The Best Sapa Itinerary for 2 Days 1 Night Trip

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Sapa is home to stunning mountain landscapes, verdant rice terraces, unique stilt villages, indigenous ethnic minority, and Indochina peak, the Fansipan. It has become one of the most desired destinations in the North of Vietnam. You will need at least 2 days to explore this beautiful land. If you still do not have any ideas of where to visit, what to do here, find useful information in the following article, The Best Sapa Itinerary for 2 Days 1 Night Trip, to get the best of your experience in Sapa.

Sapa itinerary

Day 1: Walking to explore Sapa town, Cat Cat Village, and Silver Waterfall

9:00 Our tour guide comes to pick you up for the tour today.

Start the tour by walking to explore Sapa town. Sapa is a small but colorful town where you can see different ethnic minority groups. They have their own traditional clothes, customs, and habits and speak their own language. These people, mainly women, and children travel downhill to Sapa town, try to earn money by selling their products such as embroidery, silverware, and handicrafts…

We can walk around Sapa town to explore Sapa church, Sapa market, Sapa museum in the morning tour. That is a chance for you to learn more about Sapa's lifestyle, meet local people, talk with them …Interestingly, local people can not speak Vietnamese, but they can speak English very well.  When in the market, do not forget to try the local dishes, buy some souvenirs.

In the afternoon, you will be visiting Cat Cat village, one of the most beautiful villages in Sapa, surrounded by rice terraces and rolling green hills. Along the way to Cat Cat village, tourists may also witness the picturesque scenes of Sapa, including mighty mountains, immense forests, amazing terraced fields, beautiful valleys, and dazzling waterfall. Arriving the village, we can have a chance to see a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by the French, enjoy Cat Cat waterfall, and visit the H’ mong house, learn the H’ mong culture and practices.

Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat Village

Today trekking is only 3 km, it is an easy trek, so it is suitable for families with kids or tourists who do not want a long and hard trek. The tour ends around 15:00 at your hotel in Sapa town. Stay a night in Sapa, and you have free time to explore Sapa town at night by yourselves.


Day 2: Short trek to hill tribes (Lao Chai, Ta Van, and Ta Phin Village)

After breakfast, you will be met by the tour guide around 9:00 for the tour to three different local villages. It is easy trekking with 4 km in total.

In the morning, you will walk to Ta Phin village, where the Red Dao people live. The very first sight you can catch when entering this village is the red Dao women gathering together, keeping colorful reels of thread and cloths in their hands as the village is famous for its brocade, and its nickname is “brocade village.” Brocade products here are eye-catching with numerous bright colors and patterns, ranging from the bag, scarf, purse, skirt, and even backpack and coat. Buying their product is a way to support local people here.

Ta Phin Village

Ta Phin Village


In the afternoon, you will be joining the trek through green valleys to the Lao Chai and Ta Van villages for more memorable experiences, especially when you meet the locals. These two villages are hidden in the foggy cloud, with beautiful rice paddies and a natural ecosystem, offering spectacular landscapes and cultural experiences. Visiting the villages, you will be able to catch more than just a glimpse of how they live their daily lives, see their daily routine of farming and animal tending amidst the idyllic naturescapes, witness the perfectly preserved culture of each tribe, reflected in their clothing, tradition, and handmade crafts. Bring some snacks for the children in the village, they will love them.


That is the end of 2 days 1-night itinerary in Sapa. The price starts from 118 USD per person, and it is a private tour, which allows you to explore Sapa at your own pace. Families traveling with kids, people with an average level of fitness will surely enjoy the tour. You can book the tour directly on our website: A Glimpse Of Sapa 2 days or contact our travel consultant for further assistance or find more Sapa tours options on our website.

Jenny Tran

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I am arriving Tmr at sapa ard 12;30 pm. Staying from 26-28 sep. can I get a Chinese speaking guide to be with us for Tmr (afternoon) and 27/9 (full day) to visit sapa?

@Gina Tan:

Sorry we dont have Chinese speaking guide.

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