A small northwest town of Vietnam, Sapa is a charming place where you can opt for a strenuous mountain trek or a relaxing rice-paddy field tour. If you are in Sapa during weekend, do not miss to see the unique culture of Mong and Dao ethnic groups in Sapa’s “Saturday Love market.”What to do in SaPa?- Fansipan at 3,143 meters (10,312 ft), it is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula hence its nickname “the Roof of Indochina“. You can reach the peak by cable car or embark on a 2-day Trek.- Rent bike and go around SaPa tour – visit rice terraces and villages.- One can go on a guided tour to tribal settlements on the hills of Sapa.
Day 6 - 8: Trek through the rice fields of Sapa and enjoy its Tribal Hospitality:
Today, you can explore more of the hill tribe villages, or explore the stunning nature in the area. Sa Pa is located near Fansipan Mountain, which is the highest mountain in Vietnam. It is part of the Hoang Lien Mountain range. At the base of the mountain lies Muong Hoa Valley, one of the most beautiful and vast valleys in the region.
To reach from Ha Long Bay to Sapa, you’ll need to go through Hanoi and then northwards towards Lao Cai, the main city near Sa Pa. If you want to save time then you can take an overnight bus from Ha Long Bay to Lao Cai and reach in the early morning.When you reach the main town of Sapa, you’ll immediately be surrounded by the local Black Hmong tribespeople who will offer you homestays. These are mountain villages who sustain themselves on rice plantations. Apart from this, you can also find Flower Hmong and Red Dzau tribes in the area.
Booked the nightbus from the hostel for 12$ to Sa PaStayed close to Sa Pa Lake as it's the center of the village and close to buses. Then rented motorbikes to visit Ta Van for viewing the rice fields without clouds.