Sapa - hill tribes and rice terraces (4 days, 3 nights)

Im hohen Norden von Vietnam leben noch unzählige Bergvölker in traditioneller Lebensweise. Auf dieser Tour besuchen Sie die ethnischen Minderheitenvölker der Hmong und Red Dao im Grenzgebiet zu China. Das Gebiet um Sapa beeindruckt zudem durch eine spektakuläre Bergkulisse und bietet sich an für ausgedehnte Wanderungen durch saftiggrüne Reisterrassen und blühende Täler.

A tour to Sapa is the highlight of Vietnam for many tourists, however this journey takes enough time. We would recommend visiting Sapa especially if you are planning a longer trip or know other parts of Vietnam already. You visit Sapa best in Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November). In the summer months it rains much, and the winters are often foggy and cold.



  • Visit the villages with ethnic minority peoples
  • Explore the local markets and the Sapa Valley
  • Hike through the rice terraces and viewpoints
  • Journey from Hanoi and return in the cosy night train

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Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Hanoi


Day 1: Hanoi - Lao Cai (night train)
In the evening, take the night train in Hanoi. This will take you to Lao Cai on the Vietnamese Chinese border. You sleep in a comfortable 2 - or 4 bed compartment of the Orient Express.
Overnight: night train Orient Express


Day 2: Sapa (breakfast, lunch)
Your guide will bring you to a mountain village where you can visit the local market with many minority peoples (the market takes place every two days). Then go to Sapa and check in your room at the luxury Victoria Resort with magnificent views over the Valley. The afternoon is free to explore the surroundings of Sapa on your own.
Overnight: Victoria resort Sapa (superior room category)


Day 3: Hike in Sapa – Hanoi (breakfast, lunch)
Today, take a hike through the beautiful mountain scenery and visit local villages. Depending on the weather and your physical condition, your guide will suggest different routes. You hike through rice terraces and villages to the most beautiful viewpoints. In the evening your guide will take you back to Lao Cai, where you take the night train to Hanoi.
Overnight: night train Orient Express


Day 4: Hanoi
You arrive early in the morning in Hanoi. The rest of the day is at your disposal. It is advisable to start another module the same day.


Preis 2017: CHF 850 pro Person → zur price overview


Included in the price:

  • English-speaking tour guide (German on request)
  • Two nights in Hanoi night train – Lao Cai
  • An overnight stay in a double room in Sapa (4 star hotel)
  • Meals as specified in the detailed programme
  • Transportation in air-conditioned private car
  • Usual tips for guide and driver


Not included

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses for drinks / snacks in between