Established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa today is the tourism centre of the northwest.
Sapa is oriented to make the most of the spectacular views emerging on clear days; it overlooks a plunging valley, with mountains towering above on all sides. Views of this epic scenery are often subdued by thick mist rolling across the peaks, but even when it's cloudy, local hill-tribe people fill the town with colour.
If you were expecting a quaint alpine town, recalibrate your expectations. Modern tourism development has mushroomed haphazardly. Thanks to rarely enforced building-height restrictions, Sapa's skyline is continually thrusting upwards.
But you're not here to hang out in town. This is northern Vietnam's premier trekking base, from where hikers launch themselves into a surrounding countryside of cascading rice terraces and tiny hill-tribe villages that seem a world apart. Once you've stepped out into the lush fields, you'll understand the Sapa area's real charm.
The northwest market town of Sapa is colorful and charming, providing the perfect oasis in the midst of a strenuous mountain trek or rice-paddy tour. The Gothic stone church at the center of town is a bull’s-eye in the center of shops and stalls, serving as a reminder of the town’s French missionary influence. Dine on Vietnamese or European-inspired cuisine downtown, and don’t miss the Saturday night "love market," one of the most potent—and strictest—single’s nights imaginable.
- Trek up to Ham Rong Mountain
- Trekking to Cat Cat Village which is occupied by the Black H'Mong tribe
- Explore Sapa town or shopping at Sapa Market
DAY 1: HA NOI - SAPA - VISIT HAM RONG MOUNTAIN ( L, D )
8:00 Am. Our car and tourguide will pick you up at the meeting point then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai high-way. Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sa Pa.
12.00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel, have lunch.
12:30: You will begin the trek up Hàm Rồng Mountain. There are several well tended flower gardens along the way. Going through two Heaven Gates, you will get the top of Ham Rong Mountain. Up here, you will have a sensational specticular views of the Hoàng Liên Sơn Mountains, including Vietnam’s highest peak - Mount Fanxipan. This is an enjoyable outing, but it’s not the north face of Everest so you will go down in time for dinner.
18:00: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. Overnight at hotel in Sa Pa.
Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities (H’Mong, Dazo. int Lao Cai in pacticular and Northwest of Vietnam in general.
Hàm Rồng Mountain
DAY 2: SA PA - CAT CAT VILLAGE - HANOI ( B, L)
07:00 Am. After breakfast, you will start trekking to Cat Cat Village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. You will experience the tribal way of life while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village.
Coming here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. After that, you will go back to hotel to check out and be on time for lunch.
14:00: Free time to explore Sapa town or go shopping at Sapa Market.
15:00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sa Pa!” and drive back to Hanoi.
17:00. We arrive in Ha Noi. End of services - see you next time!
Cat Cat village
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***Rates are in USD per person
- Children under 5 years old are FOC.
- Children from 5 - 11 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 12 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.
Tour Price Includes:
- Sapa Express Bus transfers Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi 29 seats with air-conditioner, travel blanket, pillow,…
- Welcome drink (tea, café), candy at our office
- Free wifi, water, wet tissue on Sapa Express Bus
- Transportation as programme
- Accommodation at hotel (2 - 3 persons/room)
- English speaking guide during the tour (enthusiastic, experienced)
- Meals as mentioned on itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
- Entrance fees according to programme (Cat Cat village, Ham Rong mountain)
- Mineral Water
- Wet Tissue
Tour Price Excludes:
- Other drinks and meals that are not mentioned above
- Personal expenses & Tips
- Other services were not mentioned in the inclusion