Northwest - Roof of Vietnam

Northwest - Roof of Vietnam

At “The roof of Vietnam”, nickname given for the northwest region of this country, you will make exceptional encounters. Meet and spend unforgettable moments with the ethnic minorities of the northwest, such as with the Tay, the Red Dao group and the Xafo. As you trek in a jeep, your eyes will stare at the amazing rice terraces of Sapa. Your journey will take you close to the Vietnam-China border, where you won’t be disappointed by the authenticity and singularity of the area. The roof of Vietnam will bring you at the top of the deep immersion experience!


Day 1: Hanoi – Lao Cai

Travel off the beaten tracks and board an overnight express train in comfortable sleeper from Hanoi to Lao Cai, located on the Vietnam-China border. You’ll arrive in early morning. 

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa

Drive along a stunning mountain road from Lao Cai to Sapa. You will perhaps want to rest or take some photos of the rice terraces that rise hundreds of meters from the valley floor. Explore more the local area as you trek to Sapa and to nearby villages populated by several ethnic minorities and surrounded by mist-shrouded mountains.

Meals -
  • B

Day 3: Sapa – Sin Chai

Start your exciting day with trek in a jeep. Continue your deep immersion as you walk through the lush Ban Ho Valley to Thanh Puh Village, stopping off to meet the Tay ethnic minority group. After you’ll walk back to your homestay in Sin Chai Village - owned by the Red Dao group – spend time with your hosts. You’ll learn more about their culture and traditions.

Meals -
  • B

Day 4: Sin Chai – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Your morning starts with a Trek to My Son village belonging to the Xafo ethnic group, one of the smallest one in northern Vietnam. From My Son, walk to the Red Dao village of Nam Toong for lunch. You’ll descend to Ban Ho village for a dip in the nearby La Vie waterfall. Drive back to Lao Cai and spend an overnight train back to Hanoi. 

Meals -
  • B
  • L

Day 5: Hanoi

Your tour ends when you arrive in Hanoi in early morning.


2 persons $393

3-6 persons $324

7-10 per $237

Bamboo sapa hotel

Bamboo sapa hotel

A luxurious property in northwestern Vietnam, the Bamboo Sapa Hotel was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden decor nestled in the village with great views of Hoang Lien Mountain. The area offers a perfectly secluded atmosphere for guests to fully rejuvenate and enjoy the natural surroundings. There is much to explore in Sapa, a home to more than 30 colorful hill tribes and close to Vietnam’s highest peak, the 3,143-meter Mount Fansipan. Sapa Trekking Tours are highly recommended for a memorable experience touring the picturesque landscapes and attractions. Bamboo Sapa Hotel offers a variety of comfortable rooms, well-finished with all the basic amenities sure to satisfy both leisure and business travelers. There is a restaurant on-site, as well as a bar, meeting room, and coffee shop.


2 persons $418

3-6 persons $348

7-10 per $262

U sapa hotel

U sapa hotel

This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Sapa Market and Sapa Lake. Make yourself at home in one of the 57 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.


2 persons $449

3-6 persons $380

7-10 per $293

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa *****

Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa *****

Located in the lovely area of Sapa City Center, Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, culture hub of Sapa. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.


  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast;
  • Check-in time is 2.00PM and check-out time is 12.00PM (Early or late service is subject to availability with surcharge);
  • Meals as mentioned;
  • Experienced English speaking guide;
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle;
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time;
  • Homestay in Sapa
  • Soft sleeper four berth air-conditioned cabin: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Hanoi;
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax.


  • Entry visas and stamp fees;
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request);
  • Tips and gratuities;
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary;
  • All other drinks not mentioned in the inclusion;
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature;
  • Mineral water, cool tissues on touring days;
  • Travel insurance; 
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion.

Itinerary Exclusions

Please note that, unless otherwise specifically stated in your itinerary, airfares, airport transfers, departure taxes, early/late hotel check-ins, gratuities, personal expenses and some meals are excluded from the tour price. We would be happy to provide you with a quote for air tickets, airport transfers, early check-in or any additional services you might require.


You may require a visa to enter Vietnam. Please check the list of visa excempted nationalities as below:

  • Myanmar, Brunei: 14 days
  • Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UK: 15  days
  • Philippines: 21 days
  • Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore,Thailand: 30 days

We would be happy to advise you on visa requirements (if requested).


Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Travel Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Mention it in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

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