Sapa tour packages & holidays
Sapa as a tour and holiday destination
Sapa is a picturesque mountain village located 1650 meters above sea level in the northern interior of Vietnam, near to the border of China. Sapa supports a thriving market scene, and several minority ethnic groups from the region -- such as the Pho Lu, Hmong, Dao, Tay and Giay -- come here to buy and sell their goods. Prime shopping opportunities, incredible scenery and budget friendliness has made Sapa a popular destination of holiday travelers to Vietnam. Part of the appeal of Sapa is its remote location. From the bustling metropolis of Hanoi, it takes a few hours train ride to reach Sapa. Sapa can also be reached by bus or by private car. While a trip to Sapa takes time and dedication, once you are there, you know that it was worth all the effort.
Things to do in Sapa
Most people who visit Sapa do so to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Hiking to nearby villages such as Cat Cat and Ta Phin is a favorite activity for visitors here. That being said, it is best to travel during the months of February to October, during the dry season. Sapa receives a fair amount of rain year round, but it is especially during the winter, from November to February. Whenever you travel to Sapa, you will want to bring rain gear such as a waterproof poncho and boots. It will make exploring the region much easier if you are prepared for the weather.
There are a number of quaint cafés, restaurants and guesthouses in Sapa that cater to tourists. Sapa also has a lively night scene, with several bars and pubs that are open late. The Hoang Lien National Park is also nearby, and is a lovely place to hike and see some of the native flora and fauna of the region. An off the beaten path destination, Sapa is the perfect Vietnam destination for those that want to get up close and personal with the land and the indigenous people of Vietnam.