saying that the scenery in Sa Pa is amazing. After a long day of trekking, we ate a delicous home cooked meal in homestay. Despite being in a remote locale, the food was some of the best we’d eaten in Vietnam. Our guide is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and she speaks English better than anyone I met in Vietnam. If I ever go to Vietnam again I will make every effort to do a tour with this business again. Christof Piesker – Germany

Highly recommend booking with AsiaTourAdvisor
Reviewed On: Oct 11, 2019BroxonNew Zealand

My wife and I did a 2 days trek with AsiaTourAdvisor. Our guide, Dung, was so lovely and so insightful. She was able to answer all our questions and gave us an experience we will always remember.
We highly recommend booking with AsiaTourAdvisor to help you explore the region.
Broxon-New Zealand

Two days trekking
Reviewed On: Oct 01, 2019CarisAustralia

Amazing experience with AsiaTourAdvisor! See the ordinary everyday life of Hmongs people, be able to ask what you’re interested in and be in the nature. Definitely recommend !

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  • Tour guide pick up from your hotel to Hanoi train station .
  • Train return tickets in 04 berths sharing cabinet, A/C Wooden Soft sleeper.(If you would like to upgrade to the private 2-berth cabin, please contact us).
  • Local English speaking guide (other language guide is upon your request)
  • Private room at homestay in the valley
  • Meal as mentioned in program ( 2B= Breakfast, 2L = Lunch, 2D = Dinner ) in the local restaurants or picnics where no suitable restaurant available.
  • Entrance fees, sight seeing fee for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • Purified water and wet towel
  • Private car transfer in Sapa
  • All taxes and service charge.
  • Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance


What to bring :

  • Original passport with valid visa
  • Camera and rolls of film
  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Wide brim hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Warm clothes
  • Small amount of cash
  • Personal medicines
  • Insect repellent
  • Joy and big smiles
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  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
  • 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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