Budget Home Stay Tour

Posted in 3 days, Sapa routes

This is a budget and group tour from Hanoi to Sapa in 3 days and 4 nights with option to stay overnight at the local house in Ta Van Village.

Type: Group, Cheap Tour

Duration: 3 days and 4 nights
Place to visit: 6 villages (Cat Cat, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, Su Pan) of 3 different minorities (Black H’Mong, Dzay, Red Dao).

Night 1: on the train
Day 1: Lao Cai- Sapa- Ta Van Home Stay
Day 2: Giang Ta Chai- Su Pan- Sapa Hotel
Day 3: Cat Cat- Lao Cai
Night 3: on the train

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Home Stay Photos
Get started: Take the night train from Hanoi Railway Station to Laocai Station. Sleep on the train.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
05h30: Arrive in Laocai early in the morning. Bus to Sapa, and breakfast.
10h00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Dzay (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van). Lunch on the way
15h00: Arrive in Ta Van and stay in the Day family.

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa
Get up early in the morning for fresh atmosphere in the countryside and have a breakfast
09h30: Continue for the next village of the Red Dzao minority (Giang Ta Chai village). Visit silver waterfall and a nice rattan bridge. Cross the river and go up to the mountain for Su Pan village.
13h00: Take a Bus back to Sapa. Check in hotel.

Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa – Lao Cai
09h00: A walk to Cat Cat village to visit the H’mong, the hydro electric power station built by French people and silver waterfall.
11h00: Walk back to Sapa and free to explore the town
17h00: Get on the bus to Laocai station for the night train to Hanoi (air-con. berth). The end of the tour.



PRICE in USD per person

Number of persons 1 2 4 5 6-7 8
Price 128 115 108 106 102 100

 – Additional charge: 10$/room/night (If guests stay in Superior-mountain view room)

– Surcharges may apply in high season

Bus Laocai – Sapa, Sapa – Laocai by Sapa Travel
Hotel (Bamboo Sapa Hotel – Standard room)
All meals on tour (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
Entrance fees to the villages
English speaking guide (Group)
Pick-up from Giang Ta Chai to Sapa Town
Home Stay in the village


Train from/to Hanoi – Lao Cai (US$ 30/ticket/one way): see the train tickets here http://www.travelsapa.com/guide/train/
Personal Insurance
Phone calls
Other expenses


The excursions are based on sharing group of maximum 12 travelers
Other meals in Sapa Town are recommended to be booked in advance.

English speaking. All of our Sapa Tour Guides are tourism-reponsibly educated. They were born and raised in Sapa and Vietnam, thereby having first-hand expert knowledge of their Sapa Area. They are friendly, fun, and most of all they are flexible, allowing you to choose the pace of your tours.
Please keep in mind this is a GROUP TOUR so feel free to ask Sapa travel specialist to book a PRIVATE TOUR to have the most flexibility.

Once you are satisfied with the group tour itinerary, we will secure the services and you will be required to pay a deposit of 30% of the total cost of your trip. The balance of payment can be paid either by CASH UPON PICK UP in your hotel in Hanoi or Sapa, or by credit card/ bank transfer/Western Union 45 days before Sapa Tour. Please discuss these payment options with your Sapa travel specialist, for more detailed information.

Train ticket fares are required full payment in advance.

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions, so please feel free to contact your Sapa Travel specialist at any time. We like to hear from you! YES….even while you are on your tour, we will be more than happy to make changes, or correct anything you are not completely happy with.

Person in charge: Mr Tran Quoc Long
Call Us: +84 437678658 | Fax: +84 437678657
Hotline: +84 912217448
Contact us to book the tour “Budget Home Stay Tours” in Sapa. We can offer promotions in low season.


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