Sapa sightseeing & homestay trekking + hotel – 3 days

  • Drive over the highest mountain pass in Vietnam; Tram Ton Pass
  • Stay overnight in a homestay with a local family
  • Make a beautiful trek through rice fields and authentic villages.
Day 0
Hanoi - Sapa
Sleeper train
Day 1
2D/1N Homestay trekking
Day 2
2D/1N Homestay trekking
Day 3
Sapa - Hanoi
Sightseeing - Sleeper train

Day 0: Hanoi – Sapa

Sleeper train from Hanoi to Sapa


To enhance your travel experience and save some daylight hours, we offer a sleeper train option for your journey from Hanoi to Sapa.

You will be traveling on the Dream Train Express, which is a comfortable tourist train. With this option, you will have a sleeper berth in a 4-berth cabin, complete with bedding provided. The train cabin is air-conditioned and decorated in the local style of Sapa. Additionally, you can store your luggage under the berth for convenience.


SP3: Depart Hanoi – Lao Cai: (22:00 – 05:55)

  • The bunk berths are pretty comfortable, but if you’re over 6 foot (1.83cm) you won’t be able to fully stretch out, if you are over 6 foot or (1.85cm) you might pull your legs a bit, however the ride is comfortable but it can be noisy of the train track is a bit bumpy ride.
  • If you like to have a snack during the night, it is best to bring your own.

Alternative transfers Hanoi - Sapa

If you do not like to travel by sleeper train, we can offer the following alternative options.

Alternative 1. VIP sleeper bus

Travel by comfortable VIP sleeper bus from Hanoi to Sapa and arrive in Sapa by 5 AM.

Alternative 2. Limousine day bus + 1 extra night Sapa

If you prefer to avoid traveling at night, this is the best option for you. You will arrive in Sapa between 12 PM and 1 PM, allowing for some leisure time in the afternoon, and an extra night’s stay in Sapa.

Alternative 3. Private transfer or travel from other destinations

If you require a personalized transfer, for example, from a location other than Hanoi or a private transfer, kindly reach out to us, and we will gladly make arrangements to accommodate your needs.

Day 1 & 2: Sapa

Sapa activity


Upon arrival at Lao Cai train station, a minibus will be readily available to take you to your destination in Sapa. You can also take advantage of our shower facilities and luggage storage services in Sapa before having breakfast.

Arriving at the Lao Cai station early in the morning, you will be met to be taken to Sapa.

Breakfast will be prepared for you in Sapa before you start your Sapa adventure.

For the 2 day Sapa homestay trek you have 2 choices:

Option 1: Standard Sapa Homestay trekking (private)

  • Route: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai
  • Difficulty: Medium

This route takes you to several villages in the Muong Hoa Valley, inhabited by different ethical minority groups including: Black H’mong, Red Dao and Zay. If you are interested in learning more about these hill tribes, this trip is probably the one for you. We trek along the road, along local trails and through terraced rice fields.

Overnight at a local homestay in the Ta Van village of the Zay minority.

Option 2: Off The Beaten Track Sapa Homestay trekking (private)

  • Route: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Ban Ho
  • Difficulty: Medium

The main draw of this trek is the fact that it explores an area further through the valley that does not receive many visitors. The route for this homestay tour takes you deeper into the Muong Hoa Valley to villages further away, inhabited by various ethical minority groups.

Overnight at a local homestay in the Tay minority village of Ban Ho.

After the trek, you will be returned to Sapa.

Rest and enjoy dinner in the evening. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Ban Ho Sapa rice fields
Rice fields near Ban Ho village
ethnic minority in Ta Van village near Sapa
Minorities at Ta Van village
Su Phan village
Bridge at Su Phan village
Sapa rice fields
Terraced rice fields in Muong Hoa Valley

Accommodation on day 2

  • Authentic mixture between a hotel and a homestay
  • Good location: quiet but not far from the center
  • Very friendly staff
  • Lovely villa with a great vibe and cozy interiors.

* Depending on availability, you will stay in this hotel or similar

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa

Sleeper train from Sapa to Hanoi


We start our journey from hotel by jeep or bus or motorbike and go through Sapa Town on main connecting road. The route takes us through a beautiful landscape.

We stop at Silver Waterfall (best in the rainy season). Take time to take pictures of the waterfall.

Silver Waterfall Sapa

After the waterfall you drive to the highest pass in Vietnam: the Tram Tom Pass. From this mountain pass you have a great view over the valley. You can see a winding road that goes towards the villages of Binh Lu and Lai Chau. You will have plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the view before returning to Sapa.

Tram Ton Pass


The afternoon is free to explore the town of Sapa. Walk up the alley, climb to the viewpoint over Sapa on Ham Rung mountain or take a short walk to Cat Cat village.

In the evening there will be dinner at the hotel and afterwards you will be transferred to the train station for the train back to Hanoi.


  • VIP Sleeper bus
  • Limousine bus by day + 1 extra night in Sapa
  • Private transfer or alternative destination (ex. Ha Giang)

Booking information

Tour options

1) Transfers between Hanoi – Sapa

  • Sleeper train (Standard option’)
  • Sleeper train private cabin
  • VIP sleeper bus
  • Limousine bus by day + 1 extra night in Sapa
  • Private transfer

2) Extending your stay in Sapa


  • Add 1 or multiple nights including accommodation
  • Add activities


  • Start tour: Hanoi train station
  • End tour: Hanoi train station
  • Duration: 3 days


  • All accommodation described in the itinerary
  • All meals described in the itinerary
  • All transfers described in the itinerary


  • Meals and services not describer in the itinerary
  • Personal expanses

Additional information

  • Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation immediately after booking. You will receive a voucher by e-mail within 3 working hours. If you have not received your voucher, please check the Spam or notify us via email or chat.
  • Voucher: Save a digital voucher on your phone. As a sustainable company, we would like to ask you not to print the voucher..
  • Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions.
  • Pick-up: Please arrive at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Please be patient on shared / group tours in case of unforeseen delays along the pick-up route.
  • Cancellation: View the cancellation conditions here.


The 2-day Sapa homestay trekking is of moderate difficulty, which means that you should be able to handle long walks without much trouble, but you do not need to be extremely fit. However, keep in mind that you will be trekking through the mountains, so if you have difficulty walking or have leg injuries, it may be better to consider another activity or opt for a 1-day trek instead.
Staying in a homestay of ethnic minorities is entirely for the unique experience. Do not expect too much comfort and luxury. The homestays are traditional and the people live very simple. However, there is always a western toilet, mosquito nets and a hot shower.
You have 2 options to store your luggage. (1) We can store your luggage in Sapa. (2) If you choose to return to the same hotel in Hanoi after this Sapa homestay trekking tour, it is no problem at most hotels to leave your luggage there for free.

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