Travel to Sapa from Vientiane
To reach Sapa from Vientiane, the safest and fastest way is by plane. Vietnam Airlines and Laos Airlines operate daily flights between Vientiane and Hanoi.
To arrange a trip, look at the time table we update in 2014
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When arriving Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, our guide will greet and pick your group up to the hotel in Hanoi for relaxing before getting to Hanoi train station. The train will connect Hanoi and Lao Cai – Sapa. Learn more about How to get to Sapa
and we would like to post here a sample tour:
Day 1 Vientiane – Hanoi (Dinner) flying with Vietnam Airlines/ Laos Airlines
Pick up your group at Noi Bai airport noon flight and transfer to hotel in Hanoi. The rest of day is at leisure till having dinner at local restaurant. After dinner, enjoy the water puppet performance, a unique and famous traditional performance in Thang Long Water Puppet Centre (by the Hoan Kiem Lake).
Day 2 Hanoi – Halong (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a morning city tour to visit some of the city’s attractions including the fascinating Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (except for Monday & Friday & the whole Oct & Nov), Ho Chi Minh museum (except for Monday) & Ho Chi Minh House on stilt & one pillar pagoda. Visit Ngoc Son temple & Restored Sword lake in the centre of modern Hanoi. After lunch at local restaurant, visit the temple of Literature, which is regarded as the first university in Viet Nam. Proceed to Ha Long bay, one of Vietnam’s greatest natural wonders and was recognized as World’s Natural Heritage by UNESCO. This evening you will have a seafood dinner.
Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday and the months of October and November, Military museum will be replaced in stead.
Day 3 Halong – Hanoi – Sapa (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, take a cruise on the emerald green waters of Ha Long among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands, visit grottoes and floating village. The cruise ends with a fresh seafood lunch on board. Back to Hanoi after lunch time. Driver through Hanoi old quarter, you will have time for shopping at Dong Xuan market. Have dinner at local restaurant. After dinner, proceed to Hanoi railways station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Day 4 Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Pick up at Lao Cai station, then transfer to Sapa which is only 38 km from Lao Cai.. Breakfast at Royal view hotel. After that, following the road down to the valley by steps for about 5 km. While waling to the H’mong village you will have the opportunity to see the villagers working on the paddy fields and their animals, such as: chickens, water-buffaloes and pot – bellied pigs. You can also see the old hydro-electric power station which was built by the French time in the early 20th Century, and a beautiful waterfall that is a good place for resting and taking pictures. Going up and down by steps and then we keep walking to Sin Chai village where the black H’mong people also live. On the way to the village we can meet villagers. Look at a house of H’mong people we can see their weaving and dyeing cloth and lifestyle. Lunch & dinner at local restaurant.
Day 5 Sapa – Ta Van – Lao Cai (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Embark on a lovely trek that will take along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai and Ta Van, home toBlack H’mong and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery surrounding you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields. Return to Sapa. Lunch at local restaurant. Proceed to China border for taking photo. Dinner at local restaurant. Board on night train to Hanoi.
Day 6 Hanoi – Vientiane or others (Breakfast)
6:00 arrive Hanoi. Pick up at Hanoi train station then transfer to a 3* hotel for breakfast. Transfer to Noi Bai airport for leaving flight. End of services. Travel Sapa Company wishes to serve you and your group in the near future.
- Hotel room (twin sharing)
- Train tickets (return Hanoi- Lao Cai- Hanoi)
- Transfer by minivan
- Local English speaking guides
- Entrance fees (Hanoi, Sapa)
- Meals as mentioned at local restaurants
- Flights between Vientiane and Hanoi
- Visa to Vietnam if required
- Personal travel insurance
- Other meals
- Early check in and late check out at hotels
- Single room charges
- Hotel upgrades
- Tips for tour guides and drivers
- Others not mentioned