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Top 5 Sapa tourism experiences you should know in 2023

Content 26/06/2023 55

You are planning to go to Sapa but do not know what to prepare, by what means of transport, how to eat and drink, the following Sapa travel experiences will help you solve this problem. Let's refer to HoaBinh Tourist right now.

1. What season is beautiful in Sapa?

Sapa is a highland district in Lao Cai province, where it rarely snows in Vietnam. The natural landscape in Sapa is exploited with human creativity, with the topography of mountains and hills, the green of the forest, the villages, the terraced fields. All appear as a carefully painted picture, arranged in a harmonious layout, clearly showing the inherent beauty of the Northwest highlands.

Experience Sapa in spring with romantic flower gardens

Located at the foot of the majestic Hoang Lien Son range and only 5-6 hours from Hanoi by highway, Sapa is an ideal destination all year round. In addition to the terraced fields in the ripe rice season, Sapa also attracts tourists thanks to the beauty of many other destinations.

The climate in Sapa is cool all year round and more specifically, in one day, you will experience 4 seasons of the year: spring weather in the morning, summer weather in the afternoon, and fog in the afternoon. Fall makes it feel like autumn, and finally, at night, it's as cold as winter. Therefore, at any time of the year, Sapa's natural scenery also contains many miracles.

In the summer, Sapa wears an overflowing shirt full of youth

However, the most popular times to travel include:

- Spring: This is the season when apricot, plum, and peach blossoms bloom. People here also become more cheerful with colorful dresses, immersing themselves in the atmosphere of Tet. Therefore, many people have chosen spring (from February to early May) as the time to come to Sapa to admire the beauty of nature and people here.

- Rice season: In Sapa, there is only one crop, so if you want to see Sapa in the green rice season, the best time is around July to September, and immerse yourself in the scenery when Sapa puts on the golden shirt of Sapa. Ripe rice is around October to December.

Admire the golden terraced fields in the ripe rice season in Sapa

  • Winter: The winter in Sapa is very cold, covered with white snow - this is probably the reason why many people want to come here. You can see the snow all over the roads, houses, and forests.

Experience winter in Sapa with impressive white snow

2. How to move to Sapa?

Sapa has long become an attractive tourist destination in the North, so the traffic here is very convenient, and there are many means of transportation for you to choose from. If you are from the Central or South, the most convenient means of transport is by plane or train to Hanoi, then from Hanoi to Sapa. The following are the most popular means of transport from Hanoi:

- Train: This means of transport is safer than cars and motorbikes, and there is a service to buy and deliver tickets to your home. Besides, you should choose the bed of the night train to save time, because early the next morning you will be in Lao Cai. However, the train only takes you to Lao Cai station, so you have to catch the car yourself to Sapa.

Traveling Sapa by train - a memorable experience

- Passenger car: Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway has been opened to traffic, so going from Hanoi to Sapa is faster than by train. However, with this vehicle, you should call the garage in advance to ask for prices and book tickets. It is best to take a sleeper bus. The bus operators running the Hanoi - Sapa route are famous today, such as: Sao Viet, Interbus Lines, Shuttle Bus, etc.

Di chuyển đến Sapa bằng xe khách - an toàn và tiết kiệm

- Private car: You can use your own car to go to Sapa; however, driving continuously for 4 hours on unfamiliar terrain makes you quite stressed and tired. So if you use this vehicle, you need to go with another person who knows how to drive to take turns.

- Motorcycle: This is a suitable vehicle for those who are adventurous and like to travel. But if the weather is not favorable on certain days, it will cause quite a lot of difficulties and dangers along the way.

When you come to Sapa, if you do not have personal transportation, you can rent a car for 100,000–150,000 VND/day; just need to deposit the ID card for the car owner. Some reputable motorbike rental shops you can refer to are: Hoc Ly, Milks Sapa, Mr. Chinh, etc. Or you can also choose a motorbike taxi to go to tourist attractions or take a walk. Around town to see the beautiful scenery here is also an interesting idea when exploring Sapa.

