The average price of a 7-day trip to Sapa is $876 for a solo traveler, $1,573 for a couple, and $2,949 for a family of 4. Sapa hotels range from $50 to $228 per night with an average of $88, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $380 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 $40 to $94 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 Sapa, VN

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

  • July 16th to May 13th

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

 

Average Sapa Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Sapa for a week is $598-$1,367($85-$195 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $94 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $132 to $121 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $98 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $31 to $37 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Sapa for a week is $988-$2,206($141-$315 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $188 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $264 to $242 for economy

Lodging: $84 to $98 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $31 to $37 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Sapa for a week is $1,906-$4,292($272-$613 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $376 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $528 to $484 for economy

Lodging: $168 to $196 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $43 to $59 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Sapa

How cheap can you make a vacation to Sapa? The cheapest trip to Sapa is about $55 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 35% 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 $41.

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 Sapa for a week is $385-$687($55-$98 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $19 to $38 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $132 to $121 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $50 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Sapa for a week is $650-$1,074($93-$153 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $38 to $76 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $264 to $242 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $50 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $40 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Sapa for a week is $1,252-$2,148($179-$307 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $76 to $152 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $528 to $484 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $100 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $56 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Sapa cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Sapa Trip

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

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Sapa for a week is $1,590-$6,523($227-$932 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $197 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $352 to $356 for first class

Lodging: $113 to $228 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Sapa for a week is $2,502-$8,258($357-$1,180 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $394 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $704 to $712 for first class

Lodging: $113 to $228 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $380 to $798 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Sapa for a week is $5,004-$14,602($715-$2,086 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $320 to $788 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,408 to $1,424 for first class

Lodging: $226 to $456 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $608 to $1,277 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Sapa Hotel Prices

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

Sapa 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 Sapa 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 a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Sapa.

 

Flight Costs to Sapa

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 Sapa our data includes 2 originating airports, and 6 airlines. The area has less variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Sapa 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 Sapa, 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 Sapa can easily cost $280 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $19 per person. Private tours can cost $568 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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