Everyone loves Sapa, and I ain’t exaggerated one bit. Sapa tours are always booked all year around. Especially to those who love trekking, Sapa tours are the absolute ideal tours. It has all its take to make your visit to be adventurous, romantic, challenging, refreshing, enthusiasm, or whatever what you would like it to be.
If you are planning to find your inner self while enjoying nature in Sapa, you’re on the right track. Come on a Sapa tour and challenge yourself to experience all the 8 things below:
Conquer the Fansipan
Fansipan is the highest mountain in Indochina with its height at 3143 meters. Most of the travellers who come to Sapa is for the fun of Sapa trekking, and Fansipan is one of it. The difficulties while hiking uphill the Fansipan mountain are making people back down of the journey.
Conquering the Fansipan Mountain
That just make the people who make it feel exceptionally satisfied, accomplished and in controlled of themself. If you are interested in the Fansipan tour, and would like to read more on it, read it here.
Admire the beautiful fascinating terrace fields in Sapa tours
Sapa owns the most marvelous terrace fields in Indochina region, as most of Sapa is mountainous. You’ll be able to see the endless terrace fields made by Sapa people to grow their rice. If you come on a Sapa tour during September, you’ll be stunned of how remarkable they look while the rice is mature and ready to be harvested.
The endless terrace fields – Sapa trekking tours
Hiking the Ham Rong
To observe all of Sapa from 1800 meter height, you can hike up to Ham Rong. It didn’t take as long as you hike up the Fansipan, but still give you the similar experience once you reach the top. Up on this height, you can be able to view Sapa in full frame, and “feel” the cloud right in front of your eyes. There is a small garden on the way up to Ham Rong hill, vibrant colour flowers and fresh air definitely will put yourself at ease.
Ham Rong Mountain at top looking down to its garden
Take a stroll down in Sapa
It may surprise you, but people love to come to Sapa just to walk. You can walk for hours and hours at your own pace without feeling tired at all. Some do use motorcycle or bicycle, but the native here does walk A LOT. It is the primary mode of how other people in Sapa gets around. The peaceful feeling you experience here whenever you take a walk down a street, up a mountain, or go on a Sapa trekking day tour just make you want to stay here a bit longer.
Walking is the primary mode of transportation in Sapa
Watching the sunset in Sapa
Travelling to new places empower you to enjoy every moment of the day, and watching sunset is the one thing you have to witness in Sapa. It doesn’t take long at all, and for some, it does feel like the time just slows down on its own.
Gazing out into the vast, the purply Sapa’s sky, it will inspire you to embrace the nature, your own present and a 20 minutes without your phone. People may be laughing at this right now, but let’s face it, in this digital era, it’s hard to put your phone down.
Watching sunset in Sapa
Nothing like sunset in Sapa, the sunset is vibrant in the summer with set of red and orange arrays, while sorrowful in the winter with purply pink arrays. Sapa celebrates the sunset with its night time activities such as love market on Saturday night, food market, and a shopping street on all week. It is far from quietness and not even close to being noisy. Just like other cities here in Vietnam, it starts to bring down the shutters by 10pm.
Spend a night at an ethnic homestay
Sapa has 7 ethnic group live in Sapa, mostly are H’mong, who speaks fluent English and can help you tour around Sapa or find you a homestay in their own hometown. This has become really popular in Sapa, and don’t you worry about the living condition at the homestay, I’m positive they aren’t living in the ancient caves. Waking up at a homestay to a homemade meal, which ingredients are straight up from their own home.
Silver Falls (Thac Bac Waterfall), Love Falls (Thac Tinh Yeu) and the O Quy Ho Mountain Pass
The waterfalls are 12 kilometers away from the central of Sapa. The water here is cooling and truly revitalizing. Apart from the magnificent scenery, you will get to hear the reason behind their names. From those falls, you can stop by O Quy Ho Mountain Pass, to take in the captivating beauty of the meandering paths connected Lai Chau and Lao Cao Province. Next to it is the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. At it feet is where the ethnic minorities live, merge in with these mountain range for centuries.
Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and its magnificent beauty looking from O Quy Ho Mountain Pass
Savor the food
Sapa is rich in culture as well as its food. Its specialties are salmon served fresh as sashimi which you can wrap up with the Vietnamese traditional rice wrappers dipping in a mixture of wasabi and soy sauce or have it as is; grilled Cap Nach pig which taste absolutely delicious and unique that you won’t find elsewhere; BBQ sold on the food market will make your craving uncontrollable.
I have seen people who keep coming back to Sapa every single year to be completely calm while in awe with the ethnic people here. Sapa trekking is the #1 bucket list for not just tourists but also Vietnamese local who live in the city and got piled up with works.
The great thing about Sapa is you can visit it anytime in the year and the weather won’t betray you. It’s cool in the summer, can be a bit cold in the winter, but it’s doable, not freezing and stormy at all. Come and check Sapa out. I bet you won’t regret!
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