Enjoy The Beauty Of Sa Pa In Just 3 Days – Just about 5-6 hours drive from Hanoi. Sa Pa is a paradise to escape hot weather in summer and also one of the most beautiful terrace rice fields places to see the Northwest.
How to get to Sapa?
Car: You can go by car at the My Dinh (Hanoi) or Limousine to sit comfortably. The Ha Noi – Lao Cai Expressway shortens the travel time from the capital to Sa Pa to 5-6 hours. If traveling by car, you should choose to move from the previous night, boarding a car to sleep in the morning in Sa Pa. Ticket price is about 170,000 – 350,000 depending on the bus line.
Train: You book train tickets online or buy at the Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station (usually runs at 21-22h daily) then take the bus from Lao Cai – Sapa. Since you have to get off and get off the bus again, you need to consider. Train tickets range from 155,000 to 700,000 depending on the type of chair or bed you choose.
Move in Sa Pa: If you go self-sufficient, you should rent a motorbike. The road in Sa Pa is very steep so you should carefully check the brakes. The price of motorbike rental is about 100,000 – 200,000 VND per day depending on type of motorbike.
Sa Pa has all kinds of accommodation for you to choose. From motels, homestay in the village, hostel, up to 4-5 star hotels, luxury resort isolated. In addition to the homestay style, quite interesting, with a beautiful view and suitable for self-sufficient travelers. Price one night here from 250,000 VND per person. With Sapa resort there are places worth noting: Topas Ecolodge, Sapa Jade Hill, …
If you choose homestay, look for villages like Cat Cat, Lao Chai, Ta Van or Ban Ho villages
Come to Sa Pa, you can not ignore the specialties of Northwest. Such as, mite, fish hotpot (sturgeon, salmon), grilled skewered meat, lam rice, pork from village, hill chicken. If you go to many people can choose the hotpot fish, salmon, each pot about 300,000 to 600,000, enough for 3-6 people to eat. Grilled skewers can be found in many places, especially the sidewalk or Sa Pa night market. Each type of meat and vegetables are priced at 10,000 – 20,000 VND.
- Climbing Ham Rong – Sa Pa Church – walking street in town
- Visit Cat Cat – O Quy Ho Pass – Silver Falls – Love Waterfall
- Mountain train and cable car to Fansipan peak – shopping – back to Hanoi
Ham Rong Mountain and Sa Pa Church are two popular tourist destinations in the heart of the town. With fairy and ghost landscape, Ham Rong Mountain attracts a lot of visitors. The lowest point of the mountain is 1,450m, and the highest peak of 1,800m.
From the top of the mountain, you can see the most popular tourist attractions of Sa Pa town. Such as Muong Hoa valley, Ta Van village, Cat Cat village … Ham Rong suitable for organizing a picnic, combine meals and shopping, sightseeing because on the way up the mountain there are countless restaurants with beautiful flower gardens. The price of tour Ham Rong mountain resort is 70,000 VND for adults and 20,000 VND for children.
After going to Ham Rong Mountain, you return to the town center not far away to visit Sa Pa Stone Church. This is the symbolic work of the mountain town was started in 1895. The church was built in the shape of a Gothic style, represented in the roof, bell tower, arch … are pyramids make up the flight. Bound for the building.
The small streets in central Sapa are also interesting places for you to explore. Here there are many cafes, restaurants, bars or spa services, bathing medicine on Cau May Road, Muong Hoa, Ngu Chi Son … At the weekend, you can also join Sa Pa love market. right at the square in front of the Rock Church.
The second day’s schedule is more moving so you need to eat adequate attention and dress appropriately. Cat Cat is located 2 km from Sa Pa center so you can choose trekking or motorbike. This is a peaceful Black H’mong village, preserving many traditional and traditional handicrafts such as weaving, silver carving, jewelry making …
The road to the beautiful village, you will go through the curves of the winding curves, the two sides are the terraced fields fill up the roof of the country. Passing the Si bridge to the center of Cat Cat village, converging the three streams: Fairy stream, Golden stream and Silver stream. Visiting the village, besides exploring the life of H’mong people, you also have the opportunity to buy handicraft products as gifts, enjoy the local produce.
After lunch, you can go to Love waterfall right next to Cat Cat with 20,000 VND per person. Then you drive to Silver Falls about 12 km west of the town center.
3 km from the Silver Falls is the peak of O Quy Ho Pass. It’s one of the longest, most dangerous and majestic mountain pass in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam. The 50 km long pass, located on 4D Highway, connects Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Standing from the top of the pass, you will surely feel overwhelmed and realize that you are small in nature in the mountains and forests of the Northwest. Note, watch the time to pass around 17h – 17h30 because you will be watching the “eyes” sunset scene has just let down.
Before returning to the train for hours, you choose to take the cable car and mountain climbing to Fansipan peak without losing too much strength. In the morning you line up for a ticket at the mountain train station opposite Sapa Town Square.
To reach the top of Fansipan you follow the climbing trains and cable cars, then one more train ride or climb 600 steps. Each ship lasts about 6-7 minutes, each cable lasts about 30 minutes. Those who like to walk can climb the stairs, visit the spiritual community on Fansipan Kim Son Bao Thang Tu, tower 11 floors, the statue Bodhisattva Bodhisattva, the largest Buddha Amitabha Buddha bronze Vietnam, … In addition, at the station of cable car and mountain climbing there are shops selling souvenirs, restaurants … serve the needs of shopping and dining of visitors.
At the top of Fansipan, if you are lucky to go on a sunny day. You will be able to see the sea breeze and have a much better picture. However, the weather on the top of the mountain often has thick fog and rain, pay attention to bring your coat, umbrella, camera preservation, phone to prevent mold.
The time to visit and admire Fansipan can cost you all one morning. Afternoon is the time to rest, eat and prepare to return to Hanoi.
Sa Pa is cool all year round, the end of the year is often colder and even snowfall. If your tour to Sapa this time, you should be equipped with:
- Outerwear, scarf, hat
- Raincoat or umbrella to prevent rain and dew.
- Sports shoes for walking, trekking villages.
- Insect repellent, cold medicine
All things need to know before travel sapa here.