Embrace the Majestic Beauty of Sapa

Welcome To Sapa

Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province in Northwest Vietnam close to the Chinese border. It is located about 350km Northwest of Hanoi. Here is where one will find the Hoang Lien Son mountain ranges which include Fan Si Pan - the country's highest peak.

This quiet Sapa town is home to a population that consists mostly of minority groups. There are five main ethnic groups in Sapa: the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho. 

It was only when the French arrived in Tonkin in the 19th century that Sapa was acknowledged and included on the national map. It was only in 1993 that Sapa became accessible to many, as this was the year Sapa opened for tourists.

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Top Reasons To Travel To Sapa

Find out why travelers from all over the world are flocking to Sapa and why it should be your next travel destination.

  1. The Incredible Scenery
    Sapa is favored by nature for many spectacular sceneries whether under clear skies or hidden in the mist, a rustic beauty mixed with the breath of the mountains and forests. Lush green rice fields hug the sides of the mountains like contours on a map together with the majestic natural scenery of Bac waterfall, Ham Rong mountain, and Muong Hoa valley,...
  2. Year-round Moderate Weather
    Sa Pa is located at an altitude of 1500m above sea level, so the year-round temperature is always cool, the annual average temperature is only about 18 - 20 degrees Celsius. Therefore, it is a great place to escape the scorching weather of the cities in Vietnam. Sapa's cool temperature and fresh air will make you feel relaxed and refresh.
  3. The Minority Communities
    Sa Pa is the residence of several ethnic groups: the Blue Hmong, the Red Dao, the Tay, etc., thus having a diverse culture. In addition to visiting around, immersing in the daily lifestyle to better understand the lives as well as the culture of the indigenous people is also an interesting activity to explore Sapa.
  4. A Great Place To hike and cycle
    Sapa is northern Vietnam’s premier hiking destination and also one of the best places for cycling. Whether visitors want to wander through the foothills for hours or do some lengthier and more strenuous exploring like conquering the Fansipan, they will still be able to enjoy the majestic scenery when traveling between the small villages dotting the landscape.
  5. The roof of Indochina
    At 3,143m high, Mount Fansipan is the highest peak in all of Indochina where tourists can be immersed in cloud heaven and experience walking on clouds. On the cable car getting to the peak, tourists have a chance to see the amazing natural landscape at an altitude of thousands of meters.
  6. Explore Sapa Traditional Markets
    To understand more about the culture and daily life in Sapa, tourists should participate in traditional markets. These markets are usually held on early Sundays until late afternoon. Markets are not only for trading but also for the locals socializing and unwinding after hard working days.

Top Day Tours In Sapa

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2 Days Sapa Trekking In Cat Cat And Ta Van Village From Hanoi
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3D2N Trekking to Sapa Villages and Fansipan Peak from Hanoi
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Sapa Trekking Experience 3D2N from Hanoi
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Sapa Tour 2 Days Explore Fansipan Peak and Cat Cat Village from Hanoi

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Sapa Package Tours

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Top Things To Do In Sapa

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Trekking in magnificient scenery of Sapa
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Incredible trips to Bac Ha market to interact with ethnic minorities
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Cable car experience through Muong Hoa Valley to Fansipan Peak
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Explore the Tavan & Taphin village
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Visit Cat Cat Village

Trip Ideas By Styles

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Culture 6
Biking 2
Natural 8
Hiking 3
City Break 2


Sapa Travel Guides

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