3. Where to stay when traveling in Sapa?

When you come to Sapa, of course, you will spend the whole day visiting, eating, and exploring the culture here, so only return to the accommodation in the evening. Therefore, choosing accommodation also becomes easier, especially when Sapa has been and is a tourist destination in the North.

Traveling to Sapa, you can stay at homestays, hotels...

Sapa has a variety of accommodation options for you to choose from, including motels, homestays in villages, hostels, cheap hotels, 4 to 5 star hotels, and isolated luxury resorts. Resorts in Sapa have notable places such as Topas Ecolodge, Sapa Jade Hill, Hôtel de la Coupole - MGallery, Silk Path Grand, etc.

If you choose a homestay or hostel, go to villages like Cat Cat, Lao Chai, and Ta Van to enjoy the peaceful space of the Northwest mountains. Dorm room prices from 100,000 VND per person, and bungalow double room prices from 500,000 VND. Some favorite homestays are Rock Garden Sapa Homestay, La Do Homestay, Love House Homestay Sapa...

4. What to explore in Sapa?

Sapa is a land of humility, quiet but hidden by many miracles of natural scenery. Sapa's natural landscape is combined with human creativity along with mountainous terrain, and the green color of that, like a picture, is arranged in a harmonious layout to create an area with many poetic scenes. attractive . The unique feature of Sapa has retained many tourists, and to discover this magical land, you should not miss the following destinations:

Fansipan Peak - this is the highest mountain in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, also known as the roof of Indochina.

- Cat Cat village: This is a handicraft weaving village that still retains its culture, and is one of the places worth visiting in Sapa.

- Heaven Gate: This is located more than 10 kilometers from Sapa town to the north and has a beautiful view and fresh, windy air.

Sapa is favored by nature with many attractive destinations

- Sapa Stone Church - the symbol of Sapa Town. This is not only a living place for parishioners here but also an attractive tourist destination. It can be said that this is an architectural masterpiece in the northwest.

- Ham Rong Mountain with unique Ham Rong flower garden built according to the natural terrain of the mountain.

- Lao Chai village - Ta Van, Cat Cat, Ta Phinh, Ancient Monastery, Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall, Heaven's Gate in Sapa - O Quy Ho Pass, Rose Valley, Indochina Roof - Fansipan Peak, Sapa Market, etc.—are attractive destinations that you should not miss.

5. What to eat and drink when exploring Sapa?

Coming to Sa Pa, you must eat grilled food because this is a dish that is ubiquitous and has many varieties, from skewers of pork, chicken, and vegetables to eggs, corn, potatoes, and lam rice. Barbecue prices range from 20,000 to 100,000 VND each. In addition, salmon and sturgeon cooked in a hot pot or eaten raw are also very popular. A hot pot costs 300,000 - 600,000 VND and is suitable for 3 - 6 people to eat. The specialty restaurants that visitors can refer to are Thang Co A Quynh on Thach Son Street, fish hotpot dishes at Hotpot Center on Xuan Vien Street, and grilled sizzling dishes at Hai Yen Restaurant.

Traveling to Sapa, don't forget to enjoy the specialties here

For young travelers who love food and a youthful atmosphere, they should come to My Grill (Dien Bien Phu Street), specializing in charcoal grilled dishes, or Tuk Tuk Chicken Shop with grilled spicy ribs, cheese shakes, and H' Mong Pizza at Pi's Boutique. There are also many cafes in the town center for visitors to choose from. However, if you want to find a quiet space with a view of the valley or mountains, you can go to Coong Cafe (with Coong homestay on the way to Cat Cat village), Viettrekking (Hoang Lien street), Gem Valley Cafe (village), or Sand Sand.

Above is the Sapa tourism experiences you should know 2023. Hopefully, this article will help you have a happy and complete Sapa trip. For any information that needs advice, please contact HoaBinh Tourist via hotline: 0913.311.911 to book a tour and get a specific quote.



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