Where to visit in Sapa and how to travel to Sapa from Hanoi?

Sapa is a nice destination for exploring during the holidays in Vietnam. Vietnam Drive will give you some advice to know where to visit in Sapa and how to travel to Sapa from Hanoi.
Hanoi is the main gate for visitors to start discovering the North of Vietnam. Thus, many tourists often depart from Hanoi to Sapa as well as other destinations: Halong Bay and Ninh Binh.

Ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi, Vietnam:

To travel from Hanoi to Sapa, you need to hire a private car or use shared buses. You should drive on the new highway Ha Noi – Lao Cai. This distance will take about 5 hours to drive; meanwhile, the old road takes 8 to 10 hours to drive.

A private car from Hanoi to Sapa is available to book with many travel agents. The price depends on the number of guests and the type of cars which will be used.

To get a cheap transfer from Hanoi to Sapa, tourists can book limousine van transport. These are new vans and very comfortable to sit while you can enjoy beautiful views along the way to Sapa Vietnam. These limousine transfer to Sapa from Hanoi are chosen to travel a lot.

Once up the mountainous area Sap, you can check to the hotel, relax a little bit; then, visit the town of Sapa including the ancient stone church, Sapa market and colorful streets of the city.

Rice field in Sapa
A rice field in Sapa

Places to visit in Sapa:

In addition to Cat Cat and Ham Rong Mountain which are popular, you can explore many attractive destinations in Sapa: Fansipan Mountain, Cong Troi and O Quy Ho (Sky Gate and O Quy Ho), Muong Hoa Valley, Silver Fall, Tram Ton, Cau May, Hang Tien (Tien Cave), Coc San, the villages of Ta Van, Lao Chai and Ta and ancient rock field.

With travel experience in Sapa – Lao Cai, Vietnam Drive suggests you book a local guide to be easier to go and get more fun. You will come to the tourist attractions in Sapa easily and learn more about the local culture from the local guides.

  1. Fansipan has located 9 km at the southwest from the center of Sapa town. If you stay only 1 or 2 nights, the other tourist destinations in Sapa are recommended to visit. To conquer Fansipan – the roof of Indochina, you must take at least 3 to 5 days. And if you decide to conquer this mountain, you should be prepared and be consulted by an experienced people in advance.
  2. Sky Gate and O Quy Ho pass are located about 18km north of Sapa from the center of town. O Quy Ho Pass is quite winding and narrow so you are required to travel by motorcycle to visit O Quy Ho pass and Sky Gate.
  3. Muong Hoa Valley: Valley Muong Hoa, Hau Thao commune is 8km from Sapa town to the southeast. From Sapa town, you have to go through a high mountain pass (with toll fee 80,000 VND / person) to reach the Muong Hoa valley. The highlights here are the ancient rocks and terraced fields as picturesque. From here, you can also go to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village.
  4. Silver Fall: You go about 12km from Sapa town towards Lai Chau direction.
  5. Hang Tien – Fairy Cave: To get here, you have to take a boat from Bao Nhai (Bac Ha District) with 6 km journey up the river flowing through the ancient citadel Trung Do. You will come to Hang Tien – “Halong on the land of Sapa”.
  6. Coc San: Moving along the small road around 1 km on the 4D road, you will see completely unspoiled and mysterious scenery. You should hire a local person to guide to visit Coc San because of the difficult road to find this place.

Each tourist destination of Sapa offers activities and hobbies; for example in Ta Phin, you can bathe tobacco of the Red Dao, experience the feeling of adventure in O Quy Ho Pass, take pictures of yellow rice fields in Muong Hoa, go trekking in Ta Van, or discover culinary culture.

In short, Sapa has many beautiful places to visit. The guests can spend from 2 days to 4 days in Sapa to explore this area.

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