Sapa Tour and Trek 12 Days

Hanoi - Trekking in Sapa and its surroundings - Hanoi - Ninh Binh "Ha Long bay on land" - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on junk - Bac Ninh - Hanoi - Departure


Sapa Tour and Trek 12 Days allows you to discover fully Hanoi; overnight cruise experience in Ha Long; explore the stories of beautiful Ninh Binh as well as trekking to amazing mountain scenery of Sapa, passing through villages with homestay experience at ethenic minorities villages.

Itinerary & maps

Trek-Sapa_12DDay 1: Hanoi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi - Discovery the capital

Day 3: Hanoi - Discovery - Lao Cai 

Day 4 : Sapa trekking - Ma Tra - Ta Phin 

Day 5: Ta Phin - Xa Xeng - Hau Thao - Giang Ta Chai 

Day 6: Giang Ta Chai - Supan - Ban Ho - Trekking Sapa

Day 7: Ban Ho - Nam Toong - Nam Keng - Nam Xai - Thanh Phu

Day 8: Thanh Phu - Sin Chai A & B - Thanh Phu 

Day 9: Thanh Phu - Trekking to Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi 

Day 10: Hanoi - Ninh Binh "Ha Long Bay on Land"

Day 11: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on boat 

Day 12: Ha Long - But Thap pagoda - Hanoi - Departure

Program details

Day 1: Hanoi arrival 

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to the city center for check-in hotel. Take your time to relax or have first-hand exploration of the current capital of Vietnam. Have your own meals and overnight at hotel in Hanoi.




Day 2: Hanoi - Discovery the capital 

After breakfast, start your walking tour discovery:

• Hoan Kiem Lake, Turtle Island and Ngoc Son Temple• Opera House• Legend Metropole Hotel • St. Joseph's Cathedral• Hanoi Old Quarter• Bach Ma Temple• Quan Su Pagoda• Long Bien Bridge

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and in the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnography of which helps you to discover in depth the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.


Day 3: Hanoi - Discovery - Lao Cai - Sapa

Pick up at your hotel for full day tour of Hanoi, a blend of the modern with the mystery and charm of past centuries, Hanoi offers an air of elegance and harmony with nature. Today’s sightseeing begins with a visit Ba Dinh Square to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the museum to his life and the simple cottage where he lived and worked

Then also visit Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), which dates back to 1070 and is dedicated to the cult of Confucius.

Lunch, Later, take a cyclo ride through where the famous silk street is located

In the evening, you will see the water puppet show, one of the unique arts in Vietnam

After that, Transfer to Hanoi railway for overnight train to Lao Cai on an A/C soft cabin.




Day 4 : Sapa trekking - Ma Tra - Ta Phin 

6:00, Arrive at Lao Cai Station, check in at a hotel nearby for a shower, a rest and breakfast.

Then, head out to Ma Tra and Ta Phin ethnic villages through the mountain roads filled and fabulous landscapes: beautiful valleys, sumptuous rice terraces, authentic ethnic villages ... Upon arrival Ta Phin village, check-in at a traditional home of the Daos.

Then, start hiking in its most beautiful areas crossing the pine forest, rice terraces, ethnic H'mongs and Daos.  Enjoy picnic lunch at the edge of rice fields /or at a homestay.

In the afternoon, keep trekking to explore the beautiful landscapes before getting back for dinner. Stay 1 night with the Daos in Ta Phin Village.


Day 5: Ta Phin - Xa Xeng - Hau Thao - Giang Ta Chai 

Having breakfast at homestay, being transferred to Xa Xeng’s trekking point, crossing dense forests and friendly people at the ethnic groups of: H'mongs, Daos ...

Arrive Hau Thao Village, where you enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the Muong Hoa Valle - the most beautiful valley in Sapa. Enjoy your picnic lunch /or at homestay. And trek through the rice terraces fields and ethnic villages, discover daily life and unique cultures of minorities.

Dinner and overnight with a local family.




Day 6: Giang Ta Chai - Supan - Ban Ho

After breakfast, hike through beautiful rice paddies and waterfalls. Visit Red Daos and Black H'mong minority group at Giang Ta Chai Village. Enjoy your picnic lunch /or have lunch at a homestay. Continuation of the treks through fabulous landscapes and arrive at the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley, where Dzays living in houses on stilts, discover the life of the minorities. Keep trekking to Ban Ho Village, home to the Tay ethnic. Dinner and overnight at the Tays stilts house.


Day 7: Ban Ho - Nam Toong - Nam Keng - Nam Xai - Thanh Phu

Having breakfast, trek from Ban Ho Village (Tays) to Nam Toong Village (Daos).

Lunch at a local family and continue your trekking to Nam Sai Village (Xa Pho) to discover the daily life of this small ethnic community. Next, visit Thanh Kim Village (Tays). Dinner and overnight at a homestay in Thanh Phu.




Day 8: Thanh Phu - Sin Chai A & B - Thanh Phu 

After having breakfast, trek to Sin Chai A Village and Sin Chai B Village, the beautiful ethnic villages that are not far from Sapa. Having lunch and trek through the forest to the village of the Tay ethnic group. Discover the life and their daily activities. Dinner and overnight at the homestay in Thanh Phu.


Day 9: Thanh Phu - Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi 

Having breakfast, trek through the villages of Tays and Daos people. Enjoy your picnic lunch, and trek in heart of the forest to the Tays Village in Thanh Phu. Return to Sapa and transfer to Lao Cai train station for an overnight train to Hanoi.




Day 10: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Ha Long on land 

Depart for a nice trip to Hoa Lu, one of the most famous sites for its rich and impressive limestone peaks. Visit two Temples of Dinh and Le Kings, dating from the 10th century. Enjoy a sampan ride discovery the Trang An Caves.

After lunch, visit Thai Vy Temple for a view of Tam Coc and its surrounding. Then cycle through the villages to Tam Coc and Bich Dong Pagoda, discover visit many karsts and rice paddies. Return to Hanoi in late afternoon. Have Dinner and transfer to Hanoi and stay one night.


Day 11: Ninh Binh - Ha Long - Overnight on boat 

After breakfast, depart to Halong Bay. You will be arriving at the pier around noon, embark on a luxury junk for a memorable cruise in Halong Bay. Enjoy lunch with fresh seafood. At the afternoon, visit Bai Tu Long Bay and also visit Vong Vieng Floating Village.

Back to junk for swimming. Then, transfer to Dong Tien Lake.

Your dinner is served with fresh sea food and overnight on the junk.




Day 12: Ha Long - But Thap pagoda - Hanoi - Departure 

After breakfast, discover the natural cave – Surprise Cave - the most beautiful caves. Having brunch on board and cruise back to the peir. Enjoy your road trip to Bac Ninh Province to visit But Thap Pagoda - the most famous pagodas in Vietnam.  Transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight back home.

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