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Sapa Tours

Classic Northern Vietnam 9 days 8 nights

Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Long - Cat Ba - Hanoi

Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights

Prices starting from:
455 USD/pax

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Amazing Ha Long bay and Sapa group tour 6 days 5 nights from Hanoi

Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hanoi

Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights

Prices starting from:
275 USD/pax

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Ha Long and Sapa 5 days 4 nights Group tour By Bus

Hanoi - Halong - Sapa

Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights

Prices starting from:
255 USD/pax

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Combo Hanoi – Ha Long – Sapa Group Tour 5 days 4 nights

Hanoi - Sapa - Halong - Hanoi

Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights

Prices starting from:
252 USD/pax

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Amazing North Vietnam 7 days 6 nights travel package

Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hanoi

Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights

Prices starting from:
425 USD/pax

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Sapa Bac Ha Market Tour 2 days 1 night (depart Saturday)

Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Fansipan Mountain - Muong Hoa Valley - Y Linh Ho Village - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village.

Duration: 2 days/ 1 nights

Prices starting from:
149 USD/pax

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About Sapa Tours


Sapa is an incredibly beautiful mountainous town in the northwest of Vietnam. Sapa is famous for its breathtaking scenery of the mountainous valleys and rice terrace fields as well as the colorful and vibrant culture of tribal minorities. Located at 1500 meters above sea level, Sapa benefits a clement climate throughout the year. Sapa lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border, known as "the Tonkinese Alps" with the highest peak in Indochina - Fansipan.

With all that to offer, Sapa is a hotspot to plan your trekking trip at various difficulty levels. It could be an easy trekking in the afternoon or a multi-day trekking trip through different villages, or even more, a mountain climbing trip to Fansipan - the peak of the Tonkinese Alps. From Hanoi, you can travel to Sapa by private car, train, and bus after around 6 hours of driving per way. To this day, Sapa has provided a wide range of accommodation choices for visitors from homestay, bed & breakfast, to luxurious hotels.

THE FABULOUS LANDSCAPE OF RICE TERRACES IN SAPA

Perched at 1600 meters high, on the breath-taking Hoang Lien Son mountain chain, Sapa is a really popular destination among hiking lovers who enjoy vibrant encounters. The region of Sapa is indeed the land of many ethnic minorities, such as the Black Hmong and Red Dao people, still very attached to their ancestral traditions.

History of Sapa

Little town lost in the Tonkinese Mountains, Sapa rose during the early 20th century when the railway line opened, linking HaÏphong to Lao Caï. After the construction of a military sanatorium and a Catholic Mission, colons settled down in Sapa and built a health resort so that French people of Hanoi could enjoy a refreshing outing during great summer heats. Then, 30 years of war made Sapa fall into oblivion and it is only during the 1990s that Sapa started its touristic activities and therefore, once again, became a very popular destination in terms of outdoor activities and beautiful natural landscapes.

Sapa - The great hiking destination of North Vietnam

Sapa has unique landscapes that are undeniably some of the most spectacular of North Vietnam. The nearby mountains and valleys are entirely covered in rice terraces, offering beautiful sights. These grandiose sceneries are the background setting of many hiking trails. Depending on your level and your desires, several types of trek are available, from a few hours long walk to several day-long hikes with nights in local villages.

Hiking in Sapa is really just a subtle excuse to go and meet many some of the many ethnic minorities living in the area. Even though you can encounter them in Sapa’s city center, it will always be far more interesting to meet them in their village, where they can show you their ancestral traditions and give you that warm welcoming they’re so well known for.

Sapa - The Vietnam ethnic minorities

Sapa is home to a beautiful patchwork of ethnicities, among them the large communities of Black Hmong and Red Dao. Representing over 50% of Sapa’s total population, Black Hmong people form the biggest ethnic group of the region. They are easily identifiable by their sober indigo outfits. Men and women wear black pants with some kind of gaiters covering their lower legs and feet. As for Dao women, their traditional outfit is identifiable by a voluminous red headdress and an indigo jacket with red ornaments on it. Both Dao and Hmong women wear beautiful silver jewelry.

From Sapa, meeting these locals is easily doable after a few hour-long car ride. Moreover, it could be the occasion to stop by the ethnic market of Bac Ha which takes place every Sunday, drawing many ethnicities including the Hmong Fleur, recognized by their colorful outfits.

Sapa - The Mount Fansipan, the roof of Indochina

In Sapa, sport enthusiasts can try to climb Mount Fansipan which, peaking at 3143 meters high, is Vietnam’s highest mountain top. This quite challenging trek will require 2 to 3 days to reach the top ot the mountain. For the less adventurers, it is now possible to get on the roof of Indochina as well by cable-car. If the weather is not too cloudy, once at the top, you can enjoy a breathtaking sight of the Tonkinese Alps and the mountain chain of Hoang Lien Son.

Sapa - the nature-oriented destination

Sapa is definitely a destination for nature lovers, due to its exceptional setting. In addition to hiking, in Sapa you can:

Discover Love and Silver Waterfalls, located on the way to Tram Ton pass at 1900 meters altitude, which is also the highest pass you can access by car. If the weather is nice, the sight is beautiful, especially on Mount Fan Si Pan.

Contemplate the petroglyphs of Sapa, classified as national and historical heritage. Carved on quartzite stones scattered on the side of a valley, those petroglyphs remain today an enigma after being discovered a century ago now.

Discover the Ham Rong mountain and its gorgeous gardens, filled with roses, hortensias, rhododendrons and orchids.

Take a bath in a mix of medicinal plants, Dao Rouge’s specialty.

The transportation to Sapa

- By night train from Hanoi to Lao Caï in a sleeper cab. Once arrived to La Caï, it takes an hour-long ride to get to Sapa.

- By bus, very comfortable, making Hanoi to Sapa in 5 hours. You can travel to Sapa using: Limousine bus to Sapa or Sleeping bus to Sapa

The travel time to Sapa

Be careful about the season you choose to go to Sapa. The best periods are during April, May, June, end of September, October and November.

Rice planting is in May, so the rice terraces are beautifully green in July and turn to a gorgeous yellow in August. The rice is then collected during the end of September and early October. Discover Sapa tours or Sapa tours from Hanoi now !