Very few tour companies travel to Sapa but we think it’s well worth the journey. The accommodation can be basic but it’s an experience well worth doing. Our guide will help you get stocked up with wine and snacks for the journey which should take around eight hours. Take a pack of cards!
Why we travel by overnight train in Vietnam
Vietnam's air-conditioned trains are safe and comfortable
The train journeys are a genuine Vietnamese experience in themselves and an integral part of your visit to Vietnam
There’s no option for dinner on board so be sure to pre-purchase supplies
Relax with a glass of wine or two in your shared cabins as you hurtle through the impressive landscapes
Sleep in a 4 berth cabin, enjoying way more comfort than backpacking standard