Sapa Short Stay


Travel by overnight train to the town of Sapa, located in the Lao Cai province. Explore the different minority villages in the region.

 

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  Twin Share Sole Traveller
Standard** $550pp $740
Superior** $780pp $1,280
Deluxe^ $990pp $1,530
Premium Deluxe^ $1,220pp $1,720

 

The above prices are from per person, based on low season travel. Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner surcharges apply. **Standard carriage on Sapa train. ^Victoria carriage on Sapa train. Note: It is recommended that travellers to Sapa have a good level of fitness.

Places Visited

Overnight train (1N) - Sapa (2N) - Overnight train (1N)

Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa
This evening you will be met at your Hanoi hotel and transferred to the railway station to board your overnight soft sleeper train to Lao Cai. Late check-out at your hotel is not included.
Day 1: Hanoi to Sapa
Days 2: Sapa
Early this morning arrive at Lao Cai railway station and travel to Sapa for breakfast. Spend the afternoon hiking in this dramatic region, visiting ethnic villages on the way. Return to Sapa this afternoon. (B,L)
Days 2: Sapa
Day 3: Sapa
Enjoy further light hikes in the verdant Sapa hills. (B,L)
Day 3: Sapa
Day 4: Sapa to Hanoi
This morning is at your leisure. After lunch, explore more of the ethnic villages. Later this evening you will be transferred to Lao Cai railway station to board your overnight soft sleeper train back to Hanoi. (B,L)
Day 4: Sapa to Hanoi
Day 5: Depart Hanoi
Arrive at Hanoi railway station early this morning and transfer to your Hanoi hotel where your arrangements end. Accommodation in Hanoi is not included.
Day 5: Depart Hanoi

Tour prices are per person, twin share

A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Visa fees are not included in your tour cost and it is your responsibility to arrange all necessary visas. Wendy Wu Tours can organise your visa's at an additional cost, please contact our Reservation Department for more details.
 

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call Australia – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 61, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. 
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are quite popular in Vietnam and you will find high quality coverage. Vietnam has active roaming agreements with most of the service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping for Short Stays and Independent itineraries is not compulsory however is appreciated and normal for guides & drivers to receive them from tourists. In your final documents, Wendy Wu Tours will advise a guideline for tipping to be given to your local guides & driver. Tipping is at the discretion of each individual.
 

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure.  In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
 

Meals included in your tour cost are indicated on the itinerary. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. Our customers usually find that the amount served is more than ample. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at your own expense and are to be paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
 
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals
 

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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 1300 318 203 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.


Why Book This Tour?

This extension is suitable for those who wish to visit Sapa and are interested in walking and outdoor activities. This extension is private and therefore not all meals are included, which gives you the opportunity to occasionally select your own dining venue, allowing you to immerse further into Vietnamese culture. This extension includes two overnight train journeys. This itinerary includes walking over steep terrain and good fitness is required.

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