Vietnam is a diverse country blessed with sunny and white sanddy beaches in entral and the southern part, delicious cuisine along the country, numerous historical and cultural sites in Hoi An, Hue, Hoi An, world' class heritages in Halong bay, Phong Nha, My Son that offer choices for the first time visitors to Vietnam on their family vacation, couple's vacation or honeymoon.
For people who are looking for an adventure tour in Vietnam, the northeast of Vietnam includes Ha Giang, Dong Van rock plateau, Ba Be lake, Ban Gioc waterfall and the northwest includes Mai Chau valley, Mu Cang Chai, Y Ty and Sapa will be combined to bring you memorable experience on your trekking and homestay tour as you will have opportunities to enjoy the most spectacular landscapes and meet several ethnic groups.
The northeast and northwest tour in Vietnam will take a week or more to see all the highlights, but if you do not have much time, spend your time in Sapa (Vietnam's best hiking destination - This destination ranked 3 among the top 10 Southeast Asian hikes with exciting experiments and activities by Tourism website Skyscanner)
Hiking requires you a lot of energy, but in Sapa tourists have different hiking itineraries from easy to hard. The hiking tour will lead you to beautiful Muong Hoa valley to enjoy stunning rice terraces and explore the villages of the Black H'Mong, Red Dao, Zay, Tay or Xa Pho minority. Homestay is the best option to make your Sapa tour beyond expectations!
Another hiking experience that tourists should do in Sapa is hiking to conquer the highest peak in Vietnam - The Fansipan mount at 3143m above the sea level. The Fansipan hiking tour takes you from 2 days to 4 days which depends on route you want to go or how long you want to be in the jungles. Camping is a must and it is essential to hire a local tour guide and some porters to be with you. Some tourists were reported "dead and missing in jungles", few of them have not founded yet.
Note: The writer of this travel article did climb the Fansipan mount 16 times in 2002 when i worked as the tour guide in Sapa. All trips were safe with lifetime experience. What you need is to book a tour with local Vietnam travel company like Vivutravel.
There is a much easier way to be on the submit of the Fansipan is taking the cable car which takes around 2 hours to get there and back. You will also see great view, but not having the feeling of conqueror.