Sapa’s biggest attraction is its rice landscape, the Fansipan, and the ethnic minorities that inhabit these lands.One of the most beautiful landscapes is obtained from the top of Tram Ton Pass, about 1,900 meters.
The rice terraces , The most beautiful rice terraces are found in the Lao Chai, Ta Van, Y Linh Ho, Cat Cat and Ta Phin valleys, ( Vietnam ).
Seeing from a distance, the natural picture of the amazing terraced fields in Sapa gradually appeared with the fanciful beauty that attracted the tourists from all over the world. The terraced rice fields curl up into their vibrant colors every season of the year.
From spring to summer the plots are watered to prepare for the new crop. At this time, the surface of the terraced fields in Sapa shines, like a mirror reflecting when it is the deep blue of the mountains, once again the reddish brown color of the mother land with the silver thread of the embankment.
Lower, Sapa terraced fields change the shimmering turquoise color of the winding rice paddies from the foot to the top of the mountain. The pouring season is typical of the monsoon subtropical climate, starting a rice transplanting season, the enchanting beauty of terraced fields appearing around the majestic mountains of Sapa and Si Mai Cai , Bat Xat, Bac Ha.
Access : Coordinates: 22.35, 103.866667 / Sapa is 380km from the Vietnamese capital Ha Noi / By car : the new highway from Hanoi airport 5 hours of beautiful landscapes
By Train :
From Hanoi, take the Hanoi – Lao Cai fast train, depart at 21:15 at Hanoi station (available at 20:30) the next morning to Lao Cai city, the fare from 135,000 VND-person to VND 515,000-person, Then take the car to Sa Pa (about 30 km), the car of 16 seats is about 50,000 VND / person If you take a taxi from Ho Chi Minh City. Lao Cai to Sa Pa cost about VND 350,000./
By Coach :
From Hanoi, the bed is priced from 230,000 – 300,000 VND / ticket / way, departing from My Dinh, Luong Yen or Gia Lam bus stops (Hanoi) straight to Sapa after 8 – 9 hours. The earliest trips from 17:00.-From Ho Chi Minh City Vehicles departing from Eastern bus station, seats and the bed is priced from VND 550,000, including food and water. Car travel time is less than 60 hours because the car has to stop at meals so it will be longer than the train. /
By personal vehicle :
A 2-day trip to Sa Pa from Hanoi, a rental fee of 12-16 seats is 6,600,000 VND , including driving, fuel and tolls. Vehicles follow the new highway Hanoi – Lao Cai so the travel time is shortened to 5.5-6 hours.
Move around : Motorcycle taxis are also present. Guests can rent a motorbike for about 120,000 VND / car, not including gasoline to self-drive to visit places./Take a motorbike taxi, have to negotiate the price for about 100,000 VND for 4 – 5 locations close together.
Tour Highlights : When Is the Best Time to visit ? : The best month for the magnificent views of the Terraced rice fields in Sapa is definitely September.
Activities : Hiking along the villages of ethnic minorities in the valleys that surround Sapa / ethnic excursions / guided sightseeing / photo opportunities- photography trips / motorcycle adventure / Massage / Conquer Phan Si Pang summit /
Events – Festivals : February 8 Tet, Vietnamese New Year / April 30: Liberation Day / September 2: National Day / September 15: Mid-Autumn Festival
Nearby Attractions – Go next : Sapa ,the capital of the district / Hoang Lien National Park / Villages such as Thanh Kim, Nam Sai or Nam Cang