About Sapa:

• Sapa district located in Lao Cai Province, Sapa town is 350 KM Northwest of Hanoi

• Sapa is a popular trekking base and famous with the terraced rice fields of the Muong Hoa Valley

• Sapa is near the 3,143m tall Phang Xi Pang peak, which is climbable or cable car is now available

• Many ethnic minorities live in and around Sapa: Kinh (Viet), H’mong, Dao, Tay, Giay, Muong, Thai, Hoa and Xa Pho

• Sapa is proud of its weather: “Four seasons in one day.” Chilly winter in the early morning, spring time after sunrise, summer in afternoon and cold winter at night. Winter is between November and February and is invariably cold, wet and foggy (temperatures can drop to freezing

• There are 8-hour night trains from Hanoi to Sapa which depart around 21.00 PM -22.00 PM and arrive in Lao Cai by 5 or 6 AM next morning. From Lao Cai, travelers have to take another 40 KM car/ bus trip to get to Sapa. There are also other options with sleeping buses or car from Hanoi and they are quite convenient after a new highway from Hanoi to Lao Cai is built

Terraced rice fields, Sapa


Sapa tour options:

• Combine Sapa in your Northwest Vietnam tours

• 2 days/ 1 night with car from Hanoi

• 3 nights/ 2 days Sapa tours by night trains from Hanoi

• 3 nights/ 2 days Sapa tours by night sleeping buses from Hanoi

• 4 days/ 2 nights by night trains or car.

Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa