Visit Lao Cai, Vietnam
Most people arrive at the thriving transport hub of Lao Cai after the overnight train from Hanoi.
If you have not had breakfast on the train, you may wish to have breakfast or a coffee at one of the cafes with a view across the Red River to China.
One of the many cafes right next to the bridge over to China is a smashing place for a bit of people watching!
Suggested itineraries featuring Lao Cai
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Lao Cai, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Lao Cai
Places & hotels on the map
Photos of Lao Cai
Accommodation choices for Lao Cai
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Lao Cai. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Certainly not the Orient Express, but still a great way to reach the inaccessible town of Sapa, tucked away in the Tonkinese Alps.
This train previously operated by the Victoria group provides soft sleeper berths for your overnight journey to and from Lao Cai.