SAPA – Budget Group Tour 3D2N (overnight bus)

Sapa is a delightful French hill station built in the early years of the century and one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Vietnam. High in the mountains of northwestern Vietnam, Sapa offers great trekking and a kaleidoscope of ethnic groups. This t... View more
Destinations: Sapa, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, Supan
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights



Itinerary Details Evening and night 1: Hanoi – Sapa

Our guidance service will pick you up at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi at around 21.00 – 21.45 p.m. and transfer you to the bus stop for the overnight bus to Sapa. Overnight is in an air-conditioned sleeper bus.

Day 2 : SAPA VIETNAM – GROUP TOUR 2D3N (bus) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 1 and night 2: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

From the bus station (early arrival!) your pick-up service will drive you to the hotel.

You will have breakfast at the hotel before we start our 12km trekking to visit Lao Chai village, inhabited by Hmong people. The trekking route offers some challenges as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside. We head downhill and relax at a local stream for a picnic lunch. After lunch, we continue trekking to Ta Van village, inhabited by Dzay people where we have a unique home stay experience.

We will overnight in the homestay in Ta Van village.

Day 3 : SAPA VIETNAM – GROUP TOUR 2D3N (bus) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Itinerary Details Day 2 and night 3: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai – Supan - Sapa – Hanoi

After breakfast, we start the day with an easy trek of 10 km to visit 2 villages, which are inhabited, by red Dzao and Hmong people, Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan. The trekking will take you along local paths, up and down rice terraces and into the villages and home of local hill tribes. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge with picturesque landscapes… We head though the bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the jeep to return to Sapa.

21.00 – 21.30 Be at the bus station/ stop for the overnight bus to Hanoi.

22.00 Bus leaves for Hanoi. 

We will overnight on the bus. Arrival time in Hanoi is around 4am the next morning. Tour ends.

As an alternative it is possible to directly take a late afternoon bus back to Hanoi after the trekking. Departure time of the bus will be around 4pm and you'll arrive in Hanoi around 9.30pm.

With this tour it is possible to take a connecting afternoon bus after the trekking on day 2. Departure time will then be around 4pm and you'll be back in Hanoi around 9.30pm.

What’s included?

  • Transfer service to the bus stop in Hanoi
  • Sleeper bus from Hanoi to Sapa and Sapa to Hanoi (this can also be the late afternoon bus)
  • Pick up service from Sapa to the hotel
  • Meals: day 2 and 3: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transportation from Giang Ta Chai to Sapa
  • English speaking tour guide

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not indicated in our itinerary 

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense

Sapa – what to bring

Bring as little as possible but bring everything you need. Travelling light is much less of a hassle so do not bring things you can do without. You can leave some of your luggage at your hotel in Hanoi or we can store items at the homestay, so you can trek light.

Thanks to its geographic condition, Sapa has one of the most favorable climates in Vietnam. The temperature remains stably cool throughout the year though winter may see more severe changes, with frost and even snow for a few days per year (mostly from mid-December to mid-January). In the valley the altitude is 1000 meters and temperatures don’t drop below 6 degrees Celsius.

Trying to predict the weather in Sapa is almost impossible. However, here is our best attempt:

Sapa weather is characterized by a sub-tropical climate. However, as a result of the high altitude, the weather in Sapa is cool all year round. In summer, Sapa does not suffer the harsh heat like that on the coastal plains. Temperatures in summer fluctuate from 10-18°C at night and 20-28°C during the day.

When the sun shines, it can be harsh, even on cloudy days so expect to need sun protection. Rain and fog is possible throughout the year.

In winter, Sapa Town is often blanketed by fog and cold air, temperatures may drop below zero degrees Celsius some days.

Luggage and bags:

A daypack to bring on your treks is a good idea. These can be easily bought in Hanoi or Sapa.

Clothing/ Shoes/ Weather Gear:

Bring clothes to suit the local weather.

Always keep your spare clothes in a watertight bag to ensure they stay dry if there is a sudden downpour. The Sapa climate is totally unlike the rest of Vietnam.

Essential items to have for the trek are some layers of warm & light clothing (mornings can be cold but you may get pretty warm during the day as you trek). A pair of sturdy trekking shoes is essential.

In January to March it can be quite cold, foggy and rainy. A fleece and raincoat/ poncho is advisable and gumboots/ Wellington boots. These items are available in Sapa at good prices.

Bring your camera! Any camera will do, or you will be sure to regret it.

Recommended kit list for homestays

- Long-Sleeved Shirt/ T-Shirt – Fleece for the cooler evenings
- Trousers (Such As Lightweight Cargo Trousers, avoid Jeans)|
- Shorts Optional – Swimwear Optional
- Lightweight Water & Wind Proof (Jacket & Trousers)
- Walking Shoes (Sturdy, with good grip)
- Gumboots/ Wellington boots (for the wet and wintery periods)
- Sun Hat and Sun protection
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste,Ear Plugs & Eye Mask Optional, Flashlight

Dietary or special food request 

In order to take care of any special food requests, please inform us by email in advance. 

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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