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Sapa Tour

Posted by husun on 29/10/2010 at 01:11

Have booked my Jan 2011 Sapa from a tour operator. Can someone advise on the price I'd pay, is it a resonable one?
A 4N3D Sapa group tour inclusive of the Bac Ha market tour. One way transfer from Hanoi hotel to the train station. Returned train tickets ( I book the Tulico Deluxe 4 berth cabin, all the berth for me and my wife), a 2 nights stay at a 3* Hotel in Sapa.

I paid 430$/ 2 persons for this entire tour. Is it a reasonable one? Hope someone could comments. And preferably what to do and not to do in Sapa. Thank you very much in advance!

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Posted by travellingsarah on 31/10/2010 at 11:07 TF writer

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Difficult to comment as tours vary so much, and there are so many operators with websites that you could easily research competitors prices. However, as a comparison, if you did it yourself:

* $200+ for a 2 person Tulico cabin (note that two beds in a standard cabin would be about $70 for 2)
* A decent hotel in Sapa will cost around $50a night, so that's $100 - though you could easily spend more or less
* Bac Ha - depends if it's a private tour or group tour. A standard group tour would cost around $15 per person but there are fancier ones too and if it's a private tour it will cost double that.

So around the $330 mark. But you're paying for the convenience of having someone organise everything for you of course. And does your trip include some meals too?

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Posted by husun on 31/10/2010 at 16:22

Hi Sarah,


thank you so much for the guide. Yes, there are meals in the package but I assume the BLD won't cost me too much if I were to buy our own. After doing research, I found that for the same package with the 4 berth soft sleeper, most quoted 175/person. And you are correct, at least this will save me the trouble booking those separately. thanks!

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Posted by husun on 31/10/2010 at 16:23

Hi Sarah,


thank you so much for the guide. Yes, there are meals in the package but I assume the BLD won't cost me too much if I were to buy our own. After doing research, I found that for the same package with the 4 berth soft sleeper, most quoted 175/person. And you are correct, at least this will save me the trouble booking those separately. thanks!

#4 husun has been a member since 28/10/2010. Location: Japan. Posts: 35

Posted by husun on 31/10/2010 at 16:25

Hi Sarah,


thank you so much for the guide. Yes, there are meals in the package but I assume the BLD won't cost me too much if I were to buy our own. After doing research, I found that for the same package with the 4 berth soft sleeper, most quoted 175/person. And you are correct, at least this will save me the trouble booking those separately. thanks!

#5 husun has been a member since 28/10/2010. Location: Japan. Posts: 35


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