6 Day Sapa Explorer
6 Day Sapa Explorer
From Hanoi, you’ll embark on a six day voyage of exploration around the Sapa region of Vietnam – home to dramatic landscapes, colourful hilltribes and some of the most stunning scenery imaginable. Take a lesson in Vietnamese cuisine, see how the locals live and relax in style in the heart of the countryside on a trip packed with memorable experiences.
Tour highlights
  • Visit the Hanoi Cooking Centre to take lessons in Vietnamese cuisine
  • Explore the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Travel through spectacular scenery to the charming town of Sapa
  • Walk through the largest rice paddy in the area
  • Marvel at views from the Topas Ecolodge
  • Embrace local life in Dao Lech village
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi
On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met by a tour guide who will assist with transfer to your hotel with the evening at leisure.
  • Medallion Hotel, Deluxe Room
Day 2: Hanoi – Lao Cai
Following breakfast, you’ll leave your hotel to head for the Hanoi Cooking Centre, where you can enjoy a cup of La Han tea before being given an introduction to Vietnamese cuisine. After a visit to the nearby Chau Long Market for tour, you’ll then start your cookery class; preparing a selection of dishes under the watchful eye of an experienced team of chefs. You’ll then be able to sample your creation alongside a local beer or wine and will receive a number of recipe cards to take home. Having returned to the hotel for lunch, you’ll pay a visit to one of three museums in the city before a tour of the Old Quarter. After a quick freshen up in the hotel, you’ll head for the station to board the overnight train to Lao Cai.
  • Livitrans, Shared Cabin (B,L)
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa
On arrival into Lao Cai, you’ll meet with your guide before heading off through the spectacular scenery to the town of Sapa where you’ll enjoy breakfast. A brief tour of the town and the local market follows, with the afternoon then yours to do as you wish.
  • Sapa View Hotel, Deluxe Room (B)
Early check in is not included
Day 4: Sapa – Supan
From Sapa, you’ll hit the road towards the Muong Hoa Valley before making your way on foot through the largest rice paddy in the region to the remote Topas Ecolodge – passing through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van in the process. On arrival, you’ll have time to relax and to take in the impressive views of the surrounding valleys.
  • Topas Ecolodge, Deluxe Bungalow (B)
Day 5: Lech Village
From the Ecolodge, you’ll head out on foot to Dao Lech village where you can experience local life in close quarters before returning to your accommodation to check out. Following some leisure time, you’ll board a shuttle bus back to Sapa and then make it back to Lao Cai where you can grab a bite to eat (own cost) before taking the train overnight back to Hanoi.
  • Livitrans, Shared Cabin (B)
Day 6: Depart Hanoi
On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be taken to your hotel for day use and breakfast before checking out to head for the airport and your departure flight.
All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Visa On Arrival Letter procedure fee if requested
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Overnight train HANOI-LAO CAI-HANOI/ Shared cabin
  • English speaking local guide
  • All admission fee at attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • International flights in Tour Only prices
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee at airport - $45 plus passport photo required (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
  • Other flights NOT mentioned in the inclusive above
  • Any other meals not mentioned above
  • Any kind of drinks
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)

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