This 7 - day adventure tour ends at the top of Mount Fansipan, the "Rooftop of Indochina". Enjoy the colonial charms of Hanoi before meeting the Black H’mong tribe in Sapa and camping under the stars on the slopes of Mount Fansipan.
Hanoi | Sapa | Hanoi
Day 1 : Arrival in Hanoi
one - pillar pagoda
Meet & Greet at Noi Bai international airport and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi city.
Our guide will provide you with a welcome kit which contains all the necessary information about your journey.
Free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi city.
Day 2 : Hanoi City tour – Night Train to Lao Cai
Hanoi, located at the confluence of the Red and Duong Rivers, has come a long way from the stilt houses of the stone and bronze age dwellers of four and five thousand years ago. Myths link Hanoi’s origins to the center of the earth, with visions of soaring dragons, and fears of invasions or fierce winds from the north.
Today we will begin to tour Hanoi, visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Mausoleum of the national’s founder Ho Chi Minh , the Presidential palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. This complex also comprises the One pillar pagoda, whose origins date bak the the foundation of city. We follow this with a trip to the impressive Museum of Ethnology, dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups. Afternoon, we visit and the Temple of Literature which well known as the first university of Vietnam, before walk around the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem, and then enjoy a one hour cyclo ride around the Hanoi Old Quarter with its lively and narrow streets as well as we will visit a typical local market.
In the evening after dinner, we will be transferred to Hanoi Railways Station for night train to Lao Cai – departs at 9.30pm. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Overnight on train.
Sapa in the morning
Day 3: Lai Cai – Sapa - Ta Phin village
On arrive Lao Cai railway station around 6.00 am. The bus will pick you up and leave to Sapa city
(1 hour) for breakfast. Check in hotel and relax.
After lunch , we trek to Ta Phin Village to meet friendly Back Hmong and Red Dao minorities, explore their famous handicrafts making and the old French catholic church, the peace grotto.
The Dao: The Dao - Mien settled in Vietnam two to three centuries ago, depending on the area. One of the Dao’s specific cultural features is their traditional writing system using Chinese characters. Like Hmong, the Dao build terraced paddy - field irrigated by a sophisticated system of canals.
After visit Ta Phin village, we come back Sapa by jeep for dinner and free at leisure.(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Overnight in Sapa city.
Day 4: Sapa - Fansipan
We start out together with our team of Black Hmong porters from Sa Pa around 9.00 am and head for the Black Hmong village of Sin Chai in the bottom of the valley. Soon thereafter the ascend starts and we will walk for about three hours before our cook serves a well prepared lunch in the forest. We continue our climb and around 4.30 pm we arrive at our campsite at approximately 2500 m. The tents are raised for your comfort and the cook is already busy preparing a well deserved dinner. It is time to enjoy the fresh air and the nocturnal sounds of nature! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Overnight in tent.
Day 5: Conquer Mt. Fansipan
Today is summit day, so after an early breakfast we leave our base camp around 7.00 am and start climbing upwards. Around noon we can put our hands on the marker and quietly enjoy the spectacular view towards Laos and China, while having our lunch and resting our feet! The duration of our stay at the summit depends on the weather conditions, but normally it takes around four hours to get back to our camp, were we have a little feast celebrating the climb and simply enjoy life! (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Overnight in tent.
Day 6 : Fansipan –Sapa
Maybe your body feels a bit busted, but a refreshing cup of coffee and some breakfast gives new energy to the descend from the mountain. After the camp has been packed down we start walking around 9.00 am. We enjoy lunch in the forest before reaching Sa Pa in the early afternoon, rushing for a cold drink and a hot shower. Overnight in Sapa city. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 7 : Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Today is set aside for our relaxation, either to stay at our hotel or walk down to the local market to take some pictures. In the afternoon, we will return to the Lao Cai train station to catch the night train back to Hanoi (The train departs at 21.15).
Overnight in train. On arrival Hanoi railways station at 5.30am, we will be picked up transfer to hotel for early check in and relax. Free at leisure in Hanoi until time transfer to airport for departure or extension.
Price in USD per person
|Number of persons
||3 - 4 persons
||5 - 9 persons
||10 -14 persons
||15 persons up
(5 May -31 Aug)
(1 Jan - 4 May & 1 Sep - 31 Dec)
All land transportation as shown in the program (Jeep for Sapa excursion)
4 nights in comfortable 2 - star accommodation in twin sharing room
2 nights aboard a sleeper train (sharing 4 - berth cabin) on Day 2 & 6
2 nights camping on Mt.Fansipan
18 meals - 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
English - speaking guide
Porters during Mt. Fansipan trekking
Cooking & Permission
Tents and sleeping bags
Cyclo ride in Hanoi
All entrance and sightseeing fees
International airfares & airport taxes in/out Vietnam
(Single) Entry visa to Vietnam (US$ 69 per person for On-arrival visa)
Meals that not mentioned in the program
Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone...)
Hotels to be used
Hanoi: Namhai hotel, Vietanh hotel or Sunny hotel
Sapa: Royal hotel, mountain view hotel or similar
Camping during Mt.Fansipan trekking
We will stay at clean local with friendly staffs hotel in good location. Easy access to city central, dining area, and favorite hangouts. While our emphasis is not on luxury accommodation, we can upgrade or downgrade the lodging pending your request