The average price of a 7-day trip to Lao Cai is $532 for a solo traveler, $955 for a couple, and $1,791 for a family of 4. Lao Cai hotels range from $28 to $126 per night with an average of $49, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Dien Bien Phu Airport (DIN) are between $121 and $151 per person for economy flights and $380 to $474 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $23 to $47 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Lao Cai, VN

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DIN and stay in a Lao Cai hotel:

  • July 16th to May 13th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Lao Cai is usually early to mid October.

 

Average Lao Cai Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Lao Cai for a week is $467-$741($67-$106 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $47 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $132 to $136 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $46 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $29 to $35 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Lao Cai for a week is $738-$1,236($105-$177 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $94 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $264 to $272 for economy

Lodging: $35 to $46 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $29 to $35 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Lao Cai for a week is $1,436-$2,412($205-$345 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $188 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $528 to $544 for economy

Lodging: $70 to $92 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $44 to $56 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Lao Cai

How cheap can you make a vacation to Lao Cai? The cheapest trip to Lao Cai is about $46 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 47% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $23.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Lao Cai for a week is $322-$583($46-$83 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $10 to $21 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $132 to $136 for economy

Lodging: $23 to $28 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Lao Cai for a week is $524-$866($75-$124 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $20 to $42 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $264 to $272 for economy

Lodging: $23 to $28 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Lao Cai for a week is $1,000-$1,612($143-$230 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $84 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $528 to $544 for economy

Lodging: $46 to $56 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very easy to travel to Lao Cai cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Lao Cai Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Lao Cai.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Lao Cai for a week is $1,046-$6,330($149-$904 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $94 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $366 to $392 for first class

Lodging: $62 to $126 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Lao Cai for a week is $1,720-$7,380($246-$1,054 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $188 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $732 to $784 for first class

Lodging: $62 to $126 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Lao Cai for a week is $3,440-$11,592($491-$1,656 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $176 to $376 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,464 to $1,568 for first class

Lodging: $124 to $252 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,232 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Lao Cai Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Lao Cai is much lower than the average city. On average vacation rentals are less expensive than hotels. Luxury hotels are more expensive in Lao Cai due to hotel employees. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Lao Cai Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Lao Cai hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Lao Cai.

 

Flight Costs to Lao Cai

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $151 average in early to mid July to a low of $121 in early to mid October. Median flight price is $150. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Lao Cai our data includes 2 originating airports, and 6 airlines. The area has less variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Lao Cai from an airport like Noibai International (HAN) in Hanoi (Vietnam) for an average $143 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Noibai International (HAN) in Hanoi (Vietnam) at an average of just $143.–>

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Saturday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Saturday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Lao Cai, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $30, so you can easily save about 25% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Lao Cai can easily cost $160 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $10 per person. Private tours can cost $314 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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