Sapa located in the northwestern province of Lao Cai in Vietnam, this mountain town has long been known as the most stunning destination to visit on a Vietnam travel. Travellers to Sapa can take overnight train from Hanoi for around 9 hours or private car which is 6 hour drive.
Sapa is an ideal place for family, couples, adventurers or honeymooners. below are some of the reasons why tourists should include Sapa in a Vietnam travel package.
Summer in the north of Vietnam is from May to the end of August, it is quite hot as the Sun will dominate from early in the morning to late in in the afternoon. At the attitude of about 1600m above the sea level, Sapa is like an air-conditioner to cool down the heat of Summer.
2. Rice terraces in Sapa
The rice terraces in Sapa have been recognized as the national heritage, the best time to see the rice terraces is from June to September. During this time, photographers and tourists flock to Sapa to take most beautiful photos and admire the beauty of Sapa. Best places to see best rice terraces are Muong Hoa valley in Lao Chai and Ta Van village, Giang Ta Chai village, Su Pan village, Cat Cat village, Ma Tra vilage, Ta Phin village, Hau Thao village. If you want to go on a photography tour in Sapa, it is best to contact Vivutravel, we are simply the expert.
3. Trekking tour in Sapa
If you love nature and outdoor activities, Sapa is the most stunnng place in Vietnam for trekking tour. Ther are many ethnic monority villages around the town and surrounded by picturesque mountains, rice terraces, waterfalls. Trekking tour in Sapa is also a great chance to meet several ethnic groups like Black H'Mong, Red Dao, Tay, Day and Xa Pho who live here for hundred years and still keep their traditional life. It is a unique opportunity to know and learn about their life and culture.
4. Homestay in Sapa
Homestay tour in Vietnam has been very popular as it is the best way to see an authentic Vietnam and Sapa is perfect place for homestay experience. Staying at homestay in Sapa, tourists are welcomed by friendly host, enjoy best local food, and have great time doing things together with the local. Again, homestay is a economical way to travel. A Sapa tour package with a night in hotel in Sapa and a night at homestay is highly recommended. Villages for homestay in Sapa are Ta Van village of the Day, Ta Phin village of the Red Dao, Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao, Ban Ho village of the Tay, etc.
5. Climbing the Fansipan
Fansipan is the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina at 3143m from the sea level. A Fansipan climbing tour can take from 1- 4 days, depending the route that you choose. Travellers should be well prepared to go on this tour. Booking a tour is a must, an experienced tour guide and porters will make sure you get what you pay for.
Climbing the Fansipan brings you the feeling of conquering yourselves, it is adventurous to discover the jungles. However, if your health condition is not ok for the tour, cable car will be the alternative option, which take less than an hour to reach the submit.
6. Waterfalls in Sapa
Can not be compared to the waterfalls in Da Lat or Ban Gioc waterfall in Cao Bang, but waterfalls in Sapa are many and quite nice to visit in rainy season. Cat Cat waterfall, Giang Ta Chai waterfall, Silver waterfall, Love waterfall are some that should be included in your Sapa tour package. What is nicer if you can have a break at the waterfall during your trekking tour?
7. Markets in Sapa
Sapa market opens everyday and tourists should have a look, but Vivutravel suggests that you go on a tour to visit Muong Hum market, Bac Ha market on Sunday, Can Cau market on Saturday, Coc Ly market on Tuesday, Cao Son market on Wednesday. The markets are around 100km from Sapa where different ethnic groups come to trade and entertain themselves with rice wine, good friends after a week of hard work. the markets are like the weekly festivals. Tourists will have a unique chance to explore the market, taste local dishes as well as understand their life and culture.