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The four star Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, the only luxury hotel in the region, was built as a traditional chalet with accented wooden décor, the Resort overhangs the village, blending perfectly with its natural surroundings.




Our guide will pick you up at the airport and bring you to the hotel. Enjoy this bustling Asian metropolis at your own leisure. Overnight at the Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi.

Please note: Guides and drivers are not allowed inside the terminal building. We will be waiting for you outside with a Pandaw sign. Hanoi Airport has two exits; if you don’t see us, please try the other exit on the same level (30 meters).



Check out hotel and you begin to explore Hanoi with a Street food tour and then visit an art gallery and meet an artist for discussion of the development of fine arts in Vietnam. After your excursion, we transfer you to the train station to depart the overnight express to Sapa. With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of North Vietnam, it offers every visitor a wonderful travelling experience. Street food for lunch and overnight train to Sapa.

Note: Victoria trains don’t run daily. Please see below under “NOTE” if your date is affected, an alternate night train with ORIENT TRAINS will be arranged for you.



Arrival at 6:15 am and transfer to Sapa to start your guided day. Discover the landscapes of terraced rice paddies and the minorities’ villages at Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa. Sapa is located in Lao Cai Province, 380 km Northwest of Hanoi, in close proximity to the Chinese border. Famous for its terraced rice paddies & highlands, Sapa is home to more than 30 colorful hill tribes and close to Vietnam's highest peak, Mount Fansipan. From Sapa, heading northwards on national road 4C to O Quy Ho with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan, Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms. Then turn right to Ban Khoang, a village of the Red Zao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. The village looks prosperous thanks to the combination of wet rice cultivation on the terraced fields with cardamom farming under the shade of trees in thick forest. Take a walk to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life. Then leaving Ban Khoang for Ta Giang Phing valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in some small villages scattering along a peaceful stream, explore the local life and then back to hotel in Sapa. Overnight at Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa with breakfast and dinner, lunch at local restaurant.



Locating just at the south eastern side of HAM RONG MOUNTAIN and just close to Sapa town but this valley seems to be unknown by most of the tour operators as well as visitors. Inhabited by the Hmong peoples this narrow valley is quiet and non touristic which is quite different from TA PHIN or MUONG HOA VALLEYS where the local peoples ha ve changed much because of the strong influence of tourism. Trip begins from Sapa at 08.30 in the morning firstly by road transfer for 12km southwards and uphill the DEN THANG MOUNTAIN. Enjoy several stops for marvelous landscapes of Hoang Lien mountain range and Muong Hoa valley before arriving to a small hamlet of village which sits at 1,572m high and overlooking down the Muong Hoa valley. Leaving the vehicle for an easy walk to explore this charming hamlet of the Black Hmong with lots traces of the past sifting lifestyle of the Hmong. Then follow the large village path gradually downhill along the stunning valley of Sa Seng, passing several hamlets of the SA SENG and SAU CHUA VILLAGES along the way which are organized in typical way of the Hmong dwelling, Wooden roofed houses surrounded by rock-all where pot-belly pigs, chickens, water buffaloes running here and there and children entertaining themselves with their own games and toys. There are chances to see Hmong women making fiber from hemp, spinning, weaving to make traditional costumes. Walk end after paying visiting to Sa Pa, another hamlet of the Hmong which located near the former place of Sapa traditional market. Transfer for about 15 minutes back to Sapa. Overnight at Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa. Lunch at local restaurant.



In the morning after breakfast transfer from Sapa on a stunning new highway with beautiful views of mountains, through tunnels and slight bends through valleys, finally arriving you will board the Angkor Pandaw.

Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi

Savour a 5-star hotel experience with the best views in the city. Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi enjoys a spectacular location rising up between the watery expanses of Truc Bach Lake, West Lake and the Red River with inspiring, uninterrupted panoramas.

1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh District, 10000 Hanoi

Tel: +84 4 382 38888

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Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa & Victoria Night Train

The four star Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, the only luxury hotel in the region, was built as a traditional chalet with accented wooden décor, the Resort overhangs the village, blending perfectly with its natural surroundings.

Rates include

Transfers and tours as per itinerary, one night accommodation at Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi in a Luxury Room, one night in a superior cabin with 4 berths on the Victoria night train, two nights at Victoria Resort and Spa Sapa Deluxe Room, with daily breakfast, three lunches and one dinner during the tour.

Price per traveller in USD

Accommodation Type Price per Traveller
Sharing (2 Pax) US$1,231
Single (1 Pax) US$2,052

Extension Code: LTVN-11

Compulsory dinner

  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner (24DEC) USD 88.- per person
  • New Year's Eve Dinner (31DEC) USD 98.- per person


  • Please advice arrival/ departure flight details in order to arrange the transfer accordingly
  • Check out time from hotel at 1200hrs
  • Please note it’s a group tour. The size of the group is 1-12 depending on the interest
  • Please note that this is a 4-berth cabin on the Victoria train. If you would like to have a private cabin, the surcharge will be as below. Please contact us at information@pandaw.com if you wish to do so
    Extra charge for 1 guest sole use private cabin: USD390 per person
    Extra charge for 2 guest sole use private cabin: USD150 per person
  • Victoria train does not operate on every day. Should your train journey fall on one of these dates you will travel on Sapaly or Orient trains, which are of slightly lower quality than Victoria and don’t have deluxe cabins. Standard compartment contains 4 sleeping berths, but we will aim to convert it into a 2-berth cabin free of charge
  • Should Victoria train be fully booked on the dates of your travel, we will use Sapaly or Orient trains as above

Please note Victoria trains don’t run for pre extensions of cruises 08JAN19 / 16APR19 /12NOV19 and guests will be booked on the Orient train instead.

* Please note that your hotel will be confirmed after we have received your deposit payment. Prices are subject to change. Hotel subject to availability. We will try to offer you an alternate accommodation if the requested hotel would not be available.

Airport Arrival Transfer Notes

Please take note your driver/guide will be waiting for you at Column No 12 outside the arrival area (either the International Arrival area or Domestic Arrival area, depending on your flight). Upon exiting the Arrival Terminal please look for column No 12. In case you do not see the driver/guide at column No 12, please call the Pandaw hotline number and remain standing at the column No 12 in order for the guide/driver to locate you. Please be on the lookout for the Pandaw welcome sign in front of Column No 12.


  • Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa & Victoria Night Train - Compulsory meal: Christmas Eve Gala Dinner - 24DEC USD88.00 per person
  • Victoria Sapa Resort and Spa & Victoria Night Train - Compulsory meal: New Year's Eve Dinner - 31DEC USD98.00 per person

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